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A documentary film that profiles distributed ledger technology and counts an Ethereum co-founder as one of its executive producers had its theatrical release on October 26 in New York. Written and directed by Alex Winter, Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain, runs for 84 minutes and covers subjects ranging from the history of Bitcoin to the promising use cases...
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People’s Daily Publishing House, led by the Chinese Community party, has published a book on blockchain technology titled Blockchain – A Guide for Officials, which will cover all aspects of the new technology and serve as a guide for bureaucrats. The news was first reported by local media outlet People’s Network. The book provides details of distributed ledger technology‘s...
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Decentraland, a decentralized user-owned virtual world on the Ethereum blockchain, plans to invest $5 million to fund blockchain gaming projects built on the Decentraland platform. To this end, it created the Genesis Content Program, through which gaming developers can submit proposals for “blockchain games” and “interactive experiences” that can be built on Decentraland. In a Medium...
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South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT will promote the training of blockchain technology as part of an effort to prepare young people for what it calls the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Blockchain technology is included in courses that have recently been announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT. The Ministry of Science and ICT believes the country faces...
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Professional services firm Accenture has filed a patent which seeks to enhance the speed and security of transactions on blockchains using patented hardware. Besides accelerating the software processes the technology described in the patent titled ‘Hardware Blockchain Acceleration’ will also improve the security of the applications supporting the transaction chains. Per Accenture, the need for the technology is driven...
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When it comes mining Bitcoin or any other digital currency, the goal is to keep operational and energy costs to a minimum to ensure maximum profitability. Up until recently, that need for optimal energy costs has sent a good deal of  mining to China, where electricity is subsidized and cheap. However, most of these facilities...
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South Korea’s primary financial watchdog has backed the use of blockchain technology as the core infrastructure for trading stocks in the country. First reported by domestic news publication Korea Joongang Daily, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has advocated the use of blockchain for stock trading in a report focused on the subject released on Thursday. In...
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Developing blockchain solutions for enterprise clients just got easier for Google Cloud users, thanks to a collaboration between the computing giant and a distributed ledger technology (DLT) startup led by former JPMorgan executive Blythe Masters. Announced on Monday, the partnership will see Digital Asset provide a software development kit (SDK) to developers working on Google Cloud, enabling...
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American investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase is pursuing a patent for a distributed system that uses blockchain technology to issue virtual depository receipts that sound suspiciously like initial coin offering (ICO) tokens. JPMorgan Wants to Host IPOs on a Blockchain The patent application, filed by JPMorgan in January and published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark...
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Tech giant Oracle has formally launched its much-anticipated blockchain service, and many global organizations have already jumped aboard the platform. News of Oracle’s new blockchain platform first came to light in May, as reported by CCN. At the time, Thomas Kurin, Oracle’s president of product development, mentioned how this upcoming platform would be integrated with...
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