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Google’s Open Source Data Transfer Project Promises Portability
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Google’s Open Source Data Transfer Project Promises Portability

It’s an impressive step forward but seems to ignore the major concerns of the last few years: privacy and security. One proposed advantage of blockchain technology is the opportunity for consumers to privately control their own data. That's an immensely powerf...
Ethereum Payment Channel Raiden Launches New Testnet
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Ethereum Payment Channel Raiden Launches New Testnet

Yesterday, blockchain scaling solution Raiden announced the launch of a new testnet, the final stage prior to the planned summer release of its mainnet. Nearly two years after the release of its first proof of concept, the Ethereumpayment channel Raiden...
UK Law Commission To Start Research Into ‘Smart Contracts’
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UK Law Commission To Start Research Into ‘Smart Contracts’

The legal research body’s recent report includes plans to study executable distributed code contracts. Published on July 19, the UK Law Commission's 2017-2018 Annual Reportdetails the authority's work throughout the year and its various recommendations ...
This Silicon Valley-Backed Blockchain Startup Wants to Become the Wikipedia of Data
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This Silicon Valley-Backed Blockchain Startup Wants to Become the Wikipedia of Data

DIRT, a blockchain startup that plans to develop a trusted platform for structured data, has raised $3 million in a seed funding round. The San Francisco-based company said investment firms that participated in the round include General Catalyst, Greylock Part...
JPMorgan Wants to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens
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JPMorgan Wants to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens

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 ...
‘World’s First’ Trade Blockchain Launches in Singapore to Link China and ASEAN Nations
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‘World’s First’ Trade Blockchain Launches in Singapore to Link China and ASEAN Nations

A Singapore-based e-government service provider – notably owned by a government body and a port operator – has launched a blockchain platform focused on cross-border trade between ASEAN nations and China. Singapore-based CrimsonLogic, an e-government soluti...
Dala Adds Stellar Blockchain to Ecosystem, Reveals Multi-Chain Strategy
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Dala Adds Stellar Blockchain to Ecosystem, Reveals Multi-Chain Strategy

Dala has officially announced a new multi-chain strategy that will include Stellar, the technology behind the seventh largest cryptocurrency (lumens) by market cap. Dala is looking to create the most decentralized financial system available by bring together t...
New Zealand Bank Shares Belief in Blockchain
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New Zealand Bank Shares Belief in Blockchain

SBS Bank in New Zealand seems to be considering using blockchain technology as a way to provide an improved user experience for their clients. While some financial institutions are vehemently denying their customers’ interest in cryptocurrencies, New Ze...
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance To Open Regional Office In Japan
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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance To Open Regional Office In Japan

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced on July 19 that it would be opening its first regional office in Japan. The consortium has appointed Kazuaki Ishiguro as the EEA's regional head. Executive Director Ron Resnick told ETHNews about the move and th...