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ANZ, IBM Develop a Blockchain Insurance Solution in New Zealand
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ANZ, IBM Develop a Blockchain Insurance Solution in New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest bank ANZ, with tech partner IBM, has successfully developed a blockchain solution that will serve as a ‘single source of truth’ for insurance companies and brokers. The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has concluded a succ...
Singapore Initiative Expedites Blockchain Patent Approval Process
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Singapore Initiative Expedites Blockchain Patent Approval Process

Fintech companies in Singapore will have patents approved faster thanks to an expedited patent application-to-grant process initiative announced by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Patents will be granted in as soon as six months, compared...
Security for the Blockchain: Exclusive Interview with Trail of Bits Founder and CEO Dan Guido
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Security for the Blockchain: Exclusive Interview with Trail of Bits Founder and CEO Dan Guido

Too often, we’ve made incorrect assumptions about our security. Fraudulent charges are covered by our credit card protections, while the FDIC protects our bank accounts. When the entire financial system collapsed mostly due to the subprime mortgage lending ind...
Wisconsin Mulls Allowing Bitcoin Donations for Political Campaigns
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Wisconsin Mulls Allowing Bitcoin Donations for Political Campaigns

Ethics officials in the U.S. state of Wisconsin are divided on whether to allow political campaigns to accept campaign donations in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. If Wisconsin approves the move, it will join Montana, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. federal...
China Pins Hopes On Blockchain Technology For Government Audits
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China Pins Hopes On Blockchain Technology For Government Audits

The National Audit of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s supreme audit institution, is pinning high hopes on blockchain technology as a way to improve government auditing functions, according to a statement posted April 24. An article titled “Som...
Batavia, UBS and IBM’s Joint Platform, Completes First Live Trade
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Batavia, UBS and IBM’s Joint Platform, Completes First Live Trade

Batavia, a blockchain trade finance platform, has successfully completed its first live corporate cross-border transaction. The platform is a joint venture between tech giant IBM and leading banks including Swiss bank UBS, European financial services firm Erst...
DAOs, DApps, and Stacks: A Decentralized Governance System
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DAOs, DApps, and Stacks: A Decentralized Governance System

The human body is a decentralized structure made of organs, sub-organs and sub-sub-organs, all the way to the cells, which themselves have their internal structure. The functionality of the body is pretty decentralized and no cell instructs other cells on what...
Chinese Police Arrest Founders of Alleged $13 Million Blockchain Pyramid Scheme
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Chinese Police Arrest Founders of Alleged $13 Million Blockchain Pyramid Scheme

China’s local newspaper has reported that Xi’an police has successfully arrested people involved in a pyramid scheme purporting to be a blockchain platform. The suspects created the “DBTC” platform and made it available for users from Mar. 28 to Apr. 15 this y...
Google’s Elite Form a Blockchain Community
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Google’s Elite Form a Blockchain Community

Google and the blockchain haven’t exactly been the best of friends. While Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has emerged as one of the biggest corporate investors in blockchain startups, Google and YouTube have clamped down on crypto ads, and this is all most ...
Is There No End to Blockchain’s Capabilities?
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Is There No End to Blockchain’s Capabilities?

We hear about new uses for blockchains every single day. The technology is so darn versatile that it won’t be long before it’s making your morning coffee and looking after your kids. Or maybe that’s AI. Whatever. The point is that considering the possibilities...