Tag: blockchain

Vitalik Future of Blockchain

Fireside Chat at Berkeley: Vitalik Buterin Weighs in on Future of Blockchain

Vitalik Buterin has been one of the most influential minds in blockchain technology. Last week he met with Jason Hsu at a fireside chat hosted by Blockchain at Berkeley, a student organization, Origin, and Steve Chen. The downdraft in prices...

/ August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments
China Blockchain Primer

Attitudes Changing as Chinese Communist Party Releases Blockchain Primer

It looks like China's stance on blockchain has come full circle. As crypto prices soared last year, the Chinese state-run media machine was going full blast against anything related to cryptos. Blockchain was on their hitlist, but now it appears...

/ August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments
Blockchain Agriculture

Blockchain & Agriculture: A Look at the Issues & Projects Aiming to Solve Them

In 2017, Frank Yiannas, VP of food safety for Walmart, bought a package of mangoes from one of their stores, brought it back to HQ, and told his team to find out where it came from. It took them over...

/ August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
Facebook Blockchain

Facebook May be on The Verge of Blockchain Payments Platform

Last week Facebook's lead blockchain player left the board at Coinbase. David Marcus had been on the board since last December, and has left to avoid a conflict of interest. They have been very cagey about their intentions in the...

/ August 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Macrogen Develops Blockchain Platform to Share Genetic Data

The rapid advances in genetic sequencing have opened up new opportunities for numerous companies. Blockchain could be the technology that allows genetic information to be shared securely across the planet. South Korean firm Macrogen recently announced that they would be...

/ August 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is the US Falling Behind in Global Blockchain Development?

In a recent piece by Anja Manuel and Leo Carter that was published on Business Insider UK, the pair suggested that the USA needs to develop a comprehensive strategy to address blockchain development. The reasons cited varied, but the overall...

/ August 7, 2018 / 1 Comment
Blockchain Data Security

Protecting Your Data: Blockchain Offerings Tackling Data Security

By now it is almost universally accepted that when a person's digital personal data is stored by a third-party, it could easily be compromised. Not only are hackers looking for poorly guarded personal information to steal, big companies like Facebook...

/ August 3, 2018 / 2 Comments
Token Curated Registries

What Are Token Curated Registries? List Curation Using The “Wisdom of the Crowd”

People love lists. They represent a simple and efficient format for organizing data that is conveniently aligned with our ever decreasing attention spans as we are flooded with information on a daily basis. Traditional lists of higher quality are typically...

/ August 1, 2018 / 0 Comments
CFA Exam

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Added to the CFA Institute’s “Most Brutal Exam” in the World

It may not have come with pomp and color, but cryptocurrencies are clearly making it to Wall Street. Or as Stephen Horan puts it, it might just have ‘officially arrived at Wall Street’, with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) institute...

/ July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hong Kong HKMA Works With Ping An to Create Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), which is more or less the central bank for Hong Kong, just made a very interesting move. They announced they would be working with a group of the world's largest banks, in conjunction with...

/ July 17, 2018 / 1 Comment