PayPal Launches Blockchain-Based Innovation Reward System for Employees

  Major global online payments system PayPal has launched a blockchain-based reward system for its employees. Financial news channel Cheddar reported on the platform launch Thursday, Dec. 6, citing PayPal's director of innovation Michael Todasco. According to Cheddar, the program was prepared by PayPal's innovation team, which is based in San ...
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Facebook Recruiting Blockchain Experts, Looking to Expand Team

  Facebook has recently opened several new blockchain positions on Facebook Careers . The social media titan is looking to hire a marketing specialist, three blockchain engineers, and a blockchain data scientist. According to the information in the job description, facebook is looking to expand its recently-launched blockchain team: "At Facebo...
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IBM Partners with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Blockchain Supply Chain System

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully collaborated with IBM to pilot a blockchain supply chain system, according to an ADNOC press release published on Dec. 9. The release notes that ADNOC — a state-owned oil company in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) — is reportedly among the world's leading energy and petrochemical groups, ...
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Amazon Has Launched a New Service for Building Blockchains

  Tech giant Amazon is launching a blockchain service to help clients develop blockchain networks without incurring the costs of creating their own platform. Announced Wednesday at Amazon's re:Invent conference, the Amazon Managed Blockchain platform "is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networ...
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How Blockchain Needs Regulation to Mature

Blockchains and their cryptocurrencies are energetically following a path similar to other major leaps in technology that have come before it. Like automobiles, electricity, or the world wide web, the technology and communities behind blockchain tech are growing and innovating far ahead of existing regulations or social safety nets. On one hand, re...
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IBM Patents Blockchain Based System To Save Players From Dangers Of Augmented Reality Games

  Have you ever walked into a wall while playing a video game on your phone? Or have you ever found one of your legs in a gutter while trying to shoot zombies in a game? Well, if you are a hardcore gamer, then chances are, you have. Good news for all the gamers, a new system may soon be in the works, that will protect gamers from entering phys...
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Introducing SteemPress beta, a wordpress plugin for steem

  If you've been following @fredrikaa and I, you've probably seen that we are working on a wordpress plugin for steem. Well, it's time for me to show you the code and share some more details. The need for a wordpress plugin First of all, why do we need this? Steemit.com is already providing a site for bloggers and adoption is growing fast. How...
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Visa joins hands with IBM ahead of Visa B2B Connect launch

Visa has announced that it will join hands with IBM ahead of the launch of its new payments program, B2B connect, according to a press release . Visa B2B Connect focuses on providing the financial institutions with fast and secure cross-border payments. The platform is based on a private blockchain architecture which is run by Visa Inc. The partner...
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World Bank President Now Believes That The Blockchain Has “Huge Potential”

The president of the world bank group Jim Yong Kim has expressed his view that blockchain technology has "huge potential" and that the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies. Kim's remarks came at the international monetary fund (IMF) and the world bank's annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Kim spoke of the importance of addressing pover...
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Venture Capital Firms Rush into Blockchain, Investing Way More Than in 2017: Diar Study

 Now that ICOs are becoming less popular, according to some experts, venture capitalists keep investing in Blockchain-oriented companies — funding them directly, a new Diar report claims. Boost of 'business angels' investment A recent report by Diar says that almost $4 bln of VC investment came to Blockchain startups during Q1-Q3 of 2018. Appa...
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Walmart to use blockchain to track their leafy greens

  Walmart uses blockchain technology to improve the shopping experience for their customers via blockchain. Walmart has implemented a blockchain system, designed by IBM, to ensure that their lettuce/ other leafy greens, is free of any bacteria when it reaches the store floor. The way they are accomplishing this is by telling their suppliers of...
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U.S. Lawmaker Introduces 3 Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology to Congress

  United States Congressman Tom Emmer , who just recently got named to co-chair the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, announced on Friday that he will be introducing three pro-blockchain bills to Congress with the aim of aim of supporting cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption in the U.S. The three bills are titled "Resolution Suppor...
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Five of the biggest venture capital firms investing in blockchain

Venture capital firms aren't well known for their business with blockchain, but this is slowly changing with more and more firms looking into investing in blockchain-related funds. In this, we explore five of the notable VC firms who are diving into the world of cryptocurrency. Venture Capital (VC) firms have not been as quick as other organization...
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IBM and Hu-manity.co Join Hands to Manage Blockchain-based Property Rights for Personal Data

Hu-manity aims at establishing transparent data-sharing between individuals and corporations. Hu-manity's global consent ledger gives users absolute control over individual data. With the growing number of internet users across the globe, data transparency remains as one of the biggest issues today! Online businesses and websites usually have a cen...
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Microsoft's Two New Patents Fuse Blockchain Tech With Trusted Computing Techniques

Two new patents from Microsoft reveal that the tech giant is looking to bolster its blockchain solutions with the use of trusted execution environments (TEEs), according to two filings published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 9. Both applications outline how the use of TEEs could further improve security within a consortium ...
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Volkswagen Group Confirm They Will Put Blockchains On The Road

Volkswagen are becoming a popular name in the blockchain and crypto community. It is no secret that the car manufacturing giants ahed partnered with IOTA , and are researching blockchain and how it can be utilised to benefit both vehicles and the roads in general. Volkswagen (VW) confirmed earlier in the year that they are now working directly with...
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World Bank Mandates Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Issue Bond Using Blockchain Tech

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the largest bank in the country, has been mandated by the World Bank to arrange a bond issue exclusively on a blockchain , according to a press release Aug. 10. CBA will reportedly arrange the first bond globally to be "created, allocated, transferred, and managed using blockchain technology." The Blockchain Of...
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94 Companies Join IBM and Maersk's Blockchain Supply Chain

  IBM and shipping giant Maersk have recruited a sturdy crew for their global trade blockchain platform. Revealed Wednesday, the companies have already signed up 94 firms for the platform since it was spun off from Maersk in January. They have also finally given it a name: TradeLens. Leveraging Maersk's leviathan-like scale, TradeLens has attr...
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Swiss Bank Maerki Baumann to Become Second in Country to Accept Cryptocurrency Assets

  The Maerki Baumann private bank will become the second Swiss bank to accept cryptocurrency assets, financial news outlet International Investment reports August 6. The private Zurich bank has decided to accept crypto assets from payments received for services rendered, as well as those earned from crypto mining, as a response to new market d...
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South Korean Biotech Firm to Use Blockchain for Genomic Big Data Ecosystem

  Public South Korean biotech enterprise Macrogen, the country's leading gene sequencing service provider, is developing a genomic big data blockchain -based platform together with local tech firm Bigster, according to an August 6 press release . The new partnership will leverage blockchain tech to create a medical big data ecosystem that woul...
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