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Indian State Kerala to Put Milk and Fish Supply Chains on a Blockchain

The government of Kerala, a state in South India, is turning to blockchain tech to organize the supply chain process of everyday groceries. The new project will specifically look to streamline the supply chain networks – including distribution – of milk, vegetables, and fish in the state using blockchain technology, the Press Trust of India

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The ‘Central Bank for Central Banks’ Disses Cryptocurrencies in New Report

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which serves central banks in their efforts to promote monetary and financial stability, claims permissionless cryptocurrencies are not suited to serve as the basis of a monetary system, although the bank acknowledges there are niche areas where cryptocurrency can provide improved efficiencies. The bank also acknowledges the possibility of … Continued

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Bronx Biker Gang Members Charged in $2 Million Ether Kidnapping

Last year in November, 35 year old Louis Meza kidnapped his friend with the help of three gang members to steal the victim’s crypto holdings. In December 2017, Meza was charged with kidnapping and robbing the victim by Manhattan prosecutors. At that time, video footage of the incident was used to capture Meza, however, the rest

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Walmart Patents System for Accessing Medical Records Stored on a Blockchain

Big-box retailer Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that is designed to store a patient’s vital medical records in a blockchain database. The information can then be retrieved at the scene of an emergency when a patient is unresponsive and can’t communicate with first responders. To protect privacy the only medical information

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‘Selling Crypto Now Is Like Selling Apple in 2001’: eToro CEO

Ever since the arrival of Bitcoin, many people have predicted that “soon” all of the cryptocurrencies will crash. The trends in cryptocurrencies have been compared to global events such as tulipmania, the 1929 stock market crash and the dotcom bubble. However, even after the recent fall in crypto prices, the industry continues to attract new

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How to Scale Bitcoin? You’re Asking The Wrong Question

Hi there folks, hope you’re doing well. I know the market is kinda down and we’re all sad and remembering the good old days in December. It has been a pain to watch the charts these past couple of weeks, but lucky enough I’ve been busy reading about the early discussions around Bitcoin to take … Continued

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William Shatner Boldly Goes to Fight Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

A recent study estimated that mining Bitcoin consumes as much electricity as the Republic of Ireland. Hollywood actor William Shatner, who is best known as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is now involved in efforts aimed at pushing for renewable energy use in the mining of the flagship cryptocurrency. This, he argues, is good for … Continued

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Exclusive: US Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Talks Crypto

Races for Senate are usually relatively similar. There are a few candidates, some routine bickering, a few shocking allegations, and enough muckraking to make even progressive era journalists look like they were embellishing their subjects. Occasionally though, a wrench is thrown in and shakes up the entire election. This year that person was Austin Petersen. Political opinions … Continued

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Japanese Police Arrest 16 Individuals in Monero Cryptojacking Case: Report

Cryptojacking is the process of installing mining scripts or outright malicious malware onto computers of unsuspecting users to mine cryptocurrencies. The most popular among these is Coinhive, a javascript mining script installed on websites. Hackers have been installing Coinhive on websites with weak security to mine Monero. Since Monero is a privacy coin, it makes … Continued

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Brazilian Entrepreneur Creates Bitcoin-Powered Coffee Machine

Ricardo Reis, a Brazilian entrepreneur, has recently created a bitcoin-powered coffee machine, in an attempt to show the flagship cryptocurrency has various potential use cases as actual “programmable money.” A video of the coffee machine in action was initially shared with a BTC-focused group on Facebook, and made the rounds on social media. The machine

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Op-ed: Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize Global Healthcare Systems

Healthcare in developing parts of the world has remained below standard over a long period of time. The reasons for this can be related to system weaknesses in terms of leadership, governance, workforce, technology, finance among others. Traditional implementations in attempt to achieve lasting solutions to these problems have left the people going round in … Continued

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Aussie Crypto Exchange Blockbid Partners with Risk Management Giant LexisNexis

Melbourne-based crypto trading platform Blockbid has become the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world to introduce a new generation of risk management and identity verification technology developed in partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and ThreatMetrix. The partnership combines the 1.4 billion-strong identity database owned by ThreatMetrix with the LexisNexis database of potentially high risk identities

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