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Apple Gearing Up For Cryptocurrency Apps With Cryptokit – An Article

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Crypto apps have multiplied so much in recent years that there are now thousands of apps available to solve different problems using blockchain technology. Theoretically, these apps should be better than the legacy systems because blockchain technology is faster, more efficient, private and secure. However, as a lot of apps are still in development and testing phases, their effectiveness hasn’t been thoroughly proven. This hasn’t stopped the blockchain community and some large corporations from seeing the potential use and benefits of these apps. Just last month, Facebook announced its new coin, one that would allow Whatsapp users to make payments using blockchain.…

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Identity is a Human Right – An Article

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Identity is at the core of everything that we understand about ourselves. And ultimately, it’s what makes us human. In today’s digital age, our identity is even more than that. It’s essential to accessing our accounts and personal data. It’s everything that we own, do, and share. Our digital identity is how we present ourselves to the world and how we interact with it, so it’s important that each of us has control over our own. But in its current state, identity is severely broken. Today, we’re constantly verifying our identities on every platform we use. And with each new…

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MONERO: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO XMR – An Article

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Monero (XMR) is a private decentralized digital currency that ensures the total anonymity of its users and the details of their transactions. It addresses the need to protect one’s identity when carrying out financial transactions and uses a series of cryptographic functions to guarantee this protection - privacy and vulnerability are common concerns with those who use digital assets. Monero, as well as its blockchain, can be downloaded on every popular operating system including Mac, Windows, and Linux. It is open source, so anyone can download it. Monero has a rich backstory that has seen it blossom from a shaky attempt at…

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TOP 5 CRYPTOCURRENCY PODCASTS TO LOOK INTO – An Article

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Podcasts are a great way to acquire information and learn about any subject, especially for those who don’t have the time or interest to read long articles and books all the time. Also, unlike reading, listening to podcasts allows a person to learn easily while multitasking. Content creators are recognizing this opportunity to get across to their audiences in a better way. According to FastCompany, there are more than 700,000 podcasts available and the number is growing rapidly. Cryptocurrency is a difficult topic to learn about due to how technical it is. It is also difficult to keep up with the blockchain…

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AMAZON’S RELATIONSHIP WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY – An Article

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Amazon has been active in the blockchain space for a significant amount of time. From its partnership with Kaleido to create enterprise-facing solutions to the recent launch of two new products (Amazon Quantum Ledger Database and Amazon Managed Blockchain), the firm is continuously on the move. Also in 2016, Amazon web services (AWS), partnered with Digital Currency Group (DCG), one of the largest investors in blockchain startups who has been able to raise funds from other institutional investors. Both corporations, in their partnerships with funded blockchain platforms, have continued to evolve, delving a little deeper into the cryptocurrency industry every day. DCG, hosts Genesis, an…

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TITANIUM BLOCKCHAIN: WHY IT FAILED – An Article

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On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against Titanium Blockchain, an Israeli start up in the middle of its ICO at the time. According to the SEC, the firm had violated the commission’s registration and anti-fraud regulations in the process of raising funding from investors. Charged with securities fraud, company founder, Michael Stollaire stands accused of falsifying information. Allegedly, the company was caught claiming false ties to large firms like Boeing, Disney, and PayPal. WHAT IS TITANIUM BLOCKCHAIN? According to their official website, Titanium Blockchain is a research, development and consulting company that…

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A NEW AGE FOR DIGITAL ADVERTISING WITH BLOCKCHAIN? – An Article

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Advertising has become an essential part of promoting any type of business available and even plays a role in driving the data market further. The world of advertising is worth billions of dollars and is on course to hit $120 billionby 2021 in the US. Every company, no matter what they offer, cannot function without reaching their target audience-- this is where advertising comes into the picture. Brands like Google live off consumer data which can be used to send targeted ads to the right audience. Unfortunately, there are several issues that make the process of reaching the right audience inefficient. Currently,…

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200 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NOW USE RIPPLE XRP

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Blockchain technology has garnered much attention over the last few years from both critics and advocates alike. Put simply, blockchains essentially provide a way for untrusted parties to decide on the state of a database without using an intermediary like a bank. And with global banking being a $134 trillion industry, blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology could disrupt some of the main services banks provide. These services include: Payments. With blockchains, payments can be distributed faster and with lower fees than banks.Clearance and Settlement Systems. Reduced operational costs can bring us one step closer to financial institutions conducting transactions in real…

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION AT U.S. UNIVERSITIES – An Article

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The amount of people who currently partake in cryptocurrency investment every day shows a rise in the blockchain revolution. It has been reported that trading tokens on platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum add more than 100,000 users each day. As the blockchain industry continues to achieve increased global popularity, more applications of the technology pertaining to several industries including finance, real estate, and even education continue to materialize. The ingress of these applications creates a considerable amount of jobs that need to be filled. To aid the foray of interested individuals in the field of blockchain tech, many American universities…

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Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2019 – An Article

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In 2018, the blockchain landscape was a mix of negative and positive events that were in equal parts hectic, eye-opening and indicative of future developments within the digital currency industry. From the beginning of the year, corporations, venture capitalists, investors, and regulators were locked in a mash of uncertainty. While some would take the year in all its gore and glory as a learning experience, others may have had a much bumpier ride. Several blockchain startups have also emerged in various industries with solutions to some of the biggest problems — from Bitpesa dealing with payment issues to VeChain assisting…

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