Oxford Profs Plan Launch of World's First Blockchain-Based, Decentralized University

By | June 14, 2018

Oxford Profs Plan Launch of World's First Blockchain-Based, Decentralized University A group of Oxford professors are seeking full-degree granting powers in the EU for the world’s first “blockchain university”, according to an email shared with Cointelegraph today, June 14. According to the team of academics behind Woolf Development, led by Joshua Broggi from the Faculty of Philosophy at… Read More »

Bain Study: If Implemented Right, Blockchain Will Dramatically Reduce Costs For Banks

By | June 14, 2018

Bain Study: If Implemented Right, Blockchain Will Dramatically Reduce Costs For Banks Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize transaction banking according to a study by major global management consultancy firm Bain & Company, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, June 14. According to Bain, “transaction banking revenues tend to be less volatile than other types of banking revenues,… Read More »

The EOS Blockchain Is Now Officially Live

By | June 14, 2018

The EOS Blockchain Is Now Officially Live The EOS blockchain is now live. At press time, the blockchain has received more than the 150 million votes needed to determine the individuals or entities that will maintain the distributed network, the world’s fifth largest by total value, thus ending a weeks-long process that had been among the most complex the evolving… Read More »

Ireland Aims to Become Blockchain Hub with New Initiative

By | June 14, 2018

Ireland Aims to Become Blockchain Hub with New Initiative The Irish government is seeking to promote the research and development of blockchain technology in the country, the Irish Times reported on June 11. The initiative is being led by IDA Ireland, a state agency charged with attracting foreign direct investment to the country. Dubbed Blockchain Ireland, the initiative will foster… Read More »

Bank of Canada: Blockchain Not More Effective Than Central Bank System ‘at This Time’

By | June 14, 2018

Bank of Canada: Blockchain Not More Effective Than Central Bank System ‘at This Time’ A Bank of Canada (BoC) official questioned the effectiveness and security of using blockchain tech for banking at a conference in South Korea today, June 14, according to local reports. As part of a presentation at the 2018 G20 Global Financial Stability Conference in… Read More »

EOS Blockchain Is Live

By | June 14, 2018

EOS Blockchain Is Live After prolonged uncertainty, the embattled blockchain platform is now active and ready to use. After months of testing and voting, one of the most anticipated blockchain launches of the year went live at 6 p.m. UTC on June 14. The blockchain platform some have dubbed the “Ethereum Killer” is intended to help improve blockchain… Read More »

Bethereum, a Decentralized, Blockchain-Powered Social Betting Platform Prepares to Bring Transparent and Fair Betting to the United States

By | June 14, 2018

Bethereum, a Decentralized, Blockchain-Powered Social Betting Platform Prepares to Bring Transparent and Fair Betting to the United States Hong Kong — June 2018 – Bethereum, the company introducing a blockchain-based solution to social betting, is  promoting a safe and transparent online platform that incorporates powerful gamification elements for a truly rewarding and empowering online betting experience. Bethereum’s technology provides… Read More »

Ripple: Banks Unlikely to Apply Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments in Near Future

By | June 13, 2018

Ripple: Banks Unlikely to Apply Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments in Near Future Ripple chief cryptographer David Schwartz claims that banks are unlikely to deploy blockchain to process international payments, citing low scalability and privacy problems, Reuters reports June 13. In an interview with Reuters, Schwartz argued that despite the fact that banks acknowledge blockchain technology’s potential in reducing… Read More »

Michigan Introduces Bill to Prosecute Persons Who ‘Falsely Alter’ Data on Blockchain

By | June 13, 2018

Michigan Introduces Bill to Prosecute Persons Who ‘Falsely Alter’ Data on Blockchain The Michigan state legislature has introduced two bills that classify modifying data on a blockchain as a crime, according to House Bills 6257 and 6258 submitted on the US legislative tracking service Legiscan June 12. HB 6257 says that any person who “falsely makes, alters, forges,… Read More »

Adblock Plus to Use Blockchain to Detect Fake News

By | June 13, 2018

Adblock Plus to Use Blockchain to Detect Fake News Adblock Plus developer eyeo GmbH will use blockchain technology in its browser extension Trusted News, TechCrunch reports June, 13. Trusted News has been launched in beta and so far is only available for Chrome. The project’s website states that the browser add-on labels fake news media while marking trustworthy… Read More »