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SpeedyChain – Blockchain for smart cities

By | 2018-07-14T17:58:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|

A smart city will use millions to billions of teraBytes of data. There will be information and communication technology to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and improve the efficiency of urban services such as utilities, energy, and transportation. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are an integral part of smart cities. ITS use sensing, communication, [...]

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Russian Hacking indictments charge cyberhacking with malware and payments with bitcoin

By | 2018-07-13T16:57:56+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: cryptocurrency, world|Tags: , , , |

Twelve Russian nationals have been indicted for committing federal crimes that were intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. All twelve defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian Federation intelligence agency within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian military. These GRU officers tried to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic [...]

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China shutdown cryptotrading but investors still access trading

By | 2018-07-11T06:37:33+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , |

China’s central bank says the buying and selling of bitcoin in RMB has fallen from a peak of 90% of the world’s total to less than 1% since September 2017. In February 2018, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) issued a statement that it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO [...]

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IBM will use Stellar to digitize Australian government

By | 2018-07-10T05:44:15+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, world|Tags: , , |

IBM has a US$740 million (A$1 billion) contract with the Australian government to power everything from hardware and cloud services to AI, quantum computing and blockchain research. Australia wants more self-service, automation and digitization to Australia's government services. There will be joint programs in cybersecurity, enhancements to existing contracts with several agencies and the deployment of [...]

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Coinbase or Binance are the two leading cryptocurrency exchanges

By | 2018-07-10T00:30:18+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , |

Coinbase is best for beginners and allows you to use your bank account, credit card or PayPal to purchase major cryptocurrencies. Binance lets you trade up to 300 different coins and the fees are far lower than Coinbase. If you want to get involved in Ripple, Stellar or many of the other coins, then Binance is [...]

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Carnival of Space 568 – planning for a trillion years – humanity should move to Virgo Cluster

By | 2018-07-04T00:34:58+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: world|Tags: , , |

Maybe 30-60% chance we are alone in the Universe 1. Universe Today - New Model Predicts That We’re Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe When they combined these uncertainties, rather than the guesswork that often go into the Fermi Paradox, Sandberg, Drexler and Ord got a distribution as a result. Naturally, this resulted [...]

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Carnival of Space 564

By | 2018-06-05T07:16:46+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: technology, world|Tags: , |

1. Blasting News - Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has saved ‘The Expanse’ 2. Blasting News - Alan Bean explored the moon and then told the story in paint 3. Blasting News - Jeff Bezos made another announcement at ISDC 4. The Hill - Guess who’s unhappy about Elon Musk’s SpaceX 5. Blasting News - Bill Nelson touts [...]

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BMW piloting blocking tracking of mileage for leased cars

By | 2018-05-08T14:52:00+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, ico, world|Tags: , , , |

BMW is piloting a blockchain platform to track mileage in leased vehicles through its startup innovation program. The effort is being carried out in partnership with blockchain startup DOVU - one of five startups to work with BMW Group UK as part of the company's Innovation Lab, first unveiled back in February. Specifically, DOVU developed a [...]

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Goldman starting Bitcoin trading desk and Coinbase expecting double the trading volume in coming months

By | 2018-05-05T17:36:39+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, world|

Goldman Sachs is preparing a Bitcoin trading desk. Goldman has concluded that Bitcoin is not a fraud and does not have the characteristics of a currency. But a number of clients wanted to hold it as a valuable commodity, similar to gold, given the limited quantity of Bitcoin that can ever be “mined” in a complex, [...]

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Mobilecoin will try to integrate crypto with mobile payments

By | 2018-05-03T23:55:14+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

Mobile payments are currently mainly dominant in China and Asia. To get a sense of how pervasive mobile payments have become in China, consider that on the eve of this year’s Spring Festival, 668 million people on Tencent Holding’s WeChat app sent virtual hongbao – digital red packets containing money – to friends and family as [...]

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SpaceX Starlink satellite network would benefit distributed Bitcoin systems

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:41+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , |

Mesh network should allow Bitcoin nodes to route around controls by any one government or other types of blockages, making them ideal for use with Bitcoin. Spacex confirms that their new, space-based infrastructure for the internet would be a type of mesh network, offering accessibility and resilience that Bitcoin users are looking for. SpaceX has received [...]

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NASA funds blockchain tech to improve space communication

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , , |

NASA awarded a grant of $330,000 USD to the University of Akron towards the research of blockchain technology to improve space communication. Researchers at the university are developing a Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP) for space exploration. They will use blockchain to design a secure and decentralized infrastructure for processing the massive data for space [...]

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