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Venezuelan Team Working on Bitcoin Mesh Network Based on Offline Radios

News A Venezuelan team is developing Locha, a decentralized mesh network that doesn’t rely on the internet to transact with Bitcoin (BTC). The system, based on radio waves, was born in response to frequent electricity and internet outages in Venezuela. Locha Mesh is an open-source project led by R..

Lenovo Using Eco-Friendly Methods to Help Run GoChain Blockchain

News Computer manufacturing giant Lenovo will help run the blockchain network for GoChain, a blockchain protocol startup. Lenovo will lend a hand to GoChain’s network, operating a signing node which “will be the first of its kind to be operated in a liquid immersion data center for cooling,” a Jan..

Mike Mayo of Wells Fargo Says ‘We Are Living in the Golden Decade of...

News Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo announced during a Dec. 30 CNBC news segment that “this is the golden decade of banks and technology.” Mayo explained that while the 1990’s had record bank consolidation (banking businesses merge with each other), systems were never integrated. He then explains t..

China: Former Central Bank Exec to Reportedly Head New Tech Regulation Division

News China’s securities regulator is reportedly setting up a tech division that will be headed by the former chief of the central bank’s digital currency initiative. Yao Qian, a former director of the Digital Currency Research Institute at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), will serve as director ..

ConsenSys CSO Seeks to Raise $50M for New Blockchain Investment Fund

News An executive at the Ethereum blockchain firm ConsenSys is launching a new blockchain-oriented investment firm, Aligned Capital. Sam Cassatt, the chief strategy officer (CSO) at ConsenSys, announced that the firm will be seeking to raise $50 million for its first fund in an announcement on Nov..

How Blockchain Disrupts Global Business | Sibos 2019

Video Blockchain technology is reshaping the face of our global financial system, and it goes far beyond cryptocurrencies alone. Since Bitcoin’s arrival, the conventional finance world has been intrigued by blockchain, Bitcoin’s underlying disruptive technology. Now we are seeing that intrigue bei..

How to Create Non-Fungible Assets and Collectible Tokens With Bitcoin Cash

On August 21, James Cramer, the developer behind the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), announced the launch of the Electron Cash SLP version 3.5. The latest release allows people to create a new type of SLP token called NFT1, a non-fungible token that can be grouped together by a single ID. The advanced..

Decentralized Prediction Markets: Gambling or a Window to the Future?

Expert Take Recently, there have been an increasing number of blockchain-based prediction markets (PMs) such as Augur, Bitcoin Hivemind, Amoveo, Gnosis, Cindicator, etc. PMs use the technology of smart contracts for bets on various issues. For example, one user could place $100 on President Donald..

Alcor Life Extension Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations

Alcor Life Extension Foundation has revealed the company is accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) donations. Alcor was convinced by Bitcoin.com’s executive chairman Roger Ver to add BCH acceptance, the same person who convinced Alcor to accept BTC payments via Bitpay back in 2014. The nonprofit organization ..

Social Network Memo Adds Decentralized SLP Token Exchange

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), a token creation system built on top of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network continues to mature as developers have released a number of third-party applications that support SLP tokens. Now the onchain, BCH-based social network Memo.cash has implemented an SLP token exch..

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