Facebook still won’t let you advertise for cryptocurrencies, exchanges, binaries, or ICOs without prior approval.
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Starting this year, graduates from 18 educational institutions in Singapore will receive digital certificates that are verifiable on the blockchain. Apart from helping employers weed out doctored certificates, OpenCerts could lead to efficiency gains, better security, and cost savings.
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Microsoft didn’t rush to bring blockchain technology to its Azure cloud computing platform, but over the course of the last year, it started to pick up the pace with the launch of its blockchain development kit and the Azure Blockchain Workbench.
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The antitrust argument that says big tech needs breaking up to stop platforms abusing competition and consumers in a two-faced role as seller and (manipulative) marketplace may only just be getting going on a mainstream political stage — but startups have been at the coal face of the fight against
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International banking giant HSBC settled $250 billion of forex trades using blockchain technology in 2018. The company has revealed the figure in a press release quoted by the Financial Times (FT) Jan. 14.
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In an effort to demonstrate there are actual uses for blockchain technology, global professional services biz EY and Microsoft have teamed up to offer companies a way to manage rights and royalties.
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For foreign cloud providers, entering China’s market is often more trouble than it’s worth. Not only are overseas firms required to form joint ventures with local companies, but they’re also prohibited from owning or operating certain types of cloud tech and hardware.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Floyd Mayweather, perhaps the greatest boxer of his generation, is not shy about using social media to display the wealth that his years of prize fighting have won him. On Facebook, you can find videos of Mr. Mayweather draped in diamond chains.
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CoinDesk Research’s Q2 2017 State of Blockchain report summarizes key trends, data and events in the public and enterprise blockchain sectors in the second quarter of 2017. Click here to view the slides in your browser.
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Photo credit: 401(K) 2012. A few decades ago, Asia’s billionaires made their fortunes through industries like petrochemicals, steel, and tobacco. Now some of those tycoons are eyeing startups for investment opportunities.
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A controversial solution to a massive theft in the world of cryptocurrencies was implemented on Wednesday. If it works, it will see tens of millions returned to the original owners, but doing so may harm the reputation of the platform on which that currency was created.
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Robert Sauchelli doesn’t have a solar panel, but he’s all for the idea — before he retired, he devoted 21 years to energy efficiency work at the Environmental Protection Agency. To show his support, Sauchelli has been paying an extra 7.
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While the UK and the world grapple with the implications of last week’s vote, a technological revolution is quietly unfolding that offers a glimmer of hope, not just to Britain, but also to Europe as a whole. We’re not talking about the social web, cloud computing or artificial intelligence.
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Giant online content platforms, such as Netflix and YouTube, currently dominate the content landscape, providing large quantities of easily accessible content for very cheap (or free plus advertisements).
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I’ve been reading this weekend. It was written by AVC community member William Mougayar. This book started out as a Kickstarter project which I blogged about at the time. If you backed that project you will get a copy of this book. If not, you might want to get a copy on Amazon.
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Circle, an international peer-to-peer payments company using the Bitcoin blockchain or network, is betting big on China.
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Starting next September, some logistics companies in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia will begin outfitting shipping containers with a soda-can-size device that will beam out the cargo’s location, how much it’s vibrating as it travels, and its ambient temperature.
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New York-based Mediachain has become the latest blockchain startup to join the portfolios of VC heavyweights Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. The two firms announced today that they led a $1.5m seed round for the digital media startup.
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