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Blockchain Basics 21 – The Comeback of Diamonds and Gold

Blockchain Raising the Gold Standard Due Dilligence for Precious Gems & Metals Following a steep decline in sales during the United State’s longest recession, diamonds and gold are making a comeback. There has been a particular loss of confidence among Millennials. Persistent challenges include competition from other luxury goods and …

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Bảo Lộc – Mở mắt thấy thiên đường

Cao nguyên Lâm Viên ôm trọn hai thành phố thuộc tỉnh Lâm Đồng là Đà Lạt và Bảo Lộc, mang lại cho hai thành phố này những nét đẹp vừa tương đồng vừa khác biệt Khi nói về Bảo Lộc, không ai là không biết đến trà, cà phê Bảo …

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Blockchain Basics 20 – Save Our Rainforests With Blockchain

Protecting the Planet With Blockchain Rainforests are Vital Resources Managing and verifying any product is usually reliant on documents that could fall prey to manipulation. Or we use digital tracking methods we call “Chain of Custody” systems. As highlighted in a previous PURA segment, “Blockchain and the Future of Mobility,” …

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Crypto Token Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (and That’s OK)

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. In February 2014, when growing interest in bitcoin spawned the …

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CFTC Fines Bitcoin Trader $1.1 Million for Crypto Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has jailed a bitcoin trader and fined him over $1 million for running a fraudulent bitcoin and litecoin scheme. According to a press release issued Friday by the CFTC, the trader, Arizona resident Joseph Kim, admitted to defrauding investors of hundreds of thousands …

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Japanese Firms Claim Success in Marine Insurance Blockchain Trial

One of Japan’s largest insurance companies, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, and IT firm NTT DATA have completed a trial that put the paperwork for marine cargo insurance claims on a blockchain. Tokio Marine & Nichido said in a press releaseWednesday that its blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) had seen participation …

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Accenture Puts Software License Management on a Blockchain Platform

Global professional services giant Accenture has rolled out a new software license management application built with tech from distributed ledger startup Digital Asset. Accenture announced in a press release Monday that the blockchain-based application uses Digital Asset’s smart contract language, DAML, and is aimed to simplify how its software licenses …

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Singapore’s Central Bank, SGX Develop Blockchain Settlement System

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the country’s stock exchange, Singapore Exchange (SGX), have developed a settlement system for tokenized assets that can work across different blockchains. Announced by the nation’s Ministry of Communications and Information in a press release on Sunday, the newly completed delivery versus payment (DvP) …

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Combined Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ripple Moves to Federal Court

An ongoing legal battle between XRP investors and payments startup Ripple is entering its next phase. Attorneys for Ripple Labs and its affiliated defendants filed to move a consolidated class-action lawsuit from its previous venue at the San Mateo Superior Court to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, …

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Bitcoin Teases Bull Move After Defense of Key Price Support

Bitcoin could be in for a recovery rally, having defended a key support level over the weekend. The leading cryptocurrency has been looking bearish over the last week. It suffered an ascending channel breakdown on Nov. 7, suggesting a temporary top had been created at $6,540, while the moving averages …

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