Could someone explain all these stories on Coindesk regarding blockchain. (reddit.com)

Every day on Coindesk there are stories about blockchain companies doing this and that, getting VC funding etc. When they say blockchain are they talking about bitcoin blockchain? I know there’s a permissioned blockchain called R3 and ethereum blockchain but when it’s those blockchains Coindesk specifies those particular ones. What about all the other stories that don’t name a specific blockchain. Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question.

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US Military Seeks Its Own Secure Blockchain Messaging System

Secured messaging has become crucially important. Blackberry used to be known for it, but the user needed their hardware. WhatsApp is more functional, but still requires a centralized, fallible infrastructure. Enter blockchain and DARPA… If you were to look up Topic # SB162-004 SBIR/ STTR Web Portal (I do not know why you ever would…) you find […]

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Report: Blockchain Firm R3 Seeks $200 Million from Big Bank Backers

The private consortium led by R3, partnered by 42 of the world’s biggest banks is reportedly looking to raise up to $ 200 million from members in return for equity on a new product that will run blockchain-enabled solutions for the financial industry. In a report by Financial News, New York-based private blockchain consortium R3 is […]

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Tax Software Provider Alavara Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain Technology

Alavara, a Seattle, Wash.-based provider of tax compliance automation for businesses that has already embraced bitcoin in its tax compliance engine, announced plans to explore blockchain technology during its conference in New Orleans Wednesday, according to Accounting Today. Peter Horadan, executive vice president of engineering, compared blockchain to cell phones. He said it can be adapted […]

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