Kenya’s Government Task Force to Explore Blockchains for Land and Education (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Private companies, as well as national and local governments, have all caught media attention for announcing some kind of investigation or at least interest in the blockchain. Of course, one of the most notorious examples of this was Long Island Iced Tea Corporation’s pivot to Long Island Blockchain Corporation.On February 28, 2018, the Kenyan government announced it will appoint a task force to explore the use of distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence over the course of a…

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The European Commission Loves Blockchain’s Transparency – Except for When It Doesn’t (news.bitcoin.com)

Government officials can’t seem to make their minds up about bitcoin. Politicians like the underlying technology, they are prone to insist, but aren’t sure about the cryptocurrency itself, which is used by criminals to launder money, they reiterate. In as many weeks, European Commission-affiliated groups have issued two seemingly contradictory statements on the matter. Either bitcoin and its accompanying blockchain are tools for money laundering or they are tools for providing

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Swedish Company Cryex that Tried to Build Blockchains for Banks is Being Bought Out (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryex, a company that intended to build blockchains for banks, is being sold off for bottom dollar. The business started to face difficult economic times, according to a news piece published today in Swedish media. The Swedish-based bitcoin exchange Safello are buying in exchange for shares, no cash involved, according to reports. Cryex

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Op Ed: Three Technical Requirements to Connect Blockchains Without a Token (bitcoinmagazine.com)

In my last post, I was talking about how connecting all blockchains is the final stepping stone for mass-crypto adoption. Here I want to outline the technical building blocks with which this idea can be implemented.Since I see a lot of downsides to having one large uber-blockchain connecting all others, I will focus on a token-LESS solution. This would have several advantages:No…

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Op Ed:Why Connecting All the Blockchains Is the Final Step for Mass Adoption (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Since the start of Bitcoin in January 2009, we have seen the introduction of a multitude of blockchains across all kinds of areas and financial markets. Today, we can count hundreds of public blockchains that amount to a total market cap of almost $ 100 billion, excluding many more private blockchain installations.Last year, we saw the emergence of precious metal-backed tokens and derivatives, entirely new asset classes representing entire ecosystems and even ETF tokens to invest into other…

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