Why Ford Believes Blockchain Can Help Fight Child Labor

Automotive giant Ford has entered a partnership with IBM, Huayou Cobalt, and LG Chem to build a blockchain platform to monitor the supply of cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of an attempt to ensure that child labor does not make up any part of its supply chain. Ford & IBM Partner

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€2 850 000 000 000 (two trillion eight hundred fifty billion!) has been printed out since 2015 by European central bank in order to help sustain EU economy.

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Help spread Lightning Adoption by using the LNtipbot. It works great.

The Bitcoin Lighting network has been up and running on mainnet for almost a year. There are over 16000 lightning channels open today. (https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/lightning-network?orgId=1).

Have you tried it?

Some people are too lazy to give it a try. Give them an incentive by sending some bitcoin over the Lightning Network using the lntipbot.

You can find instructions here;

https://www.reddit.com/r/lntipbot/wiki/index

The more people giving tips the more likely someone is to setup a LN wallet and join the network – Either as a way to withdraw or to add to their balance and pass on the favor.

There are over 1 million r/bitcoin subscribers. If only 10% were encouraged to open a lighting channel the network would grow substantially.

These type of micro transactions are the perfect use case for Lighting. [Near] free and instant medium of exchange.

If your interested in setting up a Lightning wallet, but don't have much technical knowledge (like me) try the Bitcoin Lighting App for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightning.walletapp&hl=en_US).

This app supports sending and receiving Lighting payments. Receiving requires some spare capacity in a channel.

It would be awesome if we could get this implemented on some other crypto subs to help spread awareness.

thanks u/drmoore718 for the great work.

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Adoption! A Big Venezuelan deparment store chain started accepting crypto as payment! Thanks to your donations I bought with $260 in BTC over 800+ items (school supplies and clothing) to be donated here in Venezuela to kids in need! Real Adoption and Real Help!

Adoption! A Big Venezuelan deparment store chain started accepting crypto as payment! Thanks to your donations I bought with $  260 in BTC over 800+ items (school supplies and clothing) to be donated here in Venezuela to kids in need! Real Adoption and Real Help! submitted by /u/ImViTo
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Bitcoin’s White Paper Is Not a Bible – Stop Worshipping It – Samson Mow attempts to remind us the original post to the cypherpunk mail-list was to seed awareness among a intellectual group of hackers who might help improve an idea, not to provide a project scope or precise roadmap

https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-white-paper-is-not-a-bible-stop-worshipping-it/

Many people acknowledge October 31 2008 as the “birth” of Bitcoin by way of the white paper. These individuals are not recognizing the birth of the first block itself, but simply the birth of the idea being made by way of a public announcement to gain critical opinion and possibly further developmental support. A few clever people took his bait.

Mow writes a good summary as to why Satoshi's idea as described on 9 pages is not a technical scope document of a major software project and this difference is helpful by providing clarity and understanding.

The actual source code for the pre-release version came out November 16 2008, and version 0.1.0 on January 9th, 2009, after the Genisis Block was created. Satoshi himself stated his code began development at least 1.5 years prior.

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