Blockchain Startup Offering 'Dynamic Fees' To Help Users Save Money On Transactions

A blockchain-driven startup believes that blockchain technology has the potential to be more than a “one trick pony designed for investors” – setting the objective of creating cutting-edge technology for fast transactions, and delivering “practical services for real people.” According to ARK, its entire ecosystem has been built around encouraging the mass adoption of cryptocurrency through a user-friendly platform. The company says its team is determined to ease consumers into…

Commentary: Blockchain has been a lie all this while

NEW YORK: With the value of Bitcoin having fallen by around 70 per cent since its peak late last year, the mother of all bubbles has now gone bust. More generally, cryptocurrencies have entered a not-so-cryptic apocalypse. The value of leading coins such as Ether, EOS, Litecoin, and XRP have all fallen by over 80 per cent, thousands of other digital currencies have plummeted by 90 to 99 per cent,…

DTCC Shows Private Blockchain Can Handle US Equity Trade Volumes

A new DTCC study has shown that distributed ledger technology, aka blockchain, can scale to meet the volumes of the U.S. equity market — more than 100 million trades a day. The study, which was conducted by Accenture with support from technology firms Digital Asset and R3, showed a distributed ledger could process 6,300 trades per second continuously for five hours to meet the 115,000,000 daily trades at peak rates…

Is The $70M University Blockchain Agenda Going Anywhere?

Glowing bitcoin symbol over world map Seventy-million dollars is a lot of money donated to one cause. In this case, the cause is the future of blockchain and the donors are the Ethereum Foundation and Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative. Committing $20 million to over 70 organizations in 2018 alone (according to Executive Director Aya Miyaguchi), the Ethereum Foundation (EF), once named the richest blockchain company, is poised to be…

How blockchain technology is transforming healthcare cybersecurity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] How blockchain technology is transforming healthcare cybersecurity  Milwaukee Business Journal Full coverage Source: Blockchain Google

The Gamification Of The Blockchain

Collecting as a hobby has been around for centuries. It’s simple, when you think about it — finding something you like and building a collection of those. This can be anything from rocks to baseball cards to dolls, even cars. Regardless of what is being collected, one common element is the assignment of value to each piece in the collection. The rarer it is, the more valuable it is. For…

The Future of Blockchain Is…Boring

Gary Cohn, former director of the U.S. National Economic Council. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg There’s no shortage of fintech news, and crypto news in particular practically bumps into you in the hallway. Every week, our finance & technology email will sort through the useful and the useless in fintech news and deliver it right to your inbox on Fridays. Sign up here. The biggest blockchain story of the last year or so—other…

Blockchain isn't about democracy and decentralisation – it's about greed

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Blockchain isn’t about democracy and decentralisation – it’s about greed  The Guardian The Big Blockchain Lie  Project Syndicate Blockchain disadvantages: 10 possible reasons not to enthuse  Enterprise Times Full coverage Source: Blockchain Google

The European Blockchain Partnership Finds Europe Getting Serious About Distributed Ledger Technology

On April 10, 2018, 21 EU member states and Norway signed up to create the European Blockchain Partnership. Including the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Ireland, they committed themselves to “cooperate in the establishment of a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) that will support the delivery of cross-border digital public services, with the highest standards of security and privacy.” Since April, a further five nations have joined the…

How The Netherlands Is Blazing A Trail Through The Blockchain Scene

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – May 5, 2007: Houses on the water canal in Amsterdam. Boat, tree, reflection in canal The world is abuzz about blockchain, but not all are equally up to speed when it comes to their embrace and support of this important emerging technology. Some have focused on cracking down on potentially predatory behaviors, even at the cost of thwarting enterprises that could massively improve quality of life…