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How blockchain can help in fight against COVID-19 in Africa | World Economic Forum

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Some suggest the answer to this lies in the demography of the continent – Africa’s median age is 19-20, far lower than the aging populations of Europe and America. Africa’s youth are particularly receptive to new technologies when they can access them. Thus, embracing new technologies and the possibilities of blockchain could help in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and other pandemics that might occur in future, through the enhancement of the public health system with distributed ledger technologies. At the heart of putting patients first in the healthcare system is making sure that there are no glitches in the exchange […]

How Blockchain Can Help Combat Disinformation

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Disinformation — that is, content that intentionally misleads for political or financial gain — is nothing new. But as we’ve seen over the last year in particular, digital platforms have made it significantly easier to spread dangerous conspiracy theories, as patently false claims on topics as wide-ranging as the pandemic, racial protests, California wildfires, and presidential election results have gone viral with surprising speed and reach. Adding fuel to the fire is the emergence of deepfakes: highly convincing (yet totally fraudulent) audio, photo, and video content, created by AI, with the potential to cost businesses tens of millions of dollars. […]

Unlocking the potential of blockchain technology

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a country of around 50,000 people spread across more than 1,000 islands in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. The country relies heavily on cross-border finance and trade, and the complexities of that system can make it difficult for citizens to get certain goods and financial services efficiently. Now the federal government is seeking to become the first to issue a national digital currency using blockchain technology. Officials hope the move helps citizens avoid high transaction fees, simplifies compliance with international partners, and protects against inflation (the currency will have a fixed […]

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily to live on in blockchain, free of censors | Reuters

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HONG KONG, June 24 (Reuters) – Hong Kong cyber activists are backing up articles by pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on censorship-proof blockchain platforms after the newspaper was forced to shut down as it became embroiled in a national security law crackdown. The latest drive to preserve the paper’s content comes after activists rushed to upload documentaries by local broadcaster RTHK investigating people in power after the media outlet said it would remove materials older than one year from its social media platforms. Under the national security law, the Hong Kong government can request the blocking or removal of content it […]

RNS Solutions & Trustedchain Are Developing Blockchain FinLit Platform for Islamic Development Bank – Press release Bitcoin News

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RNS Solutions & Trustedchain Are Developing Blockchain FinLit Platform for Islamic Development Bank press release PRESS RELEASE. Pakistan:, the leading blockchain software development company from Pakistan, Korea, and Singapore this week announced a formidable partnership with the, a multilateral development bank that promotes social and economic development in member countries, and software development & consultancy firm in Saudi Arabia. As part of the partnership, the consortium (RNS Solutions & Trustedchain) will be developing a blockchain and AI-based financial literacy (FinLit) platform, which will feature a crowdfunding lab based on blockchain technology. The platform will also include an interactive financial learning […]

5 Practical Ways Bitcoin and Blockchain Can Impact your Small Business – Small Business Trends

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With all the buzz around blockchain tech and cryptocurrencies, small businesses might feel left out. Even for those who are not necessarily cutting-edge in terms of tech, these five tips can empower entrepreneurs and small businesses in leveraging bitcoin and blockchain as cryptocurrencies for their financial and other needs. Using Bitcoin and Blockchain in Your Small Business Accepting Payments in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies The survival of the cryptocurrency revolution is completely reliant on its acceptance, and that is where small businesses can excel. Some larger companies, like Amazon and Tesla, are currently accepting cryptocurrency with not too many small businesses […]

The Pentagon Has the World’s Largest Logistics Problem. Blockchain Can Help

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The Pentagon Has the World’s Largest Logistics Problem. Blockchain Can Help October 3, 2017 DoD should join other logistics-heavy organizations in experimenting with the cryptography-messaging-accounting technology that powers Bitcoin. It’s no surprise that the Defense Department faces challenges in managing its inventory, whose value is ballparked at nearly $100 billion. It is difficult, not to mention costly, to manage and track the purchasing of hundreds of thousands of parts from a global web of sub-suppliers, many of them small, unsophisticated, and several steps removed from whatever complicated product the Pentagon is buying. A 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office, for example, […]

Disney wants to fight piracy of its movies with a blockchain-based system

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Disney wants to fight piracy of its movies with a blockchain-based system Disney believes that its main enemy is the pirates of its movies, which have increased by 40% during the coronavirus quarantine period. So to combat it, one of its research teams has introduced a blockchain-based system for distributing its movies with the idea of dealing with the problem more effectively. Disney’s development team has just filed a patent for a blockchain application, which is a supply chain management mechanism The anti-piracy system will record in a blockchain the path taken by a movie production from the time it […]

Learn How to Build Your Own Projects on the Ethereum Blockchain

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May 25, 2021 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Despite crackdowns from the Chinese government and Elon Musk’s tweets, cryptocurrency is still thriving and aims to become the future of currency. But while there are plenty of crypto investment opportunities, there’s even more opportunity on the technological side. Blockchain developers average more than $150,000 per year, and an increasing number of entrepreneurs are diversifying into the blockchain space. […]

Michael Sung: China’s National Blockchain Will Change the World – CoinDesk

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Professor Michael Sung is founder and chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a tech transfer platform for commercializing internationally sourced blockchain, fintech and digital finance innovation in developing countries. He is also co-director of the Fintech Research Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University.  This week, China will officially launch a major new blockchain initiative called the Blockchain-based Services Network (BSN). The BSN is a critical part of China’s national blockchain strategy that was announced by President Xi in late November 2019, but went largely under the radar as the simultaneous announcement of China’s digital RMB currency, called […]