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Beta Testing in Blockchain

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Beta testing is part of the rigorous, product perfecting process most software undergoes before it is released to the public. It is the second phase in which the intended audience samples the product. By the time a product is ready for a beta testing period, it is necessary to have a finished, working and reasonably stable version to successfully carry out this phase. During beta testing, it is expected that the product is used on real-world scenarios by a group of users. Not to be confused with alpha testing, it is important that the software is beta-ready which entails that […]

Bitcoin Jumps 12% as China’s Xi Embraces Blockchain, Boosting Crypto Sentiment – CoinDesk

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View Bitcoin prices shot up 12 percent Friday, climbing off a five-month low touched earlier this week, after Chinese President Xi Jinping said his countrymen should “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain technology. Although China’s central bank ordered mainland-based coin exchanges to close in 2017, Xi’s comments in support of enterprise blockchain, which share the distributed-ledger technology underpinning bitcoin, is good for sentiment around the crypto industry, said Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at exchange eToro. And that in turn could be boosting sentiment toward bitcoin, the original blockchain-based digital asset invented a decade ago, Greenspan said. “It’s bullish for […]

HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone: Price, Specs, Availability

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In May, when HTC first announced its so-called blockchain smartphone, the Exodus 1, details were scarce. It felt, perhaps, more like buzzword refrigerator magnet poetry than an actual product. As of Tuesday, though, you can actually buy one—and of course, you can only do so using cryptocurrency. While the device itself won’t ship until early December, you can finally place a preorder here; it’ll cost you either 0.15 Bitcoin or 4.78 Ethereum. At the time of writing, that’s just north of $950. For that, you get a smartphone with objectively solid hardware: The Exodus 1 comes with 6 GB of […]

China’s Alibaba Partners With Chinese Software Giant to Promote Blockchain Development

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Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba will promote blockchain tech development with Aerospace Information Co. This content was originally published here.

UnionBank partners with Microsoft for Blockchain

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Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) is in the midst of a digital shift as it pursues a three-point plan. This aims to transform its operations with digital technology, put up a digital bank, and engage fintechs in catering to the local market. As part of its endeavors, UnionBank has partnered with Microsoft to conduct blockchain trials on Azure. Blockchain is transformational technology that brings down the cost to serve the mass market. At its core, it is a form of data structure used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared among […]

How blockchain changes the game for smart cities of Cambodia

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In a smart city, traffic, public services, and document circulation can be fully automated, integrated by big data and the internet of things (IoT). Applying blockchain is not as common in smart cities as these other tech, but that’s exactly what this project in Cambodia is doing. While there are dozens considered smart cities today, less than a quarter have an active, large-scale implementation using blockchain. Blockchain can simply be put as a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system. A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger […]

Taking the aviation industry to new heights with blockchain and Modex BCDB – Modex

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Over the past weeks we have shown you several use cases on how blockchain can disrupt several industries and change them for the better. Now we’re taking off, soaring above the clouds, as we take a look at how blockchain and Modex BCDB (Blockchain Database) can improve the airlines’ operations and the aviation industry. The commercial aviation industry is a highly complex space, where a large number of entities are involved in the delivery of travel products and services, which is sometimes manifested in a single product from a customer perspective. These actors are often collaborating and partnering to be […]

Telegram’s ICO: Give us $2 billion and we’ll solve all of blockchain’s problems

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“Long Island Iced Tea” becoming “Long Blockchain” this is not. In planning a $2 billion initial coin offering that’s meant to launch this month, messaging service Telegram isn’t just looking for a quick boost in value. If the dollar amount weren’t enough to get your attention, consider the ambition behind it: Telegram is promising investors who buy into its home-grown cryptocurrency that it will solve some of the blockchain world’s thorniest problems. This piece first appeared in our new twice-weekly newsletter Chain Letter, which covers the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  – it’s free! The ICO space is already on fire, […]

How blockchain will change the way you trade in stock markets

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By Som Shekhar Singh With stock markets across the globe increasingly embracing blockchain’s native capabilities as the basis for market transactions, the Securities and Exchange Board of India () is exploring how technology can be used in the Indian stock market. Recently, Sebi appointed an advisory committee, called Committee on Financial and Regulatory Technologies (CFRT), for conducting research on the blockchain platform and other technologies that have been making waves in the sphere of fundraising, asset management and post-trade settlement. Blockchain offers huge potential for tracing securities lending, repo and margin financing and monitoring systemic risk. Sebi is taking early […]

Science Ministry begins Covid-19 vaccine tracing project using blockchain, says deputy minister

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A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a frontliner at the UiTM Private Specialist Centre in Sungai Buloh March 2, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) and Mimos Bhd, with the assistance of the Health Ministry, have begun a vaccine tracing project utilising Blockchain technology at the proof-of-concept stage. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim said vaccine tracing can be used not only for the Covid-19 vaccine, but also for other vaccines or medication in Malaysia. “It will begin today with a […]