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Charlie Ward: Blockchain Used, Trump Won Landslide, Arrests Looming – Public Intelligence Blog

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Charlie Ward: Hi guys. 0:16 Just to let you know I’ve been given consent this morning to tell you something that I’ve had to keep very very quiet because I signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement [NDA]… about this… 0:28 I can confirm 100% that the Blockchain Technology was used for the VOTING on this Election alongside the conventional voting system. 0:42 And Donald Trump won by a complete landslide… I mean the figures are off the scale… 0:47 He has all of the hard evidence… this was a sting operation rather than a vote… 0:53 I can now tell you that […]

What blockchain is, how it works and how China will lead the world | South China Morning Post

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China is racing ahead to develop its own internet for blockchain and new blockchain solutions after a call from President Xi Jinping to invest in the technology. Unlike 5G and artificial intelligence, though, the US has shown little interest. Illustration: SCMP China is racing ahead to develop its own internet for blockchain and new blockchain solutions after a call from President Xi Jinping to invest in the technology. Unlike 5G and artificial intelligence, though, the US has shown little interest. Illustration: SCMP This content was originally published here.

Emirates’ Etihad partners with Swiss blockchain platform Winding Tree – Reuters

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national carrier, said on Thursday it has teamed up with open-source travel platform Winding Tree to explore using blockchain to distribute products and services without the need for third parties such as Sabre. FILE PHOTO: Etihad Airways Airbus A320-200 is seen at the National Airport Minsk, Belarus April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Etihad is one of several airlines and hotels that have partnered with Switzerland-based Winding Tree over the last few years to bypass intermediaries using the distributed ledger technology. Those include Air Canada (AC.TO), Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA), and Lufthansa […]

Riot Blockchain plummets 32% in 3 days as bitcoin momentum turns negative (RIOT)

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Summary List Placement Riot Blockchain stock plummeted as much as 18.5% on Thursday as bitcoin’s momentum turned decidedly negative. The cryptocurrency has dropped some 22% from its January 8 high of over $40,000 per coin. Three-day losses for Riot’s stock now exceed 30%. Riot Blockchain is one the largest bitcoin mining operations, and until recently, business had been booming. The company saw a 42% increase in revenues year-over-year in the third quarter of 2020. Riot also recently announced the receipt and deployment of 2,500 additional Bitmain S19 Pro Antminers, leaving the firm with a total of 9,540 Antminers in operation. […]

British hospitals use blockchain to track COVID-19 vaccines

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3 Min Read LONDON (Reuters) – Two British hospitals are using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the companies behind the initiative said on Tuesday, in one of the first such initiatives in the world. FILE PHOTO: A sign of a NHS vaccination centre is seen, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wembley, London, Britain, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs Two hospitals, in central England’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick, are expanding their use of a distributed ledger, an offshoot of blockchain, from tracking vaccines and chemotherapy drugs to monitoring fridges […]

Crypto and Blockchain: Looking Ahead To 2021 and Beyond | Ripple

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2020 was certainly not the year anyone expected. Within the financial services sector specifically, 2020 did not meet early expectations for more mainstream blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption.  However, the pandemic did demonstrate new and greater use cases for cryptocurrency. And ultimately, the past 12 months proved to be ones of steady progress that helped strengthen the foundation for the technology. But, obviously, U.S. and global regulation continues to be top of mind not only for Ripple, but for the industry as a whole.   Looking ahead, Ripple’s leadership anticipates a year of continued acceleration for blockchain and cryptocurrency innovation and shares […]

Beyond Mining: Blockchain Boosts Solar Exchange Markets

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Clean Cryptocurrency After the meteoric rise of Bitcoin in 2017, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that underpins their circulation have come into the spotlight. And as bitcoin prices skyrocketed, so did the electricity bills of the people mining the cryptocurrency. Last year alone, the energy spent on bitcoin mining was higher than the average electricity consumed by 159 countries. However, some investors believe it doesn’t have to be like that. Mining remains an energy intensive operation, but it can be powered by clean electricity. The Spanish startup Pylon Network is launching its own “clean” cryptocurrency, Pylon coin, which will be used to […]

How AirAsia renewed it purpose with a blockchain-based air cargo network

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The global health crisis has had the dual effect of decimating two interlinked industries, both air travel, and global supply chain routes. Faced with a bleak outlook for its passenger business, renowned budget airline AirAsia instead saw an opportunity to grow its logistics arm, Teleport, with a first-of-its-kind, blockchain-based air freight solution. AirAsia detailed in its Annual Report 2019 how the COVID-19 pandemic rocked its core business. “Restrictions imposed by governments left airlines, AirAsia inclusive, with no alternative but to temporarily suspend our flights,” the Group explained. “From the end of March till the end of April, the group’s entire […]

Blockchain helps Taiwan’s rice farmers mitigate effects of climate change | Financial Times

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KATHRIN HILLE: It’s harvest time in Chihshang, in eastern Taiwan. Cut off by high mountains from the industrialised west of the island, this valley is known as Taiwan’s back garden. Local farmers work small plots of land, often by hand. But hidden from view, change is underway. [? Alting, ?] a startup from Taipei, is trying to give local rice farmers a boost by linking their harvest to the web, using the internet of things, and recording all the information with blockchain technology. These sensors measure weather patterns and chemical changes in the soil, and can also allow consumers to […]

Small-cap Longfin soars 2,000% after acquiring blockchain company

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As bitcoin mania reaches a fever pitch, many tiny stocks are maneuvering to capitalize on its run, likely leading to confusion for investors looking for legitimate ways to invest in the trend.