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Exclusive: First presidential vote cast using blockchain technology

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New York Post writer Jon Levine on how a Democratic operative admitted to fraud. With the 2020 presidential election less than a few weeks away — encumbered yet again by questions and concerns surrounding ballot security and fraud — revolutionary blockchain voting technology is being piloted in small pockets of the country. And Tuesday marked the first time a vote has ever been cast for a U.S. president in the general election using such an app on a personal mobile phone, Fox News has learned exclusively.  “This is a historic day not only for ballot integrity and election systems but for liberty and the […]

ILCoin’s Decentralized Cloud Blockchain as DeFi’s more efficient, secure, and reliable platform

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DeFi’s (decentralized finance) innovation never stopped. Since the inception of Bitcoin, we are seeing more and more dApps disrupting the traditional financial space. When cryptocurrency first got everyone’s attention in 2017, Bitcoin and other coins’ speculative prices stole the spotlight of the real heroes: the decentralized projects that seek to make financial services more efficient, secure, and reliable. For quite some time now, the current DeFi apps were primarily relying on the Ethereum network, and in light of the recent influx of users willing to take advantage of these DeFi opportunities, the network showed its weaknesses. The fees went sky […]

Jack Dorsey Details Twitter’s Blockchain Strategy at Oslo Freedom Forum – CoinDesk

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“Blockchain and bitcoin point to a future, point to a world, where content exists forever,” Dorsey said. “We’re not in the content hosting business anymore, we’re in the discovery business.” As for Bitcoin Twitter, as it exists today, Dorsey broadly spoke to the importance of safeguarding users’ identities, which may be the key to healthy discourse. Plus, Twitter’s staff are amping up reliance and machine-learning tools to help identify non-authentic user behavior, aka propaganda.  This content was originally published here.

Powering the blockchain revolution | RefToken

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by Jan Sammut It is often said that a technology does not become mainstream until the average person uses it without being aware of it. The common analogy used is SMTP and email, however there is a crucial step in-between that this analogy misses out on, and that is the adoption of the products that use the underlying technology. Had Eudora (back in 1988!) not driven millions of users to its product to discover the benefits of email, and by extension the underlying technology email’s adoption cycle would have been slower and might not have spawned the webmail services that […]

RefToken Forms the Blockchain Affiliation Alliance | RefToken

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by Jan Sammut We’re only 8 days into August yet it has already been a tremendous month for RefToken, with the release of our prototype bringing a surge of interest that has defied our most optimistic of expectations, however this blog post is about an even bigger achievement, as together with around 20 of the blockchain world’s most promising companies we have formed the Blockchain Affiliation Alliance (BAA) an industry body of affiliates and merchants committed to the common benefit of the sector. The BAA is crucially important to the future of blockchain affiliation as it will facilitate the creation […]

PG Certification in Blockchain Technology with IIIT Bangalore | upGrad

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Enrol for upGrad Post Graduate Certificate in Blockchain in association with IIIT Bangalore. upGrad offers the right training to help you learn the various aspects of Blockchain technology. 6 Months Program | Hands-on Workshops | No Cost EMI. Join now! This content was originally published here.

Report: Blockchain Patents ‘Skyrocket’ in 2020, Alibaba Owns the Most Crypto Patents

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A study from the team at Kisspatent shows that Alibaba Group is the largest blockchain patent holder in 2020 capturing 10x the number of patents held by IBM. The report notes that blockchain patents “are skyrocketing” this year and so far in 2020, there’s been more distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency patents published than all of 2019. It seems distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency solution patents are becoming a thing again in 2020. A few years ago various reports said that Bank of America (BoA) and the firm Nchain were gobbling up all the patents applied to digital assets and […]

Blockchain Gaming: A New Paradigm for the Video Game Industry | SwissBorg

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It’s no surprise that the video gaming industry has become an extremely hot topic on Wall Street and with retail traders. The recent virus-induced turn of events has in many ways pushed gaming stocks to new highs. Discussions have bloomed around a paradigm shift in the gaming sector and what could be a “new normal”. Young gamers spend an average of 3 hours 25 minutes every week watching other people play video games on platforms like Twitch, YouTube and now even Facebook. When compared with the 2 hours and 30 minutes watching sports, one can spot a trend here. The […]

Blockchain firm OneLedger developing phone-based app for passport | Windsor Star

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Article content continued In addition to WEEDC and WEtech, also partnering with OneLedger are the Ontario Centres for Excellence, the Autonomous Vehicle Integration Network (AVIN) and the Institute for Border Logistics and Security (IBLS). “Windsor is an AVIN site with a focus on cyber and cross border security,” Campbell said. “They were looking for support and guidance. “We’ve got the busiest border crossing and WEEDC and WEtech have partnerships on both sides of the border, so Windsor was the best place to test this.” Campbell said government agencies are particularly interested in anything that involves opening up the border safely. […]

EDM on blockchain: DJ PLS&TY to sell latest vinyl record on Ethereum platform

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DJ PLS&TY has launched 30 limited edition vinyls of his latest EP on an Ethereum-based art and culture platform. Tommy Leas, professionally known as DJ PLS&TY in the electronic dance music industry, has launched the vinyl record of his “Very Special” EP record on the Ethereum-based art and culture exchange platform, Foundation. Foundation allows artists to sell limited-edition art, and it prices their work based on the demand it creates over time.  The EP was originally released in April and the artist is now targeting crypto and blockchain enthusiasts, with a starting price of $50. With each record sold, the […]