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Even Man Sucked Into Computer Unsure What Blockchain Is

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THE GRID — Programmer Timothy Beck is reportedly still uncertain about the concept of the blockchain, despite recently getting trapped in a digital world inside his computer.  “I’m not going to say it’s fun being chased through a personification of the world inside my motherboard, but at least I understood why the USB port was an actual airport,” said Beck as he wandered the blockchain on his lightcycle. “I just can’t make heads or tails of this place or why anyone would use it.” Local operating system and tyrannical despot System X was puzzled at Beck’s inability to grasp the […]

4 predictions for blockchain in 2021 – from money to art | World Economic Forum

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This year has been off to a notable start for crypto and blockchain. On Jan. 7 the total cryptocurrency market hit an all-time high exceeding $1 trillion for the first time. Renewed interest in, and conversations around, blockchain technology and digital currencies from industry and government leaders have accompanied the rise. The COVID-19 crisis has increased consumer demand for identity solutions that don’t compromise individual privacy and freedoms. Of course, ideas of what constitutes the ideal level of privacy preservation vary widely around the world, with China and the U.S. taking deeply divergent perspectives. As the travel industry and various […]

Online Sleuths Believe Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Stash Is a Blockchain Treasure Hunt Meant to Be Found – Featured Bitcoin News

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Online Sleuths Believe Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Stash Is a Blockchain Treasure Hunt Meant to Be Found Over the last twelve years, the cryptocurrency community has always been intrigued by Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. For over a decade, armchair sleuths and journalists have tried to uncover the creator’s identity and information on the whereabouts of all the bitcoins the enigma mined when the network was still in its infancy. Now a few individuals believe Satoshi’s coins may be the greatest prize competition ever and the private keys are somehow hidden within the blockchain. Maybe Satoshi Nakamoto Left a Message? Just recently, […]

How Blockchain Can Simplify Partnerships

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Collaboration is at the heart of business life. To build a successful product, managers need to work closely with engineers, designers, customers, and suppliers. Think of how many hours you have spent on Zoom over the last few months meeting with colleagues, talking with clients, or negotiating with suppliers. Effective managers have to collaborate in almost every aspect of their job. However, successful collaboration does not come easily. Your partners may lack commitment — they may even lie, steal, or cheat. For instance, suppliers may try to hide quality flaws, or clients may ask for price renegotiations despite of what […]

Coinbase listing could revalue crypto space: Blockchain ETF creator

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The next chapter in the crypto craze is set to be a pivotal one. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is set to make its public market debut Wednesday at a valuation of between $50 billion and $100 billion, larger than major stock exchanges such as Nasdaq and Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. The move could force investors and institutions alike to take a closer look at the entire digital asset space, Amplify ETFs founder and CEO Christian Magoon told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on Monday. “There could be a revaluation for this whole segment higher when you […]

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 […]