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No CEO needed: These blockchain platforms will let ‘the crowd’ run startups

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Back in May, I wrote about the concept of DAOs, decentralized autonomous organizations capable of running themselves thanks to blockchain technology — no CEO or C-Suite needed. At the time I was writing, there were a few people in the blockchain community testing out the idea but no strong efforts underway. That was six months ago. As anyone in the crypto space will tell you, six months is a really long time. Today, a market for DAO platforms is emerging, complete with teams, funding, development, and initial implementations. This is a category worth paying close attention to because it represents […]

Women in Blockchain: Meet Maria Luna, CEO of BRAVO Pay

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BRAVO Pay is a mobile payment app that already has tens of thousands of users in the United States paying one another instantly, securely and privately. Now the company is expanding globally by integrating blockchain and cryptocurrency payments. Find out more about BRAVO Pay here » “You stretch your leg only until the point where it is still covered by the blanket.” Maria Luna has vivid memories of her mother saying this, a lot. It’s an old Spanish proverb, and growing up as the youngest in a family of six in Puerto Rico, Luna couldn’t believe the miracles her single […]

Blockchain Governance: Programming Our Future

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This post describes why blockchain governance design is one of the most important problems out there, its critical components, current approaches, potential future approaches, and concludes with suggestions for the community. Why Blockchain Governance Matters As with organisms, the most successful blockchains will be those that can best adapt to their environments. Assuming these systems need to evolve to survive, initial design is important, but over a long enough timeline, the mechanisms for change are most * important *. As a result, I believe governance is the most vital problem in the space. Other fundamental problems like scalability are arguably […]

QuarkChain 2.0 — When FAANG Join Blockchain, is there still any opportunity for newcomers?

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If someone says BAT’s entering into blockchain is just a gesture, not for a long-term plan, are you going to believe it?A very simple question is that since those well-established companies operate heavily in a centralized business model, why they have to pay extra cost to do business in decentralized crypto. Even if blockchain businesses are fast developing recently, how can they convince the current investors?However, small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) and individuals do not suffer from such a problem at all. By relying on the token economics, they can boldly adopt blockchain technology, freely apply blockchain technology to industries, […]

HSBC swaps paper records for blockchain to track $20 billion worth of assets – Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC aims to shift $20 billion worth of assets to a new blockchain-based custody platform by March, in one of the biggest deployments yet of the widely-hyped but still unproven technology by a global bank. FILE PHOTO: HSBC logo is seen on a branch bank in the financial district in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo The platform, known as Digital Vault, will give investors real-time access to records of securities bought on private markets, HSBC (HSBA.L) told Reuters, and seeks to capitalize on booming interest in such investments by yield-hungry investors. Banks and […]

Vuulr: Creating a New Broadcast Content Economy on the Blockchain

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Media providers live and die by the quality of the content they offer to the viewer, rather than the quantity. Either traditional channels or streaming services need to entice customers to sign up (or stay) by including must-watch movies, series, sporting events, etc., in their programming. $240 billion per year is spent by Broadcasters and OTTs on acquiring Film, TV, Sports, and eSports content, but around 40% of that value can be lost to the cost and friction of the transaction. The entire industry is unwieldy and disjointed. Vuulr changes that paradigm. What Is Vuulr? Vuulr’s vision is to create a new […]

Blockchain for 2018 and Beyond: A (growing) list of blockchain use cases

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Blockchain for 2018 and Beyond: A (growing) list of blockchain use cases This story originally appeared , by Flip Filipowski, Co-CEO of Fluree. Does your company have a New Year’s innovation resolution? 2018 brings an incredible opportunity to take part in the next technological revolution — where Blockchain Technology and SaaS will integrate more seamlessly to produce higher efficiencies for a myriad of business processes. The benefits of blockchain and FlureeDB’s mission to bring them to common enterprise applications deliver an unprecedented number of use cases spanning numerous industries. By sheer design, the below list is always incomplete, as new innovators across the […]

Jack Ma Pays Attention to Blockchain & Bitcoin to Create Cashless Society

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Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba and $150 billion China-based financial conglomerate Ant Financial, has said in a recent speech that he pays special attention to Bitcoin and blockchain technology, and the potential of establishing a cashless society. Although Ma is still studying the fundamental value Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies bring to the market, he emphasized that blockchain technology as a whole is a powerful innovation that could enable a completely cashless society. China is Already Nearly Cashless Only a very small portion of the population in China uses cash or credit cards to purchase products, receive compensation for […]

How Blockchain could help us take back control of our privacy

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Share:theguardian.com – The Cambridge Analytica scandal poses some serious questions about the integrity of democracies in the information age. From Trump to Brexit, the dirty tricks apparently offered by CA’s top executive… Tweeted by @reach2ratan https://twitter.com/reach2ratan/status/977011462173528064 Read More This content was originally published here.

6 blockchain trends in 2019

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6 blockchain trends in 2019 Anonymous (not verified) 2018 was yet another big year for blockchain. Organisations across many industries from retail to shipping are using the technology to counter disruptive threats, and push into new markets to create new revenue streams. This content was originally published here.