Cornell and Tsinghua Unite in China for Third Annual Blockchain Workshop

Elite universities join forces to host International Workshop on Blockchain, powered by a grant from Social Alpha Foundation, with Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin set to deliver keynote   Xi’an, China – December 6, 2018 – Cornell University, an Ivy League research university, and Tsinghua University (清华大学), a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities, have joined forces to host the International Workshop on Blockchain due to take place in Xi’an, China.     The event was made possible by a US$150,000 grant from not-for-profit platform Social Alpha Foundation,…

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RIF Labs Launches RIF OS to Bring the Internet of Value One Step Closer to Realization

  The new infrastructure protocol deployed on RSK blockchain provides an all in one, easy to use, development environment for decentralized applications   Gibraltar — November 19th, 2018 — RIF Labs, the purpose-driven organization led by RSK Labs’s founding team and other top executives, has announced the creation of a suite of open and decentralized infrastructure protocols that enable faster, easier, and scalable development of distributed blockchain applications (dApps) within a unified environment.     RIF OS (Root Infrastructure Framework Open Standard) enables broad interoperability and faster time to deployment,…

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Young Germans are ready for Crypto

  A recent study by the German Consumer Centers of Hesse and Saxony concluded than a quarter of younger Germans are ready to buy cryptocurrencies. The study also concluded:   There is a strong correlation between the estimation of risk and the age of respondent 70% of participants said they find crypto trading ‘risky’ or ‘very risky’ 54% of respondents aged 30 to 39 consider cryptocurrency investments dangerous 28% of respondents from 18 to 29 found purchasing cryptocurrencies to be ‘conceivable’   CEO’s within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including…

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Technology – 2018 is the Twentieth Anniversary of the Open Source Movement

In 1998, a group of developers came together to describe their ideas for software development, or more precisely, to create a name for the licenses that covered such projects, Open Source. This year is the twentieth anniversary of the open source movement. This process of developing has revolutionized the industry and helped create the world as we currently understand it.   Max Kordek, Co-Founder and CEO of Lisk, comments on this topic. Lisk is an application platform which will allow users to code in JavaScript to build blockchain applications, without…

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PLAAS: Simple and Revolutionary way for managing Farm data and access to Markets on the Blockchain

Gaborone, Botswana: 29 October 2018 – PLAAS is launching a platform that enables farmers to accurately record important farm data and get access to direct market. Backed by years of study of African farmer needs, the PLAAS platform is expected to play an important role in revamping farm outputs and increasing returns to farmers.       PLAAS is a mobile and wallet application that enables farmers and cooperatives to manage their daily farm production and stocks on the blockchain. Blockchain is used for data monitoring. It offers the farmers an…

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Sale for Algorithmic Stablecoin Project Launches

Kowala to Leverage Leading Platforms to Open Global Access to Network   Nashville, TN – October 24, 2018 –  Kowala, creator of the kUSD stable cryptocurrency designed to algorithmically track the value of one US dollar, has launched a sale for qualified investments in their stablecoin project. Kowala’s stablecoin protocol features a two token system: the primary token, kUSD, is a stablecoin designed to track the US dollar while the secondary mining token, mUSD,  allows holders to mine on the blockchain.     Leveraging third party vendors such as AngelList…

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Factories to Undergo Transformation with Innovative IIoT Systems and Tools

  Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has brought a significant transformation across the world with manufacturing factories gearing up with new systems and tools. Achieving efficiency and preventing disasters have been possible with the help of automation. Market players have launched new products and systems to help manufacturers improve the process and ensure the safety of their assets and workforce by determining accidents beforehand.   A smart research tool has been offered by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to enable market players have an access of resources that would be…

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Hospitality Business Software Company HTS Announces Partnership with Swiss Loyalty Token Protocol qiibee

  All-in-one hotel management software HTS forges strategic partnership with qiibee to bring loyalty on the blockchain to the hospitality industry   Zug, Switzerland — October 23, 2018 —  qiibee, the Swiss loyalty token protocol which helps brands around the world run their loyalty programs on the blockchain, has announced a partnership with software company Hospitality Total Solution (HTS).     This strategic partnership between the two companies will allow qiibee to harness the power of HTS’s relationships with some of the most renowned companies in the hospitality industry across…

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Cryptocurrency does not pose a risk to global financial stability reports the FSB

A report published by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) was recently released and, the international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, has claimed that cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a risk to global financial stability.     The report also suggests that vigilant monitoring is needed due to the speed of market developments, while asserting that cryptocurrencies could have implications for financial stability in the future, should the use of crypto-assets continue to evolve.   Leading projects within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including: Orvium;…

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10 most influential names in the world of cryptocurrency you need to know about

  Nearly a decade ago, when cryptocurrency was created, no one could have predicted the growth it would experience in later years. What began as an attempt to develop a digital cash system, transformed into the creation of digital currencies. And as they say, the rest is history.     In 2017 alone, the market capitalization of the currency increased from $17.74 billion to a whopping $512 billion by the end of the year. It is safe to say that cryptocurrency is surely on the rise. And as it is…

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