NOVEMBER 2018 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain, ICO Weekly News Headlines

Can’t keep up the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top headlines for the week… watch the short videos below!   #2 Week ending 9 November 2018 Merchants driving adoption as bullish Bitcoin price predictions affirmed       HEADLINES Venezuelan Banks use the Petro to denominate account balances, customers see two balances in their bank account, Bolivar and Petro Venezuela will take the Petro to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2019,…

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æternity Partners With DSTOQ Exchange to Drive Economic Innovation Globally

  Decentralized data oracles track real-world financial information for individual traders and companies   Vaduz, Liechtenstein  — 4 October 2018 — æternity, the blockchain 3.0 platform designed to deliver unmatched efficiency, transparent governance and global scalability, has partnered with DSTOQ, a licensed, decentralized stock exchange for trading security tokens. The partnership will allow for the integration of æternity’s oracles —which track and record information on real-world assets — into the DSTOQ platform thereby enabling enterprises to more efficiently monitor financial data.     æternity’s partnership with DSTOQ represents a significant…

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How Blockchain Can Impact on Social Media

  In 2014, Cambridge Analytica began collecting the data of more than 87 million Facebook users. Different political organizations and politicians used information from data breaches to influence voters’ opinions, including: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who used it in their 2015‒2016 campaign. The Institutional Revolutionary Party, which used it in 2018 for Mexico’s general elections. Pro-Brexit groups, which used it during the referendum to advance their own agendas in 2016.     Is this the first time something like this happened? Not even close. Facebook is notorious for allowing…

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Don’t get left behind: The digital economy, automation and the future of work

  In the west, the term digital economy was first coined in 1995 in Don Tapscott’s book The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence. Prior to this, not a whole lot of consideration was given to how the internet might change the way we live and do business. Of course, it is well understood now that the digital economy has helped, and has potential to help still, with things like scientific research, economic growth, improving living standards and providing job opportunities. Currently, it makes up…

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Coworking Giant Ucommune Launches Blockchain Lab

  BEIJING, May 29, 2018 Asia’s fastest growing co-working space, Ucommune, has announced the establishment of its first blockchain research lab, with an inauguration ceremony held in Beijing today. This marks the brand’s official foray into the blockchain sector, making the event first of its kind in the coworking industry.     In support of central Chinese government’s drive towards blockchain adoption and digital economy, Ucommune is initiating a blockchain platform for its community members to build their blockchain solutions upon. In addition, they will also be creating innovative blockchain…

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How can Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain help us

On the 31 October 2008,  the Bitcoin whitepaper was released via the metzdowd mailing list. Bitcoin – Peer to Peer electronic cash.  A historical day which set in motion the “Internet of Money” causing disruption to financial institutions, governments, and all of us in general.        Cryptocurrency and the decentralised digital cash system has revolutionized the way we transact with value as well as invest some of our savings.  Raising capital has changed with the introduction of crowdfunding and ICO’s, Initial Coin Offerings vs traditional funding methods.  The…

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New Bitcoin Bombshell Prediction – Cryptocurrency to hit $ 50k this year

  Amongst all the bearishness and predictions of a Bitcoin Crash one analyst speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos,  Jeet Singh, a cryptocurrency portfolio manager for the last six years, says it is common for virtual currencies to fluctuate by 70 or 80 percent.     He explained that one should compare cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, EOT, and Ripple, to early tech giants like Microsoft.   He said: “If you look at Microsoft or Apple when they went public their stocks were very volatile because the market wasn’t…

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What was the First Product to be Bought with EOT?

Cryptocurrency is becoming more popular as a peer to peer payment system and there is no doubt that adoption will increase over time.   The utility cryptocurrency, EOT, recorded the first sale in December 2017.       How does a payment work – A transfer of funds between two digital wallets is called a transaction and this transaction is submitted to a public ledger called the blockchain where it awaits confirmation.  When a transaction is made, wallets use an encrypted electronic signature to provide a mathematical proof that the transaction is…

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Simplilearn Launches Courses in New Age Digital Domains Namely – Machine Learning, Digital and Social Selling and Blockchain

BANGALORE, December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Simplilearn, the digital economy training company, has launched three new age courses in Machine Learning, Digital and Social Selling and Blockchain. Through these new courses, Simplilearn is positioned to help professionals and enterprises stay relevant with the latest skill sets relevant for the digital age.   “Businesses today are at the crux of digital transformation, and the adoption of newer technologies is disrupting the way companies function. As we witness the rapid pace of change brought about by this digital transformation, we continue to help our students and enterprises adapt to…

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Blockchain Consortium – Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members

183 diverse organizations back Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium.  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.   “The amount of interest in getting involved with Hyperledger and increasing diversity of organizations joining our efforts in 2017 is really building momentum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director,…

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