Blockchain and the Human Genome: Meet GeneOS, Winners of the EOS Global Hackathon

  Team of experienced entrepreneurs is building an incentivized platform that facilitates DNA data-sharing to fight disease   The way they tell it, the story of how the four founders of GeneOS – Benjamin Tse, Jens Elstner, Albert Chen and Jay Bowles – came together is the kind of thing you might read in a biography of your favorite band. Friendship, serendipity and synergy all played a part in their journey as their blockchain-based genomic big data platform won Block.one’s EOS Global Hackathon series and a cheque for US$500,000.  …

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Blockchain predictions for 2019: Crypto market crash has created “window of focus on underlying technology”, investors to gravitate towards STO fundraising model

As 2018 quickly draws to a close, we have included a selection of commentary below from a variety of industry experts from companies utilising blockchain technology to reflect on the year that was, as well as provide insight on what the next 12 months could potentially hold for blockchain.   Among the topics that are explored include the highlights and low points of 2018, trends and developments to look out for in 2019, short- and long-term predictions for blockchain, the implications of traditional/institutional investors entering the space, as well as…

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World Blockchain Forum to Launch Blockchain Awards in Shenzhen on 11 Jan 2019

  World Blockchain Forum (WBF) will officially build media alliance with blockchain leading media community Bit-Media.   On January 11, 2019, World Blockchain Forum (WBF) will launch World Blockchain Awards • Asia 2019 at Marco Polo hotel in Shenzhen, where the development and application directions of blockchain, the presentation ceremony of the blockchain, as well as the exchange of the industry will be discussed.   This will be a grand event in the blockchain world, which is helpful in defining the next future development in the industry.   In 2019,…

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Key Blockchain Developments in 2018 missed due to focus on Crypto values

Significant steps have been taken toward building mainstream infrastructure around blockchain and digital assets, writes Block.one President Rob Jesudason     The recent dramatic fall-off in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has sparked considerable debate about their future. Compounding an earlier sharp retrenchment at the beginning of the year, the decline has been seized on by detractors as further evidence of a more permanent demise in cryptocurrencies.   This has caused real consternation in the market and 2018 may well go down in history as the year that…

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21 Places To Learn How Cryptocurrency Works (And How To Invest In It!)

  What would you say is your first port of call when you want to learn something you? The internet? Bingo! You’re already onto a winner.   But, where exactly on the internet would you go? Would you just look at the first search result? Would you go to YouTube? How about jumping into an app store, or grabbing a podcast?   Knowing exactly where to go and who to trust is one of the hardest things. Most of us are likely to ask a trustworthy friend but then we’re…

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What is Binance Coin ( BNB )

  eToro, a global trading and investment platform, published a market research report on Binance Coin (BNB), Binance’s native token. BNB was conceived as the built-in currency for use in the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.   Of the thousands of ICOs witnessed in 2017, BNB was one of the most successful by far. Not only did Binace manage to successfully execute this new type of crypto financing, but they went on to use the funds raised to build an extremely successful crypto exchange. This is a prime example of new age…

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First Senior Federal Government Official to embrace the potential of Blockchain backs Sweetbridge network

FORMER DIRECTOR OF UNITED STATES MINT EDMUND C. MOY JOINS SWEETBRIDGE ADVISORY BOARD London – 13.11.18: Sweetbridge, a blockchain-based financial system for better financing today announces the appointment of former director of United States Mint, the Honourable Edmund C. Moy, as an official advisor to the organisation, effective immediately.     Ed was one of the first senior federal government officials to embrace the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He brings his understanding of the existing fiat system and government regulatory experience to Sweetbridge, where he will serve on the…

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State of Arizona selects Sweetbridge for Financial Technology Sandbox

Sweetbridge is the first tokenized, asset-backed lending platform to be approved in the United States 5 November 2018: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has announced it has accepted Sweetbridge as one of the first three projects into its newly developed Financial Technology Sandbox. The Arizona FinTech Sandbox is the first financial technology testing sandbox in the US. It is modeled after the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s sandbox, and the concept was endorsed by the U.S. Treasury in its FinTech Report.     Sweetbridge entered the Sandbox with a very particular use case…

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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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