Is Blockchain the Solution to the Global Education Gap?

Education has the power to change lives. Unfortunately, not everyone has equal opportunities for success. The problem falls largely on socioeconomic barriers to receiving academic support. According to a 2012 Stanford report, by high school, the test scores for low-income students average three to six grade levels below students from affluent backgrounds. The difference is even more dramatic with students in developing countries with limited resources for education.   A major factor in the wide education gap globally is uneven access to tutoring. Tutoring allows students to reinforce their classroom…

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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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LiveTree launches exciting ICO to disrupt and decentralize Hollywood and the Mass Media

LiveTree is an established, socially responsible crowdfunding company based in London, UK. Over the last two years, it has captured 5% of the UK crowdfunding market (in the film and content category) and forged partnerships with several leading names in entertainment, including the British Film Institute Future Film, the Screen Arts Institute, Red Rock Entertainment and 20 independent organizations. LiveTree has compiled a contact directory of 14,000 entertainment suppliers and thousands of individuals who work across film, TV and content.   Having established a unique, successful and sustainable crowdfunding model2…

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Multi-firm blockchain implementation for equity swaps completes second phase

Axoni and eleven-firm working group complete successful second phase of peer-to-peer blockchain infrastructure for equity swaps processing.   NEW YORK and LONDON, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eleven firms announced today the successful completion of a pilot to manage equity swap transactions and related post-trade lifecycle events. The implementation employs blockchain smart contracts and uses an optimized data structure in a distributed, peer-to-peer network to ensure perpetual reconciliation.   A continuation of an initial proof of concept, the pilot expanded the blockchain network to process equity swap lifecycle events, end-to-end. Having both sides of a…

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Bitcoin Believers Gobble up Satoshi’s White Paper

Many have been watching Bitcoin grow in value over the past few years, and in particular, over the past year or so. More investors are being drawn to Bitcoin due to Geo-Political risk, failing economies and traditional investments which create fear and uncertainty.  The high Return on Investment (ROI), strong fundamentals and a bullish outlook for the future of Bitcoin and blockchain technology is very appealing.   During the Global financial crisis of 2007–2008,  which is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression…

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