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China is Teaching the United States a Lesson on Blockchain Policy

What is blockchain and why does it matter? Essentially a mysterious entity known only as Satoshi Nakamoto developed the foundational technology to create a decentralized, open source, verifiable and immutable ledger for internet transactions. However the concept of a distributed peer-to-peer internet where power and control is determined by a decentralized consensus directly contradicts the […]


Blockchain Technology – Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities

Muhammad Fateh Khan Sial, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs, June 2019 Discuss this topic on IEEE Collabratec Blockchain is a digital database that is distributed across a large network. It is a sequence of interconnected blocks comprising of list of transaction records [14]. Blockchain is […]


A Human Rights Activist’s Response to Bitcoin Critics

Alex Gladstein Foreign Policy recently published the latest mainstream media attack on Bitcoin from the London-based author and journalist David Gerard. Gerard’s “Forget Bitcoin, Try your Mattress” is the newest in a long line of Bitcoin criticism published everywhere from the Financial Times to The Washington Post. This time, Bitcoin is part of a system “plagued by hacks, […]


Four Lessons about Blockchain and Social Impact

JUNE 13, 2019 CONTRIBUTOR: LUCAS JOLÍAS In 2017, we began exploring the potential of blockchain technology to improve transparency levels, facilitate audits, strengthen accountability and regain trust in Latin American governments. Latin America has the highest rates of corruption, the lowest level of trust in public institutions, and a continuously growing indifference from citizens to democratic […]


Blockchain for Social Good

The annual Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Conference brings together government officials, leading NGOs, charities, think tanks, impact investors, technologists, and innovators to harness the talent, enthusiasm, and resources of the impact community and to strategize about and develop blockchain-based solutions to pressing global challenges in the following areas: identity management, refugee resettlement, supply chain, […]


IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Blockchain for Telecommunications: Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond

CALL FOR PAPERS Submissions due: 30 June 2019 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Blockchain for Telecommunications:Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond 13 December 2019, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USABlockchain is a decentralized, transparent and trusted database, defined as part of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) framework, and considered as an enabling technology of new IT enterprise […]


Blockchain Technology: What Is It and How Is It Relevant for Nonprofits?

May 30, 2019 By Paul Lamb, Principal at Man On A Mission Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in business, nonprofit management, technology, and public policy. We’ve all heard about blockchain, or at least its most famous application – bitcoin. But what exactly is blockchain it and how is it relevant for nonprofits? Blockchain Simplified At […]

Blockchain Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf: Keynote at PPDD Digital Divide Conference- May 24 venerable Vint Cerf stressed today at the final day of the Digital Divide conference that affordability is the key issue of bringing in the rest of the unconnected population Key Points on Internet Readiness Implementation strategies to reach the disconnected Starlink plans of 11000 satellites -(60 launched on week of May 20th) Potential of […]


Researchers demystify centralization in cryptocurrency mining

Date:May 14, 2019Source: Singapore University of Technology and Design Summary:Researchers have developed a novel approach to untangle the centralization phenomena in blockchain mining by employing the rich economic theory of Oceanic Games. The application of this theory in the blockchain ecosystem unveiled incentives for both active and newly entering miners to merge and act as […]


Facebook forms Swiss fintech firm with payments focus ZURICH (Reuters) – Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva’s commercial register shows. Libra Networks, with Facebook Global Holdings as stakeholder, was registered in Geneva on May 2 to provide financial and technology services and develop related […]