Op Ed: Slovenia Primed to Become a Blockchain Haven

The prime minister of Slovenia’s speech in support of blockchain technology this week has solidified the country’s position as the leading blockchain destination in the European Union and a key player in the regulatory field. “After the difficult ordeal of the economic crisis … we are coming back to life, we are growing again, and we ...

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Creating a Blockchain-Based Network of Interoperable Artificial Intelligences

Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup SingularityNET, recently covered by Wired as “the most tech-hype idea of the year,” wants to democratize AI research and facilitate the emergence of human-level AI on a decentralized, open-source platform. SingularityNET operates on a belief that the benefits of AI should not be dominated by any small set of powerful institutions but should be shared by ...

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These International Bitcoin Communities Are Rejecting SegWit2x

The hard fork part of the New York Agreement is scheduled to take place within about two weeks. This incompatible protocol rule change is set to increase Bitcoin’s block weight limit, to allow for more transactions on the network — if everyone adopts the change. Otherwise, it will create a new blockchain and currency that may or may not be ...

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Robomed Network Unleashes Linkages Between Healthcare Patients and Providers

The global healthcare market is vast and complex, with equity funding to digital health companies having reached $5.8 billion so far this year. Within this space, myriad models of healthcare delivery are being employed as breakthrough technologies are introduced.   A concept that’s gaining increased attention is the “patient-oriented medical network.” In this model, patients can manage and control their ...

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Qchain Charts New Native Advertising Roadmap

Today’s native advertising world, where a publication’s editorial content is paid for by an advertiser to promote their product or service is fraught with challenges threatening the ad industry. Due in part to the growing dominance of digital media giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, display advertising conversions continue to experience a decline. This trend has spurred efforts to find ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Signs of Divergence May Point to Potential Distribution Phase

After bouncing back and forth from $5100 to $6100, BTC-USD managed to squeeze out one more (albeit short-lived) all-time high. This article is going to present an update to the last discussion regarding the potential Wyckoff Distribution and provide a more contextualized, macro-view of the current bitcoin market. Before reading any further, I would like to emphasize the word “potential” ...

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To B2X or Not to B2X: How Exchanges Will List the SegWit2x Coin

The SegWit2x hard fork is drawing closer by the day. Within little over two weeks after the publication of this article, a group of Bitcoin companies and miners plans to double Bitcoin’s block weight limit as per the New York Agreement. But it currently seems certain that not everyone will adopt this incompatible protocol change. As such, the SegWit2x fork ...

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Blockstack Announces Its Own Token Sale

New York–based decentralized internet and developer platform Blockstack has announced its own token sale. Blockstack recently partnered with a number of venture capital groups to launch the $25 million Blockstack Signature fund. The group also released the “Blockstack Token Whitepaper,” which explains the technical details of the Blockstack Token mining system, the incentive mechanisms and genesis block. The white paper ...

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The Genesis System Wants to Record Cleaned Fracking Water on the Blockchain

There are more than 900,000 active gas and oil wells in the United States, according to Drillinginfo. Unfortunately, recycling and cleaning the contaminated water has not been an option, with companies typically transporting the produced and flowback water in barrels to underground disposal well facilities. That is until now. U.S.-based Genesis Research & Technology Group has developed, tested and patented ...

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Decred Launches Proposal System to Advance Blockchain Governance

Decred, which describes itself as an autonomous “digital currency for the people,” is announcing the launch of an “intelligent” blockchain proposal system. Powered by Politeia, a stand-alone tool for off-chain data storage, the system allows anyone in the community to submit a formal proposal for the evolution of the Decred platform. This proposal is time-stamped, versioned and permanently stored in ...

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