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Facebook hiring experts for its Blockchain division

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2019 7:15:10 PM IST: Social-networking giant Facebook is seeking executives to work in its secretive Blockchain division and to work on the company's own blockchain applications and cryptocurrency.

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Can Blockchain technology ensure safety of clinical trial data?

Using Blockchain technology, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have created a novel system that could help ensure the integrity of data in clinical trials.

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Conduent appoints Nikhil Nayab as Global Head of Blockchain

US-based business process services company Conduent Incorporated has appointed Nikhil Nayab as the company's Global Head of Blockchain.

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Singapore Airlines launches Blockchain-based loyalty digital wallet

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched a Blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet developed in collaboration with Microsoft and KPMG Digital Village.

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Facebook appoints another engineer to lead Blockchain Division

Facebook has promoted one of its senior engineers Evan Cheng as the Director of Engineering at its recently launched Blockchain division, signalling the importance of the project, the media reported.

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Tech Mahindra sets up unit to facilitate up-skilling in Blockchain technology

Information Technology major Tech Mahindra has launched the Tech Mahindra BlockGeeks Program in its Hyderabad campus to facilitate competency in the field of Blockchain Technology.

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Udacity announces course for Blockchain tech

In a world where data security, privacy, and information symmetry are becoming more critical every day, the evolution of Blockchain technology as a potential solution to these challenges has evinced g

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EY, Microsoft launch blockchain solution for Media & Entertainment industry

With an aim to streamline the costly and time-consuming processes in entertainment rights and royalties, today, EY and Microsoft launched a blockchain network for content rights and royalties manageme

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S.Korea cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb hacked, $32 mln in coins stolen

Seoul-based virtual currency exchange Bithumb has been hacked and 35 billion won ($31.51 million) worth of virtual currency held at the exchange stolen, the exchange said on Wednesday. Bithumb said

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Soon, there could be a blockchain-based religion

Cryptocurrency may be still on the boundaries of legality but the blockchain technology behind it is seeing far more acceptance with the latest being religion.

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Apple prohibits iOS, Mac apps that engage in cryptocurrency mining

Due to the growing menace of hackers leveraging your device's processing powers to mine cryptocurrency, Apple has announced a ban on such malicious apps from its App Store.

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South Africa investigates $80 million bitcoin scam

South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80 million) with promises of huge returns that never materialised, police said o

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Akamai and MUFG announce blockchain-based payment network

Among the largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai Technologies, Inc. and one of the world's leading financial groups, MUFG, on Tuesday announced plans to offer a new blockchain-based

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HCL Technologies joins Blockchain in Transportation Alliance

Global technology giant HCL Technologies on Tuesday announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA), an organisation dedicated to determine best practices and standards for Bl

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Blockchain platform is next Apple: Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bullish on the Blockchain platform Ethereum, saying the technology could be the next Apple.

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Blockchain based e-commerce platform Runs closes USD 1 mn equity round

Runs, a blockchain-based e-commerce platform offering unique experiences has closed an equity round of US 1 million from US investors.

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Microsoft bans cryptocurrency ads on Bing search engine

After Facebook and Google, Microsoft has now banned advertisements showing cryptocurrencies and related products from its Bing search engine.

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HTC working on blockchain-powered Android smartphone: Report

Taiwanese tech giant HTC is reportedly working on a new Android phone named "Exodus" that will be powered by blockchain technology.

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Facebook may launch its own cryptocurrency

After reports surfaced that Facebook is creating a new Blockchain group, fresh media reports have claimed that the social networking giant is also exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency.

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Facebook sets up dedicated team for studying blockchain technology

Blockchain technology which is at the center of crypto currency or virtual currency is a field of hot interest. Despite lack of clarity on the legality of crypto currency, tech companies are keen on e

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Facebook shuffles top management, eyes Blockchain: Report

Mired in a massive data breach controversy, Facebook has reportedly rolled out biggest-ever shuffle at the senior management level since its inception -- across platforms, including WhatsApp and Messe

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Meitu GPIG utilises SpringRole blockchain to authenticate employment data

California [USA], May 5 (NewsVoir): The Global Product Innovation Group of software company Meitu (Meitu GPIG) has begun using the SpringRole blockchain protocol to issue certificates that validate em

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Blockchain technology can reduce cost in cross-border banking transactions: Moody's

Blockchain technology has the potential to significantly reduce the costs and time involved in cross-border banking transactions, increasing banks' efficiency but putting pressure on their fees and co

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Here's why WikiLeaks can't convert its cryptocurrency into money

Cryptocurrency marketplace Coinbase has shut the account of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks' Shop for allegedly violating its terms of service -- which means it cannot convert payments like bitcoin i

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World's First Blockchain And AI-Powered Virtual Reality Game 'VU' Launched

Gaming company Ukledo today announced the launch of VU (Virtual Universe), a first of its kind virtual reality adventure game powered by artificial intelligence and blockchain that is set to shake up the VR industry.

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Vietnam calls for tougher measures on cryptocurrency deals amid alleged scam

Vietnam on Wednesday urged greater vigilance against cryptocurrency transactions and investments, as officials in its economic hub asked police to investigate what could prove to be the country's larg

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Synup launches CoinFriendly, world's largest repository of Bitcoin-friendly business

Synup, a provider of Software as a service (SaaS) based location intelligence on Wednesday announced the launch of a new website, CoinFriendly.

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Australian money-laundering watchdog moves to regulate bitcoin providers

Australia has brought the country's cryptocurrency providers under the purview of its financial intelligence unit, a move it hopes will help minimise the risk of money laundering, terrorism financing

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Japan's FSA orders 2 cryptocurrency exchanges to halt business

TOKYO | Friday, Apr 6 2018 IST: Japan's Financial Services Agency on Friday ordered two cryptocurrency exchanges to suspend business for two months as it cracks down on regulatory lapses following the massive theft of digital money

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Sirin Labs, Foxconn to design blockchain-based smartphone

London |Friday, 2018 2:45:26 PM IST: Sirin Labs, a Swiss consumer electronics company, has joined handset manufacturer Foxconn to design what is touted as world's first blockchain-based smartphone titled "Finney".

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U.S. tax liabilities for crypto currencies in 2017 seen at $25 bln, to pressure bitcoin-Fundstrat

NEW YORK | Thursday, Apr 5 2018 IST: Soaring crypto-currency prices last year are estimated to result in U.S. tax liabilities of $25 billion, adding further selling pressure to these assets in the short term, according to a research note

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Nikkei falls, hit by tech stocks; Monex jumps on possible Coincheck purchase

Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday, led by tech firms and makers of electronic components after U.S. tech stocks tumbled overnight on resurgent trade war fears, while Monex jumped after saying it might b

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Google bans cryptocurrency mining extensions on Chrome

After Facebook and Twitter, Google has cracked down on malicious cryptocurrency mining extensions on its Chrome platform.

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Bitcoin drops over 4% after Japan warns largest operator

The value of Bitcoin fell more than 4 per cent on Friday on the main Japanese markets after the country's national regulator issued a warning to the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, o

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Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday

Twitter has confirmed that it will begin blocking cryptocurrency-related ads on the platfrom from Tuesday even as the micro-blogging site updated its policy relating to such advertisements.

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Blockchain can help combat cybersecurity-related risks: Microsoft

As cyber threats to the industry continue to evolve in complexity and intensity, emerging technologies such as permissioned blockchains can contribute to the important goals of combating cybersecurity

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XinFin ties up with KoinOK.com, gets its Utility Token XDCE listed on One of India's top exchange

New Delhi [India], Mar 16 (Businesswire-India): Singapore based Blockchain Technology XinFin recently announced its association with KoinOK. KoinOK is proudly building the most customer-focused crypto

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Twitter working to fix cryptocurrency scam issue

As the issue of copying verified Twitter accounts to trick cryptocurrency users is becoming increasingly prevalent, the microblogging company has said that it is working to curb these copycat handles.

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Japan punishes seven cryptocurrency exchanges over regulatory lapses

Japan punished seven cryptocurrency exchanges, ordering two of them to suspend business, in an effort to shore up consumer protection after a $530 million theft of digital money from Tokyo-based Coinc

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Uber co-founder to launch new cryptocurrency

Co-founder of peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery, and transportation network company Uber, Garrett Camp is launching his own cryptocurrency - Eco.

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ODEM Steps Up Beta Development After €2.2M Raise Beats ICO Pre-Sale Target

ODEM.IO, On-Demand Education Marketplace, is stepping up development of the beta version of its blockchain-based education platform after generating €2.2million (US$2.7million) in its ICO-presale, more than double the projected capital raise.

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ODEM.IO Sees Blockchain Shaking Up Multi-Trillion-Dollar Education Market

The $6 trillion international education and training industry is poised for revolutionary change as a result of the emergence of blockchain technology, says Richard Maaghul, co-founder and CEO of ODEM.IO, the world's first On-Demand Education Marketplace.

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S.Korea keeps investors guessing on cryptocurrency regulation

South Korea has yet to decide how to regulate crypotocurrency trading, a senior government official said, highlighting Seoul's struggles to supervise a market that critics say remains opaque and vulne

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Crypto 'noobs' learn to cope with wild swings in digital coins

After researching digital currencies for work last year, personal finance writer J.R. Duren hopped on his own crypto-rollercoaster. Duren bought $5 worth of litecoin in November, and eventually purcha

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Goldman-backed startup Circle buys Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange

Goldman Sachs-backed payments company Circle has acquired U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex, Circle said on Monday, in an effort to cement its position as one of the leading companies in the world

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Digital Advertising Blockchain XCHNG Demonstrates 180,000 Transactions Per Second And Adds Ad Veteran Mark Connon To Advisory Board

Kochava Labs SEZC, a research and development subsidiary of Kochava Inc., announces a new advisor to XCHNG, the open source blockchain framework for the digital advertising ecosystem.

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Blockchain can improve India's trade finance system: Report

Blockchain along with other digital technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation could resolve inefficiencies in the country's current trade fin

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Belfrics Global signs MoU with Andhra on blockchain-based solutions

Belfrics Global, one of the fastest growing blockchain development start-ups in India, has signed an MoU with the government of Andhra Pradesh to develop blockchain-based solutions.

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Quick X Protocol to help resolve blockchain-related woes

Secugenius, an information security company is creating a decentralised platform known as "Quick X Protocol" to solve the problems of blockchain, and claims to make possible thousands of transactions.

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Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to form new self-regulating body - sources

Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a $530 million digital money heist last month

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Loyakk announces world's first blockchain-powered platform for decentralised business networks

Loyakk Inc., the provider of enterprise relationship management applications, announced Vega, the world's first blockchain-enabled Enterprise Relationship Management solution for decentralized business networks.

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8K Miles launches blockchain solution 8K Health Edge

8K Miles Software Services Limited has launched 8K Health Edge, a proprietary blockchain platform which, may render into solutions for some of the most complex problems in global healthcare.

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What is Blockchain and How will it impact the small business loans?

Blockchain has become one of the most widely discussed buzzwords. Everyone is talking about it. It's the 'next big unlock'. If you are entirely not sure what it is, don't worry, you're not alone.

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By Sanya Uppal