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Thomson Reuters Demos New Ethereum Blockchain Use Cases

By Editorial Staff | Sep 21, 2016

Thomson Reuters scientist Dr Tim Nugent detailed the company’s ethereum research efforts at Devcon2 today. believes that other than news service, it has four other verticals it believes blockchain would better apply to, including its financial and risk; legal; tax and accounting; and intellectual property and science offerings. Source Photo by Pricey

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Asset Managers Expect to Be Using Blockchain in Five Years

By Editorial Staff | Sep 21, 2016

A new survey has found that nearly two-thirds (64%) of asset managers expect to using blockchain technology within the next five years. But respondents expected artificial intelligence and virtual reality use to grow the fastest followed by web analytics and sentiment analysis. Source  

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Winklevoss Exchange Gemini to Launch Daily Bitcoin Auctions

By Editorial Staff | Sep 21, 2016

Gemini Trading, the bitcoin and ethereum exchange founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, is set to host its first bitcoin auction. This is the first ever end-of-day auction on a bitcoin exchange, while it’s a pretty standard feature on traditional exchanges. Source Photo by jurvetson

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Preparing for a Bitcoin Hard Fork

By Editorial Staff | Sep 21, 2016

While a bitcoin hard fork isn’t imminent, its developers have begun to research how the complex technical change could be enacted, if needed. A hard fork meant that every node – miners, merchants and users – had to upgrade to be able to validate the new blocks, but due to the controversial reason for the…

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Pioneer in Singapore’s startup ecosystem closes its bootcamp programme

By Editorial Staff | Sep 16, 2016

JFDI has made official today that it will shutdown its accelerator programme — widely considered to be the pioneering accelerator in Singapore’s startup community – and pivot to corporate co-venturing to marry the agility of startups with the scaling potential of multi-national corporations. Its first two corporate partnerships are with corporates like Bosch and Mediacorp.…

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KPMG Launches New Blockchain Services Suite

By Editorial Staff | Sep 16, 2016

Global accounting firm KPMG yesterday launched a suite of tools designed to help banks and other financial services firms build with blockchain in a compliant way, by partnering with Microsoft using its blockchain platform. The new blockchasin services will leverage on the existing process expertise and regulatory expertise of KMPG. Read more at CoinDesk  …

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Standards Australia announced its leadership role on ISO for blockchain

By Editorial Staff | Sep 16, 2016

A major standards body,International Organization of Standardization (ISO),  has created a technical committee for blockchain and put Australia in charge of the effort. Australia has arguably emerged as a potential hotbed for the technology, with The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) potentially looking to replace its market infrastructure with a blockchain system. Read more at CoinDesk…

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Zeppelin project aims at secure smart contracts

By Editorial Staff | Sep 16, 2016

Two notable blockchain developers, Brener and Manuel Aráoz, are releasing an open-source smart contract security tool that target at preventing the unintentional loss of funds, with the first set of tools written in the Ethereum’s Solidity language Read more at CoinDesk  

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Bank of Tokyo is Planning to Use Blockchain for Contract Management

By Editorial Staff | Sep 16, 2016

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) intends to begin managing its contracts on a blockchain-based platform, starting with service level agreements with IBM, using the Hyperledger technology. Sensors in equipments provided by IBM will be used transmit delivery and usage information to the blockchain. Read more at Photo by Leonid Mamchenkov

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