Blockchain

Preparing for a Bitcoin Hard Fork

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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KPMG Launches New Blockchain Services Suite

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

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

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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