Entries by Steve

How Blockchain, AI Can Change the Practice of Law

The sixth annual Clio Cloud Conference held a talk with lawyers about how artificial intelligence and blockchain-based technologies can be used by firms of various sizes to become more cost and time efficient. Dat Nguyen, a former Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy attorney who is now vice president of special projects at blockchain startup Sagewise, said blockchain technology […]

Israel Securities Authority To Use Blockchain To Secure Internal Messaging System

This time, the securities regulator isn’t throwing up roadblocks to crypto’s adoption. Instead, it’s embracing the underlying technology. To improve internal cybersecurity, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has implemented blockchain technology for its messaging and information systems. The Israeli government agency responsible for capital markets and securities regulation recently announced the improvement to its “Yael” […]

Bitcoin news: cryptocurrency technology blockchain will change EVERYTHING says Toni Nijm | City & Business | Finance

Blockchain is a form of digital ledger technology based on the decentralised ideal of cryptocurrency. The technology, used by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is a growing list of records – called blocks – which are linked using cryptography to create an almost incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Blockchain and cryptography […]

Alibaba Files Patent for Blockchain System That Allows ‘Administrative Intervention’

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a blockchain-based system that allows a third-party administrator to intervene in a smart contract in case of illegal activities. The USPTO published the patent application on Oct. 4. A smart contract is a computer protocol designed to […]

UK Land Registry Begins New Phase of Blockchain Research Project

The U.K.’s national land registry is moving into the second phase of its ongoing blockchain research effort. The HM Land Registry announced Tuesday it was partnering with blockchain company Methods, which plans to build on R3’s Corda framework to develop a platform able to store land registration information and streamline the process for buying or […]

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Blockchain Platform to Fight Wine Counterfeits

Overstock.com’s venture capital subsidiary Medici Ventures has invested in Israeli-based technology company VinX to develop a blockchain-powered wine futures platform, according to a press release published October 4. The exact amount of the investment was not disclosed. Per the announcement, VinX plans to develop a token-based digital wine futures platform based on the Bordeaux futures […]

QuarkChain Code Review: High Capacity P2P Blockchain

I’ve previously written about Quarkchain. What I saw back then was good. I still have my reservations on cross-shard transactions and the implication on finality, and I still dislike the horizontal scalability claim. But in the QuarkChain code review I definitely see some things that I like, too. Testnet is up and running, hitting 10,000+ […]

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News For Today [October 4 VIDEO Review]

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Seoul Mayor Announces Five-Year Plan for Promoting Blockchain Industry

The mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon has introduced a five-year plan for developing the blockchain industry in the city, Korean news agency Yonhap News reports Thursday, October 4. The project entitled “Blockchain City of Seoul” contains a number of measures for promoting and developing blockchain-related initiatives and education in the city from 2018–2022, Park revealed […]

BlackBerry Introduces Blockchain-Backed Platform Focused on Healthcare Services

As part of its pivot into security and computing, software company and former smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has released a blockchain-powered platform. The new product  focuses on the healthcare field, according to a press release published Oct. 4. Per the announcement, BlackBerry has partnered with technology firm ONEBIO to develop a blockchain-backed “ultra-secure” ecosystem. The system […]