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    ABN Amro Divides Bitcoin from the Blockchain – DAO Daily News

    [Editors Note: "If you were looking to enter the business, Karin Kersten argues, you might first invest in a restaurant. Next, you might try to get a feel for the workflow, washing dishes and observing existing staff. It's then, she said, that you might be ready to...

    Arcade City Holds First Ever Meetup In Austin – DAO Daily News

    [Editors Note: "Ever since Uber and Lyft left Austin, the peer-to-peer rideshare group, Arcade City, has been making waves as it has made its bid to fill the void. The developers made its presence known when they published an open letter to the city on their official...

    Medical Prescriptions Immutable ON a distributed ledger

    [Editors Note: The Director of the Dutch-based REshape Center for Innovation Lucien Engelen recently announced a blockchain-based prototype with SNS Bank N.V. and Deloitte. This proof-of-concept, called Prescrypt, is an initiative that makes it easier for people with...

    Jaxx: First Ether Wallet on iOS – Dao Daily News

    It is the first iOS wallet to transact in ether, the native currency of Ethereum’s smart contract platform. Despite not being intended for use as a spending currency, ether has been gaining attention recently as a potential competitor to bitcoin. By Jon Southurst...

    Using Technology to Create Better ID Systems – Dao Daily News

    Steven Malby is head of the Law Development Section of the Rule of Law Division for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the executive arm of the Commonwealth of Nations intergovernmental organisation. Malby explores the challenges in bringing legal identity to the more than...

    A Framework for Identity – DAO Daily News

    Dan Elitzer is a member of the IDEO coLAB, a shared platform to discover and act on the potential of new technologies, with current focuses on blockchain, digital identity, and IoT. In this op-ed, Elitzer fleshes out a framework for how a digital identity system...

    Can a New Social Operating System Fix The DAO?

    An Ethereum startup led by a Harvard researcher and the founder of blockchain ridesharing startup La’Zooz will submit a proposal to fix perceived governance issues with The DAO this week. By Pete Rizzo Launched earlier this month, The DAO has quickly become the...

    Lisk Releases First Modular Cryptocurrency with Sidechains

    Bitcoin Press Release: Following $6.5 million crowdsale, Lisk deploys first truly scalable cryptocurrency, with JavaScript compatibility and infinite ability to add new features via sidechains. By Tom Clancy  Aachen, Germany – Lisk (www.lisk.io), the first modular...

    Japan Passes Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges

    The Diet in Japan (the legislature consisting of the Lower and the Upper Houses) has passed a bill today that mandates the regulation of bitcoin and virtual currency exchanges by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan. Japan has enacted a bill today that will...

    Blockchain Consortium R3 Sees its First Chinese Member

    By Samburaj Das The banking- and finance-centric blockchain consortium led by New York-based startup R3 will now include its first ever Chinese member, the Ping An Financial Services Group. China’s second largest insurer, the Ping An Group has become the first Chinese...

    Dubai Government to Sponsor Upcoming Digital Currency Conference

    Dubai is set to play host to a conference on digital currencies later this month, an event that comes several months after a government-backed blockchain effort was first unveiled. Hosted at the Burj Al Arab hotel, the one-day Keynote Conference event on 30th May will...

    US Postal Service Could Create its Own Digital Currency

    The US Postal Service (USPS) has released a new report outlining how it could adopt blockchain technology within its operations. The report, issued by the Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), suggests that the service should consider using the...

    Payment Processor Invests in Dubai-Based Bitcoin Startup

    Online payment service provider PayFort is among a number of participants to invest in a seed funding round for Dubai-based bitcoin startup BitOasis. Additional participants included MENA-focused venture capital firm Wamda Capital, early Internet entrepreneur Samih...

    India’s ‘Unregulated’ Bitcoin Industry is Thriving

    The popularity of Bitcoin in India has seen an exponential rise, according to the Hindustantimes. The report details that more users in the region are using the cryptocurrency to pay mobile bills and vouchers for online shopping. With Businesses like Unocoin, Zebpay,...

    The method behind Google’s machine learning madness

    First there was TensorFlow, Google’s machine learning framework. Then there was SyntaxNet, a neural network framework Google released to help developers build applications that understand human language. What comes next is anyone’s guess, but one thing is clear:...

    Determining Jurisdiction When a DAO is Sued

    A lawyer at Anderson Kill, PC in Washington, DC, Stephen D Palley (@palleylaw) focuses his law practice on construction, insurance and software development, including blockchain and smart contract design. The opinions in this article are Palley’s alone, are not...

    The DAO is a New Dow

    Nolan Bauerle is a former researcher and writer for the Canadian Senate Banking Committee, for which he drafted a 2015 report on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He is the founder of tech strategy firm Borderless Blockchain. In this op-ed, Bauerle frames...

    The New Banking Standard

    Martin Hagelstrom is a bitcoin enthusiast, project executive and consultant working on IT projects at IBM. In this op-ed, Hagelstrom touches on the slow but steady embrace of blockchain by the world's banks. By Martin Hagelstrom A few months ago I was writing a...

    Blockchain’s Big Innovation is Trust, Not Money

    Jason Leibowitz is a former Wall Street professional who pivoted careers in 2014 to focus full-time on digital currency. In this opinion piece, Liebowitz discusses why the blockchain is now best perceived as an innovation in distributed, digital trust, despite its...

    A Venture Fund With Plenty of Virtual Capital, but No Capitalist

    The D.A.O., on the other hand, returns to the more radical ambitions of virtual currencies. It is set up according to computer code, with no human executives. All decisions will be made by votes of the people who buy in — using software — making it a sort of...

    Smaller Banks Need Bitcoin To Protect The Global Financial System

    With the financial ecosystem on the proverbial brink of collapsing, there is a growing concern among banking industry experts. Not about the imminent collapse itself, though, but how hackers can easily attack the global financial system. By Jean-Pierre Buntinx A...

    Bitcoin Miners Follow Profit to Ethereum Blockchain

    The rush to capitalize on ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, is in full swing.  Bitcoin Miners Follow Profit to Ethereum Blockchain. By Michael del Castillo Among those interested are the world's miners, who operate vast networks of machines...

    Sydney Stock Exchange Developing Blockchain Trading System

    A stock exchange in Australia is developing a private equity market solution using blockchain technology. As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) will initially look to facilitate the trade of private stocks, but will eventually open...

    The Law of The DAO

    Andrew "Drew" Hinkes is Counsel at Berger Singerman LLP, a business law firm in Florida. Hinkes represents companies and entrepreneurs in state and federal commercial litigation matters, representation of court-appointed fiduciaries, and electronic discovery issues....

    Jeff Garzik Defends Hard Fork Solution for Bitcoin Block Size Issue

    Jeff Garzik, a bitcoin code veteran who recently launched the Bloq code-for-hire service to develop blockchain features, continues to defend a hard fork solution to the bitcoin scaling challenge. Garzik has engaged with individuals who disagree with him on Twitter in...

    A Wikipedia Edit War Has Broken out over Ethereum-Based DAO

    The Ethereum created DAO has become one of the largest crowdsale in history, overtaking today the video game project Star Citizen, which has been a multi-year effort to raise $113,705,500. The DAO, a project curated by the founders of the Ethereum public blockchain,...

    What Happens If BTC Hits $10,000? Bitcoin Enthusiasts Respond

    What if Bitcoin’s price surges beyond the 2013 record high reaching $10,000 a coin like Tim Draper predicts? Would you pay off your student debts? Start a Bitcoin business? Buy a Bentley? Bitcoin.com decided to run an experiment to see what some enthusiasts would do...

    ‘Blockchain Revolution’ Comes to Wall Street at Nasdaq Event

    The father and son authors of the new book "Blockchain Revolution" took to the stage this morning where Nasdaq opens and closes its market to discuss their latest work. By Michael del Castillo   Kicking off a panel discussion with several industry leaders, Don...

    Nasdaq Explores How Blockchain Could Fuel Solar Energy Market

    During a demonstration at Nasdaq's global headquarters today, the stock exchange operator unveiled a service that lets solar power generators sell certificates using its Linq blockchain service. By Michael del Castillo The solar panels are connected to the Internet...

    Public Opinion Split As The DAO Rakes in Ethereum Funding

    The DAO has become the talk of the digital town since its launch less than a month ago. With nearly $150m worth of the cryptocurrency ether raised to date, the unusual organization has inspired both passionate supporters and skeptics.    By Stan Higgins In the...

    Apache Foundation Founder Named Hyperledger Executive Director

    There's a new man in charge of the Hyperledger Project, a group of more that 30 companies working together to build an open standard for distributed ledgers across industries. By Michael del Castillo Announced today, the founder of of the Apache Software Foundation,...

    Red Hat Launching Blockchain Open Source Initiative

    In April, Red Hat announced the OpenShift initiative to aid financial services industry in building hosted blockchain applications. Red Hat would manage container application deployment with OpenShift Dedicated support for financial institutions interested in...

    Identity Startup Netki to Launch SSL Certificate for Blockchain

    With websites operating under the constant threat of attacks, users have long been accustomed to looking for a little green lock in web browsers, signaling an SSL certificate, to ensure that the site is secure. By Jacob Donnelly Today, SSL is used for transmitting...

    Presidential Cybersecurity Panel Hears Blockchain Testimony By IBM

    A panel on national security and cyberspace appointed by President Barack Obama heard testimony on blockchain technology from a representative of IBM earlier today. Held in New York, the meeting brought together the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity,...

    Confused By Blockchain? Separating Revolution from Evolution

    Antony Lewis is a bitcoin and blockchain consultant and blogger, who previously served as the director of business development at bitcoin exchange itBit.  In this article, Lewis attempts to explain the difference between the revolutionary disruptive innovation of...

    Bruce Fenton to RT: Bitcoin is Secure, Scalability Will Be Fixed

    Bitcoin is a secure network that has never been hacked and is actually safer than owning gold, said Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Bruce Fenton in a television interview with RT this week.   By Jon Southurst Bitcoin losses had come mainly from company failures...

    Refusing To Decrypt Hard Drives May Equal Indefinite Jail Time

    The topic of encryption is becoming more prominent in media headlines these days as consumers want to protect their privacy. But the US government does not agree with this stance as federal prosecutors propose indefinite prison for a suspect unwilling to decrypt his...

    China to buy $90 billion gold vault in London

    The Chinese state-owned ICBC Standard Bank (IDCBF), the world's biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy Barclays precious metals storage business, including its state-of-the-art storage facility in London. Ivana Kottasova The deal will boost China's access to...

    GTEC Awards Final: €50,000 Eyed by Blockchain Innovators

     Tuesday will see the unveiling of the winner at the GTEC Blockchain Innovation Awards in Berlin, with startups in line for up to €20,000 in prize money. By William Suberg GTEC Gives International Recognition to Blockchain Innovators Over 100 applicants have been...

    LegacyNest Can Make Your Will, But Can’t Smart Contracts Too?

    A new startup called LegacyNest will help you write a will on your behalf, as well as check whether you are still alive. But at the same time, smart contracts can achieve this same goal, which begs the question whether or not this startup will succeed.   By...

    45% of US Households Avoid Online Shopping Due to Cybercrime Risk

    Online shopping is becoming a significant trend all over the world, yet a lot of people show concerns of online privacy and security. A recent US government study shows half of Americans are put off by lackluster security and privacy.   By Jean-Pierre Buntinx...

    Is Bitcoin a True Anti-War Currency?

    It is not common to speak of currency as being pro or anti-war. A freely traded currency is merely an economic tool that facilitates the exchange of goods and services by people whose intentions may be good or evil. All things being equal, the money is morally and...

    My Dinner with Adam Back, by Roger Ver

    About a week ago, at the NYC Consensus conference I was fortunate enough to get to spend four hours over dinner with Adam Back of Blockstream, and Kristov Atlas of Blockchain.info By Roger Ver I’ll do my best to summarize the topics of conversation over those four...

    IPO’s at BTCPOP

    BTCPOP first introduced the ability for users to create an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in December 2015, however, you might not know about this marvellous feature and why you should be using it. Tom Clancy An IPO is created when a company decides to sell shares to...

    Bitcoin & Blockchain Could Reform European Union Payment Laws

    In its final report on virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology concerning the likes of bitcoin and blockchain tech, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has spoken about the possibility of revising existing EU payment laws,...

    11FS Blockchain Consultancy Seeks $100 Million

    Recently, there have been reports of a new fintech consultancy firm that will be headquartered in London, touting blockchain technology. The speculative new company, called 11FS, has reportedly raised $5 million USD in seed funding already from the venture capital...

    Blockchain and the Race Towards Irrelevance

    Matthew Spoke is a bitcoin and Ethereum enthusiast who has been working towards advancing the use of smart distributed protocols through Rubix, a team at Deloitte dedicated to this vision. In this opinion piece, Spoke argues it remains to be seen whether blockchain...

    An Anatomy of Bitcoin’s Great Scaling Debate

    Dr Paul Ennis is a research assistant at The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organization at University College Dublin, specializing in bitcoin and blockchain studies. In this opinion piece, Dr Ennis discusses how bitcoin's scaling debate has thus far evolved,...

    Doug Miller of KeepKey Bitcoin Wallet on SegWit and New Features

    KeepKey is one of the top Bitcoin Hardware Wallets in the industry right now. I recently had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with one, as well as speak to Doug Miller of KeepKey. KeepKey is a very solidly-built wallet with a large, very easy to read...

    Malaysian Central Bank Focuses on Adapting Fintech Regulation

    Malaysia is one of the most recent countries to look at its current regulatory guidelines and come up with changes to take part of the FinTech revolution. Keeping in mind how Bitcoin is a part of FinTech as well, these changes will have a rippling effect on...

    Japan Could Come to Dominate the Bitcoin Landscape

    Japan seems to have Bitcoin fever these days. Trading volume is growing exponentially in the region and organizations across the land are investing in this new technology. Now the Japanese blockchain firm TechBureau, who maintains one of Japan’s largest Bitcoin...

    Bank of Japan Official: Central Banks Need to Watch Blockchain

    A deputy governor of Japan's central bank has said that central banks worldwide need to pay close attention to developments surrounding digital currencies and blockchain technology.   By Stan Higgins Speaking during a conference earlier this week in Japan, Deputy...

    Bitcoin Price Stabilizes at $450 But Forecast Ahead Unclear

    Bitcoin prices fluctuated little in the week ending 13th May, staying largely between $450 and $460 amid lackluster trading volume. While Craig Wright’s claims of being bitcoin’s founder likely helped generate visibility for the digital currency and was still the...

    Bitcoin Core is Seeking to Overhaul How it Upgrades its Code

    The Bitcoin Core team is looking to refresh the process by which code changes are proposed, considered and implemented in a bid to engage more people in the development of the protocol. But this remains a significant challenge in a diverse and distributed community....

    What Can Gold Do For Our Money?

    One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically impossible. By Stefan Gleason Opponents of a...

    Cashila Launches New Ethereum Platform Called ICONOMI

    A new service has been launched by the Cashila team, with the aim of making Ether trading more convenient for users. ICONOMI, as this new feature is called, enables purchases through direct SEPA transfers. By Jean-Pierre Buntinx Cashila is one of the many...

    Kompany.com Announces Private Blockchain Integration

    The business registry database, Kompany.com, made it known at a joint conference of the European Commerce Registers’ Forum (ECRF) and Corporate Registers’ Forum (CRF) that they are introducing a blockchain ledger into their business model. Trevor Hill The company says...

    Visa and MasterCard Secretly Increase Processing Fees

    The introduction of new NFC and EMV-enabled payment cards has forced merchants to upgrade their payment terminals since last 2015. However, it seems that upgrade brought other unwanted changes, such as an increase in debit transaction fees. Jean-Pierre Buntinx  ...

    Five Strategic Firms in the Crypto-Landscape

    There’s been a lot of venture capital flying around the cryptocurrency and blockchain environment this year. Some investment firms are legacy financial institutions who have their sights set on this emerging technology. However, some firms are purely dedicated to the...

    Korea Exchange Talks Top-Down Approach to Blockchain Innovation

    Though major stock exchanges in London and New York have garnered the lion’s share of major media headlines, their peers internationally are moving at a similar pace to investigate the potential of blockchain tech. By Pete Rizzo  The Korea Exchange (KRX), South...

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