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What Does Facebook Exec’s Departure From Coinbase Board Mean For Crypto?

“Facebase” might’ve been a fictional company name that you heard after David Marcus of Facebook joined Coinbase’s board, as speculation was rampant regarding the potential for collaboration between the two firms. But for now, it seems that any chance of collaboration between the two companies may be ending, as the executive of the social media...

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Can Blockchain Breathe New Life to a Struggling Pensions Industry?

Pensions used to be the main way people saved up for retirement. Old timers were particularly content staying on and becoming lifers in their jobs because of the financial security that pensions promise. Not anymore. This content is brought to you by a 3rd-party company Experts have been warning about a pensions crisis for the …

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Despite Spending $160 Million a Year, IBM Blockchain is Still Lacking Adoption

While IBM has been cautious to back cryptocurrency projects, the New York-based technology giant has still been doing its best to make a successful foray into the blockchain space. But as some skeptics see it, IBM hasn’t done much to make a meaningful impact on this flowering industry. IBM & Blockchain — Is It Really...

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Australia’s Biggest Bank Launches World’s First Blockchain Bond With World Bank

Australia has maintained a Blockchain-friendly position with its government-backed exploration of Blockchain technology for various applications. Now, it is getting ready to issue the world’s first Blockchain bond upon being mandated by the World Bank. Australia to Create Distributed Ledger Bonds The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will reportedly create, allocate, transfer and manage the...

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Northern Trust Aids Hedge Funds in Cryptocurrency Investment

Yet another firm from traditional markets has stepped into the cryptocurrency boxing ring, with Northern Trust recently diving down the metaphorical rabbit hole that is blockchain. Legacy Markets Firm to Make a Foray into Blockchain and Crypto As per an exclusive Forbes article, Pete Chercewich, the President of Northern Trust’s corporate and institutional services division,...

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Blockchain May Add $5 Billion to Indian Economy In The Next Five Years, Expert Says

Distributed ledger technology may add $5 billion to Indian economy in the next five years, according to NASSCOM’s VP Industry Initiatives. The non-profit trade association, which represents the sector of software and services companies in the country, has backed blockchain technology for many years. NASSCOM Promotes Blockchain In India for Its Potential for Economic Growth...

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Opet Token Advances Vision of Global Education Inclusion

Opet Token Advances Vision of Global Education Inclusion

The struggle is real. When it comes to education, all stakeholders whether parents, guardians; students or teachers, face an uphill struggle with the system. This educational system has largely remained unchanged for centuries. High school and university students have no option but to pursue a widely paper-based education and learn in a classroom environment that has stayed largely untouched. During the course of their lives, today’s students have the recourse to the latest of technologies,

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Crypto Potential for 1.7 Million Unbanked Adults

Crypto Potential for 1.7 Million Unbanked Adults

Have you heard of the unbanked? According to The World Bank, “Globally, about 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked—without an account at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider.” Even doing something as simple as paying a water or gas bill can be very time consuming and stressful for the unbanked, especially if the region they live in is politically unstable. To illustrate, a person without a bank account would typically pay a utility

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Now That’s Sharp

Now That's Sharp

Everything that you will ever do comes with a certain amount of risk and sometimes we can actually measure the level of risk and more importantly determine if it’s worth taking. For example, it’s much safer to sit on the couch than it is to cross the street and it’s much riskier still to get in the car and drive. However, sometimes it’s necessary to take on a bit of risk to achieve your goals.

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Blockchain Platform for Direct Digital Content Trade Released

Blockchain Platform for Direct Digital Content Trade Released

A marketplace on a blockchain for the photo industry plans to expand into other means of digital content. The new platform Wemark leverages smart contracts, allowing photographers to license their content to customers directly, not giving up the rights to the middlemen and keeping an essential share of the revenue. Distributed  Stock Photo Marketplace Launched, Uses Direct Licenses From Creators There are millions of professionals creating digital content around the world, and many more customers.

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