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Factom Blockchain Project Wins Grant to Protect US Border Patrol Data

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a grant of $192,380 to blockchain project Factom to support beta testing of a platform aimed to secure data from Border Patrol cameras and sensors, the agency announced Friday. “The early phases of Factom’s work has informed architecture choices and design decisions inherent in integrating blockchain…

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Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims

A financial institution operated by the world’s central banks is taking aim at cryptocurrencies, questioning their ability to deliver on their promise in a new report published Sunday morning. The document, titled “Cryptocurrencies: looking beyond the hype” and released by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), explains the history behind the technology and analyzes whether…

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Port of Rotterdam Partners With Blockchain Startup to Innovate Cargo Tracking

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with Dutch blockchain startup CargoLedger to use the technology for cargo tracking, Transport Online reported yesterday, June 14th. As part of its PortXL annual accelerator, the port authority has partnered with CargoLedger to implement a blockchain solution for tracking shiploads. The technology will be applied…

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EOS Blockchain Back Up and Running Again After Yesterday’s ‘Pause’

The recently launched EOS blockchain has resumed operations today, June 17, after “pausing” due to technical issues on June 16, according to the EOS network monitor. The EOS network monitor is currently showing that EOS block producers (BPs) – the equivalent of miners on the Bitcoin blockchain – are “producing right now.” Yesterday, multiple sources…

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Blockchain Technology Will Be ‘Obsolete,’ Says Prominent Geopolitical Forecaster

Adam James · June 17, 2018 · 10:00 am George Friedman, a well-respected Hungarian-born U.S. geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs, believes blockchain technology will eventually become “obsolete” — and he may be right. ‘It’ll be Obsolete’ Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman thinks the blockchain’s days are numbered. Friedman explained his view of Bitcoin’s underlying technology…

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Adblock Plus Creators Enlist Blockchain To Fight ‘Fake News’

Kyle Baird · June 17, 2018 · 4:00 am Adblock Plus creators eyeo are out to put an end to misleading and false information online. Their new ‘Trusted News’ browser extension is aiming to take advantage of blockchain technology to create a decentralized database that classifies the integrity of information on the web. The Era Of…

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Walmart Awarded Patent for Blockchain Based Energy Management

Melanie Kramer · June 17, 2018 · 1:00 am A recent document released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals Walmart has filed a patent for managing demand on an electrical grid using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The patent was filed on December 13, 2017, and released by the USPTO on June 14,…

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Geopolitical Analyst Believes Blockchain Will Become ‘Obsolete’

Geopolitical analyst George Friedman says that blockchain technology will one day become “obsolete,” CNBC reported June 15. Friedman is a founder of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication dedicated to predicting the future course of international affairs, and author of “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century.” He told CNBC that he has…

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