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Gates Foundation Partners With Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with blockchain startup Coil as part of its mission to provide payment services for the unbanked. The news comes via a tweet from Miller Abel, the foundation’s deputy director and principal technologist, on Oct. 17. Abel indicated that the organization and Coil will work together to implement…

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Rwanda Starts Tracking Conflict Metal Tantalum With Blockchain

Rwanda has turned to blockchain to track the supply chain of tantalum, a metal used in consumer electronics, in a bid to address concerns over conflict minerals in global markets. Rwandan cabinet minister Francis Gatare, who is also CEO of the country’s Mining, Petroleum and Gas Board, announced the blockchain initiative at a meeting of…

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Wallet Provider Blockchain Is Backing Crypto Giveaways In a Big Way

“Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist approved projects with token distributions “as…

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Ethereum’s Next Blockchain Upgrade Faces Delay After Testing Failure

Repercussions are being felt in the ethereum development ecosystem after an initial test of the platform’s forthcoming software upgrade, Constantinople, failed to deliver expected results. A system-wide change initially earmarked to go live in 2018, the code release, meant to introduce five improvements and alter the economics of the $20 billion blockchain, may now be delayed…

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Australian State Eyes Blockchain Upgrade for Property Transactions

As part of a plan to put all property transactions into the digital realm, a department of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government is turning to blockchain technology. With the state having ordered the digitization of all property transactions from July 1, 2019, NSW Land Registry Services – the operator of land titling and registry operations…

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Sony Builds Digital Rights Management System on a Blockchain

Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed a new blockchain-based digital rights management system that may see commercial rollout. According to a press release from the firm Monday, the system will help manage copyright-related information for digital content, citing educational content as a prime use case. The firm states that, with content rights management currently largely being…

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Christie’s Auction House Leads Art World in Blockchain Tech

Christie’s recently announced the introduction of a system for recording art transactions on blockchain. The decision is just the latest example of how the tech is catching on inside of the art world. Leading auction house Christie’s announced a new system utilizing blockchain to encrypt the registration of art transactions for a November sale. The company…

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