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Biotech Giant Plans to Securely Share Genetic Data on a Blockchain

A publicly traded biotech giant based in South Korea is turning to blockchain to allow it to share genetic data without risk of hacking or infringement of patients’ privacy. Macrogen, a DNA sequencing service provider with headquarters in Seoul, said in a press release on Monday that it is working with Big Data firm Bigster to develop…

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Ohio Becomes Latest US State to Legally Recognize Blockchain Data

Ohio has become the latest U.S. state to legally recognize data stored and transacted on blockchain. The news comes after lawmakers from the state introduced a bill in May that sought to treat blockchain data and smart contracts as electronic records in a bid to provide safe harbor for the emerging technology. Part of the wording…

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United States is Number One in Cryptocurrency Crime, Data Shows

With the increasing popularity of digital assets, more sophisticated means are being developed to obtain ownership of these highly sought-after coins illegally. A recent study has put the United States at the heart of global cryptocurrency crime. The study also reports that cybercriminals have attacked all top cryptocurrency exchange platforms. More than Half of all…

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CoinMarketCap Says Data Glitch Boosted Its Crypto Price Numbers

A CoinMarketCap “data issue” caused significant artificial inflation of several coins listed on the platform on Friday, with some prices inflated by nearly 1000 percent. While bitcoin’s price spiked 12 percent on the crypto data site, other coins saw more drastic increases. The price of aeternity, the eighth most valuable cryptocurrency, increased more than 951…

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Data Shows US Dollar, Not Japanese Yen, Is Dominating Bitcoin Trade

Japan may not be quite the cryptocurrency powerhouse that the world thinks it is. A deep dive by CoinDesk has found methodological flaws in widely-cited bitcoin exchange data that appear to overstate the importance of the Japanese yen as a trading pair. Our analysis of trading data collected from July 26-30 suggests that the U.S.…

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Crypto Data Site CoinMarketCap Launches ‘More Robust’ API

CoinMarketCap, one of the most popular crypto data tracking websites, announced a new pro-level and fee-based API on Wednesday. While a public API is already offered by CoinMarketCap, the new one will provide “additional endpoints, more calls, higher rate limits, exchange and market and historical data for the commercial tiers,” according to an email response…

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Telegram Reveals Personal ID Verification Tool for Sharing Data with ‘Finance, ICOs’

The crypto and blockchain industry’s go-to encrypted messenger app Telegram has released a personal identification authorization tool, according to an official statement published July 26. The tool, dubbed Telegram Passport, reportedly encrypts a user’s personal ID information and let’s users securely share their ID data with third parties, which the Telegram post elaborates on as…

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Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data Processing

A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) researcher is testing a blockchain network for processing the vast amounts of data produced. Josh Peek, an associate astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), told CoinDesk that the HST, like other space telescopes, requires “millions upon millions” of hours of computing power to process data, which can become…

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Pharma Scandal Prompts Calls to Put Vaccine Data on a Blockchain

A scandal around the fraudulent actions of a vaccine manufacturer in China has sparking a heated debate over the last week – and now the Chinese cryptocurrency community is suggesting blockchain as a potential solution. The uproar followed a report from China’s State Drug Administration, which, based on a tip-off, launched an investigation of the company…

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