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Bloomen at WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo: Meet us in Berlin, October 9-11, 2018

When the worlds largest association for publications calls, the community gets together: For three days experts from the news industry will gather in Berlin to discuss relevant trends and topics. Among them will be colleagues from Bloomen-partner…

Blockchain, the Movie

Whatever you say: This is a good title. "Trust Machine. The Story of Blockchain" is the title of an upcoming documentary, to be released end of October in cinemas in the US. The film tells the story of the new technology from both sides:…
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Giving an identity to people who lost everything

Blockchain technology could potentially help "invisible" people such as the Rohingya refugees maintaining an identity, if original documents are lost. More than 700.000 Rohingya are currently forming the largest single refugee camps in a…
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Totem: Baidu Launches Blockchain-based Photo Sharing Website As Part of Xuper-Chain

Baidu, the dominant Chinese search company, has started a blockchain-based photo platform. If a photographer provides pictures, she/he will get tokens based on the number of pictures and their quality. The goal is to provide a motivation to…

News organizations hope to use Blockchain for sustainable funding

Newspapers and other traditional news media suffer as revenues from advertising and subscriptions are on the way down. This is why blockchain-based funding options are increasingly discussed as a potential way out.  In Germany - and elsewhere…
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Overcoming Limits of Bitcoin: MIT Researchers Aim To Enable Scalability And Smart Contracts

Key goals are faster transmissions and execution of complex rules So far, most approaches to blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies had specific up- and downsides in terms of features. In a (highly simplified way) Bitcoin was seen as a form…
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Blockchain interoperability: Ability to perform transactions across platforms

One mark of the first wave of platforms for blockchain usage in corporate environments was this: They seemed to assume that they - and only they - might be the dominating solution for a given use case. Cross platform transfer This seems…
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"Challenge Accepted" - IBM and Global Citizen want to re-organize flow of humanitarian aid

Blockchain technologies, while still a new concept to many industrial markets are increasingly viewed as a solution how to manage humanitarian aid. Now IBM and  Global Citizen, an advocacy group, have teamed up for a challenge to developers:…
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Facebook sets up dedicated team to explore Blockchain

Facebook has appointed a new head of development to explore blockchain. While the team is small the move is watched closely. Why? Blockchain technologies could - potentially - provide new options how the social network interacts. The newly…
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An Investors View of Blockchain Technology: "At its core, blockchains are about trust."

As of early 2018 the common understanding of blockchain technologies is that they enable cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Ether. But this is only part of the story. What other scenarios are possible? We spoke with Marcus Erken from Sunfish…