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Blocknify: Enabling Smart Contracts

Not all blockchain projects have to be super-complex. Sometimes aiming to do one thing really well can do the trick: Meet Blocknify, a start-up focused on enabling smart contracts, to reduce recurring work and to make workflows simpler. We asked…
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Bloomen@Decentralized 2018 in Athens

Two talks presented by consortium members from Bloomen - taking part in one of the biggest European blockchain conferences this year in Athens.  Manuel Machado and Antonis Litke had not just one, but several things in common this Thursday…
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Buy and Sell: German Project Demonstrates How To Decentralise Energy

Lition is an interesting and at first sight quite compelling project from Germany, which aims to connect buyers and producers in the energy market. Based on a blockchain infrastructure Lition enables buyers to get their energy directly from,…
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Meet us in Athens: Bloomen@Decentralized 2018 Blockchain Conference

Conference in Athens, Nov. 14-16 in Athens After the huge success of Decentralized 2017, the University of Nicosia has announced Decentralized 2018 to take place on November 14-16, 2018, at Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens Greece.  Quote:…
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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…