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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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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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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…
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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…
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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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Photography Site Unsplash Raises $7,25 With OST as Lead Investor

Unsplash, a popular, easy to use destination for free, high-quality photos has announced a funding round. The outlook is interesting for anyone looking into the future of photos and blockchain. If you followed news about the use of blockchain…
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Filament pairs hardware chip with blockchain to manage Internet of Things

A new chip, called Blocklet, aims to connect the Internet of Things (IoT) world with blockchain technologies. The chip is aimed to connect items (such as containers, production machines) with a new way to record data. This could lead to a number…