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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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ICOs of 2017: Time for a first look

Analysis: Forbes, EY take a look at big Crypto ICOs of 2017. How are the projects progressing? And, of course: Where is the money? What it is: An ICO is short for “Initial Coin Offering”, a term used in the world of crypto currencies.…
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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:…

Bloomen at GECON 2018: Paper on Blockchains and media experience

Georgios Palaiokrassas presented our partners ICCS/NTUA work related to Bloomen at “The 15th International Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services (GECON 2018)”. GECON took place on 18-20 September 2018 in Pisa,…
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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…

Mobile Game "Fortnite:Battle Royale" Generated $1 Billion in Just Ten Months

Content goes digital, and mobile. As a result the revenues made with popular offerings are rising to new heights, even related to other media such as movies.  This is not directly related to Blockchain research, but a notable indicator:…
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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…

Users Lost Access To Bitcoins Worth $20-25 Billion, Says Research Firm Chainalyis

The lost fortune: An estimated 3.7 million bitcoins are "floating in the proverbial ether" , meaning that while valid no one has direct control or access. The current worth of these "lost or probably lost" assets is $20-25 billion. If accurate…