MasterCoin to create new altcurrencies in Bitcoin’s block chain

Bitcoin expert J. R. Willet is looking to transform not just Bitcoin, but the cryptocurrency world. In his view, Bitcoin is incomplete, and has led to the creation of altcoins which he says has diluted the message of Bitcoin. He wants to change the situation by creating a protocol layer that exists on top of […]

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SoftBank-Backed Fintech Firm Joins Chinese Conglomerate to Build Blockchain Platform

The fintech arm of China’s largest insurer and a logistics conglomerate are teaming up to develop a blockchain-based information-sharing platform for one of the country’s biggest trading hubs.   OneConnect Financial Technology, which is the fintech arm of China’s largest insurance company, Ping An Insurance, has entered into a joint program with the China Merchants Port […]

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Gartner Research: Smart Contract Adoption to Increase Data Quality by 50% Over 3 Years

Research conducted by Gartner Inc. predicts a 50 percent increase in overall data quality by 2023 for all businesses and organizations using blockchain smart contracts. “When an organization adopts blockchain smart contracts, whether externally imposed or voluntarily adopted, they benefit from the associated increase in data quality,” said Lydia Clougherty Jones, senior research director at […]

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