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Proof of University Diplomas in Greece

Greek graduates may soon be able to prove their qualifications by way of a blockchain. GRNET, the national research and education network of Greece, is working on a pilot project with blockchain research and development company IOHK to verify student diplomas on Cardano, a blockchain that launched in September. The project is notable because it is the first official use ...

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Keep an Eye Out for These Bitcoin Tech Trends in 2018

In many ways, 2017 was Bitcoin’s best year yet. Most obviously, increased adoption made the pioneering cryptocurrency’s exchange rate skyrocket from under $1000 to well over 10 times that value. But from a tech perspective, things seem to be just getting started: 2018 promises to be the year that a number of highly anticipated projects are either launched or adopted. Here’s ...

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With Forkgen, Anyone Can Now Create Their Own Bitcoin Fork (Even Us)

“Forkcoins,” or “Initial Fork Offerings” — alternative coins that “split off” from Bitcoin — are all the rage right now. The latest trend in the cryptocurrency world was kicked off last summer with the launch of Bitcoin Cash. The Bitcoin offshoot is a top 3 cryptocurrency by market cap according to websites like Coinmarketcap. Perhaps even more importantly, it is ...

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ZFX Token Fuels Investor Experiential Learning — Bitcoin Magazine

Common thinking suggests that investment markets are against you.  This includes stocks, mutual funds and, of course, cryptocurrency. It’s in these sectors where unfair market advantages such as investors with better access to information and high-frequency trading are among the barriers that the average everyday trader is facing. This is why over half of investors lose money during their first ...

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Enterprise Blockchain is in a “Trough of Disillusionment”

There are few people who have worked in the blockchain technology space for so long and maintained such a seemingly disinterested and skeptical perspective on the emerging technology as Tim Swanson. Through numerous books and a blog, Tim has shown a knack for going out of his way to do deep market research within the blockchain space. This week on ...

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Expect Some Lower Lows Before the Next Bounce

Two days ago, I outlined a potential BTC-USD price breakdown due the broken hypodermic trendline.  Since then, the price has dropped nearly $7,000 and is showing signs of further downward continuation.  Let’s take a look at the chart from the last BTC-USD market analysis: Figure 1:  BTC-USD, 4-Hour Candles, Trend Prior to Breakdown As you can see, the price was ...

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Fedcoin Could Be Coming Soon, But Would It Really Challenge Bitcoin?

The idea of “Fedcoin,” a cryptocurrency sponsored by the U.S. government and managed by the Federal Reserve, has been around for quite some time. “Imagine that the Fed, as the core developer, makes available an open-source Bitcoin-like protocol (suitably modified) called Fedcoin,” a Federal Reserve VP speculated already in 2015. The idea gained traction also in Europe in connection with the financial crisis in ...

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The Blockchain Education Network $100,000 Challenge

Blockchain technology, as an overarching industry, has developed leaps and bounds from its geeky, white, cypher-punk roots of yore. (“Yore” being 2015, as it was only a couple years ago that I was a total outlier for simply being a moderate liberal.) When I first entered this space, in earnest, at the end of 2013, I realized that the lack ...

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Vector, Nexus Join the Space Race With Plans for Satellite-Based Blockchain Network

Space company Vector and blockchain developer Nexus announced a partnership to host Nexus’s decentralized cryptocurrency on a satellite orbiting the Earth, using Vector’s GalacticSky platform. According to the developers, Nexus technology offers improvements over existing blockchain systems like Bitcoin and Ethereum. For example, Nexus features SHA-3 cryptography with 571-bit keys, which is believed to offer “quantum security” against future attacks ...

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