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Blockchain in Media: How Can Blockchain Fight Piracy?

Television industry research firm Digital TV Research forecasted last year that the revenue loss of TV series and films due to online piracy would reach $52 billion by 2022. Since this figure doesn’t factor in the revenue that would be lost to the piracy of sport, games, pay TV and other forms of media content, the sense is that the ...

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Bitcoin Price Leaps to $8,215 as Bulls Fight Off ETF-Induced Slump

Sorry bears, but it looks like the party’s over. Bullish traders on Friday pushed the bitcoin price back above the $8,000 mark, reversing a Thursday evening plunge that occurred in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement that it had denied the Winklevoss twins’ bitcoin ETF application for the second time. That news sent the markets ...

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Hong Kong Trade Finance Will Fight Fraud With a Blockchain-Based Platform

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has partnered with Chinese Ping An to release a blockchain-based trade finance platform. The joint effort is expected to speed-up the process and prevent fraud. CCN first reported the Hong Kong’s de facto central bank’s initiative back on March 30. At the time, the bank unveiled a proof-of-concept (PoC) blockchain platform built for trade ...

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Trump Task Force to Fight Financial Crimes Includes Cryptocurrencies

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. Attorney General to develop a Department of Justice task force on market integrity and consumer fraud that would include crimes involving cryptocurrencies. The executive order specifically mentions digital currency as an area to be investigated and, where necessary, prosecuted. The task force replaces the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force that was created on ...

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William Shatner Boldly Goes to Fight Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. A recent study estimated that mining Bitcoin consumes as much electricity as the Republic of Ireland. Hollywood actor William Shatner, who is best known as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is now involved in efforts aimed at pushing for renewable energy use in the mining of the flagship cryptocurrency. ...

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IMF Official Calls for Regulation, Tech Adoption By Banks to Fight ‘Crypto Competition’

An official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggested that central banks need to make fiat currencies “more attractive for the digital age” in an article published May 31. Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department Dong He suggested three responses to combat potential competition to central banks from cryptocurrencies. First, He stated that, “[Central banks] should continue ...

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Shenzhen Gov’t Partners With Tencent to Fight Tax Fraud With Blockchain

The Shenzhen Municipal Office of the State Administration of Taxation has partnered with technology firm Tencent, according to an official announcement May 25. The partnership aims to establish an “Intelligent Tax” Innovation Laboratory focused on tax management modernization and fighting tax fraud with blockchain technology. On May 24th, the Chinese regulator and Tencent signed an agreement on establishing an “Intelligent ...

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Shanghai Startup to Use Blockchain to Verify Wine Origin, Fight Counterfeits

VeChain, a Shanghai-based blockchain startup, is testing a blockchain application to verify of the wine supply chain and fight counterfeits, South China Morning Post reported May 24. The Chinese wine industry is worth $2.8 bln, but according to the South China Morning Post, aphorisms such as “the Chinese gulp down more ‘French’ wines than France makes” and “at least half ...

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CryptoPolice Aims To Fight Internet Fraud Using Blockchain Technology – The Merkle

Cybercrime is a fast-growing market that offers huge profits and minimal risks. According to the report published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the annual damage inflicted by cybercrime to the economy is within the range of 375–575 billion USD, exceeding the GDP of many countries around the world. The  advent of new tech has enabled even ...

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