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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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European Commission To Fight Fake News With Power Of Blockchain

The European Commission (EC) has recently named blockchain technology to be part of its framework to combat the spread of false information online, TechCrunch reports Monday, April 30.   The EC has identified blockchain as a critical part of what it will call the Code of Practice on Disinformation, which it intends to introduce by summer 2018. According to a recently ...

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Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Partners With NASDAQ To Fight Market Manipulation In Industry First

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss at its head, announced it had partnered with NASDAQ to monitor markets April 25. As a press release and multiple media outlets confirm, the move represents a first for exchange operator in the crypto sector, and will see Gemini use NASDAQ’s SMARTS Market Surveillance Technology. Going forward, Gemini will be alerted ...

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CoinGate and Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches Unite Forces to Fight with a Rare Disease

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Chilean Crypto Exchanges Go To Court To Fight The Banks ‘Killing An Entire Industry’

Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges BUDA, Orionx, and CryptoMarket (CryptoMKT) have recently applied to an appeals court to confront the banks that shut down their platforms’ accounts, Bloomberg reported Friday, April 13.  The court has agreed to hear the case, but the bank accounts are still closed. According to local news outlet Emol, the banks Itau Corpbanca and Scotiabank announced the closure ...

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Indian Think Tank Proposes Digitizing Medicine on Blockchain to Fight Counterfeits

Indian think tank the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is hoping to put all drugs made and consumed in the country on a blockchain in attempts to crack down on counterfeits, according to sources with NITI Aayog. Despite the fact that India has been a vocal supporter of blockchain-based technologies, the country made headlines this week after barring its ...

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Firm Hopes to Fight Crypto Ad Ban With ICO Website Designed For Companies and Consumers

A website that tracks initial coin offerings (ICOs) says its platform can help crypto startups reach potential investors amid a recent clampdown on advertising imposed by some of the biggest players in Silicon Valley. Facebook fired the starting pistol at the end of January by declaring it will start banning ads for cryptocurrencies and ICOs which deploy “misleading or deceptive ...

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India Crypto Ban | Crypto Purchases Banned but Exchanges Fight Back

Update: Yesterday, a hashtag #RBICantStopMe blew up on Twitter as news spread about the country’s central bank ban. A Change.org petition spread that received over 9000 signatures, calling for the RBI to reverse their decision. The most popular exchanges used in the domestic Indian market, Zebpay and Unocoin, have both made formal announcements about the matter. Unocoin’s co-Founder and CEO, Sathvik V, ...

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Ethereum Community Considers Hard Fork To Fight ASIC Miners

Ethereum developer Piper Merriam opened Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) #958 on Github on March 30, presenting the idea of a possible hard fork in the Ethereum (ETH) protocol to invalidate ETH ASICs. Vlad Zamfir, another developer with the Ethereum Foundation, posed the same question on Twitter March 28. 57 percent of respondents voted yes. Both developers’ polls emerge amid rumors ...

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