The midterm elections took place in the United States yesterday, and one state in particular – West Virginia – has something to brag about. West Virginians abroad in 29 countries voted by mobile devices in what constituted the biggest-ever blockchain-based voting test.
According to the 2018 Ditigal Trends report published by G2 Crowd, one of the biggest problems for refugees and displaced persons is identity loss. Without an identity, it is impossible to get access to services. Aid groups have begun using blockchain to give displaced persons their identities.
Global retail giants are using artificial intelligence and robotics in ways that are transforming the retail industry
While the equivalents of money existed since at least 5,000 BC, specific items in human history have been used to measure value: gold and rice, for example. While they are not money per se – what we now call fiat currency – they are nonetheless a measure of value. Traditional fiat money has value only because governments institute it and financial systems are built around it.
The World Economic Forum has been assessing the global economy for 40 years, and has recently issued its 2018 Global Competitiveness Report. One of the big conclusions is that how the economies adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will impact their further development – or stagnation
The much-anticipated Exodus 1 is HTC’s blockchain phone, and the company has just released actual specs for it. What’s more, it is now available to sign up for preorders. The phone comes with a wallet that’s kept in a secure area “protected from the Android OS,” as reported in a press release, which can be
The sharing economy is estimated to reach $40.2 billion by 2022
An announcement by UNICEF France is changing the way we think about humanitarian aid. According to the statement, donors are no longer limited to fiat currencies if they want to assist children in need. UNICEF now accepts nine types of cryptocurrency on its website.
As per an announcement on October 14th on Fernando Haddad’s website, the presidential candidate for the Brazil Workers’ Party, has published his government plan using blockchain. Asgardia keeps an eye out for advancements in blockchain technology as they plan to have their own cryptocurrency called SOLAR. According to the announcement, Haddad opted to use blockchain
Mastercard’s proposed patent for a system that would enable the launch of different kinds of blockchains, including those that support multiple currencies, has been granted. Published yesterday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent states that a group or company would need to store various types of transaction information on a single platform,
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