Global: Industrial-Scale Blockchain Adoption Imminent According to Sberbank CEO

Sberbank’s CEO, Herman Gref, has recently made some waves stating that ”industrial-scale adoption” of blockchain is around the corner. More specifically, Gref suggested that blockchain adoption might increase dramatically in the ”next year or two”. Moreover, it is worth...

China: Chinese Company Xunlei Rakes In Major Revenue Due To Blockchain

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The Chinese company Xunlei, which offers desktop software and blockchain-related services, has reported a revenue increase in their Q3  report, which they claim is all thanks to blockchain services. The report was  published on 14th November, Wednesday. The recorded...

US: Microsoft Launches Cloud-based Development Kit for Blockchain

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Big tech is getting in on blockchain in a big way. Microsoft has launched a cloud-based blockchain development kit powered by Azure. “This kit extends the capabilities of our blockchain developer templates and Azure Blockchain Workbench, which incorporates Azure services for...

US: IBM Opens up Its Blockchain Dev Platform to AWS (and Other Cloud Services)

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IBM appears hell-bent on establishing its dominance in the fledgling blockchain enterprise market. The company has announced a bunch of improvements to its IBM Blockchain Platform, which offers a suite of developer tools to build decentralized solutions. Among other things,...

China: Blockchain Alliance Established By Guangzhou, Hong Kong And Macao

A new blockchain alliance has been established in China to promote the development of blockchain technology in the country. Called Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Dawan District Blockchain Alliance, the new group was initiated by the Guangzhou City Blockchain...

Global: Here’s how Blockchains Could be Ruined by Personal Data

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You might not have heard of “privacy poisoning” but it is stated to become a big problem for public blockchains (a.k.a permissionless blockchains) in coming years. This article will explain what you need to know about privacy poisoning. To understand why it’s...

US: After Midterm Elections,'Experts' Vehemently Oppose Blockchain Voting

After this week’s highly-fraught midterm elections, some commentators believe that blockchain is more useless than ever for voting. After Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections, commentators — many of them academics and researchers — reinforced the importance of traditional voting methods, offering a strong...

Global: HTC Launches Its Blockchain-focused Phone, But You Can Only Buy It in Cryptocurrency

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HTC unveiled its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone on Tuesday, the Exodus 1, as the struggling manufacturer looks to shift its strategy to focus on new technology. The Taiwanese phone maker said it developed its own cryptocurrency wallet called Zion to...

US: IBM's New Partnership with Travelport Will Bring Major Changes to Blockchain Technology and...

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Following the famous words by Back to the Future’s Doc Brown, the future of the travel industry, will never be the same, thanks to IBM and leading travel commerce platform, Travelport’s latest announcement. In its major announcement in August, Travelport and its strategic...

South Korea: Samsung SDS and ABN AMRO to Trial Blockchain in Shipping Logistics

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Samsung SDS and ABN AMRO will collaborate on a trial project that applies blockchain to shipping logistics, the companies have announced. The South Korean IT services firm and Netherlands bank will connect their blockchain platforms Nexledger and Corda, respectively,...

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Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...

Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...