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TL;DR  In a week of milestones for open-source initiatives, we begin to see what the blockchain sector of the future will look like. (Read more in THE TAKEAWAY below.) 

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History meets innovation. The UK’s Royal Mint, which for centuries has been trading gold and minting coins, is building a blockchain-based gold trading platform in partnership with US-based derivatives exchange CME Group. The platform, which aims to offer a more efficient way to invest in physical gold, could become operational as early as next year. Read more.

A big bitcoin bet. China-based Huiyin Group has announced the launch of a $20m fund – Huiyin Blockchain Ventures – for investing in bitcoin projects and initiatives. It has already invested in Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin, content monetization platform Yours and e-commerce marketplace Purse.io. Read more.

Friday, November 25, 2016

When a man is tired of quickfire blockchain pitch-offs, he is tired of life. And there was plenty of vitality and variety on display last night (30th March 2016) as 10 blockchain startups hawked their wares at London's Digital Catapult.
It's always good to see Bitnation taking a stand. "We are anarchists. We are very open about that," Abhimanyu Dayal, representing, told judges who wanted to know how governments around the world would respond to the prospect of being essentially outsourced to the blockchain. "It's already happening. We have signed an agreement with the Estonian government," answered Dayal.
Bitnation believes that borders amount to Apartheid, and that human rights should allow jurisdictional arbitrage so that laws themselves can be appraised via a peer-to-peer system of reputation. It was also interesting to hear a pitch from "The Humanitarian Blockchain", a developing-world human-rights blockchain initiative, being built out of Bitnation.
One of two winners on the night, Blockverify, uses blockchain, QR codes and 2D barcodes to authenticate products ranging from luxury goods to pharmaceuticals. Provenance and supply chains have become a busy blockchain space, so it was refreshing to hear about a cure for counterfeit medicine. Pavlo Tanasyuk, founder of Blockverify, pointed out that 10% of all medicine worldwide is currently counterfeit, and as much as 30% in some countries. "If you think about these numbers, it's like three jumbo jets full of people crashing every day because of using counterfeit medicine."
Tanasyuk said that Blockverify is working with a large partner in the pharmaceutical arena and aims to facilitate new European regulations coming in 2017, whereby pharmacies would have to certify medicines at point of sale.
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The other winner, as voted by the audience, was Smoogs.io, which does micropayments for digital content, pricing it "below the pain point of customers". Founder Neha Murarka provided a solid and well-measured pitch stating that the system would allow content, such as ebooks, to be sold in increments – a chapter or a page at a time.
She said that Smoogs.io was working with a couple of partners: one offering video tutorials and another, a self-publisher looking for alternatives to the likes of Amazon. Micropayments and cryptocurrencies are an intuitive match. However, it must be said this space is already rather well marked out by the likes of Satoshipay, which also offers slices of digital content of any size. That is not to say there's no room for more players within crypto and micropayments; clearly it's getting tougher to come up with untapped use cases within blockchain these days.
With this in mind, a must-mention is Creative Barcode. This start-up provides a blockchained record of intellectual property, but its USP (for my money, a winning proposition) is its focus on Unregistered Design Rights. Founder Maxine Horn's background is in design and the start-up has forged partnerships with leading agencies and institutions in that area. She said: "There are more than seven million unregistered industrial designs launched every year. There is no licencing infrastructure, no easily accessible design ownership data and no easy way to trade."
She added: "3D printing is going to disrupt the entire design and manufacturing sector. In the near future 3D printers will be affordable to consumers. So that's going to open up a whole new market to licence 3D designs, not just by businesses, but by consumers." Sadly, this is yet another application of blockchain that threatens to put lawyers out of a job. Sniff.

Also worth a mention was ICHAIN, an IoT application designed by Andrei Baloiu to preserve hashes of frames/videos in CCTV systems to the blockchain for additional security. Asked how pressing this use case was, Baloiu said that critical CCTV footage can quite often be tampered with or "lost". He had also rigged a Raspberry Pi to capture a frame of the audience, which was then added to the Bitcoin blockchain.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

4. Solar panels allow homeowners to generate electricity and share it with the grid. But by using blockchain, they could also sell it directly to other people, too. source mit news tiday

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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ALIBABA: Ant Financial and the Microfinance Management arm of China’s Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), China’s largest and most influential non-governmental organization that specializes in poverty alleviation, have reached a strategic co-operation agreement to expand a model that takes targeted measures to help people lift themselves out of poverty with the aid of the internet and now blockchain tech to more than 300 national and provincial counties within three years.
BLOCKCHAIN.com In an exclusive report by Andrew Quentson at Coin Journal – Ant Financial, the online payments affiliate of Alibaba and the world’s second most valuable private technology company with a market cap of more than $60 billion, have announced they are rolling out Blockchain technology for payments.The technology will be first applied to Alipay’s donation platform to improve transparency and provide a trust mechanism with each payment and spending of donations recorded on the Blockchain.Quentson reports:

Unlike America’s internet giants of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, the Chinese equivalent have begun exploring and investing in blockchain technology. Baidu, China’s google, invested in Circle, one of the biggest bitcoin companies. Tencent, owners of Wechat, joined a financial blockchain consortium with 30 other finance and tech firms and Ping An Bank, one of China’s financial conglomerates, joined R3.

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Three Small Economies Where Land Title Could Use Blockchain to ...

Observer-Oct 5, 2016
... these places may have a chance to leapfrog the developed world's old fashioned databases ... An immutable record of titles on a blockchain has certain advantages over a paper ... Land is a financial source, he explained.

9 things to know about blockchain in healthcare

Becker's Hospital Review-Oct 3, 2016
Blockchain is largely used the in financial industry, and the industry is ... Blockchain will leap frogpopulation health by providing trust where ...
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Blockchain: Could it make interoperability issues a thing of the past?

Health IT Central-Oct 5, 2016
The younger sister to bitcoin - and once the domain of the financial ... “Blockchain will leap-frog population health by providing trust where none ...

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Bangkok Post-Oct 5, 2016
Some of its backers even claim it could leapfrog traditional financial ... startup from South America, Democracy Earth, believes Blockchain could ...
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Leveraging Financial Technology for the Underbanked

International Monetary Fund-Sep 19, 2016
Furusawa said financial inclusion is one key for promoting strong and stable ... example, using financial technology to leapfrog traditional banking systems ... through the use of digital currencies and blockchain technology.
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Imagining a Cashless World

The New Yorker-Oct 2, 2016
... cell phones, mobile payments have begun to leapfrog over paper currency. ... The Swedish financial industry realized that fee-inclusive transaction ... has recently joined many of its peers in looking at blockchain technology.
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China's Internet Giant to Roll Out Blockchain Tech for Payments

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Bangkok Post-Oct 5, 2016

Some of its backers even claim it could leapfrog traditional financial ... startup from South America, Democracy Earth, believes Blockchain could ...
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International Monetary Fund-Sep 19, 2016

Furusawa said financial inclusion is one key for promoting strong and stable ... example, using financial technology to leapfrog traditional banking systems ... through the use of digital currencies and blockchain technology.
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Imagining a Cashless World The New Yorker-Oct 2, 2016

... cell phones, mobile payments have begun to leapfrog over paper currency. ... The Swedish financial industry realized that fee-inclusive transaction ... has recently joined many of its peers in looking at blockchain technology.
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CoinJournal (blog)-Jul 11, 2016

Ant Financial, the online payments affiliate of Alibaba and the world's ...blockchain tech and the internet may allow the country to leapfrog the ...
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ArabianBusiness.com-Oct 3, 2016

... Media City, and the Dubai International Finance Centre, Al Aleeli adds, helped ... to oversee the future sports sector; and the Global Blockchain Council, ... on imported technology and leapfrog foreign competitors in strategic ...
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strategy+business (registration) (blog)-Sep 12, 2016

The second is using digitization to leapfrog over the early stages of economic ... not just of finance and government concerns, but also of the relevant business, ... GCC leaders can also adopt blockchain, a recently developed ...

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Forbes India-Sep 20, 2016

We're doing it in such a way that we're not sharing your financial ... There, a disruption that I believe could occur is that India could leapfrog, just as we ... take on rivals like Alipay (launched by China's Alibaba Group in 2004), ...
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Quartz-Feb 18, 2016

The way mobile leapfrogged fixed lines communications in Africa, blockchain willleapfrog a lot of the financial infrastructure that exists today.”.
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South China Morning Post-Aug 25, 2016

That oversized financing round by Ant, which operates Chinese online payment platform Alipay, became the world's largest single private ...
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Bitcoin Magazine-Jun 15, 2016

The Exponential Finance 2016 conference, organized by Singularity ... stated thatfinancial blockchain applications will be measured in the trillions. ... for the developing world to “leapfrog” to the forefront of innovation.
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STRATFOR-Aug 25, 2016

In the financial, banking and lending services sectors, however, P2P will bring a sea ... Already, technology known as the blockchain, which harnesses idle ... in aggregate, leading to a leapfrog effect with new technologies.
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CIO-Mar 17, 2016

Blockchain will leap frog population health by providing trust where ... to patient records by directly linking information to clinical and financial ...
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CryptoCoinsNews-Aug 17, 2016

... now mainstream or on the verge of being mainstream, Ant Financial, an affiliate ... to bypass the banking sector and leapfrog their economies.
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CoinDesk-May 30, 2016

Dubai's Global Blockchain Council (GBC), a public-private initiative ... "We believe this is going to be a leapfrog in the adoption of the technology. ... VP of strategy at the government-administered financial free zone, the Dubai ...
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