Blockchain for Taxation?

Blockchain for Taxation? The only certainties in life are death and taxes, or so says the old adage. The problem, of course, is that death is usually a surprise, and taxation takes forever anyway. At least it used to. One company sees an opportunity to help governments implement, track, and receive taxes in real-time using blockchain technology.…

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Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software

Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software The company behind the Utility Settlement Coin project, one of the first designed to enable central banks to utilize distributed ledger tech, is preparing a coming-out party of sorts. After working in almost complete secret on what founder and CEO Robert Sams calls “foundational technology,” venture-backed blockchain startup…

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Education Initiatives Increase Bitcoin Adoption

Education Initiatives Increase Bitcoin Adoption Educational initiatives aimed at minimizing Bitcoin adoption resistance are on the way. For example, RSK is developing a specific learning program to address decision makers’ educational needs, as well as a blockchain program geared to address technicians’ needs. Moreover, jointly with Funzi, RSK is planning to provide Bitcoin technology education on mobile devices.…

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Arrested Hacker Claims $30 Million Bitcoin Theft – But Offers Little Proof

Arrested Hacker Claims $30 Million Bitcoin Theft – But Offers Little Proof Arrested for theft in Pennsylvania, a self-described computer hacker is claiming he stole $34 million in bitcoin, public records show. According to a criminal complaint filed in an Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Court, the man, named Theodore Price, had been apprehended for stealing two laptops and…

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Bitfury Successfully Tests Lightning Network

Bitfury Successfully Tests Lightning Network The firm Bitfury Group published a video which shows a successful demonstration of the Lightning Network on the Bitcoin mainnet. Bitfury Group Tests ‘Real Bitcoins’ Using the Lightning Network The well-known company Bitfury which calls itself a blockchain security and infrastructure provider has successfully tested “real bitcoins” using the Lightning Network on the mainnet.…

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Bitcoin SegWit Activation is Imminent

Bitcoin SegWit Activation is Imminent   After months of disagreement and internal debate, the Bitcoin Network will finally implement a scaling solution; BIP91 has just locked in, meaning that the activation of SegWit will be imminent. BIP91 Gains Most Support The lock in of the BIP91 proposal means that as long as 51% of the network hash…

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Non-Profits See Blockchain Vision, But Face Harsh Realities

Non-Profits See Blockchain Vision, But Face Harsh Realities Although Wall Street pundits and big bank proofs-of-concept often steal the bulk of the attention, they’re not the only global groups with an interest in blockchain technology. In fact, behind the scenes, the world’s largest and most influential non-profits and multilateral organizations are turning to blockchain solutions as a way…

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