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A block chain or blockchain is a permissionless distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of transaction records hardened against tampering and revision. It consists of blocks, holding batches of individual transactions. Each block contains a timestamp and an information linking it to a previous block. The block chain is seen as the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the decentralized public ledger of all bitcoin transactions. This original design has been the inspiration for other cryptocurrencies and distributed databases. In this series, we cover latest development stories related to blockchain and its applications around the world.

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: India’s Leading IT Giant TCS Launches Quartz Smart Solution For Cryptocurrency Trading

Jul 09, 2020 09:14 am UTC| Digital Currency Commentary

TCS has recently come up with B⍺NCS the financial solutions under the flagship company of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), who pioneered the worlds first overseas securities settlement deploying Quartz blockchain. For...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

Jun 13, 2020 11:07 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds, with disastrous consequences. As much as the world...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchains can trace foods from farm to plate, but the industry is still behind the curve

May 20, 2020 15:33 pm UTC| Technology

Food supply chains were vulnerable long before the coronavirus pandemic. Recent scandals have ranged from modern slavery in Vietnamese fisheries to the persistent problem of child labour in the cocoa industry. Perhaps the...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: WEF To Give Blueprint For Decentralised Economy

May 14, 2020 09:17 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

The World Health Organization (WHO) scheduled a media briefing yesterday to give update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns are not one-size-fits-all, nor a comprehensive solution for fighting...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Xpring To Give New Dimension To Ripple

Apr 16, 2020 08:04 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

XRP ledger has various versions, namely, xRapid, xCurrent, their development team at Ripples Xpring, has now, designed and developed latest features to the XRP protocol with an objective of enhancing blockchain-based use...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Lukka Partners With US Accounting Giant RSM

Apr 13, 2020 08:05 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Lukka has partnered with RSM to provide crypto tax software solutions to the firms tax clients. Lukka, which is blockchain-based firm is associating with RSM, which is US-based renowned accounting firm, to serve their...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain Revolution Series: Citigroup Ventures With Ethereum-Based Komgo To Target Trade Finance Domain

Mar 23, 2020 07:20 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

One of the reputed global banking giant, Citibank has geared-up with its investment in the Ethereum-based decentralized trade financing start-up Komgo. The global head of commodity trade finance at Citigroup, Mr. Kris...

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Economy

JPMorgan leans on trading, investment banking to boost profits

JPMorgan Chase Cos net income rose to $12.1 billion, or $3.79 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from the previous years $8.5 billion, or $2.57 per share. The performance also surpassed its expected earnings of...

Xi Jinping urges Starbucks and its chairman emeritus Howard Schultz to help improve US-China ties

Xi Jinping, the president of the Republic of China, reportedly called on Starbucks to help patch things up and restore its ties with the U.S. To be more exact, the Chinese president was said to have asked the former CEO of...

French govt opposes foreign group's takeover of Carrefour

France is opposing any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company to preserve its food security and sovereignty, said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. According to Maire, the acquisition by a foreign...

Electric car sales in China reportedly skyrocket by 10%

The electric car market in China is growing, and in fact, it was reported that the country achieved a 10% increase in its EV sales last year. The data was only revealed this week as the computation of sales cant be...

S. Korea approves Netherlands-based brokerage IMC to do business locally

Netherlands-based brokerage house IMC was green-lighted by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) to operate a financial investment and brokerage business in South Korea on the condition that its subsidiary serves as a...

Politics

Donald Trump impeached by House for the second time

The attempt to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden led to Donald Trump getting impeached in 2019. In his final days as president, Trump has been impeached by the House the second...

Donald Trump humiliated: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blasted for Capitol riots

The world was shaken by the insurrection done by rioters in support of Donald Trump at the Capitol that has forced world leaders to speak out. This also includes former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who...

Joe Biden foreign policy: POTUS-elect inherits diplomatic conflicts left by outgoing administration

It is no secret that president-elect Joe Biden will inherit a lot of problems either created or unresolved by the Trump administration. However, recent moves in foreign policies by the outgoing administration may be left...

Joe Biden inauguration: POTUS-elect will no longer take Amtrak to ceremony out of security concerns

President-elect Joe Biden is known for his preference of taking the Amtrak train from his home in Delaware and to Washington over the years. However, in his upcoming inauguration, Biden may not be able to take the train to...

Science

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Four ways microbial fuel cells could revolutionise electricity production in the future

The world population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Given that most of our current energy is generated from fossil fuels, this creates significant challenges when it comes to providing enough sustainable...

Technology

PS5 restocks available on Jan. 15 via Sony Rewards

PlayStation fans are getting another chance at finally scoring a unit of the new-gen console PlayStation 5 this week. Sony announced that it has a scheduled restock before the weekend. Where to look for the next PS5...

Signal, Telegram record higher app downloads than WhatsApp over the last week

WhatsApps privacy policy changes have sparked discussions on the types of user data being collected and how messaging apps handle them. The discussions have likely helped Telegram and Signal gain momentum in app downloads...

Netflix could add spatial audio support by spring 2021, report claims

Netflix could be joining other streaming platforms in offering spatial audio support to users with the necessary devices. The upcoming feature was reportedly being testing and planned to be released within the first half...

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag ships on Jan. 29, followed by SmartTag+ ‘later this year’

Samsung just announced a series of tracking devices with two variants using different types of wireless connections. First to launch this month is the Galaxy SmartTag that will be an apparent Tile tracker competitor....
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