Denver Post Exiles Launch Blockchain-based Newspaper

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. A group of journalists who left The Denver Post over conflicts with the paper’s owner has joined a blockchain based startup that hopes to operate 1,000 publications this year, according to The New York Times. The former Denver Post staffers will partner with a startup called Civil Media Company, whose sole investor is ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company founded by Joseph Lublin, co-founder of Ethereum. The new publication will have a website with data written into a blockchain. Civil Media…

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Ripple Donates $2 Million to Texas University’s Blockchain Initiative

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. One of 17 institutions chosen for Ripple’s $50 million academic pledge, the University of Texas at Austin will receive $2 million from San Francisco-based industry giant Ripple. The McCombs School of Business at UT will receive $2 million from Ripple over the next five years to fund research at the institution’s Blockchain Initiative program, a report by university student newspaper The Daily Texan has revealed. McCombs hosted its first blockchain conference in April 2018 to much interest among faculty…

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Indian State Kerala to Put Milk and Fish Supply Chains on a Blockchain

The government of Kerala, a state in South India, is turning to blockchain tech to organize the supply chain process of everyday groceries. The new project will specifically look to streamline the supply chain networks – including distribution – of milk, vegetables, and fish in the state using blockchain technology, the Press Trust of India reports. The Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC), the state’s think tank, will spearhead the project that will include RFID tags and the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to monitor transportation. With…

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Walmart Patents Blockchain System for Accessing Medical Records

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Big-box retailer Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that is designed to store a patient’s vital medical records in a blockchain database. The information can then be retrieved at the scene of an emergency when a patient is unresponsive and can’t communicate with first responders. To protect privacy the only medical information that is stored on the blockchain database is emergency-specific. The system described in the Walmart patent titled “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a…

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Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize Healthcare

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Healthcare in developing parts of the world has remained below standard over a long period of time. The reasons for this can be related to system weaknesses in terms of leadership, governance, workforce, technology, finance among others. Traditional implementations in attempt to achieve lasting solutions to these problems have left the people going round in circles with most nations depending on international aides. Perhaps the lack of motivation by healthcare beneficiaries who usually go through rigorous processes also plays…

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German Cocktail Bar Chain Announces Blockchain Rewards Program

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. German cocktail bar Sausalitos which has 4 million yearly visitors, 41 restaurants, and 900 employees establishments throughout Germany is rolling out a loyalty reward program with a blockchain-based cryptocurrency. The ERC20 compliant Sausalitos Coin will be offered through the infrastructure of Sausalitos’ new partner qiibee, a plug and play solution for loyalty rewards on the Ethereum network. Customers who download the app will receive the store cryptocurrency with every purchase by scanning a QR code, and can then exchange…

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AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake News

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. The popular ad blocker launched a new product called TrustedNews which tells the user if the news they’re reading are trustworthy or fake. TrustedNews is the new Chrome extension from AdBlock Plus which spots fake news for users as they navigate the web. At the moment, it’s only available for Chrome users, but you can expect the extension to join other browsers in the future. The company hopes to evolve its system to integrate blockchain technology and user feedback.…

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Blockchain Has Benefits for African Markets, Says Alexander Forbes CEO

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. The chief executive officer of one of Africa’s biggest and diversified financial and insurance company, Alexander Forbes, has told CCN that there are benefits in deploying blockchain technology in corporate operations. The company’s chief executive officer, Andrew Darfoor, told CCN in Harare on Friday that blockchain is an exciting technological platform that the company is investigating and assessing. Several other African companies, as well as the South African government, have already made advances on blockchain, considered key for its…

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Firefox Founder’s Blockchain-Based Brave Browser is #12 Top Tech Firm of 2018

Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Click here now! On June 12, The Wall Street Journal released its “Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch in 2018” list, featuring innovative startups in the AI, blockchain and cybersecurity sector. The list ranked Brave Software, the blockchain-based browser created by Firefox and JavaScript creator Brendan Eich at twelveth. Brave Browser’s Progress Over the past year, Brave Browser, which compensates publishers with tokens by transparently embedding advertisements through the blockchain, has made a successful attempt in penetrating…

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Irish Leader Talks Blockchain, Making Dublin Europe’s Tech Capital

Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Click here now! The leader of Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, took to the stage at MoneyConf in Dublin this morning to announce that the government is gearing up to make Ireland’s capital the technological capital of Europe. “I think there’s no better place to discuss issues like cybersecurity, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI, regulation, and future fintech than here in Ireland, he said, adding: “Ireland is in some ways emblematic of the revolutionary changes that have taken place in the world of finance…

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