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Former IBM, Google Russia Exec Joins Blockchain Firm Credits as CBO

“Former Google Russia chief technology officer Jennifer Trelewicz has joined blockchain platform Credits (CS) as its new chief business officer (CBO)” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. As Cointelegraph reported on Oct. 2, blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm Multicoin Capital hired a former Google product manager as one of its new investment principals.According to an official announcement published on Oct. 11, Trelewicz’s first experience working with blockchain was during her time as the CEO of Russian technology startup S7 TechLab.In the past, she also worked as the director of IBM’s systems…

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HTC Launches Exodus 1S, First Phone That Can Run a Full BTC Node

“Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has launched its new smartphone Exodus 1s, enabling users to run a full Bitcoin (BTC) node on mobile” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The new Exodus 1s is a lower-cost version of the pioneering HTC’s blockchain-powered phone Exodus 1, which recently added support of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). On Oct. 8, South Korean electronics giant LG was reported to be developing its own blockchain phone in response to Samsung’s Klaytn blockchain smartphone.Apart from featuring buy, sell, send, receive, trade and lend and borrow options, HTC claims that…

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How Can EEA’s Reward Token System Help Banks Motivate Their Employees?

“Examples of large banks around the world show that reward token systems are not only tested but also successfully applied by financial corporations” writes Julia Magas for cointelegraph.com. It has been reported that one of them is designed to reward employees for the implementation of the project deliverables and can be exchanged for corporate bonuses. Source: cointelegraph.com

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HTC launches a cheaper version of its blockchain phone

“One standout feature on the new phone, HTC says, is the ability to run a “full bitcoin node.”” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. Buyers would have to fork out for a 400GB memory card that stores the bitcoin blockchain — a digital ledger used to validate transactions — on the phone.HTC is bringing out a cheaper version of its blockchain-friendly smartphone in a bid to entice the people hesitant about buying cryptocurrencies and expense flagships from the likes of Apple and Samsung.The Taiwanese smartphone maker on Saturday launched the Exodus…

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Burj Khalifa Developer Emaar to Launch Tradeable Reward Token EMR

“According to Arabian Business, both the blockchain platform and EMR token are expected to be released in late 2019” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Emaar reportedly stressed that its EMR platform is the first project of its kind being launched globally, noting that its token provides real monetary value through external trading platforms. Source: cointelegraph.com

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A Massive Dark Web Child Porn Site Was Brought Down By Tracing Bitcoin

“Three hundred and thirty-seven alleged members of a massive dark web child pornography website were reminded of that fact last year when they were arrested by a global coalition of law enforcement” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. That law enforcement is able to identify specific individuals via blockchain analysis is not a new revelation.In other words, authorities were able to trace bitcoin payments made to the site in question back to the alleged perpetrators.”The blockchain actually gives us a lot of tools to be able to identify people,” she observed.”The…

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UN Partners With NGO to Tokenize Chocolate Bars for Equitable Trade

“The United Nations Development Programme has partnered with Dutch NGO the FairChain Foundation to use blockchain for the more equitable funding of cocoa farmers” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. This July, the UN unveiled its research into blockchain solutions to foster sustainable urban development in Afghanistan.As the report outlines, each bar — being marketed as “The Other Bar” — contains a QR code within its wrapper that consumers can use to donate a blockchain token directly to farmers. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Archax to Provide Liquidity Service to HighCastle

“HighCastle, a share registrar and investment marketplace, has entered into a strategic partnership with Archax to increase the secondary market liquidity of digital securities issued by it, the company announced on Wednesday” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. HighCastle offers varied services with digital securities including prime issuance, registry, and settlement distribution network known as Primenet.The blockchain network is based on a permissioned consensus mechanism that makes it secure and suitable for investment firms, brokers, and exchanges.It is planning to tokenize all types of assets including equities of private companies, debts,…

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New Gov’t Initiative to Put South Korean Trade on Blockchain by 2021

“The South Korean government is planning to establish a digital trade foundation to reduce the costs of trade by using blockchain technology” writes Joeri Cant for cointelegraph.com. Under the plan, technologies such as blockchain, big data and AI, will be applied to digitize the entire Korean trade finance ecosystem by the year 2021.Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki reportedly said: The Korean government also established a digital trade foundation, with the aim to promote e-commerce exports and reduce time and cost related to trade finance with more than 90%. Vice Minister of…

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Blockchain Voting Systems — Can Democracy Rely on Them?

“However, to better understand the frailties of blockchain-based voting systems, Cointelegraph reached out to Barry Gitarts, one of the implementing developers of the voting decentralized application (DApp) for the Status network” writes Shiraz Jagati for cointelegraph.com. Lloyd then went on to add: Ivanitskiy also mentioned that this past September, a blockchain voting system was used for the city of Moscow’s parliamentary election.In his opinion, the question is not really about the reliability of blockchain-based voting systems in general but rather the transparency of the Voatz app itself.Ivanitskiy then added: It…

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