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MIT's Ford Professor of Engineering and one of the world's top cryptographers Silvio Micali recently published a paper called ALGORAND The Efficient and Democratic Ledger (in the Blockchain News Libr
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After a full weekend and 48 intense hours of collaboration, excitement and solution-finding, the best idea according to a jury of industry experts was a project called EcoCoin at Hackenergy 2016.The
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A global team of leading Bitcoin and Blockchain developers is launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to raise investment funds for a new insurance product called InChain, a platform for insuring a
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According to an article by finextra titled "Blockchain consortium R3 facing unrest over capital raise" that has been deleted from their website (but still available in google cache), it appears that the move may be rustling some feathers.

The proposals have not gone down well with the core membership, who want a bigger return on their intellectual capital investment and support for projects emerging from the lab.

One industry insider described the stand-off as an "Implosion at R3", adding "The big banks are apoplectic with the high handed approach and are busy ‘considering their options’."
Financial innovation company R3 is planning to raise $200 million from member banks of the Blockchain consortium in return for equity stakes in a new company that will run applications based on Blockc
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IBM Blockchain on Bluemix is Now Open for Developers
At InterConnect 2016, IBM released an experimental version of the IBM Blockchain service. After a couple months of feedback from the community, it is now available in beta with a bunch of new and
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Blockchain Expo will be arriving in London’s Olympia on January 23-24 2017, bringing together more than 1500 people across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge Blockchain technologies.

Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space, Blockchain Expo will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Co-located with IoT Tech Expo Global which attracts in excess of 4000 attendees, Blockchain Expo will showcase the latest developments in the Blockchain arena, in both emerging and more established markets.

The free to attend Blockchain for Developers and Cloud conference track will look at a variety of platforms and services from startups to cloud providers, including developer networks, applications and APIs, while the Blockchain for Enterprise conference stream will focus on the evolution of Blockchain and its applications. The track will explore the many launches and trials being conducted, the different uses of Blockchain technology in these verticals, and the vast opportunities in these sectors.

Taking place in London’s Olympia on January 23-24, the leading global Blockchain Expo event will host a range of industry verticals, from financial and insurance to government and healthcare, alongside developers, startups, cloud providers, investors, venture capitalists, and many more.
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In the crypto-hangouts – particular at Bitcointalk where almost all ICOs are first broadcast, scores of net-savvy investors start googling the history of the founders and teams, ripping apart the code, hammering the theory, and generally kicking the living shit out of the concept – by the tens. Then they out scammers who end up shrivelling out the forum with their tails tucked and hang the ICO. You also have new companies like Smith and Crown doing great work analysing ICOs and others are now moving into that space and providing more centralised market intelligence.

In terms of ‘breaking the law’ when it comes to spending your own money as you see fit in an investment you feel you can handle – Obama has finally opened the doors slightly with the JOBS act and you don’t have to be an accredited investor or bike to work on Sand Hill Road to reap rewards any longer. And so it should be. The Americans are already three years behind the UK and Netherlands in crowdfinancing. ICOs are, in particular, have been a panacea to American investors (particularly those with a lot of unclaimed cryptocurrency) who want to participate.
Blockchain investor Travis Scher of Digital Currency Group has posted a querulous smack-down of Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) going on in the cryptocurrency world that support, for a large part, Blo
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Groningen – As part of the 2016 Hacked in Groningen Hackathon league, Hackenergy 2016 is set to run from October 14-16 at the Energy Barn (Zernike Campus) in Groningen. The event welcomes hackers from across Europe to attend and compete for cash prizes awarded by an eclectic jury including ...
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We nevertheless attempt to illustrate the potential opportunity in the context of the music industry, were a Blockchain system capable of reducing piracy to the extent that the 4 most populous EM countries (China, India, Indonesia and Brazil) were to increase spend per capita up to the Global average of $2, this would result in $6.1bn or 40% incremental revenue for the Global music industry.
New research by Research Analysts Charles Brennan CFA and William Lunn from financial services giant Credit Suisse seeks to analyze the impact of Blockchain on on a number of sectors, including media
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By its very nature, the Art Market is the perfect market for a Blockchain and Artprice is leading in the right direction as all its players are looking for the serenity and confidence that an absolutely safe market provides. According to all the major market research studies, the Art Market is becoming an efficient market like the financial markets.
Artprice has recently obtained "innovative company" investment status from France's State-run Public Investment Bank (BPI) in November 2015 and this prized status will give the company access to sig
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Australian Craig Wright offers BBC, the Economist and GQ 'Proof' he is Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto - Top Bitcoin Experts Say He's Real
The BBC is reporting that Australian Australian computer scientist, inventor and academic Dr. Craig Steven Wright has been revealed as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and has provided technical pro
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Founder of The Hackfest (acquired in 2013), publisher of TV App Market (acquired in 2013) and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, & the University of Cologne… sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, ABC, CBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy – Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

Kastelein has judged hundreds of startups for the European Commission Horizon 2020 and UK Technology Board funding programmes.

He’s a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich… and been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World UK, and judged @ AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

He was the 2010 Winner of the Deloitte Technology, Media & Telcom (TMT) Predictions for Entrepreneurs in Holland for futurist views on Social TV and Media Convergence (Tech Visionary). In 2011 he won a Computerworld Honors Laureate for Innovation for www.atlanticfreepress.com and most recently was a finalist for IBC’s ConnectedWorld. TV Personality of the Year 2011 for work at Appmarket.tv – where he lost to Marc Zuckerberg from Facebook.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills, concepting, and storytelling skills, evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) his career began in the Native Press (Canadian Arctic). He’s a columnist at The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired Insights, Guardian & Virgin and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.

One of his TV formats, Walk the Plank,  was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012 but subsequently dropped.

As founder of The Hackfest, running shows in London, San Francisco, Brussels and Utrecht,  he has organised and closed sponsorship deals with the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, IBM, Opera, the TSB, Sony, zeebox (Beamly), Samsung, LG, ITV, GM and many more seen here.

He was contracted by Reed Midem in Paris to help with the launch of www.mipcube.com (concentrating on the latest in digital content, innovative technologies and measurement tools for TV) over two years where he helped design the programme, spoke on panels and did keynotes, brought in sponsors from the Social TV and Second Screen worlds and push it into the traditional TV community.

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Sailed around the world before I was 30. Wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas.
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New Westminster, BC, Canada - Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten - Sydney, Australia - Marigot, St. Martin - St. George's, Grenada - English Harbour, Antigua - Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, - Chaguaramas, Trinidad & Tobago - Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela - London, England - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Fort Lauderdale, USA - Koh Samui, Thailand - Roseau, Dominica
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