Blockchain technology is familiar to us in the form of digital currency bitcoin. And if it makes it way to the mainstream, could it change the way the world does business forever?
Voice authentication technology could be used to increase blockchain security.
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Providing security in the blockchain would convert into a degree of predictability in the technology. If this was shown to work in the long term, it would also create trust.
Cryptocurrencies are still the only usecase for the blockchain.
The blockchain has been successful when it comes to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but we haven't yet figured out other uses.
Many bitcoins equals a heavy environmental burden.
The digital world is taking more and more space in our lives... and dramatically increasing electrical use. It’s a serious problem given the urgent need fight climate change.
Blockchain is an exciting technology, but for it to go mainstream governments must be able to regulate it.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
No need for a bank: Just a smartphone and a blockchain.
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Already becoming a darling of Wall Street, blockchain technology's biggest real benefits could come to the world's poorest people. Here's how.
A blockchain’s ability to move assets from one owner to another allows less dependence on intermediaries.
There are many hidden costs and inefficiencies in housing markets. Blockchain is poised to transform that.
The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Today’s advertising executives must get familiar with new technology like Bitcoin and blockchain before they are left behind.
The blockchain isn't just for Bitcoin transactions. Advertisers can no longer ignore blockchain's huge implications for the world of marketing.
It’s too soon to say what advantages there are to issuing government bonds using blockchain technology.
Despite a media statement announcing that Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) have created the first government bond using the blockchain (dubbed the “cryptobond…
Watt a good idea.
Many believe we can stabilise the power supply by asking customers to help - but there's a problem.
Social networks built on blockchain technology, such as Steemit, promise a far more democratic experience.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together.
Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…
ASX took a wrong bet with Blockchain.
What a difference a year makes. In January 2016, ASX was bathing in the warm glow of having been acclaimed by Blythe Masters, an American super saleswoman and head of a Blockchain start-up called Digital…
A blockchain could be used to record all of our interactions with the government.
The problems with Centrelink's data-matching system stem from reconciling datasets held by different agencies. What if we used a blockchain to create a single source of data?
Blockchain can’t solve every problem in the finance industry.
For a discipline that is supposedly rational, finance has had its fair share of irrational crazes. For example, the dotcom bubble and the collateralized debt obligation craze that led to the global financial…
Blockchain looms as the second generation of the internet by transforming it from an internet of information to an internet of value.
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If you think the internet has changed your life, brace yourself for the next digital innovation that's set to transform our world.
A transaction of 88 bales of cotton in Qingdao sometime in early November is been hailed as revolutionary.
Apparently, the world is holding its breath on the unloading of a few bales of cotton, which “could change trade forever”. In Qingdao sometime in early November, 88 bales of cotton will be unloaded and…
Blockchain doesn’t magically make entries on a distributed ledger trustworthy.
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The blockchain just doesn’t do what most people seem to think it does.
Proving the supply chain of the multi-billion dollar tuna industry is fertile testing ground for blockchain technology.
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If blockchains can deliver on supply chain transparency it could revolutionise the food industry.