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Russian Railways and Pension Fund of the RF will sell discount tickets using the blockchain

Russian Railways and Pension Fund of the RF will sell discount tickets using the blockchain

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The Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and OJSC Russian Railways came into an agreement according to which there will be created a blockchain platform for issuing discount tickets for suburban routes. This is reported by the Gudok. The new system will be created in the framework of the...

Digital Asset starts to contribute with Hyperledger, R3 Corda and Amazon

Digital Asset starts to contribute with Hyperledger, R3 Corda and Amazon

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Digital Asset is a software company that is operating on a blockchain. It has its smart contract programming language, which is known as Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML) and now it’s going to be integrated with R3 Corda, Amazon’s database service AWS Aurora and Hyperledger Fabric. At the...

Italy’s Banking industry is going to boost cooperation with blockchain

Italy’s Banking industry is going to boost cooperation with blockchain

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Finextra published that starting from March 2020 The Italian Banking Association (ABI) is going to deploy blockchain technology to manage reconciliations. The primary thing that’ll be implemented in the banking system of Italy is the distributed ledger technology for agreements acceleration....

Manufacturers of Japan enter a blockchain-backed data sharing agreement

Manufacturers of Japan enter a blockchain-backed data sharing agreement

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A data sharing arrangement was made between 100 influential Japanese corporations. There are corporations among these 100, that are globally known, like Mitsubishi Electric or Yaskawa Electric. This project was specially designed to advance productivity, decrease risks of info leaks and make...

Breez launches a lightning-powered iPhone app for Bitcoin payments

Breez launches a lightning-powered iPhone app for Bitcoin payments

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Breez is presenting an iOS version of their application. According to information provided by the corporation, this’s going to be the primary app that runs on Neutrino, a lightning network client for Bitcoin. Roy Sheinfeld, the founder of Breez, announced that the corporation has fixed the puzzle...

New CEO of Chia Network is Bram Cohen, the creator of BitTorrent

New CEO of Chia Network is Bram Cohen, the creator of BitTorrent

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Bram Cohen, the author of BitTorrent, has become the CEO of Chia Network. The company had two co-founders Bram Cohen and Ryan Singer, last-mentioned stepped away from his position to focus on family priorities. In August 2017, Bram Cohen moved from his first project BitTorrent to create an...

Alior bank in Poland applies Ethereum blockchain for new authentication feature of documents

Alior bank in Poland applies Ethereum blockchain for new authentication feature of documents

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Several banks all over the world have already tried themselves in the usage of blockchain technologies. Commonly, they are implementing systems on permissioned ledgers that only invited participants can join, but Poland’s Alior bank took the game to a higher level. Alior bank declared that it...

Two companies are cooperating for enabling Ether payments in Amazon

Two companies are cooperating for enabling Ether payments in Amazon

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Two blockchain-based startup companies are cooperating for enabling Amazon shopping with Ether. CLIC Technology declared its alliance with Opporty platform on June 14. They are teaming up for developing an app-like extension for browser, which is going to let Amazon buyers pay for goods with Ether,...

Google connects cryptocurrency project with a new blockchain oracle

Google connects cryptocurrency project with a new blockchain oracle

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On 13 June in a blog post, Google announced that Ethereum app developers that are using Google software will have an opportunity to integrate data from out-of-chain sources via a partnership with Chainlink. Chainlink is a company that provides on and off ramps for data necessary to run...

Blockchain project of IBM and Maersk is now going to explore Russia's market

Blockchain project of IBM and Maersk is now going to explore Russia's market

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On June 6 Maersk released news, that the blockchain project they have created with IBM, will now operate in Russia too. TradeLens is a blockchain-based platform which was specially designed for improving worldwide trade. And now it’s going to Russia. Maersk also declared about its contract with...

Ex-director of Google is now a member of Square team

Ex-director of Google is now a member of Square team

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Square, which is a payments corporation, has its first member of a new crypto team. And it is Steve Lee, former Google director. This news was announced by Twitter on June 12. But the company didn’t mention what is going to be the new role of Lee. And they even declined to comment it. The founder...

Blockchain program for master's and PhD students will be added in UBC

Blockchain program for master's and PhD students will be added in UBC

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Graduate students will have an opportunity of studying a blockchain educational plan in the leading research university of Canada, the University of British Columbia. This type of educational plan is the prime in Canada as the university reported. The whole program includes four spheres: clean...

Two blockchain startups are being invested in by the National Association of Realtors

Two blockchain startups are being invested in by the National Association of Realtors

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On June 10, Propy announced that it is one of the two organisations, which was selected by Second Century Ventures 2019 Reach accelerator class. Second Century Ventures is the VC branch of the National Association of Realtors. Every year they choose several technology corporations to start their...

The Khanty-Mansi okrug is working on a blockchain-based platform for tourism

The Khanty-Mansi okrug is working on a blockchain-based platform for tourism

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A federal subject of Russia known as The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug is going to start a blockchain-enable platform designed especially for tourism industry. The International Economic Forum was being held in St. Petersburg from 5 to 8 June, where Roman Genkel, general director of Khanty-Mansi...

Blockchain is an extremely popular technology nowadays. Back in 1991, Nick Szabo has described the tech but did not find a way to bring it to life. Two decades later, in 2009, mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto realized Szabo's idea, and blockchain had become the basis of the famous Bitcoin.

And what do we have today? A system that gathers all the cryptocurrencies, that is changing the banking system and brings modifications to our everyday life. P2P transactions, distributed ledgers, and many other technical features are becoming a part of financial systems. Democratic governments are implementing blockchain in more and more fields of public administration, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. And that is the reason to become aware of these innovations.

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