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Blockchain technology is the coolest thing in Indian finance right now but nobody really gets it
Quartz • Madhura Karnik
'This is not about charity': Gates Foundation exec on financial inclusion and mobile money
American Banker
Gnosis' Prediction Market Scores $12.5m In 'Record-Breaking' Crypto Auction
Forbes • Contributor, Roger Aitken
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune
BBC
This Is How Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Could Solve Asia's Financial Inclusion Issue
Forbes • Casey Hynes, Contributor
What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?
TechCrunch • Neil Haran
Serena Williams Appears to Announce Pregnancy on Snapchat
The Wall Street Journal
Fidelity becomes first asset manager to join blockchain group IC3
Reuters • Anna Irrera
The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake
CIO • Michael Kan
​Samsung SDS commercializes Nexledger blockchain services
Smart Planet • Cho Mu-Hyun
 
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Blockchain technology is the coolest thing in Indian finance right now but nobody really gets it
QuartzMadhura Karnik
It’s tough to keep up with technology. And India’s finance sector knows it too well. Blockchain technology, based on concepts that underpin cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is fast gaining pace in Asia’s third-largest economy but business executives still aren’t sure if they understand...
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Bitcoin, FinTech
'This is not about charity': Gates Foundation exec on financial inclusion and mobile money
American Banker
Kosta Peric, deputy director of digital payments and financial services for the poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses his efforts to expand access to low-cost financial services in developing countries. Peric, who joined the foundation in 2013 after more...
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Bitcoin, Hedge Funds
Gnosis' Prediction Market Scores $12.5m In 'Record-Breaking' Crypto Auction
ForbesContributor, Roger Aitken
Gnosis, a decentralized platform for prediction markets that uses “crowdsourced wisdom” sourced globally and built on Ethereum technology, has set a new record by raising $12.5 million (m) in a token offering via a Dutch auction, the first successful one of its...
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Bitcoin, Finance
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune
BBC
Wikipedia's co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer "factual and neutral" articles that help combat the problem of "fake news". The service is intended to...
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Bitcoin, Economic Policy
This Is How Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Could Solve Asia's Financial Inclusion Issue
ForbesCasey Hynes, Contributor
Companies like Coins, which use cryptocurrencies behind the scenes to offer fast, low-cost services to their customers, may be on the front lines of improving financial inclusion in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
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Bitcoin, Currencies
What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?
TechCrunchNeil Haran
Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons why, but one of the largest barriers to mainstream adoption is...
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Bitcoin, Politics & Policy
Serena Williams Appears to Announce Pregnancy on Snapchat
The Wall Street Journal
Serena Williams appeared to announce that she’s pregnant on Wednesday with an image and message on Snapchat that was later deleted.
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Bitcoin, Finance
Fidelity becomes first asset manager to join blockchain group IC3
ReutersAnna Irrera
Fidelity Investments Inc has become the first financial institution to join the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts, a group of academic institutions and technology companies looking to develop blockchain-based technology. Fidelity Labs, the innovation arm of asset manager Fidelity, will be a...
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Bitcoin, Cloud Computing Services
The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake
CIOMichael Kan
A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said on Friday they'd been paid. But one bitcoin expert says that's bogus. The Turkish Crime Family grabbed headlines last month by claiming they had the stolen login...
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Bitcoin, Finance
​Samsung SDS commercializes Nexledger blockchain services
Smart PlanetCho Mu-Hyun
Samsung SDS has commercialized its business-to-business (B2B) digital financial platform based on blockchain technology, the company has said. The Nexledger platform can be used in other industries besides financial institutions, it added. Its biometric solution Nexsign has been applied, the firm said,...
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