Blockchain News

Blockchains are the critical infrastructure underlying cryptocurrencies. The common feature of these distributed ledgers is the sequential updating of a cryptographically secure, verifiable transaction record among a network of peers all operating under a certain set of rules enforced through the software itself. This record is owned and operated in common by anyone anywhere. 

While research in shared ledger technology goes back decades, the arrival of the Bitcoin blockchain introduced the first distributed ledger technology that was thoroughly decentralized and resistant to censorship, seizure and collusion. 

Blockchain technology, in its various manifestations including the Ethereum blockchain and others, is ultimately a global consensus system — i.e., it allows people to coordinate and cooperate around a neutral source of information without trusting each other or a central administrator. The use cases are wide-ranging, from finance and energy trading to supply chain management. 

At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the evolving blockchain industry. Is it revolutionary or overhyped? Or both? Will it become the solution to securing trust in finance and global trade? What will be the rate of blockchain transactions in the coming years?

Stay tuned to find out.

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Tech evangelists Alex and Don Tapscott believe blockchain will “rewrite the economic power grid and the old social order.”
The blockchain revolution is already here, say Alex and Don Tapscott
Marco Castrovilli
2020-10-28T18:06:00+00:00
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The CEO of Minds thinks that others will follow suit.
This social media platform gives you the option to make your posts undeletable
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-10-28T17:35:21+00:00
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DeFi apps attempt to return crypto funds affected by the KuCoin hack to users. Are they to blame for the issues?
Protect and serve? The dilemma of reissuing lost or frozen DeFi tokens
Julia Magas
2020-10-28T14:11:08+00:00
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A regulation exec at the world’s largest stock exchange is leaving his role to enter crypto.
NYSE’s former regulation head takes crypto job at Andreessen Horowitz
Helen Partz
2020-10-28T13:44:49+00:00
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Amid a global employment crisis, it’s perhaps inevitable that the gig economy is making inroads into the blockchain space too.
Telos launches new gig economy platform on the blockchain
Marie Huillet
2020-10-28T10:10:07+00:00
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Blockchain firm ConsenSys is becoming increasingly active in the central bank digital currency space.
ConsenSys collaborates with Banque de France digital euro partner
Marie Huillet
2020-10-28T09:07:43+00:00
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Alex Mashinsky has gifted his wife Krissy 15 million CEL tokens worth $20 million for her birthday.
Celsius Network founder gifts wife 15 million CEL tokens
Martin Young
2020-10-28T06:02:56+00:00
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Can monetizing our data help speed up the world’s response to future pandemics, and make cutting-edge smart cities a reality? We asked an expert.
Q&A: Big data’s role in medicine, supply chains and smart cities
Connor Blenkinsop
2020-10-27T14:59:00+00:00
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