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.

News
The asset recently received the blessing of the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association.
Enjin Coin surges 71% after becoming first regulatory approved gaming token in Japan
Greg Thomson
2021-01-19T21:00:00+00:00
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Could Bitcoin's blockchain handle full mainstream adoption?
Bitcoin can scale on chain just fine as a store of value, Blockdaemon CEO suggests
Benjamin Pirus
2021-01-19T20:23:30+00:00
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The Bank of France processed $2.4 million worth of fund units using a CBDC in December as part of ongoing experiments into blockchain and stablecoin technology....
Bank of France settles $2.4M fund in central bank digital currency pilot
Greg Thomson
2021-01-19T11:37:23+00:00
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Accredited investors can now own tokenized shares of a premium whiskey collection powered by Zilliqa.
Tokenized single-malt scotch collection launches on Singapore exchange
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-01-19T11:13:06+00:00
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A Biblical message was unearthed in block number 666,666 of the Bitcoin blockchain: "Do not be overcome by evil..."
Bible quotation found in Bitcoin block number 666,666
Greg Thomson
2021-01-19T09:44:20+00:00
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The U.K.'s National Health Service will implement an IoT solution built on the public distributed ledger network Hedera Hashgraph in order to monitor the storag...
UK health service to use blockchain to monitor COVID-19 vaccine storage
Marie Huillet
2021-01-19T09:00:00+00:00
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Opinion
By embracing crypto mining activities in the region, Pakistan and Iran may give other nations in the Middle East an example to follow.
Why Pakistan and the Middle East can bet on crypto mining
Muhammad Abdullah
2021-01-19T07:27:00+00:00
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Opinion
The inconvenience of using Bitcoin directly may soon be dwarfed by the headache of moving it on and off exchanges.
US crypto regulations will return Bitcoin to its digital cash origins
Joël Valenzuela
2021-01-18T20:43:00+00:00
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