World Economic Forum blockchain report calls for ‘multi-stakeholder collaboration’ — By Ian Allison | International Business Times   
“A report outlining how blockchain technology will usher in a new era of the internet has been published by the World Economic Forum at its 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, taking place on 27–29 June in Dalian, People’s Republic of China.” Read more
          TF1 et Altice testent la vente d’espaces pub TV via la blockchain   
Lors de l’événement Cannes Lions, semaine dernière, la division digitale du groupe de TV Comcast, Comcast Advanced Advertising Group, a annoncé une plateforme technique permettant aux directeurs marketing d’acheter leurs espaces publicitaires TV – en broadcast et en streaming – via (suite…)
          Ukraine Utilizing Blockchain In Land Transfers   
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          Ethereum hoax led to $4B in losses   

The price of cryptocurrency Ethereum dropped dramatically following news of its creator’s death. One problem: he wasn’t dead. A post on 4Chain claimed Vitalik Buterin — creator of blockchain technology Ethereum and currency Ether — died in a fatal car accident. Following news of what was later confirmed to be a hoax, the price of Ether went from $317 to $286 in moments, before bottoming out at around $216. Buterin dispelled any notion he was dead with a selfie. In it, he’s holding up blockchain-based data mined from days after his “death,” to prove was around. Still, this wiped out…

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          Bitcoin Engineer - Kid Koderz City Inc. - Toronto, ON   
KKC is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies, which includes Blockchain, drones, cognitive computing, AR / VR and other areas of interest....
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          Walmart to Track Delivery Drones With Blockchain, Soon To Accept Bitcoin?   
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          Illinois Is Venezuela and the Solution Is Cryptocurrency   
The Observer The reason I’m so much fun at parties is that my idea of a good time is to lecture everyone on cryptocurrency. I can pretty much talk bitcoin and blockchain with Hamiltonian fervor all night. Ever since I began writing about cryptocurrency in general in 2013—I believe this story I wrote for Esquire in fall of that year was the first ever […]
          Thoughts on the NotPetya Ransomware Attack    

Worms, malicious computer programs that spread from computer to computer throughout the network—are perhaps the most devastating delivery mechanism for an electronic attack.  Able to spread throughout an entire institution (or even across the entire planet) in a matter of minutes, they represent the most effective way for a bad actor to deliver a malicious payload to as many computers as possible.  A worm can do its damage faster than humans can react.

The most recent ransomware attack, which spread across Europe, the United States, and Asia yesterday, represents a chilling evolution in the worm-as-weapon. This is the second ransomware attack in two months, following the WannaCry attack that spread across the globe in May. Beginning in Ukraine, this new worm shut down much of the Ukrainian government, the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk, and others. And there is a significant possibility that this wasn’t an attempt for ransom but a sophisticated attack launched against Ukrainian interests.

The worm has sometimes been referred to as Petya, based on the ransomware module used in the attack, but is really best described as NotPetya, since the Petya ransomware is simply a small component of a larger attack. This is a very sophisticated worm, which doesn’t just use one mechanism for spreading, but combines three separate techniques.  The first, using NSA tools released by ShadowBrokers, is similar to how WannaCry operated.  But the other two mechanisms are more pernicious, leveraging Windows network administration and privileges to spread.  So if NotPetya found itself running in a privileged account on a typical workstation, it could rapidly spread to other machines in the infected network.  One observer reported that it could compromise 5000 machines in ten minutes.

Here’s how it works. Although self-spreading, NotPetya does not generally spread outside of a single corporate network: it pretty much only bridges networks when computers move between them.  So the attackers responsible used another clever way in.  Rather than hacking the target networks, the attackers compromised the update service of MeDoc, a Ukrainian program used for accounting and tax purposes, with tight integration into the Ukrainian business tax workflow.  (Imagine the business equivalent of Quicken/TurboTax in the U.S.)  Most businesses that have to pay Ukrainian taxes will be running a copy somewhere in their corporate network.  By replacing the normal update with an installer for the NotPetya worm, every time a copy of the MeDoc program checked for updates (a process that happens automatically) the computer would become infected with NotPetya.  After establishing this beachhead, NotPetya could then spread throughout a corporate network.

The leveraging of privileges and administration tools is devastating.  Even an institution which is 100 percent patched and running the latest Windows 10 operating system could become completely infected if NotPetya started running on the wrong computer.  We don’t know which fraction of infections were due to a failure to patch and which fraction were due to the worm abusing privileges, but I would suspect the latter was actually more important for its rapid and effective spread.

This solid design suggests not just good development but good testing.  Building a worm is not hard per se: it’s simply a matter of coupling a remote exploit to a program that both searches for vulnerable systems and, after exploitation, copies itself onto the new victim. But it takes significant effort to make sure that a worm works reliably, especially on systems as diverse as Windows.  Unlike normal software development, the programmer can’t just simply run the program, find a bug, fix it, and repeat.  Worms need to be carefully tested in isolated networks, since even a poorly engineered worm leaves the attacker’s control if it gets loose on the Internet.  Given the difficulty in testing, doing a worm right also requires programmers who don’t write many bugs.

The problem is further magnified when testing a worm with a malicious payload.  NotPetya not only spreads using multiple mechanisms, but spreads reliably and apparently without major bugs.  It also contains an overtly malicious payload that renders unusable the host computer, in ten minutes to an hour, yet doesn’t generally impede the worm’s spread.  Killing the host is always a risk for a pathogen as a dead host can’t spread a plague further.  So a malicious payload like this needs to be tuned: fast enough to limit opportunities for human response, but slow enough that it doesn’t inhibit the spread.

This speaks to a rigorous development process.  If I had been in charge of building NotPetya, I’d budget for two to three good programmers, a month’s time, and a small but diverse isolated network for testing. I’d probably also need one additional person to keep rebuilding the isolated network after each test.  In other words, it wouldn’t be something I’d do in a basement.

Yet for all the sophistication, the ransomware payload is politely described as a fecal theater piece.  Ransomware needs a mechanism to contact the operator, but rather than using Tor hidden services, the authors used just a single email address that was quickly shut down, eliminating any way to contact the bad actors or obtain decryption keys.  If a high profile ransomware operator can’t release computers in return for payment, they will find that payments cease.  Ransomware works because the bad guys (try to) keep their word.

Ransomware also needs a payment mechanism that is hard to trace, such as a per-victim Bitcoin wallet, but NotPetya uses a single Bitcoin address.  So not only can we witness that they’ve only gained roughly ten thousand dollars, the nature of Bitcoin ensures that these miscreants will have a huge difficulty even getting their paltry earnings without being traced.

Ransomware also needs to resist a cryptanalysis attack attempting to unlock the encrypted files.  Yet NotPetya uses 800b RSA, a key length small enough that it is easily in the reach of NSA cryptanalysis and possibly within the reach of an enthusiastic private group as well.

Finally, ransomware needs a useable interface.  Good ransomware will unlock the victim’s computer at a click of a button after the attacker is satisfied.  In order to offer this functionality, the ransomware needs to keep the computer running while it encrypts the victim’s data.

But this particular ransomware can’t do that. When it infects a computer, it reboots the machine and then encrypts the files, rendering the computer completely unusable until the victim either reinstalls the computer or pays the ransom.  This would make it nearly impossible to pay the ransom in practice unless you have access to another computer: how do you contact the ransomware provider when your computer is completely unusable?  And payment is not easy, as it requires the user to copy out a complex string of characters, without error, and email it to the operator.  So even if the operator’s email account worked perfectly, odds are good the ransomware operator couldn’t unlock the victim’s computer.

Failed ransomware would be acceptable if this was new technology and new ransomware.  But the attackers integrated a range of tools, including the ShadowBrokers NSA toolkit, the mimikatz tool for extracting Windows authentication tokens, and the Petya ransomware, among other pieces.  They could have just as easily selected a much better ransomware payload, one that would actually ensure they could collect their money.

The only way the Petya payload is superior to other ransomware is that it does disable the computer.  If you wanted to deploy profitable ransomware to thousands of computers this is a horrid choice. On the other hand, if you want to deploy a payload that renders thousands of computers unusable but looks like ransomware, this is perhaps the best candidate possible. There is now additional evidence that suggests it was deliberately modified to render computers unusable rather than collect ransom.

This leaves us with two likely possibilities.  Either NotPetya was written by a group of criminals who showed great sophistication in their development process, wrote an excellent worm, and screwed up horribly on the one part that matters for the criminals to gain anything.  Or the worm was written by an actor who showed great sophistication in the development process, wrote an excellent worm, and used it to launch a malicious payload targeted at both the Ukrainian government and all businesses who pay Ukrainian taxes.

In many ways, this may even be a sequel to the CrashOverride power grid attack.  CrashOverride looked like the test of a payload.  NotPetya could easily be both an attack on the Ukrainian government and those doing business in the country and a live test of a delivery system.  If so, the worm’s incidental infection of non-Ukranian targets, notably Rosneft and other Russian targets, should act as a reminder that fast self-propagating code risks a huge amount of collateral damage.

At the moment, we don’t yet know whether the worm was developed as a criminal enterprise by hackers who failed to develop a working payment system or as an intentional attack on Ukraine disguised as criminal activity.  When all this is done, I think the NSA would be well served by making their own internal assessment of whoever is behind NotPetya public.  They don’t need to disclose sources and methods but simply the conclusion: “With X confidence, we believe NotPetya was authored by Y."  Either way, we would benefit from some attribution outside this guesswork and logic.

Even if it NotPetya does turn out to have been criminal activity, we should consider the lessons it can teach us when it comes to developing defenses. With a few changes, you could easily use NotPetya as the delivery mechanism for a worm designed to black out the U.S..  And given NotPetya’s abuse of administrative privileges, this attack could very well work against operators who are religious about patching their systems.

Experts have long worried about the potential impacts of high-speed worms, but the return of the worm to prominence, whether it is for criminals looking for profit or nation-states looking to test attacks, should give us pause.


          Daimler AG Issues €100 Million Corporate Bond in Blockchain Trial   
German automaker Daimler AG has issued a corporate bond worth €100m as part of a blockchain pilot project.

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          Europe's Second Largest Port Launches Blockchain Logistics Pilot   
The second-largest port in Europe by container capacity is now running a pilot blockchain project focused on logistics automation.

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          CFTC Chief Asks Congress for More Money to Oversee Blockchain   
The CFTC has cited the advance of technologies like blockchain in a request to obtain additional funding for its oversight activities.

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          PERUN: Virtual Payment Channels over Cryptographic Currencies, by Stefan Dziembowski and Lisa Eckey and Sebastian Faust and Daniel Malinowski   
Payment channels emerged recently as an efficient method for performing cheap micropayment transactions in cryptographic currencies. In contrast to the traditional on-chain transactions, payment channels have the advantage that they allow nearly unlimited number of transactions between parties without involving the blockchain. In this work, we introduce Perun, a new system for payment and state channels over cryptographic currencies, that has several advantages over the existing proposals. In particular, Perun offers a new method for connecting channels that is more efficient than the existing technique of ``routing transactions'' over multiple channels. That is, in contrast to prominent existing solutions such as the Lightning Network, Perun does not require involvement of the intermediary over which payments are routed. To achieve this, Perun introduces a new technique that we call channel virtualization, which allows to build virtual payment channels over so-called multistate channels. Multistate channels are a new primitive that we introduce as an independent concept in this work and generalizes the notion of ``state channels''. Our schemes can work over any cryptocurrency that provides Turing-complete smart contracts. As a proof of concept, we implemented Perun in Ethereum.
          Federal agency blockchain group to convene July 18   
The General Services Administration will host an in-person U.S. Federal Blockchain Forum meeting on July 18 in Washington, D.C., as part of an effort to facilitate virtual currency adoption within the federal government.
          Un análisis de datos históricos acerca de Bitcoin, Ethereum y otras 1.200 criptodivisas   

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Sarah Pan ha hecho un estupendo análisis del estado actual de la «fiebre del oro» de las criptodivisas en un artículo en el que ha extraído de diversas bases de datos todos los historiales disposibles y los ha cotejado con los hechos más relevantes durante los últimos años en tan complejo sector.

El texto se puede leer completo en el blog de Timescale, una herramienta SQL especialmente pensada para series históricas de datos: Analyzing Ethereum, Bitcoin, and 1200+ other Cryptocurrencies using PostgreSQL. Aunque es un tanto farragoso esto sería lo más destacable, junto con algunos otros enlaces y referencias que he encontrado por ahí:

  • La fiebre del oro es bastante palpable, con hechos como que nace más de una nueva criptodivisa casi cada día (en las llamadas ICO, initial coin offering, algo en cierto modo equivalente a las «salidas a bolsa» u OPV, ofertas públicas de venta).
  • Tan claro es el boom que efectivamente quien hubiera invertido ‑y guardado pacientemente– 100 dólares en Bitcoin hace 7 años (2010) tendría unos 5 millones de dólares a día de hoy.
  • Las criptodivisas conforman un mercado global, pero si en Bitcoin se invertía casi únicamente en dólares hasta 2014 pronto los yuanes chinos tomaron la delantera (probablemente debido a su devaluación). En 2017 el Banco Popular de China reforzó la regulación al respecto y entonces fue Japón quien pasó a liderar el volumen de transacciones, por encima tanto de China como de los Estados Unidos. (En Japón el Bitcoin se considera una «divisa legal»).
  • Una escalada similar se ha visto en Ethereum, la segunda criptodivisa por volumen que ha sufrido el mismo efecto explosivo pero en menos tiempo: en su primer año ya superaba a Bitcoin en crecimiento (530%) y el año pasado se apuntó otro 200%.

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  • El mercado se ha transformado en cierto modo de un mundo para inversores en criptodivisas en también una oportunidad para creadores de nuevas criptodivisas. Las más de 1.200 ya existentes son un ejemplo claro, así como la semana del 25 de mayo en la que aparecieron 300 nuevas criptodivisas en menos de siete días.
  • En la larga cola de las criptodivisas [gráfico] sigue liderando Bitcoin (BTC) seguida por Ethereum (ETH) y a continuación un grupo más amplio con Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP) y Ethereum Classic (ETC). Litecoin es casi idéntica a Bitcoin; algunas de las otras tienen usos específicos y ciertas mejoras y diferencias técnicas (como Ripple), pero algunas como Ethereum podrían acabar complementando o reemplazando prácticamente a Bitcoin con el paso tiempo.
  • A día de hoy es relativamente fácil comprar y vender bitcoins y también ethereum y otras criptodivisas; basta hacerlo a cambio de dólares o euros – al menos para volúmenes razonables. Digamos que tiene la misma dificultad –más o menos– que si decidieras comprar monedas de oro o acciones de Tesla, Inc.: disponer del dinero, una cuenta de banco, acudir a un mercado probablemente extranjero en el que comprar y vender, identificarse de forma fiable, hacer las transacciones, pagar comisiones, declarar los importes por aquello de los impuestos… Pero no son operaciones imposibles.
  • Bitcoin vs. Ethereum. En muchos sitios se habla de esta relación amor-odio que parte de una misma base (la tecnología blockchain) y se hace el –probablemente inapropiado– símil entre lo que sucedió con el VHS y el Betamax, o entre el VHS y los DVD… Pero a día de no está del todo claro qué podría suceder. Un buen artículo al respecto: Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency en Mashable.

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          One Coin to settle them all?   
One Coin to settle them all? November 3, 2016/ Deepak Bharadwaz Hardcore cryptocurrency promoters strongly believe that decentralized cryptocurrency will slowly overtake the established financial system. However, the core of the Bitcoin innovation, Blockchain technology, has gained ready acceptance on Wall Street. Owing to its numerous applications, major banks are moving in on Blockchain to harvest its applications. One of […]
          THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust   

where blockchain will deployThis is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

Blockchain isn't just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But one of the most promising blockchain trends is its growing disruptive presence in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Companies are pioneering innovative new solutions that use blockchain for tasks like tracking goods as they move and change hands in the supply chain, monitoring the location and condition of assets like industrial machinery at remote work sites, or storing medical data, and they are transforming the IoT

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the developing role of blockchain in the IoT ecosystem. First, we look at how blockchain works, both generally and as part of an IoT solution. We then identify the areas most suited to use blockchain as part of larger IoT projects, specifically looking into the supply chain, asset tracking and monitoring, and health care. Finally, we discuss the challenges companies looking into blockchain solutions for IoT programs will face, and explore what the future holds for blockchain in the IoT.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Blockchain is emerging as a key tool with numerous applications throughout the IoT. Companies are developing innovative solutions that use blockchain to cut costs and improve services.
  • While solutions address a number of potential pain points in the IoT, several challenges exist that could hold back widespread adoption. These issues include blockchain’s complexity, companies’ loss of control, regulation, and hardware requirements.
  • Blockchain is poised to provide a new, powerful tool for companies developing and implementing IoT solutions, offering increased versatility, security, and efficiency.

In full, the report:

  • Explains how firms are already exploring ways to make use of blockchain in all sorts of IoT projects.
  • Provides an overview of disruption in critical sectors including the supply chain and asset management.
  • Analyzes how blockchain is poised to see rapid expansion as a tool used in IoT solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiency, and remove reliance on cloud-based platforms.

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          THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem   

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This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.

At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and collaborating to facilitate transactions.

To understand why the payments industry has faced so much disruption in such a short time, there's just one key thing to understand: Payments is about transferring information from one party to another, and nearly every stakeholder in the industry benefits when that process runs on digital rails.

But payments is also an extremely complex industry that few fully understand.

In BI Intelligence's 2016 Payments Ecosystem report, we make it simple, explaining how it works, who the key players are, and where it's headed.

In this latest edition of the report, BI Intelligence drills even further into the industry to explain how a broad range of transactions are processed, including prepaid and store cards, as well as revealing which types of companies are in the best and worst position to capitalize on the latest industry trends.

Here are some key takeaways from the report:

  • 2016 will be a watershed year for the payments industry. Payments companies are improving security, expanding their mobile offerings, and building commerce capabilities that will give consumers a more compelling reason to make purchases using digital devices.
  • Payments is an extremely complex industry. To understand the next big digital opportunity lies, it's critical to understand how the traditional credit- and debit-processing chain works and what roles acquirers, processors, issuing banks, card networks, independent sales organizations, gateways, and software and hardware providers play.
  • Alternative technologies could disrupt the processing ecosystem. Devices ranging from refrigerators to smartwatches now feature payment capabilities, which will spur changes in consumer payment behaviors. Likewise, blockchain technology, the protocol that underlies Bitcoin, could one day change how consumer card payments are verified.

In full, the report:

  • Uncovers the key themes and trends affecting the payments industry in 2016 and beyond.
  • Gives a detailed description of the stakeholders involved in a payment transaction, along with hardware and software providers.
  • Offers diagrams and infographics explaining how card transactions are processed and which players are involved in each step.
  • Provides charts on our latest forecasts, key company growth, survey results, and more.
  • Analyzes the alternative technologies, including blockchain, which could further disrupt the ecosystem.

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          Future of Ariba Network on display at SAP Ariba Live   
SAP Ariba Live shows enhancements to procurement software and looks at the future of the SAP Ariba Network, including machine learning, AI, bots and blockchain.
          DNB is positief over #blockchain technology #bitcoincongres kijk live mee http://bitcoincongres.nl    
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          Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies   
In this talk, Andreas introduces newcomers to the emerging scientific speciality of "forkology," or the study of forks, how blockchain ecosystems change over time, and the game theory of competing consensus models. He covers not only the various types of forks but the agents involved in consensus evolution, grappling in this crazy new world where the traditional menus will no longer do. This talk took place on June 6th 2017 at a joint meet-up with Blockchain Professionals, BitcoinSYD and SydEthereum in Sydney, Australia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/blockchain-professionals-sydney/ TOPICS: 0:38 - The journey into open public blockchains 2:30 - Price increase brings newbies to the rabbit hole 3:45 - The confusing landscape of forks 4:27 - What is a fork? A divergence in perspective 6:08 - No central authority to determine everyone's perspective 7:40 - Growing the chain, block by block 8:45 - Accidental vs. deliberate forks, 51% attacks 9:35 - Hard forks vs. soft forks and changes to consensus rules 11:15 - Open blockchain ecosystems as restaurants 15:05 - No one's in charge, but everyone has to work together 15:42 - Miner-activated vs. user-activated forks 16:25 - User-activated soft fork (UASF) or BIP148 18:28 - Tensions around assertions of power 19:35 - Forking event: risks of double-spend... === Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpeceXY1QBM Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:23:52 GMT Available for 30 days after download
          Commentaires sur Blockchain : BNP Paribas et AXA s’unissent dans la gestion d’actifs financiers par tomtom   
BPSS est chez CIB et non en gestion d'actifs
          Blockchain Application Platform Lisk Announces First Major Release, Lisk Nano 1.0   

Increased community interest and participation drives growth

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          Blockchain Heralded by Governments   
It is amazing how different technologies can be adapted to new uses and markets. Blockchain, the technology behind the fabulously fluctuating Bitcoin, is increasingly being heralded by governments as the technology to revolutionise the public sector.
          Wavestone Look Into the Possibilities of Blockchain   
After attending the GSA Public Sector day earlier in the year, Wavestone look into the potential of Blockchain after being inspired by its disruptive capability and mysteriousness.
          10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking 2015   
2015 has been a busy year in fintech. New mobile payments methods appeared on our phones; investing became easier and cheaper for millennials (who may finally have money to invest); Square went public; money continued to pour into fintech startups; and every other word we have heard is “blockchain.” But, in retrospect, the most significant fintech development […]
          Bitcoin Engineer - Kid Koderz City Inc. - Toronto, ON   
KKC is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies, which includes Blockchain, drones, cognitive computing, AR / VR and other areas of interest....
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          US Navy to shore up 3D printing security with blockchain   
The U.S. Navy's innovation arm says it plans to use blockchain technology, a kind of digital ledger used to govern bitcoin transactions, to bring added security to its additive manufacturing systems. The technology will be trialled across the Navy’s 3D printing sites this summer.
          10 Lessons: Design Thinking for Blockchain   
Over the past fifteen months I’ve facilitated eighteen design thinking workshops to explore the application of blockchain to customer projects.  Most of these (actually 12) have been in the finance industry, and in Europe (specifically 15).  Some interesting lessons and reflections emerge. First a little context . . . We use a standard approach for customer projects as shown … Continue reading 10 Lessons: Design Thinking for Blockchain
          Taking Stock of the “Blockchain Amendments” to the Delaware General Corporation Law   
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          Early Experiences with Ambient Listening Devices (Alexa and Google Home)   
BIDMC has a long tradition of testing speculative technologies with the notion that breakthroughs often require tolerance for failure.   For example, we’ve embraced blockchain in healthcare because we believe public ledgers have promise to unify medical records across institutions.

Over the past few months, we’ve developed healthcare applications for Alexa, Amazon’s ambient listening device that combines natural language processing and easy to use application program interfaces.    We have also tried Google Home.

Here’s our experience thus far.

1.  We’ve used Alexa in a pilot inpatient setting (not real patients).   Here are the questions/use cases we’ve implemented with back end interaction to our operational systems.

Alexa, ask BIDMC

What’s my room number
Who’s on my care team or List my care team
What is my diet or What can I eat
Call a nurse   or   I need a nurse  or Send in a nurse
Give me some inspiration  or Inspire me
I need spiritual care    or    Request spiritual care
I need a social worker   or   Request social work
What's my care plan for today  or What are my planned activities for today
Ok, thanks    or   Stop   or   You can stop

2.  Sentiment analysis

What is sentiment analysis - the process of computationally identifying and categorizing opinions expressed, especially in order to determine whether the author’s attitude towards a particular topic, product, etc., is positive, negative, or neutral.

We are beginning to use sentiment analysis on social media mentions of BIDMC. We have done a pilot to spot out BIDMC mentions on Twitter and with Google democratizing their sentiment analysis API at the conference a few weeks ago we are working on ingesting the feeds. Conceptually the same approaches can work on Alexa to analyze mood and urgency.   We will try it in an attempt to communicate emotion as well as text in the ambient listening workflow.

3.  HIPAA Compliance

Alexa and Google Home are not "HIPAA compliant" i.e. neither Amazon nor Google will sign business associate agreements for ambient listening technologies.  Both organizations are working on policies and controls that would enable them to sign such agreements for their speech driven products. Once we sign BAAs, we’ll explore use cases like a surgeon asking for patient data without needing a browser/keypad.

In the meantime, we’re not using patient identified data in ambient listening applications.   The questions above are anonymous -  the HIPAA 18 identifiers (i.e. names, social security numbers, addresses etc.) are not included in the data stream.

We're exploring a few other use cases outside of HIPAA controls, such as querying knowledge bases - commonly asked questions delivered via an ambient listening infrastructure.

4.  Accuracy
We have not had any unexpected misunderstandings when parsing spoken language.  There is a famous You Tube video illustrating a 3 year asking for hickory dickory dock and getting a pornographic response.    The only issue we’ve had is that Alexa can be sensitive to ambient voices, causing it to respond to an unasked question.

5.  Expanding the use cases to the outpatient scheduling domain

Amazon has offered Lex as a service that can be used to embed natural language processing in mobile apps that could be used for patient self scheduling.  We hope to support a use case of patients in their homes requesting appointment/referrals and interacting entirely with Alexa instead of having to place a phone call or visit a website.

Thus far, we’ve been very impressed with the capabilities of these conversational services.   The web was our focus 1996-2012.   Mobile has been our focus 2012 to the present, what I call the post-web era.  I can imagine that by 2018 we’ll enter the post-mobile era and have conversational interfaces based on ambient listening devices in patient and provider locations.


          作者:BW.COM   
Circle为比特币及blockchain做了很多努力,进行了很多工作。Bitcoin is not blockchain, blockchain is not bitcoin.
          Blockchain: A fundamental shift for FS institutions    
What financial services institutions need to know about blockchain and how to assess the opportunity...
          Ether Rebounds As Price Rises Back Above $300   

The price of ether, the digital token that powers the ethereum blockchain, rebounded above $300 today. The cryptocurrency rose to as much as $329.43 during the session, up roughly 12.4% from the day’s opening, an increase of more than 20% in the last 24 hours, according to Coinmarketcap. After experiencing a sharp rally that pushed […]

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          World Economic Forum Publishes White Paper on Blockchain Governance   

The World Economic Forum has published a new white paper on blockchain governance, arguing for a greater spirit of collaboration between diverse blockchain stakeholders. The report, entitled ‘Realizing the Potential of the Blockchain’, argued that a broader collaborative approach would maximise the potential of the blockchain ecosystem, thought to hold many future benefits for industry […]

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          Daimler AG Issues €100 Million Corporate Bond in Blockchain Trial   

German automaker Daimler AG has issued a corporate bond worth €100m as part of a blockchain pilot project. The carmaker announced the completed test today, working alongside Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), Germany’s largest state-backed wholesale banks group, to create a testbed for issuing the one-year corporate bond known as a Schuldschein. The test also included a trio of savings banks based […]

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          Daimler AG Issues €100 Million Corporate Bond in Blockchain Trial   

German automaker Daimler AG has issued a corporate bond worth €100m as part of a blockchain pilot project. The carmaker announced the completed test today, working alongside Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), Germany’s largest state-backed wholesale banks group, to create a testbed for issuing the one-year corporate bond known as a Schuldschein. The test also included a trio of savings banks based […]

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          Pantera Capital to Raise $100 Million in Investment for ICO Hedge Fund   

The $600m market for initial coin offerings may soon be set to expand. Announced today, investment firm Pantera Capital is launching a new hedge fund focused on investments solely in tokens that power public blockchain protocols. Called Pantera ICO Fund LP, the fund intends to raise $100m, with $35m already raised in support from the […]

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          CFTC Chief Asks Congress for More Money to Oversee Blockchain   

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has cited the advance of technologies like blockchain in a request to obtain additional funding for its oversight activities. Testimony from acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo reveals that the agency – which oversees the sale and trade of commodity derivative markets in the US – wants an additional $31.5m in funding […]

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          CFTC Chief Asks Congress for More Money to Oversee Blockchain   

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has cited the advance of technologies like blockchain in a request to obtain additional funding for its oversight activities. Testimony from acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo reveals that the agency – which oversees the sale and trade of commodity derivative markets in the US – wants an additional $31.5m in funding […]

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          IBM, European banks work on blockchain project   
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          The cryptocurrency universe keeps expanding   

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and its meteoric rise has made it a mainstay of conversation for investors, media, and technologists alike.

In fact, the innovation of the blockchain is changing entire markets, while causing ripples with central banks and the financial industry. At time of publication, the bitcoin price now hovers near US$2,400, a massive increase from this time last year.

But the true impact of Bitcoin is actually far more reaching than this – it’s actually helped to birth new markets for over 800 other cryptocurrencies and assets that are available for online trading. And while the market for bitcoins is worth $40 billion itself, the rest of these cryptocurrencies are actually worth even more in combination.

 

THE ALTCOIN UNIVERSE

For the first time since Bitcoin was founded, it now makes up the minority of the entire cryptocurrency market at about 41.6% of all coins and assets.

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So what are the other altcoins that make up the rest of this universe, and where did they come from?

Litecoin
Litecoin is one of the first altcoins, and it is nearly identical to Bitcoin after being “forked” in 2011. Litecoin aims to process blocks 4x faster than Bitcoin to speed up transaction confirmation time, though this creates several other challenges as well. At time of writing, Litecoin’s market capitalization is worth $2.1 billion.

Ethereum
Ethereum, launched in 2015, is the largest coin by market capitalization aside from Bitcoin. However, it is also quite different. While Bitcoin is designed to be a payments protocol first, Ethereum enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications, while also enabling smart contracts. The tokens used to power the network are called Ether, but they can also be traded online. At time of writing, Ethereum’s market capitalization is $25.7 billion.

Also interesting: the Ethereum network actually split into two in 2016. It’s a complicated situation, but read about it here. There is now a separate Ethereum, based on the original Ethereum blockchain, trading as “Ethereum Classic” with its own market capitalization of $1.8 billion.

Ripple
Ripple (XRP) is the native currency of the Ripple Protocol – a broader catch-all for an open-source, global exchange. It’s already being used by banks such as Santander, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, and RBC. It solves a different problem than Bitcoin, allowing for settling payments between different currencies and even different payment systems. Today, Ripple’s native coin (XRP) has a market cap of $10.5 billion.

LEARN MORE

With over 800+ altcoins or assets out there, there’s plenty of information to absorb.

Here’s a short 20-minute course on the history of altcoins that might provide useful context, as well as in-depth explanations of Ethereum and Ripple that may help you learn about the important parts of a rapidly growing altcoin universe.

 

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          THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust   

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Blockchain isn't just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But one of the most promising blockchain trends is its growing disruptive presence in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Companies are pioneering innovative new solutions that use blockchain for tasks like tracking goods as they move and change hands in the supply chain, monitoring the location and condition of assets like industrial machinery at remote work sites, or storing medical data, and they are transforming the IoT

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the developing role of blockchain in the IoT ecosystem. First, we look at how blockchain works, both generally and as part of an IoT solution. We then identify the areas most suited to use blockchain as part of larger IoT projects, specifically looking into the supply chain, asset tracking and monitoring, and health care. Finally, we discuss the challenges companies looking into blockchain solutions for IoT programs will face, and explore what the future holds for blockchain in the IoT.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Blockchain is emerging as a key tool with numerous applications throughout the IoT. Companies are developing innovative solutions that use blockchain to cut costs and improve services.
  • While solutions address a number of potential pain points in the IoT, several challenges exist that could hold back widespread adoption. These issues include blockchain’s complexity, companies’ loss of control, regulation, and hardware requirements.
  • Blockchain is poised to provide a new, powerful tool for companies developing and implementing IoT solutions, offering increased versatility, security, and efficiency.

In full, the report:

  • Explains how firms are already exploring ways to make use of blockchain in all sorts of IoT projects.
  • Provides an overview of disruption in critical sectors including the supply chain and asset management.
  • Analyzes how blockchain is poised to see rapid expansion as a tool used in IoT solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiency, and remove reliance on cloud-based platforms.

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          Bitcoin donations to a $16 billion charitable fund are soaring   

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Bitcoin is red hot these days. The price of the cryptocurrency is up about 140% since the beginning of this year. And now it looks like bitcoin's popularity among the charitable is also on the rise. 

According to the recently released Fidelity Charitable 2017 Giving Report, donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, a $16 billion donor-advised philanthropic fund, grew to about $9 million in the first half of 2017. That's about $2 million more than what bitcoin donors contributed in 2016.

The report paints a picture of the nearly 150,000 people who donate to the fund in order to illustrate trends in charitable giving, according to Fidelity Charitable's site.  

Donors to the fund have been able to give in bitcoin since 2015, according to a media representative at Fidelity, after joint collaborations between Fidelity Charitable and Fidelity Labs, Fidelity's emerging technology incubator. 

Fidelity's CEO Abigail Johnson is a bitcoin enthusiast. In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Johnson voiced her support of the cryptocurrency in a speech at a conference hosted by CoinDesk, a cryptocurrency news site.

“Some of you might be wondering: Why am I here today?” Johnson said, according to the Journal."I’m here because I love this stuff... all that the future might hold.”

Not everyone in the financial world is as bullish as Johnson. Morgan Stanley, for instance, recently said that merchants don't think cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have a viable future. Here's Morgan Stanley:

"Most regulators and investors view cryptocurrencies more as assets than actual currencies. Their values are too volatile and too hard to actually use for payment for most to consider them currencies. Our conversations with some merchants indicate that, while cryptocurrencies might actually be attractive for them to operate their businesses, they find that the cryptocurrencies are far too volatile to be used."

Other obstacles to bitcoin, according to the bank, include the Chinese crackdown on mining bitcoin and declining trading volumes

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          THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem   

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The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.

At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and collaborating to facilitate transactions.

To understand why the payments industry has faced so much disruption in such a short time, there's just one key thing to understand: Payments is about transferring information from one party to another, and nearly every stakeholder in the industry benefits when that process runs on digital rails.

But payments is also an extremely complex industry that few fully understand.

In BI Intelligence's 2016 Payments Ecosystem report, we make it simple, explaining how it works, who the key players are, and where it's headed.

In this latest edition of the report, BI Intelligence drills even further into the industry to explain how a broad range of transactions are processed, including prepaid and store cards, as well as revealing which types of companies are in the best and worst position to capitalize on the latest industry trends.

Here are some key takeaways from the report:

  • 2016 will be a watershed year for the payments industry. Payments companies are improving security, expanding their mobile offerings, and building commerce capabilities that will give consumers a more compelling reason to make purchases using digital devices.
  • Payments is an extremely complex industry. To understand the next big digital opportunity lies, it's critical to understand how the traditional credit- and debit-processing chain works and what roles acquirers, processors, issuing banks, card networks, independent sales organizations, gateways, and software and hardware providers play.
  • Alternative technologies could disrupt the processing ecosystem. Devices ranging from refrigerators to smartwatches now feature payment capabilities, which will spur changes in consumer payment behaviors. Likewise, blockchain technology, the protocol that underlies Bitcoin, could one day change how consumer card payments are verified.

In full, the report:

  • Uncovers the key themes and trends affecting the payments industry in 2016 and beyond.
  • Gives a detailed description of the stakeholders involved in a payment transaction, along with hardware and software providers.
  • Offers diagrams and infographics explaining how card transactions are processed and which players are involved in each step.
  • Provides charts on our latest forecasts, key company growth, survey results, and more.
  • Analyzes the alternative technologies, including blockchain, which could further disrupt the ecosystem.

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          IBM construiește o platformă blockchain, tehnologia din spatele bitcoin, pentru șapte bănci europene   

IBM construiește o platformă blockchain, tehnologia care stă la baza monedei virtuale bitcoin, pentru șapte bănci europene, inclusiv HSBC și Deutsche Bank, care are scopul de a simplifica tranzacțiile financiare pentru întreprinderile mici și mijlocii, potrivit Reuters, informeaza Mediafax. Tranzacțiile financiare au fost identificate în urma unui sondaj ca unul […]

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          Comment on 10 Startups Leveraging Blockchain Technology in India by Shefali   
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          What's Holding Up The Blockchain?    

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Philippa Ryan, University of Technology Sydney

It's not technology or regulation holding back the blockchain - software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet - we just haven't figured out the next big use-case. Two reports released recently by the CSIRO's Data61 not only inject some well-researched gravitas into the conversation, they also provide insight into why some of the major blockchain projects have stalled.

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          Blockchain Data Governance Podcast   

In this latest episode, Maria Palombini, Director, Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development at IEEE, speaks with Robert Barkovich, founder of Health Linkages, a data provenance company for healthcare. Robert will explain what data governance is and the role blockchain could potentially play.

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          Blockchain Smart Contract Podcast   

Maria Palombini, Director, Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development, chats with Ken Cottrill, Co-Founder & Research Principal, Chain Business Insights, LLC on how blockchain applications, such as smart contracts, can add greater trust to supply chains. Ken will also provide smart contract case studies. Listen to the Podcast below.

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          Компании начали привлекать инвестиции с помощью криптовалют   

Компании все чаще привлекают деньги с помощью криптовалют На рынке стартапов набирает популярность новый метод привлечения инвестиций с помощью криптовалют. Он позволяет маленьким компаниям в короткие сроки привлекать десятки миллионов долларов. Аналитики уже сравнивают его с Золотой лихорадкой и предупреждают о появлении возможных признаков «пузыря» на рынке. Привлечение инвестиций с помощью криптовалют — ICO (Initial Coin Offering) — напоминает привычное для крупных компаний первичное размещение акций на бирже (IPO). В случае с ICO роль акций выполняют цифровые жетоны — токены, которые приобретаются за криптовалюты (чаще всего — биткоины). Процесс инвестирования напоминает нечто среднее между краудфандингом и реальным привлечением капитала, поскольку выход стартапов на «криптобиржу» происходит зачастую до запуска проекта. Если бизнес-идея оказывается успешной, то инвесторы, поверившие в нее на ранней стадии, могут претендовать на хорошую прибыль за счет роста цены токенов. читайте также Первые точечные ICO начались еще в 2013 году, а заметный характер они приобрели в 2016 году, когда общая сумма размещений превысила 100 миллионов долларов. Сейчас интерес к таким проектам еще выше. По данным технологического инвестора и предпринимателя Дениса Черкасова, в этом году с помощью ICO было привлечено уже на 80 миллионов долларов больше, чем в прошлом. В частности, один из российских промышленных стартапов смог собрать таким способом семь миллионов долларов. «В ближайшее время мода на эту процедуру продолжит набирать обороты, впоследствии у ICO есть возможность стать одним из наиболее распространенных способов привлечения средств», — допускает собеседник «РГ» При этом Черкасов предупреждает об элементах «пузыря» на этом рынке из-за слишком высокой популярности нового метода инвестиций. По его мнению, основными рисками ICO можно назвать мошенничество и возможную потерю капитала инвесторами из-за непрозрачности рынка. Снизить риски для инвесторов может госрегулирование криптовалют, полагают аналитики По словам основателя Blockchain Solutions Владимира Канина, сейчас справедливее говорить все же о повышенном ажиотаже, своеобразной Золотой лихорадке на этом рынке, нежели о «пузыре». Однако Канин также отмечает, что большинство стартапов, выходящих на ICO, никогда не оправдают надежд инвесторов. «Истории неуспехов, которые мы наверняка увидим в ближайшие несколько месяцев, будут способны «сбить пену» на этом рынке», — допускает аналитик. Канин также объясняет широкий круг инвесторов тем, что процесс ICO напоминает игру: тысячам людей криптовалюты достались относительно проще, чем привычные рубли, доллары или евро. читайте также Кроме того, участники ICO неизбежно имеют дело с волатильными курсами криптовалют. Так, по данным портала coindesk.com, в среду днем курс биткоина превышал 2,5 тысячи долларов. В июне он пробивал отметку и в три тысячи долларов, после чего резко падал. В начале 2017 года один биткоин стоил меньше тысячи долларов. По мнению собеседников «РГ», снизить риски ICO как для инвесторов, так и для стартапов может приход на рынок компаний с репутацией (а также компаний с реальными активами) и хотя бы элементы госрегулирования рынка как в России, так и за рубежом. Так, замглавы минфина Алексей Моисеев ранее заявлял, что криптовалюты могут быть узаконены в РФ в 2018 году, свои предложения по вводу рынка в правовое поле ведомство должно представить правительству этим летом. Источник новости

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          Technology Of Tomorrow   
Technology Of TomorrowKeynote At HITEC Touts Advantages Of Blockchain; Next Era Of The Internet
          Litecoin v0.10.2.2 釋出   
What's New in version v0.10?
This is a major release of Litecoin Core, featuring the technical equivalent of Bitcoin v0.10.2 but with Litecoin specific patches. On a general level, most of what is new is is hidden where block synchronization and various internals are considerably faster and more efficient, and it has several major privacy improvements.  The most significant changes include:


  • Watch-only wallet support. This allows the wallet to track transactions to and form wallets for which you know the address of but do not have the private key to.
  • Faster blockchain synchronization due to headers-first synchronization and support for downloading blocks in parallel. Downloading the blockchain is now much quicker and can be completed within a few hours instead of taking days for some users.
  • A REST interface which allows unauthenticated access to public node data when the -rest flag is specified.
  • RPC Server “Warm-Up” Mode which starts earlier than previous versions. This helps users or services relying on it know that the server has already started and will be available soon.
  • Improved signing security. This is due to using the libsecp256k1 library for signing instead of OpenSSL. libsecp256k1 is a cryptographic library optimized for elliptic curve uses which Litecoin relies on and was created by Bitcoin Core developer Pieter Wuille. Featuring better security, via hardening against timing leaks and derandomization, this library is believed to be better tested and more thoroughly reviewed than the implementation in OpenSSL.
  • New utility applications including litecoin-tx for transaction related functionality and litecoin-cli for RPC command line functionality as litecoind no longer accepts them.
  • Strict DER encoding for signatures (BIP 66). This introduces block version 3 and a new consensus rule which prevents non-standard transactions from being included in blocks. This also removes the dependency on OpenSSL’s signature parsing. Eventually, libsecp256k1 will be used for all consensus related tasks, depreciating the need for OpenSSL entirely.
  • RPC Access Changes. RPC access now supports binary network addresses. This means that you can specify a single IP address, a CIDR network address or a netmask for accessing the RPC service. Please note, wildcard string matching no longer works and will display an error in the debug.log file when you attempt to use a wildcard string in the rpcallowip= variable, either as a config setting or launch parameter. For some examples on what has changed, please click here.

The major user-visible features that were new in Bitcoin v0.9 and v0.10 are not actually new for Litecoin v0.10 because we backported it to Litecoin v0.8 (like Coin Control).

For a complete list of Litecoin Core specific changes, you can view the release notes here.
For a complete list of Bitcoin Core specific changes, you can view the release notes here.

What’s New in version v0.10.2.2?
Litecoin v0.10.2.2 is a minor release from the previous release candidate, featuring improvements and bug fixes. The changes can be seen below:


  • Added option -alerts’ to opt out of the network alert system. Please note that disabling network alerts should only be used by power users as this system is used for network emergencies and important security releases. The default behavior is that network alerts are enabled.
  • Detect and reject LibreSSL. This prevents a non-approved SSL library being used for compiling Litecoin Core, preventing potential consensus compatibility issues.
  • Improved getbalance RPC functionality to allow the user to display zero confirmation transactions (this works with watch-only addresses as well).
  • PID file bug fix for non-Windows based systems.
  • Bug fix for signing and verifying messages.


New GPG Signing Process
To enhance the security of Litecoin Core releases, we have changed the GPG signing procedure and opted for one of the Litecoin development team members to individually sign the release binaries.

Prior to this, we used a team signing key. The problem with this is that if the key were to be compromised, we would not be able to identify the member of who it was obtained from. Switching to this new procedure allows us to pinpoint the leak, revoke the individual key and leads to further decentralization of the build process.

As with any release, please use GPG to verify the integrity of the release binaries. This ensures that the binary you have downloaded has not been tampered with. Linux, MacOS and Win32 cygwin command line GPG instructions are available here. Please also note that we GPG sign the binaries as a convenience to you, the ultimate way to verify the integrity of the builds is to build them yourself using Gitian. Instructions on how to perform these builds, can be found here.

For the v0.10.2.2 release, the binaries have been signed with key identifier FE3348877809386C.

Download Binaries
Binaries for Litecoin can be located at https://dev.litecoin.org covering all major operating systems. Litecoin Core 64bit versions are now also available.

Source
https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/commits/master-0.10
The master-0.10 branch contains the latest commits to the next stable releases of Litecoin Core.

Bug Reporting
https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin

Updates
Updates will be placed here as needed.

Mailing Lists
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/litecoin-announce
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Sign up for announcements only or development discussion.

WARNING
While this branch has been extensively tested to be compatible with the existing Litecoin 0.8 network there is the possibility that we missed something.  BACKUP YOUR LITECOIN DATADIR and wallet.dat because after you run v0.10 the old v0.8 version is no longer compatible with your on-disk data.

          Yoco and Zoona make Fintech250 list!   
ABOUT The Fintech 250 is a list created by CB Insights recognizing the 250 top private companies changing the face of financial services around the world. From insurance to blockchain to lending to wealth management to regtech, and more; the list is comprised of companies in sectors from across the fintech spectrum and across markets […]
          Ethereum hoax led to $4B in losses   

The price of cryptocurrency Ethereum dropped dramatically following news of its creator’s death. One problem: he wasn’t dead. A post on 4Chain claimed Vitalik Buterin — creator of blockchain technology Ethereum and currency Ether — died in a fatal car accident. Following news of what was later confirmed to be a hoax, the price of Ether went from $317 to $286 in moments, before bottoming out at around $216. Buterin dispelled any notion he was dead with a selfie. In it, he’s holding up blockchain-based data mined from days after his “death,” to prove was around. Still, this wiped out…

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          Illinois Is Venezuela & The Solution Is Cryptocurrency   

Illinois Is Venezuela & The Solution Is Cryptocurrency

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Authored op-ed by Ken Kurson via The Observer,

The reason I’m so much fun at parties is that my idea of a good time is to lecture everyone on cryptocurrency. I can pretty much talk bitcoin and blockchain with Hamiltonian fervor all night.

Ever since I began writing about cryptocurrency in general in 2013—I believe this story I wrote for Esquire in fall of that year was the first ever mainstream media mention of Ripple (on whose board I now sit)— I have been making one point to anyone who will endure my “what is cryptocurrency” lecture. People are all wrong about the difference between cryptocurrency and “real money.”

By real money, people invariably mean fiat currency issued by a government. To counter the argument that “real money” is somehow safer than crypto I’ve pointed to Argentina’s 40 percent inflation rate, or the Weimar Republic, and its famous wheelbarrows full of money to buy a loaf of bread (which was arguably intentional as Germany sought to repay Treaty of Versailles debt with devalued deutsche marks).

And of course the world has watched in horror as Venezuela has devalued the bolivar to the point of meaninglessness.

These are not hypothetical examples. If you think this is all futurist theoretical BS, read up on the devastating effect hyperinflation is having as it transforms what was once South America’s most promising economy into a hellish nightmare in which people are eating their pets. Governments constantly, reliably, invariably and maddeningly ruin their own currencies by giving in to the temptation to overprint it. The beauty of bitcoin is that, like gold, the entire supply of it that will ever exist on earth (21 million coins), is known about, finite, and will never increase.

Still, as powerful as these examples are - some from recent second-world countries and others from past first-world countries - they do not vividly resonate with Americans. That makes perfect sense. The U.S. dollar, after all, has been so reliable that the very countries I am criticizing, like Argentina and Venezuela, turn to the greenback and use it as a shadow currency to store value as their own money fails.

Even when we see American commodities change dramatically in price, like we witnessed with gasoline in 2008 when it reached $4.11 in July and fell to $1.84 in January, people don’t readily seem to connect that it’s not just gasoline fluctuating but American money fluctuating. If my $10 bought 4 gallons of gas on October 1 and two gallons of gas on November 1, gas doubled in price just as the buying power of the American dollar was cut in half. It’s the same thing. (Not precisely the same, actually, but close enough for the point I’m making.)

So what I’ve been searching for in these years of evangelizing and explaining the revolutionary power of cryptocurrency—including bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, litecoin, this new one BAT that I’m interested in and others—to transform basically everything, are examples that will resonate without sounding like I’m talking about 1930s Germany or the struggles of the second world.

These last few weeks, I think I’ve got what I need. And it comes heartbreakingly from my home state.

Illinois faces financial distress that’s unprecedented for any American state. Without a budget for two years and sitting on top of over $15 billion in unpaid bills, the state is, to use a phrase that State Comptroller Susana Mendoza borrowed from Bonfire, “hemorrhaging money as the state’s spending obligations have exceeded receipts by an average of over $600 million per month over the past year.”

read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-28/illinois-venezuela-solution-cryptocurrency




          Blockchain, la reinvención digital en una nueva era   
Blockchain potencia una nueva generación de aplicaciones transaccionales creadas para fomentar la confianza de los clientes en las empresas y ser más competitivas
          Tutoriel complet pour miner sur la blockchain Ethereum – mai 2017 | Ethereum France   
Introduction Le minage d’Ethereum a pas mal évolué en peu de temps, et il y a eu beaucoup de questions dans les commentaires sur les précédents tutos. Si je fais l’effort de répondre le plus rapide… Source : Tutoriel complet pour miner sur la blockchain Ethereum – mai 2017 | Ethereum France Je comprends pas l’intérêt …
          How SAP Ariba Became a First-Mover as Blockchain Comes to B2B Procurement   
The next BriefingsDirect digital business thought leadership panel discussion examines the major opportunity from bringing Blockchain technology to business-to-business (B2B) procurement and supply...

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          How AI, IoT and Blockchain Will Shake Up Procurement and Supply Chains    
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          Innovationsforum Blockchain gestartet – Deutschland macht sich fit für Hightech   
Kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) fehlen häufig die Ressourcen für eigene Forschungen oder sie haben keinen direkten Zugang zu neuen Technologien. Das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderte „Innovationsforum Blockchain“ bietet KMUs nun die Gelegenheit, Blockchain-basierte Geschäftsmodelle bis Jahresende in mehreren Workshops und Veranstaltungsformaten zu evaluieren. Die Blockchain-Technologie ist ein Ansatz zur Automatisierung…
          Blockchain Vlaanderen meetup   
Op 29 februari 2016 vond de eerste meetup van Blockchain Vlaanderen plaats. Dit was een initiatief van het Leuvens communicatiebedrijf Kunstmaan. De opkomst was ver boven de verwachtingen, meer dan 160 personen hadden zich geregistreerd voor het event. Verschillende aanwezigen waren tijdens de meetup actief op Twitter. Ready for #blockchainVL first meetup in #Leuven @BlockchainVL #blockchain #bitcoin [...]
          Delaware Mulls Rules For Distributed Ledgers   

Delaware has proposed amendments to new legislation that would enable corporations to use distributed ledgers for record-keeping and to keep track of stock transactions, the state’s latest effort to be a first mover when it comes to blockchain technology. 


          Qtum Unveils World's First Proof-of-Stake Smart Contracts Platform   
SINGAPORE, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Qtum Foundation announced the launch of Sparknet, the public test of its innovative blockchain platform, combining crucial advantages of Bitcoin, Ethereum's Virtual Machine and proof-of-stake consensus at an event in Shanghai. Qtum (pronounc...
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          Energy Sector Turns to Ethereum to Test Blockchain   
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[…] Mardi 31 janvier 2017 à 8h45 précises Au Village by CA, 55 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris A l’occasion d’une conférence petit-déjeuner exceptionnelle, le SYNNOV vous propose de nous intéresser au sujet de la blockchain aux côtés de l’un des coauteurs de la note « La Blockchain ou la confiance distribuée ». Véritable révolution, elle remet …  […]
          On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that   
Take a look at this chart: CryptoCurrency Market Capitalizations As Neo said, Whoa. To help me get my head fully around all that’s going on behind that surge, or mania, or whatever it is, I’ve composed a lexicon-in-process that I’m publishing here so I can find it again. Here goes::: Bitcoin. “A cryptocurrency and a […]
          Blockchain 101 – A Visual Demo   

This is a very basic visual introduction to the concepts behind a blockchain. We introduce the idea of an immutable ledger using an interactive web demo. If you are interested in playing with this on your own, it is available online at: http://anders.com/blockchain/ The code that runs this demo is also on GitHub: https://github.com/anders94/blockchain-demo I’m […]

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          Bitcoin donations to a $16 billion charitable fund are soaring   

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Bitcoin is red hot these days. The price of the cryptocurrency is up about 140% since the beginning of this year. And now it looks like bitcoin's popularity among the charitable is also on the rise. 

According to the recently released Fidelity Charitable 2017 Giving Report, donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, a $16 billion donor-advised philanthropic fund, grew to about $9 million in the first half of 2017. That's about $2 million more than what bitcoin donors contributed in 2016.

The report paints a picture of the nearly 150,000 people who donate to the fund in order to illustrate trends in charitable giving, according to Fidelity Charitable's site.  

Donors to the fund have been able to give in bitcoin since 2015, according to a media representative at Fidelity, after joint collaborations between Fidelity Charitable and Fidelity Labs, Fidelity's emerging technology incubator. 

Fidelity's CEO Abigail Johnson is a bitcoin enthusiast. In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Johnson voiced her support of the cryptocurrency in a speech at a conference hosted by CoinDesk, a cryptocurrency news site.

“Some of you might be wondering: Why am I here today?” Johnson said, according to the Journal."I’m here because I love this stuff... all that the future might hold.”

Not everyone in the financial world is as bullish as Johnson. Morgan Stanley, for instance, recently said that merchants don't think cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have a viable future. Here's Morgan Stanley:

"Most regulators and investors view cryptocurrencies more as assets than actual currencies. Their values are too volatile and too hard to actually use for payment for most to consider them currencies. Our conversations with some merchants indicate that, while cryptocurrencies might actually be attractive for them to operate their businesses, they find that the cryptocurrencies are far too volatile to be used."

Other obstacles to bitcoin, according to the bank, include the Chinese crackdown on mining bitcoin and declining trading volumes

SEE ALSO: Something called Ethereum is suddenly all over the news — here's what the bitcoin rival is all about

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          Bitcoin donations to a $16 billion charitable fund are soaring   
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Bitcoin is red hot these days. The price of the cryptocurrency is up about 140% since the beginning of this year. And now it looks like bitcoin’s popularity among the charitable is also on the rise. 

According to the recently released Fidelity Charitable 2017 Giving Report, donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, Fidelity’s $16 billion public fund, grew to about $9 million in the first half of 2017. That’s about $2 million more than what bitcoin donors contributed in the first six months of 2016. 

The report paints a picture of the nearly 150,000 people who donate to the fund in order to illustrate trends in charitable giving, according to Fidelity Charitable’s site.  

Donors to the fund have been able to give in bitcoin since 2015, according to a media representative at Fidelity, after joint collaborations between Fidelity Charitable and Fidelity Labs, Fidelity’s emerging technology incubator. 

Fidelity’s CEO Abigail Johnson is a bitcoin enthusiast. In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Johnson voiced her support of the cryptocurrency in a speech at a conference hosted by CoinDesk, a cryptocurrency news site.

“Some of you might be wondering: Why am I here today?” Johnson said, according to the Journal.”I’m here because I love this stuff… all that the future might hold.”

Not everyone in the financial world is as bullish as Johnson. Morgan Stanley, for instance, recently said that merchants don’t think cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have a viable future. Here’s Morgan Stanley:

“Most regulators and investors view cryptocurrencies more as assets than actual currencies. Their values are too volatile and too hard to actually use for payment for most to consider them currencies. Our conversations with some merchants indicate that, while cryptocurrencies might actually be attractive for them to operate their businesses, they find that the cryptocurrencies are far too volatile to be used.

Other obstacles to bitcoin, according to the bank, include the Chinese crackdown on mining bitcoin and declining trading volumes

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Hi! I'm a local, wife, and mom of 3... also a grad student at UNH studying community Development Policy and Practice. I'm exploring the idea of using a local Blockchain currency. It would be created and issued by a community center.... the idea is to accept membership fees on a sliding scale and issue equal numbers of coins per person then allow them to use it to meet basic needs and exchange locally/with one another/anyone who will accept it. Effectively, boost for families making less than living wage. Also, a more efficient delivery of services for eligible low income members. A strong (i.e. Immediately fungible) introduction of a local digital currency. I'm curious how bitcoin enthusiasts would react to this!! I'm here to learn and discuss.

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          Blockchain obrátí naruby trh s uměním   
Blockchainová technologie dokáže zaznamenat podrobnou historii každého uměleckého díla způsobem, který je zároveň nezfalšovatelný a veřejně přístupný.
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          La promesa y los peligros de los contratos ‘inteligentes’   

Los contratos "inteligentes" en la plataforma de blockchain están generando mucho interés debido a su naturaleza innovadora y a la posibilidad de aumentar de forma sustancial la eficiencia en muchas áreas del derecho y los negocios.

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          Las pruebas con blockchain en Delaware pueden cambiar Wall Street   

Según los expertos, el Estado de Delaware está probando la aplicación de la tecnología blockchain, que podría revolucionar el "funcionamiento interno" de Wall Street.

The post Las pruebas con blockchain en Delaware pueden cambiar Wall Street appeared first on Universia Knowledge@Wharton.


          Qtum Unveils World's First Proof-of-Stake Smart Contracts Platform   

SINGAPORE, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Qtum Foundation announced the launch of Sparknet, the public test of its innovative blockchain platform, combining crucial advantages of Bitcoin, Ethereum's Virtual Machine and proof-of-stake consensus at an event in Shanghai.
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          Predicciones y Tendencias #eliax para el 2017 (ACTUALIZADO)   
Fuente: eliax.com

eliax predicciones y tendencias 2017eliax, para mentes curiosas...Hola amig@s lectores,

Como ya es tradición, y por 12vo (¡doceavo!) año consecutivo, es hora de mi tradicional lista de predicciones y tendencias para el nuevo año, en este caso el 2017.

Y como hago en años recientes (para combatir los Trolls), les advierto que esta es una lista tanto de predicciones como de tendencias, lo que significa que verán algunas cosas en la lista que serán bastante obvias. Tomen esto más como un divertido mapa intelectual de referencia para debatir y pensar sobre lo que veremos con miras a este nuevo año ;)

Y una cosa más muy importante: A diferencia de las tendencias, el tema de las predicciones por lo general no las repito cada año pero muchas por lo general se cumplen 2 o incluso 3, 4 o 5 años después, por lo que recomiendo se den una ojeada por las predicciones anteriores (enlaces a todas ellas al final de este artículo), pues si nos llevamos de lo ocurrido en años pasados, algunas de ellas se cumplirán este año.

Así que sin más que decir, iniciemos...


1. El Apple VR
El secreto peor guardado de la actualidad es que Apple está trabajando en alguna plataforma de Realidad Virtual/Aumentada, y dado los grandes avances que están haciendo los competidores, creo que es hora que en el 2017 Apple revele tal plataforma, la cual muy posiblemente esté ligada a su nuevo iPhone del 2017 y sea anunciada alrededor de Septiembre.

En cuanto al nombre, hay varias opciones: Apple VR, iVR, iPhone VR, VR Pod, Apple Reality, iReality, iGlass, etc... (algunos de estos nombres ya han sido utilizado antes, pero Apple puede negociarlos como hizo con el nombre iOS con CISCO).

Posibilidades: 70%


2. El Apple iHome
No se cómo se terminará llamando esto, pero en esencia Apple tarde o temprano tendrá que responder y sacar un competidor al super popular Amazon Echo, el cual es por el momento solo mercadeado en los EEUU pero de los cuales ya hay 6 millones de ellos instalados en hogares de esa nación, lo que habla del potencial de esa tecnología.

Para los que desconozcan que es un Amazon Echo, es esencialmente un interfaz de voz para convertir tu hogar a un inteligente (un "Smart Home") en forma de parlante cilíndrico que se conecta a Internet y responde con el asistente te inteligencia artificial Alexa, para responderte preguntas, tocar música, controlar las luces de tu casa, etc.

Google ya respondió con el Google Home hace unas semanas atrás, y ahora le toca a Apple...

Posibilidades: 80%


3. El Nuevo iPhone (8)
Es más probable que Apple saque un nuevo iPhone cada año a que salga el Sol mañana, por lo que hasta ahí estamos todos de acuerdo. Los rumores dicen que tendrá una pantalla que cubrirá casi toda su superficie, con el sensor biométrico de huellas digitales escondido detrás de la pantalla, y posiblemente los parlantes también incrustados en la pantalla, y de paso será el primer iPhone que se cargue de forma inalámbrica sin necesidad de conectores eléctricos alambrados. Así mismo vendrían con mejores cámaras duales, e incluso alguna capacidad para Realidad Aumentada.

Se dice que uno de los nuevos iPhones tendrá un tamaño de 5", lo que podría significar o (1) que tendremos un iPhone en un tamaño intermedio entre el iPhone 7 y el iPhone 7 Plus, o (2) que en realidad estamos hablando del mismo iPhone 8/Plus que debido a que será "todo pantalla" podrá reducir su tamaño externo sin reducir el tamaño de la pantalla en sí.

Aparte de eso, hay rumores de que veremos no uno, ni dos, sino que tres nuevos modelos de iPhones, y a tal fin tengo mis propias teorías...

Una teoría, la más popular que todos comparten, es que veremos un iPhone 7S, y un iPhone 7 Plus, y un iPhone 8 para conmemorar el décimo aniversario del iPhone. ¿O quizás terminen llamando al tercer modelo el iPhone 7 Special Edition, o iPhone 7 10th Anniversary Edition?

Sin embargo me pregunto si ya no es hora de dejar los números y pasar de regreso al nombre simplemente "iPhone", y que se mercadee como "El nuevo iPhone".

Otra idea que se me ocurre y que compartí hace varios meses con ustedes en las redes sociales de #eliax es la idea de adoptar la nomenclatura de la industria de la moda, y llamar los nuevos iPhones simplemente iPhone S, iPhone M, y iPhone L, para significar Small, Medium y Large, lo que creo caería bastante bien con la mentalidad simplista y de moda que atribuye Apple a sus productos.

Posibilidades: 100% (de un nuevo iPhone 8)
85% de que tenga las características aquí descritas
50% de que adopten este sistema de nombres


4. Actualización de productos de Apple
Esperen un nuevo teclado externo e inalámbrico con la barra touch (Touch Bar) que debutó en las nuevas MacBook Pro, así como Touch ID para leerte la huella digital.

Además esperen una nueva iMac con un nuevo teclado con Touch Bar, aunque podría ser alambrado. Esta iMac quizás por fin podría tener una pantalla Touch como las Surface de Microsoft, pero no aguanten su respiración esperando por ello...

En cuanto a la MacBook Air, ya no tiene razón de existir después que salió la nueva MacBook, por lo que quizás Apple retire ese producto.

Es posible que algunas de las nuevas Macs vengan con una nueva arquitectura (como detalle unas cuantas predicciones más abajo).

Posibilidades: 75%


5. ¿Adios al iPod?
El iPod fue el dispositivo que lanzó a Apple a una nueva Era en el espacio de consumidores, abriendo la puerta al iPhone, iPad y Apple Watch.

Sin embargo, hoy día ya es irrelevante en un mundo donde toda la música la cargamos con nosotros en celulares. Así que al menos que Apple haga algo radical (como incluir iTunes HD multi-canal o algo por el estilo para ocupar un nicho de fanáticos del audio), creo que este año podría ser su fin. Me gustaría una versión especial para audiófilos (¿se dice así?).

Posibilidades: 55%


6. ¿Un Surface Phone?
Desde que salió el primer iPhone, Microsoft en el mundo móvil ha ido en declive, primero con su plataforma Windows Mobile (era demasiado complicado, tratando de entrar desesperadamente al Windows de escritorio en la palma de la mano), y posteriormente con Windows Phone (que llegó demasiado tarde cuando iPhone y Android ya estaban establecidos).

Pero la división Surface de Microsoft ha demostrado tener un equipo de diseño e ingeniera que rivaliza incluso a Apple, por lo que la empresa quizás se anime a un nuevo intento más con un Surface Phone basado esta vez en Windows 10.

Sin embargo, sus posibilidades de éxito son bajas, dada la gran complacencia que tienen los usuarios con el duopolio iPhone-Android.

Posibilidades: 55%


7. Redes sociales que suben y bajan
Vamos a condensar varias predicciones sobre redes sociales en una sola a continuación:

7.1: Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp y Facebook continuarán creciendo vertiginosamente.

7.2: El IPO (salida al mercado público de forma temprana) de Snapchat será sensacional, pero ya veremos si podrá aguantar los azotes de Facebook a largo plazo (lo más probable es que no, y que sea adquirida, quizás por Microsoft o Samsung, al menos que se reinvente con Realidad Aumentada o se expanda a otras áreas).

7.3: Twitter va a seguir decayendo, y quizás sea adquirida por otro gigante (Microsoft o Samsung).

7.4: La red Google+ continuará siendo mayoritariamente irrelevante, e incluso (al menos que Google haga algo drástico y efectivo) declinará mientras los usuarios prestan más atención a redes más efectivas y capten mejor su atención.

Posibilidades: 70%


8. Fitbit a ser adquirida
Ahora que Fitbit (empresa especializada en bandas inteligentes para deportes y salud) adquirió a Pebble, es probable que esta se torne apetecible a un pez más grande para adquirirla.

Posibilidades: 65%


9. Seguridad en IoT un dolor de cabeza
El IoT (Internet de las Cosas) es una industria que incluye desde cámaras de vigilancia conectadas a Internet, hasta grabadoras de video por Internet, juguetes conectados a Internet, televisores conectados a Internet, sensores industriales conectados a Internet, y cualquier otra cosa que se puedan imaginar conectado a Internet.

Sin embargo, el 2016 demostró el gran problema de seguridad que tenemos a la mano ya que cientos (y próximamente, miles) de millones de estos dispositivos tienen seguridad inapropiada, lo que los hace un objetivo fácil para que los hackers intervengan y tomen control, creando redes de millones de dispositivos "zombie" que son posteriormente utilizados, rentados a vendidos al mejor postor (en el mercado negro de la Web Profunda o Web Oscura) para coordinar ataques de DDoS, enviar virus, troyanos, invadir otras máquinas, etc.

Este año 2016 se produjeron al menos 3 ataques a gran escala, uno de ellos ralentizando a todo el Internet global por varias horas, y otros enviando ataques que superaron los 600Gbps (600 Gigabits por segundo) de datos.

Y lo peor es, que en el 2017 veremos esto escalar exponencialmente a peores ataques...

Posibilidades: 90%


10. Legislación sobre IoT
Debido al punto anterior, vamos a ver las primeras discusiones serias (han existido informalmente, por años) a nivel legislativo sobre reglamentación para la construcción de dispositivos IoT, que garanticen al menos un grado mínimo de seguridad para ser colocados en internet. Es posible que sea la FCC de los EEUU que lidere esto eventualmente.

Posibilidades: 65%


11. Real-time despega en redes sociales
En los últimos meses (y particularmente en las últimas semanas del 2016) los grandes del espacio de redes sociales sacaron actualizaciones que permite que las personan transmitan video en tiempo real en sus redes.

Hoy día ya es posible hacer eso con Facebook, Instagram y Twitter, para nombrar algunos. Esto se intensificará y ya será una funcionalidad básica esperada en cualquier red social seria del 2017.

Posibilidades: 90%


12. Servicio al Cliente por video
Debido a la proliferación de herramientas de video en tiempo real en redes sociales (como explicado en el punto anterior), y herramientas de comunicación que permiten hacer trivial el tema de video-llamadas (Facetime, Whatsapp, Messenger, Google Duo, etc), se hará mucho más fácil y práctico (sin mencionar, barato) que las empresas inicien a dar soporte técnico y servicio al cliente por video.

Las que inicien en esto lo harán como una ventaja competitiva y como un nuevo canal de ventas y servicios.

Posibilidades: 80%


13. inteligencia Artificial (AI) a crecer vertiginosamente, empezando en Asistentes Virtuales
La guerra entre Apple Siri, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana, Samsung Viv, Amazon Alexa y otros (como Hound) se intensificará en el 2017, así como veremos otros competidores (que posiblemente serán rápidamente adquiridos). El campo de la AI será uno de los campos de mayor inversión en el 2017, junto a (leer próximo punto)...

Posibilidades: 100%


14. El campo de la Realidad Virtual/Aumentada/Mixta a calentarse al extremo en el 2017
El año pasado les comenté que el 2016 sería el año que la VR y AR (por sus siglas en inglés) despegarían, y el 2017 será el año en que estas tecnologías se pondrán al rojo vivo en términos de inversión.

Posibilidades: 95%


15. Realidad Aumentada todavía no pasará a Realidad Virtual
Aunque todo el mundo está de acuerdo que AR sería más importante que VR, lo dudo que ese sea el caso en el 2017 debido a la complejidad y costo de implementación de AR. La Realidad Aumentada necesita de muchísimo mayor procesamiento, de algoritmos muchos más complejos, de circuitos y sensores más avanzados (y caros), y de software altamente especializado, requiriendo mano de obra bastante experta. Por el momento las soluciones de VR son más sencillas de implementar y ya existe un mercado masivo para ellas.

Posibilidades: 80%


16. Grandes avances en Realidad Aumentada
Aunque la AR paso detrás de VR en el 2017, eso no significa que estará estancada, y al contrario veremos bastante competencia tanto en gafas de AR como en sus componentes básicos (como espejos holográficos, circuitos integrados dedicados, algoritmos de mezcla de Realidad, etc). AR seguirá creciendo vertiginosamente en paralelo a VR en el sector industrial y campos especializados como la industria médica.

Posibilidades: 75%


17. Celulares empiezan a moverse hacia un futuro inalámbrico
El iPhone 7 dejó atrás el conector de audio tradicional analógico de 3.5mm, y se rumora que el próximo iPhone permitirá cargar inalámbricamente, y aunque de por sí solo estas no son grandes novedades (algunos modelos de celulares Android se han podido cargar inalámbricamente por años), Apple demostró la gran ventaja de su potente tecnología W1 para audio (con sus nuevos audífonos inalámbricos AirPods), de lo fácil que es enviar vídeo por AirPlay, de los sencillo que es compartir datos cércanos vía AirDrop, y se rumora que su implementación de energía inalámbrica será lo mejor y más práctico del mercado, permitiendo cargar los equipos desde distancias relativamente largas.

Todo esto pone presión al mundo Android, incentivando la competencia, lo que tendrá como efecto una rápida transición hacia todo lo que sea inalámbrico en celulares, tabletas, e incluso laptops. Estamos llegando al momento en donde equipos como celulares vendrán totalmente sellados sin conector alguno. Toda esta transición tomará unos 3 años.

Posibilidades: 85%


18. El Samsung Galaxy S8 y Note 8, bestias de poder
Después del desastre explosivo que fue el Note 7, la empresa sabe que sus próximos equipos van a tener que ser descomunalmente potentes y funcionales para poder volver a atraer a los que dejaron su campamento talibán, así que esperen el mayor avance de Samsung en celulares y phablets con sus próximos modelos.

Esperen pantallas curvas en todos los modelos, resolución 4K en el Note 8, lectores de huellas dactilares detrás de la pantalla al igual que el próximo iPhone, parlantes estéreo como el iPhone 7, conector de audio digital como el iPhone 7, cámaras duales como el iPhone 7 Plus, y otras mejoras.

Posibilidades: 80%


19. Google AI, contra los que se medirán los otros
De entre los asistentes virtuales, el Google Assistant será la barra alta contra la cual se medirán los demás, aunque (lean el próximo punto)...

Posibilidades: 70%


20. Amazon Alexa, el más práctico asistente digital hogareño
Aunque quizás no el más potente asistente digital , Alexa será el más práctico de todos para cosas cotidianas del hogar, desde pedir canciones y el estado del tiempo, hasta reproducir radio, buscar datos básicos y automatizar nuestros hogares. Quizás Amazon se anime y por fin saque la versión internacional de su Amazon Echo en otros idiomas...

Posibilidades: 75%


21. El Nintendo Switch no va a ser tan popular como el Nintendo Wii
El Nintendo Switch que sale a la venta en el primer cuarto del 2017 no creo será la solución al desastre que fue el Wii U, aunque sí es posible que venda más que este, pero dudo bastante que se acerque al éxito de ventas del origina Wii, y la razón tiene que ver con que el PlayStation VR será una mejor proposición en el 2017 para aquellos jugadores que quieren algo verdaderamente diferente.

Aunque ojo, al inicio el Switch será un éxito de ventas, y todo fan de Mario y Zelda querrá uno, pero el dinero esta vez se irá más en querer probar también el PSVR que es mucho más novedoso.

Posibilidades: 70%


22. Por fin el Hogar Inteligente empieza a despegar
Ya que tenemos a Amazon, Google y Apple en pelea, por fin tendremos al fin el despegue de los famosos Hogares Inteligentes que nos mencionaban por años...

Posibilidades: 75%


23. Machine Learning se agrega al currículum básico de ingeniería de software
Para finales del 2017, la mayoría de instituciones educativas universitarias (que se consideren vanguardistas) incluirán la materia de Machine Learning (Aprendizaje de Máquinas) en sus curriculums estándar de ingeniería de software. ML será tan básico como AI (Inteligencia Artificial) y VR en esta segunda mitad de esta década en curso.

Posibilidades: 60%


24. Industria de la Salud y Machine Learning (más AI)
Para este año 2017 se hará evidente (para los que aún siguen ciegos en este aspecto) que el mercado de la industria del cuidado de la salud se verá enorme y profundamente afectado por Machine Learning e Inteligencia Artificial.

Posibilidades: 85%


25. Big Data de mano con Machine Learning Y AI
Este año también se hará evidente que Big Data va con Machine Learning y AI de la misma forma que el pan va con la mantequilla (o un mangú dominicano con salami y huevos fritos)...

Sencillamente es imposible para seres humanos analizar tantos datos con simples procesos estadísticos u hojas de Excel; necesitamos reconocedores de patrones que van mucho más allá que ecuaciones lineales con simples variables de pocas dimensiones. Estamos ya en un punto en donde vamos a tener que confiar en máquinas para interpretar y descubrir patrones en nuestros datos masivos, y muchos se sentirán incómodos con la pérdida de control humana que eso significa.

Posibilidades: 95%


26. Continúa migración masiva a La Nube
Continuando una tendencia de años recientes, en el 2017 no veremos un descanso, y al contrario veremos una adopción acelerada, de sistemas empresariales alojados en La Nube (plataformas en Internet fuera de tus premisas).

Esto incluye todo tipo de sistemas informáticos, desde alojamiento de correos y coordinación de fuerza de ventas (como con GMail y Salesforce), hasta migraciones masivas de sistemas tipo ERP en la nube (como las versiones nube de Microsoft Dynamics) o infraestructura en la nube (como los servicios de Amazon AWS). Ya no hay marcha atrás.

Posibilidades: 100%


27. La mayoría de nuevos sistemas informáticos serán Cloud-First/Mobile-First
Al menos que hablemos de novatos, o desarrolladores que se quieren apegar al pasado, para el 2017 la vasta mayoría de los nuevos sistemas informáticos estarían pensados con una filosofía Cloud-First/Mobile-First (CFMF, un término que me acabo de inventar), significando que serán diseñados desde cero pensando en ser consumidos desde la nube, y/o plataformas móviles. Las aplicaciones de escritorio serían ahora un nicho para aplicaciones muy específicas que requieren de procesamiento local (como Photoshop o AutoCAD), aunque incluso estas aplicaciones requerirán cada vez más de componentes de nube y móvil para ser más eficientes al largo plazo.

Posibilidades: 90%


28. Crecimiento de parques temáticos virtuales
Este año pasado 2016 unas cuantas empresas empezaron a experimentar con Realidad Virtual en parques temáticos, y todo me dice que en menos de 3 años la gran mayoría de estos adoptarán la VR de alguna forma u otra, incluyendo los parques tradicionales.

Posibilidades: 85%


29. Slack a ser adquirida
La herramienta Slack que permite la colaboración de equipos en la nube, es sencillamente demasiado apetitosa y es bastante probable que sea objetivo de adquisición en este 2017.

Posibilidades: 65%


30. Javascript se continúa solidificando, particularmente en la nube y móviles
Gracias a Node.js y Amazon Lambda, y a frameworks móviles como Phonegap/Córdoba o el Ionic Framework, Javascript continuará solidificándose como el lenguaje de programación más importante a aprender junto a C, Java, Swift, y hasta cierta medida, Python. Incluso, Javascript poco a poco se está convirtiendo en un reemplazo para todos esos otros lenguajes, con la posible excepción de C/C++ (que continuará reinando en el nicho de "system-level software" como drivers, sistemas operativos, etc, hasta tanto se adopte más a Swift para esos fines).

Posibilidades: 95%


31. Los IDEs en la nube despegan con la versión Facebook de Atom
Desde hace varios años vengo vaticinando la importancia que eventual tendrán los IDEs (los entornos integrados de desarrollo de software) alojados en la nube, y creo que en el 2017 por fin veremos el primer despegue semi-notable de esta tecnología (que en mi opinión será la forma de desarrollar software hacia futuro) gracias a las adaptaciones que hizo Facebook al Web IDE Atom (y que llama "Atom in Orbit"), que permite que ahora funcione 100% alojado en la nube por medio de navegadores web, y con acceso a recursos locales.

Posibilidades: 60%


32. Mundos virtuales sociales en VR por fin una realidad
Hasta ahora cuando hablamos de uno interactuar en "mundos virtuales" realmente nos referíamos a ser parte de alguna experiencia en la pantalla de una PC, laptop, tableta o incluso celular, utilizando un avatar (un personaje digital que nos representa en un mundo virtual), renderizado en 3D como la mayoría de juegos de consolas como la PlayStation e o el Xbox One, pero eso en el 2017 empezará a cambiar...

A diferencia de juegos o mundos que vemos en nuestras pantallas (como el clásico y adelantado-a-su-tiempo Second Life), ahora gracias a gafas de Realidad Virtual de bajo costo (y eventualmente a tecnologías de Realidad Aumentada/Mixta más prácticas y baratas), por fin podremos estar literalmente *dentro* del mundo virtual, el cual podría ser desde una versión mejorada de SecondLife hasta una nueva red social virtual (como vTime o Facebook VR), o desde una experiencia cinemática interactiva hasta una nueva generación de vídeo-juegos.

Posibilidades: 70%


33. Adicción a VR se empieza a notar con en PSVR
Una de las más grandes preocupaciones entre expertos de Realidad Virtual es los posibles efectos adictivos de la VR en la población.

Hasta ahora eso nunca había sido un problema debido al nicho que era la VR y al contenido relativamente limitado en existencia, pero ahora con la salida del PlayStation VR (PSVR) creo que este 2017 será el año en que veremos muchos padres protestando de que sus hijos están "perdidos" dentro del PSVR por horas muertas.

Posibilidades: 70%


34. Surge necesidad de poner un rating a las experiencias virtuales
A diferencia de una película de terror, en donde tú ves todo en una pantalla y tu persona sabe que estás simplemente viendo algo, y que de asustarte solo tienes que mirar para otro lado, con la Realidad Virtual existe un fenómeno totalmente diferente en donde tu persona literalmente se siente "dentro" de la experiencia. Eso significa que (siguiendo el ejemplo de una película o experiencia de terror) que cualquier evento psicológico es amplificando exponencialmente, lo que puede provocar emociones extremadamente fuertes, y lo peor de todo es que si miras a otro lado tu continúas dentro del mundo virtual, creando esto una sensación bastante intensa que juega con tus sentidos e instintos.

Esto va a conllevar a que tarde o temprano veamos casos de personas que sufrirán grandes daños psicológicos (o incluso físicos, en el caso de ataques cardíacos) que conllevarán a que tarde o temprano se tenga que legislar para que las experiencias virtuales sean clasificadas de forma similar a como se clasifican películas y programas de TV, con el agregado de que se tendrá que especificar claramente los riesgos que se corren al experimentar tal experiencia.

Y noten que yo mismo ya he probado varías experiencias terroríficas en VR, y les puedo asegurar que a diferencia de algunas películas, estas crearían efectos bastante potentes en mentes jóvenes o que no son aptas para este tipo de experiencias.

Posibilidades: 70%


35. Televisores UHDTV 4k sobrepasan en ventas en navidad a HD 1080p
Al menos en los EEUU, los Televisores UHDTV 4k sobrepasarán en ventas a los TVs Full-HD 1080p en esta navidad 2017, y en el resto del mundo representarán una parte significativa de las ventas totales (entre el 20% y 50% de unidades vendidas).

Posibilidades: 70%


36. Magic Leap por fin sale al mercado, pero decepciona
Magic Leap tiene ya par de años en modo sigiloso, y amasado alrededor de US$1,000 Millones de dólares en inversionistas de alto rango, sin embargo cuando por fin salga este año es posible que decepcione y no llene las expectativas de los videos promocionales que hizo, y que no sea marcadamente superior al HoloLens de Microsoft.

Posibilidades: 65%


37. La cocina robótica
Desde de décadas vaticinándose en la cultura popular por medio de programas de TV como Los Jetsons, y gracias a experimentos recientes, la cocina robotizada empezará a despegar en el 2017, aunque ojo, todavía no tanto en hogares, sino más bien en restaurantes y a escala industrial.

Posibilidades: 50%


38. Noticias ficticias crecen a ser un verdadero dolor de cabeza
He aquí una estadística personal: Yo diría que aproximadamente el 70% de todas las noticias que mis amigos me envían por redes sociales y mensajería, son falsas. Y este es un problema que está pasando de ser una curiosidad (o molestia), a un verdadero problema que está teniendo graves consecuencias para toda la población.

Incluso, se estima que buena parte de reciente batalla electoral en los EEUU se peleó en Facebook, con cientos de noticias falsas favoreciendo a uno que otro candidato.

Y este problema apenas está empezando y se acentuará en el 2017, particularmente debido a que los que reciben estas noticias rara vez se molestan en revisar las fuentes, o incluso a utilizar el sentido común, prefiriendo mejor creer lo que quieren y de paso seguir esparciendo este tipo de noticias hasta convertirlas en virales, lo que de paso se ha convertido en un gran negocio para los spammers.

Posibilidades: 90%


39. Trump vs la industria científico-tecnológica
Si Donald Trump realmente planea cumplir su palabra en estos aspectos, la industria científico-tecnológica librará una dura batalla contra el Presidente-electo de EEUU en este 2017, y al final de cuentas (sea este año o en posteriores), serán los tecnolólogos los que ganen esa batalla.

Posibilidades: 65%


40. Trump crea inestabilidad con China
No podemos dejar de hablar de Trump sin mencionar a China, quien para los propósitos de estas predicciones y tendencias la vamos a ver como uno de las naciones titanes de la tecnología actual, y si nos llevamos de las palabras de Trump, es posible que se cree una inestabilidad económica mientras ambas naciones se preparan para mostrar quien tiene los testículos más grandes a la hors de negociar.

Posibilidades: 55%


41. La automatización va a crear nuevos tipos de empleos
El 97% de los analistas dicen que conforme continuemos automatizando todo, que se perderán más empleos humanos y que nos acercamos a una grave crisis laboral. Yo soy de la minoría que opina que nuevos tipos de empleos se crearán, que la fuerza laboral si declina será solo temporalmente (hasta que una nueva generación pueda ser entrenada en nuevos tipos de empleos rápidamente, gracias a tecnologías como la VR), y que al final todo estará bien. Llámenme optimista.

Posibilidades: 90%


42. Crecimiento de eventos en vivo difundidos por Realidad Virtual
Otra tendencia que veremos en el 2017 es el crecimiento de la difusión de eventos en vivo por medio de VR, desde eventos deportivos hasta conferencias y conciertos.

Posibilidades: 98%


43. Uber imparable
Uber seguirá su expansión global, y los taxis continuarán quejándose (nada nuevo aquí). Veremos de paso a varias empresas de taxis sacando Apps similar a la de Uber, y otras incluso adoptando un modelo de negocio similar al de Uber. Sin embargo para la mayoría será demasiado tarde.

Posibilidades: 80%


44. Amazon AWS convirtiéndose en ?el Windows de Apps en la Nube?
Así como una vez Windows reinó en la Era de las Apps de escritorio, Amazon Web Services (o Amazon AWS) se empezará a ver como el Windows de Apps en la Nube.

Posibilidades: 85%


45. Microsoft Azure a ser el competidor principal de Amazon AWS
La plataforma Microsoft Azure (y no los servicios de Nube de Google) se verá como el principal competidor de Amazon AWS, aunque continuará en un segundo lugar debido a la gran ventaja en años, experiencia, confianza de clientes e inversión e infraestructura que le lleva Amazon. Sin embargo aun así, Microsoft Azure tendrá un crecimiento estelar en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 80%


46. Apple iMessage en Android
No se si Apple planea hacer esto, por lo que esto es un deseo más que una predicción, pero si Apple desea que iMessage crezca, y que tenga oportunidad contra Whatsapp, va a tener que sacar una versión para Android tarde o temprano.

Posibilidades: 65%


47. Anuncios en Facebook continúan haciendo daño a los anuncios de Google
Hace años que la plataforma de Facebook la considero más efectiva que la de Google en muchos aspectos en términos de colocación de anuncios, pero ya para el 2017 se hará evidente que el crecimiento de Facebook en este espacio será tal que por primera vez le empezará a ocasionar serios daños a los ingresos de Google AdSense/AdWords, lo que podría eventualmente afectar el valor de las acciones de la empresa.

Posibilidades: 80%


48. El Alexa Phone
¿Recuerdan el celular de Amazon que predije tan pronto lo vi que sería un desastre debido a su precio y funcionalidad, y que fue cancelado apenas semanas después debido a su extremadamente mal recibimiento en el mercado? Pues creo que el momento está apropiado para que Amazon utilice su marca Alexa para hacer un nuevo intento con un celular más sencillo, de más bajo costo (por debajo de US$199 dólares), y con su diferenciación estelar siendo el asistente digital Alexa. Sin embargo aunque creo el tiempo es apropiado, es también posible que Amazon prefiera concentrar sus esfuerzos mejor en otros productos con Alexa que no sean celulares.

Posibilidades: 50%


49. Apple reemplaza Intel x86 por ARM en algunas de sus Macs
Apple es una empresa que le gusta controlar todo su ecosistema, y una dependencia que tiene actualmente es la de sus procesadores en su linea Mac, los cuales dependen de su proveedor Intel y la arquitectura x86, pero como he vaticinado por años aquí en eliax, en algún momento Apple haría sus procesadores seria ?A? tan potentes que estos podrían reemplazar lo mejor de Intel, particularmente al atar a estos íntimamente con macOS, y creo que el momento propicio para ellos es precisamente este 2017, en donde Apple podría transicionar o toda su linea o al menos su linea de MacBooks a estos procesadores con arquitectura ARM.

Habría que ver si Apple dependería de terceros para que simplemente recompilen sus Apps para que funcionen con macOS ARM, or si proveerá algún tipo de emulación x86 para aplicaciones ?clásicas?.

Una ventaja que tiene Apple es que podría obtener un mismo chip con 8 o incluso 16 o 32 núcleos (para modelos ?Pro?) a un precio similar o menor que un procesador Intel de 2 o 4 núcleos, de paso incluyendo en estos chips circuitos especializados para acelerar funciones específicas del sistema operativo para hacer de estos en la práctica tan rápidos o más rápidos que chips de Intel.

Posibilidades: 60%


50. Más de 5 millones de vehículos eléctricos
Si el Tesla Model 3 sale a tiempo al mercado, es posible que en el 2017 nos acerquemos a la mágica cifra de 5 millones de autos vendidos en el mundo, y en menos de 3 años después a 10 millones.

Posibilidades: 70%


51. Chatbots de Inteligencia Artificial en los Call Centers
Conforme aumenta la inteligencia, eficiencia y especialización de los chatbots (programas de chat que chatean o hablan contigo como si fueran seres humanos), estos empezarán a desplazar trabajos humanos de los Call Centers, ahorrando costos y ofreciendo un servicio más rápido y eficiente (no porque el chatbot sea más rápido o eficiente, sino porque es posible lanzar cientos o miles de ellos a la vez para así no hacer esperar a los clientes en lineas de llamada o pantallas de chat). Y como sub-predicción, veremos por el momento muchos humanos quejándose de que prefieren hablar mejor con un ser humano?

Posibilidades: 65%


52. Whatsapp aumenta el dolor de cabeza de las empresas de telecomunicaciones tradicionales
Como vaticinado en varios artículos anteriores acá en eliax, y en mis charlas, estamos rápidamente llegando a un punto en donde las compañías tradicionales de telecomunicaciones (que ofrecen teléfonos alambrados, servicios a celulares, internet, y TV por cable) empezarán a perder sus mayores fuentes de ingresos y empezarán a transformarse en empresas que simplemente moverán datos por la red.

Esto se debe a que programas modernos de mensajería ya están haciendo casi innecesario el hacer llamadas de larga distancia por los medios tradicionales, así como hace tiempo ya hicieron obsoleto el mercado de los minimensajes SMS/MMS. Y como si fuera poco, servicios como Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO Go, Hulu y iTunes están poco a poco terminando la dependencia de TV por cable.

Pero el golpe más duro quizás va a ser la creciente adopción de llamadas de voz y video por Whatsapp, que poco a poco se está convirtiendo en el estándar por defecto para la comunicación global inter-plataforma.

Y a propósito, me gustaría que llegara el tiempo cuando Whatsapp ya no depende de números celulares para la identificación de sus usuarios, y que mejor opte por un nombre similar a los utilizados en Twitter.

Posibilidades: 95%


53. Drones todavía no despegarán en el mercado de entrega rápida
Aunque empresas como Domino y Amazon ya han realizado demostraciones de entrega de comida y artículos electrónicos por vía de drones, todavía faltan muchos obstáculos por resolver (desde temas de baterías, hasta temas de la seguridad de los drones), y no veo factible la tecnología por el momento para lanzamientos prácticos en consumidores, particularmente a gran escala, al menos no en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 85%


54. Drones para servicios de emergencia
Sin embargo (siguiendo el punto anterior), un área en donde los drones ya podrían utilizarse desde ya en ambientes prácticos, es para servicios de emergencias, como por ejemplo para labores de identificación y reconocimiento en zonas de desastre, hasta entrega de medicinas urgentes, y en el 2017 veremos más avances y pruebas en estos aspectos en varios lugares del mundo.

Posibilidades: 70%


55. Experimentos genéticos con humanos arrancan
En los últimos 3 años se han desarrollado unas herramientas que por primera vez hacen práctico el experimentar con el genoma humano de forma relativamente eficiente, y en el 2017 escucharemos de reportes de experimentos con humanos utilizando estas herramientas, particularmente en el sector salud.

Posibilidades: 70%


56. Energía solar continúa más eficiente
En lo que es una tendencia que llevo años mencionando, el 2017 no será excepción y veremos paneles solares cuya eficiencia por dólar será posiblemente un 30 a 50% superior a los modelos de inicio del 2016.

Posibilidades: 80%


57. eSports crece
eSports, o deportes de índole digital o electrónico (como son los torneos de video-juegos), continuarán con un rápido crecimiento a nivel mundial en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 90%


58. El problema del Ransomware se acentuará en el 2017
Ransomware, o el concepto de un secuestro de tus datos digitales (que te liberan solo si pagas una suma a los que secuestraron los datos de tu PC o celular), incrementará enormemente en el 2017, y se extenderá más allá de dispositivos tradicionales, incluyendo incluso televisores inteligentes (en este diciembre pasado ya ocurrió el primer caso de un ramsomware que se apoderó de la Smart TV de una persona, y se negaba a dejar ver TV al menos que se le pagara una suma a los creadores del troyano que se instaló en la TV).

Posibilidades: 90%


59. Gran inversión y nuevas empresas en autos autónomos
La industria de los automóviles autónomos está al rojo vivo, y continuaremos viendo una fuerte actividad en startups y una fuerte inversión en la industria.

Posibilidades: 95%


60. Desarrollo de medios más naturales de manejar la Realidad Virtual
La VR es genial, pero algo que hay que resolver es el tema de uno interactuar de forma más natural en los entornos virtuales, y en el 2017 veremos nuevas investigaciones, prototipos y dispositivos que más natural manipular los mundos virtuales, como son guantes cómodos y flexibles.

Posibilidades: 90%


61. Más uso biométrico a nivel gubernamental
Lo quieran o no, el uso de datos biométricos (desde huellas digitales hasta escaneo del iris en los ojos, y desde venas en tu piel hasta voz) continuará creciendo como una forma de identificar los ciudadanos de los distintos gobiernos del mundo. Sub-predicción: Muchos empezarán a llamar a este tipo de tecnologías ?La Marca del Demonio??

Posibilidades: 80%


62. Social Media como un departamento estándar en las empresas
Hoy día el concepto de Social Media es tratado como un simple subconjunto o de Relaciones Públicas o de Mercadeo, pero como se está haciendo evidente desde hace tiempo estamos llegando al momento en donde las empresas se darán cuenta que necesitan de todo un departamento solo para manejar este concepto en sus empresas, dada la importancia que tienen las redes sociales hoy día en la interacción con clientes. Incluso veremos equipos de transformación digital que se encargarán de ayudar a las empresas a dar los pasos necesarios para lidiar con esta nueva realidad.

Posibilidades: 80%


63. Líderes tecnológicos como los nuevos líderes del mundo de los negocios
Hasta hoy los líderes de empresas como Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Netflix y otros titanes siempre han sido visto como una raza alieníjena en el mundo de los negocios, y no ?verdaderos hombres/mujeres de negocio? y que sus fortunas fueron simplemente causadas por fortuitas buenas ideas, sin embargo cada vez se hará más evidente que estos son los nuevos líderes de negocio, y que sus estrategias de utilizar la tecnología como la nueva forma de hacer negocios es la nueva forma de hacer negocios.

Posibilidades: 80%


64. Whatsapp For Business
No se por qué han tardado tanto, pero es hora de que Whatsapp saque una versión ?Whatsapp Para Negocios? que permita mejor centralizar las labores empresariales de comunicación con los clientes para de forma definitiva dejar de depender del sistema telefónico tradicional a la hora de dar servicio al cliente (entre muchos otros usos más). Esto particularmente afectaría enormemente el negocio de los Call Centers a nivel de sus departamentos de IT.

Posibilidades: 50%


65. Netflix sigue creciendo a nivel global
Netflix continuará solidificándose como la plataforma legal #1 a la cual acudirán los usuarios para consumir video por Internet.

Posibilidades: 90%


66. Kodi a forzar a los estudios a reinventar la distribución de cine
Kodi hoy día es la plataforma que permite descargas ilegales quizás más popular para ver películas pirateadas por Internet, y aunque es un tanto complicado configurarlo la primera vez, después del hecho su uso es bastante sencillo (muchos lo consideran incluso más sencillo que Netflix en algunos aspectos), permitiendo que las personas que no desean esperar a que lleguen las películas a sus mercados, o que no quieran pagar sumas exhorbitantes en cines, o que quieran versiones subtituladas de sus películas favoritas, puedan hacerlo de forma sencilla. Este modelo de sencillez obligará a los estudios a que reformen su forma de distribuir películas, hacia un concepto más global y estandarizado, sin embargo este proceso podría tardar años.

Posibilidades: 70%


67. Amazon Video a crecer fuera de EEUU
Amazon Video crecerá de forma estable en mercados fuera de los EEUU, pero todavía no representará una amenaza real al dominio de Netflix en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 90%


68. Inteligencia Artificial contra el malware
Malware (programas malignos como virus, troyanos, ramsonware, etc) es cada vez más numeroso y sofisticado, y estamos en un punto en donde estos programas ya evolucionan por si mismos para no ser detectados, lo que hace la labor humana para detectarlos cada vez más difícil, así que veremos el crecimiento de un mercado que utilizará IA (particularmente con el tema de Machine Learning) para detectar de forma automatizada patrones de software que podrían ser malignos, y detenerlos antes de que hagan daño.

Posibilidades: 80%


69. Primeros pasos de la revolución en cargamento con camiones autónomos
Así como vimos una revolución con Uber en sistema de taxis, así veremos una revolución nacer en el mercado del transporte de carga (por medio de camiones con furgones) por medio de camiones automatizados con conductores/choferes humanos. Esto permitirá un sistema mucho más eficiente y seguro de transporte, sin los peligros de conductores que se duermen en el camino, o que se roban la mercancía, o que llegan tarde a sus destinos. Esperen las huelgan de los gremios de tales industrias similar a lo que le pasó a Uber.

Aunque ojo, en el 2017 no veremos este mercado desarrollado aun, pero sí veremos los primeros prototipos de pruebas (ya algunos se han presentado de forma limitada en el 2016).

Posibilidades: 70%


70. Bitcoins continúan creciendo, aunque muchos invertirán sin saber por qué
El mercado de comprar bitcoins como una inversión a futuro continuará creciendo, aunque con la incertidumbre de uno saber si algún día rendirá frutos, o cuándo uno retirarse antes de algún posible colapso.

Posibilidades: 85%


71. Blockchain, no bitcoins
Como predije el año pasado (y previamente en mis charlas de años anteriores), quiero hacer énfasis otra vez este año (dada su importancia y los próximos puntos a continuación), que el gran adelanto del Bitcoin no fueron los bitcoins mismos, sino su protocolo Blockchain (?Cadena de Bloques?) que hizo posible los bitcoins (y otras monedas y modelos de transacciones) en primer lugar, y será el uso de Blockchain lo que continuará el modelo de innovación en el campo financiero (y otros campos) hacia futuro.

Posibilidades: 95%


72. Intento de regulación de bitcoins por los estados
Tarde o temprano (si llega el momento en que monedas virtuales como bitcoin empiezan a valer una parte significativa de las transacciones globales), los estados empezarán a presionar para legislar el uso de estas, aunque notarán rápidamente que no será tan fácil como regular las monedas tradicionales, y una forma que tratarán de hacerlo es por medio del uso de Blockchain en transacciones que van más allá de los bitcoins mismos, y que se extiendan a todas las transacciones con (y entre) instituciones financieras para incluir incluso las cosas más mundanas entre consumidores.

Posibilidades: 60%


73. Startups de Blockchain a valer millones y ser adquiridas rápidamente
Startups (en este caso, nuevas empresas de índole tecnológico) que se concentren en la tecnología Blockchain empezarán a valer muchos millones de dólares y a ser adquiridas rápidamente tal cual sucedió alguna vez con empresas especializadas en otros nichos en crecimiento. (como VR, AR, ML y AI)

Posibilidades: 85%


74. Los inicios de aplicaciones distribuidas con Blockchain
En el 2017 veremos mucha experimentación en aplicaciones verdaderamente distribuidas por Internet utilizando como base el concepto del Blockchain, y en ese espacio la empresa que empezará a mostrar el camino será Ethereum.

Posibilidades: 75%


75. De Cadena de Suministro a Cadena de Bloques
El concepto de Blockchain empezará a ser utilizado cada vez más en el mundo de las cadenas de suministro tradicionales, siendo adoptado poco a poco en todo proceso que pueda ser beneficiado por una bitácora fidedigna de pasos transaccionales, lo que significa que veremos Blockchain haciendo su aparición en no solo la industria financiera, sino además la industria de la salud, la industria del detalle, el sector público, y el sector educativo, entre otros.

Posibilidades: 95%


76. Eliax y oportunidades en Realidad Virtual
Unos rumores dicen que posiblemente me involucre en algún proyecto de Realidad Virtual en el cual invite a algunos de ustedes a participar, así que atentos en las próximas semanas... ;)

Posibilidades: 85%


77. Primera impresora 3D por menos de US$99
Ya tenemos impresoras 3D por menos de US$250 dólares, pero estoy seguro que alguna empresa (quizás una bajo el radar) debe estar pensando en crear una sencilla impresora 3D que cueste US$99 dólares. ¿Cómo? Pues no necesariamente haciendo dinero en la impresora, sino más bien en los materiales de impresión. Me imagino que tal empresa debería también incluir alguna herramienta en forma de App que permite hacer objetos de forma bastante sencilla, o al menos personalidad objetos pre-existentes. Si no vemos esto este año, quizás el próximo a más tardar.

Posibilidades: 65%


78. El Apple AirCharger
Estuve pensando después de lo que escribí sobre el iPhone 8, que nada impediría a Apple utilizar la misma tecnología inalámbrica de este en otros dispositivos, y de paso ofrecer un dispositivo al que llamo el AirCharger que permite recargar la batería de estos de forma inalámbrica. Un ejemplo sería un nuevo teclado, un nuevo ratón, una nueva trackpad, y quizás incluso hasta un Apple Pencil 2 (¿el "Air Pencil"?).

Posibilidades: 70%

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Así que ahí tienen la lista. Como es tradición ya, revisaremos cuántas de estas se hicieron realidad a finales del 2017. Hasta entonces, ¡disfruten de la vida!

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We have a bi-cameral system, so two voting houses - the lower house or House of Representatives (where the government is formed), and an upper house or Senate, which is meant to be where our seven states and territories are represented - but in practice it acts as a bit of a safety valve on the excesses of the lower house.

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Many thanks to the writer of KnowYourParties, whose descriptions I have borrowed entirely.

Health Australia Party
Rebranding of the Natural Medicine Party, which was probably a better description. Anti-vaxxers, fluoridophobes and homeopaths trying to expand their business via changes to medical legislation.
Their colour theming leaves a lot to be desired. They chose a good template, and then ruined it with their 'Byron Bay' hippy logo. Wasted screen realestate on an image of a bunch of anonymous people (are these their candidates?). OK, on the plus side its clean and clear, unlike their grubby anti-science views.

Seniors United Party of AustraliaFinally, a voice in parliament for the wealthiest generation that ever lived.
I think KnowYourParties description is a little harsh, or maybe that's just because as over 55yoa - they purport to represent my age group! The website looks like some ex IT geek put it together circa 1993 when the Mosaic web browser came out and allowed graphics. Unfortunately this website is comically representative of those they probably wish to recruit.


Family First
But only if your family consists of a white Christian man, a white Christian woman and at least two white Christian children and you believe everyone else is headed straight for hell.
Look, I like orange, and blue is a natural contrast, but this is just horrible - or horribly STRONG. Unfortunately 'Bob Day' sounds like some kind of annual celebration of bobbing for apples, when in fact they are bobbing for Jesus. This site is unrepresentative of what they stand for - no christian iconography anywhere.


Liberal Democrats Headed by David Leyonhjelm, who made it into the Senate in 2013 because of a herd of Lib voters being too stupid to correctly identify their preferred party. The Lib Dems are committed Libertarians whose ability to ignore all of the evidence on every possible issue would make any cult proud. 
Awful logo - and its repeated. Its very hard to carry off yellow on a white background. Did anyone realise that at the centre of this photo - its focus in fact is nothing? I think its meant to be on their leader. That top menu - you just don't see, and the slogan is just not important enough to win my vote - besides the fact that their view of the world is loathsome.

VOTEFLUX.ORG | Upgrade Democracy
 Flux (n) – an abnormal or morbid discharge of blood or other matter from the body. Whenever there’s a bill before the Senate, you use an app to discharge your opinion into a tame crossbencher and tell him (yes, it’s always going to be a him) which way to vote on each bill. Founded by two Bitcoin consultants, and works on the same blockchain principle, whatever the hell that means.
Well, they look like a software company. What's with the black background? Sooo web design circa last millennium. Pretty logo though. Unfortunately that headline reads like a 404 error.


Liberal
You wake up in an ice bath and realise that your left leg is missing, and Rupert Murdoch tells you that brown people and greenies and reds all conspired to steal your leg and are coming back for the rest of your limbs, but then why is Rupert wearing a blood-stained hospital gown, and why does his left leg look familiar, and there, on the knee, isn’t that the scar that you got when you were ten years old and fell off your bicycle?
Well, this is actually well designed in the main. Its responsive, and works well, with the leader front, centre and active. Pity about that horrible medallion logo thingy (WTF! Blue and yellow again!) What function is it meant to perform - an award? a certification? a mark of quality? Or is it just meant to NOT look anything like the Liberal party logo? Malcolm looks very presidential, and there is no sign of those nasty right wing climate deniers and homophobes.

The Nationals
You wake up in a shed and realise that your left leg is missing, and Rupert Murdoch tells you that brown people and greenies and reds all conspired to steal your leg and are coming back for the rest of your limbs, but then why is Rupert wearing a blood-stained hospital gown, and why does his left leg look familiar, and there, on the knee, isn’t that the scar you got when you were ten years old and got kicked by a horse?
Now this is interesting - the nationals take the iconography of the green movement and apply it to their arch enemy's? Given that in all their difficult seats, it is green leaning independents, or actual greenies that are their greatest threat - I expect this adoption of green iconography is intentional. Except for that horrible logo, and the specific shades of green and yellow they have chosen - this looks pretty good. Not that I'd vote for them - given their leader is one of the biggest climate deniers out there. Wise not to feature his image.

Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
If you’re an economic progressive yet somehow still a dyed in the wool Christian homophobe, this is the party for you.
That logo looked old fashioned when Bob Santa Maria commissioned it. Alternatively it looks like the logo used for film awards on advertising. The slogan is soooo dated and fuddyduddy, and about spelling! The graphic representing a subject cloud, without actually being one is very folksy.

Science Party
 Formerly the Future Party. They’re still naïve, but now they’ve got a full quiver of policies, mostly geared toward fixing the shitblizzard of the last three years.
Like the logo - although a bit more finance company than scientific. Love the image - now that's aspirational! On design - they are in contention for my vote.

Australian Cyclists Party
 Does exactly what it says on the box.
Yep - what he said. Logo is good, but could be better. Bit of waisted space at the top there right of the logo. What is it with blue and green? I'd consider voting for them, if some of their number didn't ride like crazed loons on footpaths, and are so un-evolved they don't know what a bicycle bell is for. It's to warn me that you are coming up my arse!

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers
This party is like the time I hurt my back a few years ago and thought the problem would go away like it always had before, except it didn’t and now I live with chronic back pain.
The only thing that is wrong with this logo, is that it should have a big red 45 degree line through that circle! Go and murder some defenceless animal somewhere else you vermin. Annoyingly, other than the appalling logo and social and political views, the website is quite well designed - which I suppose just goes to show that you can't judge a book by its cover. When did they add 'farmers' to their name? Was it when that farmer murdered that environment protection officer? Odious people.

Voluntary Euthanasia Party
As advertised.
Great logo, clever setup, because the power of their campaign is in the power of individual stories. Worthy of support for their design, and for their opinions in my view.

Socialist Alliance
The kind of socialists you can actually have a conversation with.
Well, it had to be red didn't it. The 'vote' message is a bit self evident. They are in need of a good slogan, and all that empty space around the logo is a waste. Other than the words - there is no real visual demonstration of what they stand for. Could do better.

Rise Up Australia Party
The actual worst. Founded by someone who got thrown out of Family First for too much hate speech, which is like getting kicked out of Labor for not doing anything.
This website is pretty foul - which I suppose does reflect the views of the party. The logo is hideous, and the functionality of the website is woeful. Let me give you some examples - it has a loader that tells you the percentage loaded - while you wait and wait (is it a flash site?). When you scroll down (try it if you can bare it) - you just get the tops of each of the candidates heads. I'd give you a screen shot if the party wasn't so vile. Oops, I couldn't resist. The menu is mid page, and has way too many items of varying sizes. On the plus size, it is responsive (unlike their mindset), and uses icons for its policy areas. That is the best thing I can say about the site, and the party.

Labor
The post-war European centre right party for Australia today. 
Not as sophisticated as Liberal, but that heading and logo are so much better. They have an image, where the focus of it is actually on their leader. Slogan good and clear, and I like the 'stand with us' phrase as opposed to 'Vote 1' and their ilk. Solid effort but room for improvement.

Online Direct Democracy – (Empowering the People!)
Like VOTEFLUX, but with PollyWeb instead of the Bitcoin blockchain. (If you say that sentence backwards at the stroke of midnight when the moon is full, Lucifer will appear and grant you three votes on bills that will never get up.) 
As Windows is to Apple - this is to good design. Is that a blue planet in a black hole? At least the're honest - its all about the technology not the people. No, just no.

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party
It turns out that this is about Derryn Hinch’s notion of justice, not about bringing Derryn Hinch to justice. Which is disappointing. A Federal party campaigning on State issues, implying either ignorance or extreme cynicism. My money is on cynicism.
Derryn, your rich enough to afford better. The logo is ugly and literal. Judge Judy has a better one. This site is a bit of a stinker. I must implement a new rule of web design: never use dot points on a home page. The only honest bit of design is the implication that Derryn is the harbinger of justice - 'Hinch Justice'.

Jacqui Lambie Network
Anatomically incorrect: the logo is a map of Tasmania, but the policy platform is an arsehole. 
Black and orange - a favourite combination of mine. Have you noticed that they have deepetched Jacqui's hair so that it looks like an upside down map of Tasmania? Actually, this, a little like the candidate is straight shooting, without her muddling of words and images.
Pirate Party Australia
Basically progressive, and I agree with them on most things, but their ideas on intellectual property are anti-artist and their views on tax are just idiotic.
Ok, the logo is cute, the pirate ship is cute, the font is good, and the layout good, if a little old fashioned. Its a little staid really - not what you expect from outlaws.

Pauline Hanson’s One NationHave you ever licked a gallbladder?
It galls me to say it, but good logo. Fortunately that is where it stops. Too many stock graphics. No visual breathing space, and justified text. Enough said.


Veterans Party Supporting veterans with no nonsense, no political game playing and absolutely no policies.
Looks more like a recruitment advert for the forces. They always say, one strong image is better than a whole lot of bad ones. Ain't that the truth.

Secular Party of Australia
Basically pretty great, but there are a couple of issues where the commitment to secularism starts to look a little like Islamophobia.
The imagery here just says 'We want your money'. Not sure that is a good way to introduce yourself to the public - unless you're a televangelist. Logo - do I have to say it?

CountryMinded
I don’t agree with everything they say, but I’m not really their target audience. This is essentially the party that the National Party should be.
Blue and green again, really? Badly chosen template, and that logo needs to be shot. With a shotgun.

Socialist Equality Party
Trotskyists. Well-intentioned but fanatical. These are the people who never forgot that Che’s real first name was Ernest.
The site is quite mild mannered in design. That is almost a 'liberal' blue. Nice touches of red though.

Katter’s Australian Party
Uncle Ho and Margaret Thatcher cohabiting in a single mind.
Red, red, red. Reds all over the bed. We already know that Bob is deaf to nuance (shooting . . . Orlando). Apparently he is blind to colour as well. Other than that - a professional website.

Palmer United Party
The earth will shake violently, trees will be uprooted, mountains will fall, and all binds will snap – Palmer will be free. Palmer will go forth with his mouth opened wide, his upper jaw touching the sky and his lower jaw the earth, and he will swallow Odin in a single gulp. Flames will burn from his eyes and nostrils, and his sons will come after to swallow the sun and the moon.
That map of Australia is a crime against cartography, and vexillology (look it up). I love the meaninglessness of the slogan. I am surprised that they are still featuring the image of the morally (and possibly literally) bankrupt Clive.

Citizens Electoral Council
Possibly just straight-up insane. Climate deniers, but economically kinda socialist. Anti-Semitic and possibly white supremacist, but pro-immigration. They also claim that the Port Arthur massacre was commissioned by the British royal family and implemented by a mental health NGO.
Worst political website for this election. I would say it was designed by a server engineer, but that would be unfair to the design skills of server engineers. Just all types of wrong, which I suppose reflects their policies.

Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party
The Eddie the Eagle of befuddled right-wing governance.
Blue and green again. Is this a thing? Other than that, if you can't design a good logo, just use the words - and they did (I'm ignoring the ubiquitous southern cross on the wrong angle at the top).

Animal Justice Party
Better people than me.
. . . and not to be confused with Animal Farm Justice Party. Logo looks like The Wilderness Society for animals. I know the image is about live exports, but cute cat video's are more loveable.

The Arts Party
Sound policies, surprisingly shitty logo. Come on Arts Party, you had one job to do.
What he said. One job. Menu wrapping is a crime.

Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)
Fielded candidates for the last six Federal elections. Seventh time lucky, guys.
Couldn't organise a supervised visit - let alone a live website.

Mature Australia
Your racist Western Australian aunt.
OK this screen grab doesn't do it justice - looks like I timed it badly. Pretty logo, but what he said about the views. '2 cent tax' - they can't add up.

Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)
The party’s charter is just a bunch of bible quotes. It’s like we’re in Pennsylvania in the fucking 17th Century.
They bought a good wordpress template, and a good shot of parliament house. Pity they didn't spend as much money or care on their depressingly unimaginative, and proportionally challenged logo.

Australian Sex Party
Are you turned on by sound economic and social policies with a strong evidence basis? Then number the box and put your ballot in the slot.
OK, you did well with the logo, but seriously - an industry that has some of the most imaginatively designed sex websites and you came up with this? Its definitely not sexy, and I'm not sure it makes people take you seriously either.

Australian Progressives
A broad suite of evidence-based best practice policies that only seems progressive because Australia is such a regressive ideological clusterfuck.
Great site - get rid of that horror of a logo.  It doesn't say 'progressive'. It says . . . oh sorry I fell asleep with a pen in my hand.


Nick Xenophon Team
A bit far to the right for me personally, but Xenophon has done exactly what an independent senator is supposed to do, and pretty close to exactly what he said he would do. Which is refreshing.
Oh South Australia, you are such contrarians, but you always did have good food, and good arts. You win a boutique non-industrial prize for the orange and black combo, and a reneable power commendation for making a name like 'Xenophon' into a brand.

Drug Law Reform
Single issue party focused on treating drug use as a health issue rather than a criminal one. The stance seems well reasoned. It’s just a bit hard to take them seriously when their logo is a hemp leaf.
What he said about the logo. Some terrible images in that carousel, including a quote from Richard Branson. The green isn't even pretty.

Sustainable Australia
Formerly the Stable Population Party. They want a ‘sustainable’ population through lower immigration. If they actually cared about sustainability they’d be calling for a lower global population, but instead they’re calling for reduced population growth in a country with only 24 million people. Which means that what they are is simply racist.
Loathsome website, loathsome policies, loathsome logos.

The Greens
Yes, they wear suits now, but at least those suits are made from sustainable bamboo in a small Liberian social enterprise that sponsors education initiatives for orphaned girls.
I want to love the greens, but they have three things I am having trouble coming to grips with. The logo (OK, I can nearly forgive, as it has become their brand); this website (which commits several crimes against font usage, colour, and layout), and Lee Rhiannon. I support their ethos, but some of their policies (their small business policy from the last election seems to have disappeared) are just naive - like the design - those icons especially.

Australian Liberty Alliance
Angry Anderson (remember him? didn’t think so) vowing to stop the Islamisation of Australia. Last time I checked, Islam was holding steady at 2.2% of the population, so maybe one bald dickhead is all it takes to hold the hordes at bay.
A site designed last decade I think - or from when Angry Anderson last had a hit. Don't start me on the logo.

Renewable Energy Party
Single issue, seems good prima facie, but founded by Peter Breen, who was Ricky Muir’s only staffer for a time. I can’t figure out whether this is a good sign (Breen taught Muir how to be a halfway decent senator) or a terrible sign (how can someone go from the petrolhead party to a renewables party and expect to be believed?).
Like the look of this - simple and clean. Like clean energy - it takes a lot of work to make something look this simple.

Marijuana (HEMP) Party
Entirely about legalising weed, and there’s no suggestion that they’ve thought about a policy position on any other issues. My concern is that they’d side with anyone who takes snacks into the chamber
The design got all to hard, so they went for a smoke. Cheap shot, I know - but look at that site. Green and yellow. Really.

Anti-paedophile Party
Fair enough, but they’re also anti-sex education. So they’re imbeciles.
Unfortunately, this website looks as creepy as the people they say they oppose.


Oh, I'm exhausted! Believe me, this is more exhausting than actually filling out the Senate voting tablecloth.  Good luck tomorrow (June 2nd), and read the voting instructions, because they have changed.

I'm just looking forward to the time when the politicians of the two major parties work out that Australians do support smaller parties, and quite like when they have to discuss things with each other and argue policy. They actually don't like their government to be in total control like fascists. They like it when there is a multi-party approach to government.

Happy voting.



          The Hint of Blockchain   
One of the biggest problems the music industry faces today is knowing which labels and publishers, performers, songwriters and producers own the rights to songs and recordings, and what their split of the royalties might be. Many believe that record keeping with Blockchain technology can help. Advocates of Blockchain foresee a music industry where every [...]
          Blockchain, Fintech et cryptomonnaies : nouvel horizon du monde de la finance ?   

La blockchain suscite l’intérêt et le monde pourtant fermé de la finance commence à y porter de l’attention. Si bien qu’IBM a dévoilé un projet phare au cours de la conférence Money 20/20 qui se tenait à Copenhague du 26 au 28 Juin.

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          GSA calls for blockchain and machine learning to speed acquisition   

The General Services Administration is looking to speed up acquisition by harnessing innovative machine learning and blockchain technologies. The administration released a request for quotes June 19 to improve its Multiple Award Schedules FASt Lane program. FASt Lane was implemented in 2016 to give government agencies timely access to new technology innovation by shortening processing times. […]

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          A popular cryptocurrency could be using more than a country's worth of electricity   

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Thus far, 2017 has proven to be a notable year for cryptocurrencies — and not just the one most everyone’s familiar with.

While Bitcoin has been on a continuous upward trend, it’s major competitor Ether is following close behind. Despite last week’s flash crash and Sunday’s "fake news" market value drop, the price of Ether is back up, opening today (Wednesday) at $282.44.

That’s up by more than 13% since markets closed on Tuesday, and it’s continually going up.

Aside from an increase in market value, Ethereum’s price per coin is also up. It’s reached $300, which is a substantial jump from an initial value of $10 at the beginning of 2017. This is making Ethereum a more attractive option for amateur miners than Bitcoin.

Therefore, there’s been a surge in Ether mining from homes, using just computer graphics cards to pump new Ether units while at the same time securing the Ethereum blockchain — the public ledger of transactions that makes it all possible.

Real-time index from cryptocurrency analysis site Digiconomist’s founder Alex de Vries shows that Ethereum mining is powered by an amount of electricity equivalent to that consumed by a small country. All those household computers turned into Ether miners each have blockchain transactions consuming at least, if not more than, 45 kWh of electricity. According to de Vries, the entire Ethereum network could be consuming as much as 4.2 Terawatt-hours (tWh) — which is only a little bit more than what’s consumed by the Middle Eastern island of Cyprus.

Still, the methodology behind de Vries index isn’t totally exact, and since blockchain is decentralized, it would be next to impossible to truly ascertain just how much electricity these home-based Ether mining operations are consuming. The estimates do indicate, however, just how energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining has the potential to be.

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One major reason for this is the power-hungry graphics cards involved. It’s ironic that mining cryptocurrencies in order to maintain blockchains — which are perhaps the most efficient and secure information ledgers we have — is a process that’s not particularly efficient.

This may not be the case for long, though. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum has plans to move away from its existing energy-intensive mining algorithms.

Instead of operating on a Proof of Work model, it’s building a hybrid one that incorporates Proof of Stake. Simply put, this new protocol could allow an Ether holder to mine just by having their computers connected, Vries explained to Motherboard. In a full Proof of Stake algorithm, "energy consumption would become negligible," he added.

Until then, mining for Ether will continue to demand huge amounts of electricity and computing power. Plus, as the price for Ether units continue to increase (with the market value of Ether following with it) more and more miners will be mining for it.

Ultimately, they could wind up consuming as much electricity as the price of Ether could support. The question is, is this energy and computing power for digital currency worth it? For the time being it seems that it is, if the growing number of miners are any indication.

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          The cryptocurrency universe keeps expanding   

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and its meteoric rise has made it a mainstay of conversation for investors, media, and technologists alike.

In fact, the innovation of the blockchain is changing entire markets, while causing ripples with central banks and the financial industry. At time of publication, the bitcoin price now hovers near US$2,400, a massive increase from this time last year.

But the true impact of Bitcoin is actually far more reaching than this – it’s actually helped to birth new markets for over 800 other cryptocurrencies and assets that are available for online trading. And while the market for bitcoins is worth $40 billion itself, the rest of these cryptocurrencies are actually worth even more in combination.

 

THE ALTCOIN UNIVERSE

For the first time since Bitcoin was founded, it now makes up the minority of the entire cryptocurrency market at about 41.6% of all coins and assets.

BitcoinVisual Capitalist

So what are the other altcoins that make up the rest of this universe, and where did they come from?

Litecoin
Litecoin is one of the first altcoins, and it is nearly identical to Bitcoin after being “forked” in 2011. Litecoin aims to process blocks 4x faster than Bitcoin to speed up transaction confirmation time, though this creates several other challenges as well. At time of writing, Litecoin’s market capitalization is worth $2.1 billion.

Ethereum
Ethereum, launched in 2015, is the largest coin by market capitalization aside from Bitcoin. However, it is also quite different. While Bitcoin is designed to be a payments protocol first, Ethereum enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications, while also enabling smart contracts. The tokens used to power the network are called Ether, but they can also be traded online. At time of writing, Ethereum’s market capitalization is $25.7 billion.

Also interesting: the Ethereum network actually split into two in 2016. It’s a complicated situation, but read about it here. There is now a separate Ethereum, based on the original Ethereum blockchain, trading as “Ethereum Classic” with its own market capitalization of $1.8 billion.

Ripple
Ripple (XRP) is the native currency of the Ripple Protocol – a broader catch-all for an open-source, global exchange. It’s already being used by banks such as Santander, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, and RBC. It solves a different problem than Bitcoin, allowing for settling payments between different currencies and even different payment systems. Today, Ripple’s native coin (XRP) has a market cap of $10.5 billion.

LEARN MORE

With over 800+ altcoins or assets out there, there’s plenty of information to absorb.

Here’s a short 20-minute course on the history of altcoins that might provide useful context, as well as in-depth explanations of Ethereum and Ripple that may help you learn about the important parts of a rapidly growing altcoin universe.

 

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          THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust   

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Blockchain isn't just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But one of the most promising blockchain trends is its growing disruptive presence in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Companies are pioneering innovative new solutions that use blockchain for tasks like tracking goods as they move and change hands in the supply chain, monitoring the location and condition of assets like industrial machinery at remote work sites, or storing medical data, and they are transforming the IoT

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the developing role of blockchain in the IoT ecosystem. First, we look at how blockchain works, both generally and as part of an IoT solution. We then identify the areas most suited to use blockchain as part of larger IoT projects, specifically looking into the supply chain, asset tracking and monitoring, and health care. Finally, we discuss the challenges companies looking into blockchain solutions for IoT programs will face, and explore what the future holds for blockchain in the IoT.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Blockchain is emerging as a key tool with numerous applications throughout the IoT. Companies are developing innovative solutions that use blockchain to cut costs and improve services.
  • While solutions address a number of potential pain points in the IoT, several challenges exist that could hold back widespread adoption. These issues include blockchain’s complexity, companies’ loss of control, regulation, and hardware requirements.
  • Blockchain is poised to provide a new, powerful tool for companies developing and implementing IoT solutions, offering increased versatility, security, and efficiency.

In full, the report:

  • Explains how firms are already exploring ways to make use of blockchain in all sorts of IoT projects.
  • Provides an overview of disruption in critical sectors including the supply chain and asset management.
  • Analyzes how blockchain is poised to see rapid expansion as a tool used in IoT solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiency, and remove reliance on cloud-based platforms.

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          Bitcoin donations to a $16 billion charitable fund are soaring   

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Bitcoin is red hot these days. The price of the cryptocurrency is up about 140% since the beginning of this year. And now it looks like bitcoin's popularity among the charitable is also on the rise. 

According to the recently released Fidelity Charitable 2017 Giving Report, donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, a $16 billion donor-advised philanthropic fund, grew to about $9 million in the first half of 2017. That's about $2 million more than what bitcoin donors contributed in 2016.

The report paints a picture of the nearly 150,000 people who donate to the fund in order to illustrate trends in charitable giving, according to Fidelity Charitable's site.  

Donors to the fund have been able to give in bitcoin since 2015, according to a media representative at Fidelity, after joint collaborations between Fidelity Charitable and Fidelity Labs, Fidelity's emerging technology incubator. 

Fidelity's CEO Abigail Johnson is a bitcoin enthusiast. In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Johnson voiced her support of the cryptocurrency in a speech at a conference hosted by CoinDesk, a cryptocurrency news site.

“Some of you might be wondering: Why am I here today?” Johnson said, according to the Journal."I’m here because I love this stuff... all that the future might hold.”

Not everyone in the financial world is as bullish as Johnson. Morgan Stanley, for instance, recently said that merchants don't think cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have a viable future. Here's Morgan Stanley:

"Most regulators and investors view cryptocurrencies more as assets than actual currencies. Their values are too volatile and too hard to actually use for payment for most to consider them currencies. Our conversations with some merchants indicate that, while cryptocurrencies might actually be attractive for them to operate their businesses, they find that the cryptocurrencies are far too volatile to be used."

Other obstacles to bitcoin, according to the bank, include the Chinese crackdown on mining bitcoin and declining trading volumes

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          THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem   

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The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.

At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and collaborating to facilitate transactions.

To understand why the payments industry has faced so much disruption in such a short time, there's just one key thing to understand: Payments is about transferring information from one party to another, and nearly every stakeholder in the industry benefits when that process runs on digital rails.

But payments is also an extremely complex industry that few fully understand.

In BI Intelligence's 2016 Payments Ecosystem report, we make it simple, explaining how it works, who the key players are, and where it's headed.

In this latest edition of the report, BI Intelligence drills even further into the industry to explain how a broad range of transactions are processed, including prepaid and store cards, as well as revealing which types of companies are in the best and worst position to capitalize on the latest industry trends.

Here are some key takeaways from the report:

  • 2016 will be a watershed year for the payments industry. Payments companies are improving security, expanding their mobile offerings, and building commerce capabilities that will give consumers a more compelling reason to make purchases using digital devices.
  • Payments is an extremely complex industry. To understand the next big digital opportunity lies, it's critical to understand how the traditional credit- and debit-processing chain works and what roles acquirers, processors, issuing banks, card networks, independent sales organizations, gateways, and software and hardware providers play.
  • Alternative technologies could disrupt the processing ecosystem. Devices ranging from refrigerators to smartwatches now feature payment capabilities, which will spur changes in consumer payment behaviors. Likewise, blockchain technology, the protocol that underlies Bitcoin, could one day change how consumer card payments are verified.

In full, the report:

  • Uncovers the key themes and trends affecting the payments industry in 2016 and beyond.
  • Gives a detailed description of the stakeholders involved in a payment transaction, along with hardware and software providers.
  • Offers diagrams and infographics explaining how card transactions are processed and which players are involved in each step.
  • Provides charts on our latest forecasts, key company growth, survey results, and more.
  • Analyzes the alternative technologies, including blockchain, which could further disrupt the ecosystem.

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          Blockchain : Innovation et régulation, une équation impossible ?   
La blockchain, c'est l'histoire d'un protocole… Au-delà d'une technologie, c'est le phénomène 2016, qui continue en 2017 ! Certains parlent de « l'ubérisation d'Uber », d'autres d'un « tsunami technologique ». Si la machine est en marche, se pose désormai
          Le système d'exploitation de la blockchain EOS dévoile sa distribution de jetons d'une durée d'un an   
GEORGE TOWN, Îles Caïmans, 22 juin 2017 -- EOS, le premier système d'exploitation de blockchain conçu pour prendre en charge les applications commerciales décentralisées, a dévoilé aujourd'hui quelques nouveaux détails sur sa distribution de jetons numéri
          Blockchain Startup ChromaWay to Launch ‘Hybrid Database’ Product   

Swedish blockchain startup ChromaWay has announced a new distributed database product called Postchain. Revealed today at the Money2020 Europe in Copenhagen, ChromaWay positioned the new technology as one that would combine the benefits of an SQL database, while adding elements of blockchain technology. While that may sound antithetical to its past blockchain work, ChromaWay CEO Henrik […]

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          ZenGold, the Yellow Metal Backed Cryptotokens on Metaverse Blockchain   

The term gold standard in the monetary system is long gone, but the new-age cryptocurrencies with no historical connection to physical assets are increasingly working on creating a new gold standard in virtual space. ZenGold is one such cryptocurrency platform that is involved in the creation of gold backed smart assets. Built on the recently […]

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          Europe’s Second Largest Port Launches Blockchain Logistics Pilot   

The second largest port in Europe by container capacity is now running a pilot blockchain project focused on logistics automation. Belgium-based Port of Antwerp has announced that it is looking to use the tech to automate and streamline the terminal’s container logistics operations. The test is being conducted in conjunction with a blockchain startup called T-Mining. The goal, […]

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          How central banks intend to fight CryptoCurrencies   
https://smaulgld.com/central-banks-fight-cryptocurrencies/ As cryptocurrencies, which trade outside the banking system, attract more capital, governments and central banks are devising ways to try and stop and or control their rise. In “Cryptocurrencies Fiat Killers or Strengtheners” we noted how some Ethereum projects aim to make blockchain assets spendable through the banking system via connecting them to Visa […]
          黑客要哭了,新勒索病毒爆发一分钱都没捞着   

昨天,新勒索病毒Petya全面爆发。乌克兰政府及银行重要机构、俄罗斯国家石油公司、知名广告公司WPP以及全球其它一些大型企业均受到了攻击。

此次攻击仍然采取索要赎金的形式,即黑客利用恶意软件对用户的文件、硬盘进行加密,导致电脑完全不可用,然后再要求受害用户支付比特币,黑客拿到钱后再给受害用户提供解密文件的密码。

根据比特币初创公司Blockchain.info提供的信息显示,目前为止共有36笔交易总金额9000美元打给了黑客的比特币接收地址

然而尴尬的是,黑客向所有受害者提供的是同一个电子邮箱帐号,而提供这一邮箱服务的德国公司Posteo早早地封杀了黑客提供的邮箱帐号

这就导致受害者无法向此邮箱地址发送比特币钱包ID和密码信息,黑客同样无法进入邮箱获取赎金

一句话:竹篮打水一场空。

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          #8: Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain   
Mastering Bitcoin
Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain
Andreas M. Antonopoulos
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Publication Date: July 6 2017

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          Comentario en OneCoin es un fraude por Virhh   
Ay que vas a perder todo tu dinero.. me temo.. lo siento Estoy real Ente preocupado por lo que pasa con la inteligencia de la gente. De verdad alguien se cree que onecoin mecoin y toda esa mierda es real?? No me lo puedo creer.. Algo hemos hecho mal los que nos interesa el mundo blockchain y su potencial.. Creo que falta mucha educacion pero hay que empezar por el principio. Preocuparos por buestro dinero porque lo vais a perder todo sin duda!! Despues llorareis y algunos nos gusta avisaros.. es nuestra obligacion El blockchain es algo que va mucho mas alla de bitcoin es una tecnologia que puede ser revolucionaria. Puede!!! Nadie te va a prometer ningun tipo de crecimiento asegurado ni que tengas referidos ni ninguna cosa de esas que os venden.. Por favor solo hay que buscar y leer entender estudiar.. cuando entendais alguna cosa, y solamente cuando entendais alguna cosa i vertir vuestro dinero.. o os vais a arruinar en muuuy poco tiempo.. Lo siento pero es muy triste
          Associate, Systems Developer - Prudential - Roseland, NJ   
AngularJS, MongoDB, blockchain, Google Analytics, heatmapping tools, etc.). Working knowledge of API development, MongoDB or similar NoSQL database, and/or...
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          Corporate Governance and Blockchains *    
<span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle">Abstract</div>Blockchains represent a novel application of cryptography and information technology to age-old problems of financial record-keeping, and they may lead to far-reaching changes in corporate governance. Many major players in the financial industry have began to invest in this new technology, and stock exchanges have proposed using blockchains as a new method for trading corporate equities and tracking their ownership. This essay evaluates the potential implications of these changes for managers, institutional investors, small shareholders, auditors, and other parties involved in corporate governance. The lower cost, greater liquidity, more accurate record-keeping, and transparency of ownership offered by blockchains may significantly upend the balance of power among these cohorts.</span>
          Ethereum Soars 30%, Tops $300 After WEF Blockchain Report   

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 28, 2017 12:50 PM

Mike Novogratz said yesterday that he would be adding if Ether dropped near $200, and as it did overnight, a bid appeared and helped by positive comments in a World Economic Forum whitepaper on “realizing the potential of blockchain,” Ethereum has exploded higher, topping [...]

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          Illinois Is Venezuela & The Solution Is Cryptocurrency   

zerohedge.com / Authored op-ed by Ken Kurson via The Observer / Jun 28, 2017 12:23 PM

The reason I’m so much fun at parties is that my idea of a good time is to lecture everyone on cryptocurrency. I can pretty much talk bitcoin and blockchain with Hamiltonian fervor all night.

Ever since I [...]

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          The Crypto Consortium certifications for professionals   

@Efi wrote:

Does anybody have an opinion on the certifications of the non-profit https://cryptoconsortium.org/about

The Board of Directors is heavy-weight:
The following people work to set the direction of C4 and the standards against which cryptocurrency professionals are measured:
Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas is the author of Mastering Bitcoin, CTO of Third Key Solutions and a prolific Bitcoin speaker. Andreas has briefed governmental bodies about Bitcoin and served as a champion to Bitcoin since he was introduced to the technology.

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik is the inventor of the Ethereum Project, a next-generation cryptocurrency designed with advanced programmability and customization in mind. Vitalik is an editor for Bitcoin Magazine and a contributor to Bitcoin Core. He has been invited to speak internationally on topics including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and information theory.

Joshua McDougall

Joshua's dedication to the legal support industry has afforded him the opportunity to spread cryptocurrency understanding to top law firms in Canada. He is also a co-founder of Coindroids, a role playing game played entirely within cryptocurrency blockchains.

Pamela Morgan

Pamela is an attorney, entrepreneur, and educator. She is CEO and founder of Third Key Solutions and founder and attorney at Empowered Law PLLC. She advises numerous organizations in the Bitcoin, blockchain, and education spaces and regularly speaks at events around the world on topics including law, education, entrepreneurship.

Michael Perklin

Michael is Head of Security and Investigative Services at Ledger Labs Inc., a blockchain consulting firm operating out of Toronto, Canada. Michael is also board member of The Bitcoin Foundation and a founding member and director of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC) where he had the opportunity to brief the Canadian Senate about the investigative impacts of Bitcoin technology. Michael has been invited to speak internationally on topics including digital forensics, information security, and Bitcoin security.

Faculty of Advisors
The following people use their industry experience and knowledge to help ensure C4 exams are accurate measures of cryptocurrency knowledge:

Gerald Cotten, CEO of QuadrigaCX Bitcoin Exchange
Steve Dakh, author of KryptoKit and RushWallet
Charles Hoskinson, Director of the Bitcoin Education Project
Richard Kiss, author of pycoin
Jonathan Mohan, organizer of BitcoinNYC
Piotr Piasecki, Chief Scientist at Provable Inc.
Jamie Robinson, CEO of QuickBT
Jason Rumney, Director, Intelletec
Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer
Ethan Wilding, Ledger Labs

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          Welcome to the DIM Ecosystem Initial Coin Offering, the Future of Equity on the Blockchain   

@Precious wrote:

The DIM Ecosystem is an evolution in cryptocurrency, it offers financial products and
services that allow the user to engage in a multitude of digital interactions.
The DIM Ecosystem will allow individuals and businesses to conduct state-of-the-art
encrypted transactions, send, receive, trade, manage company shares and assets in
online wallets. This will enable crypto stock trading and equity tokenization, on
computers, mobile devices or via password-encrypted paper certificates.
DIMCOIN will host a Pre-ICO (Initial Coin Offering) starting on the 1st of July, 2017 at
12:00 CET until the 15th of July at 23:59 CET. The ICO will start on the 16th of July at
00:00 CET until the 27th of August at 23:59 CET. Each 100 DIMCOIN purchased during
the ICO will receive 1 DIM TOKEN. A total of 1.74 billion DIMCOIN, including the bonuses
and the 10 million DIM TOKEN that will be allocated for purchase by investors during the
ICO.
The DIM TOKEN gives investors holding more than 50 DIM TOKEN some unique and
exclusive benefits within the DIM Ecosystem, which are voting rights and a percentage of
fees. The DIM TOKEN are an opportunity to earn lifetime recurring income based on
transactions.
Phase 1 (Pre-ICO) starts with a 30% BONUS, resulting in 1$ = 100 DIMCOIN ($ 0.01 per 1
DIMCOIN) + 30 DIMCOIN BONUS + 1 DIM TOKEN. The ICO bonus will decrease until the
end of the DIM TOKEN sale. Once the first funding goal of $10 million has been reached,
there will be a dynamic price offer of $0.02 up to $0.12 per DIMCOIN. After $30 million
has been reached, the price offer will be locked at $0.12 until all allocated coins have
been purchased. The DIMCOIN will be listed and traded on major cryptocurrency
exchanges around the world, starting in the 4th Quarter of 2017.
DIMCOIN is built using NEM blockchain technology, which offers a unique two-tier
design using node reputation, spam protection, and incentivised infrastructure through
supernodes, all to ensure transparent and secure online trading and transactions. With
NEM as a foundation, DIMCOIN will revolutionise the industry of financial services and
deliver a state-of-the-art ecosystem platform for assets and services.
Learn more about DIMCOIN and subscribe for updates on: www.dimcoin.io
DIMCOIN. Tomorrow. Today.


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          Results of our experiment Steemit is a nice interest graph intersection for me - both Fintech/Blockchain and Media   

@BernardLunn wrote:

Daily Fintech is on Steemit and we will publish results of our experiment.

For beginners to Steemit, there are many resources.

My first post is this one but copied to Steemit. If you are on Steemit, please go there and send it some up vote love.

If that gets a knee jerk reaction of “yet another work from home scam” that was also my initial knee jerk. But I also remember my knee jerk reactions to email, social media, e-commerce.

So as I started to hear more about Steemit, my interest grew and I decided to give it a try - to run an experiment.

I don't tend to jump in at the earliest stage. In Crossing the Chasm terminology, I am an Early Adopter "visionary", not an Innovator "techie" and I only jump in when I think there is a chance that it will move across the chasm to the Early Majority.

For example I started using email in 1994, LinkedIn in 2005 and Twitter in 2007. In each case they were a) easy to get started with and b) had a practical benefit for me. So that combination is what I was looking for from Steemit.

First, easy. The on-boarding experience was standard two factor authentication. I assumed I would then start publishing. Then I was told that my application was “awaiting approval”.

I was not the first to find this seemingly manual process step strange as this conversational thread on Steemit shows. I have copied some of the comments below:

“I am not sure the issue but its frustrating me. If i recommend it to someone and they cant sign up? Its not building hype but changing peoples minds about joining.

You will need to do the secret hand shake first.

Seems like it depends on the country. I have been getting friends to join from around the world and some get approved in a few days, while others are still waiting over a week later…

I feel like there are better ways to trap spam accounts though. Like, what is it that they're doing in that 48 hours? Is somebody manually checking these? All I can assume is that if they are querying some of the services available to see if the account has been used for spam purposes... but I doubt they're doing that manually or that's going to be a huge issue as they try to scale the site.
I'd definitely be interested to know what the technical reason is for the delay.”

Reading that I was thinking “well that experiment ended badly pretty quickly”, but when I got back to my email a few hours later, the approval was there.

So I still want to know why they have this approval process and whether it will get in the way of growth, but for now I just assume this is a pragmatic entrepreneurial “do things that don’t scale” that is life-stage appropriate. More importantly my experiment can continue.

So I am interested in the practical benefit question of whether one can make real money as a content creator on Steemit. In Social Media 1.0, the content creators got paid in attention not cash - think Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. If Steemit is Social Media 2.0, where content creators got paid in meaningful cash that is a big deal.

I have been a bear on the donations method of micropayment as the way for content creators getting paid. Putting up a Patreon button is easy enough, but donations is not an interesting model IMO. Why should somebody donate to a stranger? If I was a starving child in Africa, the charitable instinct kicks in. But Daily Fintech content is specialised and niche and not a charity case. So my theory says Patreon should not work but if I want to run a scientific experiment I should really run Patreon and Steemit side by side. Without the charity use case, there has to be a cut bono argument. There has to be a reason why somebody will pay.

The reason I think Steemit might work is my experience on a forum like Hacker News. (I say “might” because this is an experiment and this is only a hypothesis) Community curation works on Hacker News. It consistently surfaces interesting content. Getting rewarded in Karma points is cool. As I see Steemit, it is like getting Karma points that I can convert to cash.

Preconceptions from the Fintech/Blockchain realm.
So that is how I see it from a Media POV. Steemit is also interesting from a Fintech/Blockchain POV ie the sort of thing we write about on Daily Fintech.

After my experiment, I will know more. At this time I have some preconceptions:

Bitshares. The founder of Steemit had earlier founded Bitshares, which failed. This can lead to two conclusions:

Whatever he touches fails, so Steemit will fail.
If he learned from Bitshares he is a tried and tested entrepreneur who may make it second time around.

I incline to 2. I have seen many ventures that were simply too early. I think Bitshares was like that. At some point we may see something like Bitshares go mainstream and then Bitshares will be honoured with a footnote in history.

Its Complicated.

You can read about 3 currency units here (key points copied below):

Steem:
Steem are the units that are bought and sold for actual money on the open markets. You can trade them as you would bitcoins or a company’s stock.
But you don’t want to hold on to these for too long because more Steem Units are created every single day. If you hold onto Steem Units for a long time, they will become diluted and lose value.
Steem Power:
Owning Steem Power Units is essentially like making a long term investment in the currency because you can’t sell Steem Power Units for 2 years. But there are a lot of good reasons to have Steem Power.
By keeping your currency as Steem Power Units, you will be able to make considerably more money in the long run because you essentially have ownership in the network. As the network grows, so will your piece of the pie.
And you’ll be heavily rewarded along the way. The way things are set up now, 90% of the new Steem Currency that is generated every single day is distributed to the people who already hold Steem Power Units in the form of additional Steem Units. (The other 10% goes to content creators and curators).
Half of the pay you receive for your content will be in Steem Power Units.
Also, the more Steem Power Units you have, the more your curation vote will count. You will have more influence on the site and you will also get paid more for upvoting other people’s work. (When you upvote someone’s work, they will get paid more as well.)
Steem Power Units also play one final and very important role. They prevent massive price swings and volatility on the open markets. Because everyone is locked in for 2 years, we can’t all sell our currency all at once if the market starts to dip, which would crash the price were it to happen.
Steem Dollars:
Steem Dollars are the third and final form of the currency and never get diluted or lose their value. They are designed to be a stable currency that you can sell at any time. When you create popular content, 50% of your pay will be in Steem Dollars.
And you’ll be rewarded for holding Steem dollars too. It’s not nearly as much as the rewards for holding Steem Power. But because it still keeps the currency in the network, holding Steem Dollars pays 10% interest.
When you earn Steem Dollars for creating content, you have three choices:
1) You can convert the Steem Dollars to Steem and sell it immediately on the open market for real money, essentially cashing out.
2) You can hold the Steem Dollars, which keeps the money in the network and pays you 10% interest. You can sell them at any time. If you think the value will go up and want to sell at some point in the near future, this is your best option.
3) You can exchange your Steem Dollars for Steem Power. If you want to invest in the future of the currency and reap the biggest rewards, this is the way to do it.

My knee jerk reaction, that is too complex and sounds a tad scammy, just give me some cash. So let me run the experiment and see what happens. I do not have a policy on these currency units going into the experiment.

Is it really Blockchain?
The jaded journalist in me sees a classic HypeWord1+HypeWord2 in Steemit as in SocialMedia+Blockchain. Adding Blockchain to anything is a classic hype gambit as in IOT+Blockchain (21) or SupplyChainFinance+Blockchain (Hive) or Adtech+Blockchain (BAT). Some of these ventures maybe real but the concatenation of hype words sounds my hype alarm. The question remains, how does Blockchain really enable Steemit. I don’t know but will suspend disbelief till I find out.

My first post is this one but copied to Steemit. If you are on Steemit, please go there and send it some up vote love.

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          Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework ITO ICO Self Regulatory Code of Conduct   

@BernardLunn wrote:

Reuben Bramanathan has already done the hard work of creating a Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework.

The Framework has been prepared in collaboration with Coin Center, Union Square Ventures and Consensys. It is open source and free to use.

Reuben is a Blockchain Lawyer and Product Counsel @coinbase. Thanks Reuben and those who sponsored and backed it.

It is open source, so I have reproduced it below. It is a huge step forward in the mission of creating a Self Regulatory Code of Conduct for ITO ICO.

A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens
A blockchain token is a digital token created on a blockchain as part of a decentralized software
protocol.
There are many different types of blockchain tokens, each with varying characteristics and uses. Some blockchain tokens, like Bitcoin, function as a digital currency. Others can represent a right to tangible assets like gold or real estate.
Blockchain tokens can also be used in new protocols and networks to create distributed applications. These tokens are sometimes also referred to as App Coins or Protocol Tokens. These types of tokens represent the next phase of innovation in blockchain technology, and the potential for new types of business models that are decentralized - for example, cloud computing without Amazon, social networks without Facebook, or online marketplaces without eBay.
However, there are a number of difficult legal questions surrounding blockchain tokens. For example, some tokens, depending on their features, may be subject to US federal or state securities laws. This would mean, among other things, that it is illegal to offer them for sale to US residents except by registration or exemption. Similar rules apply in many other countries.
The Framework focuses on US federal securities law because these laws pose the biggest risk for crowdsales of blockchain tokens. In many jurisdictions, there may also be issues under anti-money laundering laws and general consumer protection laws, as well as specific laws depending on what the token actually does.
This document is a general guide for developers and users of tokens.
Part 1 is designed to estimate how likely a particular token is to be a security under US federal securities law.
Part 2 sets out some best practices for crowdsales.
Part 3 is a detailed securities law analysis by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
As more fully set forth in the component parts of this document, the document does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on by any person. Developers and users should consult their own counsel in connection with their initiatives in this area.
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You should not rely on this Framework as legal advice. It is designed for general informational purposes only, as a guide to certain of the conceptual considerations associated with the narrow issues it addresses. You should seek advice from your own counsel, who is familiar with the particular facts and circumstances of what you intend and can give you tailored advice. This Framework is provided “as is” with no representations, warranties or obligations to update, although we reserve the right to modify or change this Framework from time to time. No attorney-client relationship or privilege is created, nor is this intended to be attorney advertising in any jurisdiction.
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          My take on the Bancor ICO ITO   

@BernardLunn wrote:

Some things remain the same no matter the technology. In ye olde world of Wall Street, some IPOs are hyped. The value is irrelevant, you just play the momentum game. Some ICOs are also like that. Bancor seems like that.

Some IPOs seem to fail and then deliver massive value. Think Facebook.

The Bancor ICO feels like 1999 at hyper speed - you thought those days were fast moving, ha!

As an investor you can play both IPOs and ICOs the same way. You can either play the momentum game. Its all about sentiment, what the company actually does is irrelevant (it just needs to have a plausible story). Plenty of people play that game very well. The other way, which I prefer, is to wait till some time after the IPO or ICO or ITO to see what happens. That is is the whole point of liquidity; you choose when to jump in. If there is no liquidity - if the proposition is "send the money right now, its your last chance" - it is probably a scam.

Will Bangor actually provide liquidity without any counterparty risk? If so they have huge value. If not, this will be footnote in the history of Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto.

In short, wait and see.

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          Jurisdictional bakeoff for ITOs Estonia vs Delaware   

@BernardLunn wrote:

Let’s say you are a digital entrepreneur in Ulan Bator with a game-changing product/idea. Your location precludes traditional VC. You are not interested in your home market (Mongolia), your product is global. Where do you register your company? In ye olden days, the answer would have been restricted to setting up in Mongolia. Now as you think globally and you think about raising money via an ITO, you have choices. The two most forward looking in this space are Estonia and Delaware. I deliberately used the example of an entrepreneur in Ulan Bator to eliminate home country bias. If you are in America, you have a home bias to Delaware. If in Europe, you have a home bias to Estonia.

There are other jurisdictions – UK, Switzerland, Malta in Europe and Singapore in Asia come to mind.

Delaware has great strength in traditional equity and is forward-looking on Blockchain. Estonia is a leader in e-residency and as the home of Skype in its early days has decentralization in its DNA.

Who has experience to share on these two jurisdictions? Or other jurisdictions that have a lot to offer in ITOs?

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          Bancor - project to build complete liquidity for ANY cryptocurrency   

@Eddy wrote:

Hey all,

I was introducing this project to Bernard & Efi, and they recommend I post it here to see what the community thinks:

I've kept it under 3 minutes reading time. (this is about as complex & game changing as ETH itself, so 3 minutes to explain it all is something of a feat)


You ever find it weird how fast blockchain tech is growing, yet how little most of the world knows about it?

We’ve got projects working on decentralizing the computing power behind the whole internet, making it possible to create governments where every citizen’s vote on every issue can be counted, enabling IoT devices that can make their own transactions (like your autonomous car paying for it’s own charge at a charging station), and changing the way the global financial system works on almost all facets… yet bring up blockchain with anyone you meet in the ‘regular’ world, and they’ll almost always have almost no idea what you’re talking about.

Blockchain is, in the regular world, an unknown and unused technology.

Bancor’s grand goal is to change that.

How?

Well we’ve got a theory that, if one could make cryptocurrencies so easy to create and so fully liquid that they could represent any store of value at all, it would ignite the ‘long-tail’ of cryptocurrencies the same way youtube ignited the long tail of video… any currency, no matter how small (from company ‘shares’, to concert tickets, to personal tokens, city currencies, small-business tokens, tokens of ownership & identity, time-share tokens… etc. etc.), could be part of the global financial system.

This would fundamentally change the way the global financial system works.

In the words of Bernard Liaetar, co-architect of the Euro, "Bancor creates liquidity and allows for automatic price discovery without requiring a counterparty, which is a breakthrough”. The reason is, kinda like how our inefficient solar panels only capture a small fraction of the total potential energy the sun gives the earth, the current financial system commoditizes only a small fraction of the potential value that humanity can create and exchange.

Here’s how it works: Bancor is an open-sourced protocol that enables anyone to create a new type of cryptocurrency called a smart token, which can hold (and trade) other cryptocurrencies in reserve. It's money that holds money.

A smart token serves as its own market maker, discovers its own price, and buys/sells smart tokens & reserve currencies on its own, thereby removing the need for a second party in cryptocurrency trades. In other words, every smart token and reserve currency is immediately and permanently exchangeable for any other currency on the Bancor network (which can potentially include all cryptocurrencies in existence) without needing to find the acceptance of exchanges (and their fees).

I**t's already up and running in live beta here at app.bancor.network with >3000 users,** where we're distributing real, tradable, ERC20 tokens for our bounty program. You can deep dive on exactly how it works in the Bancor Whitepaper (https://bancor.network/whitepaper/en). We’ve also caught the attention of sites like Coindesk, Econotimes, & ETHNews, and won awards like best public blockchain at CoinAgenda. You can see all that stuff here, by the way :slight_smile:

And on June 12 at 10:00 GMT, we'll be launching our crowdsale & creating the Bancor Network Token, the first fully functional smart token which will serve as the default reserve token for every other smart token on the Bancor network (which is what will make every currency on the network inter-tradable).

If creating the democratization of money & enabling the long tail of user-generated currencies with this sounds like your cup of tea, I'd love to hear what you think of Bancor and its upcoming BNT crowdsale.

-Eddy

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          Mini Series - The Future of the Risk Markets   

@KarmaCoverage wrote:

This is a first segment in a four part mini series about "The Future of the Risk Markets", touching on...

  • Complexity and Resilence in the Risk Markets
  • Peer-to-Peer in the Risk Markets
  • Blockchain in the Risk Markets
  • Potential impacts in the Risk Markets

Please feel free to poke holes, ask questions, or simply discuss the concepts.

Edit:
* https://banknxt.com/60988/01-complexity-resilience-risk-markets/
* http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/complexity-and-resilience-in-the-risk-markets/

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          Security & D-Wave systems   

@Jonathan wrote:

From my comment on Linedin ref "Blockchain For The Automotive" (IoT) Your thought please:
Hmmm Daily Fintech I am intuitively not convinced, thinking what would a new cyber Dirac's thoughts be with D-wave probabilities - indeterminacy ref block-chain. I accept my thinking is more Faraday than Maxwell. I keep banging the drum re cyber security : The writing was on the wall when the game of Go resulted in mortals losing whilst the algo was playing the game to learn. I doubt many institutions / corporate groups access to D-Wave systems , Cyber security professionals would not have even considered access when algo v algo will not be about mortal intervention. Fintech Insurtech ? who will use a company that cannot defend its client from algo cyber attacks so named "thought leader" cyber consultants with few exceptions are echo chambers salesmen on conference rounds who have not considered the clear & present danger
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cyber-security-clear-present-dangers-peter-alexander-denega
Geordie Rose presentation from some time ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqN_2jDVbOU
What say you about D-Wave Eli ?

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          Why Everybody Cares About The Blockchain   
The blockchain is a key part of the system that underlies recordkeeping and transactions for Bitcoin, the virtual currency. But there are much bigger opportunities ahead for this decentralized recordkeeping system. In a session called “Why Everybody Cares About the Blockchain” at the inaugural Techonomy Policy conference earlier this month, panelists emphasized repeatedly that the database holds tremendous promise for an array of uses in banking, conflict tracking, and voting, among other things. It was a wide-ranging discussion, reflecting the vast possibilities proponents see for this contemporary technology. "Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had one universal ledger that we could use for everything and that was accessible to everybody?" said Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center. "Well, that is what the blockchain is. It’s a decentralized and open ledger."
          Comment on The Basics of Blockchain Technology by iAngels Newsflash Webinar - The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush - iAngels   
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          Bitcoin Mining Pool platform GBMiners secures funds in Series A   
Claiming to be India’s first Bitcoin mining pool platform, GBMiners, has today announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in its Series A round of funding from Amit Bhardwaj’s Amaze Mining & Blockchain Research Ltd (AMBRL). The company has said that the newly raised funding will be used to add support for mining of more […]
          Banks test blockchain tool for HQLA collateral transfers   
HQLAx, a tech firm founded by former UBS executive Guido Stroemer, is involved in the project
          Is Blockchain Disrupting The Way Startups Raise Funds?   
With the plethora of current ICOs, blockchain might be emerging as a powerful way for startups to raise funds in the near future.
          10 reasons 2017 is going to be the year of AR management automation   

2017 is the year of big changes. The healthcare industry is waking up to the benefits of blockchain technology, interoperable systems and value based payments. And most importantly of automating operational and financial processes to cut back on costs and increase efficiency.

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          Sleep Conductor | App Prototype for IDEO CoLAB Makeathon 2016   

In March 2016, I participated in the IDEO CoLAB Makeathon 2016, an all-day workshop where we went through the IDEO design process to envision future applications for blockchain and Internet of Things technology. This article outlines my experience at the Makeathon, and the Sleep Conductor App Prototype our mighty team …

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          Silicon Valley Accelerator 500 Startups Isn’t Backing ICOs – Yet   

Long known for backing exciting early-stage investments, the absence of 500 Startups from the nascent market for blockchain-based initial coin offerings (ICOs) is notable. An early investor in bitcoin entrepreneurs, 500 Startups backed both ChangeCoin, which was acquired by Airbnb, and Gyft, which later sold to First Data. Yet, even as investors that frequently back similar startups – including […]

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          Soldi Online - Blockchain: per i bitcoin è fondamentale (sayhem)   
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          Reply to Meetup à Toulouse : « Bitcoin, Ethereum et cryptocurrencies » on Wed, 04 May 2016 22:06:59 GMT   

On mange un bout, on boit bière et on parle de crypto : Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain… et si vous n’y connaissez rien, vous aurez droit à une solide introduction. Où ? – La Part des Anges, 17 Rue de Toul à Toulouse Quand ? – Jeudi 5 mai 2016 à 20H00. Source: Bitcoin.fr


          Comment on What would a disruptive bank look like? by jackgavigan   
<blockquote>The books industry and music industry were massively disrupted without Amazon needing to publish every book, or Apple iTunes needing to hire bands and recording studios. </blockquote>I would say that Amazon disrupted bookstores, not publishers. Apple disrupted record stores, not record companies. Both those companies created distribution platforms that stand head and shoulders above the competition. If you look at the left hand side of my diagram, you'll see a section tagged Marketplace - that's the financial equivalent of the App Store or iTunes, where third parties can offer financial products through the disruptive bank's distribution channel. <blockquote>Key, however, is a bank partner willing to let you push the boundaries.</blockquote>There are two problems with building on someone else's platform. First, you inherit their platform's limitations. Second, you're reliant on their willingness to continue the partnership. At any point, they could replicate your offering and terminate the partnership. Both <a href="http://www.inc.com/jim-belosic/a-lesson-learned-the-hard-way-building-a-house-on-rented-land-is-a-mistake.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/10/developers-in-denial-the-seesmic-case-study/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a> have done this in the past - they let third-party developers innovate on their platforms and, when the successful application use cases became clear, they focused on those areas and dispensed with the competition by pulling the rug out from under large parts of the eco-system. <blockquote>The reason no one wants to build a digital pure play bank... </blockquote>Here in the UK, there are at least two companies looking to do exactly that: <a href="https://www.atombank.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Atom</a> and <a href="http://starlingbank.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Starling</a>. <blockquote>..end to end is that banking has become an amalgam of lots of complex systems and processes, many of which are independent silos and unrelated. To fix this you need to deconstruct these silos into discreet services ans optimize them.</blockquote>Or, as my old boss at Morgan Stanley used to say, "Reduce the incremental cost per trade to as close to zero as possible, and pump up the volume!" It's entirely possible to optimize most processes in banking to the point where they can be automated, and processed in real-time but I believe that anyone who tries to do so on top of a legacy technology infrastructure is handicapping themselves from the outset by building on shaky foundations. <blockquote>It seems you’re looking for a digital version of Chase or BofA powered by Bitcoin and the blockchain.</blockquote>Absolutely not! In fact, <a href="https://jackgavigan.com/2013/04/11/bitcoin-part-1-the-flaws/" title="Bitcoin Part 1 – The Flaws" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">I'm quite the Bitcoin skeptic</a>! I've spent most of my career working in capital markets (i.e. trading) technology, where fully automated, real-time processing is common, and technology is so critical that the lines between "the Business" and "IT" are often blurred. I've then had the opportunity to apply that same approach in a retail and commercial banking context (FX and international payments), and the result was a real eye-opener. My expectation is that, sooner or later, someone's going to do the same for the rest of the banking stack. I don't think the incumbents are best-positioned to do it because (a) they have their legacy platforms and businesses to distract them, and (b) they don't view technology as an integral and critical part of what they do, or as a means of gaining a strategic competitive advantage. Incidentally, the latter factor is the reason I don't expect Atom - who are outsourcing all their technology - will be a disruptive bank. Outsourcing makes it impossible to achieve synthesis between the business and technology. <em>That</em>, in my opinion, is why you need to build the full stack. In fact, I expect that the disruptive bank will look more like a tech company than a bank as we know it today.
          IBM, Intel, Cisco und Linux Foundation schaffen Blockchain-Alternative   
Beteiligt sind auch Deutsche Börse und London Stock Exchange sowie Banken wie JP Morgan. Die Peer-to-peer-Technik soll teure und ineffiziente Systeme für die Kontenabstimmung bei Finanzdienstleistern überflüssig machen. Sie könnte auch eine Basis fürs Internet der Dinge sein.
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          Port of Antwerp trials blockchain   

The Port of Antwerp is running a pilot blockchain project focused on logistics automation. The test, which aims to automate and streamline operations at the port, is being conducted with blockchain startup, T-Mining. The port stated in a release that moving containers from point to point often involves more than 30 different parties, including carriers, […]


          New course: Microsoft Blockchain as a Service   
Ever wondered if Microsoft has a blockchain solution? Wonder no more, and find out how it works by taking this new class at Microsoft Virtual Academy. You’ll learn: Distributed ledgers, the core blockchain concept; Smart contracts and how they’re used by blockchain; Details about application design for decentralized blockchain applications; How to implement DevOps for...
          Ethics in Autonomous Corporations, Investments in Human Community, and the Strategic Value of Social Media: Three Good Twitter Conversations This Week   
Last weekend I started what I’d like to make a regular series of blog posts rounding up some of the most interesting conversations I was fortunate enough to have over the previous week on Twitter. Here’s last week’s about blockchain, news algorithms, and people discovery. Above: thinker @LAPrice, CMX community summit founder David Spinks, and marketer Dave Ewart. […]
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Ehsan Karim is a statistics Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia. His current research interest is in the methods that deal with time-dependent confounding in longitudinal observational studies. Additionally, he is interested in software implementation of methods related to causal inference. He has been a user of R for more than 15 years, and has more than 5 years of experience in teaching various statistical software packages.

Building Interactive Graphs with ggplot2 and Shiny


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Christophe Ladroue has many years of experience in machine learning and statistics. Most of his work has been focused on developing tools for the analysis of biological data, from genetics to physiology, and his scientific publications span from medical journals to pure statistics. He has used and has been teaching R and ggplot2 for a few years and he occasionally posts related articles on his personal blog: http://chrisladroue.com/blog/

Learning Data with R Mining


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As the world continues to generate more and more data at a faster pace, the demand for data mining - generating new information by examining large databases - is growing rapidly as well. R is one of the top tools for data mining, and although data mining is a very broad topic, this course will get you up to speed with the mathematical basics. Once you've got that, you'll be able to directly apply your knowledge to working to solve real-world problems with R.

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Romeo Kienzler is a Chief Data Scientist at the IBM Watson IoT Division. In his role, he is involved in international data mining and data science projects to ensure that clients get the most out of their data. He works as an Associate Professor for data mining at a Swiss University and his current research focus is on cloud-scale data mining using open source technologies including R, ApacheSpark, SystemML, ApacheFlink, and DeepLearning4J. He also contributes to various open source projects. Additionally, he is currently writing a chapter on Hyperledger for a book on Blockchain technologies.

R: Data Analysis and Visualization Book


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This enormous book will take you on a complete journey with the R programming language and its many applications to data analysis. Over five connected modules, you'll dive into statistical reasoning, graphing with R, data mining, the quantitative finance concepts of R, and its machine learning capabilities. Across these lessons, you'll have a fully-fledged, nuanced understanding of the many professional applications of R.

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Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, it has published over 3,000 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done–whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

R: Unleash Machine Learning Techniques Book


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Machine learning is one of the most important new frontiers in technology, and the R programming language is one of the best ways to optimize machine learning to solve a diverse range of challenges. Starting with a refresher in R, and then delving into real world problems, this course introduces you to an exciting new way to glean information and answer questions with R.

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Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, it has published over 3,000 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done–whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

Data Visualization: Representing Information on Modern Web Book


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One of the most important things any good data science expert or analyst must know how to do is creative intelligent visualizations. Through this book, you'll learn how to effectively design and present large amounts of data to demonstrate key insights. You'll learn how to visualize with HTML5, JavaScript, and D3, three of the top technologies for creating interactive visualizations on the web.

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Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, it has published over 3,000 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done–whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

          Contractenrecht anno 2025: gaat blockchain de juridische wereld veranderen?   
Blockchain-technologie lijkt een belangrijke driver van juridische innovatie te gaan worden. Diverse (semi-)publiekrechtelijke partijen zoals de KNB en de KvK hebben interesse.
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          T-Mining Pilot Project on Container Handling in Antwerp Port   
T-Mining is currently working on a pilot project that will make container handling in the port of Antwerp more efficient and secure. Using blockchain technology, processes that involve several parties – carriers, terminals, forwarders, hauliers, drivers, shippers etc.
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Since the moment of Bitcoin’s appearance, I started some kind of a heavy research about the people involved with it and what the top entrepreneurs can say something regarding the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

A number of very notable and remarkable quotes from powerful global business entrepreneurs aware of their opinions that is related to blockchain technology, virtual currencies, cryptocurrencies, digital currencies and free payment systems.

Bill Gates, the Founder of Microsoft

"In the future, financial transactions will be digital, universal and almost free."

Ben Bernanke, Ex-Chairman of Federal Reserve

"Virtual currencies may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system."

Sir Richard Branson, the Founder of Virgin

"It feels strange to think of a world without cash, no more coins or notes to find down the back of the sofa, but it appears that's the way things are heading."

One vital note is to take after sort of speak money trail. As one may have observe the investment of Venture Capital with these digital technologies and currencies which increased from just two million in 2012 to one billion in 2015.

Up to this date, no less than eleven top investment banks distinguished is R3 which is an industry wide corporation of forty-two (42) investment banks which are interested in these technologies. In no particular order, the banks are BMO Financial Group, Barclays, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank, Credit Suisse, Natixis, HSBC, Scotland’s Royal Bank, UBS, TD Bank, Wells Fargo and UniCredit.

There are also other banking titans like CITI Banks, Bank of America and many other not tagged here which are being tangled in this technology.

Most of the common everyday person have either not heard of this, no form of idea or not really interested to learn anything about this concept, and I am pretty sure of it.

To those people who takes even a little bit of their time research or learn this subject, you may end up asking yourself if it is worth it to spending time for. But my answer to you is a big YES!

I am very much interested to conduct a discussion on this concept especially on the process of capitalizing this...


          Reactie op Stemapp gebruiken voor burgerparticipatie mag wel door Jan Meijsen   
Het artikel geeft niet helemaal waar wat is besproken en/of het standpunt van de gemeenten is. Natuurlijk wisten de gemeenten voor het gesprek met de minister dat er ultiem een wetswijziging nodig is om uiteindelijk digitaal stemmen naast (analoog) stemmen te kunnen introduceren. Dat vraagt echter actie van het ministerie en finaal besluitvorming door 2e en 1e kamer. Dat is een traject wat serieus onderzocht kan worden met in achtname van alle aspecten van verkiezingsprocedure. De gemeenten onderschrijven de cyberrisico's maar zijn van mening, itt wat geschreven, dat zij binnen de pilot deze risico's kunnen nihileren o.a. op basis van blockchain technologie en open source. Nu op basis van de afspraak lokaal maar met een hogere ambitie. Kortom de ontwikkeling gaat dus door anticiperend op alle aspecten rondom kieswet en veiligheid, voorbereid op de toekomst en een innovatieve dienstverlenende overheid.
          Bitcoin’s Legal Status Around the World – The Merkle   
When bitcoin was created in 2009, it was supposed to act as a peer-to-peer cash system, but it has taken on a different form. To earn bitcoin, a person has to act as a miner, which involves them using their computer’s energy to maintain the blockchain. Bitcoin would therefore act as the reward for this computing power.
          Blockchain bitcoin wallet start-up raises $40 million from Google, billionaire Richard Branson   
Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet start-up, has raised $40 million led by venture capital firm Lakestar, Google's investment arm GV, and billionaire Richard Branson, the company said on Thursday.
           Will Blockchain Help China Catch-up To India In The IT Market?    
In enterprise technology outsourcing market, India has been the dominant story in the last two decades. This has led to a flourishing IT services industry and a much smaller one...
           Gartner's Cool Vendors In Blockchain Platforms    
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Pick up any news article on blockchain and there is a fair chance that it is about how blockchain will revolutionize one industry or the other. The narrative goes somewhat like...
           Gartner's Cool Vendors in Blockchain Applications    
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اخیرا شرکت های مایکروسافت و اکسنچر (Accenture) نمونه اولیه ای از پروژه ی جدید خود را به پایان رساندند که بر پایه تکنولوژی Blockchain استوار بود، و هدف آن ایجاد هویت های دیجیتال برای ۱.۱ میلیارد نفر در سراسر زمین است که  شناسنامه رسمی ندارند و به همین دلیل از بسیاری از امکانات نمی توانند برخوردار باشند. در ادامه مطلب با وینفون همراه باشید.

به طور تقریبی یک ششم جمعیت جهان به دلیل نداشتن شناسنامه رسمی، نمی توانند در بسیاری از زمینه ها از جمله محافل اقتصادی، سیاسی، اجتماعی و دیگر موضوعات شرکت کنند. داشتن ...

نوشته مایکروسافت و اکسنچر در حال کار بر روی نمونه اولیه Blockchain در راستای امنیت بیشتر اولین بار در وینفون. پدیدار شد.


          Ether Rebounds As Price Rises Back Above $300 – CoinDesk   

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myBTCcoin The price of ether, the digital token that powers the ethereum blockchain, rebounded above $300 today. The cryptocurrency rose to as much as $329.43 during the session, up roughly 12.4% from the day’s opening, an increase of more than 20% in the last 24 hours, according to Coinmarketcap. After experiencing a sharp rally that […]

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          Daimler AG Issues €100 Million Corporate Bond in Blockchain Trial – CoinDesk   

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myBTCcoin German automaker Daimler AG has issued a corporate bond worth €100m as part of a blockchain pilot project. The carmaker announced the completed test today, working alongside Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), Germany’s largest state-backed wholesale banks group, to create a testbed for issuing the one-year corporate bond known as a Schuldschein. The test also included a trio of savings banks […]

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          Europe’s Second-Largest Port Launches Blockchain Logistics Pilot – CoinDesk   

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myBTCcoin The second-largest port in Europe by container capacity is now running a pilot blockchain project focused on logistics automation. Belgium-based Port of Antwerp has announced that it is looking to use the tech to automate and streamline the terminal’s container logistics operations. The test is being conducted in conjunction with a blockchain startup called T-Mining. The goal, […]

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          China’s Central Bank Vows to Push for Blockchain in Five-Year Plan   

from CoinDesk:

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is releasing new details about a forthcoming five-year development plan focused on its strategy for advancing technology use in the country’s domestic financial industry.

According to the announcement by the central bank, the PBoC intends to actively push forward the development of new technologies such as [...]

          Comment on Blockchain: The Next Mortgage Industry Shake-Up? by Frank Ramirez   
Truth is the impact is much much greater that what is stated here. Using Ethereum powered smart contracts ( Ethereum is a blockchain based programming platform) The whole process of approvals and signatures can be automated. That is a contract can be defined and offers extended to the internet under a services model that effectively makes all components of the process ( from open to close) open to be fulfilled by a global marketplace. This essentially means is the entire process is not only can be automated without human intervention, but that all the fulfillment costs will be completed upon - driving costs or as many see it their margins - down. This will take years to happen due to human inertia and resistance by vested interests whose profit results from the current inefficient process and methodology. However the genie is out of the bottle, and the wishes of RE owners to realize more value is the underlying economic driver. End-to-end automation from market offer to the final close based on a programmable, secure and immutable standards based accounting system is now available. * Property owners (sellers) can prove ownership and condition and publish a market offer. They can make product marketing materials part of the offer. * The offer/contract is published to the world market with verified value metrics that can be evaluated by autonomous digital agents working on behalf of one/more purchasers/investors. * The contract can then be fulfilled by anyone or a autonomous digital agent on their behalf based on the value metrics. * Sellers can automatically accept offer and purchaser qualification can be verified instantaneously * The entire transaction and registering of the tile transfer of title and funds with the appropriate agencies and institutions can be completed instantaneously. The transfer of the records will then become part of a public ledger and replicated in numerous locations. The decentralization and automation now possible will remake the entire industry. It will just take time for people to adapt.
          Blockchain, la tecnología que cambiará los negocios   

El libro más vendido en la sección de Economía y empresa de Amazon en junio de 2017 trata sobre Blockchain. Esta tecnología podría suponer una disrupción para sectores tan relevantes como el bancario y permitirá implementar sistemas de voto electrónico, cadenas de montaje y logística mediante smart contracts compartidos en una cadena de bloques. A

L'entrada Blockchain, la tecnología que cambiará los negocios ha aparegut primer a Eurecat.


          Potentially Promising Crypto-Startups to Watch (part-1)   
I have written about some of the innovative startups around the bitcoin blockchain technology in my previous post. In this post, I will be covering some of the startups related to Bitcoin and I will also be covering some alternative blockchains (alt-coins or alt-chains) to Bitcoin that are potentially promising. Syscoin Syscoin is one of the lesser known alternative blockchains out... Continue reading
          Inventing blockchain applications for the financial industry   
We combined our identity mapping technology with Axoni's software to create blockchain applications for the financial industry, using customer feedback every step of the way.
          IBM apuesta por el emprendimiento en el sector fintech.   
El Camino al futuro digital gracias al ecosistema blockchain Gracias al IBM Global Enterpreneur Program, una startup canadiense lidera el impulso del Blockchain con el desarrollo de multitud de aplicaciones. La startup canadiense Nuco, finalista del IBM SmartCamp organizado por el Programa de Impulso a Emprendedores de IBM, ha aprovechado el nuevo ecosistema IBM Blockchain…
          Bitcoin Engineer - Kid Koderz City Inc. - Toronto, ON   
KKC is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies, which includes Blockchain, drones, cognitive computing, AR / VR and other areas of interest....
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          NEM.io Foundation Unveils US$40 Million Global Expansion Plan – CoinJournal (blog)   
CoinJournal (blog) NEM.io Foundation Unveils US$40 Million Global Expansion PlanCoinJournal (blog)The NEM.io Foundation, the creator of the NEM blockchain platform, has planned to spend US$40 million in the year to come to fuel global expansion.NEM Foundation Opens First Blockchain Center in Malaysia …Finance Magnatesall 4 news articles »
          HRIntelligencer 1.05   
This week: Why robotic automation is stumbling, How Blockchains Could Transform AI, Why Do So Few People Major in Computer Science?, Auditing Black-Box Predictive Models, When AI Botches Your Medical Diagnosis, Will Robots Take My Job?, and how Google’s AlphaGo DeepMind works.
          HRExaminer v8.25   
Colin Kingsbury discusses how the influence of goals is overlooked when shaping company culture. Read, You Can’t Build a Good Culture Without Clear Goals.


Maren Hogan dismantles some of the myths and legends that surround using artificial intelligence for recruiting and hiring. Read, Maren Hogan on Artificial Intelligence (AI).


In HRIntelligencer 1.04, John Sumser shares the Big Picture on algorithmic fallibility, HR’s view on Big Data, Lessons from the front lines of machine learning, 10 Common Natural Language Processing (NLP) Terms, The Strange Loop in Deep Learning, and the quote of the week.


On episode 126 of HR Tech Weekly: HRTech Investments from Textio, Entelo, and Talla, CareerBuilder sells most of its stock, ADP and FinancialForce, Microsoft and Accenture BlockChain ID’s, and Zenefits to pay $3.4 million in unpaid overtime.


John Sumser talks with Yvette Cameron. Yvette has over 30 years of experience in the HCM industry and is currently the SVP of Strategy & Corporate Development at SAP SuccessFactors. In previous HCM roles she worked at Gartner, SAP, Oracle, Saba, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards. Listen to Yvette Cameron on HRExaminer Radio - Executive Conversations.
          HR Tech Weekly: Episode #126: Stacey Harris and John Sumser   
This week: #HRTech Investments: Textio, Entelo, Talla, CareerBuilder sells most of its stock, ADP and FinancialForce, Microsoft and Accenture #BlockChain ID’s, and Zenefits to pay $3.4 million in unpaid overtime Article.
          Japan überholt China beim Bitcoin-Handel – Amis war lukrativstes Kryptoinvestment   

Entwickler von TimescaleDB haben die Daten von über 1.200 Kryptowährungen wie Bitcoin oder Ether ausgewertet. Demnach hat Japan China beim Handelsvolumen überholt und Amis war die lukrativste Währung.

Bitcoin: Japan dominiert beim Handelsvolumen

Nicht Bitcoin, Ethereum oder Ripple, sondern Amis und Yovi sind die lukrativsten Kryptowährungen der vergangenen Monate – zumindest, wenn man der Datenauswertung der Entwickler der Open-Source-Datenbank TimescaleDB glaubt. Die Datenfans haben die Kurse der über 1.200 Kryptowährungen genauer unter die Lupe genommen und eine interessante Auswertung vorgenommen. Beim Bitcoin-Handelsvolumen etwa hat Japan das zuletzt dominierende China überholt.

Bitcoin-Handelsvolumen 2017 nach Währungen. (Grafik: TimescaleDB)

2016 und Anfang 2017 waren laut der Datenauswertung wahre Boomzeiten für den Bitcoin-Handel in China. Der Handel der Kryptowährung mit chinesischen Yuan dominierte den Markt deutlich. Anfang dieses Jahres allerdings regulierte die chinesische Staatsbank den Handel mit Bitcoin und Co., im Februar wurden die beiden größten chinesischen Handelsplattformen für Kryptowährungen geschlossen. Das sorgte für einen Einbruch des Handelsvolumens.

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In Japan hingegen wurde Bitcoin im April als legale Währung anerkannt, was dem Handel mit Kryptowährungen in dem Land einen kräftigen Schub gab. Neben chinesischen Yuan und japanischen Yen sind US-Dollar und Euro die weiteren großen Währungen, in denen mit Bitcoin gehandelt wird. Ein interessantes Rechenbeispiel am Rande: Wer im Jahr 2010 beim Bitcoin-Start 100 US-Dollar in die Kryptowährung investiert hat, ist heute fünffacher Millionär.

Nicht Bitcoin, sondern Amis am lukrativsten

Dabei sind weder Bitcoin noch Ether/Ethereum (plus 300 Prozent seit Jahresbeginn) die lukrativsten Währungen, sondern die eher wenig bekannten Amis und Yovi. TimescaleDB hat die Kryptowährungen dabei nach den jeweils höchsten täglichen Kursgewinnen gelistet. In den vergangenen drei Monate konnte Amis die mit Abstand meisten Tagessiege in der Kategorie einfahren, gefolgt von Yovi. Das Ganze hat aber einen Haken: Nach den rasanten Kursgewinnen eines Tages brachen die Kurse bei Amis und Yovi am nächsten Tag wieder auf nahe Null ein.

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          Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users â Fred Ehrsam â Medium   
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          Primalbase: Shared workspace for the tokenized economy   

Cryptocurrencies and assets have been used to represent all sorts of commodities and assets. From fiat currencies to precious metals and company stocks, tokenization is gaining traction. Issuing assets and commodities on the blockchain is extremely easy and provides multiple advantages to holders who can easily transfer and exchange them. This concept, however, is being ...

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          SolarCoin: How Blockchain is Incentivizing a 5,000 Gigawatt Quest to Save the Planet   
A trip through the idyllic farmlands of Bavaria, in the south of Germany, is a testament to the enthusiasm here for solar energy, one of...
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          The bloke behind Star Fox is building a blockchain based casino. No, really   

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          La Banca Centrale Cinese punta su blockchain e Intelligenza artificiale   

La Banca Centrale della Repubblica Popolare Cinese ha annunciato un piano quinquennale per lo sviluppo di nuove tecnologie, in particolare la blockchain e l’intelligenza artificiale applicate all’industry finanziaria.   Nel quadro del piano è previsto inoltre il rafforzamento dell’attività di ricerca e sviluppo di nuove applicazioni fintech nel campo regolatorio, di nuovi soluzioni cloud e […]

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          [01.03.2017] Mit 40 Cent startet die digitale Bürgerenergiewende   
[01.03.2017] Mit 40 Cent startet die digitale Bürgerenergiewende Mieter sind von der Energiewende bislang ausgeschlossen. Mit dem Hybridstrommarkt, der Blockchain und den Assets der StromDAO ändert sich dies. Finanzielle Beteiligungen an Gemeinschaftsanlagen helfen dabei die Stromkosten - und somit die Wohnnebenkosten - zu senken. [[https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mit-40-cent-startete-die-zukunft-der-energiewende-thorsten-zoerner|Vollständiger Beitrag bei LinkedIN]]
          [26.02.2017] Smart Contract für Gemeinschaftsanlagen (Revenue Share) aktualisiert   
[26.02.2017] Smart Contract für Gemeinschaftsanlagen (Revenue Share) aktualisiert //Die entfernte Photovoltaikanlage zahlt die Stromkosten zu Hause// Für sogenannte SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle), wie sie bei Gemeinschaftsanlagen vorliegen, wurde der Blockchain Anteil aktualisiert. Der Smart Contract der ersten Anlage ist unter [[https://etherscan.io/token/0x7a3a8839dc717ce61ece9181a1cbc97dd1f082e8|0x7a3A8839DC717Ce61ecE9181a1CBc97dd1f082e8]] in der Ehtereum Blockchain. Der Smart Contract Code liegt [[https://github.com/energychain/stromdao-solidity/tree/master/assets/SpecialPurposeVehicle|auf Github]]. ==== Hintergrund ==== Die Einnahmen aus einer Erzeugungsanlage sollen entsprechend der Eigentumsanteile verteilt werden. Dies ist besonders bei Bürgergenossenschaften oder Multi-Investoren-Anlagen sinnvoll. Zusätzlich soll die Möglichkeit geschaffen werden, die Eigentumsanteile an einen Dritten weiterzugeben ==== Umsetzung ==== Das Smart Meter Orakel der Anlage liefert seine Daten an die Funktion //addTx()//. Die Einnahmen werden im Anschluss automatisch verteilt entsprechend der aktuellen Eigentümerstruktur. Für das Test-Szenario ist diese Struktur zunächst statisch und bezieht sich auf einzelne Stromkonten.
          [22.02.2017] Blockchain meets ERP-Backend - MT940 Kontoauszug   
[22.02.2017] Blockchain meets ERP-Backend - MT940 Kontoauszug Die ersten Zeilen Code für die automatische Unterstützung sogenannter "Message Type 940" Kontoauszüge sind fertiggestellt. Dabei handelt es sich um ein Nachrichten-Format, welches besonders bei der Einbindung von Konten in die Buchhaltung (Bsp: SAP) über entsprechende Schnittstellen, verwendet wird. Unter [[https://app.stromdao.de/blockchain/mt940/?a=0x277CB0DdA6746b5B87F8c817758344b3987850f6|Beispiel: MT940 aus Blockchain]] findet sich ein Beispiel-Export, welcher automatisiert aus der öffentlichen Ethereum Blockchain generiert wurde.
          [16.02.2017] Aktuelle Leistung der Stromkonten   
[16.02.2017] Aktuelle Leistung der Stromkonten Mit den [[https://stromdao.de/stromkonto|Stromkonten]] bietet die StromDAO die erste native Abrechnung von Verbrauchsmengen in der Blockchain an. Die hierbei aktuelle Leistung kann auf einer [[https://app.stromdao.de/investor/assets/stromkonto/managed|Infoseite]] nun in eingesehen werden. Spricht man mit Branchenexperten über die Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung in der Energiewende, so kommt die Sprache recht schnell auf die riesigen Datenmengen, die nun gehandelt werden müssen. Die StromDAO ist zwar bislang noch nicht groß, jedoch haben wir mit der Blockchain ein Instrument gefunden, wie wir die Datenmenge ideal aufbereiten und mit dem Datenstrom einhergehenden Kostenströme transaktionell absichern können. Im Bestand der verwalteten Konten finden sich zur Zeit sowohl konventionelle Stromzähler mit einer jährlichen Ablesung, als auch Smart-Meter, die ihre Werte alle 2 Sekunden übermitteln. Das sogenannte //Orakel// hat die Aufgabe diese Werte zu im Zweifel u interpolieren und in-sync mit den Abrechnungen zu bringen. Oberstes Ziel ist dabei im Stromkonto dem Anwender immer ein aktuelles Bild über seine Stromkosten oder Einspeiseerträge zu liefern. Aktuelle Leistung - W Einspricht etwa - Haushalte. function updateReading() { $.getJSON("https://app.stromdao.de/blockchain/managed.php",function(o) { var i=o.p; $('#haushalte').html(o.h); var interval = setInterval(function() { if(i>899) { clearInterval(interval); updateReading(); } i++; var delta=( Math.abs(o.w2-o.w1)*(i/900)); $('#watt').html(Math.round(o.w1+delta)); },1000); }); } jQuery(document).ready(function() {updateReading();});
          [12.02.2017] StromDAO bei BizzEnergy   
[12.02.2017] StromDAO bei BizzEnergy Auch [[http://bizzenergytoday.com/auf_dem_weg_zum_blockchain_versorger|bei Bizz Energy.]] berichtet man über die StromDAO. Quelle ist der Blockchaintag für die Energiewirtschaft in Berlin.
          [12.02.2017] Stromkonto für externe Webseiten (Versorger)   
[12.02.2017] Stromkonto für externe Webseiten (Versorger) Auf [[https://github.com/energychain/stromkonto|Github]] wurde soeben der Code zum Einbinden des [[https://stromdao.de/stromkonto|Stromkontos] der StromDAO auf externen Webseiten hochgeladen. Der Code zeigt, wie man in ein beliebiges Kundenportal durch wenig HTML Code und dem Laden einiger Javascripts eine direkte Anbindung der Stromkunden an die Stromrechnung in der Blockchain realisieren kann.
          [03.02.2017] Stromkonto - Vereinfachtes Setup der Blockchain Stromrechnung   
[03.02.2017] Stromkonto - Vereinfachtes Setup der Blockchain Stromrechnung Das [[http://stromdao.de/stromkonto|Stromkonto]] der StromDAO benötigt zur richtigen Funktion nur wenige Daten des Anwenders. Für die Dauer von maximal 60 Tagen können interessierte das Stromkonto nun direkt testen. Die Einrichtung erfolgt dabei unmittelbar online - beim Besuch der Webseite. Das Stromkonto verändert die Art, wie der Letztverbraucher seine Stromkosten zahlt. Anstelle über einen geschätzten Jahresverbrauch mühsam eine monatliche Abschlagszahlung zu ermitteln, sind beim Stromkonto die angefallenen Kosten unmittelbar sichtbar - und können auf Wunsch gezahlt werden. Verfügbar ist das Stromkonto bei unseren Partnern, oder für alle [[https://stromdao.de/tarif|Tarifkunden]] der StromDAO.
          StromDAO in Berlin angekommen   
StromDAO in Berlin angekommen Im Laufe konnte eine Postanschrift für die StromDAO in Berlin organisiert werden. Dank des Dienstleisters [[https://www.clevvermail.com/|Clevvermail]] gibt es jetzt einen Briefkasten in der Hauptstadt. Damit auch eine Telefonnummer unter der wir Montag bis Freitag 7:00 bis 22:00 Uhr erreichbar sind. Im [[https://stromdao.de/impressum|Impressum]] finden sich die jeweiligen Daten. ==== Briefkasten & Telefonnummer ==== Gerade in den letzten Wochen hat sich gezeigt, dass die Limited, welche den operativen Betrieb der StromDAO leitet auch handlungsfähig sein muss. Hierzu sind einige Grundlagen zu schaffen, die auch sonst jedes Unternehmen besitzt. Gut erreichbare Telefonnummer und eine Postanschrift gehören hier (noch) dazu. \n\nWichtig ist aber, dass wir "nahbar" sind. Man kann uns ansprechen und mit uns reden, das sind wir den Besitzer von Stimmrechten (Kunden) schuldig. ==== Botschaft an die Energiebranche ==== Ein Signal soll aber hier auch an die Branche ausgesendet werden. Als //Stromanbieter aus der Blockchain// haben wir zwar eine dünne Personaldecke, aber dennoch einen Service-Standard, welcher über dem Branchenschnitt liegt. Durch die Einbeziehung der Kunden in die Entwicklung der Produkte sowie den Abstimmungen bei der Umsetzung, können wir uns leisten, die Gesprächszeit mit der Community zur Weiterentwicklung und Bedarfsradar zu nutzen. \n\nFür das Anlegen der Rufnummer sind Kosten entstanden, die in Kürze auch in der [[https://app.stromdao.de/investor/ledger|Offenen Buchhaltung]] zu sehen sein werden.
          Blockchain für die Energiewelt   
Blockchain für die Energiewelt Die StromDAO wurde heute in Berlin beim Blockchaintag vorgestellt. Da der Vortrag unmittelbar im Umfeld einer Vertreterin von TheDAI stattgefunden hat, sollten einige Verbesserungrn auf der Webseite angefacht werden. - Wie läuft das Treuhandkonto und der Geschäftsbetrieb - Wo und wie kann ein Stimmrechtbesitzer mitgestalten? - Welcher Prozess wird für den DAO-Split verwendet? Die Seiten hierzu existieren bereits, sollten aber im Hinblick auf das Konstrukt der Zweckgesellschaft (Special Pupose Vehicle), untersucht werden. Bei der Break-Out Session kam zudem das Thema Monitoring der Blockchaintrades durch die Verteilnetzbetreiber zur Sprache.
          50.400 Tonnen CO2-Äquivalente erworben   
50.400 Tonnen CO2-Äquivalente erworben Das Zertifikat von FirstClimate ist eingetroffen, dass StromDAO nicht nur Blockchain und digital kann, sondern auch klimaneutral. Bleibt die Frage, wie es eigentlich mit der Stromversorgung im angemieteten Rechenzentrum aussieht. Zwar laufen dort zur Zeit nur 4 Server, jedoch sollten diese auch nachhaltig betrieben werden. Bei Hosteurope wurde bereits vor einer Wochr nachgefragt, jedoch ging bislang keine Antwort ein. Der Provider hatte sich [[http://www.energynet.de/2013/07/12/nachhaltigkeit-und-umweltschutz-durch-co2-neutrales-hosting/|laut energynet]] der GreenIT Initiative angeschlossen, seither finden sich keine weiteren Hinweise. Die Anbindung an die Blockchain erfolgt auf Cloudservern von Amazon, diese sind [[http://www.computerwoche.de/a/amazon-startet-data-center-in-frankfurt,3070100| laut Computerwoche]] frei von CO2 im Strombedarf.
          Andrei Macsin added a discussion to the group Analytic, Data Science and Big Data Jobs   
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          Futurology – Blockchain & Universal Basic Income   
The Futurology Team chats to Justin McCarthy, a director at Project UBU, a potentially game-changing startup that brings together Universal Basic Income (#UBI) and Blockchain technology. Project UBU asks you to “Imagine a world in which we can cater for the basic economic needs of everyone”. It’s a very very big idea whose time has come to see what’s possible and explores new and different ways of doing things. If you want to disrupt yourself, listen in to this show.
          Futurology – The Future of Fintech: Building on Blockchain   
The Futurology team chats to Strate CEO, Monica Singer, about how Strate is using Blockchain for the electronic settlement of financial instruments in South Africa (bonds, money markets, equities).
          Blockchain, Fintech et cryptomonnaies : nouvel horizon du monde de la finance ?   
By: fdecomite – CC BY 2.0 Par Hugo Gerlier. Serait-ce le nouvel eldorado de l’univers financier ? Durant les derniers mois voire la dernière année, la fintech a eu le vent en poupe. Ce (pour l’instant) petit monde des nouvelles technologies de la finance est florissant et la sphère de la blockchain, dominée par le fameux « Bitcoin » […]
          Blockchain outfit BlockPool opens accounts for South East Asian agriculture workers   
Provider of b2b blockchain solutions BlockPool, has today revealed a blockchain based solution set t...
          Le RDV Tech 183b - Comprendre la Blockchain   


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          5 startup che combattono le fake news   

La tecnologia blockchain, i sistemi di ranking utilizzati e l'integrazione tra mondo online e offline. Tutto quello che serve per certificare le notizie

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          Hcash ICO launches a new standard of value   

Hcash Blockchain announces ICO Public Offering LaunchMELBOURNE, Australia, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hcash has launched its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) on 28th June 2017, at 3:28PM (GMT+8) Beijing, China. Blockchain has grown tremendously in a short few years with a global market value of more than US$110 billion. About 90% of...



          Japonia va aplica tehnologia bitcoin la serviciile administrative on line   
Guvernul japonez va utiliza"blockchain", tehnologia ce stă în spatele monedei digitale bitcoin, pentru serviciile administrative on line pentru cetățeni și companii, cu scopul de a îmbunătăți securitatea și a reduce costurile, relatează agenția EFE.
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          NEM Foundation Bakal Membuka Pusat Rantaian Blok Di Kuala Lumpur   
NEM Foundation merupakan sebuah perbadanan kriptowang yang hadir dengan platform rantaian blok (blockchain) NEM yang mempunyai matawang kripto XEM yang merupakan matawang kripto yang keenam paling berharga di dalam dunia, dengan modal pasaran setinggi $1.5 bilion (RM 6.4 bilion). Pusat rantai blok ini akan digunakan sebagai sebuah pusat penyelidikan untuk matawang kripto dan juga pusat […]
          Daimler setzt auf die Blockchain: 100-Millionen-Euro-Projekt ist erst der Anfang   

Die Mercedes-Benz-Mutter Daimler experimentiert mit einem Projekt in der Blockchain und will damit tiefer in die Technologie einsteigen.

Daimler hat ein erstes Pilotprojekt mit der Blockchain gestartet. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg hat der Stuttgarter Konzern ein Schuldscheindarlehen mit einem Volumen von 100 Millionen Euro und einer Laufzeit von einem Jahr bei unterschiedlichen Kreissparkassen und der Landesbank platziert.

Die gesamte Transaktion von der Initiierung über die Platzierung, die Zuteilung, den Vertragsabschluss sowie die Zinszahlungs- und Rückzahlungsbestätigung wurde laut Daimler-Angaben komplett auf einer privaten Blockchain abgebildet. Der größte Vorteil an der Abwicklung über die Blockchain sei für die Projektverantwortlichen, dass alle Beteiligten zur selben Zeit die selben Informationen einsehen könnten.

Daimler: Blockchain-Projekt soll kein einmaliges Experiment bleiben

Das Projekt soll kein einmaliges Experiment bleiben. Laut Daimler-Angaben untersucht der Konzern in weiteren Projekten, wo sich die Blockchain sinnvoll einsetzen lässt. Außerdem wolle man Know-how für die Entwicklung neuer Geschäftsmodelle schaffen. Auch die Landesbank will weiter daran arbeiten, die Blockchain-Technologie produktiv nutzbar weiterzuentwickeln. Für die Bank vereinfacht die Blockchain vor allem manuelle Arbeitsschritte bei der Erstellung von Darlehensverträgen und bei der Prüfung von Zahlungseingängen.

Auch andere Autohersteller wie Toyota haben schon mit der Blockchain experimentiert. Beim japanischen Konzern liegt der Fokus aber vor allem auf der Mobilität der Zukunft und nicht im Finanzbereich. Zum Beispiel soll die Blockchain dabei helfen, selbstfahrende Autos besser steuern zu können.

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          Bitcoin-Technik Blockchain: Daimler und die LBBW proben für die Zukunft   
Der Autobauer und die Landesbank haben gemeinsam die neue Internet-Technik Blockchain getestet. Unternehmen aus allen Branchen setzen große Hoffnungen in die Verschlüsselungstechnologie.
          CFTC Acting Chairman Giancarlo looks to score an additional $31.5 million for 2018 budget    
By Brad Rosen, J.D.

Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo made a cogent and compelling case in support of a $281.5 million budget request and 739 full-time equivalents (FTE) for the CFTC’s fiscal year 2018 operations in testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies. This request, which was submitted in late May, was in contrast to the White House’s proposed FY 2018 budget which sought to keep spending at the FY 2017 level of $250 million and 703 FTE. Commissioner Sharon Bowen also supported the budget request but had reservations. Not surprisingly, Giancarlo received pushback from some of the subcommittee’s Republican members at the hearing.

Along with his prepared remarks, Giancarlo responded to his congressional questioners by demonstrating expertise, and a deep understanding of the complex issues at hand. In responding to a query from ranking member Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga), the acting chairman clearly articulated that the request for $31.5 million in additional funding was not a formulaic or arbitrary number but rather the result of a thorough and informed assessment of what the CFTC requires to execute its mission. In particular, Giancarlo identified three areas where the additional resources would be the directed that included: (1) ramping up the Office of the Chief Economist; (2) growing the Commission’s examination capabilities in connection with the burgeoning swap markets arena; and (3) implementing Fin Tech initiatives.

In response to a question from Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss) about allocating resources towards technology versus personnel, Giancarlo paraphrased hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, indicating that “the CFTC needs to skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is.” He added, “For too long the outlook at the Commission has been backward looking. Now it needs to forward looking,” and pointed to issues like high frequency trading, algorithmic trading, blockchain technology, and cybersecurity, all matters he noted were not even considered or addressed in the Dodd-Frank market reforms.

Attracting world class economists. In responding to Rep. Mark Pocan’s (D-Wis) questions about employee relations and attracting and retaining top personnel, Giancarlo stated that “the Office of the Chief Economist is severely under-resourced, and additional funding would enable the Commission to attract world class econometric thinkers.” “We are competing with Silicon Valley, and regulating a highly sophisticated and complex multi-trillion dollar market. We need very talented personnel,” he added.

Growing the Commission’s examination capabilities. The Commission is also requesting additional resources that would strengthen the Commission's examinations capability and enable it to keep pace with the explosive growth in the number and value of swaps cleared by designated clearing organizations (DCOs), pursuant to global regulatory reform implementation. Giancarlo indicated that there are currently 16 DCOs registered with the Commission, and that the notional value of the swap markets is estimated to be as high as $600 trillion. As the size and scope of DCOs has increased, so too has the complexity of the counterparty risk management oversight programs and liquidity risk management procedures of the DCOs under CFTC regulation here and abroad.

Fin Tech initiatives and keeping pace with advancing technology. “We must avoid being an analogue regulator, in a digital industry,” Giancarlo told the subcommittee. He pointed to a number of rapidly development innovations that present regulatory challenges including: (1) “big data” capabilities that enable sophisticated data analysis and interpretation; (2) artificial intelligence guiding highly dynamic trade execution; (3) “smart” contracts that value themselves and calculate payments in real-time; (4) behavioral biometrics that can detect and combat online fraud,; and (5) distributed ledger technology (more commonly known as blockchain), that may challenge the foundations to today’s financial market infrastructure.

Pushback. Subcommittee Vice Chairman David Valadao (R-Cal) expressed deep concerns whether any increase in funding would boost funding for Fin Tech initiatives rather than going to pay for increased salaries for Commission staff, who he claimed are able to bring a labor actions due to “loopholes” in labor law applicable to federal employment. He further contended that any increase in funding will simply encourage the status quo. Other Republican committee members expressed concerns with various aspects of the CFTC’s regulatory framework as a reason to avoid boosting the agency’s funding level.

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan) expressed concerns with applicable supplemental leverage ratio requirements which adversely impact farmers, ranchers, and small market participants. Similarly, Chairman Robert Aderholt took issue with proposals to lower threshold amounts in connection with the swap dealer de minimis rules.

Giancarlo was sympathetic to these concerns and underscored his commitment to take a fresh look at all of the Commission’s regulations to assure that they are sensible and being applied sensibly, and repeated a familiar sentiment of his: “The U.S. derivatives markets should be neither the most regulated nor the least regulated of the world—but the best regulated.” Whether the acting chairman will receive the additional funding to assist in scoring this goal remains to be seen. He may be on thin ice.
          Electronics Giant LG is Testing R3’s Distributed Ledger Software   

LG CNS, an IT subsidiary of Korean electronics giant LG Corporation, has announced it is increasing its focus on blockchain technology. Local media sources reported this week that LG CNS is working on a blockchain-based finance platform, built using R3’s distributed ledger software Corda – a system they chose due to the selective data disclosure and […]

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          Electronics Giant LG is Testing R3’s Distributed Ledger Software   

LG CNS, an IT subsidiary of Korean electronics giant LG Corporation, has announced it is increasing its focus on blockchain technology. Local media sources reported this week that LG CNS is working on a blockchain-based finance platform, built using R3’s distributed ledger software Corda – a system they chose due to the selective data disclosure and […]

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          Gambling Protocol Developer DAO.Casino Launches a Token Sale Today   

Share with: DAO.Casino, a project developing a blockchain-powered protocol that any online casinoRead more ... source: TheBitcoinNews Advertise on the Bitcoin News

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          World Economic Forum Publishes Blockchain Governance Taxonomy   

The World Economic Forum has published a detailed white paper arguing that blockchain stakeholders should organize in a way that would dwarf even the largest consortia. Released today, “Realizing the Potential of Blockchain” proposes that a new distributed network of “ecosystems” should emerge to maximize the impact of the distributed ledger technology across three areas: […]

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          Ericsson launches Blockchain Data Integrity for GE's Predix platform   
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          Plan PTC :: Re: WildlifePtc   
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          Blockchain Architect - Golang, Java, Blockchain   
OH-Cleveland, If you are a Blockchain Architect with experience, please read on! What You Will Be Doing Help develop blockchain product specs. Design and build the back-end blockchain functionality for our online/mobile applications. Apply blockchain security technologies (beyond the world of fin-tech and crypto-currency). Leverage experience with and knowledge of specific blockchain platforms, including Hyperl
          A CFA Test in a Fintech World?   
What the CFA test would look like in the land of robos, report shows how blockchain can revolutionize client onboarding, and HoyleCohen merges with Libbie Agran.
          Bitcoin-Technik Blockchain: Daimler und die LBBW proben für die Zukunft   
Der Autobauer und die Landesbank haben gemeinsam die neue Internet-Technik Blockchain getestet. Unternehmen aus allen Branchen setzen große Hoffnungen in die Verschlüsselungstechnologie.
          Global Debt Registry Develops Blockchain-Based Proof Of Concept For Online Lending   

Loan data specialist Global Debt Registry has completed a proof-of-concept that utilizes the blockchain to provide investors in the online lending space with an immutable audit trail and a single source of core loan data. 

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          Mobile payment: a che punto siamo?   

Nel 2016, anche grazie ad alcuni interventi legislativi a livello europeo e nazionale, il Mobile Remote Payment ha raggiunto la cifra di oltre 600 milioni di euro, aumentando la quota di mercato di un +61% rispetto all’anno precedente. Cresciuti i pagamenti di bollette e bollettini, arrivati a sfiorare la quota di oltre 115 milioni di euro, erogati solo tramite Mobile Wallet non considerando in questa cifra ad esempio tutti gli altri pagamenti da Mobile Banking. Questo è il quadro che emerge dall’analisi dal report dell’Osservatorio  & Commerce della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano.

I pagamenti innovativi hanno superato i 30 miliardi di euro, sostenuti dalla crescita dei pagamenti con tecnologia contactless: 7 miliardi di euro con un aumento di +700% e pagamenti mobile che raggiungono la cifra di 3,9 miliardi di euro registrando una crescita del 63%.

Raddoppiati i pagamenti da cellulare legati ai trasporti come i biglietti del bus, pagamento delle soste, taxi e car/bike sharing, che raggiungono i 90 milioni di euro segnalando una crescita del 97%. In particolare, grazie allo sviluppo e diffusione dell’offerta di questi nuovi servizi, nel 2016 sono stati acquistati oltre 8 milioni di biglietti, pagate quasi 7 milioni di soste e oltre 10 milioni di corse di car sharing attraverso metodi di pagamento digitali.

Anche il settore del trasporto attraverso taxi rappresenta una quota di mercato pari quasi a 4,5 milioni di euro pagati attraverso dispositivi mobile come smartphone e tablet. E’ pur vero che i servizi di Mobile Remote Payment hanno un valore medio della transazione molto basso, ma evidenziano una frequenza di utilizzo sempre più alta e interessante da parte degli utenti. Indubbiamente più che l’impatto in termini di fatturato in questo caso andrebbe posta l’attenzione sul merito di riuscire ad abbattere progressivamente le barriere all’utilizzo del cellulare per i pagamenti di questo tipo da parte degli utenti e a fare da traino anche agli altri servizi di Mobile Payment & Commerce.

IL MERCATO

Cresce l’interesse verso il Mobile Payment & Commerce a livello globale: ma se il mobile remote commerce è ormai consolidato, il mobile proximity payment deve ancora esprimere appieno il suo potenziale. Il mercato non è dunque saturo e esisterebbero, anzi, spazi di espansione in questo ambito molto ampi. Ciò è testimoniato da quanto sta avvenendo a livello internazionale attraverso il lancio dei servizi di Mobile Payment. Produttori di telefoni come ad esempio Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi o fornitori di sistemi operativi (Android e Microsoft) ed alcuni operatori telefonici come Vodafone confermano la volontà di entrare nel mercato dei pagamenti sia di prossimità che a distanza. Questa volontà è confermata dal lancio delle offerte legate ai Mobile Wallet in quei Paesi dove sono già presenti con proprie soluzioni; in questo contesto gli attori maggiormente attivi risultano essere Apple e Samsung, che hanno già lanciato l’offerta in ben 13 Paesi a testa, seguiti da Android che ha raggiunto al momento almeno 9 Paesi. Nel mese di gennaio 2017 erano 22 i Paesi in cui era presente almeno uno dei servizi dei 7 attori sopra citati di cui 11 con un solo un servizio attivo (Brasile, Corea del Sud, Francia, Irlanda, Italia, Malesia, Olanda, Porto Rico, Svizzera, Tailandia, UEA), 5 paesi con due tipologie di servizi (Canada, Giappone, Hong Kong, Nuova Zelanda, Russia) e 6 paesi con almeno 3 servizi attivati (Australia, Cina, Singapore, Spagna, UK, USA). Ancora pochi quelli che hanno integrato servizi aggiuntivi alla fase di pagamento, come ad esempio il couponing o le carte fedeltà.

IN ITALIA 

Secondo lo studio del PoliMi si stima che, a livello globale, nei prossimi tre anni la frequenza di utilizzo dei dispositivi mobili aumenterà ulteriormente per arrivare nel 2019 al raddoppio delle le transazioni attraverso Mobile Remote Payment. L’evoluzione, lo sviluppo e la crescita del settore passerà attraverso l’utilizzo dello smartphone sempre più quale strumento di accettazione: a fine 2016 si stimava fossero circa 85.000 le unità di Mobile POS, per una crescita del 21% rispetto all’anno precedente.

In aumento anche il transato che ha raggiunto gli 800 milioni di euro (+75% rispetto al 2015), a dimostrazione del fatto che gli utenti che lo hanno provato ne sono rimasti soddisfatti.

Anche in Italia, analizzando i dati dello scorso anno, si registrano nel settore digital payment segnali incoraggianti: da un lato, finalmente gli esercenti italiani hanno iniziato a mostrare maggior interesse ad accettare i pagamenti con il cellulare e dall’altro i consumatori appaiono sempre più incuriositi dalle opportunità offerte. 

I pagamenti digitali con carta in Italia nel 2016 sono cresciuti del 9%,raggiungendo i 190 miliardi di euro, pari al 24% dei consumi delle famiglie italiane. Crescita riconducibile ai New Digital Payment ovvero modalità più innovative di pagamento digitale, come eCommerce, ePayment, Mobile Payment & Commerce, Contactless Payment, Mobile POS, che complessivamente hanno superato i 30 miliardi di euro (+46% rispetto al 2015) e valgono ormai il 16% del totale dei pagamenti digitali con carta, mentre nel 2015 rappresentavano appena il 12%. Con gli attuali andamenti del mercato si stima che nel 2019 supereranno la cifra di 100 miliardi di euro.

Fonte: Osservatorio Mobile Payment & Commerce della School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Marzo 2017

Il 2016 è stato l’anno in cui a fare da promotori nella direzione dei pagamenti innovativi sono stati gli esercenti. Secondo il rapporto, infatti, su 68 Top Retailer italiani oltre il 44% ha indicato come prioritaria per il 2017 l’innovazione dei sistemi di pagamento. I grandi esercenti italiani, in particolare nel campo della ristorazione, si sono messi in gioco in due modi: da un lato integrando alcuni sistemi di pagamento all’interno delle loro app e dall’altro accettando i pagamenti offerti da altri attori.

GLI SVILUPPI ATTESI

L’analisi di 378 startup e lo studio del contesto internazionale hanno permesso di individuare cinque direzioni di innovazione che potranno rivoluzionare i pagamenti nei prossimi anni e con le quali il Mobile Payment si dovrà confrontare:

  • Mobile Wallet: lo smartphone può arricchire l’esperienza di acquisto degli utenti in un punto vendita integrando il pagamento anche ad altri servizi. Sono state individuate 97 startup che si muovono in questa direzione.
  • Geo-localizzazione: lo smartphone dotato di sistemi di localizzazione può aiutare a capire chi sia l’individuo che si trova in negozio e abilitarne il pagamento. Nel corso del 2016 Google ha lanciato e dismesso un servizio denominato “Payments hands free”, che attraverso la geo-localizzazione consentiva di pagare senza dover estrarre il cellulare dalla tasca. Altro esperimento interessante quello di Amazon Go, un negozio fisico in cui il pagamento avviene tramite l’account Amazon dell’utente senza cassa e senza code, utilizzando il telefono per identificare l’utente entrato in negozio;
  • Biometria: l’attivazione dei pagamenti può essere abilitata da varie tecnologie biometriche quali lettura dell’iride, lettura dell’impronta digitale, riconoscimento facciale, e lo smartphone può diventare un valido strumento di riconoscimento. Nel 2016 Mastercard ha sperimentato il selfie payment con riconoscimento facciale tramite la videocamera del cellulare o del PC; dal 2014 Apple Pay utilizza l’impronta digitale sostitutiva del PIN per confermare il pagamento tramite Mobile;

La biometria – osserva Alessandro Bottalico, Head of Channels Integration and Mobile Payments di Banca Mediolanum – rappresenta il fattore abilitante di alcune caratteristiche fondamentali per una user Experience realmente efficace. Il servizio offerto deve infatti essere innanzitutto facile, e la biometria permette di non dover ricordare codici segreti. Deve poi essere veloce, ed è sufficiente appoggiare il dito sul telefono o semplicemente guardarlo per confermare la propria identità e autorizzare le disposizioni. E dev’essere infine sicuro, e la lettura dell’iride o dell’impronta digitale risponde a questo requisito perché elementi biologici unici e impossibili da rubare”.

  • Criptovalute e blockchain: le monete virtuali possono aprire nuove opportunità grazie alle tecnologie blockchain che possono garantire tracciabilità, trasparenza e immutabilità delle transazioni;
  • Internet of Things: l’attivazione del pagamento può avvenire direttamente dagli oggetti, escludendo la necessità di utilizzare lo smartphone. Barclaycard nel Regno Unito consente di pagare tramite wearable; Mastercard, Samsung e Eataly hanno annunciato il pagamento dal frigorifero smart in Italia; Amazon sta lavorando sul Dash Button per attivare l’acquisto direttamente da un pulsante; i produttori di automobili stanno integrando i pagamenti dei parcheggi direttamente dal sistema operativo dell’auto.

Leggendo l’ultimo rapporto sulla situazione del Mobile Payment verrebbe da dire che siamo solo all’inizio.

Via Tech Economy
          เตรียมใช้งาน Blockchain ในไทย ธปท. รับอีกสามบริษัททดสอบระบบ: โอนเงินข้ามประเทศ, ยืนยันตัวตนด้วยม่านตา   

ธนาคารแห่งประเทศไทยประกาศรับอีกสามบริษัทเข้าทดสอบนวัตกรรมทางการเงิน (regulatory sandbox) โดยมีสองบริษัทเป็นผู้ให้บริการโอนเงินระหว่างประเทศด้วยเทคโนโลยี blockchain ทั้งการโอนภาคธุรกิจและการโอนเงินระหว่างเอกชน

อีกหนึ่งที่ได้รับอนุญาตพร้อมกับคือการยืนยันตัวตนด้วยม่านตาแทนที่การใช้ชื่อผู้ใช้และรหัสผ่าน

ตอนนี้มีบริษัทร่วมโครงการ regulatory sandbox แล้วสี่บริษัท โดยบริษัทแรกที่ได้เข้าโครงการไปเมื่อเดือนพฤษภาคมที่ผ่านมาคือ KBTG ของธนาคารกสิกรไทย

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          Columbia Business School’s 6th Annual Digital Finance Summit on Fintech, Mobile Payments, and Blockchain   
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:00

NEW YORK— Columbia Business School’s 6th Annual Digital Finance Summit on June 8 and 9 will provide an opportunity to engage with and hear from over 70 experts in fintech, mobile payments, blockchain, investing, regulation, and startups.

Organized by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), the two-day summit will examine disruptive effects and implementation of mobile payments, digital financial services, and cryptocurrencies in emerging and developed markets.

Speakers will include:


          En entreprise, la blockchain sera privée ou ne sera pas   
Beaucoup de promesses, mais peu de résultats pour le moment. Non, il n'est pas (encore) question du nouveau président de la République (laissons-lui quelques semaines), mais de la blockchain. Cette technologie présente un fort potentiel, mais que peuvent en faire concrètement les entreprises?
          На blockchain $2,581 Расходимся нас наебали ))))))))))   

На blockchain $2,581 Расходимся нас наебали ))))))))))


          Wipro set to secure manufacturing processes with blockchain system   
Global information technology company Wipro is developing manufacturing applications that are built upon a blockchain and targeted at 3D printer systems. A chain of blocks? Speaking to ... - Source: 3dprintingindustry.com
          Blockchain: op zoek naar de schat. Met Chris Huls – Rabobank Nederland   

Chris Huls studeerde af bij Rabobank Nederland en werd direct hun Blockchain Specialist. Wat moet een traditionele bank met technologie die haar volledig overbodig kan maken?

Het bericht Blockchain: op zoek naar de schat. Met Chris Huls – Rabobank Nederland verscheen eerst op Thesis One.


          Blockchain: op zoek naar de Schat. Wat zijn ICO’s?   

Ronald Mulder en Lykle de Vries proberen het fenomeen van ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) te ontrafelen. Recent werden de BAT, de IOTA, de Bancor en de Civic tokens gelanceerd. Zijn het nou crowdfunding acties (snel geld verdienen) of tokens met een functie?

Het bericht Blockchain: op zoek naar de Schat. Wat zijn ICO’s? verscheen eerst op Thesis One.


          Времена первых   
Сооснователь Cubios Илья Осипов о том, стоит ли браться за проекты на новых рынках — например, блокчейне.
          Создатели нового вируса-вымогателя заработали четыре биткоина за сутки   
Хакеры, организовавшие массовую атаку на компьютеры по всему миру, за сутки получили от жертв почти четыре биткоина, или чуть больше $10 тысяч. Об этом свидетельствуют данные их счёта на платформе Blockchain.
          На вирусе-вымогателе Petya за два дня заработали 10 тысяч долларов    

Новости

На кошелек биткоинов создателей вируса совершили переводы 45 раз, и на момент написания заметки в нем было 3,99 биткоина. Поскольку цена биткоина сейчас составляет около 2574 доллара, хакеры сумели заработать 10,3 тысячи долларов.

Petya атаковал больше всего компьютеров на Украине и в России. Он выводил на экраны компьютеров требование перевести 300 долларов в биткоинах. Из-за вируса пострадали компьютерные системы украинского правительства, аэропорта «Борисполь», «Укрпочты», «Укртелекома», министерства инфраструктуры и банковских структур.

В России вирус атаковал компьютеры «Роснефти», «Башнефти» и банка «Хоум Кредит». Об атаках сообщали также во Франции и в Великобритании. 

Жертвы этого вируса не смогут вернуть свои файлы после заражения, рассказали в «Лаборатории Касперского». «Исследователи "Лаборатории Касперского" проанализировали ту часть кода зловреда, которая связана с шифрованием файлов, и выяснили, что после того, как диск зашифрован, у создателей вируса уже нет возможности расшифровать его обратно», — цитирует «Лабораторию» агентство «Россия сегодня».

Для расшифровки файлов нужен уникальный идентификатор конкретной установки вируса, объяснили в компании. В других версиях вируса он был, но в этой — нет.  


          Comment on Bitcoin Anonymity by dEBRUYNE   
Monero will, just like Zcash, hide amounts (or value of all transactions on the blockchain) as well. See the paper "Ring Confidential Transactions for Monero": https://lab.getmonero.org/pubs/MRL-0005.pdf Currently it hides sender and recipient already with a combination of stealth addresses to achieve unlinkability and ring signatures to achieve untraceability. Furthermore, in the foreseeable future it will integrate I2P to hide IP/metadata as well.
          ¿Cuánto han ganado en dos días los creadores del virus extorsionador Petya?   
Preview El portal Blockchain precisa la suma que los autores del ciberataque han logrado ganar en dos días.
          A popular cryptocurrency could be using more than a country's worth of electricity   

genesis enigma ethereum mining etherGenesis Mining

Thus far, 2017 has proven to be a notable year for cryptocurrencies — and not just the one most everyone’s familiar with.

While Bitcoin has been on a continuous upward trend, it’s major competitor Ether is following close behind. Despite last week’s flash crash and Sunday’s "fake news" market value drop, the price of Ether is back up, opening today (Wednesday) at $282.44.

That’s up by more than 13% since markets closed on Tuesday, and it’s continually going up.

Aside from an increase in market value, Ethereum’s price per coin is also up. It’s reached $300, which is a substantial jump from an initial value of $10 at the beginning of 2017. This is making Ethereum a more attractive option for amateur miners than Bitcoin.

Therefore, there’s been a surge in Ether mining from homes, using just computer graphics cards to pump new Ether units while at the same time securing the Ethereum blockchain — the public ledger of transactions that makes it all possible.

Real-time index from cryptocurrency analysis site Digiconomist’s founder Alex de Vries shows that Ethereum mining is powered by an amount of electricity equivalent to that consumed by a small country. All those household computers turned into Ether miners each have blockchain transactions consuming at least, if not more than, 45 kWh of electricity. According to de Vries, the entire Ethereum network could be consuming as much as 4.2 Terawatt-hours (tWh) — which is only a little bit more than what’s consumed by the Middle Eastern island of Cyprus.

Still, the methodology behind de Vries index isn’t totally exact, and since blockchain is decentralized, it would be next to impossible to truly ascertain just how much electricity these home-based Ether mining operations are consuming. The estimates do indicate, however, just how energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining has the potential to be.

genesis ether enigma mining ethereumGenesis Mining

One major reason for this is the power-hungry graphics cards involved. It’s ironic that mining cryptocurrencies in order to maintain blockchains — which are perhaps the most efficient and secure information ledgers we have — is a process that’s not particularly efficient.

This may not be the case for long, though. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum has plans to move away from its existing energy-intensive mining algorithms.

Instead of operating on a Proof of Work model, it’s building a hybrid one that incorporates Proof of Stake. Simply put, this new protocol could allow an Ether holder to mine just by having their computers connected, Vries explained to Motherboard. In a full Proof of Stake algorithm, "energy consumption would become negligible," he added.

Until then, mining for Ether will continue to demand huge amounts of electricity and computing power. Plus, as the price for Ether units continue to increase (with the market value of Ether following with it) more and more miners will be mining for it.

Ultimately, they could wind up consuming as much electricity as the price of Ether could support. The question is, is this energy and computing power for digital currency worth it? For the time being it seems that it is, if the growing number of miners are any indication.

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          Hong Kong-based openANX announced its success in the token sale   
...is built on the Ethereum blockchain and will utilize decentralized exchange protocols to allow cost-effective trading with reduced credit risk. By combining an open-source, decentralized matching engine alongside collateral-backed asset gateways, the openANX platform greatly improves consumer protection ...

          Qtum Unveils World's First Proof-of-Stake Smart Contracts Platform   
(MENAFN Editorial) SINGAPORE, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Qtum Foundationannounced the launch of Sparknet, thepublic test of its innovative blockchain platform, combining cr...
          Жертви сьогоднішнього вірусу-здирника Petya.A поки заплатили хакерам 3,9 BTC≈ $ 8500   

      На скріншотах з екранів заражених ПК можна побачити адресу гаманця, на який творці вірусу-шифрувальника вимагають вислати викуп за дешифрування файлів в розмірі $ 300. Інформація про перекази є відкритою, отже можна досить легко оцінити ефективність подібного шкідливого «майнінга».
...
          Nat Sakimura: 本日19時~:セミナー「ブロックチェーンは本当に利用価値があるのか?」ーリアルなFintechを語ろう   

以前もtwitterなどでは告知していましたが、OpenID BizDay #9 として、「ブロックチェーンは本当に利用価値があるのか?」と題してセミナーをやります。御茶ノ水のソラシティで19時からです。

講師は、「FinTech革命」[1]のブロックチェーン解説などでお馴染みの、近畿大学教授・山崎重一郎氏、このセミナーのために今朝緊急帰国され、エクストリーム登壇[2]される、世界初のBlockchain専門の学術ジャーナル「Ledger」誌のエディタ・松尾真一郎氏、そしてOpenIDファウンデーション・ジャパン代表理事の楠正憲氏のお三方という超豪華陣容。わたくしは、素人代表として僭越ながらモデレータを務めさせていただきます[3]

構成は、まず山崎先生からブロックチェーンについて、Fintech的な観点から解説していただいてレベル合わせをし、その後松尾先生にブロックチェーンの暗号研究者から見た課題と応用の方向性について、アメリカでの最新の情報を交えて語っていただき、パネル討議に入ります。APIの話も出るかもしれませんね。

モデレータながら、今からワクワクしています。珍しいですよ、そういうの。

チケットはPetexから購入可能です。週末売り切れていたんですが、席を増やしてもらって販売再開です!

peatex-bizday9

それではみなさん、御茶ノ水でお会いしましょう!

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          Linux Foundation Projects and Initiatives: Open Security Controller (OSC), Cloud Foundry, Hyperledger and Xen   
  • Linux Foundation announces new project for software-defined networks

    The Linux Foundation is announcing a new open-source project designed to bring automated protection to software-defined networks. The Open Security Controller (OSC) Project is a new software-defined security orchestration solution with a focus on multi-cloud environments.

  • Cloud Foundry’s Abby Kearns Talks Inclusion, Interfaces

    At the end of an action-packed Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 earlier this month, Abby Kearns, the Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director, sat down with TNS founder Alex Williams to ponder a very challenging year ahead. Kubo, the platform’s new lifecycle manager that integrates Kubernetes, is now production-ready. And while you’d expect such a move to draw attention and participation from Google, Microsoft coming closer into the fold — as the Foundation’s newest gold-level member, changes the ball game somewhat.

  • Is blockchain the land of milk and honey? 9 experts share their concerns

    Is the blockchain just a hype? Can it offer an exponential benefit above other existing technologies? In the second part of our interview series, our nine experts talk about their concerns, the advantages of this technology, the obstacles to experimenting with it and the industries that cannot be disrupted by the blockchain.

  • Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Publishes Software Release Candidate

    The developers behind the open-source Hyperledger Fabric blockchain project have issued the software's official release candidate.

  • What’s New in the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.9?

    I am pleased to announce the release of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.9. As always, we focused on improving code quality, security hardening as well as enabling new features. Our approach to security is also the reason why we delayed this release by 3 weeks: security issues that were discovered during the hardening phase of this release, were batched and handled using our Security Policy, which requires us to develop fixes for security issues in private and allows organisations on our pre-disclosure list to update their systems and software, before any code is made public. Consequently, we had to wait until June 20, before we could apply security fixes, build the final release candidate and test the final release candidate.

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          Will Blockchain Technology Finally Lead Us To A Fair Payment Model For Content?   
Swiss startup DECENT is betting on blockchain to help content creators showcase their work, cultivate an audience – and get paid securely and directly.
          Harbour Announces Launch and Releases Technical Specifications   
harbour prHarbour introduces a democratic, community-governed framework to the blockchain ecosystem for managing and holding token assets by harnessing the wisdom of the crowd. Zurich, Switzerland- June 28, 2017 — Harbour, a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) that harnesses the wisdom of the crowd to manage token assets on the Ethereum blockchain, has released their technical specifications. 2017 has seen an explosion of token launches by blockchain startups, but until now, there has been little systematic approach for determining which offerings will garner the greatest ROI. Dean Eigenmann, Co-founder and CEO of Harbour, said, “We are in a unique moment in history
          Miners or Users, Bitcoin’s Divisive Blocksize Solutions   
ice crack in groundWith the current proposals for fixing Bitcoin’s bloated blockchain and transaction problems, a theme has been reoccurring enough that I find it impossible to ignore. Users and Miners may not want the same thing at all, and that is troubling. This begs the question, who is more important? Miners? Or Users and Nodes? Miners vs Users This is far from the first time this question has come up, but it seems particularly poignant with the looming July deadline that Miners have set to activate SegWit2x. The implications of this action could be extremely damaging to the chain and could also split
          What is Blockstack?   
blockstackThe Blockchain is a force of monumental change. Financial systems, smart contracts, and peer to peer networks are all obvious realms where we see the Blockchain making impacts. One area that should be obvious but is not talked about nearly as much is how the Blockchain could actually benefit the internet itself, rather than just facets of an already existing internet. Princeton trained Computer Scientists are currently working on an ambitious project called “Blockstack” to make a blockchain based Internet for the future. What is Blockstack? Essentially, Blockstack is a project which aims to bring the trustless nature of the Blockchain
          XinFin.org Blockchain Releases Business White Paper Showcasing IoT Enabled Real World Connectivity, Enters Last Week of Pre ICO   
xinfinXinFin.org which opened it’s Pre ICO sale 3 weeks ago is entering into it’s last week, opens its community forum and white papers. (For Immediate Release) XinFin.org an ethereum derived blockchain released it’s business white paper and technical summary to the blockchain community today. XinFin.org had opened it’s Pre ICO three weeks ago.  XinFin Business white paper unveils it’s plans to connect real world IoT enabled devices and projects to XinFin XDC blockchain to enable transacting and peer to peer financing. The architecture has been designed to provide retail, enterprise and Government applications.  “XinFin XDC is shortly entering into a
          HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS   

          NEM Foundation Bakal Membuka Pusat Rantaian Blok Di Kuala Lumpur   
NEM Foundation merupakan sebuah perbadanan kriptowang yang hadir dengan platform rantaian blok (blockchain) NEM yang mempunyai matawang kripto XEM yang merupakan matawang kripto yang keenam paling berharga di dalam dunia, dengan modal pasaran setinggi $1.5 bilion (RM 6.4 bilion). Pusat rantai blok ini akan digunakan sebagai sebuah pusat penyelidikan untuk matawang kripto dan juga pusat […]
          Using Microsoft Azure to add Blockchains to enterprise solutions   
By David Goon, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft If you have heard of Blockchains, or distributed ledgers, you may be wondering how to use them in production solutions. As a technology, it can seem unapproachable. This month, our close partner Utilidex has agreed to publish the work they had been doing with Microsoft on Blockchain. Utilidex has...
          Faircoin 2 Crowdinvestment Campaign   
The first goal is to fund the Faircoin 2 development. FairCoin 2 will be an important blockchain-based innovation to allow the Faircoin blockchain to function, secured with 'proof of cooperation', and bring to the world a really functional alternative to the current unfair systems that are based on competition between nodes.
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          Tefaf focuses on online market in addendum to annual art market report   
The size of the online market depends on the definition and price range of artworks, Tefaf's addendum report finds
The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht today (29 June) released its Art Market Report: Online Focus, a supplement to the annual Art Market Report released in March. 

Her findings mostly confirm the most noticeable trends, namely that large auctioneers who have embraced their digital platformsHeritage, Christies, and Sothebysclaim the largest share of an estimated $3.1b market (which the Hiscox Online Art Sales Report puts it at $3.75b; Art Basels The Art Market 2017 report, $4.9b). Pownalls report further qualifies that of the $3.1b, fine art and antiques account for only $2.6b (the rest being other collectibles, automobiles, wine, etc).  
    
The data is derived from profiles of 100 companies, 39 of which responded to a survey; a survey of more than 8,000 dealers, with a response rate of 8%; and a sample of data from 3,349 auction houses who list on Tefaf partner Invaluable. In her surveys, Pownall defined art as objects including fine art, antiques, decorative art, collectibles, haute jewellery, photography, and design, but the queried companies include mass retailers like West Elm and Shutterfly alongside art-specific businesses.

Per the data, online transactions account for 8% of all art auctions, and the most popular format is online bidding during live auctions, rather than online-only timed sales or fixed-price options. Christies led the field in 2016, with online sales (both live and timed) of $217m, while Phillips had the highest average price per lot sold online, with 70% of prices exceeding $10,000. On the primary side, dealers made $1b in online sales last year, and although the growth reported by dealers with an online presence is notable19%some 20% say that their e-commerce activities operated at a loss in 2016. Nearly one fifth of dealers responding have no intention to transact online.

The report breaks down the dizzying array of art purveyors into direct, indirect, and redirected sales models, with fixed or auction pricing. Pownall predicts further hybridization across sales channelsas did Artsy venturing into auctions, for example, or Invaluable offering galleries a buy-now platformbut also increasing specialisation within niches. Currently there is no clear market player with overall dominance, she writes.

Behind any online sale, a strong brand is crucial. Respondents see digital tools and platforms offered by third parties not as a replacement for but a complement to an existing sales operation.

The small number of transactions at the top end of the market is often blamed on a lack of trust and transparency. While virtual currencies like Bitcoin initially looked promising to secure and track transactions, it is the blockchain technology that runs them that may find an eventual application in the art market for authentications and validations. According to the report, three out of four auction houses and one in five galleries plan to offer blockchain technology within five years; just 3% do at present.

For now, Pownall writes, The limited size of the art market means that current systems are sufficient and a digital ledger is unnecessary. That could change, however, if the market were to expandeither in size or speed of transactions.



          Business Model Transformation from Blockchain   
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          Is it time to transform the Voting System in India?(UPSC CSE MAINS GS 2 POLITY)   
Context
  • Can the Blockchain technology prove as a more cost-effective and technologically superior resolution for exiting voting system in India?
Key highlights

Blockchain Technology

  • Blockchain technology was first developed in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • Since its inception, it has been used as the basis for several cryptocurrencies from around the world, including Bitcoin and Bitshares.
  • Blockchain is a sort of distributed ledger or decentralized database that keeps records of digital transactions.
  • The ledger can record many transactions such as monetary transactions, property transfer, and even ballot storage.
  • When a digital transaction is carried out, it is grouped together in a cryptographically protected block with other transactions
  • Each transaction is recorded and stored in the ledger that is out on a public bulletin board. Every transaction adds a block to the chain of transactions and each one is assessed by every user based on algorithms agreed upon.
  • All transactions that occur on a standard Blockchain are verified and signed with cryptography to ensure security and anonymity
  • Rather than being kept in one location, a copy of the blockchain is stored on every user’s server so that a user cannot alter it without other users finding out.
Blockchain for voting
  • In blockchain voting, each transaction is similar to a vote and through the use of multiple Blockchains along with public key encryption, the voting process is thus secured while protecting the anonymity of voters.
  • The votes can then be randomized several times in the digital ballot box so that voter’s identities are not disclosed.
  • After the polls are closed, a separate blockchain application is created for the counting of votes in the digital ballot box.
Application in Indian Voting System
  • Following the EVM hackathon by various leaders in India, Blockchain may prove as an effective way to ensure transparency and undo such allegations.
  • Over 32 blockchain firms were founded in India in 2016, up from 23 founded before 2016, according to afintech report by PwC.
  • Moreover, blockchain is in various stages of implementation across the world for voting and other public services.
  • With the deep penetration of electronic devices such as cellular phones and the unique identification (Aadhaar) system, blockchain could prove as a feasible alternative to fight voter fraud and ease vote authentication concerns.
  • The Reserve Bank of India’s research arm has also advanced proof of concepts with a few banks on blockchain, and it had stated that the results were quite encouraging and were confident in the implementation capability of blockchain technology.
  • Aadhaar cards and electronic-know your customer (e-KYC) norms have already become conventional.
  • KYC is the process of a business identifying and verifying the identity of its clients, used widely by companies and banks.
 Countries implementing Blockchain technology in the voting system
  • Australia has declared its plan for using blockchain in voting and began projects for prototyping the technology a couple of years ago
  • In 2014, Denmark’s Liberal Alliance political party voted in a blockchain-based system for its internal elections. Such systems have also been adopted in Norway and Spain
  • Malta with a relatively small population of 450,000 is all set to introduce blockchain in land registry, voting and other national services.
  • In a South Korea (Gyeonggi-do), a province government, used the blockchain platform in a local funding ballot where around 9,000 votes were submitted.
Way ahead
  • More Transparency: A transparent voting system is a pre-requisite tool in order to run any democracy. It thus becomes even more important to make the system as transparent and unbiased as possible.
  • Efficient Implementation: The fact that Blockchain is relatively a new technology, a complete change in the voting system might not be a viable solution. Although Blockchain may prove beneficial if implemented on only some levels during the initial period, this would help retain much the needed transparency in the election system while simultaneously countering any (alleged) loopholes in the existing voting system.
  • Answer to all ambiguities: Keeping in mind the emergent and potential threats to the current system of voting (allegedly), it is essential to experiment with new technologies that can potentially secure the system.
 Q&A
  • The (1999) existing electronic voting machines (EVM’s) system in India needs a change, on account of recent allegations raised by many political leaders. Comment?

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          7 Healthcare Trends For 2017   

Although lower drug costs are not forecasted in 2017, the healthcare industry will see a rise in adoption of artificial intelligence, blockchain tech, and other innovative trends.

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          SMEs The Focus Of Latest Blockchain Consortium   
The number of blockchain consortia is on the rise, but the latest one has a particular focus: SMEs. Reports Wednesday (June 28) said seven top banks in Europe have joined together to explore use cases for blockchain and specifically how the technology can enable domestic and cross-border payments for SMEs. Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Natixis, Rabobank, […]
          WEF calls for corporate consensus on blockchain   
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          Blockchain and Common Law Trademarks – DNW Podcast #137   

A unique service using blockchain wants to help companies prove their rights in common law trademarks. Is the blockchain the answer to proving common law use of trademarks? Bennett Collen, founder of Cognate, is banking on it. Billed as a “common law trademark registry”, it will be interesting to see if Cognate can assist people […]

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          Lottowallet A Newly Launched Online Jackpot Game Using Cryptocurrency.   
Introducing Lottowallet an online game that uses cryptocurrency to determine the winning number unlike other online game jackpots company.

Lottowallet is the first ever Company to use the crypto currency system to play lottery all over the world.A System were cryptocurrency wallet is used to determine the winning number.A one of a kind method which is transparent unlike other lottery system and easy to play.

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          PKR founder Jez San punts on blockchain-based casino   

PKR founder Jez San punts on blockchain-based casino

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BENGALURU: Rahul, an analyst with a world gaming firm, spends up to eight hours day-after-day enjoying poker on-line, usually making up to Rs 10,000 within quarter-hour. It is believed that the online gaming market in Singapore was value as much as SG$376 million (round US$299.6 million). However think about it: In private matters, in your career, within the constant wrestle to be successful, power and cash make an enormous distinction. Its alliance with the IPC may be one of many first steps toward grabbing a bit of the Indian on-line poker market that undoubtedly has loads of room for development. It's best to feel safe signing up to our listing of Indian Web poker websites, because our record accommodates only the most effective on-line poker websites for Indians that allow authorized play from prospects in India. Our team of specialists is hired particularly to test Web poker rooms out there to Indian players. 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          Interesting summary of blockchain technology at O’Reilly   
The summary article published a couple of weeks ago at O’Reilly focuses on the key concepts behind the blockchain technology (that is well-known from the crypto-currency Bitcoin) and explains four future areas of application of the technology in a more … Weiterlesen
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          Blockchain-Based DAO.Casino Launches Its Token Sale Today   

The company aims to raise $25 million which will be directed to further development of the product.

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          Qtum Unveils World’s First Proof-of-Stake Smart Contracts Platform   

Leading-edge technology brings best of blockchain together

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          Alexander Tapscott, autorul “Blockchain revolution”, expune la București filozofia noii revoluții industriale lansată la Davos   
Personalități din mediul academic, economie, cultură și societatea civilă vor discuta la București despre noul concept “Blockchain” cu unul dintre cei mai renumiți
          Lohnt das Mining für den Privatanwender noch?   

Bestimmte Grafikkartenmodelle sind schlecht verfügbar und einige Hersteller präsentieren sogar spezielle Mining-Modelle – bestes Anzeichen dafür, dass eine neue Mining-Welle anrollt. Ethereum basiert wie Bitcoins auf einer Blockchain-Technologie. Ethereum ist aber keine reine Kryptowährung, sondern geht noch ein paar Schritte weiter. Was viele nun aber sicherlich am meisten interessiert ist: Lohnt das Mining von Ether für den Privatanwender noch?

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There's a software vendor - Omnesys - who has an API, but to make use of it your broker needs to purchase the software program, give you entry, and get NSE approval for automated trading in your account. Consultants really feel bitcoin could well be used for instant conversion without any remittance service. The group has the advantage to make Decred a extremely great product as they have already got experience with Bitcoin. YobiChain - a personal blockchain ecosystem preloaded with MultiChain and associated tools. This has spurred on a race to evolve the final word buying and selling platform for the retail dealer that can hardly require any user involvement, as soon as the initial necessities are offered. As we talked about earlier when you carry Merchants and Builders into the picture, you end up providing the patron with more worth, which in flip brings more consumers, which in turn brings extra retailers. Convertible arbitrage consists of shopping for a convertible bond and hedging two of the three factors with a view to gain publicity to the third factor at a very enticing value. This amazing, automated and straightforward to make use of piece of bitcoin trading software program does all of the exhausting work and research for you. Braden Perry, a former senior trial attorney with the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Commission (CFTC), which regulates Forex trading in the US, says he sees similarities between the early Forex market and Bitcoin markets. They don't like the concept of miners setting block sizes as a result of they believe it will increase centralization of bitcoin. Even if a number of individuals use them, the speculation goes that the totally different strategies they make use of would cease them all shifting the market in a single route and creating a man-made bubble - or worse, a ' flash crash '. Many Bitcoin users and observers have been assuming up until very not too long ago that in some way these problems would all sort themselves out, and naturally the block chain size limit can be raised. Market impartial statistical arbitrage buying and selling methods additionally work with these financial devices also so long as you can determine that the pairs you choose are highly correlated after which anticipate them to diverge to take a position and watch for them to return to being correlated to close the positions and make a revenue. Which in turn are backed by more BitShares, as a result of the BitAssets have been created by being lent at a set fee of interest to holders of BitShares who are required to publish 200% cash collateral - cash they really have at their disposal - in BitShares. Mr. Hearn and Mr. Andresen in the end determined late in the summertime that the one method ahead was to offer the vote to the people really utilizing the Bitcoin software program. As we have now talked about earlier, automated FX trading software capabilities without the constant presence of a dealer. Bitcoin now has a market capitalization of over $7 billion, so it may possibly hardly be known as an illiquid asset. Jumbucks' use cases will fund sincere builders for future coin improvement, and encourage individuals to keep their wallets open (and staking!) by offering unique wallet options. Arbitrage system really makes your job quite a bit easier than you may presumably imagine. While one might say that the 20.5 million wallets represented by the businesses who signed the New York Settlement characterize a big proportion, for now, some users who support the core builders and are angry that Bitmain has thwarted the adoption of SegWit are aiming to wrest control from the miners. NXT is an open supply, decentralized crypto platform that's revolutionary, can be used for many purposes by means of its blockchain ledger framework, and is safe and straightforward to use. In fixed seek for new methods to get the best techniques stemming from blockchain applied sciences and these derivatives. Alan Reiner is a cryptocurrency security pioneer and well known as a world main Bitcoin safety expert and as a trusted source for safety finest practices. Simply would possibly fix bitcoins problems (like growth and blockchain size/faster change) after which start to actually challenge goverments monopolies of currencies in practise. Sports arbitrage trading is utilizing the market in such a approach that a risk-free-revenue will be generated on the result of an occasion. We will build blockchain based mostly utility from scratch or adaptat your present techniques to make use of blockchain and smart contracts. I wish to focus right here on sensible contracts" within the sense of common function computation that takes place on a blockchain. In case you use leverage (debt) to make foreign exchange trades, this may potentially amplify your losses to excessive diploma. As mentioned above, Bitcoin Testnet3 is often beneath assault, typically from core developers stress-testing the protocol, typically from malevolent actors attempting new assault vectors. After that, I began to work for bitcoins, I am a software developer working as freelance. However, for those that probably stand to gain the most from the digital currency - impoverished and unbanked folks living in developing areas of the world - bitcoin stays largely inaccessible. Within the bull market, buyers are willing to pay a slight premium to the underlying money price in the futures market as they count on the stock to rise in the quick term and are willing to pay the premium (reductions do additionally occur at instances of dividend and bearishness in the stocks). Hence, there is a geopolitics of bitcoin that can stop it from getting used freely for monetary inclusion. Our Analytics API makes uncovering these patterns straightforward, enabling you to discover insights efficiently and programmatically. Most cell wallets help scanning bitcoin: URIs encoded in a QR code, and nearly all wallets can show them for accepting payment. Waves Platform was based by Sasha Ivanov in the beginning of 2016 after the Nxt builders introduced a change of strategy which was seen as controversial by a part of the group, largely digital asset investors. Third, settlement takes seconds (together with internationally) when using the services of a bitcoin payment processor, which is faster than credit card payments. What you've got already seen is that blockchain distributed ledger is an in-erasable document of bitcoin transactions. It stores knowledge in a normal SQL database, making it simpler for folks to get data out of the Stellar network and interact with it utilizing customary tools and libraries. Receivers do care about the script situations and, if they want, they'll ask spenders to make use of a particular pubkey script Sadly, custom pubkey scripts are much less convenient than short Bitcoin addresses and there was no standard approach to talk them between applications previous to widespread implementation of the BIP70 Cost Protocol discussed later. Secondly, the principle goal of the course was to show the students how to develop blockchain functions, and not essentially decentralized purposes (although the 2 might need a lot in frequent, they are not mutually the same) and IPFS just did not actually fit the slot. Community members have already started building fascinating initiatives and instruments for developers. We have an easy strategy: Provide our prospects with contract packaging options, custom packaging design, various printing capabilities, sensible engineered processes, licensed quality, and environment friendly logistics. If one has little religion in bitassets, then the only argument for BitShares over enhancer applied sciences like Counterparty is Delegated Proof of Stake which, while an revolutionary concept, has not passed the test of time. Permits interoperability between totally different distributed techniques without the adoption of common knowledge trade requirements. BumbleBeeFX Professional 3.1 EA is the following step in our journey to continue raising the bar for the Foreign currency trading community. Banx is leveraging the on-blockchain BitShares referral program which is open to everyone without requring my permission and without my means to deny. You need to have affordable reassurance that your developer has the expertise and coaching to satisfy your needs. Bitcoin Core , thought-about by many to be Bitcoin's reference consumer," subsequently, announced a Sponsorship Programme " earlier this week. I feel you guys may be fascinated by seeing how arbitrage can work with Bitcoin exchanges. http://clickdilse.com/user/profile/55849
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Blockchain Live, an international conference will release the blockchain value of the company and the public sector, has announced its partnership with block.one, the technology solutions’ developer including software development blockchain, the company focuses technology solutions enterprise level, including EOS, the first blockchain operating...
          Switzerland Will Step Up with the 2017 Blockchain Competition in Crypto Valle   
Switzerland will have ‘Blockchain Competition 2017′ in Crypto Valley and is inviting new companies and teams around the world to participate. Switzerland is one of the largest insurance markets in Europe and its multiculturalism has...
          Electronics Giant LG is Testing R3’s Distributed Ledger Software – CoinDesk   

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Led by Earlybird Venture Capital with Lakestar, Access Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, Blockchain Capital, FundersClub and Digital Currency Group, ShapeShift’s Exchange Volume Soars Past 50,000 Bitcoins per Month

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          ShapeShift AG Hires Michael Perklin as Chief Information Security Officer   

Michael joins the team to oversee the exchange platform's information security architecture and ensure use of best-practices in blockchain operational security

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          ShapeShift Supports Decentralized Prediction Market, Augur   

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МОСКВА, 29 июн — ПРАЙМ. Заседание рабочей группы правительства РФ под председательством первого вице-премьера Игоря Шувалова по блокчейну состоится в июле, в 2018 году она рассмотрит возможности по его внедрению в области госуправления, сообщил глава ВЭБа Сергей Горьков, участвующий в этих заседаниях. «По блокчейну создана рабочая группа, ее возглавляет Игорь Иванович Шувалов, ближайшее заседание группы состоится в июле. Сейчас мы выбрали несколько пилотных проектов, потому что технология новая. Наша задача через пилотные проекты адаптировать ее к российской ситуации и определить тот ландшафт, который должен быть сформирован впоследствии», — сказал Горьков журналистам. «Мы находимся на первом этапе, он очень важный, все страны мира находятся на этом этапе, Россия здесь не исключение. Мы не впереди, но и не позади, за исключением некоторых стран, которые активно развивают технологии. Поэтому уверены, что в следующем году мы можем стать с точки зрения технологических аспектов уже мировыми лидерами по блокчейну для внедрения, к примеру, в государственном управлении», — заявил глава ВЭБа. По его словам, для определения рисков в области применения блокчейна предстоит провести ряд пилотных проектов. «Будет несколько «песочниц» в различных регионах и в различных органах власти для того, чтобы понять эти риски», — добавил он. Технология «блокчейн» (blockchain) — система организации распределенной базы данных. По этой технологии, в частности, работает база, где хранится информация о транзакциях популярной в мире криптовалюты биткоин. По мнению ряда экспертов, технология позволяет серьезно оптимизировать издержки корпоративного и государственного управления. Источник новости

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          РФ может начать внедрение блокчейна в госуправлении в 2018 году   

МОСКВА, 29 июн — ПРАЙМ. Заседание рабочей группы правительства РФ под председательством первого вице-премьера Игоря Шувалова по блокчейну состоится в июле, в 2018 году она рассмотрит возможности по его внедрению в области госуправления, сообщил глава ВЭБа Сергей Горьков, участвующий в этих заседаниях. «По блокчейну создана рабочая группа, ее возглавляет Игорь Иванович Шувалов, ближайшее заседание группы состоится в июле. Сейчас мы выбрали несколько пилотных проектов, потому что технология новая. Наша задача через пилотные проекты адаптировать ее к российской ситуации и определить тот ландшафт, который должен быть сформирован впоследствии», — сказал Горьков журналистам. «Мы находимся на первом этапе, он очень важный, все страны мира находятся на этом этапе, Россия здесь не исключение. Мы не впереди, но и не позади, за исключением некоторых стран, которые активно развивают технологии. Поэтому уверены, что в следующем году мы можем стать с точки зрения технологических аспектов уже мировыми лидерами по блокчейну для внедрения, к примеру, в государственном управлении», — заявил глава ВЭБа. По его словам, для определения рисков в области применения блокчейна предстоит провести ряд пилотных проектов. «Будет несколько «песочниц» в различных регионах и в различных органах власти для того, чтобы понять эти риски», — добавил он. Технология «блокчейн» (blockchain) — система организации распределенной базы данных. По этой технологии, в частности, работает база, где хранится информация о транзакциях популярной в мире криптовалюты биткоин. По мнению ряда экспертов, технология позволяет серьезно оптимизировать издержки корпоративного и государственного управления. Источник новости

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A subsidiary of multinational electronics firm LG has announced it intends to investigate blockchain use cases in finance.

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