01 Jun 2020

Advancing Blockchain Act Calls for Federally-Led Deep-Dive Into the Nascent Tech

Over the past week, new legislation was introduced aiming to mandate an exhaustive federal government-led examination of the impacts of blockchain nationally and globally. This specific bill was introduced by Rep. Brett Guthrie R-KY. and is part of a wider legislative package of 15 emerging tech-focused bills written by Republicans

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07 Feb 2020

Highway Administration to Explore How AI and Blockchain Can Transform Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration launched a research program earlier this week in an attempt to bring in transformational changes and advances in highway engineering through the use of artificial intelligence and blockchain. According to the announcement, the administration is accepting research proposals with the intent of awarding contracts or agreements

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10 Jan 2020

Baidu’s “Xuperchain” launch is just the beginning of China’s blockchain rush

Baidu, China’s largest Internet company, released a preliminary version of its new blockchain service on Thursday. “Xuperchain” is advertised to help small to medium-sized businesses launch decentralized apps or “dapps.” Blockchain is a decentralized public ledger that allows individuals around the world to securely share data with one another. Champions

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21 Aug 2019

Moscow’s blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

The blockchain-based voting system that Moscow wants to use next month for the regional parliamentary election contains a critical flaw that breaks the security of the entire system, a security researcher has discovered. The voting system relies on a combination of private and public keys for encrypting ballots. However, it

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01 Aug 2019

5 experimental cybersecurity trends your business needs to know about

A new report by CB Insights provides information on a number of emerging cybersecurity technologies that have the potential to help companies protect themselves against cyberattacks that are getting more and more sophisticated. Some of the technologies discussed in the report are already getting quite popular, but companies could also

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08 Jan 2019

OODA Trends 2019

OODA Founders Matt Devost & Bob Gourley provide their eccentric take on emerging technology trends for 2019.

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06 Sep 2018

EU should adopt common cryptocurrency rules, report for ministers says

A Brussels-based think tank has delivered a report to EU ministers calling for the adoption of common rules on cryptocurrencies, rules that would provide regulation on Initial Coin Offerings, as well as crypto mining and trading in general. EU authorities have already called for responses to money laundering and fraud

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13 Aug 2018

World Bank to issue the first ‘blockchain bond’

The World Bank is arranging the financial industry’s first ‘blockchain bond,’ which will become available later this month and is slated to raise about $70 million. The bank is using it for its potential to streamline processes that are otherwise split between many different actors. The bank announced that the

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03 Aug 2018

West Virginia tests blockchain voting system for overseas voters

West Virginia is testing a blockchain-based voting system for overseas residents, a move driven to a large extent by difficulties and failures in existing absentee ballots and systems.   Source: Blockchain at the Ballot Box? Maybe Someday – WSJ

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27 Jul 2018

Iran to launch state-backed crypto to sidestep US sanctions

Tehran has announced plans to launch its own crypto-currency as the U.S. continues to prepare a harsh sanctions regimen for the country that would see further restrictions for U.S.-Iran trade, but also U.S. restrictions on others who trade with Iran. “We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a

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