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19 Apr 2017 Will Blockchain Liability Be Similar To Bitcoin Liability? [62621]
HelpNet Security, April 19th 2017

"For many, Bitcoin is the de facto face of blockchain. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has gained a sullied reputation for its nefarious use in criminal or black market transactions.

However, Bitcoin and Blockchain are not one and the same. Bitcoin is a digital asset and payment system that runs on a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.

But Blockchain can be used for cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, and can be used for more than just cryptocurrencies. A Blockchain is a list of transactional records on a distributed ledger technology. Blockchain can be used to record real estate transactions, testing records, health care record storage and more..."
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19 Apr 2017 Way More Than Bitcoin: Inside The Blockchain Revolution (Videos) [62612]
MIT Technology Review, April 19th 2017

At the Business of Blockchain conference, speakers are exploring the future of money and transactions

  • Blockchain Is Helping to Build a New Kind of Energy Grid
  • How Blockchain Can Bring Financial Services to the Poor
  • Central Bankers Have Their Eyes on Blockchain
  • Blockchain's Weak Spots Pose a Hidden Danger to Users
  • Can Bitcoin Be the Foundation of a Fairer Financial System?
  • The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Shaking Up Much More Than Money

Read on for the links to to the videos...."
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16 Apr 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [62278]
Vol 230 Issue 1; Vol 229 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 228 Issues 3 and 4

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • The Best Cloud Storage Services
  • What C-Level Leaders Need To Know About Cybersecurity
  • How Amazon Prevents Data Center Outages Like Delta's $150M Meltdown
  • 6 Trends Shaping The Future Of Data Analytics
  • What Is Serverless Computing? (Animation)
  • Taming The SAAS Security Wilderness
  • The New Shadow IT: Custom Data Center Applications
  • Human Error In IT: A Growing But Preventable Issue
  • How Will Big Data Continue To Evolve Throughout 2017
  • Dedicated Security Teams: The Pros And Cons Of Splitting Focus Areas

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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12 Apr 2017 How Big Is Bitcoin? [62346], April 12th 2017

"Recently reported on the release of a comprehensive cryptocurrency study by the University of Cambridge. One area discussed in this report is the number of users of cryptocurrencies and wallets. This article explores how the study derives the number of active Bitcoin users and holders.

Twenty-six wallet providers participated in the survey..."
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12 Apr 2017 UK Royal Mint Begins Testing Blockchain Gold Trading Platform [62383]
CoinDesk, April 12th 2017

Testing has begun on a blockchain-based gold trading platform backed by the UK's Royal Mint

"First announced in November of last year, the initiative sees the 1,000-year-old institution - which creates and issues physical coins, among other items - developing a so-called 'Royal Mint Gold' digital asset, each unit of which will represent 1 gram of gold held by the Mint. The Mint is working with bitcoin startup BitGo and white-label exchange software provider AlphaPoint to develop the market, with a planned launch eyed for later this year..."
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