Google Is ‘Actively Looking’ At How It Can Use Blockchain Technology, Its Head of Advertising Says.

Google is looking at whether it can incorporate blockchain technology, its most senior advertising executive said Wednesday. Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google’s senior vice president of ads and commerce, said the company was researching the technology, but had no official product announcements to make. “This is a research topic, so I don’t have anything super-definitive to say. ...

US Congress Releases Extraordinary Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

The US Congress just released its massive joint report on the state of the economy, and for the first time an entire chapter is dedicated to cryptocurrency. What’s even more extraordinary are the number of bullish sentiments on the future of the emerging technology. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting aspects of ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to know about Blockchain

CAPE TOWN – Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum have taken the world by storm and have become popular terms on the Internet. However, not many people understand or know what it is. Are you intrigued by the blockchain system and what cryptocurrencies can offer you in terms of investment? Here are some things you need to know ...

How to Tell if You Should Use Blockchain in Your Application

Behind only AI, Blockchain is the second-most-hyped developer technology. There are a few good reasons to use it in a project, but plenty of bad ones too. Whether blockchain technology is right for your application is ultimately up to you, but we’ll take you through some of the basics on whether it is worth serious ...

What Could Blockchain Do for Music?

Musician Imogen Heap is addressing her audience from a stage in a giant tipi set up on the grounds of her home for an event to unveil the latest steps in her Mycelia project, which aims to use blockchain technology to solve some long-standing music industry problems. “We could have a Napster times a thousand ...

How Blockchain Will Change HR Forever

Blockchain is about to revolutionize our way of doing business, but probably not in the way that you think. While it is most closely associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology is primed to disrupt a whole lot more than currency. Blockchain’s decentralized network of computers verifies and automates the flow of information. That ...

China IT Ministry to Create Official Blockchain Standards

A Chinese government body is considering creating national standards to boost the development of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the country. According to an announcement released yesterday, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has already, as a first step, hosted a research seminar recently to discuss how such standards frameworks might be built. The ...

Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake – EXPLAINED!

First of all, what is mining? Mining – is a process of validating a transaction or block in a network by the process of complex algorithms to prove and validate the correctness of the transaction and thereby add the new block to the chain. In order to mine coins, you need to have high power ...

How Blockchain Can ‘Revolutionise’ The World

Proponents of blockchain technology say that it is set to revolutionise the world with wide-reaching applications in finance, academia, and international trade. Blockchain – known as distributed shared ledgers – is a technology that records and verifies transactions based on cryptography. “Blockchain technology is not only be connected with money, is more about economy’s structure,” ...

Blockchain: Pushing Traditional Model Of “Trust” To Evolve

If you’ve attempted to dive into this mysterious thing called blockchain, you’d be forgiven for recoiling in horror at the sheer opaqueness of the technology that is often used to frame it. So, before we get into what a cryptocurrency is and how blockchain technology might change the world, let’s discuss what blockchain is. What ...

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