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Why the Fed is considering a cash-backed cryptocurrency

A real-time payments infrastructure enabled by a blockchain-based stablecoin could offer many advantages, a Federal Reserve governor said during a recent speech.

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U.S. Air Force to pilot blockchain-based database for data sharing

The blockchain ledger will enable data ingest from legacy data systems and wikis as well as a native web application build platform

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Iowa Caucus chaos likely to set back mobile voting

While the app used to tally votes during the Iowa Caucus on Monday was not a mobile voting app, it could still undermine confidence in any future attempts to roll out the technology.

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MIT's blockchain-based 'Spider' offers 4X faster cryptocurrency processing

The researchers are using a something similar to packet switching to more efficiently re-route crypto transactions – a move that could rival traditional banking.

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Seattle tries out mobile voting

But voter skepticism about online security has some Washington state officials responsible for general elections wary of rolling out the tech.

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Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement.

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Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

The JP Morgan startup's blockchain braids together multiple interoperable chains via smart contracts over which users can transact business via cryptocurrency.

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EEA opens sandbox for blockchain development and collaboration

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance TestNet offers the nodes, management infrastructure and ability to gather granular results for members.

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Coffee industry looks to blockchain to brew a better supply chain

The "Thank My Farmer" mobile app is only the first step in using IBM's blockchain to connect an entire coffee-industry ecosystem on a common data platform.

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Top 3 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2020

Look for blockchain to mature, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve cybersecurity, and edge computing to see higher adoption rates. Those are some of the insights gleaned from experts who took part in a recent IDG...

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Amid privacy and security failures, digital IDs advance

Blockchain-based digital wallets could give owners control over their digital identity in a way that would eliminate the business silo systems of today.

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10 top distributed apps (dApps) for blockchain

These distributed apps are resilient and enable everything from asset tracking to identity verification — oh, and some pretty cool role-playing games, too.

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Ripple announces $200 million in funding to grow uptake of XRP cryptocurrency

Ripple claims to now have more than 300 financial service firms as customers.

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Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

IoT and blockchain may be a natural fit, but it will still take five to 10 years before kinks are worked out and the two technologies can reach their full potential, according to Gartner.

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For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing...

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Bitcoin, blockchain jobs remain unfilled as interest drops off

New data from job search site Indeed shows that the number of people searching for blockchain and crypto jobs has continued to decline.

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Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

Facebook planned for regulatory pushback and competition from other crypto wallets, which is what has emerged.

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