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Israeli serial startup stars of blockchain tech return with QEDit, a zero-knowledge proof diligence tool

Leveraging some “mind boggling math” introduced as an update onto the Ethereum blockchain only a few months ago, QEDit is launching its product on our Battlefield stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. The company, which takes its name from the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum (which was what would have been …

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MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution

In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing:” blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of their cryptocurrency holdings but were happy to use blockchain technology to speed up transaction times. Many of those early efforts …

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Hear about the best cryptocurrency has to offer with Gavin Wood and Jutta Steiner

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have created as much excitement among a new generation of investors and speculators in this century as tulip bulbs meant for a past generation of prospectors, with about the same level of nuance of understanding. To help separate the wheat from the chaff of today’s …

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IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments

The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-borders payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focus on banks. The computing giant has teamed …

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The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

Mohit Mamoria Contributor Mohit Mamoria is a co-founder and CEO of GOD Token, which manages a hedge fund that invests exclusively in blockchain-based assets. More posts by this contributor: ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising $100 million, $156 million, $185 million and …

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