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Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See ‘Compelling’ Case for Blockchain

Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See ‘Compelling’ Case for Blockchain According to a Deloitte survey presented Tuesday at CoinDesk’s Consensus event in New York City, 74 percent of large companies across seven countries see a “compelling business case” for blockchain technology. Deloitte – the multinational “Big Four” firm …

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Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain “This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject [of privacy and cryptography] must have run its course, it flares up again.” Those words, from cryptography legend Whitfield Diffie, perhaps captured the essence of the first day of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference. …

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JP Morgan’s New DLT Lead: We’re Not Done With Blockchain Innovation

JP Morgan’s New DLT Lead: We’re Not Done With Blockchain Innovation As JP Morgan Chase’s new blockchain lead, Christine Moy has big shoes to fill. And a quandary to resolve. Moy took over last month from Amber Baldet, one of the most prominent figures in blockchain, after she left to …

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Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say

Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say Researchers have identified patterns in certain kinds of zcash transactions that weaken their anonymity, according to a paper published Tuesday. George Kappos, Haaroon Yousaf, Mary Maller and Sarah Meiklejohn found that when coins move from “unshielded” to “shielded” and back to “unshielded” …

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Microsoft Unveils New Blockchain Tools for Azure

Microsoft Unveils New Blockchain Tools for Azure Microsoft announced the Azure Blockchain Workbench Monday, releasing a new set of tools for developers that work with distributed ledger tech. The Workbench provides “the scaffolding for an end-to-end blockchain application,” and can be set up “with just a few simple clicks,” according …

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Australian Securities Exchange Targets 2020 for DLT Rollout

Australian Securities Exchange Targets 2020 for DLT Rollout The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is moving closer to replacing its CHESS clearing and settlement system with a distributed ledger-based alternative. Details about the system’s progression toward production launch were included in an 87-page consultation paper published Friday, which included a timeline for when …

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PBoC Researcher Touts More Centralized Approach to Blockchain

PBoC Researcher Touts More Centralized Approach to Blockchain Giving up absolute decentralization could solve many of the problems facing blockchain technology, according to Yao Qian, the People’s Bank of China’s digital currency research lead. In an opinion article, published by Chinese business news site Yicai on Friday, Yao summarized the current state …

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Sony Eyes Blockchain Use for Digital Rights Data

Sony Eyes Blockchain Use for Digital Rights Data Japanese technology giant Sony is looking at using blockchain to store digital rights data. In an application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Sony explains that current digital rights management (DRM) solutions that aim for interoperability “may not be very reliable …

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Salesforce Among 12 New Members to Join Blockchain Research Institute

Salesforce Among 12 New Members to Join Blockchain Research Institute Cloud computing company Salesforce is among 12 new members to the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the multi-million dollar global blockchain think tank announced on Tuesday. Devoted to the study of blockchain strategies, applications and obstacles to implementation, the Institute already …

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