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Blockchain Smart Contracts: How the Music Industry Stands to Benefit

With all the music apps available today, you’d think that musicians are raking in money, hand over fist. But with many parties clamoring for their share, from music labels to producers, managers, and more, and unreliable metadata (which contains info like who the rights holders are) accompanying each track, an artist may not get paid […]

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Is Blockchain Technology the Answer to Ending Poverty?

Among the many challenges that blockchain technology is poised to solve, is ending poverty. While technological advancements have significantly reduced global poverty over the past century, it is still not gone. There are still more than 1.3 billion people in the world living in extreme poverty (defined as having less than $1.25 to spend each […]

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6 Real-World Challenges that Blockchain Technology is Poised to Solve

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are thought to be one in the same, but they should not be mistaken as so. This valuable technology has implications that go far beyond finance. Blockchain can spur innovations that address some of society’s most glaring inefficiencies. Issues such as cutting costs, reducing delays, and upholding the integrity of data need […]

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This High-Performance Blockchain Promises to Protect the Art World

Although blockchain came into existence in 2008 with the first cryptocurrency, bitcoin, this technological platform can be applied to many other innovations that have nothing to do with money. Blockchain holds promise for networking, transportation, real estate, energy management, government, public records, cybersecurity and more. However, there’s a growing need for faster and better blockchain […]

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What Is Blockchain Bounce?

There is a veritably deafening buzz around blockchain at the moment as it’s the technology du jour. And rightfully so, as it ticks a lot of boxes: it’s decentralized, anonymous, and immutable. It also promises security through truth and transparency. Amid the excitement about it, brands are rushing to embrace the ledger technology. Upon announcing that […]

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Blockchain: 2017’s Biggest Tech Trend?

To stay innovative, companies must constantly anticipate the next big disruption to their industry. This year, millions of dollars were invested in developing blockchain. While many business and IT leaders have heard how they need to get in on the blockchain game (Harvard Business Review’s advice to managers: start experimenting ASAP), it’s still not entirely clear […]

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Is Blockchain the Solution to IoT Security?

Security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is an ongoing problem. The largely unregulated IoT market leaves plenty of room for device hacking. When considering applications such as smart homes and smart cars, this lack of security can be a real concern. A hacker, for example, could take over a self-driving car with someone in […]

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