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"The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT."
A study examines the current trends in the international money transfer space. Olivia Chow, the company’s Lead Researcher, had a chat with Cointelegraph revealing its key findings.
"This is topped with a figure of 96 percent representing those who are unhappy with the level of service they receive."
Day one at World Sailing's World Cup Series Hyères done. French racers Nicolas Parlier and Axel Mazella dominated their respective blue and yellow...
"There has been some seriously close racing already on the "Olympic" short track course, and once the fleet will be split into gold and silver the action will be skyrocketing."
The SEC has quietly begun the process of deciding whether to approve an exchange-traded fund for the digital asset ether.
"NYSE Arca then filed for a proposed rule change clearing the way for the ETF listing in December, according to a notice published in January."
It's tough to keep up with technology. And India's finance sector knows it too well. Blockchain technology, based on concepts that underpin cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is fast gaining pace in Asia's third-largest economy but business executives still aren't sure if they understand it. In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according t
"In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according to audit and consultancy firm PwC. In the years before 2016, just 23 were founded, PwC added in its fintech report released on April 21."
The Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) lost Rs 6.14 crore to four hacks in 49 days a bug - the result of a bug in the bank's UPI app.
"The alleged hackers exploited a bug in the bank’s app, which was developed by Mumbai-based InfrasoftTech."
A slowdown in big announcements may not mean blockchain consortia are doomed – on the contrary, the model may be evolving.
"The departure from R3 last year of a few early members hinted at the difficulties inherent in large associations."
Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.
"The application goes on to conceptualize what these payments may actually entail, including what are essentially micropayments that occur depending on what happens during a drive."
A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.
"Dimitry Khokhlov, Ethereum Foundation testing engineer, told CoinDesk that development of the third phase is roughly halfway to completion."
Having difficulty marketing your decentralized startup? Fear not, the past yields clues for how new disruptive tech can differentiate.
"The good news is that the following two steps will get you a long way down the road towards reaching your goals."
Delaware's Blockchain Initiative has revealed big ambitions to attract new businesses from across the globe to the tiny US state.
"Spitzberg's public partners include Toronto-based merchant bank Acasta Capital, Munich-based Ming Labs (which has offices in Shanghai and Singapore), and Zurich-based Mountain Partners."
Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.
"Indeed, the authors posit that their research could give financial regulators greater insights into these dynamics as such systems become more prevalent."
The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.
"Created over a 40-day period, the proof-of-concept is the latest effort designed to show that a blockchain could be used to distribute humanitarian aid to those in need."
Ethereum prediction market project Gnosis sparked broad debate today following an initial coin offering that didn't exactly go as planned.
"Demian Brenner, project lead at Zeppelin, a firm that does technical due diligence on ICO projects, called the results evidence prediction markets are simply a "hot area" of the market."
Perhaps the most understandable part of the proceedings for a technophobic 50-year-old such as myself was the analogy between Blockchain in 2017 and the mobile phone in 1985.
"The same has been true over much of the 2010s so far as the merits or otherwise of using cryptocurrencies rather than fiat currencies, with scares over hacking and volatility only making matters worse."
This page talks about Blockchain concepts and its financial and non-financial use cases.
"The concept of blockchain has energized the financial services industry globally."
Here's a look at what we are focusing on in the bitcoin price this morning.
"Price broke clean through 1300 early evening (Europe) on Thursday, and a sharp spike back below what we were at that point looking to as resistance followed."
"Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centers."
The EU has begun shutting Britain out of contacts while at the same time trying to lure U.K. business to switch their operations to the Continent.
"The rules, should they be enforced, could be in place for decades and, as the FT noted, could in effect mean that Britain would be tied to rules over which it has no input, with oversight by the European Court of Justice."
This computer science and cryptology expert is now worth over a $1 billion, but nobody knows who he is.
"Australian programmer Craig Steven Wright also claimed to be Nakamoto, yet has offered no concrete proof."
The State Agency for eGovernance signed a memorandum with Bitfury, which could be the start of the most ambitious blockchain project a government has launched.
" The memorandum aims to start a wide scoped project which aims to bring most parts of the governmental data streams of the Ukraine on a blockchain."
"Broadly it is a shared digital ledger for recording information, such as the transfer of assets between two or more parties."
This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Litecoin to implement Segregated Witness Litecoin’s scaling debate is seemingly coming to an end, as miners and developers reached an agreement over the future of one of the largest cryptocurrencies. The agreement came after an 8-hour long meeting on WeChat between miners and developers
"The agreement came after an 8-hour long meeting on WeChat between miners and developers."
Who said bitcoin's volatility is bad? A new remittance service is showing how price differentials could power cheap money transfers.
"Can bitcoin still provide a truly cheap money-sending service?"
Adding virtual currency to the state’s money-laundering statute is being floated after a criminal case involving bitcoins was dismissed in Miami last year.
"Florida lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that will add “virtual currency” to the state’s money-laundering statute, a change hailed by law enforcement although frowned upon by some enthusiasts of bitcoins."