Blockchains are being used to trace blood diamonds, verify health records, and secure supply chains.
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Blockchains are being used to trace blood diamonds, verify health records, and secure supply chains.
" Blockchains are being used to trace blood diamonds, verify health records, and secure supply chains."
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a US-based post-trade financial services company, announced its plan to launch a proof of concept-based Blockchain platform by 2018.
"Over the past 12 months, DTCC has been collaborating with various Blockchain infrastructure providers and developers to build a Blockchain-enabled Trade Information Warehouse"
When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country'
"For many years, Namibia's diamonds have been coveted by consumers the world over for their beauty and rarity."
In the first of our "Bitcoin Milestones" series, Roger Ver recalls his discovery of bitcoin and his excitement when its price first rose above $1.
"I first heard the word 'bitcoin' in November or December 2010, thanks to a mention of it on the FreeTalkLive.com podcast."
Anticipating the largest international Blockchain-related event, Cointelegraph had a chat with Jens Hermann Paulsen, Senior Consultant at Deloitte Blockchain Institute.
"Cointelegraph Events is on a great mission educating and connecting people in the Blockchain industry to ensure it continues changing the world."
Bitcoin startup Blockstream has unveiled new technology for shielding the details of transactions on a blockchain.
"Bitcoin startup Blockstream has unveiled new technology for shielding data on a blockchain."
Bitcoin investors do not rely on regular exchanges like the rest of the world does. Large-scale investors who want to be part of the bitcoin ecosystem often engage in OTC trading. Several companies an
" The Freenode IRC network has multiple bitcoin OTC trading rooms, depending on the region one wants to perform these trades in."
A bill in Arizona that recognizes blockchain signatures and smart contracts has officially become state law.
"A bill in Arizona that recognizes blockchain signatures and smart contracts has officially become state law."
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Bitcoin is often touted as a solution that can make an impact in countries dealing with financial hardship. Poor countries are not difficult to come by, all of which can benefit tremendously from usin
"It will come as no surprise to find out there are quite a few African countries with very low GDP. Central African Republic takes the crown in this regard,"
Big Blue believes the secure transfer of medical information can be achieved through technology associated with Bitcoin.
"In May last year, the UK National Health Service (NHS) was fined £180,000 after the names of 700 HIV sufferers were accidentally leaked online."
"Platform Africa is a high level forum for discussion on the role of Mauritius as a platform for Africa, launched in November 2016 by a number of leading representatives of the business, legal and media communities on the island."
"Gold trading seems to be an area ripe for real-world blockchain use cases."
The price of bitcoin rose nearly $30 over the course of one hour today, rising to a high of $740 as the price continued to flirt with annual highs.
"Equally possible is that the uptick was driven by low liquidity in the bitcoin economy and sudden surge in demand."
Earlier this month Hacked reported that a draft version of the much expected EmDrive paper by the NASA Eagleworks team, had been leaked. Now, the final version of the paper has been published.
The NASA Eagleworks paper, titled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,” has been published online as an open access “article in advance” in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Journal of Propulsion and Power, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal. The paper will appear in the December print issue of the journal.
The final version of the paper is very similar to the leaked draft. In particular, the NASA scientists confirm the promising experimental results:
“Thrust data from forward, reverse, and null suggested that the system was consistently performing at 1.2 ± 0.1 mN∕kW, which was very close to the average impulsive performance measured in air. A number of error sources were considered and discussed.”
The scientists add that, though the test campaign was not focused on optimizing performance and was more an exercise in existence proof, it is still useful to put the observed thrust-to-power figure of 1.2 mN∕kW in context.
“[For] missions with very large delta-v requirements, having a propellant consumption rate of zero could offset the higher power requirements. The 1.2 mN∕kW performance parameter is over two orders of magnitude higher than other forms of ‘zero propellant’ propulsion, such as light sails, laser propulsion, and photon rockets having thrust-to-power levels in the 3.33–6.67 μN∕kW (or 0.0033–0.0067 mN∕kW) range.”
In other words, a modest thrust without having to carry fuel can be better, especially for long-distance space missions, than a higher thrust at the cost of having to carry bulky and heavy propellant reserves, and the EmDrive performs much better than the other “zero propellant” propulsion systems studied to date.
The EmDrive results are often dismissed because they appear to violate the fundamental conservation laws of physics, but possible models for the anomalous thrust effect have been proposed that, while belonging to highly imaginative areas of theoretical physics, could explain the controversial results without violating fundamental conservation laws.
Can Nonlocal Hidden-Variable Theories Explain the Anomalous EmDrive Thrust?
EmDrive built by Eagleworks inside the test chamber.
Though the NASA Eagleworks paper is mainly focused on experimental test results, the scientists discuss some possible theoretical models:
“[The] supporting physics model used to derive a force based on operating conditions in the test article can be categorized as a nonlocal hidden-variable theory, or pilot-wave theory for short.”
While pilot-wave interpretations and re-formulations of quantum physics have been proposed by leading scientists, notably including David Bohm, most physicists remain unpersuaded. However, pilot-wave theories are becoming fashionable again with the development of pilot-wave models for classical (non-quantum) hydrodynamic systems that can reproduce quantum-mechanical phenomena. The NASA researchers note that, to date, hydrodynamic pilot-wave analog systems have been able to duplicate the double slit experiment findings, tunneling, quantized orbits, and numerous other quantum phenomena.
The scientists note that, in supporting theoretical models, the zero point field (ZPF) plays the role of the guiding wave in a similar manner [...]
"The final version of the paper is very similar to the leaked draft. In particular, the NASA scientists confirm the promising experimental results:"
An Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) executive has called for the use of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry.
"Hogben argued that an immutable record of data and records would help the healthcare industry, one traditionally plagued by erratic and inefficient record keeping. "
Darin Stanchfield believes the future of bitcoin depends on security. The crypto-currency has a lot of potential, he says, but only if it can be reliably p
"Stanchfield founded the Kirkland, Wash. startup in 2014 after Mt. Gox, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, lost $600 million worth of customers’ bitcoins due to hacking."
A former official for the UK’s Foreign Office has joined the board of blockchain startup Setl.
" That effort was launched in order to provide a basis for startups to test new – and potentially risky – technologies under supervision."
A review by the Treasury Inspector General toward evaluating the IRS’ strategy to address income streams produced via bitcoin has determined that the IRS has done very little in this regard.
" The first suggestion advises a coordinated effort from various industry regulators and law enforcement agencies, alongside the IRS. "
Swiss bank UBS is helping four central banks develop a faster transaction system using blockchain technology.
"Blockchain projects such as this have the potential to shake up the settlement system used by banks, under which transactions can take several days to finalize and which costs the financial industry $65-$80 billion a year, according to an Oliver Wyman report last year."
"My goal has always been to get things done quickly and pave the entrepreneurship by turning disruptive concepts and emerging business models into revenue."#blockchain
"Mix the high barrier to entry, the tumultuous market, and probably a heaping helping of paranoia about buying the cryptocurrency from the feds and you have the makings of a boring auction."
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