Tag: Blockchain

Track Bitcoin Related Crime

How the Authorities Track Bitcoin Related Crime

One of the many arguments that is used against Bitcoin is that it is the realm of “criminals”. There are claims that the relatively anonymous nature of the cryptocurrency makes it a haven for these types of people. Of course,...

/ October 5, 2017
Japan Wild Game Blockchain

Wild Game Tracking on NEM-Blockchain in Japan

Japan is indeed a country that is quite forward thinking when it comes to blockchain technology. This is further advanced with the suggestion that the government will be introducing an blockchain solution that will allow consumers to track the supply...

/ October 5, 2017
Blockchain and Financial Services

Positive Developments For Blockchain at Banking Conference

Yesterday was the conference on Blockchain in Finance in Dublin. Anyone who attended the conference was certain to have felt the great deal of enthusiasm all round. For example, Barclay’s vice chairman compared the Blockchain to a new operating system...

/ October 4, 2017
Legal Smart Contracts

How Smart Contracts Can Revolutionise the Legal Industry

Anyone who has ever had to grapple with the legal system (which let’s face it, is most of us at some point or other) will probably have found that it doesn’t tend to move all that quickly. There’s a good...

/ October 3, 2017
What is Blockchain Technology

What is Blockchain Technology?

Originally the basis for recording transactions with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the blockchain has evolved into something of much more significance in the 21st century. It has the potential to change fundamental principles of networking. In its simplest form, Blockchain...

/ September 26, 2017
Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies

Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

A slew of headlines have recently cast light upon the underhand and downright dishonest practices of online betting sites. Nobody will have felt particularly sorry for the top brass at 888.com when the company was fined a record £7.8 million...

/ September 21, 2017
How Blockchain can fight Blood Diamonds

How Blockchain is being used to combat Blood Diamonds

The global diamond trade is a multi-billion dollar business. However, this industry is also notorious for its conflict diamonds or “blood diamonds”. The metaphor of blood diamonds paints a vivid picture of the consequences to illegal trade. Blood diamonds have...

/ September 19, 2017
Northern Rock Bank Run

10 Years on: The Northern Rock Bank Run and the Argument for Cryptocurrencies

They are some of the most chilling images from the financial crash – the sight of long queues forming outside branches of Northern Rock as thousands of its customers tried desperately to rescue their savings before the bank went under....

/ September 14, 2017

What is Segregated Witness?

Segregated witness, or SegWit as it is commonly called, has just been implemented on the Bitcoin Blockchain and was deployed on the LiteCoin network back in May of this year. Although this has become so much of the public lexicon,...

/ September 13, 2017
Blockchain Powered Shipping Voyage

A Shipping Voyage, Completely Powered by Blockchain

One of the oldest sectors in the world is that of the global shipping. Sailing the high seas has been the lifeblood of global commerce for over 500 years. It therefore seems quite fitting that this age old industry is...

/ September 11, 2017