China’s central bank bans initial coin offerings

China’s central bank has declared that initial coin offerings are illegal and should be halted immediately. More than $1.8 billion has been raised through the 135 initial coin offerings listed at CoinSchedule in 2017. The Chinese committee has prepared a list of 60 exchanges which will be subject to inspection and a report. In the …

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Bitcoin passes $5000 in intraday trading and then sold off

Bitcoin briefly surged past $5,000 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index but then sold off. The total value of all publicly traded cryptocurrencies was $166 billion. The total values was down more than 7 percent from a high of nearly $180 billion last night. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular …

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Central banks blockchain trials

The central Bank of Papua New Guinea is running blockchain trials. Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani described the blockchain trials underway at the Bank of PNG and introduced the PNG Digital Commerce and Cryptocurrency Association for the growing number of Papua New Guinea tech entrepreneurs and businesses interested in blockchain technology. Banks and central banks …

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Blockchain in Trucking Alliance and Blockchain for container shipping

One of the largest flatbed trucking fleets in the US has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA). PS Logistics, LLC, a leading national transportation and logistics company, joined as a charter member, to help advance the transportation industry through smart technologies and standardized performance standards. The Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) formed August 2017 …

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Future Cryptocurrency will need massive developer community

Microsofts Coco framework for enterprise blockchain that is 100 times faster for transactions shows that Microsoft will likely create a new Cryptocurrency. Although Microsoft is a backer of Ethereum, Microsoft will likely release new iterations of Cryptocurrency that are able to handle national scale transactions. National adoptions of cryptocurrency need to have tens of thousands …

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Microsoft Coco Framework for enterprise blockchain is 100 times faster for transactions

Blockchain is a transformational technology with the potential to extend digital transformation beyond a company’s four walls and into the processes it shares with suppliers, customers and partners. A growing number of enterprises are investing in blockchain as a secure and transparent way to digitally track the ownership of assets across trust boundaries and to …

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Bitcoin at around $4000 and Ethereum at $288

Coinbase the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin exchange had a stock offering and raised $100 million with a $1.6 billion valuation. Coinbase exchanges about $25 billion worth of cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin market cap is around $65 billion, with the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem now being worth $140 billion. The South China Morning Post reports that some are …

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A Crazier World would make Bitcoin and Etherium Stronger

Bitcoin and Etherium have been surging for months. There seems to be an increasing amount of capital flows into bitcoin from around the globe. “The biggest driver right now is you’re starting to see institutional investors take a keen interest in the entire sector,” said Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, which recently launched …

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Boeing gets $90 million contract to develop laser pods for fighter jets through 2021

Boeing has been awarded an estimated $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the development and delivery of an experimental laser pod. The contractor will provide research and development of high energy laser technologies through the next five years. The laser pod referred to in this award is likely to be the Self-Protect High Energy Laser …

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pCell wireless broadband with cubic centimeter sized cells around antennas for massively shareable wireless spectrum

Steve Perlman, the serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur who brought us OnLive and WebTV, has announced a new wireless broadband technology called pCell. The technology will enable full-speed wireless broadband to every mobile device, regardless of how many users are using the same wireless spectrum at once, Perlman promises. Artemis Networks, has been working on the …

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