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Weaponizing Blockchain — Vast Potential, but Projects Are Kept Secret

When Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that blockchain and artificial intelligence would “revolutionize war,” as Cointelegraph reported on Nov. 4, did he take things a bit too far? Jet engines have revolutionized warfare, and so have missiles and nuclear weapons — but shared digital ledgers?  Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, for one, told Cointelegraph that he agrees with India’s minister when he was asked about blockchain’s possible military uses: “Yes, potentially. Digital technologies have been transforming warfare since the 1990’s so emerging technologies such as blockchain have…

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UAE Accepts Crypto Regulation, Blockchain Projects Stand to Benefit

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) in the United Arab Emirates has drafted a resolution on regulating crypto assets, providing greater clarity for crypto-related projects in the Middle East nation. With the focus usually on China, Japan or the United States, the Middle East is an area that doesn’t often get the attention it deserves when it comes to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. However, barring a few highly restrictive countries, such as Iraq and Kuwait, the region generally exhibits a very progressive and supportive stance when it comes to the blockchain…

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Got ID? New Projects Explore Blockchain Identity Systems

The rapid onset of technological advancement is not evenly spread. Society is increasingly becoming digitally literate and uses emerging technology for work, to communicate and pay for things in ways unimaginable just 15 years ago. So, why are methods of governance largely unchanged since the invention of liberal democracy hundreds of years ago?  Although many aspects of government remain entrenched in the past, one area is being brought into the 21st century: identity. With fears regarding third-party data abuse, citizens are more concerned than ever about how this affects their…

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Tezos Foundation Issues Batch of Grants to Smart Contract, Explorer Projects

The Tezos Foundation has issued grants to projects submitted in response to its latest request for proposals. Per a Sept. 10 announcement, the foundation has released 14 new grants to projects targeting the advancement of the Tezos project. Recipient projects prioritized developments such as applications built using Tezos smart contracts, Tezos block explorers, tools for smart contract development, Tezos-focused training resources and marketing initiatives that improve awareness of the ecosystem. Range of recipient projects that won Tezos grants The foundation accompanied the announcement with a description of the projects, of…

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South Korean Crypto Projects Look to Leave the Country

The number of South Korean digital currency projects leaving the country to list their products on foreign exchanges is increasing, experts say. South Korean news outlet Business Korea reported on Aug. 19, that industry experts have noticed a surge in cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused projects seeking to list their early-stage products on overseas platforms. Experts define reasons behind projects’ departure Experts named several key reasons that local projects are leaving, including stricter domestic cryptocurrency exchange market conditions, wherein investors are not able to make or withdraw deposits in the Korean won…

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ETC Labs Launches Studio Program to Support Developing ETC Projects

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Labs incubator today officially announced Studio, its new program to support the launch of new projects on Ethereum Classic. ETC Labs Studio to support firms seeking to launch projects and crowdsales on ETC According to an official blog post from Aug. 8, the ETC Labs Studio will now support companies that seek technical and marketing expertise for new projects and crowdsales. The new program intends to share technical expertise to promote building and implementation of decentralized applications and crowdsales, as well as provide guidance on project launch…

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Grocery Involved in Nearly Half of all DLT Supply Chain Projects

The grocery sector is responsible for nearly half of all Distributed Ledger Technology-based (DLT) supply chain projects. UCL: grocery most active in DLT tracking Research conducted by the University College London centre for blockchain and retail blockchain consortium and published on Aug. 4 shows that the grocery industry has the highest number of DLT-based supply chain tracking projects. Per the report, nearly half of all the projects analyzed operate within the grocery sector, while about 15% respectively operate in the healthcare and fashion industries. Lastly, about 39% operate in other,…

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Web3 Foundation Director Resigns to Pursue DAO Projects

Web3 Foundation (W3F) director Ryan Zurrer has announced that he is stepping down from his role at the decentralized web-focused nonprofit to pursue his interest in investments and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Zurrer expounded on his departure in a series of Twitter posts on Aug. 5. Zurrer explained that he will be gradually removing himself from the organization, partially in light of its current success. In June, W3F managed the token sale of blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot (DOT). Zurrer said: “With the success of the DOTs sale, the success of…

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Top Staking Projects of the Crypto World Today: Report

INDX, the Tokenized Masternode Investment Fund, has calculated the top-10 proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains based on the expected yield of their tokens. The company did this by quantifying the volatility, volume, liquidity, risk and integrity. The tokens appear in order, from one to 10, based on the expected yield, as predicted by INDX’s proprietary algorithm.  Related: Crypto Dividends: Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market But is Not Without Risk Proof-of-stake is a consensus method that states a person can mine or validate block transactions in…

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10 Blockchain Projects That Are Out-of-This-World, or May Change It

Blockchain technology has proven to be a great invention since it was introduced about a decade ago. Since then, it has powered several inventions that will have a lasting impact on humanity. Some notable examples are the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart contracts. However, some blockchain projects will touch some other areas of human endeavor that are yet to feel the impact of this amazing technology. Here, Cointelegraph takes a look at 10 very interesting blockchain projects the world should look forward to. Andrew Adcock, the CEO of Crowd…

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