Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

  • The financial services industry can transform itself around blockchain technology, if it can find the leadership to do it.
  • The smartest incumbents will use blockchain technology strategically, including permissionless systems to penetrate new markets like the unbanked and bring new services to market.
  • Permissioned blockchains use distributed ledger technology without having a digital currency attached.
  • Regulators might also prefer them over public blockchains, like the bitcoin blockchain, because they need not be anonymous or pseudonymous.
  • (Read an excerpt of our book, Blockchain Revolution, .

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Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast global platform based on a distributed ledger, establishes the rules — in the form of computations and heavy duty encryption — that enable two or more parties to transact or do business without needing a third party to establish trust.


Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

Australian police to auction $13m in confiscated bitcoins

  • Auctioneers expect strong interest in the auction of 24,518 bitcoins, each of which is currently valued at about $530.
  • Victorian police confiscated the bitcoins as proceeds of crime, although only registered bidders will find out who from
  • Nikitins would not say who the bitcoins were confiscated from, but said registered bidders would be told.
  • Nikitins expects strong interest in the auction since the bitcoin price has become less volatile after the US auctions.
  • Bidders can register until 7 June for the 24,518 bitcoins on offer.

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Victorian police confiscated the bitcoins as proceeds of crime, although only registered bidders will find out who from


Australian police to auction $13m in confiscated bitcoins

The battle over the future of bitcoin

The battle over the future of bitcoin  via @guardian by @dannyyadron #FutureOfTechnology

  • Maxwell and his team have a business interest in blocks staying small, because more people would need side chains.
  • Bitcoin’s mainstream popularity has grown in fits and starts in recent years.
  • Smith, Wright and some other key bitcoin developers want the blocks to be larger so more transactions can clear at the same time.
  • Unlike Visa, bitcoin doesn’t have a central clearinghouse to process all transactions.
  • Fans of bitcoin say the system, which tends to be a pet project of encryption wonks, could eventually rival Visa.

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Billed as the future of democratized, digital money, the currency is now at the center of a conflict over how to develop technologies behind the system


The battle over the future of bitcoin

Deloitte to develop fintech in Irish ‘lab’, 50 jobs to be created

.@DeloitteIreland join @Infosys in locating blockchain R&D centre in Dublin #fintech

  • Tech recruitment company Harvey Nash has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in…
  • Forecourt retailer Maxol is to create 50 new jobs in…
  • Michael Cogley Forecourt retailer Maxol is to create 50 new jobs in Mayo after a €2m investment that will see the firm restore its station on Newport Road and open a new outlet in Castlebar.
  • Deloitte to develop fintech in Irish ‘lab’, 50 jobs to be created
  • Paul Jacob, managing director of Smart Storage, which is creating 60 jobs in Ireland

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Dublin has been selected to become a base for developing services using new blockchain technologies by Deloitte, the professional services and consulting firm.


Deloitte to develop fintech in Irish ‘lab’, 50 jobs to be created

Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

  • The financial services industry can transform itself around blockchain technology, if it can find the leadership to do it.
  • The smartest incumbents will use blockchain technology strategically, including permissionless systems to penetrate new markets like the unbanked and bring new services to market.
  • Permissioned blockchains use distributed ledger technology without having a digital currency attached.
  • Regulators might also prefer them over public blockchains, like the bitcoin blockchain, because they need not be anonymous or pseudonymous.
  • (Read an excerpt of our book, Blockchain Revolution, .

Read the full article, click here.


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Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution