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FPT and Factom Announce Global Partnership

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FPT Software, one of the largest Vietnamese IT companies, and Factom, a Texas-based blockchain-as-a-service company, have announced a strategic partnership.  Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) refers to any product that utilizes distributed ledger technology for a specific use case, such as storing data.  FPT Software hopes to integrate blockchain technology to enhance their Digital and Product Engineering.   Read More

Mayor of Cash-Strapped Louisiana City Pitches ICO

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Joel Robideaux, the mayor-president of the Louisiana city and parish of Lafayette, urged local residents on Thursday to consider launching an initial coin offering (ICO). Lafayette parish is in dire financial straits, officials say. A presentation given by the town in March stressed that property tax revenues are insufficient and that a fund used to finance operations Read More

A salmonella recall is affecting 207 million eggs across the US

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A recall of 206,749,248 eggs has occurred in the US, following 22 reports of illness linked to salmonella contamination. The eggs were distrubuted to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The US Food & Drug Administration has a full list here (including Read More

Buying Bitcoin? Hedge Funds Will Use Blockchain, Too

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Mona El Isa is co-founder and member of the board at Melonport AG, a decentralized digital asset management platform, and a former VP of equities trading at Goldman Sachs. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Imagine a future where humans play a minimal role in setting up, regulating and reporting regulatory Read More

The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe’s best year in a decade

4 months ago adcity Comments Off on The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe’s best year in a decade
Europe didn’t head into 2017 under the best circumstances. Brexit was still relatively new and troubling, Italy’s oldest bank had just collapsed, and a series of upcoming elections were making investors nervous. Twelve months later, the success of Europe’s economy this year has been such a standout surprise it’s even been enjoying its own hashtag: Read More

After the Futures: The Next Chapter for Bitcoin

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Charles Hayter is a former equities analyst at Citi and the CEO and co-founder at CryptoCompare.com, an informational resource for the world of cryptocurrencies. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review series. On the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, one of the world’s most respected derivatives providers, the CME Group, announced Read More

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they are digging up the original Santa Claus

4 months ago adcity Comments Off on Archaeologists in Turkey believe they are digging up the original Santa Claus
Santa isn’t just a myth made up for kids on Christmas. He did exist and he did give generous gifts, though not via chimneys on Dec. 25, as popular legend tells it. By this time next year, you may even be able to visit him in his original setting, say Turkish archaeologists. What we know Read More

Utility: The Defining Word for Tokens in 2018

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Shawn Wilkinson is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at Storj Labs where he oversees strategy, vision and architecture for the Storj network. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. It’s pretty clear that 2017 was the year of the token. Whether you’re reading the news, attending a trade show or Read More

Please don’t use AI to write Christmas carols

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Christmas carol songwriters should be relieved to hear that they can keep their jobs for a little while longer. It turns out that artificial intelligence hasn’t quite mastered the art of their job. In a Dec. 21 entry on her personal AI blog, Janelle Shane, a research scientist in industry and machine-learning hobbyist in her Read More

Cleaning Up the Crypto Markets: A Job for 2018

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Scott Ryan is a credit analyst and avid follower of the cryptocurrency markets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. First things first: I’m quite fond of the Wild West environment in which we currently operate – the excitement and uncertainty are unparalleled by a night at the casino, let alone the Read More