Blockchain in Health Insurance: More Accuracy, More Transparency and More Efficiency

How blockchain will make health insurance cheaper and more efficient. The evolving relationship between blockchain tech and the health sector has already been thoroughly documented, yet something that’s received less attention is the increasing role blockchains are set to have in the health insurance industry. This industry was worth over $600 billion in 2017 in the […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain Authorization of Data in Recent Interview

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he is mulling the idea of blockchain-based authorization for user data. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg considered the ramifications of blockchain-based authorization of user data during an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20. During a discussion covering such topics as the future of technology […]

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Report: Bank of China Joins New Blockchain Platform for Property Buyers

Hong Kong property development firm New World Development and ASTRI will jointly launch a blockchain platform designed to reduce paperwork during mortgage applications. Property development firm New World Development and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) will jointly launch a blockchain platform for home buyers with the Bank of China reportedly […]

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Discloses Non-ETH Crypto Holdings and Other Revenue Sources

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has disclosed that his crypto investments are virtually exclusively devoted to the Ethereum network. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has disclosed that his crypto investments are virtually exclusively devoted to the Ethereum network, in a post published to an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Reddit thread on Feb. 18. The AMA post […]

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Owner of Indeed and Glassdoor Job Search Engines Invests In Privacy Coin Project Beam

Tokyo-based Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in privacy coin project Beam Development Limited. Japanese employment information services company Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in a blockchain-focused company Beam Development Limited, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18. Per today’s press release, Recruit has invested in Israeli blockchain startup Beam Development Limited. The investment was […]

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Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

Tech firm Blockstream has released the Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig designed to address Bitcoin blockchain privacy. The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18. Last January, four Bitcoin developers released […]

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