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Open Access Government’s Blockchain category delves into the complexities of the blockchain world, read experts on this technology, applications, and more.

Explanations and updates on trade and the global innovation of crypto-currency. The development of online currency and its uses around the world in places such as Haiti is a popular topic covered. We have articles on how the currency helps farmers due to the payment process being more transparent. Newest updates on the developments on Bitcoin are also available.

Pieces on such things as Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are available both in this category but also within the technology category.

omnichannel retail challenges

Blockchain: A magic wand to omnichannel retail challenges?

Associate Professors Joline Uichanco, Stefanus Jasin and Debjit Roy offer their expertise to discuss how blockchain can be used to solve traceability, trust, and transparency challenges faced by omnichannel retailers.
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Cyber-Trust: Safeguarding IoT and building trust through blockchain

Dr Stavros Shiaeles, University of Plymouth and Dr Nicholas Kolokotronis, University of Peloponnese discuss how Cyber-Trust is being used to Safeguard Internet of Things (IoT).
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Blockchain: The fight against financial crime

Dave Elzas, CEO, Geneva Management Group discusses the role of blockchain in the fight against financial crime: could it prevent another Bernie Madoff, who pled guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in world history?.
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Closing the global trade finance gap with a blockchain solution

Here, we find out that InventoryClub, a Commonwealth-focused trade finance application developer, is re-inventing trade finance in global trade, beginning with a blockchain platform to support a thriving trading community.
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Closing the blockchain skills gap

Ken Weber, Head of Social Impact, Ripple, assesses the blockchain skills gap and the role of academia, governments and private organisations in helping to address it.
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Facebook cryptocurrency: Libra needs to focus on data protection

Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, faces renewed questions from regulatory authorities on how it will protect user data and prevent money-laundering.
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Digital Media privacy would be key to reward-based ecosystem that users deserve

Here, Christel Quek, Co-founder of BOLT, discusses the progressive potential of blockchain globally via appropriate use of digital media privacy that would open up a reward-based ecosystem.
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Decentralising security for mobile devices: Is blockchain the viable solution?

Steven Sprague, Cofounder and CEO of Rivetz reveals a viable solution when it comes to decentralising security. He argues that there is great promise for creating mobile device security with blockchain technology.
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Securing your cryptocurrencies to the highest standards of safety

The cryptocurrency trading industry isn’t the safest place if you aren’t careful but there are a few ways for securing your cryptocurrencies to the best of your ability, here Iggy Vargas from Paxful explores these methods.
 political upheaval

Are cryptocurrencies the best investment bet during political upheaval? 

Ana Bencic, Founder and CEO of NextHash, discusses why cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are attractive to investors who are searching for a more stable alternative during political upheaval.
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Ugandan President to explore use of MediConnect to tackle counterfeit drugs

MediConnect is pleased to announce that it has received indicative support from the Ugandan government to explore the use of its solution to tackle the spread of counterfeit drugs.
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Crypto mining on the rise among hackers

David Hobbs, director of security solutions at Radware, highlights what government organisation's need to know as cryptomining becomes back in favour with hackers.
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11 reasons for blockchain in public services

New research by the European Commission's ISA² programme reveals the findings of case studies on blockchain in public services.
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Crypto’s effect on the wider markets

Cryptocurrencies have been in vogue for several years, and everyone who works in the finance industry has a story or two about what the effects of crypto have looked like to them.
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Why are central banks leading blockchain experimentation?

Here, the World Economic forum discusses how central banks are among the most cautious institutions in the world, yet the first to implement blockchain experimentation.
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Bringing together Blockchain, IoT and AI: Turning Skynet into reality

In this article, the increasing power of Blockchain, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are explored in our ever-evolving modern world.
crypto banking

Forming HEdpAY Alliance Group for adoption of crypto banking

Founder and CEO of HEdpAY explains how the creation of alliances in various sectors of business can provide financial services solution within the crypto banking ecosystem.
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World Bank blockchain pilot sows fresh narrative for Haiti’s farmers

AgriLedger, an agricultural-focused blockchain systems provider, is working on a World Bank backed pilot that offers end-to-end full traceability through their platform to enable transparency along the value chain.
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Blockchain: A revolution in marketing

Blockchain technology was perceived by many as a global revolution in many areas, as well as a tool used by drug dealers and smugglers.
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Blockchain and retail: A potential industry revolution

This article discusses the potential of blockchain and retail: could the technology be responsible for a profit increase for the sector in 2018?

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