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Few Actually Care About Blockchain Governance, Data Shows

A recent investigation into ‘voter turnout’ as an indicator of community participation in decentralized-governance tokens, throws up some interesting results. Despite the assumption that token-holders would participate purely through the passive incentive of ownership, most prefer more tangible benefits.  Off-Chain Vs. On-Chain Governance Who governs Bitcoin? While nobody owns the network, somebody must be in […]

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Most Powerful Woman in Banking Bearish on Blockchain, But Amassing More Patents Than Anyone

2018’s most powerful woman in banking, Cathy Bessant, is admittedly bearish on distributed-ledger technology — despite the fact that the company for which she is the tech and operations chief, Bank of America (BofA), has the most blockchain patents in the financial services industry.  Bank of America may be stockpiling blockchain patents like it’s nobody’s […]

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Australian Bank ANZ Still Doesn’t Understand Blockchain Technology

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) has thrown some serious shade at distributed ledger technology — commonly referred to as ‘the blockchain.’  According to the third-largest bank by market capitalization in Australia, legacy financial institutions aren’t exactly under immediate threat from the trustless transactions introduced by Bitcoin (BTC) and its creator, Satoshi […]

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UPS Partnership Bringing Blockchain-Powered E-Commerce to B2B Merchants

American multinational package delivery and supply chain management giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is teaming up with e-commerce technology company Inxeption to create Inxeption Zippy, a blockchain-based e-commerce platform that helps B2B merchants set up, sell, and ship products online.  The Inxeption-powered platform affords manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers the ability to create a company-branded website […]

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IBM Blockchain World Wire Launches in 72 Countries

Today, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the launch of IBM Blockchain World Wire in a large selection of markets.  IBM Blockchain World Wire is “a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions” from the American multinational information technology company. It has been created with the purpose of optimizing and quickening foreign exchange, cross-border […]