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Risks, Issues, and Concerns Related to Digital Ownership
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The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain has created a virtual Wild West within the digital economy. While many view the rise of cryptocurrencies as a digital-money revolution, regulators and lawyers are scrambling to bring legal order to the blockchain frontier. Cryptocurrencies promise to transform the way people view money, transact business,…

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7 Ways Blockchain Can Help In The Coronavirus Pandemic
1000 648 David Hoppe

COVID-19 has upended the world. As people from all over the world unite to fight the spread of the disease, blockchain technology offers a number of ways to better manage the impact of the pandemic.

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5 Public Companies that Could Be Using Blockchain by this Time Next Year
1000 648 David Hoppe

Public companies are increasingly dipping their toes into the blockchain waters. Some, like Overstock and Walmart, have made it known they are using the technology to better their businesses, whether it be through cross-border transactions or improvements to the supply chain.

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Five High-Profile Blockchain Legal Battles You Should Know
1000 648 David Hoppe

From intense personal disputes to regulators looking to take down unregistered securities, there’s no lack of legal battles in the blockchain industry. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are still in their infancy, and as such, the legality of their mechanisms and uses is still being worked out on…

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Blockchain News: New Blockchain Consortium Tackles Air Transport Industry Maintenance
1000 648 David Hoppe

The multinational IT company SITA issued a press release on February 4, 2020, announcing the formation of a new alliance in the air transport industry maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) chain. The partners will use distributed ledger technology to resolve current issues across this complex logistics value chain, increase digitalization within the space, and offer a more robust, reliable, and accurate method for data-sharing among members.

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Let’s Be Clear: China Backs Blockchain, not Bitcoin
1000 648 David Hoppe

The Chinese government has historically been quick to suppress any innovation deemed as troublesome or counter to the stability and administration of the ruling regime. This of course included blockchain technology, which follows and maintains a philosophy of decentralized control, but last week China announced itself to be a blockchain supporter. While…

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Japan: An Unlikely Champion of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
1000 648 David Hoppe

Japan has long been a technology leader, and companies like Honda, Sony, and Nintendo (to name a few) have brought hugely influential technologies to the world, with the active support of the Japanese government.  It is therefore perhaps not surprising that blockchain technology has developed significant support in the country, with even…

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How Blockchain Will Change the Music Industry
1000 648 David Hoppe

When Napster released in 1999, the industry was shaken by the new, disruptive technology. Over time, the industry adapted to the new industry dynamics, and the music business today is arguably better for it. The paradigm can be applied to streaming music services like Pandora and Spotify, which form the latest wave…

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Blockchain: What Have You Done for Me Lately?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Possibilities and potential can get one a long way in the business world, but at some point, that must give way to real-world results. This balance between excitement over potential and real-world accomplishment may have never been more delicate than in the blockchain industry.