blockchain

Is Blockchain Becoming the Solution to Customer Loyalty Programs?

Loyalty programs have come a long way since their first iterations. all the way back in the 18th century when retailers would issue customers with copper tokens that were redeemable against future purchases. Companies quickly realized that metal tokens were expensive to manufacture, and so the practice evolved into issuing stamps and coupons.

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Despite Cryptocurrency Crash, Amazon Sees Opportunity to Embrace Blockchain

Even as cryptocurrencies are getting crushed, Amazon sees plenty of opportunity with blockchain technology.

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Ten Blockchain, Fintech Firms Launch Association to Make ‘Code of Conduct’ for Crypto

Ten financial and tech firms have established an Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) to create a code of conduct for the cryptocurrency sector. The launch was announced in a press release published Nov. 27.

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Banking on Blockchain: How the Technology Will Help Curb Fraud

Blockchain’s decentralized technology can enable banks and financial institutions to be more effective in the areas of fraud management and money laundering. Smart contracts hosted on blockchain result in smarter amendments in trade finance at reduced cost. Banks should overhaul legacy systems to adopt or integrate blockchain technology to reap its disruptive benefits.

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Influencers Weigh-In on Big 2019 Predictions for the CryptoBlock Arena

There is no doubt that 2018 has been quite an action-packed year for all things in the cryptoblock space. While those in the crypto area closely monitored gains, losses and SEC moves, blockchain devotees leaped from conference-to-conference around the world following those proselytizing about the industry.

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How Blockchain Can Shake the Banking Industry

Banks are third party organizations that handle money transfer and financial transactions of their users by providing services. These services include storing money, accessing money, transferring them from one to different accounts or banks, etc.

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Why We Must Regulate the Blockchain

Cryptocurrency’s creators imagined it as a regulation-free space. But with blockchain, trust requires oversight. Ken Thompson, the co-creator of the Unix computer operating system, received the Association for Computing Machinery’s prestigious Turing Award in 1984. In his acceptance speech, he did something odd. He chose not to talk about Unix at all; instead, he spoke […]

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PODCAST: Is Blockchain the Most Overhyped Technology in History?

Ron Quaranta and Steve Ehrlich with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance give their take on NYU professor Nouriel Roubini’s declaration that blockchain is the most overhyped – and least useful – technology in human history and discuss what’s working and what’s not with financial services blockchain projects.

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Banks, Ignore Blockchain at Your Peril! It Could Have Prevented the Danske Bank Scandal

Imagine if one bank, in one country, laundered almost ten times more than that country’s GDP. Imagine if that money came from non-residents in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova and other ex-Soviet states. It’d be one of the largest money-laundering scandals in history. This is exactly what happened in September.

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The Advantages of a Faster Blockchain for Global and Financial Institutions

Blockchain technology is becoming increasingly integrated into the mainstream, beyond the popular cryptocurrency market. Even traditional financial institutions, banks, investment companies, etc.

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Blockchain Payments Need to ‘Tip the Scales’

While interoperability is vital to blockchain payments’ success, another critical area for growth in the industry is scalability. It simply won’t be possible for enterprises to build a healthy and functional ecosystem around the technology without scale.

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Beyond Cryptocurrency: Hardware Wallets as Blockchain Infrastructure

The right kind of wallet can be used to store data and authenticate transactions beyond cryptocurrency. Hardware wallets are a significant cornerstone of cryptocurrency’s budding history. They first arrived on the scene in 2014, when a combination of circumstances ripened around their creation.

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