Japan Data Initiative Brings Blockchain Security to 100 Major Businesses

A data-sharing initiative involving one hundred of Japan’s biggest companies will use blockchain for its security, English-language news outlet Nikkei Asian Review reported on June 17. The project, which will commence in spring 2020, aims for participants to share production data in order to enhance overall efficiency. Its controller is the Industrial Value Chain Initiative, an industry organization formed four years…

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Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles to Serve as CTO of New Japanese Blockchain Venture

Mark Karpeles — the former CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox — has revealed he will serve as the chief technology officer of a new Japan-registered blockchaint echnology firm. The news was reported by Japanese daily newspaper The Mainchi on June 5. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan earlier today, Karpeles reportedly declared his intention to…

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The end of Bitcoin?

2014.03.06 Last week, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the internet, Mt. Gox, announced that it was filing for bankruptcy. A week before that, it had been a repository for over $400 million worth of the digital currency, and now it was down to nothing. Mt. Gox blamed a ‘hacking’ attack for the loss…

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Symbolic Exchange: How alternative currencies help change the world for the better

2013.10.02 Money can’t buy you happiness, but it certainly can help achieve it, especially if you can create your own money. The past few years have seen an incredible growth in alternative currencies around the world, which are not controlled by any financial institution or government. Bitcoins, Shaimuratiks, Starbucks “stars” and other riches – “Theory…

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