Everipedia

Wikipedia Competitor Everipedia’s Blockchain Is Now Live

The mainnet for decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia is now live. The blockchain-based Wikipedia competitor announced the launch on Thursday, allowing users to earn its IQ tokens for adding or editing articles to the platform. These tokens, in turn, will let users participate and vote on network governance issues. Everipedia’s developers hope that this type of model […]

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Sony

Sony Patent Filings Hint at Work on Crypto Mining Hardware

Japanese technology giant Sony wants to patent two hardware approaches for hosting and maintaining blockchains, newly published documents show. Sony’s two filings are entitled “Electronic Node and Method for Maintaining a Distributed Ledger” and “Device and System,” revealing for the first time that the company is working on blockchain-related hardware concepts. They also set the […]

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Blockchain

KPMG: Blockchain Funding in US This Year Has Already Surpassed 2017’s Total

Investment in the blockchain industry is booming in the U.S., according to “Big Four” auditing firm KPMG. Published Tuesday, the company’s “Pulse of Fintech 2018” report states that traditional venture capital investments in U.S.-based blockchain companies in the first half of this year have already exceeded the total for 2017, though it did not specify […]

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NFL blockchain

NFL Players Union Strikes Deal to Help Athletes Earn Crypto

The players’ union for the National Football League (NFL) is partnering with a blockchain startup to help athletes license products on a decentralized network. Announced Tuesday, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) plans to encourage its members to provide commentary, livestreams and other content for the FanChain platform, thereby earning revenue for themselves outside […]

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Crypto Mining Malware

New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries, the cybersecurity firm reported Thursday. PowerGhost, a form of fileless malware – which uses a system’s native processes to hijack a computer – has reportedly been spreading on corporate networks in India, Brazil, Colombia and Turkey. The software mines an […]

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Vaccine Blockchain

Vaccine Blockchain Plan Prompts Enquiries Amid China Pharma Scandal

On the back of China’s most recent pharmaceutical scandal, stock investors are buying into a public company’s claim to be developing a blockchain for tracking vaccines – but one watchdog isn’t happy about it. As reported by CoinDesk earlier this week, following a vaccine data scandal exposed last weekend, the Chinese crypto community weighed in with the […]

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