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What is blockchain?
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What is blockchain?

The tech that underpins the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is branching out
5 Jan 2021
Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time
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Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time

A wider economic backdrop, rising investor confidence, and a lack of large upcoming sales are helping with stability, analysts claim
17 Dec 2020
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
2 Dec 2020
Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 Nov 2020
Can blockchain fix voting?
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Can blockchain fix voting?

Could digital voting have prevented the chaos before the US election? And can blockchain help now or in the future?
25 Nov 2020
IBM and R3 unite to increase blockchain services across hybrid cloud
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IBM and R3 unite to increase blockchain services across hybrid cloud

Corda Enterprise will run on IBM LinuxONE, IBM to offer Corda Enterprise Services Offerings
22 Oct 2020
PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading
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PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading

Users can buy, hold, and sell widely-used cryptocurrencies alongside other payment methods in their digital wallet
22 Oct 2020
FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
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FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products

Volatility of markets and a lack of understanding among the public are among reasons for a full trading ban from 2021
7 Oct 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The DARQ side of security
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The IT Pro Podcast: The DARQ side of security

We explore DARQ technologies, and their potential security implications
28 Aug 2020
IBM Rapid Supplier Connect to help in-need health care providers source PPE
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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect to help in-need health care providers source PPE

Powered by IBM Blockchain, the tool will assist with the procurement of PPE from non-traditional suppliers
27 Apr 2020
What is Libra? A guide to Facebook's cryptocurrency
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What is Libra? A guide to Facebook's cryptocurrency

Users will soon be able to send and receive payments across Facebook and WhatsApp
5 Mar 2020
Samsung and Salesforce plough millions into blockchain company
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Samsung and Salesforce plough millions into blockchain company

The $35 million Series C investment will go to expanding the reach of the open-source DAML language
5 Feb 2020
The total economic impact of IBM Blockchain
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Whitepaper

The total economic impact of IBM Blockchain

Projected cost savings and business benefits
14 Jan 2020
HSBC transfers £20bn worth of paper records to a custody blockchain
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HSBC transfers £20bn worth of paper records to a custody blockchain

Distributed ledger technology will be used to digitise investor assets
29 Nov 2019
China prepares to launch the first domestic cryptocurrency
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China prepares to launch the first domestic cryptocurrency

EU responds with calls for launch of a public European cryptocurrency
6 Nov 2019
Pat Gelsinger: “Bitcoin today is not OK”
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Pat Gelsinger: “Bitcoin today is not OK”

VMware CEO blasts cryptocurrencies
28 Aug 2019
Facebook pushed to reveal Libra's data protection policies
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Facebook pushed to reveal Libra's data protection policies

Since its launch, Facebook's stablecoin has garnered widespread concern about user privacy
6 Aug 2019
EU champions blockchain-powered law enforcement platform
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EU champions blockchain-powered law enforcement platform

Digital evidence will be more effectively managed and secured for presentation in court
31 Jul 2019
Mounting Facebook Libra pressure spurs Bitcoin slump
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Mounting Facebook Libra pressure spurs Bitcoin slump

Facebook's digital coin is branded "a national security risk" as Bitcoin price falls by more than 10%
16 Jul 2019
G20 approves rules to shake up cryptocurrency industry
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G20 approves rules to shake up cryptocurrency industry

New rules aimed at fighting money laundering and terrorism have been met with criticism from industry leaders
2 Jul 2019
The turbulent politics of Iran's crypto mining debacle
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The turbulent politics of Iran's crypto mining debacle

Iranian government claims the industry is putting strain on the national power grid, but figures suggest something different
1 Jul 2019
Microsoft and Salesforce join the Hyperledger project
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Microsoft and Salesforce join the Hyperledger project

The open source research initiative is welcoming eight large organisations to its ranks
19 Jun 2019
Facebook primes for cryptocurrency launch
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Facebook primes for cryptocurrency launch

Major financial backers and high-profile hires prelude the launch of a white paper next week
14 Jun 2019