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Arthur Hayes Discusses Centralized vs. Decentralized Exchanges at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

Experts and entrepreneurs from across the blockchain industry addressed many topics at Distributed 2018, the brand’s inaugural flagship conference held in San Francisco, using panel discussions and keynote addresses to take on the most pressing issues in the decentralized world.At one such ...

Thought Leaders Predict the Future of Digital Media at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

The Distributed media brand recently hosted a flagship conference on blockchain technology in San Francisco where prominent thinkers and experts in the space joined together to deliver a variety of fireside chat-style talks on the most pressing topics of today and tomorrow.One such discussion ...

Entrepreneurs Discuss Tokenized Securities at Distributed 2018 Panel

by Landon Manning

San Francisco recently played host to BTC Inc’s flagship conference on blockchain technology, Distributed 2018. This conference featured a number of prominent experts in the various business applications of distributed ledgers, many of whom specialize in particularly niche fields of the space, ...

Consensus Algorithms: The Basics, the Problems and the Path to Efficiency at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

At BTC Inc’s flagship blockchain conference in San Francisco, Distributed 2018, experts from a wide variety of fields within the industry came to discuss the most salient issues facing distributed ledger technology. Several of these specialists participated in a panel discussion on the topic of ...

Sora Ventures Hosts International Blockchain Conference in Macau

by Landon Manning

This fall, Sora Ventures will host a blockchain and cryptocurrency event in Macau, China, for the first time. From November 13 to 14, this conference will put the spotlight on the blockchain space’s development in Asia and highlight some of the specific applications that Macau itself is ...

Supply Chain Entrepreneurs Discuss the Future of Blockchain Technology at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

Of the primary potential use cases for distributed ledger technology, supply chain tracking is one of the most likely to seriously disrupt major industries worldwide. To explore this potential more closely, several experts working with blockchain-based supply chain platforms participated in a ...

Blockchain Experts Discuss Scalability Issues at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

It can be a trade-off trying to manage decentralization and throughput on systems of smart contracts. The trick is to maintain a network without a central processing hub and to simultaneously process a large volume of transactions without significant overhead costs. The scalability problem that ...

Distributed 2018 Panel Explores How to Serve Developing Markets Using Blockchain Technology

by Landon Manning

Many wonder how blockchain technology can disrupt the vital industries that make up the world economy. But a panel of experts at San Francisco’s Distributed 2018 conference asked an even more vital question about the potential of decentralization: How can this technology help people in regions ...

Asian Firms Lead the Charge on Blockchain Adoption at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

During Distributed 2018, a gathering of enterprise entrepreneurs and decentralizing thought leaders held in San Francisco last month, Jack Lee of Foxconn was asked why the heavily Western audience should be intrigued by the spread of blockchain technology and research in East Asia.“[In] Asia, ...

Augur Co-founders Host Panel to Discuss the Platform at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

Last month, Distributed hosted its first flagship conference in San Francisco to bring together a wide array of industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the blockchain space, all of whom were brimming with ideas and observations about the current state of the industry and its future trajectory. ...

Global State Panel Discusses Expanding Distributed Ledgers at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

During Distributed 2018, a global blockchain technology conference that brought decentralizing entrepreneurs and technologists together in San Francisco this summer, various panels of thought leaders and industry pioneers assembled to speculate on possible futures for blockchain technology. ...

Patrick Byrne Addresses Future of Blockchains at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

At the recent Distributed 2018 conference in San Francisco, several prominent speakers in the blockchain industry assembled to publicly converse and speculate about the possibilities of distributed ledger technology in the future. Headlining this event was Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock and ...

Sheila Warren and Amanda Gutterman Discuss the Promise of Blockchain Technology at Distributed 2018

by Landon Manning

The recent flagship conference, Distributed 2018 hosted in San Francisco, featured a series of fireside chats between various specialists in the blockchain industry. One such discussion, hosted by Amanda Gutterman, chief marketing officer of ConsenSys, featured a conversation with Sheila Warren ...

Wanxiang Blockchain Labs Prepares for Shanghai International Blockchain Week 2018

by Landon Manning

In September, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, a leading Chinese research firm, will launch the fourth incarnation of its International Blockchain Week event. Since its inception in 2015, this Shanghai-based gathering has become an annual staple of the East Asian blockchain space, promising a variety ...

Corda Blockchain Platform Hosts App Test With International Scale

by Landon Manning

Recently, R3, an enterprise blockchain firm, launched a test of an app on its Corda blockchain network meant to show off the potential for blockchains to securely run programs on a massive scale.Involving 39 separate banks, with branches in 19 different countries worldwide, this test ...

Blockchain Technology Gains New Applications in Russia

by Landon Manning

As is the case in many nations around the world, the blockchain space in Russia has seen its fair share of turbulence over its brief history, spurred by the mercurial actions of a skeptical business community and a restrictive federal government. However, initial trepidation about the potential ...

“Tomorrow’s Capital” Looks at the Broad Possibilities of Blockchain Technology

by Landon Manning

In the newly released fourth episode of “Tomorrow’s Capital,” Nasdaq’s podcast on the economic future, influential business executive Don Tapscott takes inventory of blockchain technology’s fundamentals and applications across a wide range of industries. Speaking with Nasdaq reporter Jill ...

Swiss City Announces Test of Blockchain-Based Electoral Counting

by Landon Manning

The Swiss town of Zug has announced a plan to measure the efficacy of blockchain-based vote counting systems at the municipal level. However, the votes themselves will be nonbinding and also completely trivial and unrelated to the actual elected positions or referendums affecting the city. ...

Chinese Government Changes Tune on Blockchain Technology, Advocates Centralized Model

by Landon Manning

The Chinese government has had a mercurial history with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology since its very inception, with crackdowns on miners and on the use of cryptocurrencies growing in intensity over the last several years. Nonetheless, it appears that China is now showing support for ...

The Petro: Using Blockchain Technology to Promote Trade and Finance National Debt

by Landon Manning

In December 2017, the government of Venezuela announced the development of a state-run cryptocurrency, the petro. While the project does not embrace some tenants of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, such as true decentralization and transparency, it has proven to be a captivating use case for ...