5 blockchain trends to watch for in 2018 | The Enterprisers Project

https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2017/12/5-blockchain-trends-watch-2018?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY

Few new technologies have raised as much discussion as blockchain. One reason is the controversy, concern, and perceived opportunity around blockchain-based cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin and ether) and crowdfunding via initial coin offerings (ICOs). But what is blockchain’s role in the enterprise? 

This article gives some ideas to think about. Take those trends with grain of salt. There will be a crash ans bubble burst on blockchains in few years.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
    G7 report says Facebook’s Libra poses competition and antitrust challenges and should not be launched until all legal and regulatory risks are addressed — Company-created digital currencies such as Facebook’s Libra could “pose challenges for competition and antitrust policies” …

    Stablecoin regulatory risks need addressing, says G7 report
    Further blow for Facebook’s Libra project as concerns raised over financial stability
    https://www.ft.com/content/41eea5f0-f134-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Moon’s browser extension lets you pay with bitcoin on Amazon
    https://tcrn.ch/33M9HHJ

    Meet Moon, a three-person startup that lets you pay for stuff on Amazon using bitcoin via the Lightning Network, bitcoin, Litecoin or Ether. The company has released a desktop browser extension for Google Chrome, Brave and Opera.

    While some e-commerce retailers let you pay with cryptocurrencies, the biggest e-commerce platforms have yet to accept cryptocurrencies. Moon doesn’t want to wait, and wants to make it possible to pay with cryptocurrencies using current payment methods.

    https://paywithmoon.com/

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies had a very bad day
    https://tcrn.ch/32IKON1

    The price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tanked today, continuing a months-long slide that has seen the value of the digital currency slide by more than $2,000 from highs of above $10,000 earlier in the year.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Zamna raises $5M to automate airport security checks between agencies using blockchain
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/26/zamna-raises-5m-to-automate-airport-security-checks-between-agencies-using-blockchain/

    Zamna — which uses a blockchain to securely share and verify data between airlines and travel authorities to check passenger identities — has raised a $5m seed funding round

    When VChain-now-Zamna first appeared, I must admit I was confused. Using blockchain to verify passenger data seemed like a hammer to crack a nut. But it turns out to have some surprisingly useful applications.

    The idea is to use it to verify and connect the passenger data sets which are currently silo-ed between airlines, governments and security agencies. By doing this, says Zamna, you can reduce the need for manual or other checks by up to 90 percent. If that’s the case, then it’s quite a leap in efficiency.

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Bitcoin (BTC) 2017 Rally Caused by Single Whale, Research Shows
    https://cryptovest.com/news/bitcoin-btc-2017-rally-caused-by-single-whale-research-shows/

    The series of $1,000 days that brought BTC to a record above $19,600 could have been the work of one entity, academic research shows.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Crypto Exchange Upbit Confirms Theft of $49M in Ether
    https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-upbit-confirms-theft-of-49m-in-ether

    South Korean crypto exchange Upbit has lost cryptocurrency worth $49 million, the exchange has confirmed.

    Upbit’s CEO said in a blog post at 9:00 UTC on Wednesday that an abnormal transaction from its wallets had resulted in the outflow of 342,000 ether (ETH) earlier today.

    The exchange said the loss will be covered by its own assets. Meanwhile, withdrawals and deposits have already been suspended as a precaution. The firm estimated that it will take “at least two weeks” for services to be back to normal.

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cryptocurrency Will Not Die
    https://www.gq.com/story/cryptocurrency-will-not-die?utm_source=pocket-newtab#

    You thought you successfully avoided ever having to learn how crypto was going to take over your life? Well, too bad: It’s back and maybe stronger than ever.

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Reuters:
    HSBC to shift $20B in assets to a blockchain-based custody platform called Digital Vault, one of the biggest uses of blockchain technology by a bank, by March — LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC aims to shift $20 billion worth of assets to a new blockchain-based custody platform by March …

    HSBC swaps paper records for blockchain to track $20 billion worth of assets
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-hldg-blockchain/hsbc-swaps-paper-records-for-blockchain-to-track-20-billion-worth-of-assets-idUSKBN1Y11X2

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    U.S. Authorities Arrest Virgil Griffith For Teaching Cryptocurrency And Blockchain
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2019/11/29/us-authorities-arrest-virgil-griffith-for-teaching-cryptocurrency-and-blockchain/

    According to a press release from the Department of Justice on November 29, 2019, Virgil Griffith, resident of Singapore and U.S. citizen, was arrested for a criminal complaint where he was charged with violating, “…the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) by traveling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“DPRK” or “North Korea”) in order deliver a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade sanctions.

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