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UC Berkeley puts blockchain training online; thousands sign up

After teaching an on-campus course about cryptocurrencies, UC Berkeley is planning to launch a two-part, online course aimed at educating students around to globe about cryptocurrencies and business-scale blockchain networks.

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SEC official says Ethereum is not a security, freeing it from oversight

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly been scrutinizing Ether, second only to bitcoin in value, to determine whether it should be considered a security; today, an SEC official stated it is not.

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The way blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are governed could soon change

Proof of Work algorithms, which govern how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run, have proven slow and costly. So developers are eyeing a faster and more efficient algorithm: Proof of Stake.

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Regulatory uncertainty could stymy blockchain adoption

Even as companies seek to integrate the distributed ledger technology into their business models, uncertainty about the regulatory landscape is seen as a major stumbling block.

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The top blockchain jobs you need to know about

Blockchain development is the hottest IT job skill today; knowing what companies want is key to landing a high-paying and challenging job working with the still-emerging distributed ledger technology.

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Amazon joins list of blockchain-as-a-service providers

Amazon plans to be one of a handful of tech companies leaping to provide blockchain as a service for enterprises seeking to test the waters without the expenses and risk associated with a new roll out.

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What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

The distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain, has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived.

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Now, blockchain can turn carbon credits into tokens for trading

Companies are developing a crypto token that represents carbon credits to be traded on a blockchain ledger, creating a more efficient and transparent method for exchanging the valuable certificates tied to reducing greenhouse gas...

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Businesses join to create enterprise standard for blockchain networks

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, a group made up of 500 businesses, has published its first standard for a business-centric distributed ledger that promises to speed up transactions while increasing privacy.

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What is blockchain technology?

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has garnered most of the media coverage and hype to date, but keep your eye on blockchain – this new technology is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter century ago....

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Will blockchain run afoul of GDPR? (Yes and no)

The immutable nature of blockchain networks could break Europe's new GDPR rules. But when implemented properly, the distributed ledger technology could also be part of the solution for compliance.

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Blockchain moves into top spot for hottest job skills

Blockchain development is now the hottest skill in the freelance job market, growing more than 6,000% since this time last year and putting it on pace to be the new “cloud” of the 21st Century, according to a new report.

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Why a Walmart VP had a ‘religious conversion’ to blockchain

Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president in charge of food safety, detailed the revolutionary benefits of the electronic ledger technology at MIT's 'Business of Blockchain' conference.

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Is the U.S. headed toward a cashless economy through blockchain?

The Fed and other nations' central banks are exploring the creation of state-backed digital currencies that would allow consumers and businesses to have digital wallets from which they could buy, sell and trade.

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N.Y. AG's scrutiny of cryptocurrencies unlikely to stymie a thriving industry

The New York Attorney General's office is looking into the practices and policies of cryptocurrency exchanges; experts say any ensuing regulation will likely protect investors while allowing the marketplace to continue growing.

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How blockchain could solve the internet privacy problem

Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even...

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Bitcoin mining leads to an unexpected GPU gold rush

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners have created a dearth of mid-range and high-end GPU cards that are selling for twice as much as suggested retail. The reason: miners are setting up server farms with the cards.

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Blockchain to ‘radically’ transform anti-fraud, anti-money-laundering efforts

With GDPR about to force banks to rethink how they handle and share personally identifiable info, and with fraud-enabling darknet data ballooning, enterprises will need blockchain's immutability and security to thwart bad actors.

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