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Financial technology, including fintech and blockchain

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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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China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

As China clamps down on the use of bitcoin, other nations and businesses are also seeking to more heavily regulate cryptocurencies and, more generally, blockchain-based networks.

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Study: FinTech, other industries should open blockchain sandboxes and work with regulators

New research suggests that sandbox test environments for blockchain could help cement a partnership between governments hammering out new regulations and the businesses hoping to use the distributed ledger technology.

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SEC eyes crackdown on cryptocurrencies

As part of an ongoing regulatory clampdown, the SEC has issued subpoenas and wants info from tech companies issuing cryptocurrencies in the form of ICOs.

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What you should know about the Chinese blockchain market

As western businesses focus on the potential in Ethereum and IOTA to deliver smart contracts and the Internet of Things, Chinese equivalents are emerging behind the scenes.

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Q&A: What do you need to know to run an ICO?

Laurent Leloup, the CEO of Chaineum, France’s first 'ICO Boutique,' talks about his company.

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Governments eye their own blockchain cryptocurrencies

This year will see the maturation of blockchain, as 2017's pilot projects turn into 2018's real-world implementations in a variety of industries. That includes governments, some of whom are now testing cryptocurrencies as fiat money.

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Spending on blockchain technology to double this year to $2.1B

Led by financial services, industries are ramping up spending on blockchain distributed ledger technology at unprecedented rates; 2018 will mark the move from pilot programs to real-world rollouts.

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Mingis on Tech: 2018 – the year blockchain breaks out

Blockchain continues to evolve and grow, as more companies test it out. It's now seen as the heart of a new global shipping platform that could save companies billions of dollars and as the underpinning for a P2P cloud storage...

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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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Ethereum explores a fix for blockchain's performance problem

The Ethereum Foundation is seeking outside developers to help solve a performance issue native to blockchain – its inability to sufficiently scale.

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Befuddled by blockchain? What to consider before diving in

Everest Group looked at what companies should consider before rushing to embrace the much-hyped distributed ledger technology. While some companies could see serious cost-savings, for others, it might be a bust.

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Blockchain jobs continue to explode, offer salary premiums

Blockchain development is the second-hottest skill in the job market today, growing more than 200% since this time last year.

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Mingis on Tech: Blockchain explained

One of the buzziest topics in IT right now involves blockchain, the distributed ledger tech that underpins Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. But it can – and likely will – do much more than that.

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Mingis on Tech: The building blocks of ... blockchain

One of the biggest topics in IT right now involves blockchain, the distributed ledger tech that underpins Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Here's a look at what it is, what it does, and how companies are already using it.

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