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How blockchain is helping the coffee industry count beans

Blockchain will enable farmers, bankers, exporters and others to track and trace the shipment of coffee beans from grower to retailer.

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Why Wells Fargo plans to pilot its own cryptocurrency

The world's fourth-largest bank said cryptocurrency will allow near real-time money movement and cut out settlement middlemen, thus reducing costs from fees.

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

France and Germany are the latest nations to come out against cryptocurrencies, saying they will block Facebook's Libra as it poses a risk to consumers and “the monetary sovereignty” of European nations.

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Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years

CIOs have to continue to educate execs and senior leaders about blockchain opportunities and challenges and continue to develop proofs of concept to test its business worthiness, the research firm says.

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Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry

Apple has become the latest in a flurry of mega companies exploring the use of cryptocurrency, the implications of which could drastically transform payment processing.

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Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

After indications earlier this year that Apple might be interested in cryptocurrency, a company exec this week confirmed the company is indeed interested in digital money, as it has "interesting long-term potential."

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Why hybrid blockchains will dominate ecommerce

By combining a permissioned blockchain with a public blockchain, companies can secure background transactions with business partners while also sharing product information with consumers on an open ledger.

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Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera is a distributed ledger that runs on a new protocol that enables higher transactional throughput than bitcoin or Ethereum and is aimed directly at business use.

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Why blockchain, despite some early success, remains a corporate enigma

While the benefits of blockchain seem straightforward, the nuances around implementing it — including adding business partners to a network, integrating it with legacy systems and navigating uncertain regulatory waters — make its...

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Everything we know about Apple Card (updated x2)

Here is everything we know so far about the card, and links to additional resources.

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Q&A: Overstock.com's Jonathan Johnson on integrating Bitcoin for online payments

Overstock.com embraced Bitcoin more than five years ago. The president of the company's blockchain investment subsidiary has some advice for others considering adopting cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

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What's a smart contract (and how does it work)?

Smart contracts are potentially one of the most useful tools associated with blockchain, and they can enable the transfer of everything from bitcoin and fiat currency to goods transported around the world. Here's what they do and why...

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Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

In a series of tweets, the president said he's not a fan of digital currency that's based on 'thin air,' a stance experts believe could signal government pushback and new regulatory scrutiny.

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Download: Beginner's guide to blockchain

Although it rose to fame on the power of bitcoin, blockchain has rapidly morphed into an enterprise-worthy platform that could disrupt a variety of industries. Here's everything you need to know to understand this important...

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The top 8 problems with blockchain

While blockchain holds the promise for reinventing business processes, it is still a developing technology with few production systems in place, not to mention governance issues and vulnerabilities that must be understood.

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Q&A: Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott sees coming crypto war as 'cataclysmic'

Many large companies have taken steps to embrace blockchain, but Facebook's plans for a cryptocurrency and digital wallet has prompted government oversight committees to call for hearings and may have banks taking another look at the...

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

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An iPhone crypto-wallet; a Facebook cryptocurrency? | TECH(talk)

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet, and has already announced plans for an Apple credit card. Now, Facebook expects to roll out its own cryptocurrency in 2020. So just what's going on?

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