Is a cashless society our future?

Check out this link, listen and discuss What are the implications of going cashless? Is this a good thing or a bad thing, or a little bit of both? Bob and Alia talk to Gartner research analyst Avivah Litan to find some answers.  

Can Blockchain Keep Refugees From Becoming “Invisible”?

‍When Toufic Al Rjula applied for asylum in the Netherlands four years ago, he handed over all the original copies of his documents to the immigration office: his passport, his driver’s license, everything. “They even took my library card,” he says. His asylum claim took two years to be processed, during which time he had no legal proof of his identity. Al Rjula, who is Syrian, had been living in the Netherlands on a work contract before seeking asylum. “I thought: ‘I live in the Netherlands, I have a tax…

How to identify do you really need Blockchain for your business problem?

Blockhain in the new buzz word in the industry. Now a days, everyone seems so fascinating to apply blockchain in their current business model or want to resolve existing problems using the blockchain technology. But blockchain can not be used in every case. You have to carefully analyse user business problem before utilising this new promising technology. In this article i will try to cover the basic requirements for the need of Blockchain based solution for a business problem. So lets begin: Step 1: Define your business problem and try…

Now, blockchain tech powers chit funds

Stamps and Registration Department partners with ChitMonks In a first, the traditional chit fund administration is powered by the secure blockchain technology as the Stamps and Registration Department partners with ChitMonks, a start-up, to launch T-Chits. At a time when all record-keeping is manual, the initiative is aimed at bringing trust among subscribers and ensure that there is no manipulation of numbers. ChitMonks on Thursday said T-Chits intends to bring assistant registrars of chits and registered chit funds on the blockchain network. This would bring about ease in business. “The…

ConsensusPedia: An Encyclopedia of 30+ Consensus Algorithms

Further Reading: ByteBall , Credits: Vaibhav Saini A complete list/comparison of all consensus algorithms. Consensus algorithms are the basis of all the blockchains/DAGs. They are the most important part of the blockchain/DAG platforms. Without them(consensus algorithms) we will be left with just a dumb, immutable database. Here we list all the major consensus algorithms and will evaluate their pros and cons. If you find anything missing or wrong here then shoot that in the comments. Also, the article will be updated regularly as I study more about these algorithms and…

Procivis and University of Zurich develop blockchain-based e-voting solution

Swiss e-government startup Procivis and the Communication Systems Group CSG at the Department of Informatics at University of Zurich have announced their collaboration to develop an electronic voting solution. The planned platform aims to cover the entire voting process electronically and in a seamless manner, from the provision of voter information to the evaluation of results. After successful development, the blockchain-based solution is planned to be made publicly available as open source software. The project announced today has been initiated by Swiss e-government specialist Procivis and the CSG, led by…

Ethereum Development Crash Course Part Two:

Part Two: In part two we will cover some more fundamental aspects of the Ethereum blockchain such as wallets, transactions and gas. While giving you a brief overview of the similarities and differences of centralised applications vs decentralised applications, and what kind of development environment should be used along with some key tools for smart contract and decentralised application development. If you have just joined the series please see part one to start from the begininng https://medium.com/bitfwd/ethereum-development-crash-course-part-one-327dee16878b More Ethereum 🐰🕳 Article one covered some of the main key points behind Ethereum’s…

Ethereum Development Crash Course Part One:

Part One: In Part One of this series, we will cover the basic fundamental knowledge of Ethereum, what is it, how does it work, what are the primitives of Ethereum and its structure. What is Ethereum 🌎 Ethereum is an open source distributed ledger that was originally proposed in late 2013 and then released to the public in 2015 by a Canadian called Vitalik Buterin. He was originally born in Russia and then he migrated as a child to North America. With an IQ of 150+ and a strong technical mind,…

How Will Blockchain Dominate Technology?

How Will Blockchain Dominate Technology? By Bhavik Moradiya on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE Bhavik Moradiya Sep 30, 2018 Blockchains, or digitized and decentralized lists of records, generally of financial transactions or other, similar data, have been growing in popularity in recent years. The trend has taken off to the extent that it has attracted the attention of many tech-organizations, most of which are investing time and funds into carrying out more research on blockchains. However, for most of us, the concept of blockchains seems a relatively uninteresting idea that talks about the future of the internet…

Blockchain and Its Application for Agri Policy Makers – 5 Innovative Use Cases..

Blockchain has been gaining momentum and innovative companies across the globe are coming up with various applications for it. Nearly $4bn was poured in by venture funds into Blockchain startups in 2018. Can this technology really have application for the Agriculture public policy makers ? In the last few weeks, I have had opportunity to meet and discuss with policy makers in South East Asian countries on various applications of Blockchain relevant for them. Here are some of their most pressing use cases: Food Traceability- Food safety is a big…

Blockchain research to support Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP is partnering with Blockchain, the world’s leading software platform for digital assets, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) to explore the use of block chain technology for development. In a pioneering white paper titled “The Future is Decentralised”, Blockchain and UNDP offer potential solutions to a wide range of issues, including the conservation of natural resources, economic growth, and financial inclusion and security, for the benefit of our common humanity. The Future is Decentralised provides a first step in helping policy makers, regulators, and…

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This platform focuses on the Blockchain technology and its Use Cases for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are for each of us. It is clear that to achieve them, we need work together to benefit from each other's collective wisdom and efforts. With this viewpoint, the idea behind this site is to provide a platform for discussion, sharing knowledge and ideas to a wide and global community of interested participants about the Blockchain Technology, in particular, about how we can use this technology to the benefit of the Sustainable…