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No Shortcut to Trust: Economist Arnold Kling Joins Chorus of Blockchain Naysayers

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Arnold Kling, an economist and adjunct scholar at the Libertarian think tank The Cato Institute, has blogged his reflections on a recent interview with blockchain proponents and tech VCs Andreessen-Horowitz (A-H). Like A-H, Kling was around during the Internet’s nascent phase and made money from… Read More

Caribbean Examinations Council Piloting Blockchain System for Securing Academic Records

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), a provider of secondary and post-secondary training and education that also manages end of program testing, began piloting a program yesterday that will host the academic records of 24 000 participants on a blockchain system. The CXC hopes the system… Read More

Rwanda Says it Will Use Blockchain to Track “Conflict Metal” Tantalum

Rwandan government minister and CEO of the Rwandan Mining, Petroleum and Gas Board, Francis Gatare, says he has struck a deal with enterprise-blockchain developer Circulor to start tracking the country’s tantalum supply using Circulor’s version of Hyperledger Fabric. According to Gatare: “Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas… Read More

Dairy Farmers of America Tests Ripe.io Food Supply Blockchain

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The Dairy Farmers of America, a nationwide dairy co-op formed in 1998, has announced it is partnering with ripe.io, “a food tech startup focused on using blockchain to transform the food supply chain for data transparency.” The two organizations will pilot a dairy-supply-tracking blockchain intended… Read More

Jimmy Song Questions Tim Draper’s Claims of a Blockchain Panacea

On May 8th, venture capitalist Tim Draper, Bitcoin software developer Jimmy Song and crypto hedge fund manager Kyle Samani engaged in a tense debate about the viability of enterprise blockchains and supposed utility of “crypto asset” ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). Draper began by invoking the… Read More

Facebook Creates Dedicated Blockchain Team

The man who decoupled messaging from the main Facebook site, made it a discreet app customers had to download to phones (which mined even call data from customer phones), is leaving Facebook’s Messenger department to lead a blockchain working group within the company. David Marcus,… Read More

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