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South African-born tech entrepreneur Vinny Lingham has been appointed to the token sale advisory board of global fintech, bitcoin and Blockchain online investment platform BnkToTheFuture..

Rise to the challenge of the future, or sink

15 Dec 2017 Business
By James van den Heever

The boom of information and insight that will open up as the Internet of things (IOT) expands across supply and value chains both within and external to an organisation will potentially create new industries. Similarly the Blockchain, smart or dynamic documents will create a myriad of business process change and optimisation across value chains.

OTT players expected to disrupt markets

11 Dec 2017 Computing
By Regina Pazvakavambwa

According to Juniper, the comping year will see Blockchain adopted by large fintech and insurance companies at scale to improve the quality of their solutions and their efficiency..
SureRemit has unveiled a new Blockchain-based remittance service. .
The French government has allowed trading unlisted securities using a Blockchain digital ledger..
The introduction of Blockchain and digital currencies have provided an immutable ledger of transparency to the world but what legal and regulatory considerations are there for companies embarking on the use of this technology if any? ITWeb events spoke to emerging technology law specialist Nerushka Bowan who will be facilitating a workshop on this topic at the annual Governance, Risk and Compliance Summit in February next year..
This is the view of Sonny Fisher, founder of Forus Global Digital Exchange, a new free and open Blockchain-based collaborative payments ecosystem..
Forus Global Digital Exchange, a public utility Blockchain solution, launched today in Johannesburg..
The last prediction incorporates one of the hottest buzzwords of the year: Blockchain..
The Blockchain Academy, based in Cape Town, says it has seen tremendous growth over the past two years..
The ICT Enterprise Insights programme also examined the role of enabling digital technologies in the path to digital transformation, including big data, Blockchain, Internet of things (IOT), platform architecture/application programming interfaces (APIs), artificial intelligence (AI), and microservices..
London-based Blockchain.info, one of the biggest global Bitcoin wallet-providers, told Reuters on Wednesday it had added a record number of new users on Tuesday, with more than 100 000 customers signing up, taking the total number to more than 19 million.
London-based Blockchain.info, one of the biggest global Bitcoin wallet-providers, told Reuters on Wednesday that it had added a record number of new users on Tuesday, with more than 100 000 customers signing up, taking the total number to more than 19 million.
Like Bitcoin, the best-known crypto-currency created in 2009, the coins use encryption and a Blockchain transaction database enabling fast and anonymous transfer of funds without centralised payment systems..
Created in 2009, Bitcoin uses encryption and a Blockchain database that enables the fast and anonymous transfer of funds outside of a traditional centralised payment system..
Blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions that underpinned the first crypto-currency Bitcoin..
Crypto-currencies, however, are not centralised. They do not pass through regulated banks and traditional payment systems.
The ixo Foundation uses Blockchain technology to log and verify social impact activities, allowing organisations to easily apply for funding..
Fujitsu Laboratories has now developed an extension of smart contract(2) technology which inter-connects multiple blockchains by recording the series of related transactions on each chain in a dedicated Blockchain, or a "connection-type chain", to link to the currency exchange into a single transaction process that can be automatically executed. It has also developed a transaction control technology to synchronise execution timing of the transaction process on each chain.
Recently accepted to the Y Combinator class of 2018, Quantstamp is the one of the few crypto startups to be represented. To become the future standard for security smart contracts, Quantstamp co-founders Richard Ma and Steven Stewart understood the importance of not only building a foundation of Blockchain users in the community for support, but also demonstrating mainstream success.

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