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We’re Heading to PQCrypto 2018

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Introduction The aim of PQCrypto is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era with large-scale quantum computers. After eight successful PQCrypto conferences ( 2006 in Leuven, 2008 in Cincinnati,  2010 in Darmstadt, 2011 in Taipei, 2013 in Limoges, 2014 in Waterloo, 2016 in Fukuoka, and 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands), PQCrypto 2018 will take place April […]

Why MIT Implemented Bitcoin Blockchain to Distribute Diplomas Instead of Permissioned Ledgers

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has started to issue diplomas through its Blockcerts platform, a Bitcoin Blockchain-based application which provides a tamper-resistant and immutable ledger for the distribution of academic credentials. Blockcerts, which was first introduced in 2016, was developed by Learning Machine in collaboration with the MIT Registrar’s Office, with the vision of creating an open […]

What is Tokenization?

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In the current era of Blockchain evolution, a new concept has emerged: Tokenization. Tokenization is an intrinsic part of the Blockchain technology that serves the purpose of platform identification and accessibility. The power of tokens Every Blockchain platform is powered by tokens, sometimes also referred to as “coins.” Bitcoin is a token, as is Litecoin, […]

ERC20 Token Standard Officially Formalized by Ethereum Developers

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Most Ethereum and cryptocurrency enthusiasts have become familiar with ERC20 tokens. This token standard is used to create new forms of currency on the Ethereum blockchain. Now that Ethereum Improvement Proposal 20 has been formally adopted, the ERC20 token standard is officially instituted. This is a major development for the ecosystem as a whole, as the proposal […]

How Blockchain Businesses Communicate Nowadays

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Blockchain-born companies understand that they must align with all values of this technology, and strive to be: democratic, open-source, honest and fair. These values must be present in all aspects of their business – communication can’t be an exception. If they ignore such angles, users may peg them as being just another unidirectional, closed, reactive company, […]