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7 reasons why countries should legalize cryptocurrencies

Vishal Gupta Bitcoin’s popularity and surge in usage has not been without cons. However, some countries took it upon themselves to ban the new age currency. For example, in Vietnam, Bitcoin can be used freely by citizens but credit institutions

eMudhra to launch R&D centre in Bangalore to develop Blockchain-based tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: eMudhra today announced the launch of an R&D center in Bangalore to work in Blockchain-related technologies and to further enhance Blockchain-based systems for Smart Cities. A Blockchain fundamentally deals with secure transactions using cryptographic keys and this development

Microsoft looks to make blockchain enterprise-ready with Coco Framework

USA: Microsoft has announced the Coco Framework, to advance enterprise adoption of blockchain technology. Current blockchain protocol technology requires complicated development techniques to meet the operational and security needs of enterprises. The Coco Framework reduces this complexity, and when integrated

Microsoft will work with Primechain to develop Azure blockchain offerings for BFSI sector

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Primechain Technologies has selected Microsoft Azure as their exclusive cloud partner for BankChain, a platform for banks in India to explore, build, and implement blockchain solutions. As a part of this partnership, the 20 BankChain members that

Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra collaborate to make mid-day meal program more efficient

By : CIOL Writers

Accenture and Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Program, collaborated on an innovative project that used disruptive technologies to exponentially increase the number of meals served to children in schools in India that are run and aided by

Blockchain-enabled global gifting startup Easter Egg raises $400K

By : CIOL Writers

Easter Egg, a blockchain-enabled, global gifting platform that enables people to gift across the globe, has raised $400K in its initial round of funding from Wealthy Ideas. The company plans to use the funds to hire new talent. Sandeep Sangli

Cisco, Bosch, and others to develop blockchain protocol to secure IoT applications

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Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically transforming everything from homes to factories, by making them smart and more efficient, it also poses several challenges including identifying, connecting, securing, and managing the devices. Hence, Cisco, Bosch, and several other

Throwback: Major Goof-Ups That 2016 Tasted

INDIA: What a year! Just when we thought Volkswagen has pulled off the most embarrassing and most

How digital innovation will impact IT organizations and users in 2017 and beyond

MUMBAI, INDIA: Gartner today revealed its top predictions for 2017 and beyond- taking into account the three fundamental

Blockchain: Made of Steel, Copper or Mercury?

Pratima H INDIA: Whenever something new happens, people first ask ‘why’ until they slowly move to

The CIO’s Guide to Blockchain

Ray Valdes If you’re a CIO, blockchain probably crossed your radar screen a few years ago

Blockchains and Banks: The Blind Date has begun

Pratima H INDIA: When one first stumbles upon the words – hard fork and soft fork,

Mphasis sets up first CoE for Blockchain technologies in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: Mphasis today unveiled an industry first Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Blockchain based solutions

IBM pushes blockchain agenda with Bluemix Garages

USA: IBM has opened an IBM Bluemix Garage in New York to help the city’s growing