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News Digest: May #3

Microsoft doubles down on blockchain with ID verification Microsoft has announced an early preview of a distributed identity system, designed to be an alternative to “centralised” systems like Facebook Login. The open source project, Ion, could offer a different online identifier to common ones today such as Gmail addresses or usernames. As Microsoft’s Alex Simons […]

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News Digest: May #2

TRON fixes bug that could have crashed entire blockchain from a single PC Security is a paramount aspect of any blockchain infrastructure and should never be overlooked. TRON has quietly patched a high severity exploit, which in the report describes that “Using a single machine, an attacker could send a DDoS attack to all or […]

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News Digest: May #1

Singapore’s schools begin to issue certificates on blockchain Starting this year, schools in Singapore, such as secondary schools, junior college, polytechnics, and universities will now receive digital certificates secured by blockchain, in addition to their physical certificates. The move is part of an initiative called OpenCerts, jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore, Government Technology Agency, the […]

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HZ Capital News Digest: April #3

What major events happened the past week in blockchain, crypto, and the sharing economy? We have handpicked some of the biggest, and most important headlines from the past week below: Binance Launches Singapore Exchange; Dex Goes Live Binance has launched its exchange service in Singapore, albeit with a slight restriction: customers currently can buy or […]

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IOT and Applications for Blockchain

More and more things can be connected to the internet these days. The screeching electronic noises of dial-up connections are long a thing of the past. The share of high-speed fibre remains on the rise; in OECD countries, this market share is at 25%, from 12% just eight years ago. This is not even across […]

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News Digest: April #2

China fintech player Ant Financial amasses 50m users in new health plan Ant Financial Services has amassed more than 50 million users for a mutual health aid plan. The plan is marketed on their mobile payment app, Alipay. It provides participants a basic medical coverage with the risks and expenses distributed across all members. In […]

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HZ Capital's News Digest: April #1

Legislation Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Include Cryptocurrencies in Criminal Laws The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill that would include cryptocurrencies in sections of the Michigan Penal Code. These include laws for money laundering, embezzlement, credit card fraud and illegal financial gains. This bill was said to be inspired by a […]

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How To Kill Your Blockchain Project

Blockchain projects are usually doomed to fail. In the middle of 2018, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology declared that 92% of blockchain projects had already gone belly-up; the average lifespan of those projects were about 1 year and 3 months or so. Overpromising also seems to be a recurring problem. A late […]

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