A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks

If you have been paying attention to bitcoin at all lately, you may have noticed a lot of talk going on about ‘forks’. Not like the kind you would find on a table, on a blockchain, a fork is a technical event that occurs because...
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IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. In a match reminiscent of the recent final...
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Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking

Japanese banking giant Mizuho Financial Group is nearing completion of a pilot project that utilizes the bitcoin blockchain for securities transfer. First announced last year as a proof-of-concept (PoC) built with bitcoin’s open asset protocol, the project is now approaching a possible launch, CoinDesk has learned. While details...
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Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards

An official with Beijing’s municipal government is calling for the country to adopt a “standard” approach to blockchain development. According to a speech published by Sina Finance, Huo Xuewen, secretary of Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Finance (a group that sets the city’s economic strategy), invoked the need for “healthy” progress...
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European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot

The executive branch of the European Union wants to create a blockchain proof-of-concept focused on regulation. According to a draft communication from the European Commission addressed to parties including the European Parliament and the European Central Bank, the pilot would center on improving knowledge and awareness...
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