Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again?

Blockchain technology can’t write songs or play instruments – at least not yet. But, it might be able to ensure that those who do get the proper credit and compensation, a problem that has always bedeviled this $15bn industry. Since the start of the 2017 alone, both...
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Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050

While so-called altcoins enjoyed a notable rally early this week, this run appears to be over. The market for alternative cryptocurrencies, a collection of digital tokens with different blockchain networks and value propositions than the bitcoin protocol, received significant tailwinds earlier this week as bitcoin traders...
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3 Big Blockchain Ideas MIT is Working on Right Now

When one of the world’s most prestigious universities announces it will explore a controversial and often misunderstood subject best known for piquing the interests of thieves and speculators, people tend to take notice. That’s what happened in July 2015, when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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The Big Mistakes Enterprises Are Making on Blockchain

Arno Laeven is a strategy and innovation consultant at Laeven Consult, and the former blockchain lead for global healthcare giant Philips. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Laeven takes aim at the way incumbents and large corporates have so far sought to implement blockchain, arguing that...
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NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption

Legislators in New Hampshire have advanced a bill aimed at carving out regulatory exceptions for certain bitcoin businesses, public records show. As reported by CoinDesk last month, New Hampshire’s HB 436 seeks to create a regulatory exception for persons “using transactions conducted in whole or in...
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