Deloitte found a way to use blockchain technology to improve product warranties at its recent three-day hackathon. The innovative product warranty demonstrates how blockchain can improve a regular task such as managing a product warranty. A summary of the application has been posted on the Deloitte website.
Consumers have long found product warranties problematic since warranties are easily lost. Being recorded on paper, warranties can also become unreadable over time.
Hackathon Addresses Design
One of the design problems addressed at the hackathon was to provide a service that makes activating, using and changing a product warranty easier, as well as … Read the rest
The bitcoin world this week learned its absentee father might be Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur with nice suits and well-combed hair who claims he invented the digital currency.
Wright’s appearance complicates an already vicious custody battle. His claimed brainchild bitcoin – long billed as the future ofdemocratized, digital money – is at the center of an ideological conflict over how to develop the technologies behind the system.… Read the rest
Former US Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers took part in a fireside chat at Consensus 2016 today, in which he spoke in depth about emerging financial technologies such as blockchain and bitcoin and the impact such inventions could have both separately and together.
Moderated by Alan Murray of Fortune Magazine, the session found Summers bringing the dialogue of the bitcoin and blockchain worlds closer together, as he framed the ideas less as competitors, but possible outcomes of a larger change in economic processes enabled by technology.
Summers projected that there would likely be three outcomes from this evolution: … Read the rest
Matthieu Riou, founder of the blockchain tech platform BlockCypher, said he believes Wright was “part of the whole thing” but not the sole creator of Bitcoin, which has been attributed until now to someone using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto
According to the BBC, Wright supported his claim by signing digital messages using cryptographic keys used during the early days of Bitcoin.
Still, Wright’s claims are technically hard to verify.
“The true bitcoin creator could have chosen a clear and obvious way to show his identity, or he could have
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BitPay, a Bitcoin payments solutions company with offices in Atlanta, San Francisco and Amsterdam today launched the BitPay Visa Card, a debit card available to consumers across America in all 50 states.
The BitPay Card can be loaded from any bitcoin wallet. There are zero fees on bitcoin top-ups, and you can load up to $10,000 per day in spendable funds. The BitPay Card can also be reloaded with direct deposits from employers.
BitPay explains that the cardholder site is built for use on mobile devices as well as desktop. In addition to monitoring transactions, balance history, and current balance, … Read the rest