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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

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An iPhone crypto-wallet; a Facebook cryptocurrency? | TECH(talk)

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet, and has already announced plans for an Apple credit card. Now, Facebook expects to roll out its own cryptocurrency in 2020. So just what's going on?

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Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

The social media powerhouse plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network and cryptocurrency in 2020 that will allow users to make purchases or transfer funds with just a couple taps on an app.

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Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet

Apple's CryptoKit is likely the first step in enabling the exchange of private and public keys that will unlock the ability to make purchases using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on stored on your iPhone.

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For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

A special interest group with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is detailing opportunities and offering examples of how blockchain can create new real estate markets.

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Throwback Thursday: Lost in translation

Lucky; Mandarin probably would have been even harder to deal with.

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Forrester: Bank mobile apps frustrating, confusing

Mobile banking should be effortless, but Forrester Research says far too many banks offer frustrating apps and give little thought to how consumers should interact with their financial institutions.

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Poorly designed systems make doctors 'a slave to their EHR'

Problems with clunky electronic health record workflows – and the inability to share patient information between clinics – are driving some physicians right out of healthcare. But some facilities have figured out how to make things...

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Financial firms bank on A.I. as pilot projects head to production

While AI is a buzzword in financial services, companies must be sure of a business use case even before putting together an AI dev team.

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Financial services embraces AI | TECH(talk)

With artificial intelligence (and machine learning) showing up in numerous industries, it's no surprise they're now gaining traction in financial services. Coming soon to a banking chatbot near you....

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Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

New APIs will enable off-chain processing, standardized permissioning processes, and a new consensus algorithm – all aimed at helping programmers build blockchains for business use.

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FCC eyes blockchain to track, monitor growing wireless spectrums

The FCC and other government agencies need a more dynamic, real-time method of tracking Wi-Fi spectrums as IoT devices proliferate around the world.

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Microsoft touts its first managed blockchain service: JPMorgan’s Quorum

Microsoft's first fully managed blockchain suite based on JPMorgan's Quorum enterprise ledger will offer automatic software updates and key governance tools, along with the ability to build smart contracts.

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FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

The FDA plans to pilot artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in its legacy food-screening systems – and it's exploring how to build out blockchain internally and industry-wide to increase the scale, efficiency and...

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Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

The future of healthcare could rely on the open transmission of patient data for any number of reasons – from treatment data to clinical trials – and one technology could serve as a secure conduit: blockchain.

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Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is calling on businesses to collaborate on standards that describe digital currencies and other assets for business use so they work across platforms, regardless of the type of blockchain involved.

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What's a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

Cryptocurrency wallets store secret keys used to digitally sign transactions for blockchain distributed ledgers, but their future goes far beyond being just a keeper of cryptocurrencies. They could one day represent your professional...

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Visa and Coinbase team up to create crypto-backed debit card

Visa and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase have created a debit card that will allow users to make purchases tied directly to their crypto wallets.

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