Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market

“I never thought we’d get it.” That’s Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of the blockchain identity startup Civic, talking about the company’s acquisition of “Identity.com” – a fitting web domain for a company built around the idea of putting personally identifiable data in the control of its owners. To that point, Lingham said he had […]

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Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

Zug, a city in Switzerland known as the “Crypto Valley,” has successfully completed its first test of a local blockchain-based voting system. As CoinDesk reported on June 11, the Swiss city launched an e-voting pilot platform built on blockchain technology as part of the city’s efforts to embrace the technology. The voting process took place […]

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Blockchain Must Adapt to Build Trust in the Internet of Things

Mic Bowman is a principal engineer at Intel and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board. Camille Morhardt is the director of IoT strategy at Intel.  The following article originally appeared in Consensus Magazine, distributed exclusively to attendees of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 event. The edge is messy. And the edge, where billions of interacting devices that […]

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Twitter Pledges Action on Crypto Scams After Account Shadow Bans

Social media giant Twitter appears to be cracking down on cryptocurrency scam accounts – but several members of the crypto Twitter community have been caught in the fray. Responding to a tweet by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote that “we are on it.” Yet the statement drew some swift critiques […]

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Cambridge Blockchain, IHS Markit Ink KYC Partnership

A new partnership has been inked between identity startup Cambridge Blockchain and IHS Markit, the U.K.-based data analysis firm. The deal will see Cambridge Blockchain complement IHS Markit’s existing services around anti-money laundering and know-your-customer, CEO Matt Commons said in a statement published today. The technology developed by the Massachusetts-based’s startup will be bridged with […]

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