Blockchain and AI Via Could Lead to Medical Breakthroughs

Education, ICO News, Innovation, Interviews, News | August 29, 2017 By:

Artificial intelligence and the blockchain are combining to advance medicine through, a technology platform to generate insights from combined medical data. Built by a team from Stanford and Cambridge University, uses blockchain to timestamp datasets and decentralize artificial intelligence. That allows patients to have “conversations”


Insurers Working Toward Blockchain Automation on Claims

Blockchain, FinTech, Innovation, Investing, Regulation | August 29, 2017 By:

The traditional insurance broker may be disintermediated if a new blockchain prototype gains traction.

Blockchain insurance consortium B3i – which includes Liberty Mutual, Aegon, Allianz and other big insurers – is working on a prototype to automate many processes of catastrophe insurance. Through access by insurers and re-insurers (those who insurance the insurance company to mitigate risk and,


Protostarr Shutters Because of SEC Concerns

Announcements, Blockchain, ICO News, Investing, News, Regulation | August 29, 2017 By:

Virginia-based Protostarr is shutting down operations and refunding money collected from its August 13 crowdsale after notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The service planned to allow investors to fund rising stars on video outlet YouTube and gamer site Twitch.

The move is the latest action by the SEC as it increasingly focuses on initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency issues.


Burger King Russia Offers “WhopperCoins” For Sandwiches

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At least one Burger King outlet in Russia is now offering its own digital tokens – called WhopperCoins – as a rewards method for its Whopper sandwiches. The rollout makes it one of the first brick-and-mortar retailers to offer its own digital currency, although many stores will accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrency payments.