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Insurance Giant John Hancock Begins Blockchain Tech Tests
Insurance provider John Hancock has begun work on proofs-of-concept using blockchain in partnership with ConsenSys Enterprise and BlockApps.
John Hancock Center

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Why Many Smart Contract Use Cases Are Simply Impossible
Coin Sciences CEO Gideon Greenspan attacks common misconceptions that he argues are contributing to outlandish expectations for smart contracts.
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Who Will Pay for Turing-Complete Smart Contracts?
Who needs turing complete smart contracts? The answer, says Counterparty community director Chris DeRose, may very well turn out to be "No one".
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Ether Prices Plunge 50% as Bitcoin Stays in Holding Pattern
Bitcoin prices fluctuated largely within a tight range, while the value of ether, the token on the ethereum blockchain, saw a sharp price reduction.
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Transactive Grid
Ethereum Used for ‘First’ Paid Energy Trade Using Blockchain Tech
The Ethereum blockchain is being used by Transactive Grid to log energy created by solar panels so that it can be sold to connected neighbors.
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Why Datt is Sticking With Bitcoin Over Ethereum
Bitcoin or Ethereum? One decentralized protocol developer discusses why he is sticking with bitcoin over a new alternative.
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Bitcoin Startup Hedgy Seeks Second Life as Blockchain Firm
One-time bitcoin derivatives startup Hedgy is now positioning itself as a blockchain applications development specialist.
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Meet the Man Who Will Hack Your Long-Lost Bitcoin Wallet for Money
The owner of a cryptocurrency wallet recovery service is seeing increased business following the launch of Ethereum's blockchain.
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Why Smart Contracts Need Shrewder People
In this opinion piece, the challenges of blockchain-based smart contracts are explored.
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ConsenSys HQ
Gallery: ConsenSys Plots Ethereum’s Future from Hipster Haven
The headquarters of Brooklyn-based ConsenSys, don't look like your typical financial sector offices. Check out this rare behind-the-scenes tour.
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