NFC stands for “near-field communication” and describes technology which allows two devices, one usually a mobile phone, to communicate. It’s been used for “experiential shopping,” payment processing and airline boarding passes. But now a wide spectrum of companies are jumping into NFC technology – Johnnie Walker announced such a move just last week. Source: This Cannabis…

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The $300 billion videogame industry and the $94 billion online gambling world (near-term projected growth) represent interesting application areas for blockchain. John D’Agostino, founder of Digital Assets Working Group, says, “Gaming and commodification of the gaming experience” is what’s in for 2020. He goes on to state that he sees opportunity in “combining the theoretical…

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For the person who has everything, maybe a $US5,000 League of Legends Louis Vuitton leather jacket is the perfect gift this holiday season. Source: Take a look at Louis Vuitton’s new collection of video game clothes, a collaboration with ‘League of Legends’ that includes a $5,000 leather jacket | Business Insider, Mary Meisenzahl,  Dec 10,…

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For a three-month pilot that ended in May, he said, Interac worked with Alectra Utilities to offer real-time disbursements to consumers using Interac e-Transfer (Canada’s leading P2P and B2B digital money movement service). Roque said Alectra made the offers to several consumers and, by using blockchain, was able to “incentivize” consumers based on their “climate-friendly”…

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In other words, she’s calling it as it is. If you need a blockchain, it is for a very specific need. That need is to share a database of records with people you do not trust. The records need access and updating by everyone, and yet you do not trust any of them and so…

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Exploring A Universal Distribution of IP via NFTs + Curation Markets Token Curated Intellectual Property. The goal of the proposed design mechanism is to distribute risk, reward and ownership of intellectual assets and enable market participants to make early research and development stages liquid and tradable. Source: Token Bonding Curves in Practice – Token Economy,…

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By viewing curation markets not as the truth, but as a market for recommendations we can have these protocols serve the users, rather the users serving the protocol: starting tomorrow. In this variation in mechanism design, the aspect of using crypto-economics to curate information serves to produce recommendations, rather than it being regarded as the…

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One of the struggles of remote, open source coding is that if there’s not a key product manager, it’s hard to figure out how to prioritise tasks. A “Recommendation Market” on issues could be extremely meaningful in this context, allowing participants to rank features, issues and bugs. A maintainer could pick and choose to graduate…

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