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Stellar Receives Certificate of Sharia Law Compliance

The Shariyah Review Bureau, a leading international Sharia advisory agency licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, has granted the Stellar protocol a certificate of compliance with Sharia (Islamic) banking laws.  The Stellar protocol and its native token XLM emerged as a non-profit alternative to Ripple and its associated XRP token in early 2014.

BlackRock and Northern Trust Express Interest in Blockchain

BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world with $6.3 trillion in AUM, is reportedly evaluating the crypto-space, according to CEO Larry Fink, who told Reuters that the firm has assembled a working group focused on blockchain technology and digital assets such as Bitcoin.

Digital Asset Custody:  A Hurdle to Wall Street and Main Street Investors

Cryptocurrencies were designed to be a secure storage of value, one that gave the holder sole autonomy over their funds. This lead to speculation that cryptocurrencies might topple the financial system and return sovereignty over money to the people by eliminating the need for a trusted third party such as a bank in the exchange and storage of value.

Reaching Consensus: How Decentralized Networks Make Decisions

Consensus algorithms are the means by which individual nodes in a distributed system come to an agreement regarding which data to validate as accurate and which to disregard.  In the case of cryptocurrency, this takes the form of deciding which transactions to honor and which to decline. These algorithms make it very difficult and expensive for someone to attempt to attack the system.

Blockchain-Based Online Voting

Could Distributed Ledger Technology Aid Corporate and State Governance?

Best 5 Podcasts for Understanding Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain in 2018

With Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices in the news more and more these days a lot of people are asking, "What is this stuff and how does it work?" Lucky for you there are a slew of podcasters out there doing their best to inform people but with new podcasts popping up each day how do you know the right ones to listen to? To make it easy for you we've listened to almost every podcast on crypto and blockchain available to bring you our top 5 picks so you can start listening and learning today!

 


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