Technological credit default swaps and smart contract blockchains

Abridged Version of a piece written earlier this year:   What is it that we look to in technology? Technology at its core about solving problems, finding new problems and creating better problems. One can hone or refine a solution, learn or explore new problems (and solutions) and then create or synthesize new solutions (and new problems). At times it performs the role of scarcity transformation (much as a bank does maturity transformation); china has traded “free” clean air for cheap production, rare earths prices are more extraction…
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Amazon November 2016 Hearthstone Promo

Update: Mean Street expansion is out! promotion remains 25% Black friday is coming soon, as well as the new hearthstone expansion, but before that the current amazon november 2016 coin promotion is for 25% meaning you can start stocking up if needed in case there is any coin back. It may be that there will be pockets of time around black friday or expansion release where coin purchase bonus will be increased (though the existing is still decent) so it depends on whether you are thinking of making…
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IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ inks deal for Blockchain Contract Management

Following some of the other japan advances, such as an internal bank coin, in Singapore at the Watson centre: SINGAPORE - 16 Sep 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners using blockchain technologies. The two companies will begin by piloting blockchain to automate business transactions between the two companies. This is one of the first projects built on the Hyperledger Project fabric, an open-source blockchain…
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Steam finally bitcoins?

Someone has datamined some strings by steam to integrate bitcoin in some form via bitpay Bitcoins in Steam coming () submitted 20 hours ago * by Haoose bitcoin_authorization_explanation Bitcoin transactions are authorized through the BitPay website. Click the button below to open a new web browser to initiate the transaction. bitcoin_payment_tips_header Tips for Bitcoin customers bitcoin_payment_tips_text This process can take up to 60 seconds. To avoid purchasing failures, please do not hit your back button or close the bitpay window before the process is complete. checkout_payment_method_specific_note_bitcoin Note: Any…
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Singapore Blockchain Ledger in works by DBS and Stanchart

Trade finance has always been one possible application of irrevocability as a feature Standard Chartered Plc is working with DBS Group Holdings Ltd. on developing distributed ledger technology for trade finance in Singapore, in a bid to make such transactions simpler and more transparent. ... In pursuing the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, Standard Chartered and DBS are developing a new approach that could improve the trade finance business by speeding up banking transactions, while cutting costs and boosting transparency. This is the world’s first application of…
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Hearthstone’s Grand Tournament arrives 24th August

If you want to preorder or just buy smaller packs after 24th, you may consider using the Amazon Coin method   The Grand Tournament Arrives August 24! Whirthun 8/19/2015 406 Saddle up your steed, sharpen your steel, and prepare to take your place at the merriest of all contests—The Grand Tournament officially arrives on August 24. This is one celebration of special extravagance you won’t want to miss, so GET IN HERE! An impressive 132 cards featuring the finest of Azeroth’s knights and champions will be waiting for you…
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Hearthstone makes $20m per month, Dota 2 $18m, LoL $123m

According to superdataresearch, Hearthstone makes $20m per month, Dota 2 $18m, LoL $123m, with World of Warcraft still retaining its spot as the MMO to beat. And that hearthstone jumped 31% off its mobile debut in monthly revenue. With the grand tournament coming out, I guess they will only make more!     Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft managed to disrupt the category in the same way World of WarCraft transformed massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs). Blizzard’s first digital card game has deep mechanics, but it is more accessible and streamlined than long-running…
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Greece moves without cash, Entrepreneurs contemplate bitcoin

Mashable has an article on Greece, Money and Bitcoin, a place that harkens comparison to Cyprus two years past and brings to people's mind serious issues on the nature and characteristics of money. Much like Cyprus then, it has less to do with Cypriots themselves actually engaging in bitcoin activity but more of people around the world being alarmed at the turn of events and looking for ways to protect themselves. (Often Gold and Bitcoins) Greece is in a sense a closer problem to home for some in…
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