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Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes

Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes
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Geometric Shots Money laundering Money laundering is the act of concealing the transformation of profits from illegal activities and corruption into ostensibly "legitimate" assets.[1] One problem of criminal activities is accounting for the proceeds without raising the suspicion of law enforcement agencies. Considerable time and effort may put into strategies which enable the safe use of those proceeds without raising unwanted suspicion. Implementing such strategies is generally called money laundering. Some countries treat obfuscation of sources of money as also constituting money laundering, whether it is intentional or by merely using financial systems or services that do not identify or track sources or destinations. History[edit] Laws against money laundering were created to use against organized crime during the period of Prohibition in the United States during the 1930s. Definition[edit] According to the United States Treasury Department: Methods[edit] Money Laundering by Region[edit] Latin America[edit] Canada[edit]

Another Nation Has Developed a National Currency That's Entirely Digital In Brief Senegal has become the second country in the world to introduce a blockchain-based digital currency called the eCFA.After Senegal, WAEMU will introduce the eCFA in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Guinea-Bissau. Going digital The country of Senegal has announced it will be issuing its own national digital currency based on blockchain technology, the same technology powering Bitcoin. Blockchain allows financial transactions to be transparent and more secure. The eCFA was made possible by a collaboration between Banque Régionale de Marchés (BRM) and Dublin-based blockchain startup eCurrency Mint Limited. Transparency and Security Senegal is actually the second country to introduce a blockchain-based digital currency. So, what’s all the fuss with blockchain? The system has been adapted by several industries.

Co to jest blockchain i jak go wykorzystać? » Fintek.pl Blockchain (block – blok, chain – łańcuch) to, wg najprostszej definicji, rozproszony rejestr operacji przeprowadzanych w danej sieci, do którego dostęp i wgląd mają wszyscy jej użytkownicy. Ale cóż to właściwie znaczy? Co to zmienia i dlaczego blockchain jest tak rewolucyjny? Zrozum blockchain w mniej niż 2 minuty Najogólniej rzecz ujmując blockchain sprowadzić można do decentralizacji procesów, tzn. wykluczenia ze schematu jednostki centralnej. Czytaj także: Dolina blockchainowa w Polsce? Każdy uczestnik „sieci”, który posiada odpowiedni klucz uwierzytelniający (w końcu jest to technologia wykorzystująca kryptografię) wie na bieżąco, na jakim etapie znajduje się dany proces, jakie zaszły zmiany, kto je wprowadził, itp. bez żadnego pośrednika w postaci platformy centralnej. Czytaj także: Prezes Pekao: Banki muszą inwestować w blockchain Blockchain cechuje niezawodność – nawet, jeśli zawiedzie jeden z użytkowników, to pozostali dalej przechowują poprawne dane. Jak działa blockchain?

Met Museum Open Access Makes 375,000 Pieces Available for Free Claude Monet, Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies (1899) Renowned for its comprehensive collection of work that captures “5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods,” New York City’s world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently announced that 375,000 of its pieces in the public domain are now available without restrictions. As an update to a similar 2014 initiative, the new policy, called Open Access, allows individuals to easily access the images and use them for “any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of charge and without requiring permission from the Museum.” The available works represent a wide range of movements, styles, and mediums, and span iconic paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh to centuries-old costumes and armor. You can access the unrestricted images through the Met’s website. Vincent Van Gogh, Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (1877) Egyptian, Faience amulet in the form of the dwarf god Pataikos (664–30 B.C.)

2/28/19: Why wealth equality remains out of reach for the majority of black Americans Black History Month has become the time to reflect on all the progress black Americans have made, but the sobering reality is that when it comes to wealth – the paramount indicator of economic security – there has been virtually no progress in the last 50 years. Based on data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finance, the typical black family has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family. While there is no magic bullet for racism, access to wealth, and the security to pass it down from one generation to the next, would go a long way toward changing the economic trajectory for blacks. As researchers who study historical and contemporary racial inequality, we mostly conceive of wealth as a maker of success, but its true value is functional: the independence and economic security that it provides. Out of slavery Until the end of legal slavery in the U.S., enslaved people were considered valuable assets and a form of wealth. Housing assistance and education

A beginner’s guide to Ethereum – The Coinbase Blog What is Ethereum? According to the Ethereum website, “Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts.” This is an accurate summary but in my experience when first explaining Ethereum to friends, family, and strangers it helps to compare Ethereum to Bitcoin since a lot of people have at least heard about Bitcoin before. This beginner’s guide should help those who are new to Ethereum to understand the high level differences between the two. Comparison Simply put, Bitcoin can be described as digital money. Ethereum is different than Bitcoin in that it allows for smart contracts which can be described as highly programmable digital money. The potential for this is incredible! Identity There are many websites a person can create a digital identity on (e.g. Right now in the US we have credit bureaus (e.g. Computing Power / Storage Consider all of the spare computing power and storage a regular person might have on their computer. Social Media Rights Management Managing Companies

Blockchain okiem realisty | GFT Poland Blog Wraz z Ivo Zielińskim z GFT Łódź zapraszamy do serii artykułów, w której weźmiemy pod lupę najciekawsze aspekty blockchaina. Jest to bez wątpienia jedna z najbardziej obiecujących technologii ostatnich lat, musimy jednak pamiętać, że wiążą się z nią bardzo trudne (a zarazem ciekawe) wyzwania. W związku z tym, w naszej pierwszej rozmowie postaramy się spojrzeć na blockchain chłodnym okiem – nie zapominając oczywiście o jego ogromnych możliwościach. W GFT pracujecie nad rozwiązaniami opartymi na blockchainie. Ivo Zieliński: Tak, chodzi o projekt Jupiter, który zrealizowaliśmy w ramach pracy w GFT Applied Technologies. Konrad Kozioł: Obracał tym samym materiałem kilka razy. Ivo: Tak, i aby uniemożliwić tego typu zdarzenia, chcieliśmy śledzić własność i fizyczną lokalizację takich wielkich ładunków metalu, właśnie za pomocą blockchaina. Na czym polegała Wasza implementacja? Konrad: Była to aplikacja webowa, z możliwością weryfikacji smartfonem. Konrad: Dokładnie. Konrad: Dokładnie.

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