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Melanie Kramer

Guest Writer, ETHNews | guestwriter@ethnews.com

Melanie Kramer is a freelance FinTech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency writer based between France and Canada. Melanie has studied, and retains an avid interest in, global politics, business, and economics.
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Ticketmaster To Issue Blockchain-Powered Smart Tickets

Oct 18th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Ticketmaster announced its acquisition of UPGRADED, a blockchain-powered smart ticket creator. Smart tickets can allow event owners and ticket sellers more control over ticket distribution and more power to prevent counterfeits.
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business and finance

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Is Officially Into Blockchain

Oct 17th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Wozniak, known for his constant refusal of investment opportunities and business hopefuls, has agreed to take a step into cryptocurrency and blockchain, in the form of a company called EQUI Global.
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Could Blockchain Upend A Century-Old Global Energy System?

Oct 16th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The World Energy Council has produced its blockchain-focused World Energy Insights Brief 2018. After consulting with 39 global energy leaders and stakeholders, the report finds that blockchain is in its infancy, but it could have an immediate impact and holds the potential to “upend” the global energy system.
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wallets and exchanges

Parity Signer v2.0 Turns Old Phones Into Hardware Wallets

Oct 12th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The project is still in beta, so don't transfer all your crypto just yet. But maybe start digging out that old iPhone with the cracked screen.
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Blockchain Startup Coinfirm Aims To Fight Crypto Fraud In Nigeria

Oct 12th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Coinfirm, a RegTech and blockchain startup, working with KAD ICT Hub, is launching an anti-fraud platform in an African country where digital scams occur all too frequently.
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world

IMF Warns That Cryptocurrencies May Create Vulnerabilities In International Financial System

Oct 10th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The International Monetary Fund has issued its World Economic Outlook for October 2018. Within the report, the IMF makes a notable but limited warning regarding cryptocurrencies.
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Nearly $1m Granted To UK Telecoms Regulator for Blockchain-Based Phone Number Management

Oct 9th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Ofcom thinks blockchain technology will succeed where standard databases have failed.
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technology

Justin Sun Says Upgraded TRON Will Be Faster Than Ethereum, Cheaper Than EOS

Oct 9th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
But neither Ethereum nor EOS are stationary targets for the upstart network.
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law and legislation

Why A Bill To Define Blockchain Could Be ‘Dangerous’

Oct 5th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
After a bill aimed at establishing a definition for blockchain technology was introduced in Congress, a few in the crypto community raised concerns. Drew Hinkes, lawyer and co-founder of startup investment bank Athena Blockchain, was one of them.
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world

Israel Securities Authority To Use Blockchain To Secure Internal Messaging System

Oct 4th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
This time, the securities regulator isn't throwing up roadblocks to crypto's adoption. Instead, it's embracing the underlying technology.
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law and legislation

Wyoming Legislators Trying To Create Blockchain-Friendly Bank

Oct 3rd, 2018
Melanie Kramer
They want blockchain companies to know the state is "open for business."
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business and finance

14 European Banks Complete First Phase Of Blockchain Trial

Oct 2nd, 2018
Melanie Kramer
A group of European banks led by the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) have completed the first tests in a blockchain trial for interbank reconciliations.
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business and finance

Swiss Startup Raises Over $100 Million To Create Hybrid Cryptocurrency And Fiat Bank

Sep 27th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
If successful, the new bank could provide the cryptocurrency industry with in-demand banking services while simultaneously helping it integrate with the traditional banking sector.
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Dairy Farmers Test Blockchain For Farm-To-Fork Transparency

Sep 27th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The Dairy Farmers of America is piloting a blockchain solution to increase transparency in its supply chain.
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business and finance

JP Morgan’s Quorum-Powered Interbank Information Network Reaches 75 Members

Sep 25th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The Interbank Information Network, hosted on JP Morgan's Ethereum-based Quorum blockchain, now has 75 participating global banks benefiting from better data sharing using blockchain technology.
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business and finance

Walmart Gives Suppliers Deadline To Join Food Trust Blockchain

Sep 24th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The IBM-developed blockchain has been designed to quickly identify the source of diseases such as E. coli.
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business and finance

Poland’s PKO Bank Polski Puts Customer Notifications On Blockchain

Sep 20th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
After partnering with blockchain startup Coinfirm earlier in the year, the Polish bank will use blockchain technology to issue customer notifications about its product terms.
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business and finance

Oil Giants And Major Banks Collaborate on Ethereum Blockchain Commodity Trading Platform

Sep 19th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Commodity traders, including Shell and Mercuria, are collaborating with a number of international banks to create a blockchain-based trade finance platform they hope will become the standard for the commodity trading industry.
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world

Financial Action Task Force To Create Global AML Standard

Sep 19th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The group was asked to clarify anti-money laundering standards at the July G20 meeting.
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business and finance

[UPDATED] Brazil Investigates Major Banks For Restricting Cryptocurrency Brokers

Oct 3rd, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Last month a watchdog agency began looking into six banks after the Brazilian Association for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain filed a complaint. Now they're requiring ten cryptocurrency exchanges and an OTC trading desk to answer some questions.