Sierra Leone government denies the role of blockchain in its recent election

The National Electoral Commission Sierra Leone has come out with a clarification to – and, an outright condemnation – of the news that theirs was one of the first elections recorded to the

Blockchain engineers are in demand

Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are th

The iced tea company that changed its name to include ‘blockchain’ retracts on bitcoin mining operation

Remember the iced tea company that changed its name to Long Blockchain and immediately shot up by 500 percent on the stock market? Well, it turns out it may not be getting into the blockchain after al

A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digitizes y

Long Island Iced Tea shares went gangbusters after changing its name to Long Blockchain

Want to increase company value on the open market? Just change your name to something blockchain. At least, that worked for the Long Island Iced Tea Corp after changing its name to Long Blockchain Co

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here's a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based p

Gem looks to CDC and European giant Tieto to take blockchain into healthcare

The Venice, Calif.-based company Gem is bringing blockchain technology to a broader set of applications through work the company is conducting with the Centers for Disease Control and the European tec

Former BBC Worldwide exec is taking the reins at mitú, a digital media company focused on the Hispanic audience

Chalk up another coup for digital media hiring as the media company mitú, focused on digitally distributed content for Hispanic audiences, has managed to score the longtime entertainment executive He

Japanese startup plans one-stop ICO platform fueled by VC investment and an ICO

China banned ICOs this week and it is investigating platforms that facilitate them. Over in nearby Japan, one company is hatching an ambitious plan to offer a one-stop-service to let companies across

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK's data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users' personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdra

Blockchain consortium R3 raises $107 million

After years of development and flickering just outside of mainstream consciousness and acceptance, record high prices for the most popular blockchain-based cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and newcomer Ethere

Reflect drops public beta to power developer-first data visualization

Data visualization has been done — there are publicly traded, interactive, real-time and, heck, even artificially intelligent companies promising data visualization. But despite all the noise, Port

Crunch Report | Judge Rules CRISPR-Cas9 Belongs to Broad Institute

Verizon is reportedly getting a $250 million discount on its Yahoo deal, judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 belongs to the Broad Institute and not UC Berkeley, Pixar teaches the art of storytelling on Khan Acade

Crunch Report | Galaxy S8 Coming in March

The Trump administration names its manufacturing council, Tesla is suing an ex-employee for reportedly stealing proprietary autopilot information and poaching talent, Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly l

Amazon will truck your massive piles of data to the cloud with an 18-wheeler

Meet AWS Snowmobile, a tractor-trailer for when your big data is just too damn big. The truck houses a container that can store up to 100 petabytes of data. Real-life data hoarders can contract Amaz

SocialBooks turns your social media into a lasting memento of your horrific year

If you’re anything like me you hate social media with a white-hot passion yet you feel oddly compelled to put garbage into it on a regular basis, to your great shame. Thankfully there is now a s

Crunch Report | Snapchat Starts Selling Spectacles

Instagram adds some new features to Stories, Snapchat starts selling Spectacles out of vending machines, Facebook has a misinformation problem, Tusk Holdings tries to find silver lining in Trump and N

EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer deal faces legal challenge

The European Commission's newly minted data-sharing arrangement with the U.S. -- the EU-US Privacy Shield -- is facing a legal challenge on privacy grounds.

Google Reveals Government Requests For User Data, Content Removal On The Rise

Google released an update to its Transparency Report today, detailing how government requests both for information about users and also for content removal from Google services. The numbers indicate a

We've Produced 295 Exabytes Of Data So Far, Enough To Stack CDs Past The Moon

<img src="" />Oh, you didn't know? Humans truly entered the digital age in 2002. That's when “worldwide digital storage capacity ov
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