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MIT Researchers Test Oracles and Smart Contracts on Bitcoin Lightning Network

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 11, 2018

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has revealed the results of their tests running smart contracts on the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Running smart contracts on the Bitcoin network isn’t necessarily new, however, the approach of using trusted entities called oracles with smart contracts is what makes their approach unique on the Bitcoin blockchain.

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Coindesk 2018 State of Blockchain

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

Coindesk recently released their 2018 State of Blockchain report, which provides more than 160 pages of blockchain related research covering investments in top cryptocurrencies, enterprise blockchain solutions, raising capital through initial coin offerings, government, regulation and sentiment. InfoQ has analyzed this report and has compiled a list of key developments that impact our readership.

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts in a Business Process

by Jan Stenberg Follow 36 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Buying something through an internet portal, for example a car, normally involves two parties who don’t trust each other; a buyer and a seller. The portal is just a broker so either the buyer must transfer money before getting the ordered item, or the seller must send the item before getting the money. To overcome this lack of mutual trust, Bernd Rücker claims that a blockchain can be used.

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