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#Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology $SX $SX.ca $SXOOF $IDK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:57 AM on Monday, January 15th, 2018
  • The last couple of years were owned by the ‘fintech’ buzzword
  • In a digital dimension, all relations are transactions, like it or not, that’s the way it is
Magda Borowik
Jan 14, 2018 at 10:15 UTC

OPINION

Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Ministry of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research at FinTech Poland.

The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review.

The last couple of years were owned by the ‘fintech’ buzzword.

From startups to investors to government programs, fintech was everywhere. But within the last year, “regtech” and “govtech” have joined the conversation. Very often, you can spot the three in a thought-provoking proximity.

But, do they have something in common?

I believe they all can be described as transaction technologies that enable the secure transfer of value online – be it monetary or non-monetary value. Alternative financial technology, the use of modern computing, and also, technology as a means for building trust, all are tools that are needed by every government.

It’s no surprise then that applications are popping up in many areas – regulators and supervisors using DLT or cognitive computing, governments providing electronic payments for public services or social security. In Poland, strides have been made to harness emerging tech for digital identity, in such a way that it can be provided by the state along with banks and other institutions of trust.

Importantly, our national scheme of electronic identification is based on federated model, which means citizen’s identity is not only served by the state – banks, insurers and telecom providers are able to contribute, too.

This is an important distinction as transaction technologies are defined by the use of a special type of data, data that documents an exchange, agreement or value transfer between parties.

It’s a bit of information describing an event that includes the time and numerical value, and that specifies an agreement or value exchange of commercial or legal significance. Very often it relates to personal data and falls into the scope of banking secrecy.

A natural fit

In a digital dimension, all relations are transactions. Like it or not, that’s the way it is.

Administrations transact with citizens to provide them with trusted public services. They transact with businesses and governments, too. Sometimes citizens transact with government through business. Within strategic sectors, like energy or utility business, transacting is key.

In an increasingly data-focused economy, transacting data can even be said to be a special type of virtualized critical infrastructure. This is why states and businesses need to focus on assuring trusted data structures.

Blockchains and distributed ledgers, then, can be considered a tool for ensuring data integrity, immutability and trust. It does not mean we need to port everything to blockchain. But it can mean provide an additional, transaction layer to existing data structures, a robust audit trail on what happens on our critical infrastructure.

In this way, the possible role of distributed ledgers within digital state infrastructure too often goes unrecognized.

They can be a tool for licenses, rights and entitlements management. What the modern state mostly does is endorse, manage and verify ledgers of social relations; be it property titles register, ledgers of social security entitlements or identity ledgers – of who is a citizen and who can therefore participate in political dealings.

It’s a huge, important and largely under-appreciated and even overlooked function that state fulfills. Based on a social contract, the state is a large trusted entity.

How much we trust the state today is questionable, but the invention of distributed ledgers introduces a way of building a new type of institutional trust – trust in the computer code an institution operates, instead of relying only on trust in its human representatives. Human-to-machine is a new type of trust, which complements the one we traditionally put in people.

In order to progress with digitization, we need to ensure new type of digital trust, where appropriate investments are of highest priority.

Harnessing the potential

So, if distributed ledgers can act as a trust machine, what then?

The first step would be to audit our existing data resources – identifying, cleaning and structuring them in order to achieve organization. Then, a trusted transaction layer may be put on top. This means there won’t be an easy jump onto distributed ledgers for state-owned big data lakes.

Ensuring the integrity and immutability of random, inconsistent data makes no sense.

Still, within the scope of emerging transaction technologies, digitization can benefit from distributed ledgers in many aspects. Trusted data structures, arising from handling data with decentralized consensus mechanisms, can bring in additional value to many horizontal challenges, like e-commerce and legislative processes (where document version control and oversight is critical).

Ultimately, value transfer protocols and distributed ledgers may enable the functional digitization of public services, transforming the service stack together, not just rewriting each physical element to a digital twin. Particularly, if we consider value transfer protocols as digital public services, their use by the state becomes a bit more obvious.

In the coming months, governments around the globe will become more and more aware of the meaning of transaction technologies and the role they play in digitization. Having policies enabling experimentation with emerging transaction technologies will be key.

At the Ministry of Digital Affairs, Republic of Poland, we recently published a new industrial digitization strategy, in which transaction technologies are one of three key areas for growth.

Understanding requires experimenting, and experimenting is an act of humility – to acknowledge that there is no way of knowing without trying new things, making your hands dirty.

Understanding that truth is a first step, but it is important. I wish all government policymakers to act on it, in order to get well prepared for the future to come – sooner than later.

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St-Georges $SX.ca $SXOOF Subsidiary ZeU #Crypto Networks Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire all Qingdao Tiande Technologies’ Assets $IDK.ca $HIVE.ca $CODE.ca $BLOC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:42 PM on Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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  • Wholly owned subsidiary, ZeU Crypto Networks Inc entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire all of the Blockchain and Smart Contract Technologies assets of Qingdao Tiande Technologies Inc.
  • Pursuant to the terms of the LOI, the proposed consideration for the Transaction is an aggregate amount of CND$150 million payable through the issuance of 150,000,000 common shares and 75,000,000 Shares purchase warrants in the capital of ZeU

Montreal, January 14, 2018 St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, ZeU Crypto Networks Inc. (“ZeU”), a private blockchain technology company, has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) to acquire all of the Blockchain and Smart Contract Technologies assets (the “Transaction”) of Qingdao Tiande Technologies Inc. (“Tiande”), a Chinese private company.

Pursuant to the terms of the LOI, the proposed consideration for the Transaction is an aggregate amount of CND$150 million payable through the issuance of 150,000,000 common shares (“Shares”) and 75,000,000 Shares purchase warrants (“Warrants”) in the capital of ZeU. Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one (1) Share at a price of CND$1.00 for a period of three (3) years following the date ZeU completes a transaction pursuant to which its common shares will either be listed on a recognized stock exchange in North America, or will be exchanged for common shares of a reporting issuer listed on a recognized stock exchange in North America.

On January 4, 2018 St-Georges (the “Company”) announced it was granted an exclusive global license to Tiande’s Blockchain and Smart Contract technology for mineral commodity production, trading and tracking. The Company assigned the License to ZeU in consideration of 20,000,000 common shares of ZeU. Whereas St-Georges owned 100% of ZeU with a license specific to the mineral commodity space, upon successful completion of the transaction, St-Georges will share ownership in ZeU, with global application reach.

We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Tiande and their world class scientific team. Dr. Tsai has laid out a plan to deploy what many industry experts believe to be a world class Blockchain ecosystem that stands at the threshold of a new, far-reaching technological revolution.  The assets being acquired today, from the patents to the commercial and sovereign relationships and the significant human capital, are second to none in the domain.  Our Ecosystem is ready to be deployed in this quarter, starting with the SandBox initiative and quickly followed by the BigData suite of solutions. Finally, the biggest and most significant mass application project, The “Internet of Blockchains” (IoB), will be released before the end of 2018.  Response to IoB in every meeting with industry specialists has been significant and, in some cases, has triggered discussions into the realm of what was once unimaginable” said Frank Dumas, CEO and President of St-Georges and ZeU.

The Transaction is anticipated to close on or before February 28, 2018 with a definitive purchase agreement being entered into on or before February 5, 2018. The Transaction is subject to the approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange and certain conditions pursuant to the terms of the LOI, including the completion of a CND$20 million financing on term acceptable to ZeU and satisfactory due diligence.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Frank Dumas”

 

FRANK DUMAS, PRESIDENT & CEO

About St-Georges

St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve the some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry.

The Company controls directly or indirectly, through rights of first refusal, all of the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel on the Julie Nickel Project & for industrial minerals on Quebec’s North Shore and for lithium and rare metals in Northern Quebec and in the Abitibi region. Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges’ stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX, on the US OTC under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1.

For Press Release Inquiries: 514.295.9878 or ceo@stgeorgesplatinum.com

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

2018: The Year #Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence #AI Converge $IDK.ca $SX.ca $SXOOF #Blockstation $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:14 AM on Friday, January 12th, 2018
  • Blockchain technology, which powers most cryptocurrencies, is in nascent stages
  • This past year, we started seeing some early proof points of how this new infrastructure can be used,
  • Including the announcement by the Australian Securities Exchange that it would replace its current post-trade settlement process with a blockchain system, after running both concurrently.
Jan 12, 2018 at 09:14 UTC

Jalak Jobanputra is founder and managing partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in decentralization and digital assets.

The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review.

2017 was the year that cryptocurrency became mainstream.

But what’s even more exciting to many of us who have been investing in the sector for the past several years is the development of the underlying technology.

Blockchain technology, which powers most cryptocurrencies, is in nascent stages. This past year, we started seeing some early proof points of how this new infrastructure can be used, including the announcement by the Australian Securities Exchange that it would replace its current post-trade settlement process with a blockchain system, after running both concurrently.

This reminds me of the process large enterprises went through in the late 1990s and early 2000s as they moved from client-server software to web-based software, transitioning their supply chain and procurement processes online. They conducted extensive return on investment (ROI) studies to justify the upfront cost of replacing current systems. Twenty years later, the ROI is obvious, but many companies viewed the risk as significant at the time.

I believe we’ll continue to see more companies across more industries in 2018 take a look at how blockchain technology can create efficiencies (and potentially new business models in the future).

When I launched Future\Perfect Ventures in 2014 around the thesis of decentralization, I was most excited about the combination of blockchain with other emerging technologies, including machine learning/AI, security and internet of things. In this way, I expect 2018 will be the year that we start to see the convergence of these technologies to truly create the decentralized computing and communications platforms of the future.

Decentralization, by its very nature, requires that more intelligence shifts to nodes instead of residing in one central server.

We will continue to see the development of semiconductors that are capable of advanced computing in smaller and smaller devices. As devices at the edge become smarter, the smart contracts enabled by blockchain platforms will work better with more advanced data analytics capabilities.

I see a mini-brain in each of our devices, ranging from simplistic ones to ones capable of processing larger datasets and making decisions based on that data.

The open availability of more data and smarter processing at the nodes will enable broader datasets available to more companies and people, instead of proprietary data ownership that currently exists within companies such as Facebook and Google. More importantly, that data will be diverse and representative of the world we live in, instead of being filtered by a few companies that reside in one geography.

While this may not all happen within the next year, we have started an inevitable march towards that future, one that will be even more transformative than the internet was.

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The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk strives to offer an open platform for dialogue and discussion on all things blockchain by encouraging contributed articles. As such, the opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of CoinDesk.

For more details on how you can submit an opinion or analysis article, view our Editorial Collaboration Guide or email news@coindesk.com.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/2018-year-blockchain-ai-iot-converge/

#Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018 #Bitcoin #Enthereum $IDK.ca $SX.ca $SXOOF #Blockstation

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:14 AM on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
  • Blockchains, whether public or private, are a real-time ledger of records stored in a distributed, peer-to-peer fashion independent from any central authority
  • Since every record is encrypted and time-stamped and users can only access and edit the block they “own” through a private key, it’s very secure.

Bernard Marr , Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.

Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often resisted see enough upside in blockchain technology that they have been willing to invest millions in resources to learn how to best implement it. And, they are not alone. Any business with valuable digital assets from contacts to contracts they need to protect can find a legitimate use case for blockchain technology.

What makes blockchain powerful?

Blockchains, whether public or private, are a real-time ledger of records stored in a distributed, peer-to-peer fashion independent from any central authority. Since every record is encrypted and time-stamped and users can only access and edit the block they “own” through a private key, it’s very secure. Every block is linked to the one before and the one after it and whenever a change is made, the entire chain gets updated. Blockchain helps secure and streamline transactions efficiently without requiring intermediaries to manage the process. Blockchain technology is revolutionary in terms of record keeping and can track and document every change in a record or transaction.

What are the practical uses of blockchain?

If you haven’t already realized it, blockchain technology is going to change many systems that you encounter in your day-to-day life. Here are a few of the practical examples:

Contract management and smart contracts

Any industry heavily reliant on contracts such as insurance, financial institutions, real estate, construction, entertainment and law would benefit from blockchain’s indisputable way to update, manage, track and secure contracts. Smart contracts, those that are embedded with if/then statements and be executed without involvement of an intermediary, also use blockchain technology.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/01/10/blockchain-is-changing-our-world-here-are-the-best-practical-examples-of-how-it-is-used-in-2018/#194b46214579

2018: The Year We Democratize #Blockchain $IDK.ca $SX.ca $SXOOF#Blockstation

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:47 PM on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
  • World has seen tremendous interest in blockchain across industries and countries, from thousands of new startups, to blockchain labs popping up in commercial and federal organizations
  • Democratization of a given technology can happen in many ways, from the number of people, products and solutions using that technology, to its business value or the level of disruption it activates.

Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte’s financial services blockchain consulting efforts and co-lead at its the global blockchain and cryptocurrency team.

As the technology behind bitcoin nears its 10th year in the market, let’s celebrate the positive.

The world has seen tremendous interest in blockchain across industries and countries, from thousands of new startups, to blockchain labs popping up in commercial and federal organizations, to a number of consortia established looking to solve their industry’s biggest challenges.

One can go so far as to argue that 2017 saw the democratization for cryptocurrencies.

Democratization of a given technology can happen in many ways, from the number of people, products and solutions using that technology, to its business value or the level of disruption it activates. As opposed to previous technology waves – like open source – blockchain technology is, at its core, is designed to empower people versus organizations. It is thus natural that blockchain democratization is also core to its success.

With kids accepting bitcoin on lemonade stands, teenagers investing in ether to pay for college and traders standing up crypto-trading desks, there is no doubt that cryptocurrencies have helped democratize blockchain. Ask anyone who has been involved in blockchain without being involved in bitcoin for proof of that. In a way, blockchain has been democratized via cryptocurrencies — but the real democratization of blockchain is about to happen.

With democratization at its core, here are some of the things I expect to see happen in the year ahead.

For a host of reasons, it is a critical year for every aspect of the space.

1. Killer apps

2018 might very well be the year of the killer customer app on blockchain.

While the CryptoKitties were cute, they also demonstrated some limitations of the technology platforms; it will likely incentivize those in the industry to develop more stable and scalable blockchains. And, as the foundations mature, we will see major advancements in the usage of blockchain solutions for consumers. Whether it be personal electric grid management, digital identity, gaming, loyalty or credit scoring, we will probably use a blockchain app in 2018 without knowing that it is backed by blockchain technology.

2. Major tech developments

Advancements will come in the next few months that will make the use of blockchain platforms easier than ever before. And it will happen across the main stacks of Hyperledger, ethereum and Corda, among others.

This will address a key challenge that we all face today — the scarcity of talent, especially in developers and architects. When it’s easier to provision and develop on blockchain technologies, innovation will be unleashed, many more solutions will be created, which will help drive more experimentation and successful platform launches.

3. Governments and regulators will drive adoption

These groups are now engaging and leading in blockchain efforts after studying and getting up to speed on the technology.

They now understand the value of blockchain for themselves and their constituencies. We will see large-scale use of blockchain led by governments, probably first in developing economies and small countries where incumbents are less influential. Financial inclusion, digital identities, regulatory reporting and payments will be the main areas improved by blockchain in 2018.

4. Corporations and non-profits will become major players

I believe these organizations will be the main engine in translating the promises into real commercially viable solutions, a massive role in the democratization of blockchain. Most importantly, they will have to accept that their long-term role in our economies might be dramatically different than it is today. We have seen both sides of the coin so far, pun unintended.

Those taking the defensive position – like notaries – will go the dinosaur way. On the other hand, those going on offense, with aggressive moves from major corporations, like banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, will help build the next generation of business platforms on blockchain.

The biggest question: Will they be nimble enough to compete with the startups? Will they be protected by regulations? Will they generate return on their investments so far?

5. The jobs market will take notice

When it comes to talent, which is the first thing I think about when I wake up each morning, the job market too will be impacted and blockchain will offer new productive lives for many. The decentralization of work has already started and I’m a big believer that blockchain will fuel its growth. Imagine a world where each of us can monetize our time, skills and experiences on-demand and be rewarded with micropayments from a decentralized platform.

Work has been democratized many times over but it might very well be the last phase.

All that said, there might be a downside to the democratization of blockchain. If you consider blockchain as a non-human trustee, autonomous organizations running on blockchain are – as we have seen with the DAO – not so sci-fi anymore. Democratization of technology often requires strong ethical behaviors and, sometimes, a regulatory framework. We cannot overstate these aspects in our race to introduce blockchain to the world.

6. There will be surprises

No, I did not forget cryptocurrencies and other tokens.

They have reached democratization in financial markets already, with many exchanges and financial instruments. Will it open a new wave for anyone to invest into a new asset class, will it burst into flames, will it enhance existing businesses, or will it create new decentralized business models? All of the above, which is why 2018 is going to be the most exciting year in blockchain so far.

Democratizing blockchain will be central for us in 2018, as I believe it will generate an unprecedented level of change in the next decade.

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The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk strives to offer an open platform for dialogue and discussion on all things blockchain by encouraging contributed articles. As such, the opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of CoinDesk.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/2018-year-democratize-blockchain/

ThreeD Capital $IDK.ca Adds Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai To Advisory Board $SX.ca $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:28 AM on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Threed capital

  • Announced today the addition of Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai to its Advisory Board
  • Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambridge, MA in 1979, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and 1985
  • Company also wishes to advise the addition of George Tsiolis to the Advisory Board

TORONTO, Jan. 09, 2018 — ThreeD Capital Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE:IDK), a Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on investments in promising, early stage companies with disruptive capabilities, is pleased to announce today the addition of Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai to its Advisory Board.

Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambridge, MA in 1979, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and 1985. He worked for the University of Minnesota from 1985-2000, serving as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Dr. Tsai left University of Minnesota and joined Arizona State University in 2000 as a professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. He became an Emeritus Professor in December 2014.  In China, he initiated the first academic laboratory dedicated to blockchain research and education in China at Beihang University’s School of Computer Science and Engineering.  He has authored more than 500 papers in software engineering, service-oriented computing, cloud computing and blockchains.

Sheldon Inwentash, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital, stated, “Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai is a world-renowned Blockchain expert who, amongst his many great accomplishments, has developed high-speed super large ledger technology that could represent the most disruptive protocol of the already disruptive blockchain industry. His experience and knowledge will be invaluable to our Blockchain initiatives.

Dr. Tsai stated, “I am pleased to join the Advisory Board of ThreeD Capital, whom has recognized the value of our blockchains in numerous domains, including financial and other applications.  Our blockchains can process enormous volumes of data in high speed and has been proven in the field.  I look forward to working with Sheldon and his team.”

The Company also wishes to advise the addition of George Tsiolis to the Advisory Board. George is the Founder of AGORACOM, the largest online investor relations and marketing community dedicated solely to the small cap stock industry. Over the last 10 years, AGORACOM has served over 300 public companies, generating over 500 million page views and 51 million visits from investors.  He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and a recipient of the Dean’s Honour Roll Award during his undergraduate studies in Economics.  He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995. Mr. Tsiolis has been a keynote speaker at major small cap and technology conferences and produced Season Two of the nationally televised small cap show, The Next Biggest Winner.

About ThreeD Capital Inc.

ThreeD is a publicly-traded Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on opportunistic investments in companies in the Junior Resources, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain sectors. ThreeD seeks to invest in early stage, promising companies and ICOs where it may be the lead investor and can additionally provide investees with advisory services, mentoring and access to the Company’s ecosystem.

For further information:
Gerry Feldman, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Feldman@threedcap.com
Phone: 416-606-7655

ThreeD Capital $IDK.ca Teams Up With St-Georges Eco-Mining $SX.ca $SXOOF On $20M Debenture Offering For Subsidiary #ZeU #Crypto Networks $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:48 PM on Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Threed capital

  • Teamed up with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) to introduce ZeU Crypto Networks to its global network and blockchain ecosystem
  • Sheldon Inwentash, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital stated, “… ZeU Crypto Networks could represent the most disruptive protocol of the already disruptive blockchain industry.”

TORONTO, Jan. 07, 2018 — ThreeD Capital Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE:IDK), a Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on investments in promising, early stage companies with disruptive capabilities, is pleased to announce today that it has teamed up with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (“St-Georges”) (CSE:SX) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) to introduce ZeU Crypto Networks (“ZeU”) to its global network and blockchain ecosystem. St-Georges has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ZeU Crypto Networks Inc. a private blockchain technology company, intends to sell $20,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 10.00% convertible unsecured debentures (“Debentures”) on a non-brokered offering basis (the “Offering”).

Sheldon Inwentash, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital stated, “ThreeD Capital, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Blockamoto.io, has set a mandate to provide strategic advice to assist early stage blockchain solutions in reaching viability as quickly as possible.  ZeU Crypto Networks could represent the most disruptive protocol of the already disruptive blockchain industry.”

Blockchain and Smart Contract Technology License

On January 4, 2018, St-Georges announced the signing of a significant, non-arm’s length blockchain and smart contract technology license agreement (the “License”), with Qingdao Tiande Technologies Inc., (“Tiande”). St-Georges immediately assigned the License to its newly formed wholly owned subsidiary, ZeU Crypto Networks Inc.

Tiande is led by world-renowned blockchain expert, Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai, who initiated the first academic laboratory dedicated to blockchain research and education in China at Beihang University’s School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai received his S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambridge, MA in 1979, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and 1985. He joined Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in 2000 as a full professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.  He became an Emeritus Professor in December 2014.

He has authored more than 500 papers in software engineering, service-oriented computing, cloud computing, and blockchains.  He travels widely and has held various professorships in Asia and Europe.

About ThreeD Capital Inc.

ThreeD is a publicly-traded Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on opportunistic investments in companies in the junior resources, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain sectors.

ThreeD seeks to invest in early stage, promising companies where it may be the lead investor and can additionally provide investees with advisory services, mentoring and access to the Company’s network in order to earn increases to the Company’s equity stake.

For further information: Gerry Feldman, CPA, CA Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Feldman@threedcap.com Phone: 416-606-7655

China government aims to become the global leader in #blockchain technology. Here’s how they plan to do just that $SX.ca $SXOOF $IDK.ca $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:23 AM on Friday, January 5th, 2018

  • China has the world’s largest Internet application market, block chain industry has to walk in the forefront of the world’s many favorable conditions
  • China’s enterprises need to absorb the world’s top scientific and technological resources, the establishment of China’s chain of ecological chain, to speed up the pace of technological research
  • “Traditional block chain technology is slow, such as bit 1 second can only do 3 transactions, the Shanghai Stock Exchange trading volume of tens of thousands of penis per second.If you can not solve the speed problem, the block chain multi-scene application is not May be promoted. “

China’s block chain industry is expected to walk in the forefront of the world

2017-09-05 07:30 Source: Economic Daily

China has the world’s largest Internet application market, block chain industry has to walk in the forefront of the world’s many favorable conditions. The diversification of the application scene has promoted the rapid development of the block chain technology. But at the same time, the speed problem has seriously restricted the block chain to multi-scene application. China’s enterprises need to absorb the world’s top scientific and technological resources, the establishment of China’s chain of ecological chain, to speed up the pace of technological research.

Recently, the Ministry of Industry directly under the China Electronic Information Industry Development Research Institute in conjunction with Beijing Tiande Technology Co., Ltd. initiated the establishment of the CCID (Qingdao) block chain research institute settled in Qingdao. China’s thousands of people plan experts, Beihang digital technology and block chain laboratory director Cai Weide become the project chief scientist. He believes that China’s block chain industry is expected to walk in the forefront of the world.

The block chain is a distributed database system that is difficult to tamper with and is hard to forge and traceable. The block chain records all the information that is traded, and once the data enters the block chain, even the internal staff is hard Which made any changes without being found. This feature determines its application with the Internet are inseparable. “Cai Weide told reporters,” the application of the larger scene, the richer, block chain technology and industry development will be faster.China has the world On the largest Internet application market, so the block chain industry has to go in the forefront of the world’s many favorable conditions. ”

Currently, block chains have been applied in multiple areas. August 28, the first block of domestic chain power business “media purchase” available, this is the world’s first block of chain power business; August 17, “Baidu Chang’an new days wind 2017 the first phase of asset support Special plan “approved by the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Baidu Financial as its technical service providers to build a block chain service side BaaS; Not long ago, the letter love the United States love the rescue account using the ant gold chain technology, with the algorithm and technology architecture to solve a number of weak Trust the trust between institutions, build a trust mechanism.

Cai Weide that the application of the scene diversity, is the rapid development of block chain technology, the biggest driving force. “Traditional block chain technology is slow, such as bit 1 second can only do 3 transactions, the Shanghai Stock Exchange trading volume of tens of thousands of penis per second.If you can not solve the speed problem, the block chain multi-scene application is not May be promoted. “

Strong market demand and technical barriers between the contradictions, prompting many technology companies to speed up research. In March, Beijing Tiande Technology Co., Ltd. released a new generation of block chain system high-tech one, in a clearing house measured the average transaction speed of more than 4,000 per second; its trial in the latest system, has done to deal with 3.33 billion per second Transaction. From 2008 to 2017, China’s number of patent applications in the field of block chain technology in the world, submitted a total of 550 patent applications, more than ranked second in the United States (284 patent applications).

Cai Weide that this does not mean that China has been the world’s first in the chain area. To really walk in the forefront of the world, the need to create an open ecosystem, to take the sharing model, absorb the world’s top scientific and technological resources to reduce the unnecessary competition in order to ensure that China is walking in the forefront of the world block chain industry.

“In view of this, CCID block chain research institute will be the joint financial research institutions, the national large data (Guizhou) comprehensive experimental area block chain Internet laboratory, Qingdao Tiande letter chain Information Technology Co., Ltd. and other units, the establishment of China block chain Ecological alliance, and will launch three national key industry implementation plan.

Cai Weide said, first of all to establish a Chinese chain chain sandbox plan. The plan includes an industrial sandbox, umbrella sandbox and regulatory sandbox. Among them, the industrial sandbox is under the guidance of the industry alliance by the enterprise self-test and assessment work; umbrella sandbox by the government regulatory support, commissioned by the authority to assess the block chain; regulatory sandbox is developed by the industry to a certain extent, and supervision After the mechanism is mature, the chain is evaluated directly by the regulatory body. “The first phase of the first launch of the industrial sandbox, will work closely with regulators to promote the umbrella sandbox and regulatory sandbox construction.

Cai Weide said that the second plan is to set up Qingdao block chain sandbox research center. The center will promote the China Chain Chain Sandbox program, through the government, financial institutions, universities and research institutes, industry funds and technology companies to study and expand the sandbox plan. The establishment of Internet of things, electronic payment, insurance, logistics, medical, customs block chain sandbox.

“The last plan is to build an open, shared block chain sandbox testing and monitoring platform that has built our first platform prototype to support block chain automation, supporting financial regulation, food and drug traceability, logistics tracking, payment Clear settlement and other block chain applications. “ Cai Weide said.

Source: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@cryptoassets/china-government-aims-to-become-the-global-leader-in-blockchain-technology-here-s-how-they-plan-to-do-just-that

St-Georges $SX.ca $SXOOF Announces #Blockchain & Smart Contract Technology & Transfer & License Agreement with Qingdao Tiande Technologies #Bitcoin #Ethereum $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 4th, 2018

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  • Announced the signing of a significant, non-arm’s length blockchain and smart contract technology license agreement, with Qingdao Tiande Technologies Inc
  • Tiande is led by world-renowned blockchain expert, Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai
  • Tiande has granted St-Georges an exclusive license to use Tiande’s proprietary technologies, patents and know-how to develop and commercialize novel mineral commodity production chain control, tracking and trading exchanges

Montreal / January 4, 2018 – St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) is pleased to announce the signing of a significant, non-arm’s length blockchain and smart contract technology license agreement (the “License”), with Qingdao Tiande Technologies Inc., (“Tiande”). Tiande is led by world-renowned blockchain expert, Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai, who initiated the first academic laboratory dedicated to blockchain research and education in China at Beihang University’s School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Under the terms of the License, Tiande has granted St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (“SX”) an exclusive license to use Tiande’s proprietary technologies, patents and know-how to develop and commercialize novel mineral commodity production chain control, tracking and trading exchanges. In consideration for the rights granted under the License, SX shall pay to Tiande a royalty of 8% of the gross revenues derived from the Licensee.

“This technology license agreement builds upon our long standing collaboration with Dr. Tsai and the early vision we shared about the potential of blockchain technologies both in general and specifically within the mineral commodity space. Over the last few months, St-Georges has been strengthening the scope of its mineral projects and technologies and this agreement now provides us with access to blockchain technology that can significantly impact our industry, then reach beyond” said Frank Dumas, St-Georges’ President and CEO.

In order to accelerate development and better accommodate future financings, SX will assign the License to its newly formed wholly owned subsidiary, ZeU Crypto Networks Inc. (“ZeU”) in consideration of 20,000,000 common shares of ZeU.

Related Party Transaction

The entering into of the License may be considered a “related party transaction” as set out in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) as Dr. Wei Tek Tsai is a beneficial holder of securities carrying more than 10% of the voting right attached to all of SX’s voting securities. Accordingly, the License constituted to that extent a “related party transaction” under MI 61-101. The transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements under MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the License or of the consideration exceeds 25% of SX’s market capitalization. SX did not file a material change report more than 21 days before the entering into of the License as it wished to close on an expedited basis for sound business reasons and did not know when the transaction would be completed.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Frank Dumas”

FRANK DUMAS, PRESIDENT & CEO

About St-Georges

St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve the some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry.

The Company controls directly or indirectly, through rights of first refusal, all of the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel on the Julie Nickel Project & for industrial minerals on Quebec’s North Shore and for lithium and rare metals in Northern Quebec and in the Abitibi region. Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges’ stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX, on the US OTC under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

RBC $RY.ca Report: #Crypto and #Blockchain Could Unlock $10 Trillion Market $IDK.ca #Blockstation #Bitcoin #Ethereum $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:27 AM on Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Jan 3, 2018 at 19:15 UTC
  • Research analyst at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) sees cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and decentralization as a potential $10 trillion ecosystem
  • Mitch Steves, an equities analyst with RBC’s Capital Markets subsidiary, laid out his bull case for why the future of transactional services will ultimately be decentralized
  • “While the cryptocurrency space has many risks, the opportunity appears vast with constant technology updates,” he wrote

In a new report released Wednesday, Mitch Steves, an equities analyst with RBC’s Capital Markets subsidiary, laid out his bull case for why the future of transactional services will ultimately be decentralized. “While the cryptocurrency space has many risks, the opportunity appears vast with constant technology updates,” he wrote.

Though startups that enable cryptocurrency protocols to serve as decentralized alternatives to proprietary services or as a means of transmitting remittances have garnered the most interest throughout the ecosystem’s formative years, Steves argues that the protocol layer (on which these services will be built) is where most of the value will be realized.

“We see that the protocol layer will capture more value than the applications,” he wrote, adding:

“As the application becomes successful, the protocol layer captures more value, which then creates more interest in additional decentralized application development.”

As such, the comments echo the fat protocol theory put forward by Union Square Ventures, which states value creation on decentralized cryptocurrencies will occur at the lower infrastructure layers.

The report also asserts that the market for cryptocurrency mining is here to stay, arguing that there currently exists an at least $4.2 billion market for bitcoin mining equipment with an additional $350-$450 million for other ASIC-mined cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash and another $1.9 billion market for GPU-mined coins like ethereum and monero.

Notably, the report argues that decentralized technology in its current state is misunderstood and underrated, claiming that cryptocurrencies are becoming better able to handle an increasing number of transactions. In particular, Steves sees the Lightning Network as a tool to enable more than a million transactions per second on bitcoin.

Still, scalability, along with government intervention and the creation of more sophisticated wallet hacking techniques, was identified as one of the key risks facing the ecosystem.

Continued progress on these fronts, however, will be a boon for the development and mainstream adoption of a global supercomputer, whether it be ethereum-based or on an alternative, provided that blockchain’s impeccable security record remains spotless, Steves said.

“As scaling and protocols mature, the value of a decentralized world computer could potentially become a multi-trillion dollar industry,” Steves wrote, concluding: “If there’s one positive technology item we can agree on, it’s that the blockchain has never been hacked. What happens if we build on top of this secure layer?”

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-blockchain-create-10-trillion-market-rbc-analyst-says/