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US Health Insurance Giant Piloting Blockchain to Secure Medical Data

Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in the United States plans to use blockchain technology to secure medical data of all 40 million members over the next three years. On Dec. 12, Forbes reported that Anthem plans to use blockchain technology to give patients secure access to their medical data, while also giving them the possibility to share that data as they see fit. Anthem CEO Gail Boudreaux said at the 8th Annual Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York: “What blockchain potentially gives us the opportunity to do is not…

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Review: Scorpion Case Is a Hardware Wallet Carrier That Over-Delivers on Protection

With self-sovereignty comes great responsibility. Being your own bank can be scary. After all, there’s a reason banks became a feature of modern society: they control the custody of assets, assume the risk of these assets and insure them for their customers.  This is why most Bitcoiners hold security as the highest virtue. If you want to be your own bank, you need to make sure you’re taking every step necessary and available to secure your bitcoin from theft, seizure and damage. In this regard, no measure is too extreme….

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There’s an Insane Amount of Games You Can Play for Free This Weekend

A silly amount of games are free to play this weekend. Includes 13 demos of unreleased indie games. Conan Exiles, Wasteland 2, The Escapists, and more. Publishers must be feeling in a festive mood courtesy of the upcoming holiday period (or possibly The Game Awards). There is a ridiculous amount of free games to play today and throughout the next few days. 48-Hour-only The Game Festival Demos First up, we have the 13 unreleased game demos released as part of The Game Festival. The digital consumer event, as it’s been…

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IBMR and Blockchain Firm Algorand Launch Microfinance Platform

The International Blockchain Monetary Reserve (IBMR) and blockchain firm Algorand are jointly launching a microfinance platform and a dedicated token to promote financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 12, the partnership between the two entities aims to develop and launch a microfinance ecosystem based on Algorand’s blockchain technology in a bid to boost the financial inclusion of the urban working poor in the region. Within the initiative, the parties will also introduce a dedicated token dubbed the Asia Reserve Currency Coin (ARCC)….

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Path to Brexit Hinges on Tonight’s Election; Can Boris Johnson Pull It Off? Polls ‘Too Close to Call’

Polls show Labour narrowing the gap against the Conservatives. Tories on course for a meager majority. Possible outcomes include a hung parliament. According to the latest UK public opinion poll, the Conservatives’ previous 9-point lead ahead of Labour has waned to just 5 points — opening up the distinct possibility of a hung parliament. Here’s what that might mean. The ballots are officially open, and the UK has until 10 pm tonight to decide who will run the country for the next five years. The tension built up over the…

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Blockchain and AR a Winning Solution at Elev8CON’s Startup Showcase

Eight companies gathered on stage at Elev8CON in Las Vegas on Dec. 10 to demonstrate how they are applying blockchain technology to solve real-world problems and improve financial industries. The startup showcase session featured Gridfinity, a cloud-based mining company; Appliqate, a blockchain-based affiliate marketing solution; TemTum, a scalable blockchain network; DreamView Studios, a computer-generated imagery company for e-commerce; Knowbella Tech, a blockchain-based intellectual property platform; System9, a blockchain solution for institutional marketing; NGRAVE, a military-grade hardware wallet; and BlocWatch, an enterprise-blockchain focused security company. While all of the startups demonstrated…

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Bitcoin Price ‘Boring and Fragile’ as Trader Plans for Dip Below $7K

Bitcoin (BTC) continued its broad downtrend towards $7,000 support on Dec. 12, failing to break out of a behavioral pattern that has left traders uninspired. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin could face “significant drop” Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD trading down around 1.2% on the day, with only a brief spike to $7,265 punctuating the otherwise lackluster performance. The sudden uptick met with selling pressure within minutes, markets tanking to local lows of $7,107 before recovering to current levels around $7,150.  Bitcoin seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin…

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It Shouldn’t Take Government Intervention for Valve to Clean Up Steam

Valve has a bad reputation when it comes to quality control. They recently removed a slew of Nazi and Anti-Semitic content from Steam at the behest of the German Government’s media regulation authority. They’re still not doing enough to keep their store clear. Steam has something of a garbage problem. From the games on the store to the groups in the community, there is a lot of trash floating around. Valve has occasionally deigned to actually do something about it, but not anywhere near often enough. Valve recently went on…

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