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My first time in Seattle was made better by having an amazing opportunity to talk to the local Blockchain community about my work in music, activism, and crypto. My friend Arry Yu and I sit down to talk about how this technology is affecting the Pacific Northwest, what advantages there are to the region, community growth and impact, as well as for a new podcast with her husband, Dae.

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Arry Yu is the founding Chair of the Cascadia Blockchain Council and Board Member with the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).  She also serves as the Managing Director of Yellow Umbrella Ventures advising and investing in technology companies with six companies in their portfolio to date. Her focus is on PR and Strategy for Yellow Umbrella’s clients.

An innovator, inventor and writer, she is widely published: Forbes, CNN Money, Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Puget Sound Business Journal, Geekwire, Retailing Today, and Seattle Times. Additionally, over the years, Arry has worked regularly with both investors and development across four continents to launch both SaaS and consumer products.

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Hey! My name is Tatiana Moroz. I am a passionate singer-songwriter heavily involved in the Libertarian and Bitcoin movement. I have created the first ever artist cryptocurrency Tatiana Coin and also founded an activist talent agency called Same Side Entertainment. I recently launched Crypto Media Hub which is an advertising network for the Bitcoin world and beyond. It's free for advertisers and we work with almost every major media outlet in the space including Bitcoin Magazine, YBitcoin, Bitcoinist, Brave New Coin, Let's Talk Bitcoin, Coin Telegraph and many more.

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  • [ lifted from their website. ]   When We Started Eris Industries, We Asked Two Questions 1) Is it possible to build applications which have the benefits of interconnectedness, but without servers? It is. Distributed applications can perform the same functions of modern web applications by enlisting users to participate in the management and security of these applications’ data. 2) Is it possible to create data-driven interactions which are both autonomous and legally compliant? It is. Data-driven interactions are not exempt from legal norms and procedures, and platforms capable of operating within existing legal frameworks will be profoundly useful to businesses and individuals alike. With Eris Industries’ open-source Distributed Application Software Stack, developers can rapidly design, test, and deploy distributed applications which are as flexible, user-friendly, and legally compliant as they are secure. Think of us as the node.js of peer-to-peer technology. What will you build on the Eris Stack?

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  • VeChain has been in Headlines these days, sometimes due to its price predictions and sometimes due to its major partnerships associated with Big names, continuing the legacy, The VeChain project has now announced that Deloitte will join its network to develop its own blockchain solution in the VeChainThor network. The leading audit company has announced its migration from the Ethereum network. Deloitte-VeChain Partnership During the VeChain Summit 2019 in San Francisco, the news about VeChain-Deloitte comes into the light through a Tweet, The summit was organized for widespread adoption of VeChain, where they further explained how VeChainThor could be used for a variety of innovative future applications and solutions, such as ToolChain, which VeChain says allows companies to launch solutions in under 30 minutes. Antonio Senatore, CTO of Blockchain Global, Deloitte Board Member, will also join VeChain’s Advisory Board. Deloitte is one of the “Big Four” professional services firms and other Big Four members, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, is also working with VeChain to find blockchain solutions. Deloitte is the largest of these four groups and all members — Ernst and Young and KPMG being the other two — are currently exploring the possibility of implementing blockchain technology. BMW-VeChain Partnership The leading German automaker made the announcement during VeChain Summit 2019 and said VerifyCar will publish every interaction with a car in VeChainThor’s public ledger. The application will help you deal with odometer fraud, which is a big problem in the automotive industry. According to a company official, almost a third of the vehicles sold in Germany have been manipulated with their odometer and as the value of a used car depends on the number of kilometers traveled, the resulting effect is an economic fraud of approximately $ 3,400 per vehicle. VerifyCar is a digital passport that will allow customers to verify the car’s odometer and maintenance history. BMW has introduced a mileage verification tool based on the VeChain blockchain called VerifyCar. The tool will be used to allow buyers to verify the actual history of a car. VeChain’s Significant Progress in 2019 The VeChain project made significant progress in 2019, forging numerous partnerships and revealing attractive solutions for companies like ToolChain, and also integrating its NFC chips into Adidas’ official sneakers for the new Game of Thrones season. Getting Deloitte, which generated revenue of about $ 43 billion in 2018, works with VeChainThor is no small feat either, and offers some validation of the potential of the project. VeChain Thor Price Prediction BMW generated 97 billion euros in revenue and Deloitte generated revenues of more than $ 43 billion last year. Having these big players in VeChain Network will serve as a beacon for more companies to explore the blockchain of VeChain Thor. This would lead to an increase in adoption of VeChain’s blockchain and possibly a long-term forecast of VeChain Thor’s price forecast. Right now, VeChain is trading at $ 0.007006. It increased by 1.10% against the US dollar and by 3.87% compared to the price of the BTC. The volume of transactions over a 24-hour period is $ 388,538,192 and the market capitalization is $ 16,885,075. With more news from VeChain like this, the VET token could reach the $ 45 level, as predicted by smartereum.

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  • Facebook recently made an announcement regarding the launch of its own digital currency called Libra. Do you know the zodiac sign “Libra” is ruled by which planet? (in astrology) The answer is “Venus” and that’s the name of the digital currency which is going to be launched by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Binance already the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world is going to dominate the digital currencies market with the launch of its own cryptocurrency Venus. Yi He, the co-founder of Binance addressed a media conference and made the announcement. Here is what she said: “We believe that in the near and long term, stablecoins will progressively replace traditional fiat currencies in countries around the world, and bring a new and balanced standard of the digital economy.” She added: “We hope to achieve a vision, that is, to reshape the world financial system, allow countries to have more tangible financial services and infrastructures, protect their financial security and increase the economic efficiency of countries.” Venus is going to be an open blockchain with the wide range of applications and it is expected to be quite versatile far as its usage is concerned. When Facebook made a similar announcement it came under the scanner for its financial and economic impact. Many Governments and Central Banks started being skeptical about the impact it will have on the various currencies and on the economy and financial systems as a whole and Venus will have to face some challenges now that it is going to step in the market after the announcement.

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  • One of the most well-known as well as one of its kind platform, Shanghai Wine and Liquor BlockchainAlliance, which was launched in 2018 has once again been in the news. Since there is no denial in the fact that this alliance has undoubtedly ended up enhancing the logistics as well as quality standards for the growing industry. This has also flourished as the middle-class Chinese consumers have gradually started developing a taste for the supple intoxicant. However, the concerning part is the counterfeiting part has equally grown along with the consumption. As per the reports, 65,000 counterfeit Penfolds bottles were seized by the Chinese authorities. COMBATING ILLICIT CHINESE WINE TRADE Well, this unethical Chinese wine trade undoubtedly needed strict action. Therefore, in order to fight with this illicit trade, one of the most renowned importers in the region, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Direct Imported Goods Co (D.I.G.) shook hands with VeChainThor. Together they ended up building a sophisticated as well as effective luxury wine authenticating system. HOW DOES IT AUTHENTICATE? Truth be told, this is indeed a really effective way to authenticate as the chances of illicit wine trade is minimized to a large extent. As per this authenticating technology, the blockchain-strapped bottles are equipped with NFC, i.e., Near-Field Communication chip. This is included so that the vintage’s provenance is tracked with better accuracy. Moreover, the entire process of authentication is even more trustworthy as the entire traceability program is overseen by two governmental bodies as well as the data included in the blockchain is independently verified by auditors like DNV GL. RAY OF HOPE One can never deny the fact that the sales, at one point of time, hit its lowest because of the illicit trades. However, situations are a bit less complex now as D.I.G mentions in a report that there is an overall increase of 10% in sales for vintages tracked by the authenticating program. Therefore since its launch, it has been a bright ray of hope for the market. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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  • On the 1st of August 2019, Walmart (the world’s largest company with the most revenue and employees) has filed a patent application for its own digital currency. This move follows the Facebook cryptocurrency initiative in the form of Libra. The ‘Walmart Coin’ specifications are similar to what Facebook has proposed for its Libra. Walmart’s cryptocurrency may have demographic appeal to legislators involved in the efforts of devising an alternative financial structure for people who are not regular users of banks or find banking costly. This new digital currency may not face the same regulatory trouble as Facebook’s Libra as there is a difference of scale between the two. Walmart’s cryptocurrency and Libra are different from others like Bitcoin in a very important manner; they are backed by a central authority and household names. Walmart’s digital currency is proposed to be a fiat-backed stable coin. It is also said that it may be pegged to the US dollar and available for use only at select retailers or partners. It seeks to make transactions cheaper and faster. It could be tied to some other digital currencies and may be purchased using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin rather than fiat currency alone. It aims at providing a free or cheap way to store wealth that can be converted back to cash as and when the need arises. It could earn interest, be used for food payments and may replace debit or credit cards without cash. Savings may be offered to customers on purchases. It seeks to use artificial intelligence to help the customer purchase according to his budget and preferences. Walmart is trying to improve its inventory forecasts and predict consumer behavior by using thecryptocurrency to collect purchaser data with the ultimate aim of increasing its profitability. Its own tokens will also reduce the credit card processing fees, saving it billions of dollars each year. There are ambitious plans for this new digital currency including the provision of a freelancer platform, short-term emergency loans, digital currency futures, and multi-tender integration. Walmart is not new to the blockchain technology and at present, this technology covers its supply chain management and digital offerings for customers. Walmart’s cryptocurrency does involve a major privacy concern especially if it is used alongside the various other services provided by the Walmart ‘Money Centers’. It seems imminent that large corporations will foray into the area of cryptocurrency in the form of their own branded stable coins in an effort to exterminate banks from their financial ecosystem. Walmart has made a futuristic move. Whether this move proves to be beneficial is yet to be seen. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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