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Can the Blockchain bring a real advantage to the Public Administration?

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On June 17th, 2016 Blockchain Education Network Italia (BEN) will held an event in Rome at the Consiglio Regionale del Lazio.

The main goal of this event is to start an institutional dialogue, illustrating the operation and the possible applications of blockchain technology with the participation of leading figures in the industry, in order to create a shared path between universities and public administration towards the adoption this new paradigm. 
The blockchain proved to be more than the technology behind Bitcoin: transparency , durability and free data access are features that can be useful in various fields and not only for the financial sector. 
This is the reason why banks and companies want to study this technology. During the morning we will introduce the discussion, with a presentation of the Blockchain Education Network Italia, with speeches that will illustrate the current situation of the Italian public administration, the applications of the blockchain technology both from a technical point of view and from the legal one, focusing on research progress in the academy sector. 
After the lunch break the speeches will go wider and deeper: the entrepreneurs and leading members of the blockchain scene will present additional non-financial applications of this technology, trying to address the possible interesting applications for the Italian government. 
To end this event, there will be a round table to be attended by the speakers and other guests to try and organize the key points on which is worth working during the next few months.
Among the speakers there will be Francesco Simonetti, HolyTransaction CEO, who will talk about the social aspects related to the Blockchain technology. 

Who is Ben?

Blockchain Education Network Italia is a university association founded in December 2014 as the Italian section of the worldwide BEN. 
Its purpose is to raise awareness on Bitcoin and blockchain through education, development of projects and the continuous experimentation of new applications based on these technologies, with an eye to the academic world.

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Amelia Tomasicchio

HolyTransaction Bitcoin Roundup March 2016

Welcome to HolyTransaction’s third monthly recap for the new year of 2016. This past month of March has been marked by continued interest in blockchain from everywhere; during that time, the bitcoin price rose from a high of $435.23 on March 1st to a low of $414.66 on March 31st, according to Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp.

It’s time to Blockchain-ize things like sneakers with Chronicled

A new blockchain startup, Chronicled, is planning to blockchain-ize the growing multi billion dollar industry that is sneakers. The company has raised $3.4 million on Crunchbase for its mission. The phenomenon of thousand dollar shoes for the male market has somewhat been predicted by similar economic pressures in shoes for females. Chronicled will use the blockchain to bring accountability and cleaner profits to this and other similarly affected industries.

Even Disney wants a piece of the blockchain action

The most recent surprise blockchain job opening is from Disney. While the corporate giant has many diversified products, this is a prime example of blockchain technology’s ability to help any company save in the middle and back office. Disney also probably has an interest in forever securing their rights via multiple blockchains.

VISA is planning its own blockchain for internal use. They are hiring an engineer/developer to help them and are also working with Chain.com. VISA believes that this area will have a critical impact on the future of the industry and wants to get ahead of the curve. Other companies from around the world that are creating blockchain labs and teams include Hitachi, Phillips, and even Walt Disney.

Ethereum’s newest version, Homestead, has officially launched. The price of ether was very volatile around the release of this software as new users rushed in. Homestead replaces Frontier, and allows users to begin using the smart contract technology. Already, companies are being built around the Ethereum blockchain.

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Amelia Tomasicchio

HolyTransaction add-on for cryptocurrencies exchange rates

Recently we at HolyTransaction created a new add-on for the Firefox browser only to see the exchange rates for cryptocurrency pairs.

This add-on allows you to see the exchange rates between the most popular currencies using only a couple of clicks. 
Exchange rates are available between dollar, euro, bitcoin, litecoin, peercoin, dogecoin, dash, blackcoin and gridcoin. 
The add-on’s simplicity provides you an easy way to have all the information you need before selling or buying your favorite cryptocurrencies.
The price is shown on your browser, according to your specific preferences. You can change the displayed number of decimal places in the user settings.

How to dowload the add-on

To download this HolyTransaction add-on, you just have to follow this step-by step guide:
  • Click on the Firefox Menu at the top right of the toolbar;
  • Click on “Add-on”;
  • Write “HolyTransaction” in the search at the top right of the page;
  • Click on “Add-on” on the left menu;
  • Click the “Download” button next to the HolyTransaction add-on. 
  • You will find the exchage rates window at the top right of your toolbar.
You just need to click on the HT logo of HolyTransaction. 

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Amelia Tomasicchio

Infographic: What is Bitcoin Mining?

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Infographic: What gives Bitcoin value?

 What gives Bitcoin value? - infographic

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Infographic: Why are Bitcoin transactions irreversible?

https://holytransaction.com/page/Why-Are-Bitcoin-Transactions-Irreversible

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Infographic: Why are transaction fees necessary when sending Bitcoin?

https://holytransaction.com/page/why-are-transaction-fees-necessary-in-bitcoin

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Infographic: What is the Block Size debate, and will it lead to a hard fork?

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Infographic: 5 reasons you should be bullish on Bitcoin!

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Goodbye For Now, NYC

After carefully considering the recent introduction of the BitLicense, HolyTransaction has decided to suspend its business within the state of New York, until such time that more reasonable regulations are put into law. It is unfortunate that the politics in New York have led to this stifling of innovation. Our community is still new, still growing. To limit the possibilities of this technology now would be akin to cutting a flower before it has bloomed.
For those who do not know, BitLicense is over regulating in a number of unfortunate ways. First, and most often cited, is the cost for a business to obtain the license itself. BitStamp has estimated that they have paid nearly $100,000 to apply, between legal fee’s, time allocation, and maintaining compliance.
What happens when every state in the U.S., or every country in the world, crafts their own BitLicense? Businesses will be expected to pay for separate licenses in every area in which they operate; potentially a multi-million dollar requirement that could shut the lights off at many of crypto companies, leaving standing only those who have chosen to comply with rules set out by the very institutions that Bitcoin has rallied against. Abandoning business in states who insist upon excessive profiteering from unnecessary regulation is our best option for the moment.
Our most significant qualms with the BitLicense are directly related to the implications for our customers and their privacy. Some countries have taken a divisive stance on compliance that has led to outrage and feelings of betrayal amongst many of Bitcoins core users. KYC and AML laws have been forced upon every company in the U.S., for instance, that directly hold or handle their customers money. You may have noticed that wallets, or those who once allowed you to trade cash for coins, have suddenly become very interested in your private information. While it has led many to revile these companies to whom they were once loyal, the truth is that these businesses have no choice. 
BitLicense makes its greatest error though in its premature attempt to define what Bitcoin is. The blockchain is such a new frontier for technology that confining the tools built on top of its framework to the parameters of “money” or “property” would be limiting. The only technology with which Bitcoin compares is the Internet, which was once considered to serve the near-exclusive function of sending super fast, super cheap messages in the form of e-mail. Consider what the Internet would be today if it had not been allowed to grow in its earliest years; if it had instead been listed as a postal technology, and had then been regulated as such. This would have limited its development and, ultimately, it would have never become the open forum of information and discourse that our modern world is reliant upon. You cannot know what a technology will become tomorrow if you insist on defining it today.
The circumstances surrounding our and many other company’s exit from New York are unfortunate, but we are holding out hope that future rulings from other jurisdictions will be more reasonable. To our customers, our friends, and our supporters who are affected by this change, we sincerely hope that you will continue to work alongside us to keep the Blockchain open and free, and that we at HolyTransaction will be able to be of service to you again very soon.

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