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Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), which describes itself as “a member-driven standards organization whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonization and interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide” has announced they are working with Microsoft and many

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Blockchain and Resource Descpription & Access

While reading about RDA (Resource Description and Access), a few of the outlines struck me as having similar properties to blockchain. The move to RDA has a few keys goals that include creating metadata that is accessible in a linked

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Blockchain Is Growing In The Art World, But How’s That Catalog?

Clueless about blockchain? Give CryptoKitties a look! A press release that came out this week announced “first holistic blockchain-based system for cataloguing and securing fine art” from the Blockchain Art Collective. The unique bit here is that their process involves a

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Blockchains and Data Management: Worth the hype?

It seems like everyone is talking about blockchains these days, whether they’re promising lucrative futures in cryptocurrencies or claiming that blockchains will save the rainforest. But what are blockchains? And – more importantly for those of us taking Knowledge Organization

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by Hugh McLeod

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