Blockchain and a potential snafu with EU privacy law
Blockchain and a potential snafu with EU privacy law
By David Meyer - IAPP | February 28, 2018
There's one huge problem on the horizon for blockchain: Europe's privacy push in the shape of its General Data Protection Law. Read More
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Blockchain cross border payments
Decoding blockchain, part 4: Cross-border payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 26, 2018
Most of the headlines about blockchain have been about the implications of this emerging technology on the financial sector – the potential for it to change banking, share trading, insurance, payments... Read More
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Travel opportunities - and distribution challenges - in the blockchain
Travel opportunities - and distribution challenges - in the blockchain
By Sara Pavan - Amadeus | February 22, 2018
In 48 BCE, the historic city of Alexandria was destroyed by Caesar’s army, including its world-famous library. Today, if a library was destroyed, its records would live on in other libraries and on the... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Q&A: Trust, truth and transparency at the heart of TUI Group’s blockchain work
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2018
TUI Group was one of the first travel brands to make headlines for its adoption of blockchain.   Read More
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Webjet opens blockchain marketplace to external partners
Webjet opens blockchain marketplace to external partners
By Mitra Sorrells | February 20, 2018
Webjet is expanding its blockchain initiative, Rezchain, to four companies: Thomas Cook, DidaTravel, Mitra Global and Far East Hospitality.   Read More
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The case for a decentralized internet
The case for a decentralized internet
By Chris Dixon | February 19, 2018
The internet is still early in its evolution: the core internet services will likely be almost entirely rearchitected in the coming decades. Read More
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Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2018
Data sharing is a complicated - and sometimes disjointed - process in the air transport industry. The creation and storage of information for each flight is handled by multiple entities, at minimum the... Read More
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Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2018
When Microsoft announced in November 2016 that it was working with Australia-based online travel agency Webjet to build a blockchain proof-of-concept solution, the term “blockchain” was still relatively... Read More
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Cool Cousin guide app blockchain
Local guide app Cool Cousin pivots to blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2018
When Nadav Saadia and his co-founders launched “Cool Cousin” in 2016, they were aiming to create a new version of a travel agency. Read More
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Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
By Chris Baraniuk - BBC | February 12, 2018
Academics and tourism leaders have discussed overtourism in Iceland (and elsewhere) for many years, yet it is a blockchain-led process that could have another fundamental impact on the island nation. Read More
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Blockhain travel loyalty programs
Decoding blockchain, part 2: Travel loyalty programs
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
If we think of loyalty program rewards as a currency, it becomes easy to see why the current system is not ideal and why most programs are struggling to achieve their ultimate goal: to influence... Read More
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Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.    Read More
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Singapore Airlines blockchain loyalty wallet
Singapore Airlines creates blockchain-based rewards program for frequent flyers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2018
Singapore Airlines will launch a blockchain-based “digital wallet” for members of its KrisFlyer loyalty program.   Read More
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Blockchain known travel digital identity
Decoding blockchain, part 1: Travel ID and security
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2018
Depending on who you listen to, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin will either change fundamental aspects of people’s daily lives – financial services, healthcare, retail and, yes,... Read More
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Indian government pledges to stop cryptocurrency use
Indian government pledges to stop cryptocurrency use
By Devidutta Tripathy, Nidhi Verma - Reuters | February 1, 2018
One of the biggest reactions so far, as India says it will move to stamp out use of cryptocurrencies, which it considers illegal. Read More
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Pulse check: Blockchain not a panacea to disrupt web travel
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | February 1, 2018
People have been bashing online travel agencies since, well, they first came along in the mid-1990s. Read More
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