From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Music

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All rights reserved: La Stampa/Worldcrunch – By Marco Tonelli

Spotify is constantly and continuously evolving. Take the agreement with Universal that grants exclusive access to its albums to Spotify Premium clients, or Spotify’s exploration of allowing songs to be listened to in hi-fi mode, with the same sound quality as CDs. The near future of the Swedish giant might also be written in the technologies developed by the startups it has acquired so far in 2017 — from the use of blockchain to attribute licensing rights of songs to the implementation of artificial intelligence in the system for searching recommended songs. There is also a new feature that recognizes music through smartphone microphones.  Continue reading

Smart contract security: how blockchain users hold the key(s)

Smart contracts: Blockchain takes on the legal sector

With smart contracts, Blockchain has been enhanced beyond its ability to simply record transactions. One can now use Turing-complete languages such as Solidity, Serpent and Golang to write complex business logic that is deployed and runs on the chain itself. In addition, smart contracts act as state transition and persistent storage systems that manipulate data as per business requirements, and have access to environmental information e.g. block timestamp and sender balance.  Continue reading

Blockchain: financial transactions’ new DNA?

Blockchain: financial transactions’ new DNA

Blockchain is a disruptive technology which creates a new secured exchange model for financial transactions. It eliminates third parties and it combines cryptography, a shared register and a distributed consensus, on the internet. Blockchain’s disruptive impact is a real mid-term reality. Its peer-to-peer exchange, irreversibility and authentication features could shake up the trusted thirdparty banking model. Continue reading