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There’s a lot of blockchain hype, but money-transfer start-up Veem is using it today

For all the talk in Silicon Valley about the potential of blockchain technology, most of it is just that — talk. Aside from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum, there aren't many real-world applications of blockchain, a distributed ledger that allows data to be cryptographically tracked and secured. One exception is a San Francisco-based money transfer…

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Iraq prime minister hails ‘encouraging’ progress after investors pledge $30 billion for rebuilding the country

More than six months after Iraq's leadership proclaimed the defeat of ISIS on Iraqi territory, the country is on a path to rebuild and has seen promising signs of international investment for its reconstruction. Though the country's reconstruction is in its early stages, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told CNBC Sunday at the Munich Security Conference,…

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