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    Aussie company Webjet have launched the first working blockchain initiative in the hotel distribution industry. While most people’s minds immediately turn to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has far greater uses and this implementation by Webjet aims to resolve disputes over expenses and reductions in labor costs. Webjet’s been in the...
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