The overall blockchain industry growth has attracted a lot of attention. That is only natural, as it seems there is a genuine interest in exploring the possibilities created by this technology. Even so, it seems various individuals consider themselves “experts” when it comes to blockchain. The rise of self-professed blockchain experts will not be slowing […]
The Indonesia Blockchain Hub was launched in Jakarta this week, described as a center for the sharing of industry knowledge, both locally and internationally. The centee was opened in partnership with the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), Indonesia Blockchain Association (ABI), BEKRAF and HARA, an agritech startup. The ABI has become instrumental in promoting blockchain […]
While IBM has been cautious to back cryptocurrency projects, the New York-based technology giant has still been doing its best to make a successful foray into the blockchain space. But as some skeptics see it, IBM hasn’t done much to make a meaningful impact on this flowering industry. IBM & Blockchain — Is It Really… […]
After Saudi Arabia’s first blockchain meeting, ‘Translating Blockchain KSA 2018‘, the country is showing signs of incorporating new technologies to diminish the relevance of oil production. Since 1938, the Kingdom has since become the world’s largest oil producer and exporter, controlling the world’s second-largest oil reserves with the sixth-largest gas reserves and is the only […]
There has been a sharp spike in startups using blockchain technology innovations in France, and much of this is down to the new French president. France struggled through the period under President Francois Hollande’s tenure with his popularity rating hitting as low as 4%. President Macron appears to be breathing much needed new energy into […]
Could blockchain help China avoid its next vaccine scandal – or at the very least, allow for more conversation about such issues?
Distributed ledger technology may add $5 billion to Indian economy in the next five years, according to NASSCOM’s VP Industry Initiatives. The non-profit trade association, which represents the sector of software and services companies in the country, has backed blockchain technology for many years. NASSCOM Promotes Blockchain In India for Its Potential for Economic Growth… […]
In recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]
Despite the industry’s multi-hundred billion dollar market cap, an astonishingly high percentage of all cryptocurrency projects do very little to differentiate themselves and add little to no value to existing projects. The exceptions, the projects that do bring something new to the table, often receive significant attention and tremendous price appreciation. One example of this […]
On September 11, the international company Smile-Expo will conduct a large crypto event Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm for the second time. In the framework of the conference, experts will meet in the capital of Sweden to talk about the decentralized technology usage in various sectors. What is Waiting for the Guests? The conference will […]
Seven banks including Hong Kong’s banking regulator are to launch a trade finance platform this September using blockchain. The platform is reported to be one of the largest government-led cross-bank cooperation globally. It will include UK banking giant HSBC and Standard Chartered PLC. HSBC is the seventh largest bank globally by assets and the largest […]
With increasing reports of both Bitcoin and Ethereum being used to purchase property, it appears that digital currency is finding its place in the Real estate sector. Although a recent Bitcoin News report illustrates that some banks are not prepared to allow customers to use mortgage equity to purchase cryptocurrencies, it is clear that real […]
Binance in Malta is backing plans to create a blockchain-based bank with tokenized ownership, according to Crowdfund Insider. The world’s second largest crypto exchange had already announced its move to Malta in March and has set up a bank account on the island, thus demonstrating that Malta is moving ahead with industry-friendly regulations to facilitate […]
The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) published a research paper on Tuesday, which analyzed the use of DLT in various stages of a security transaction, writes Coindesk. The SSE is one of the two stock exchanges operating independently in the People’s Republic of China and is the world’s 3rd largest stock market by market capitalization. The […]
The U.K.’s financial regulator is allowing startups focused on blockchain and crypto assets into its regulatory sandbox for the first time.