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OECD creates A Expert Policy Advisory Board To Explore Blockchain

January 21, 2020
Last week the ‘Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’ (OECD) declared it had created a Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board (BEPAB). The objective is to give advice and is part of the OECD’s research of blockchain, gazing at how government and other stakeholders could &...

NonFungible.com Signs A Collaboration Deal With The Sandbox

January 21, 2020
NonFungible.com, the most comprehensive database of blockchain gaming and crypto collectible markets, has signed a partnership deal with The Sandbox, a future decentralized voxel game world.  The new collaboration will facilitate NonFungible.com to provide The Sandbox members with detailed data concerning ...

The Influence of Blockchain Technology In Digital Marketing

January 21, 2020
Digital marketing is not blown out of the inherent benefits of blockchain technology, states freelance writer and digital marketing strategist Gem Franks. Franks studies into the benefits, as well as the downsides of Blockchain in the aspect of digital marketing. Here are three concrete ways that blockchai...

HMRC To Deploy Blockchain Analytics Tool To Seize Cybercriminals

January 21, 2020
The U.K.’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are looking to use a blockchain analytics tool that could assist it in identifying cybercriminals trading in cryptocurrencies. The tax agency wants to examine cryptocurrency transactions, such as for ether and bitcoin, which are being utilized f...

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Collaborates With Whiteblock To Provide a Testing Environment

January 20, 2020
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is associating with Whiteblock to provide a testing environment for the EEA global membership base (of which Whiteblock is a member). Whiteblock Genesis is the world’s first end-to-end testing and development platform for blockchain and enterprise DLT developers. The Genesi...

DNV GL And Deloitte Issues 90,000 Blockchain-Based Certificates

January 20, 2020
VeChain’s partners, DNV GL and Deloitte, have united forces collectively to produce the first set of blockchain-based certificates. At the moment, ninety thousand certificates have been transferred to a private blockchain. According to a report issued by Deloitte, one of the world’s Big Four” accounting or...

LinkedIn States Blockchain Is A Must Have Skill In 2020

January 20, 2020
Technical skills are always at the top of the agenda for excellent features in an employee, with some of the most prevalent of these skills being UX design or video production. The demand for specific skills grows over time as the technological aspect grows and develops, a truth that amazed LinkedIn when t...

China At The Forefront Of All Nations In Blockchain And Crypto Space

January 20, 2020
As one of the first significant nations to acknowledge the potential of the blockchain technology, China is ramping up attempts to drive global dominance over blockchain, the underlying technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin and a broad range of applications. The country is racing ahead in build...

Baidu Joins Blockchain Bandwagon With its Project Xuperchain

January 18, 2020
China’s search engine giant Baidu has launched the beta variant of its blockchain project Xuperchain. The platform will give a plug-and-play solution for decentralized applications in China and ahead, including the deployment of smart contracts. Previously, it has treated close to half a billion transactio...

Blockchain Technology To Promote Democracy In True Sense!

January 18, 2020
In this digital age, misleading news during voting periods has become identical to managing voter decisions. Consequently, the will of the people has been concealed by biased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning that depend on Big Data, birthing a global democracy need that swayed voter...

University Of Wyoming Introduces Blockchain Course To Assist Business Opportunities

January 18, 2020
A new on-campus program in blockchain technology at the University of Wyoming will be administered this spring semester by the College of Business Department of Accounting and Finance. With Wyoming passing various blockchain-enabling rules to bring capital, jobs, and income into the state, the course consi...

Turkish City Konya Is All Set To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

January 17, 2020
The Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibition will be conducted in October 2020 in Konya, and there are ideas for notable blockchain-related news. According to reports, Konya’s mayor ‘Uğur İbrahim Altay’ plans to set into action the beginnings of the ‘City Coin’ ...

KPMG Puts Across 6 Blockchain Predictions For 2020

January 17, 2020
2019 was the year organizations shifting blockchain and crypto-assets “beyond the hype phase,” embrace the technology over real use cases, according to a report by KPMG.  Admittedly, last year saw the extended opening of significant firms into the field of distributed ledger technology in areas rangin...

Thailand Ready To Introduce VAT Refund For Tourists Via Blockchain

January 17, 2020
Thailand Revenue Department will launch the blockchain project, which will enable foreign tourists to demand VAT refunds through an application on Friday (Jan 17), stated the department’s Director-General, Ekniti Nitithanprapas. Initially, the blockchain-based value-added tax (VAT) refund service will be e...

Cho To Employ Blockchain To Fight Against Fraud In Oil Sector

January 17, 2020
Blockchain is a transaction tracking system designed to provide business owners, customers, or any other entity utilizing the technology, to efficiently trace any transaction or product from the time of its creation to its final destination. Users of the technology, in this case, CHO, enter their informati...

The Highly Anticipated Indian Cryptocurrency Case Takes A Positive Turn

January 17, 2020
After a series of postponements, the Indian Crypto vs. Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) case is being overheard by a new 3-judge bench. The discussion started on 14th January as the Supreme Court of India reopened the session post the winter break. Unlike the last few hearings, judges want to take their time. T...

Make Way for Akon City Which Is Governed with Its Cryptocurrency Akoin

January 16, 2020
Akon founded his city — Akon City — and akoin cryptocurrency is supposedly set to control it. This is probably real. According to the rap star’s Twitter feed, an agreement between Akon and the country of Senegal has been settled, which means that Akon City is precisely here. According to a CNN article from...

Tradewind Markets Implements Blockchain Provenance System For Its First Metal Trade

January 16, 2020
Financial technology firm Tradewind Markets Inc. declared its first-ever trade of high-grade refined metals utilizing its Tradewind Origins distributed ledger blockchain provenance management service. The trade among Agnico Eagle Mines and Bank of Montreal, reinforced by the ‘Royal Canadian Mint,R...

EEA Launches TestNet For Developing Blockchain Interoperability

January 16, 2020
The EEA TestNet will serve as a pre-certification sandbox, where streams of ethereum can be regulated according to precise specifications set out previously by the EEA, which will make them interoperable with each other. There are now numbers of companies operating on enterprise versions of ethereum, plus ...

Hanwah Invests $ 5 Million In Blockchain Capital Market Platform iStox

January 16, 2020
Recently, the blockchain capital markets platform iSTOX declared a $5 million investment from South Korea’s Hanwha Asset Management. Currently working in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, iSTOX is supposed to go live in the following months. Produced and run by ICH...

CCBTC A New Chinese Cryptocurrency Exchange Challenges The Korean Market

January 16, 2020
A cryptocurrency exchange is also called digital currency exchange. It means an exchange where users can buy and sell cryptocurrency or digital currency. The Korean government uses the term virtual currency handling business. Although many domestic cryptocurrency exchanges are made and operated, there are ...

International Coin Exchange CCBTC Targets Korean Market With Competent Digital Asset Trading Platform!

January 16, 2020
CCBTC, an international coin exchange, has entered the Korean market by implementing an effective digital asset trading platform. CCBTC aims to promote the development of the blockchain ecosystem by building a fair, safe, open, and efficient digital asset trading environment. It always adheres to the polic...

IBM Excels In U.S. Blockchain Patent List But Blockchain Growth Rate Declines

January 15, 2020
Today IBM declared that it topped the 2019 list of U.S. patent receivers for a record 27th consecutive year. Additionally, it was given the most blockchain patents. The wonder is that blockchain did not arrive on the top ten list of growth sections at the U.S. patent office, according to a report from IFI ...

CHO Using IBM Blockchain To Combat Food Fraud!

January 15, 2020
CHO, one of the biggest olive oil producers in the southern Mediterranean, declared on Jan. 14 that it is utilizing IBM blockchain technology to render traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil. The organization is the latest primary food provider to enter IBM’S Food Trust Network. Em...

Top Organizations Started Entering In The Blockchain And Crypto Space

January 15, 2020
The entire crypto industry has developed in the past few years — the evidence being the more sophisticated versions like IEO and STO coming into the picture. Examining different surveys and statements recommend the boost in interest in the topic of cryptocurrency, more particularly Bitcoin, among the peopl...

Postech To Issue Blockchain-Based Diploma Certificates With The ICON’s BROOF Platform

January 15, 2020
At this point, many market developers, analysts, and cryptocurrency supporters can accept that blockchain technology has plenty of use case situations, the greatest of which can positively-disrupt entire industries. Presently, recent reports show that Postech, which is one of South Korea’s top-rankin...

Telegram Declares Blockchain And Messaging Platform Are Not Integrated

January 15, 2020
Telegram, an encrypted messaging service, has declared that it’s not looking to combine its new cryptocurrency wallet with its messaging platform. In a statement, Telegram executives claimed: At the time of the awaited launch of the TON blockchain, Telegram’s TON Wallet application is supposed to be made a...

Macplus Coin Becomes The First Korean Coin To Be Listed On CCBTC

January 15, 2020
CCBTC International Coin Exchange-listed Macplus Coin on January 13, 2020, at 9:30 pm. Macplus Coin is recognized as Asia’s first master node-based mining method. After listing on the BW exchange for the first time, the second listing is on the international coin exchange. Absolutely, Mcplus Coin wil...

Isiklar Group To Develop Blockchain-Powered​ Customer Loyalty Platform

January 13, 2020
The adoption of blockchain and decentralized applications by mainstream industry sections doesn’t need any more surveys, as there are many gleaming models of Fortune 500 companies as well as startups in their own spaces implementing such solutions to optimize their processes further.  As the use cases...

Dish Network Files A Patent For Blockchain-Based​ Anti-Piracy System

January 13, 2020
American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network has struggled numerous legal battles on alleged pirate streaming tools in current years. The company filed a claim against the people behind TVAddons, for instance. More recently, the company went after various pirate streaming sites and IPTV reseller ...

Block.One Releases EOS.io 2.0 Blockchain Software Update

January 13, 2020
Block.One, a blockchain software development firm, released EOS.io 2.0, the software holding the EOS blockchain. In the release statement published on Twitter on Jan. 10, Block.One alleged that the update makes the blockchain “faster, simpler, and even more secure.” The official blog post on new software d...

CCBTC Lists Korea’s First Masternode Mining Currency MACCP

January 13, 2020
Today CCBTC announced that it had listed MACCP coin on its exchange. It listed the coin at 8:30 (UDT+9). MACCP is listed on the CCBTC at $ 0.50. With the growth of MACCP, its price will rise steadily afterward. MACCP (Master Core Coin Plus) is a mining currency based on PIVX and MasterNode type. It

CCBTC Provides Efficient Digital Asset Trading Platform

January 13, 2020
Following the birth of digital assets outlined by bitcoin in 2009, it has expanded rapidly as an Internet technology innovation practice worldwide. At present, digital assets such as Bitcoin have tens of millions of users worldwide, and they are established in hundreds of countries. Blockchain technology i...

QME And Ant Financial Launches Blockchain Warehouse Receipt Alliance

January 11, 2020
The Qianhai Mercantile Exchange and Ant Financial launched a blockchain warehouse receipt partnership.QME is a commodity trading platform and a subsidiary of the Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX), which also owns the London Metal Exchange. Through an alliance with Ant Financial, the trading system can combin...

CoinPoint Plans Annual Event To Bring Blockchain And iGaming Together

January 11, 2020
February 2020 looks to be a massive month for the worlds of blockchain and gambling. Presently as Bitcoin SV hard forks with its high Genesis Upgrade and ICE2020 brings the most prominent names in gaming to London, CoinPoint Group will be conducting its Annual VIP Networking party, causing these two worlds...

TMC Employs Blockchain Technology For Property Tax Assessments

January 11, 2020
TMC (The Thane Municipal Corporation) is operating on a pilot blockchain-powered solution for property tax assessment in association with Hyderabad-based Veridoc Global India, as a part of a more significant effort to develop a digital system to engage with residents. The TMC caters to almost 2.5 million r...

Car Renting And Leasing Becomes Easy And Fun Loving With HireGo

January 10, 2020
HireGo is the primary decentralized P2P car rental platform based on blockchain technology. With offices in Lancashire, United Kingdom, HireGo presents a decentralized marketplace for users to rent out their cars or rent cars from other users in the platform through the smart contracts protocol. In princip...

Blockchain-Based​ IOTLock To Prevent Porch Pirating

January 10, 2020
Internet of Things software developer ‘It’s Here’ declared the launch of a blockchain-based lock that supposedly limits porch pirating. According to a press release on Jan. 7, the solution named IoTLock — is composed of a software system and decentralized mobile application (DApp) that ca...

Blockchain To Preserve Data In Life Science And Health Care Industry

January 10, 2020
Innovation and upgradation have always been the solution to success in any industry. Considering the life sciences and healthcare industry, where change may be a matter of time, up-gradation is still a weapon in hand to progress. Most of the businesses have already started to concentrate on their product a...

ThunderCore Restructures Crypto Gaming With Blockchain Applications

January 10, 2020
ThunderCore has been developing the crypto gaming industry practices with its blockchain-based applications. In current months, this public blockchain platform has ejected its first crypto game, ExoPlanets. ExoPlanets is the leading 3D virtual reality MMO game, which is blockchain-based.  It gives a tremen...

Illinois Legalize Smart And Blockchain-Based​ Contracts

January 10, 2020
The state’s “Blockchain Technology Act,” sponsored by Rep. Keith Wheeler (R), took effect from Jan. 1, uncovering a slew of inherent new legal situations for blockchain-based contracts. These contracts are now acceptable as testimony in court, identified as a viable alternative to paper-based records, and ...

Australia’s Blockchain Roadmap To Release Shortly

January 9, 2020
The Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science considers that blockchain is an assuring application in agriculture and food production in Australia, plugging its advantages in providing transparency and authentication of supply chains. The department said the adoption of blockchain in food provenance ...

TikTok Shifts To Blockchain Technology As Security Flaws Endure

January 9, 2020
TikTok has been found to have severe security issues that allow intruders to take control of accounts. The timing is cautious, given the recent commitment to blockchain technology by ByteDance, the app’s owner, as a means to verify data. TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, is actively examining blockchain technolog...

Port Salalah Joins Tradelens To Smoothen Its Shipment Tracking Process

January 9, 2020
The Port of Salalah lately became a member of the shipping data project as an element of its digital transformation efforts, according to a report in the Times of Oman on Wednesday. The platform allows companies with the shipping supply chain to share data on cargoes in real-time across its permissioned bl...

Choosing Restaurants And Rating Them Becomes Fun With SynchroLife

January 8, 2020
SynchroLife is a global, decentralized restaurant recommendation platform that employs AI, Ethereum’s smart contracts, and an Ethereum based original token. SynchroLife is building a token-based economy correlating users and restaurants, and where foodies across the globe will be awarded for sharing accura...

CaxiaBank Introduces Blockchain-Enabled​ Finance Platform We.trade!

January 8, 2020
On Jan. 3, Spain-based CaixaBank introduced the blockchain-powered finance platform. We.trade to its schedule of services. CaixaBank has now grown one of the first banks in Europe to give its consumers access to blockchain technology. Started in 2017, We.trade is a finance platform powered by IBM’s blockch...

iTrace Introduces Android Support For Blockchain Product Validation

January 8, 2020
Today, California-based iTRACE Technologies has started an Android app for verifying products engraved with its blockchain linked 2DMI mark. An iPhone app for iTRACE already endures, and with an Android launch, more consumers can validate, trace, and track a product. Android holds seventy-four of the globa...

Have A Glance At World’s First Blockchain-Based​ Phone BOB

January 8, 2020
With the advent of 2020, the world has formally entered into a new decade, which will assuredly bring new technologies and inventions, but also new perils. When it comes to menaces online, there is no deficiency of them. Hackers and other cybercriminals appear to be everywhere, with malware, viruses, and a...

EOS Continues To Decline Post It Raised $ 4 Billion In 2017-2018

January 8, 2020
In the time between June 2017 and 2018, Block.one raised $4 billion through the sales of its first cryptocurrency, EOS. More than a year later, the token connected with the Cayman Islands-based startup has lost over 30% of its value due to substantial price declines and a loss of authentic users. The EOS-t...

Patients To Gain Access of Their Personal Data With MediBloc

January 6, 2020
Korean Blockchain Startup MediBloc looks to reinvent healthcare experience. It is the safest and reliable healthcare data platform. When you go to a new doctor, you need to take the same medical exam. This could be costly and time-consuming. Therefore, MediBloc has created this database. MediBloc is an ope...

SAFE To Encourage Protection Against State Financial Risks Via Blockchain

January 6, 2020
SAFE (The State Administration of Foreign Exchange) will expedite the construction of a cross-border platform to extend blockchain services in finance this year. It will also encourage protection against state financial risks, according to a SAFE meeting on planning work for 2020. The meeting also regarded...

Blockchain Technology In Travel & Tourism Industry With Tripio & KrisPay

January 6, 2020
Blockchain is agitating the travel ecosystem and assisting in streamlining processes and solving major pain points in an often fragmented industry. The blockchain-based travel app, Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI), will build a more seamless passenger journey at entrance points. At the same time, co...

Number Of Crypto And Blockchain Firms Continue To Increasing In Israel

January 6, 2020
The amount of Israel-based blockchains and crypto-focused startups rose by 32% last year, a December 30 report from the Israeli Bitcoin Association approved. The report remarked that there were 150 operating blockchain firms in the country in 2019. Towards the end of 2018, only 113 crypto-related companies...

UEFA Collaborates With AlphaWallet To Provide Tickets Using Blockchain

January 4, 2020
The UEFA has collaborated with the Ethereal mobile wallet to provide AlphaWallet to trade 20,000 VIP tickets for the UEFA Euro 2020 by blockchain technology. It is the second time that AlphaWallet will be operating with football after allying with the Chinese sports organization, ‘Shankai,’ for...

TERI Partner With Sofocle To Develops Blockchain Prototype For Solar Power Trading

January 4, 2020
TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) has developed a blockchain-powered platform to promote P2P transactions of solar energy among customers in the same area. Formed in association with Noida-based blockchain and IoT start-up ‘Sofocle Technologies Limited,’ the platform employs blockchain ...

Blockchain Technology And Crypto To Develop Globalization

January 4, 2020
The birth of blockchain technology and its swift evolution have left many people amazed, with famous CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, and financial experts often speaking about how it will change the way we go about our daily economic activities. One of the essential aspects to contemplate in blockchain tec...

Nigerian Telecom Watchdog Invests In Blockchain Startup Wicrypt

January 3, 2020
The Nigerian Communications Commission has funded in Wicrypt, a blockchain startup that enables its users to share their wifi and gain. Wicrypt appeared second in a startup competition conducted by the regulator, drawing the 2 million nairas ($5,500) investment. Wicrypt is a blockchain startup that allows ...

Israel Shows 32% Growth In Blockchain Companies In 2019

January 3, 2020
2019 was not a fabulous year for various people in the blockchain space. Yet, notwithstanding widespread employee downsizing and some projects hanging by the wayside, blockchain in Israel is flourishing. The number of companies in the blockchain and crypto fields rose by 32% in 2019. Blockchain expanding i...

Not A Good Start For Crypto ​As New Year Brings Further Dip In Prices

January 3, 2020
Several people have said that 2020s would be the year of crypto but just a few days into 2020, and the bears are still in control. The bitcoin price has been on a sheer downward trend over the last six-months with bitcoin today falling under the psychological $7,000 mark to trade as low as $6,900

Guandong Launches Blockchain Based​ Platform For Small Enterprises

January 3, 2020
The Guangdong government launched a blockchain-based financing platform on Thursday, which will assist small companies within the region to secure loans faster from commercial banks. According to a media report from Sina Finance, the government-led project is backed by Alibaba’s fintech arm ‘An...

JP Morgan Declares Launch Date Of Its Hybrid Blockchain Project Kadena

January 2, 2020
Kadena, a hybrid blockchain project, on Tuesday, declared its forthcoming launch date on January 15. Neither public or private, hybrid blockchains builds a link between the two, facilitating the sharing of private data to a distinct set of users. At the same time, the blockchain can be accessed publicly. E...

Deltec Bank Believes That Blockchain Technology Will Eliminate Mediation

January 2, 2020
Digital business models are now a popular option in the retail banking sector. It is part of a broader movement throughout the whole financial services industry to be where people are instead of making households come to precise locations. When staring at the excitement that blockchain technologies create ...

Takasbank Using Blockchain Technology To Transfer Gold Digitally

January 2, 2020
Takasbank, i.e., Turkey’s Istanbul Clearing, Settlement, and Custody, have declared the launch of a physical gold-backed transfer system based on blockchain technology. Dubbed BIGA Digital Gold, the system enables peer-to-peer transfer of digitizable gold, a physical commodity, through blockchain technolog...

Regtech Startup Coinfirm Investigates AML Provisions

January 1, 2020
Coinfirm is a technology company centered on delivering high-quality compliance and anti-money laundering services to crypto companies to assist them in boosting transparency and trust. Its comprehensive AML platform assures companies and their clients that funds are not being used for evil reasons. And it...

Brikcoin Is Transforming The Housing Industry Using Cryptocurrency

January 1, 2020
BRIKCOIN, a property start-up, has developed a novel financial model to answer the massive shortage in affordable housing availability in the UK while resolving the lack of liquidity for loans into private developments. According to research initiated by housing charity – Shelter, 3 million new homes need ...

BitTorrent Partners With DLive The Blockchain Live Streaming Platform

December 31, 2019
BitTorrent, P2P filesharing giant BitTorrent declared on Dec. 30 that DLive, the blockchain-based live streaming platform, will be merging its ecosystem.Through this association, DLive will bring peer-to-peer content sharing and live streaming abilities to BitTorrent’s 100 million monthly engaged use...

Blockchain Technology Exceeds Cryptocurrencies in 2019

December 31, 2019
In January 2009, a strange figure called Satoshi Nakamoto started a virtual currency called Bitcoin that operated around a “proof of work chain.” It was a rallying point upon the global financial meltdown caused by corrupt institutions, and cryptocurrencies sprang to heights and explored wisdom...

Regulatory Policies May Hinder The Growth Of Blockchain In India

December 31, 2019
India may lag behind the US and Chinese firms in blockchain innovations in the upcoming year, founders and promoters of Indian blockchain startups said. This is because regulators remain to concentrate on “only one part of blockchain technology — distributed ledger systems,” they said. “The (Indian) regula...

Promoting Saving Habits in Nigeria with the BitMinutes Super Saver Program

December 31, 2019
BitMinutes, a blockchain and token technology company active in expanding financial inclusion in African countries, has announced the creation of a Super Saver program for Nigerians as a way to incentivize residents to embrace BitMinutes as a savings vehicle. “The interest rate on entry-level savings accou...

ETC Announces It will Continue Using POW Instead Of POS

December 30, 2019
On one hand, the Ethereum community has been preparing for the development of the network from Proof-of-Work [PoW] to Proof-of-Stake [PoS] with Ethereum 2.0, the members of the Ethereum Classic community, on the other hand, have inclined towards the Proof-of-Work algorithm. The founder of ETC Labs, James W...

Blockchain To Be Among The Dominating Technologies In 2020

December 30, 2019
Out of the most revolutionary aspects, blockchain technology has been in the limelight, and within a decade of launch, it has already taken the world by rage. When Satoshi Nakamoto launched blockchain as the underlying technology powering Bitcoin, he wouldn’t have imagined that his creation will agitate th...

Chinese Government Publishes Notice Against Heavy Use Of Crypto

December 30, 2019
The Chinese government has published a notice against the use of cryptocurrencies. With a new influx of cryptocurrency promotional activity undertaken in China, many organizations have started to adopt digital assets in ways the authorities say violate previous rules implemented in 2017 that forbade ICO...

Cyber Security Enhanced With Blockchain Based Startup Remme

December 28, 2019
Remme authenticates users and devices without using passwords. Remme executes unbreakable user authentication to guard employees, users, and the company’s information from cyber attacks. Remme technology reduces passwords and human failure to present a high-end security system that is simple to use w...

Japan All Set To Host Blockchain Global Governance Conference

December 28, 2019
Japan is preparing to host a world conference on a distributed ledger after the G20 leaders considered the importance of decentralized finance, and the ECB published its vision of a CBDC. The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) associated with Nikkei Inc. to arrange a Blockchain Global Governance Conf...

ChinaNet Appoints Mr. Yingguo Guo As The New CTO

December 28, 2019
ChinaNet is a NASDAQ-listed company. ChinaNet is a precision marketing, integrated online advertising and data analysis and management services platform that is concentrated on rendering comprehensive data analysis for its clients to help develop their business outcomes as well as build efficient enterpris...

NPCI’s Vajra To Ease Payments With Blockchain Technology

December 28, 2019
The National Payment Corporation of India officially declared its permissioned blockchain-based platform, ‘Vajra,’ to make the payment process quicker, simpler, and more transparent.  After thorough research, the NPCI has formed a distributed ledger technology device to render a highly sec...

COSO To Publish Guidelines On Blockchain Technology

December 28, 2019
A prominent organization that directs industry on risk management practices plans to publish guidance next year for companies looking to implement internal controls to the blockchain. COSO or The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, is forming voluntary guidelines for organizat...

Dentacoin: Global Blockchain Solution For Dental Industry

December 26, 2019
Dentacoin is the integral Blockchain solution for Global Dentistry directed at developing dental care across the globe and making it inexpensive by building a network of dentists, patients,  suppliers, who trustfully cooperate and act in common interest. The basis of this unique Blockchain-based model rest...

In Conversation With Nena Vuckovic, CEO At TheBlockBox

December 26, 2019
We had the pleasure of interviewing Nena Vuckovic, CEO at TheBlockBox. Nena is an expert and thought leader on the blockchain technologies, and brings tremendous passion and strategic depth in this field. TheBlockBox builds end-to-end blockchain applications for a wide range of industries, including financ...

NewStar And COI Form Alliance To Rule The Streaming Industry

December 26, 2019
On Wednesday, the COI Blockchain Foundation, a subsidiary of China Ocean Heavy Industry, declared its strategic alliance with Singapore Flamingo Foundation Pte, particularly for its blockchain-based streaming platform ‘NewStar.’ Under the approved agreement, COI Blockchain Foundation has given ...

Blockchain To Bring Trust In The Gaming Industry In 2020

December 26, 2019
In 2020, platform-agnostic in-game microtransactions will reformulate the term ‘symbiotic relationship.’ As gaming needs blockchain, and crypto needs gaming. Currently, Bitcoin’s price prevails far below its all-time high, and the same can be said for the majority of altcoins. Since 2018 ...

Pave The Way For The New Cryptocurrency Act 2020

December 26, 2019
 A group of congressmen put forward a new cryptocurrency bill named the Cryptocurrency Act 2020, this week. The new legislation aims to grant additional clarification on digital asset regulations. The bill has some wide-sweeping rules that, if enacted into law, could restructure the whole crypto spher...

SSE Launches Index For Tracing 50 Blockchain Related Stocks

December 26, 2019
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE), the stock exchange of China’s technology capital Shenzhen launched an index tracking the performance of 50 blockchain firms. According to a report on Dec. 24, the index will be based on the stocks of 50 companies listed on the SSE that engage in the blockchain industry....

India’s Largest AI And Blockchain Hackathon Won By Peasant’s Kids

December 25, 2019
A remarkable example of how Indian youth from smaller cities can now build unique Artificial Intelligence and blockchain-based applications to resolve real-life problems. Members of a team all hailing from farming backgrounds have won India’s most extensive AI and blockchain hackathon, clutching an a...

The University Of California Completes Its First Course on Blockchain

December 25, 2019
The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) has just finished its first accredited course concentrated on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. The course, which was taught as a computer science class by the College of Creative Studies, was established in answer to demands from the Blockch...

China Aims To Expand Blockchain Cross-border Financing Pilot

December 25, 2019
The country’s officials in a forum recently stated that China is developing its blockchain cross-border financing pilot. Reuters have stated that Lu Lei, the country’s deputy head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), chatted during a forum in Beijing, where he told the instit...

Tripio Intends To Restructure Hotel Booking With Blockchain

December 24, 2019
Tripio is the first travel booking marketplace based on digital ledger technology to combine the global consumer with services providers. Founded in early 2018, the startup intends to use its travel services platform to restructure hotel booking protocol with blockchain technology and so solving problems o...

Blockchain To Eliminate Intermediaries and Prevent Land Fraud

December 24, 2019
Blockchain technology in real estate can improve to bring more secure land registry procedures and restrict land fraud. The land registry process is complicated and inefficacious in many countries across the globe, which is one of the causes that cause an inability in real estate services.  One of the...

Blockchain May Gain Momentum Next Year With Government Schemes

December 24, 2019
Blockchain, the public ledger for online transactions, is expected to gain some momentum next year driven by startups, collaboration among the stakeholders, and government-led initiatives. The trend will shift from experimentation to actual use cases, at least to some extent. According to a Nasscom Blockch...

Hackers Rob $ 480,000 Nuls Tokens in a Hack

December 24, 2019
Nuls, a distributed ledger platform declared on Sunday in a tweet that robbers have stolen approximately $480,000 worth of NULS tokens in a hack. The platform’s operators discovered 2 million NULS transferred, and 548,354 tokens, worth approximately $132,000, have already been posted to trading markets and...

This Startup is Revolutionising​ The Banking Future With Blockchain

December 23, 2019
Founded in 2016, Cashaa built a Blockchain-powered fintech platform to bank the underbanked. Cashaa designed a unique solution to attend the banking needs of businesses who want to utilize the new money without cutting themselves from the present banks, or making a Token sale, running a crypto exchange, AT...

2019: A Prominent Year For Nations Embracing Blockchain Technology

December 23, 2019
Amongst one of the most talked-about digital technologies, blockchain fever is grasping the world like never before. Blockchain technology is embracing business sectors across the industry with its immutability and rock-solid safety features.  The essential decentralized characteristic of the blockcha...

Blockchain Can Decrease Corruption In India Says Founder of Aeternity

December 23, 2019
The Indian economy has been surfing raging waters for quite some time. Numerous proposals have been made by taxpayers and economists across the nation to settle the situation. The Indian government, although it has welcomed the idea of “digital India,” isn’t persuaded about the entire con...

Blockchain Job Seekers Decline As Bitcoin Faces Bear Market

December 23, 2019
Two new reports on the job sector show that fewer people are applying to blockchain-based jobs following bitcoin’s bear market throughout 2018 and parts of this year. According to LinkedIn’s “Emerging Jobs” report, the industry of blockchain and role of “Blockchain Developer&#...

Blockchain​ Technology To Now Benefit The Travel Industry

December 23, 2019
Blockchain technology has generated significant interest in various fields and business sectors recently. It can change how data is stored and utilized for enhancing security and transparency and also by improving transactions.  This technology ensures to strengthen the safety and transparency in tran...

ICTE, A Revolutionary Distributed Environment

December 21, 2019
Cryptocurrencies were born out of the need for decentralization. At the heart of Bitcoin’s experiment was the vision to create a trustless environment to transfer value on a peer-to-peer basis. This led to many decentralized cryptocurrencies flood the market. However, most cryptocurrencies are yet to achie...

SEC Charges Blockchain of Things For Operating Unregistered ICO

December 21, 2019
Tech startup BCOT (Blockchain of Things) has agreed to pay the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) $250,000 for its ICO (initial coin offering) that was launched in 2017. The payment will be divided into four parts, with each amounting to $62,500. The SEC requires the company to pay the initial paymen...

Subex Associates With RAG To Counter Telecos Fraud

December 21, 2019
Subex, a telco analytics provider, has associated with the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG) to present a blockchain-based fraud management solution to consumers. Subex is part of the RAG Wangiri Blockchain Consortium with regards to the collaboration.  It employs blockchain technology to accumulate real-ti...

CMIT Embraces TradeLens Shipping Solution That Promotes Blockchain

December 21, 2019
Vietnam’s Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) has embraced the TradeLens shipping solution, which encourages blockchain technology. CMIT is a joint venture (JV) involving Vinalines, Saigon Port, and APM Terminals and is one of the largest terminals in the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deepwater gateway port complex....

USPTO Approves Alibaba’s Patents To Quicken And Secure It’s Blockchain

December 21, 2019
Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group has obtained two U.S. patents intended to make its blockchain network more secure and quicker. One patent strives to reduce the time to validate block data, while the other is intended to assist participants in setting a validity period for a transaction in a blockchain...