Thursday, December 13, 2018

Blockchain Policy Development in China Concentrated in Three Cities

Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou — or BeiShangGuang — has become the most concentrated area of ​​relevant blockchain legislation and policy in China, reports local finance publication Securities Daily Dec. 7. The...

EU Report Considers Blockchain-Based Digital Identities, Tokenized National Currencies

In its latest report released on Dec. 7, the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF) made a case for a blockchain-based digital identity system and digital versions of...

Swiss Post Swisscom Launch ‘100% Swiss’ Blockchain Infrastructure

Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post and state-owned telecoms provider Swisscom are partnering on a “100 percent Swiss” blockchain infrastructure, according to a press release Dec. 6. The...

Institute Announces Australia’s First Fully Accredited Blockchain Courses

Australia’s first and fully accredited blockchain course is here. Developed by Australian institute Blockchain Collective and titled the ‘Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain,’ the course comes...

7 Major EU Countries to Go Big on Blockchain, What It Means for Crypto

On December 4, seven EU countries led by Malta and France have established a group called the “Mediterranean seven” to encourage and promote the usage of blockchain technology. In...

Blockchain ‘Radically Simplifies’ KYC, Say UAE Trial Participants

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial free zone within the United Arab Emirates, says it has successfully completed the trial of a...

US Air Force Grad School Issues ‘Blockchain for Supply Chain’ Primer

The graduate school for the U.S. Air Force has developed a educational tool on blockchain for supply chain management, U.S. business journal Modern Materials Handling (MMH) reported Dec....

A Top-5 US Hospital Is Exploring Blockchain for Patient Data

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), one of the top-five hospitals in the US, is partnering with Korean blockchain startup MediBloc in an effort to find...

Overstock’s Medici Invests $2.5 Million in Grain Tech Firm’s Blockchain Pivot

Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures is investing in a software firm looking to store grain transactions on a blockchain. The company announced Tuesday it was purchasing...

Russian Intellectual Property Court Trials Blockchain to Store Copyright Data

A Russian court dedicated to intellectual property cases has successfully tested a blockchain network for storing copyright data. The technology was reportedly used for the first time in...

Signature Bank Wins New York Approval for ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Payments

New York-based Signature Bank is launching a digital payments platform built on a blockchain architecture to streamline real-time payments. Announced Tuesday, the Signet platform will...

$35 Million: Sequoia, Baidu Back Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Project

A group of university professors and researchers including a Turing award winner have raised $35 million for a non-profit foundation that will support the...

Global Retail Giant Auchan Expands Blockchain Tracking Solution to Five More Countries

Global retail giant Auchan is expanding TE-FOOD’s blockchain solution to improve the transparency of products’ history, U.S.-based news agency Cision PRWeb reports today, Dec. 4. The French retail group, which is reportedly the 13th largest food retailer...

Singapore Government Agency Backs New Blockchain Accelerator

Enterprise Singapore, a government agency set up to develop the startup ecosystem, is supporting a new blockchain accelerator program called Tribe Accelerator. Announced Tuesday by...

Thailand’s Revenue Department Tests Blockchain for Tracking Value-Added Tax Payments

Thailand’s Revenue Department is testing blockchain to track value-added tax (VAT) payments, English-language media outlet Bangkok Post (BP) reports Dec. 3. Ekniti Nitithanprapas, director general of the Thai Revenue Department, said...

Wyoming Passes Bill to Secure Banking Relations for Blockchain Companies

The state of Wyoming has passed a blockchain bill that allows banks to provide banking services to blockchain companies in the state. According to...

Ohio: Seven Funds Plan $300 Million Investment for Blockchain Startups Through 2021

Ohio funds will pour over $300 million into blockchain startups through 2021, Northeast Ohio daily news outlet Cleveland.com reported Dec. 3, quoting executives. Speaking at the ongoing Blockland Solutions...

Huawei Cloud Announces Global Launch of its Blockchain Services

Huawei Cloud, the cloud services arm of Huawei Global, has announced the launch of its Blockchain Service (BCS), according to an official press release. The BCS was...

Korean Firm Aims to Make Blockchain Faster

According to local news outlet Joongnag Daily, a blockchain company based in Korea believes that it has found what it takes to revolutionize blockchain technology...

Austrian Blockchain Center for Multidisciplinary Research Established in Vienna

The COMET Centers, which are coordinated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), have approved the Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC) in Vienna, according to a Nov....

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