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Russian Vice-Minister: Government Needs Blockchain Platform Focused On Stability

The Vice-Minister of the Russian Ministry for Telecom and Mass Communications (Minkomsvyaz) has stated that, in order for Blockchain technology to be adopted at the government level, it...

Moscow’s Blockchain Voting Platform Adds Service for High-Rise Neighbors

Moscow is extending its use of a blockchain-based voting platform to the city block level. Announced today, the municipal government of Russia's national capital has...

Blockchain Standardization Tops Chinese IT Ministry’s 2018 Agenda

China's Ministry of Information Technology and Industry has put blockchain standardization high up on its list of priorities for 2018. According to an official announcement on Friday,...

Messaging Giant Line to Launch South Korean Blockchain Subsidiary

Japan-based social messaging platform Line is launching a blockchain subsidiary, just months after it announced its Line Pay service would offer cryptocurrencies, the company...

Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing Platform

Cognizant has teamed up with 14 Indian insurance firms on the development of a blockchain solution for cross-company data sharing. The IT multinational said in...

AMD CEO: Blockchain Is Important But “A Bit Of Distraction”

CEO Lisa Su of AMD, an American multinational semiconductor company, said that Blockchain is “a bit of a distraction in the short term” in an interview with...

Online Art Auctioneer To Launch Art Authentication Service Based On Blockchain

American online art auctioneer Paddle8 and The Native, a Swiss tech company, are launching a blockchain-based art authentication service, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported May 4. Paddle8 will offer a...

Amazon & Microsoft’s Move to Blockchain: Centralized Companies Into Decentralized Ecosystem

Bitcoin, and the idea of digital cash, has taken hold of the banking sector as banks and financial institutions start to experiment internally with blockchains...

Japan’s Largest Bank and Cloud Delivery Giant Akamai Announce Blockchain Payment Network

The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has partnered with major U.S.-based cloud delivery platform Akamai Technologies to release a global payment network based on blockchain, Cointelegraph...

Indian Telecoms Watchdog to Combat Nuisance Calls with Blockchain

India's telecoms watchdog is planning to leverage blockchain technology to combat nuisance calls and SMS messages. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued draft regulation...

Crypto Valley’s Zug to Run Switzerland’s First Blockchain-Based Municipal Vote

The Swiss city of Zug will conduct a blockchain-powered trial municipal vote this summer, local media outlet Swissinfo.ch reported June 8. The event, which is scheduled to...

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks

Technology giant Tencent is teaming up with the Chinese government to fight blockchain-related security issues. The firm's vice president, Bin Ma, announced the formation of...

IBM Signs $740 Million Deal With Australian Gov’t to Use Blockchain for Data Security

IBM has signed a five-year AU$1 billion ($740 million) deal with the Australian government to use blockchain and other new technologies to improve data security, Bloomberg reports Thursday, July 5. The...

Japan’s GMO Internet to Use Blockchain in Its New Online Banking Business

Japanese internet services giant GMO Internet Inc. has today launched a new internet banking business that will leverage blockchain as a central part of its technological arsenal....

Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data Processing

A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) researcher is testing a blockchain network for processing the vast amounts of data produced. Josh Peek, an associate astronomer with...

GDPR Could Hinder Blockchain Innovation, Warns EU Body

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum has warned that the General Data Protection Regulation law that went into effect a little over two months ago could...

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security

Two newly-published patent applications from Microsoft suggest that the software giant is looking at the use of trusted execution environments, or TEEs, within its...

China: Insurance Giant Ping An Releases ‘White Paper on Smart Cities,’ Advocates for Blockchain

China’s Ping An Insurance, one of the world's largest insurance company groups, has released a "White Paper on Smart Cities," advocating for blockchain tech, AI,...

University of Malta Launches Blockchain and DLT Scholarship Fund

The University of Malta has partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT)...

IBM Makes Another Blockchain Identity Play With Health Data App

IBM's blockchain division is widening its work in the nascent field of "self-sovereign identity" – technology designed to give individuals greater control over their...

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