Berkeley City Council Moves Ahead With Pilot Program For Issuing City Bonds On Blockchain

The city of Berkeley, California has moved forward with an initiative to apply blockchain technology to public financing to raise funds for community projects, Bloomberg reports...

IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world's developers: use blockchain to revolutionize how donations are made to humanitarian causes. The tech...

Malta Partners With Blockchain Startup to Improve Public Transportation

The Transport Minister of Malta has announced a partnership with UK middleware blockchain startup Omnitude to improve the Maltese Public Transport Service, local news outlet The Malta Independent reported May 17. Malta has expressed the aim of...

Deloitte Report Says Businesses Who Don’t Consider Blockchain ‘Risk Falling Behind’

A new report issued by audit and consulting firm Deloitte has found that blockchain technology will become a critical asset to the retail and consumer packaged goods...

Alibaba Affiliate to Boost Blockchain Development After $14 Billion Raise

Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, announced on Friday it has raised $14 billion in a Series C round funding,...

Filipino Bank to Launch Japan Remittances Using IBM and Partners

The Philippines’ RIZAL COMMERCIAL Banking Corp (RCBC) announced plans to launch blockchain remittances to Japan June 20 in a partnership with two Japanese banks. Quoted by local news media outlet Business World, First...

Use Blockchain to ‘Rebuild Societal Trust’ and Save £8 Billion, Report Tells UK Gov’t

UK housing minister Eddie Hughes released a report into blockchain July 4, calling on the government to “show leadership” by making the technology and its benefits a priority. The report,...

American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments

American Express is on the hunt for better ways of proving when transactions occur and a new patent filing suggests the financial services giant...

Google Cloud Inks Deal With Blythe Masters’ Blockchain Startup

Digital Asset announced Monday that it teaming up with Google Cloud to provide a set of tools and services for solutions architects wanting to...

KPMG Report: US Blockchain Investment in 2018 to Date has Outstripped 2017’s Total

Fresh analysis from KPMG shows that blockchain investment in the U.S. in the first half of 2018 has exceeded the overall total seen in 2017, according to...

This Free Tool Helps Check Your Diamond’s Provenance on a Blockchain

Rare Carat, an American company that helps users in finding authentic diamond rings, has partnered with blockchain firm Everledger to launch a product that...

Energy Firm Discloses Major Crypto Losses Amid Blockchain Rebrand

An energy firm that is publicly traded in Hong Kong and chaired by a Chinese billionaire is planning to rebrand itself as a blockchain...

Australia Poised to Create National Blockchain With IBM Tech

An Australian federal agency is developing a national blockchain that will allow businesses to carry out transactions based on smart legal contracts. The Commonwealth Scientific...

Bahrain: Government Official Hails Blockchain as ‘True Mark Of Progress’

The government of Bahrain has stressed the importance of blockchain technology for the country’s economy while urging cybersecurity vigilance, local media outlet News of Bahrain reported Tuesday, September...

Blockchain DNA-Testing Lets Patients Sell Their Data

Recently, there has been a significant uproar surrounding many DNA testing companies after some of their data-selling deals began making the news. In the current...

Thailand’s Kasikornbank to Pilot Visa’s Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

The biggest bank by market capitalization in Thailand, Kasikornbank, has become the first financial institution in the Southeast Asian country to get on board the...

Spain Remains a Primary Example of Blockchain Optimism on All Levels

On Sept. 17, Europa Press reported on the contract the autonomous community of Aragon, one of the 17 Spanish autonomous communities, signed with Alastria — a...

Mastercard Patent Hints at Plan for Multi-Currency Blockchains

Mastercard has won a patent for a proposed system that, if created, would allow for the launch of different kinds of blockchains – including...

UK Blockchain Startup to Enter EU Settlement System After French Regulator’s Approval

U.K. blockchain startup Setl is about to enter an E.U. settlement system after receiving approval from the French securities regulator to run a central securities depository, the Financial...

Crimean Government Considers Creation of Blockchain-Cluster and Crypto Fund

Crimean authorities are considering creating a blockchain-cluster in the form of a cryptocurrency investment fund to attract tech businesses to the territory. The cluster would be...

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