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WeChat Eyes Blockchain for Faster Corporate Expense Refunds

Tech giant Tencent thinks blockchain can speed up the reimbursement of expenses for company employees, and it's trialing a feature on its WeChat app...

US Government Grants $800K to Blockchain Researchers

The U.S. government will help fund a distributed ledger platform being developed by researchers at the University of California-San Diego. Subhashini Sivagnanam, a researcher and...

Chinese County Establishes Blockchain Company to Develop Forestry Industry

A county in China’s northern Sichuan province has signed a strategic cooperation contract to establish a new blockchain company in an effort to develop...

Scottish PRS Market Finds a Use Case in Blockchain

A Scottish property firm is teaming up with a local blockchain startup to create probably the world’s first Private Rented Sector (PRS) database. Property letting...

IBM Joins Decentralized ‘Yellow Pages’ for Blockchain Projects

IBM has joined a decentralized cross-blockchain registry initiative which it states is a Yellow Pages analogue for blockchain projects, according to an announcement September 13. The initiative called Unbounded Registry...

Dubai Department of Finance Launches Blockchain-Based Payment System for UAE Gov’t

The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) has partnered with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) to launch a blockchain-powered payment system. The news was reported on by a local news...

India’s Central Bank Denies ‘Formal Creation’ of Blockchain Unit

The RBI has denied the "formal creation" of a unit to research AI and blockchain technology, according to a report. The clarification after an investigation by Coin...

Forbes Partners With Civil to Publish Content on a Blockchain

Business media giant Forbes is moving to the blockchain. The company, which operates a daily news web portal and prints a bi-weekly magazine, is moving...

Blockchain Firm SETL Wins License to Operate Central Securities Depository

U.K.-based settlement infrastructure provider Setl has been granted a license from France's securities regulator to operate a central securities depository system using blockchain tech. With...

Austrian Government Supports Blockchain Cancer Research, Screening Tool

The government of Austria is supporting a U.K. cancer research company using blockchain to detect the disease. The government’s support comes as part of its drive to promote the technology,...

South Korean Government to Test Blockchain Use for E-Voting System

The South Korean government is considering using blockchain technology for an electronic voting system, business technology news website ZDNet reports Nov. 28. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the National...

Iranian Official Says Blockchain Could Deliver Economic Boost

An Iranian official has said that integrating blockchain could bring a tech-based boost to the country’s economy. “This is possible with empowering the infrastructure of...
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40% of Investors Say Blockchain Could Be ‘Most Transformative’ Tech Since Internet: Survey

40 percent of institutional investors believe blockchain may be the most important innovation since the internet, according to a survey by trade association the...
$66 Million Building to Be Tokenized on Ethereum Blockchain in Record Deal

$66 Million Building to Be Tokenized on Ethereum Blockchain in Record Deal

For Patrick O’Meara, there is a world of difference between security tokens and tokenized securities. A security token merely means...
Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture

Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture

Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry. Four representatives...
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Chinese City of Guangzhou Issues Business License Using Blockchain and AI

Major Chinese city Guangzhou has issued a business license using blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, local news agency Sohu reports on April 22. The...
The FBI Is Looking for QuadrigaCX Victims

FBI Suspects Insider Trading in Long Island Iced Tea Blockchain Pivot

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for evidence of insider trading and securities fraud relating to...

Standard Chartered Joins EquiChain’s Capital Markets Blockchain Pilot – CoinDesk

Multinational banking firm Standard Chartered has inked a year-long partnership deal with fintech startup EquiChain to join its blockchain pilot focused on bringing efficiencies...

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

Mastercard has opened its blockchain technology up to developers, allowing financial institutions and merchants on a selective basis to start testing their own blockchain-based...

Russian Duma Orders Blockchain Research As Bitcoin Linked to Income Laundering

Russia’s increasingly formal approach to Blockchain and cryptocurrency continues as the country activates its anti-VPN law Tuesday. Local news outlet RBK reported this week that the state Duma...

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