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‘Full Transparency Not Ideal for Cryptocurrency’ Says Chainalysis Exec

‘Full Transparency Not Ideal for Cryptocurrency’ Says Chainalysis Exec

A major global company that helps fight illicit cryptocurrency-related activity does not think that privacy in crypto markets is necessarily bad.

22 APRIL 2020

Wells Fargo Invests $5M in Startup Connecting Crypto Exchanges and Banks

Wells Fargo Invests $5M in Startup Connecting Crypto Exchanges and Banks

Banking giant Wells Fargo is backing blockchain forensics firm Elliptic.

14 FEBRUARY 2020

Australian government issues national blockchain roadmap to help drive adoption

Australian government issues national blockchain roadmap to help drive adoption

The government of Australia has today released a national blockchain roadmap to help drive the adoption of the technology in the country.

10 FEBRUARY 2020

Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator

Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator

The southern Indian state of Telangana is to launch a dedicated blockchain incubator.

5 FEBRUARY 2020

15 Top Human Resources Managers Launch DLT-Based Credentials Platform

15 Top Human Resources Managers Launch DLT-Based Credentials Platform

Cornerstone, the National Student Clearinghouse, a trusted source for degree verification and enrollment verification, Velocity Career Labs, Upwork, SAP, and 11 other highly-reputed human resources management platforms have come together to launch a blockchain-powered non-profit dubbed Velocity Network Foundation. The primary objective of the non-profit is to create an open-source blockchain-based credentialing platform called the “Internet of Careers,” reports Ledger Insights on January 28, 2020.

31 JANUARY 2020

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone – No Personal or Corporate Income Tax

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone – No Personal or Corporate Income Tax

A Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone where there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer a variety of services such as incubation for startups, coworking facilities, blockchain training, education, events, mentoring and funding.

28 JANUARY 2020

U.S. regulatory uncertainty is the biggest issue for crypto firms, research interviews show

U.S. regulatory uncertainty is the biggest issue for crypto firms, research interviews show

Interviews of crypto firms conducted by The Block shows – perhaps unsurprisingly – that regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. remains the top barrier for companies working in the crypto and digital asset space.

27 JANUARY 2020

ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants

ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants

Within the partnership, ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain, Covantis said in a Jan. 23 press release.

25 JANUARY 2020

Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Citing the inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing the world’s first air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis.

25 JANUARY 2020

UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain

UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain

A county cricket club in the U.K. will use blockchain-based ticketing for all domestic and international fixtures played at its home ground in 2020.

25 JANUARY 2020

Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

The Blockchain Association has filed an amicus curiae brief in response to litigation against Telegram initiated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

23 JANUARY 2020

SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO

SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking action against yet another ICO issuer: blockchain-based B2B marketplace Opporty.

22 JANUARY 2020

Monerium to issue e-money on Algorand's proof-of-stake blockchain protocol

Monerium to issue e-money on Algorand's proof-of-stake blockchain protocol

Blockchain startup Algorand is linking up with e-money services company Monerium, the two companies announced Monday.

22 JANUARY 2020

Chinese Experts Suggest Using Blockchain Tech in ‘Social Credit’ System

Chinese Experts Suggest Using Blockchain Tech in ‘Social Credit’ System

Chinese technology experts held a seminar titled "Blockchain technology helps China's new social credit system" on Jan. 14. English-language news outlet China.org.cn reported on Jan. 22 that over 20 experts from universities, research institutes and businesses attended the event.

22 JANUARY 2020

Blockchain Used by Budweiser Owner InBev to Help African Farmers

Blockchain Used by Budweiser Owner InBev to Help African Farmers

AB InBev, the company behind the Budweiser brand, is helping local African farmers to prove their income using blockchain, Yahoo Finance reports on Jan. 21. A blockchain-based system developed in partnership with BanQu tracks all the local suppliers of AB InBev, replacing the paper trail.

22 JANUARY 2020

Canada Forges $130,000 Development Deal for Steel-Tracking Blockchain

Canada Forges $130,000 Development Deal for Steel-Tracking Blockchain

The Canadian government has awarded enterprise blockchain startup Mavennet a procurement contract for the development of an on-chain steel-tracking platform.

21 JANUARY 2020

Turkish City Developing Crypto and Blockchain Solutions for Public Services

Turkish City Developing Crypto and Blockchain Solutions for Public Services

Konya, the city of the world-famous poet Rumi, might not come to mind when talking about technology, especially blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As one of the major cultural centers of Turkey, Konya is known for its rich history, gorgeous mosques, and historical sites.

21 JANUARY 2020

Indian IT Minister Requests Blockchain Solutions to Improve Government Schools

Indian IT Minister Requests Blockchain Solutions to Improve Government Schools

The Indian Telecoms and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has tasked the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with developing a blockchain-based solution for improving the quality of government schools.

20 JANUARY 2020

Blockchain Dispute Resolution Firm to List On London Stock Exchange

Blockchain Dispute Resolution Firm to List On London Stock Exchange

A company that uses smart contracts to manage arbitration and dispute resolution around blockchain transactions announced on Jan. 17 its intention to list on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

18 JANUARY 2020

Huobi Joins Blockchain Turkey Platform to Boost Local Ecosystem

Huobi Joins Blockchain Turkey Platform to Boost Local Ecosystem

Major crypto exchange Huobi becomes a member of the Blockchain Turkey Platform to cooperate with local players on blockchain efforts.

17 JANUARY 2020

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