‘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.
Wells Fargo Invests $5M in Startup Connecting Crypto Exchanges and Banks
Banking giant Wells Fargo is backing blockchain forensics firm Elliptic.
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.
Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator
The southern Indian state of Telangana is to launch a dedicated blockchain incubator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.