Givi Murvanidze and David Kiziriya: Blockchain in state registries is a matter of national security
Why is it necessary to transfer state registries to the blockchain, and what dangers are behind the electronic voting? These and many other questions in an interview for LetKnow.News were discussed by Deputy Head of the Information Technology Center of the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia Givi Murvanidze and Professor of the University of Georgia David Kiziriya.
Estonian Consulting Firm Claims It’s Harder to Get a Crypto License Following Regulation
Estonian consulting firm Eesti has claimed that it is getting harder to get a cryptocurrency license in Estonia in a press release published on May 16.
E-Governance and Blockchain Developments in China
E-governance is a hot topic all over the world and governments are working hard on how to automate their processes. This is where Blockchain technology can be a great help. It brings the capability of data immutability which for things like e-voting and sensitive data are crucial. However, if the blockchain is public, how can we truly know that the data is in fact immutable? That is a difficult question to answer.
Interview with Prof. Alex Norta: Building Smart Contracts Before it was Cool
Alex Norta is an Associate Professor at TalTech University School of Information Technologies: Department of Software Sciences. He has been in academia for nearly 20 years. Blockchain and smart contracts have been his focus for quite a while now. Alex has worked with some of the biggest blockchain projects in the past few years such as NEO, Qtum, Datawallet, Agrello and many more.
Why Crypto Companies Join Cryptocurrency Associations
Professional Associations focused on the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries operate in many countries around the world. The largest associations operate in Switzerland, the USA, Canada, South Korea, Japan, and of course, in Estonia—a crypto-friendly country with a progressive judiciary. There has been a cryptocurrency association in Estonia for more than 5 years now. During this period more than 20 large companies have joined. The latest member of the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association (Krüptoraha Liit) is LetKnow™ OÜ, the Estonian branch of the international fintech company, LetKnow™. Tim Ferland, CEO of LetKnow™ shared a bit about why developing companies in these fields need their own associations.
Banking Money Laundering Scandals - Crypto and Blockchain Companies also Come Under Scrutiny
Last year shed a light to the most recent years biggest money laundering scandal involving Danish Danske Bank branch in Estonia. Over €200 million mainly originating from Russia was laundered using offshore businesses. The Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority has since revoked Danske Banks banking license in Estonia and has to stop operation in the country within 8 months.
Thinking of Buying a Home with Bitcoin? In Turkey You Now Can.
Despite the loss in the value of over 80% in the crypto markets in the past year, data from Statista indicates that the number of cryptocurrency wallet owners has increased 32% and reached 31 million by the end of 2018. Widely used in many industries including automotive, travel and informatics, cryptocurrency has also become widespread in the real estate sector.
Blockchain-Friendly Estonia to Appoint its First Female Prime Minister
Estonia’s liberal Reform party won Sunday’s general election with 28.8% of the vote, its best result ever. The party is led by Kaja Kallas, former MEP, set to be Estonia’s first female prime minister. This means the country will soon be lead by women - Estonia also elected their first female president Kersti Kaljulaid in 2016.
The blockchain conference took place in Tallinn
The small Baltic Republic of Estonia has been well established as an IT centric country. It’s fast development after independence to become financially stable and relevent in the emerging Baltic markets set it ahead of the other former soviet republics. Still today, Estonia is setting itself apart by looking forward to the future of the global economy and putting itself in the forefront of digital asset development, creation and utilization.
Former Estonian Prime Minister Becomes Blockchain Startup Advisor
A former Estonian prime minister has signed on as an advisor to a blockchain startup that wants to encourage people to exercise more.