Sony Financial Ventures invests 'six-figure' sum in token tech firm Securitize
Sony Financial Ventures, part of the Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation, has invested a “six-figure” sum in token issuance technology provider Securitize.
Israel’s Securities Regulator Asks Private Sector for DLT Proof-of-Concepts
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) intends to draft a regulation for distributed ledger technology-backed (DLT) digital asset exchange platforms, according to ISA Chair Anat Guetta.
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.
Top technology trends that shaped 2019
Technology took a giant leap in 2019, dramatically changing the way the world functions. We take a look at some of the tech trends that shaped the world last year
ING working on digital assets custody technology
Dutch bank ING (INGA.AS) is working on developing technology to help clients safely store digital assets, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Top 5 Issues Faced by Futurists
Technology affects every aspect of our lives. It affects the way we communicate, and how we travel, but it also determines how we learn, how we bank, and the way we run our businesses.
Ford To Begin Using Blockchain Technology To Track And Improve Fuel Efficiency
The major automobile manufacturer Ford is testing a new blockchain technology that has the goal of improving the fuel efficiency of its vehicles. According to the company, the technology will be used to monitor and implement driving modes that can use fuel in a much more efficient way.
CoinShares jointly rolls out a gold token ‘DGLD’, built on the bitcoin network
Daniel Masters, chairman of CoinShares, told The Block that DGLD is built on the bitcoin network, which makes it different from all other existing gold-backed tokens in the market
A New Study Says Nearly 96% Of Deepfake Videos Are Porn
Deepfakes are one of the scariest phenomenons of recent technology trends. From demeaning women to costing monetary loss, these artificial videos are causing a lot of trouble for people.
Why anonymous cryptocurrencies may disappear
Anonymity is one of the distinguishing features of cryptocurrencies. That’s, however, precisely what regulators do not like, and that casts doubt on the long-lasting existence of confidential coins.
BlackRock, Goldman Sachs Veteran Joins Blockchain as General Counsel
BlackRock and Goldman Sachs veteran Howard Surloff has joined major crypto wallet provider Blockchain.com as general counsel.
æternity Partners with Uruguay Can to Track Cannabis Production on the Blockchain
æternity, the next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced that it is creating a supply chain management platform for the cannabis trade alongside Uruguay Can, one of South America’s leading cannabis production companies.
Swiss University Fights Fake Diplomas With Blockchain Technology
The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland is setting its sights on blockchain technology to fight fake diplomas, a type of fraud that has been on the rise globally in recent years.
Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network
Bank of America has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to bring efficiencies to international trade using blockchain technology.
Vitalik Buterin: "Facebook's Libra is wakeup call for governments"
Ethereum cofounder and blockchain technology leader Vitalik Buterin tells "Globes" about the risks and challenges posed by cryptocurrencies.
Facebook’s latest leak includes data on millions of users
A security researcher has discovered databases containing more than 419 million records tied to Facebook accounts. It appears the data -- which includes phone numbers and Facebook IDs and in some cases users' names, genders and countries -- was scraped from the platform. However, it's not clear who pulled that information from Facebook or why.
US Energy Department Funds Trial of Factom Blockchain to Secure Power Grid
Factom, one of the earliest companies to pitch blockchains to enterprises, is participating in a U.S. government-funded trial of the technology to protect the national power grid.
Mastercard Joins Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Consortium Marco Polo
Mastercard has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to simplify global trade with blockchain technology.
Crypto Industry Direly Needs Specialized Education, Says Ripple Exec
Cryptocurrency firm Ripple’s head of social impact Ken Weber has said universities around the world must expand their education programs to offer blockchain and digital assets training courses that directly relate to actual roles in the industry.
The expert explained why China needs its own cryptocurrency
“Chinese authorities want to create their own digital currency in order to keep all financial flows and their citizens under control, “ claims Maxim Korkodinov, the head of the analytics department at CryptoRank.io in his comments for letKnow.News.