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  • Malta becomes first country to issue all diplomas on the blockchain
    Malta isn’t called the blockchain island for nothing. It will now be the first country to use blockchain technology to store education certificates of graduated students, reports Malta Today. The government of Malta announced a two-year contract with Learning Machine, a company that’s been working on the blockchain project since September 2017. It’s already been put into place in some instances. The Malta College of Arts Science and Technology and the Institute of Tourism Studies Malta, as well as some other schools, have already taken part in the new project. Now that the government is on board, all certificates will be issued on the blockchain, including high schools, independent and church schools. The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, celebrated the new deal, declaring that it made Malta the first country in the world to register their students’ achievements on ...
    CoinGeek
    26 mins ago
  • IBM Blockchain Head: Bitcoin (BTC) Could See $5,000 By 2019’s End, But $1M Eventually
    Bitcoin Could Hit $1 Million… Eventually It seems that the season of Bitcoin price predictions is on this nascent sector yet again. In a recent interview with Finder.com’s crypto branch, held at the Think Conference, IBM’s pro-Stellar blockchain division lead touted that he is optimistic in regards to the cryptocurrency market. Speaking to Fred Schebesta, Jesse Lund, who has quickly become an integral facet of the technology giant’s swelling blockchain division, noted that by the end of 2019, he expects Bitcoin to be at a casual $5,000. This represents a mere 25% higher than current price levels. Yet, it should be somewhat reassuring, especially considering the number of analysts that are forecasting a fall to $1,800, $1,700, or even $1,165. From a much longer-term outlook, he kept his tacitly bullish tones. Lund noted that Bitcoin trading at $1,000,000 isn’t ...
    EthereumWorldNews
    6 hours ago
  • Real-estate blockchain Ubitquity joins the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
    Ubitquity, the enterprise-ready blockchain-secured platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, today announced that it has officially joined the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) as members with Class B Membershipreserved for Technology Companies, Developers, Partners & Consultants.... Source ...
    CryptoNinjas
    7 hours ago
  • Quantstamp secures Crypto.com’s new payment blockchain
    Quantstamp, a Y-combinator backed smart contract security company, today anounced it has completed an audit of the Crypto.com Chain. The team of Crypto.com creatd the MCO Visa Card, a prepaid Visa card that allows users to spend... Source ...
    CryptoNinjas
    8 hours ago
  • OH County Auditors’ Association Working Group to Study Blockchain Use for Property Deed Transfers
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    12 hours ago
  • Blockchain and the City: New York State as a “Tough” Model of Crypto Regulation
    The financial capital of the world can afford to be picky — but does it stifle fintech innovation? Recently the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) grant statewide virtual currency licenses to two applicants: stock trading service Robinhood and cryptocurrency ATM operator LibertyX. The state’s regulatory regime, commonly known as BitLicense, imposes a set of strict disclosure and consumer-protection requirements on any business that offers cryptocurrency-related services to New York residents. Since the framework was introduced in 2015, only a handful of companies had their applications approved by the NYDFS: The elite club of BitLicense holders now counts just 16 entities, the two newcomers included.The state has also demonstrated that it keeps close tabs on those who might be in violation of the compliance procedures: In September last year, the New York state attorney ...
    CoinTelegraph
    13 hours ago
  • Curated cryptocurrency and blockchain news – Week 7 ’19
    Welcome to the seventh rendition of the weekly curated news article where we provide you with the widest possible overview of the most important events that have transpired in cryptocurrency and blockchain developments. We’ve made sure to analyze all of the news reports available on the internet and reviewed them for relevancy. This article is best suited for weekly traders and people with a packed schedule that want to satisfy their interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain with minimal time expenditure. This week, Intel is joining the market for blockchain as a service, in direct competition with the likes of IBM and Oracle. J.P. Morgan announces a digital coin, and it’s as far from a cryptocurrency as it can be. Liberstad, a private city in starts an official cryptocurrency and abandons fiat. Coinmama, a popular brokerage gets hacked, 1.3m accounts ...
    CryptoNews
    15 hours ago
  • Malta to Store Education Certificates On a Blockchain
    In Malta, all education certificates will be stored on the blockchain following the continuation of a two-year pilot program. In Malta, all educational certificates will be stored on a blockchain, local English-language local media MaltaToday reports on Feb. 21.The initiative is reportedly the scaling-up of a two-year-old pilot project to include all the nation’s schools, including secondary school certificates issued by the state, church and independent schools. According to the report, the Maltese government signed a two-year contract with software company Learning Machine, to build on the aforementioned pilot project.During the signing ceremony at Castille, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat reportedly claimed that Malta is the first country in the world to put all education certificates on a blockchain. He is also cited in the article saying:“In 2017, we said Malta will become the blockchain island, and it has.”As Cointelegraph ...
    CoinTelegraph
    15 hours ago
  • How European Businesses Are Using Blockchain to Expand Globally
    At the recent Ripple Regionals event in London, three European business leaders highlighted their successful growth in exciting new markets—from Mexico to the Philippines and beyond. Each company has used blockchain and digital assets to overcome the challenges of dealing with exotic currencies and new banking partners, making cross-border payments faster, cheaper and more transparent for their customers worldwide. These technologies have also helped them open up fresh markets in a cost-effective way that put them ahead of the competition. Here are three key learnings consider in expanding your business’s global reach: 1.   Develop growth opportunities Euro Exim Bank facilitates trade finance across 80 countries, many of which are home to exotic currencies and where liquidity is difficult to get. “Our challenge,” Head of Compliance and Operations, Graham Bright told the audience at Ripple Regionals, “is to make sure ...
    Ripple.com
    15 hours ago
  • Digital Asset’s Europe Head Is Latest to Leave Enterprise Blockchain Startup
    The upheaval continues at Digital Asset, with the news that Gavin Wells will step down as head of Europe. ...
    CoinDesk
    16 hours ago
  • Binance’s Charity Arm Rolls Out Blockchain-Powered School Lunch Campaign
    Binance Charity Foundation has launched blockchain-enabled donation program pilot in schools in Uganda. The charity arm of the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, has launched its pilot blockchain-based lunch program in African schools, according to a blog post on Feb. 21.Binance Charity Foundation (BCF) has rolled out its charity campaign “Lunch for Children” in the capital of Uganda, Kampala. According to the program, the organization is set to provide two meals a day during the full year of 2019 to more than 200 students and school staff.The recently launched pilot in Uganda is a part of a larger campaign by Binance that intends to benefit one million students in schools across other countries such as Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia.Based on BCF’s blockchain-based donation system, the campaign was first announced during Binance Blockchain week in Singapore last January, the blog ...
    CoinTelegraph
    17 hours ago
  • SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom to Build Blockchain Identity Platform
    South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, SK Telecom, is partnering with the world’s fifth largest telecoms firm, Deutsche Telekom, to develop a blockchain-based identification solution. South Korea's largest wireless carrier, SK Telecom (SKT), is partnering with the world’s fifth largest telecoms firm, Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, to develop a blockchain-based mobile identification solution. The news was reported in a press release from SKT on Feb. 21.A Memorandum of Understanding between the two firms is to be formalized during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, which kicks off on Feb. 25 in Barcelona, Spain.The collaboration will see SKT and Deutsche Telekom’s R&D unit, T-Labs, develop a commercialized, blockchain-powered mobile identity solution that can be used for applications such as access control, dealings and contracts.SKT told local news outlet The Korea Times that it believes blockchain-based digital identification will significantly streamline and secure ...
    CoinTelegraph
    19 hours ago
  • Spanish Telecom Giant to Trial Blockchain Consumer Data Marketplace
    Telefonica is set to trial consumer data verification on a platform that lets users sell their personal information. ...
    CoinDesk
    21 hours ago
  • Blockchain in Health Insurance: More Accuracy, More Transparency and More Efficiency
    How blockchain will make health insurance cheaper and more efficient. The evolving relationship between blockchain tech and the health sector has already been thoroughly documented, yet something that's received less attention is the increasing role blockchains are set to have in the health insurance industry. This industry was worth over $600 billion in 2017 in the United States alone, while calculations suggest that as much as $375 billion is wasted every year by American insurance companies as a result of the paperwork and administrative box-ticking that comes with having a multi-payer health care system. There is, therefore, a massive opportunity for blockchain-related companies and platforms to not only claim a slice of the health-insurance pie for themselves, but to make this pie bigger by cutting down on legacy costs.Given this opportunity, it's not surprising that an increasing number of companies are ...
    CoinTelegraph
    1 day ago
  • Blockchain security firm CipherTrace secures $15M investment
    Blockchain security firm CipherTrace has secured VC funding of $15 million, with support from some of the most experienced investors in the cryptocurrency sector including Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital. The company, which provides compliance solutions and technologies for crypto exchanges, banks and regulators, has been tracking criminal activity around cryptocurrency sector since 2011. The funding round was led by Aspect Ventures, drawing support from a selection of New York and Silicon Valley investment funds. David Jevans, CEO at CipherTrace, welcomed the support from investors, which he suggested would help the firm become a world leader in blockchain security. He noted, “Our investors have decades of experience investing in proven teams and technology companies in the Internet security and financial technology industries. CipherTrace will join the ranks of these successful companies.” Greg Wasserman, co-head of principal investments at Galaxy Digital, said ...
    CoinGeek
    1 day ago
  • Overstock CEO Electrifies at Investment Bank Oppenheimer’s Blockchain Event
    Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne electrified a buttoned-down crowd of institutional investors with his well-honed stump speech for blockchain's transformative potential. ...
    CoinDesk
    1 day ago
  • Crypto Up; Bank of China Joins Blockchain
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  • Facebook May Be Eying ‘FaceCoin’ as It Expands Its Blockchain Team
    Social media giant Facebook is looking to expand its blockchain team. Could ‘FaceCoin’ follow JPMorgan’s recently unveiled JPM Coin as companies vie for the prized online payments market.  Facebook’s Hiring: Blockchain Experts According to Facebook’s official careers page, the social media giant is looking to expand its team operating in the field of blockchain technologies. As per the job board, the company is hiring different experts spanning from business product and business operations managers to software engineers and even a technology communications director in the space. Bitcoinist reported earlier in February that the company ‘acqui-hired’ a blockchain startup called Chainspace. As previously noted by a spokesperson from Facebook, the company is exploring different ways to leverage blockchain technology. Are We Getting Closer to ‘Facecoin’? In addition to the currently available blockchain-related positions at Facebook, the company’s official LinkedIn page also reveals ...
    Bitcoinist
    1 day ago
  • Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain Authorization of Data in Recent Interview
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he is mulling the idea of blockchain-based authorization for user data. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg considered the ramifications of blockchain-based authorization of user data during an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20.During a discussion covering such topics as the future of technology and society, Zuckerberg noted that he “think[s] about the work we [Facebook] are a decentralizing force in the world.” Zuckerberg said that people of his generation got into technology because “it gives individuals power, and is not massively centralizing.”Zuckerberg mentioned that he was considering a potential blockchain use case by which users could have control over their data, adding “Basically, you take your information, you store it on some decentralized system and you have the choice to log into places without going through an intermediary.”He ...
    CoinTelegraph
    1 day ago
  • Blockchain makes inroads into big business
    A London blockchain startup founded four years ago and still with only 30 employees boasts an impressive list of big business clients – including KLM, Toyota, Shell and Barclays. Applied Blockchain says it offers “end-to-end blockchain solutions”. The company has a great endorsement from Shell, whose CEO explains in a video how the petrochemical giant did its first product derivative trade on blockchain “together with our partner Applied Blockchain”. CEO and Chief Architect Adi Ben-Ari says he studied AI in university 20 years ago, working with basic principles that he says have only taken hold in industry in the past five years. So he’s reconciled to the idea that new technologies often take time to bed in. But he’s convinced that blockchain adoption is unstoppable because of the efficiencies it offers: https://coingeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Adi-Ben-ari-Clip-1.mp4 For all its strengths, ...
    CoinGeek
    1 day ago
  • NEO Founder: Blockchain Will Develop in Layers Like The Internet
    Bitcoinist spoke with NEO founder Da Hongfei at NEO DevCon in Seattle, who gave a detailed vision of the road ahead. Blockchain technology is still ahead of its time. Despite NEO’s evolution mirroring that of the wider Crypto market over the past 12 months, charismatic founder Da Hongfei assures an attentive audience at NEO DevCon that the ‘smart economy’ project remains perfectly fiscally healthy. Not only do they still have $2 million left from their initial ICO in 2015 (when those things were legal) but they also have millions of dollars worth of BTC, ETH, and NEO. Live from DevCon, there’s no understating Da’s magnetic charisma. But Layer 2 solutions, platform instability, and scalability are all issues that the Chinese team will have to overcome if it wants to realize its vision of being the number one blockchain by ...
    Bitcoinist
    1 day ago
  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Is Seriously Considering Blockchain ID
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's seriously evaluating blockchain's potential for decentralized single logins. ...
    CoinDesk
    2 days ago
  • Indian E-Commerce Giant Partners With Blockchain Logistics and Shipping Platform
    India’s largest e-commerce firm mjunction has partnered with blockchain shipping firm Shipnext. India’s largest e-commerce firm, mjunction services limited, has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain shipping firm Shipnext, global maritime news agency Sea News reports Feb. 20.The new partnership intends to boost efficiency across mjunction’s supply chain, bringing value-added services to its clients, mjunction CEO Vinaya Varma said.Alexander Varvarenko, founder and CEO of Shipnext, said that mjunction’s large cargo base is expected to attract more traffic, shipowners and ship operators to Shipnext platforms.Mjunction services ltd is a joint venture of two Indian steel giants – the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Tata Steel. Mjunction is reportedly India’s largest e-commerce firm, in addition to operating the world’s largest electronic marketplace for steel. The company has also moved into business spheres such as e-finance, e-retail and other services.According ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 days ago
  • SBI BITS integrates crypto risk service from Blockchain Intelligence Group
    BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. (BIG), a developer and provider of cryptocurrency risk-scoring and data analytics tools, training and investigation services, today announced the company has signed a multi-service client agreement with SBI BITS, a subsidiary of SBI Holdings, Inc. (SBI), for the use... Source ...
    CryptoNinjas
    2 days ago
  • How Italy Uses Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency
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    CoinIIdol
    2 days ago
  • Spain’s Largest Telecom Company Seeks Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, AI
    One of the world’s largest telephone operators, Telefónica, has launched a call to support startups related to blockchain and AI. Spain’s largest multinational telecommunications company, Telefónica, has announced an initiative to support entrepreneurs in innovative technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), according to an official press release published on Feb. 19.The Madrid-based company — also one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world — has launched its first “Open Innovation” call of this year via  its tech incubator subsidiary, Telefónica Open Future. The month-long initiative seeks to support startups and innovative projects ready to "revolutionize traditional ecosystems through new technologies,” such as blockchain, AI, virtual reality and big data. A translation of the press release states:“This call is aimed at strengthening the growth of companies in territories and ecosystems where there is ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 days ago
  • IBM Blockchain World Wire And Digital Currencies – Expert Comments
    IBM announced its plans to further expand its Stellar-based cross border payment system, World Wire. Image source: YouTube Video ScreenshotIn a recent interview with Fred Schebesta, cofounder at Finder and host of YouTube show The Daily Exchange, at the recent IBM Think 2019 conference, Jesse Lund (VP of Blockchain and Digital Currencies for IBM) talks about the scope of World Wire and makes some bold claims about digital bank currencies. [REITs] Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc In the interview, Lund: Says IBM has several “letters of intent” with major banks to release digital currencies. Claims World Wire will be supporting 50 countries out of the gate, ‘dragging along’ up to 40 banks. Hints at what he calls “a special announcement” of a partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation. When asked about IBM’s roadmap for World Wire, Lund said ...
    ValueWalk
    2 days ago
  • US State of Wyoming Passes Two Blockchain-Related Bills
    Two blockchain-related bills have been passed in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Two blockchain-related bills — on tokenization and issues with compliance — have been passed in the United States state of Wyoming on Feb. 19, according to the official website of the state legislature.As Cointelegraph reported, the bill on tokenization, House Bill 185, was introduced on Jan. 16. The bill lays the groundwork for storing so-called certificate tokens representing stocks on a blockchain “or other secure, auditable database,” and permits the digital transfer of them. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Olsen, Brown, Hunt, Lindholm, Western and Zwonitzer and Senators Driskill and Rothfuss and is set to become effective on July 1 of this year.The blockchain compliance-related bill, House Bill 74, was introduced on Jan. 8. The president of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Caitlin Long, explained in a ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 days ago
  • Blockchain Tech is Italy’s Primary National Regulation Strategy
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    CoinIIdol
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  • Malta AI & Blockchain Summit
    The first edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 turned out to be a monumental success – no less than 8500 people attended the event. This year, the same team is throwing a massive show in May. To support the virulent startup scene, the organisers are now handing out 100 free booths. The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit (AIBC) has announced a stellar show for 2019. The highly anticipated show is expected to follow the monumental success of the November summit in 2018, which brought W. Scott Stornetta, John McAfee, the Winklevoss Twins and Sophia the Robot to Malta’s shores and took the scene by storm even in times of a burdensome bear market. In support of the startup scene within AI, the AIBC is now releasing no less than 100 free booths to the ...
    BitcoinChaser
    2 days ago
  • US Advocacy Group Calls for National Action Plan on Blockchain
    The Chamber of Digital Commerce has called for the U.S. government to implement a national strategy for blockchain technology. ...
    CoinDesk
    2 days ago
  • Japan’s Second-Largest Securities Brokerage Daiwa Completes Blockchain Pilot
    The major Japanese investment bank has published the results of a pilot project, aimed at implementing blockchain tech for securities post-trade processing. Daiwa Securities Group, Japan’s second largest securities brokerage, has announced the completion of a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 19. The PoC implemented blockchain in the trade matching of post-trade processing.The blockchain pilot project, dubbed “JPX Proof-of-Concept Testing for Utilization of Blockchain / DLT in Capital Market Infrastructure,” involved 26 companies, including financial institutions, system providers and institutional investors. The reported goal of the pilot — which just completed the second of two phases — was to increase the efficiency of blockchain tech in the post-trade process.According to the results of the pilot, the implementation of standardized specifications and workflow processes for the blockchain system is expected to reduce operational ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 days ago
  • Coinbase adds blockchain intelligence by acquiring Neutrino
    Coinbase, the largest digital currency exchange service in the world, issued a statement on February 19 that the company had purchased start-up company Neutrino. The move is expected to help Coinbase maintain its status as the most valuable crypto company on the planet. Coinbase had already established itself as the largest digital currency exchange company, acting as a broker for such currencies at Bitcoin Core (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCHABC), Litecoin, and Ethereum, as well as brokering in 32 different fiat currencies from across the globe. They have become the storage center for transactions conducted in over 190 countries worldwide. Thus, it was not surprising to see that the San Francisco based company would opt to add Neutrino to their growing operation. This gives Coinbase the blockchain intelligence networks that would help to provide greater security and efficiency within their transaction ...
    CoinGeek
    2 days ago
  • CipherTrace Raises $15 Million to Boost Blockchain Analytics
    The firm will also use the fund to expand its global outreach. ...
    FinanceMagnates
    2 days ago
  • Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook
    When you think of Apple, you think iPhone, iPad, or even privacy concerns. You probably don’t think conflict minerals used in the manufacturing of its devices or how blockchain could prove the cure for an ethical supply chain. Well, you should. The tech giant has filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is studying ways to implement Blockchain in some form or fashion. Reading Between The Lines Apple submitted a filing called the “Conflict Minerals Report; Summary of Apple’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing.” In the report, Apple did not say in any straightforward way that The post Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook appeared first on CCN ...
    CryptoCoinsNews
    2 days ago
  • Major Japanese Trading Firm Marubeni Partners with US Blockchain Company LO3 Energy
    Major Japanese trading company is looking to leverage blockchain technology through a deal with LO3 Energy. Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation has partnered with a New York-based blockchain startup to use the technology for its energy business, Marubeni confirmed in a press release on Feb. 20.Marubeni, which has expanded beyond Japan into the United States as well as Europe, selected LO3 Energy’s transactive energy platform as the basis for an ongoing pilot project. The Japanese firm is the country’s fifth largest sōgō shōsha — a type of Japanese company that trades in a variety of products and materials.Using blockchain, the aim of the partnership is to increase automation and efficiency in Marubeni’s renewable energy offerings.“The Japanese energy sector is in the midst of a drastic transition, and there are increasing numbers of private power producers and suppliers interested ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 days ago
  • $1 billion Seoul startup fund to include blockchain companies
    A $1 billion investment fund for companies in Seoul, South Korea, will include prospective investments in blockchain and fintech companies, according to reports. The fund has been committed by the government in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, through the Seoul Innovation Growth Fund, designed to encourage entrepreneurship within the city, CoinDesk Korea reported. The fund was launched back in 2018, and aims to invest in firms which are unable to secure seed funding. The fund intends to invest over $19 million in 2019, spread across five different investment segments: Smart City, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, rehabilitation support, cultural content and startup support. According to reports, blockchain firms will likely be included within the scope of Fourth Industrial Revolution and Smart City budgets, in addition to those that may be eligible to secure funding through the startup support budget. The news is ...
    CoinGeek
    2 days ago
  • New Survey Indicates Businesses Unprepared to Deploy Blockchain Technology
    A new survey reveals that organizations are not ready to implement blockchain tech, although a half of respondents are considering blockchain adoption. A new study has revealed that, while businesses are considering blockchain adoption, overall they do not feel ready to implement the technology. The survey was conducted by software development firm Globant and published on Feb. 19.The report says that 64 percent of organizations are intent on investing in blockchain solutions to improve their internal operations, while only 46 percent of respondents feel ready to deploy the technology.Out of 61 percent of organizations that are already researching blockchain, only 28 percent have chosen a blockchain provider. According to the survey, the majority of decision-makers are still investigating the technology and comparing vendors, and have not yet defined their stance on blockchain tech.Diego Tartara, CTO Latin America at Globant, ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 days ago
  • MIT Technology Review: Although Touted for Security, Blockchain Is Still Hackable
    MIT Technology Review argued that blockchain tech is hackable due to both system bugs and the human factor. MIT Technology Review magazine has published an article today, Feb. 19, arguing that security-touted blockchain tech is still vulnerable to hacks. The magazine is fully owned by the United States Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).In the recent article, the MIT Technology Review stressed that blockchain technology represents a complex economic system that depends on unpredictable human behavior.As such, the Review pointed out multiple security breaches that have been increasingly emerging in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms since the inception of crypto, citing a number of incidents including the recent double spending vulnerability that was found on a major U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase on Jan. 7.The Review has further enumerated a number of conditions that make blockchain technology vulnerable, including both unintentional ...
    CoinTelegraph
    3 days ago
  • BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group launches center to notify on crypto thefts
    BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG), a developer, and provider of cryptocurrency risk-scoring and data analytics tools, training and investigation services, announced today it has launched the Crypto Fusion Center (CFC) to serve as a community resource dedicated to fighting the criminal use of... Source ...
    CryptoNinjas
    3 days ago
  • NYNJA crypto app to implement blockchain security from Pukao
    NYNJA Group Ltd., a blockchain and mobile technology company, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with blockchain security firm, Pukao Global of South Korea to develop and exchange technology to jointly respond and cooperate against attacks that could occur... Source ...
    CryptoNinjas
    3 days ago
  • Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Analytics Startup Neutrino
    Coinbase has acquired a London-based blockchain intelligence startup to prevent theft of funds and investigate attacks. United States cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase has acquired blockchain intelligence startup Neutrino, according to a post published in the company’s blog on Tuesday, Feb. 19.Coinbase reveals that the company will continue to operate as a standalone business in its London office. The amount of the contract has not been disclosed.The U.S. exchange believes that blockchain intelligence will contribute to creating an open and protected financial system. The company expects Neutrino to help Coinbase prevent theft of funds, investigate hacks and ransomware attacks, and identify suspicious transactions.Moreover, the exchange hints that the acquisition will help to add more cryptocurrencies and features to its services, assisting Coinbase in complying with current laws and regulations.Earlier this year, Coinbase announced that it had acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed ...
    CoinTelegraph
    3 days ago
  • Germany opens a blockchain consultation process
    Europe’s largest, and the world’s fourth-largest economy has opened a consultation process on the applications of blockchain technology. Germany intends on presenting a concrete strategy for the industry by the summer.  As reported by Reuters, the government invited all stakeholders in the blockchain industry to table their recommendations for the way forward. Quoting government sources, the report revealed that blockchain startups in the capital, Berlin, have continued to pressure the government to formulate and implement regulations for the industry.  It’s not yet clear whether the recommendations will form the basis of new regulation.  In Germany, blockchain technology has continued to attract interest from a wide array of companies. They include global giants in pharmaceuticals, energy, the public sector and the automotive industry. The sources also revealed that the blockchain industry has continued to thrive despite the lack of regulations. In ...
    CoinGeek
    3 days ago
  • Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Analytics Firm Neutrino
    The crypto exchange did not disclose the amount involved in the deal. ...
    FinanceMagnates
    3 days ago
  • Blockchain is ‘disproportionately important’ to our conversations
    With blockchain on everybody’s lips these days, it’s no surprise that this word featured at the top of a survey on the subject. Many recall the heady days of November and December 2017, when the cryptocurrency market made 200% rises and this undoubtedly led to an unnatural and surreal interest in the world of blockchain. All sorts of projects mushroomed – each of them claiming to change the world as we know it and like many in the space, they simply disappeared in 2018. The maxim ‘Blockchain not Bitcoin’ seems to have caught on in a big way these days as can be attested to the constant bashing of the cryptocurrency by top industry fund managers and executives. It’s also interesting to note that crypto continued to perform well as a word with a third placing in the Research Intelligencer ...
    CoinGeek
    3 days ago
  • Major Spanish Bank BBVA Issues $40 Million Green Bond Based on Blockchain Platform
    Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has announced the use of blockchain technology for the bank’s first such issuance of a green bond. Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has announced the launch of the first blockchain-backed platform for structured green bonds. The news was announced in a press release published on Feb. 19.BBVA has closed the deal with Spanish insurance house Mapfre, which has invested €35 million (approximately $40 million) to finance sustainable products. To close this deal, BBVA has “issued the first structured green bond using blockchain technology to negotiate the terms and conditions,” the press release states.The press release underlines that the funds have been specified for the financing of green projects, under the umbrella of BBVA’s sustainable development goals. BBVA’s head of global sales, Juan Garat, noted the company’s focus on innovation sustainable solutions, ...
    CoinTelegraph
    3 days ago
  • Ternio blockchain accepted as Amazon Advanced Technology Partner
    Ternio, a scalable blockchain architecture for enterprise organizations, has announced its acceptance as an Amazon Advanced APN Technology Partner. Ternio’s patent-pending Lexicon framework has made headlines in recent months as the only scalable blockchain framework capable of supporting over one million transactions per second, fully... Source ...
    CryptoNinjas
    3 days ago
  • South Korean Capital’s $1 Billion Startup Fund Will Include Blockchain Firms
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government has committed over $1 billion to invest in innovative startups by 2022, including blockchain firms. ...
    CoinDesk
    3 days ago
  • IBM enters into a new blockchain deal with Santander
    When most people think of IBM, they think of a computer giant that helped to bring about the modern age. However, the Fortune 500 company is quickly making their mark in other areas, helping them to remain one of the leading companies globally. This rise continued this past week when IBM inked a deal with Banco Santander. The five-year deal will garner the company $700 million in revenue in exchange for implementing the bank’s hybrid cloud strategy. A Deal That Makes Sense Banking analysts have long felt that Santander was in need of an upgrade to their cloud technology. With financial institutions finding cloud services to be an ideal platform for maintaining records and with the ever growing concern about hackers stealing those records, Santander found themselves in need of a company that could provide them with the services and ...
    CoinGeek
    3 days ago
  • Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price
    Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a push to offer more diverse crypto assets. ...
    CoinDesk
    3 days ago
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