Blockchain

Former Chief Digital Officer of design house LVMH, Ian Rogers, will join the French digital asset security company – Ledger – as its first Chief Experience Officer. With this appointment, Rogers will focus on consumer interaction and user proficiency and “accelerate” Ledger’s Business to consumer development. Further, Rogers will be involved in “reinventing the user
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China-based blockchain infrastructure provider, Blockchain Service Network or BSN, which is backed by the Chinese Government, today announced that it has added major blockchain protocols such as Polkadot, Oasis and Bityuan into its network. In a tweet published on 26 November, the firm announced:  Welcome @Polkadot @OasisProtocol @Bityuanofficial into the BSN family! pic.twitter.com/yD6LfMlNDb — BSN
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Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will now avail blockchain services from smart contract platform TomoChain following a recent partnership. The Ministry would make use of blockchain’s core features such as transparency and having an immutable verification of data.   According to a release shared with AMBCrypto, the Ministry’s National Qualifications Archive program will ensure
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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), advisor wants countries like Kenya to adopt blockchain technology which would then make it easier for the nation to trace government corruption and other economic crimes. UNODC’s regional anti-corruption advisor, David Robinson, believed that online trust was necessary while building confidence in governments and preventing fraud and
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Centre for Science and Security Studies, which is the research wing at King’s College London published a report on 2 November that outlined attributes of blockchain technology and how it could enhance trust between nations fighting to dismantle nuclear warheads, “in a safe” and “reliable” way. According to the arguments set forth in the report,
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Lightning Labs, that developed the Lightning Network, a Layer 2 payment protocol and a proposed solution for the Bitcoin scalability problem, announced the release of Pool, “a non-custodial, peer-to-peer marketplace” which would “transform” Lightning liquidity into a tradable asset. Pool is said to allow node operators to buy or sell access to liquidity on the
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New York-based telecommunications company Verizon has announced the launch of a blockchain-based, “open-source newsroom product designed to raise the bar for corporate accountability,” according to its report released.  Verizon’s new initiative, dubbed the ‘Full Transparency,’ platform is meant to immutably document the company’s own news releases and provide a record of changes to communications on
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A fully owned subsidiary of the private Russia-based Gazprombank (JSC) bank announced that it has received authorization from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to provide cryptocurrency custody services as well as trading between crypto and fiat currencies to its corporate and institutional clients. Gazprombank said it would first provide these crypto-focused services to
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Cryptocurrency compliance and risk management firm TRM Labs has reportedly appointed former U.S. Treasury and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) official Ari Redbord as the Labs’ head of legal and government affairs. In this role, at TRM, which is a PayPal backed firm, the official will help the platform build its risk-based anti-money laundering programs
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An official from the Russian Central Bank’s National Banking Council, Anatoly Aksakov said that Russia’s CBDC, the digital ruble, would be the “future” of all money circulation in the country, and that the CBDC will start being tested, “possibly” in 2021. This development follows an earlier announcement from the Central Bank regarding the possibility of
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 San Francisco-based software development firm O(1) Labs, that introduced a portable blockchain, Mina protocol has announced today that it has raised $10.9 million in a strategic investment round from Hong Kong-based Bixin Ventures, and Three Arrows Capital, with both firms co-leading the funding. Other participants that were involved from the Asian markets included SNZ, HashKey
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