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Russia to Implement Blockchain in State Governance

Gleb Nikitin, the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia stated that the region’s residents will become the country’s first to test the capabilities of blockchain tech in state governance.

DECENT Announces Founding of New Media & Entertainment-Focused Subsidiary

The Swiss-based international blockchain company, DECENT, has announced this week the launch of a new media and entertainment spin-off company, named DECENT Media Group (DMG). By establishing DMG, DECENT intends to concentrate all of its use cases for the entertainment and media industry into a single entity.

Australian Government Unveils National Blockchain Roadmap

The Morrison Government has unveiled a national blockchain strategy and roadmap that potentially could make Australia one of the leaders in the fintech sector. The news was announced in a joint media release from two Australian ministries on March 18, Cointelegraph reports.

The State of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Spain

Over the past few months, Spain has experienced major developments in the realm of cryptocurrency regulation and blockchain adoption. These developments could introduce major changes to the country’s ICO regulations, tax collection practices, and public services. What follows are the details of the latest blockchain and crypto developments as of December 2018—and answers to the […]

Shelf.Network Receives $1.1 Million Investment From Japanese Software Giant

Decentralized marketplace Shelf.Network has announced a significant partnership with Japan’s largest automotive software provider Broadleaf, startup’s founder and CEO Lasha Antadze told ForkLog.

Swiss Firm Obtains Sharia Compliance Certificate for Ethereum-based Stablecoin

X8 AG, a Swiss fintech company has received Islamic finance certification for its stablecoin built on the Ethereum blockchain protocol.

ING Bank Introduces Open-Source Zero Knowledge Technology for Blockchain Privacy

ING, the Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, announced today the release of its open source blockchain tool Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM).

Blockchain4Humanity Awards for Social Applications to be Unveiled at Labitconf Conference 2018

Blockchain4Humanity, Blockchain4Goodrocks, Bitcoin ONG Argentina and RSK are teaming up to create a safe environment for projects to innovate and bring solutions that contribute to a positive change in the world

Hyperledger Project and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Join Forces

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the global standards organization driving the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, and Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced they have become Associate Members, respectively, within each other’s organization.

Malta’s Prime Minister Says Cryptocurrencies are “Inevitable Part of Digital Future”

During a speech addressing the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nation, Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has stated he “passionately believes blockchain makes cryptocurrencies the inevitable future of money.”

New Research Says Blockchain Can Add $1 Trillion to World Trade By 2028

According to a newly released report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Bain & Company, distributed ledger technologies (DLT) could add as much as $1 trillion to global trade finance over the next ten years.

China Recognizes Blockchain Evidence as Legally Binding

Blockchain can now be legally used to authenticate evidence in legal disputes in China, the country’s Supreme Court ruled out on Friday.

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