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Paxos Says It Has Issued $50 Mln of Recently-Launched Dollar-Backed Stablecoin

Blockchain Trust company Paxos has issued around $50 million worth of its recently launched U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin, according to a Tweet from a senior employee October 15. As previously reported, the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-based stablecoin, dubbed Paxos Standard Token (PAX), sealed regulatory approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) in early […]

Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security

Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution, South Korean economic news outlets The Digital Times reports Monday, Oct. 15. KB Financial is reported to have over $342 billion in assets under management and presides over multiple overseas and domestic subsidiaries, […]

The European Blockchain Partnership Finds Europe Getting Serious About Distributed Ledger Technology

On April 10, 2018, 21 EU member states and Norway signed up to create the European Blockchain Partnership. Including the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Ireland, they committed themselves to “cooperate in the establishment of a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) that will support the delivery of cross-border digital public services, with the […]

TRON to Partner with ‘China’s Google,’ Baidu

The team of cryptocurrency project TRON (TRX) has reportedly partnered with China’s largest Internet search provider Baidu. Crypto market news service Coinness has claimed this in a tweet Thursday, Oct. 11, citing its private correspondence with TRON’s team. Neither TRON nor Baidu have been able to confirm the partnership to Cointelegraph as of press time. […]

Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Uncertainty in Foreign Trade

In its new policy brief, the Austrian Research Center International Economics (FIW) has examined the possible effects of digitization, including blockchain technology, on the export economy, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, September 28. The report was prepared by Bernhard Dachs from the Austrian Institute of Technology on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital […]

Deloitte to Assist Insurance-Focused Blockchain Consortium to Expand Into Canada

‘Big Four’ audit and consulting firm Deloitte will help The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance blockchain consortium expand into Canada, according to an announcement published September 25. RiskBlock Alliance is a U.S.-based consortium launched in 2017, which focuses on the application of blockchain technology in the insurance industry, with more than 30 participant organizations. The alliance is reportedly […]

Spanish Autonomous Community of Aragon to Become First in Country to Apply Blockchain

The autonomous community of Aragon in northeastern Spain will be the first in the country to apply blockchain technology in its public administration, local news agency Europa Press reports Monday, September 17. Aragon is one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, which were created with the goal of guaranteeing a qualified amount of autonomy for different […]

Australian Gov’t Partners With IBM and Legal Experts to Build Smart Contracts Platform

IBM, CSIRO’s Data61 and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills have partnered on a new Australian consortium to build a cross-industry blockchain-based smart contracts platform for enterprises, according to a press release published August 29. Data61 is a digital innovation center that forms part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – an Australian […]