Category: Blockchain

Platform Helps Users Learn by Watching Videos

A blockchain project called Education Ecosystem is developing a decentralized online learning platform called LiveEdu, where people can learn how to build complete products in categories like programming, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and other technology fields. Describing itself as “Netflix for professional development”, the company says it is different to other online learning platforms as they […]

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 […]

South Korean Government to Exclude Sale, Brokerage of Digital Assets from Venture Business

South Korean cabinet ministers have agreed to exclude digital assets trading companies from venture business classification, Business Korea reported September 27.   Back in August, the country’s Ministry of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Startups (MSS) had already excluded cryptocurrency exchanges from legislation governing venture businesses, Cointelegraph reported. During the recent cabinet meeting held […]

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 […]

DLT and AI Task Force Chairman Calls on Government to Tokenize Economy

Kenyan Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence task force chairman Bitange Ndemo has said that the government should tokenize the economy, local news outlet The Star reported September 25. The taskforce was established in March by the government of the Republic of Kenya in order to evaluate proposals on how to deploy blockchain technology in the […]

Major Thai Bank to Test Visa Blockchain Solution for Cross-Border Payments

Thailand’s fourth largest bank, Kasikornbank, has recently joined the blockchain-based Visa B2B Connect program for cross-border payments, local newspaper The Nation reported Thursday, September 20. According to The Nation, Kasikornbank is the “first” bank in the country to use the technology, setting the stage for a more widespread use of blockchain in the country’s banking […]

Dubai Department of Finance Launches Blockchain-Based Payment System for UAE Gov’t

The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) has partnered with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) to launch a blockchain-powered payment system. The news was reported on by a local news site Zawya, September 23. The new platform, called “Payment Reconciliation and Settlement,” was officially launched Sunday, September 23. It is reportedly geared towards government entities, such […]

Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

Decentralized lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network will manage the Sustainable Development Goals Impact Fund (SDG Impact Fund) within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals initiative, according to a press release published September 21. The Sustainable Development Goals is an international program focused on bringing a “better and more sustainable future for all.” It addresses […]

Crypto Payment Gateway Supports Largest Global Meditation, Waives Fees for Users Who Help

CoinPayments.net, a platform for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) crypto payments, reported to Cointelegraph that they will be partnering with the nonprofit Unify.org for World Peace Weekend. From Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, the charitable nonprofit campaign will empower over 1300 events all over the world, including the largest global meditation of millions of people for […]

EU Antitrust Regulators to Rule on Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub by Mid-October

Software giant Microsoft has requested European Union (E.U.) approval of its $7.5 billion acquisition of web-based hosting service GitHub, Reuters reported September 17. According to Reuters, Microsoft filed the request last Friday, and the decision will be made by October 19. GitHub is an open-source coding website, a repository which hosts developers’ source code projects […]