Category: Smart Contracts

Blockchain Set to Change the Face of Commercial Real Estate As We Know It

The real estate industry has seen significant growth since the recession. With market prices predicted to increase along with millennial demand in 2019, the industry is as welcoming as ever. Although the market is improving, it is still plagued by issues that make the investment process less convenient than it should be. Major drawbacks of […]

Japanese Cybersecurity Group Debuts Blockchain Scan Tool, Partners With ConsenSys Diligence

A cybersecurity subsidiary of Japan’s Nomura Research Institute (NRI) unveiled a new blockchain security alert tool in a press release Nov. 8, also confirming a partnership with U.S. blockchain software company ConsenSys. With the tool, dubbed the “Blockchain Security Monitoring Service,” NRI SecureTechnologies (NRI ST) said it aimed to increase security in blockchain implementations, informing […]

Players Fight in Futuristic Post-Apocalyptic World to Get Real Prizes

A new mobile “multi-blockchain” game, supporting a whole range of different cryptocurrencies, is ready to be launched in late November 2018. Estonian game-developer Ether Dale, created Glitch Goons, a player versus player (PvP) automatic fighting game where users can buy special items during their presale to customize and upgrade their characters. Features of the game […]

Thai Ministry of Commerce Explores Blockchain Solutions for Copyright, Agriculture, Finance

The Thai Ministry of Commerce has begun to conduct feasibility studies on the use of blockchain in copyright, agriculture, and trade finance, English-language Thai newspaper Bangkok Post reports Tuesday, Oct. 9. A Thai official from Thailand’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), Pimchanok Vonkorpon, told the Bangkok Post that the study is being conducted with […]

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 […]

Thai Bond Market Association to Launch Blockchain-Based Registrar Bond Service Platform

The Thai Bond Market Association (TBMA) will deploy a blockchain-powered solution on its registrar service platform, local news agency Bangkok Post reports July 28. The new registrar service platform, which is scheduled to be introduced this year, intends to provide a faster bond certificate issuance and, in turn, boost the liquidity of the secondary market, […]

UK Law Commission to Review Legal Frameworks to Remain ‘Competitive’ in Era of Smart Contracts

The U.K. Law Commission will review legal frameworks to ensure that British courts remain a “competitive” choice for businesses that use smart contracts. The announcement was made in the Commission’s 2018 report released July 19. The Law Commission was established in 1965 with the main tasks of monitoring the laws of the U.K. and recommending […]

Startup of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Receives Three Bitcoin Cash-Related Patents

Blockchain startup nChain, associated with a man who once proclaimed himself to be Bitcoin’s (BTC) creator, has been granted three Bitcoin Cash (BCH)-related patents by the European Patent Office (EPO), according to an official statement July 11. The three new patents relate to the development of new methods of digital rights protection using blockchain technology […]

Why Nobody Rushes Up Into Tax-Free ICOs?

The “unprecedented” Decree on the Development of Digital Economy, signed by President Alexander Lukashenko in December, officially came into force on March 28 in the Republic of Belarus. The document signals a new dawn for the country, facilitating any form of cryptocurrency-related activity, and according to the leader should make Belarus “a tech country”. The […]

IT Ministry To Create Committee For Blockchain Standards, Domestic And International

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) has published a list of objectives to encourage the development and standardization of the technology sector, including Blockchain, according to a document released March 23. The document begins with an objective to “promote the establishment of […] the National Blockchain Distributed Accounting Technology Standardization Committee” and […]