How This Startup’s Blockchain Technology Applications in Estonia Verifies Online Identities
There are so many problems in the world. I’m sure you can name them. But here is another one: online identity fraud, which is rampant these days. It’s common, threatening everyone doing business online, especially businesses involving their activities in banking/financial services, online payment services, real estate, insurance, travel, and online market industries. Now, let's take a look at how this Estonian startup utilizes blockchain technology to help protect businesses and their clients from online identity fraud.

Scalability For Dummies!
Scalability refers to a blockchain’s ability to handle large quantities of transactions. It is essential for the mainstream adoption of a blockchain, as (for example) a highly scalable smart contract platform enables dApps with large quantities of users and bulk trading volumes. The key metric commonly used to measure scalability is transactions per second (TPS), which is the maximum rate at which a blockchain can confirm transactions. The TPS processed by a blockchain is fundamentally determined by two key “dials” that can be turned one way or another: block size and block time.

Beware of Ryuk: The Emerging Crypto Ransomware!
With the emergence of Ryuk, the amount of crypto ransomware rose 90% in Q1 2019, as revealed from Coveware’s data.

Shorten the span between Ethereum Hard Forks, Is It Possible?
The issue of implementing more frequent small hard forks had been raised in the latest bi-weekly conference for the Ethereum community coders held on 12 April. This question was raised by Tim Beiko, the meeting’s moderator. Another developer suggests a shorter span between forks by quoting core developer Alexey Akhunov’s view point.

Technology and Participation: The Twin Pillars of a Successful Digital Asset Ecosystem
For any digital asset - cryptocurrency or token alike - to achieve any resemblance of a global, decentralized universal currency, it must have a viable ecosystem. And any viable ecosystem must consist of both technology and participation.

Moody: Private Blockchains Are More Exposed to Fraud Risk
According to Moody’s latest report titled “Blockchain Improves Operational Efficiency for Securitizations, Amid New Risks,”, there are several warnings on the use of private blockchain.

Common Blockchain Misconceptions – Part 3 of 3
Standard Kepler CEO David Tang recently authored a series of articles on the subject of blockchain and cryptocurrency misconceptions. This week we have a look at the last two of these misconceptions.

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park: Turning Tech Startups' Visions into Reality
Blockchain.News sat down with Peter Mok, Head of Incubation and Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP to gain further insight into the incubation initiative and the custom-made programs, that have been designed to support technology startups, and specifically how they could be utilized by blockchain startups.

Hong Kong with its Incredibly Unique Positioning in FinTech
In the second part of our interview with Peter Mok, Head of Incubation and Acceleration Programs at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), he went into detail on the initiatives they have developed to combat the global talent shortage, bring Hong Kong’s lagging Fintech industry up to speed and he tells us how blockchain startups can leverage the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park.

CFTC’s New Chief Supports Blockchain Technology
The Commodity Futures and Trading Commissions, CFTC appointed a new chief who is also pro-crypto. Just as his predecessor J. Christopher Giancarlo, appears to have supported the established pro-crypto/pro-blockchain approach. In a recent interview, the newly appointed chief, Heath Tarbert gave a favorable opinion of blockchain technology.

Blockchain Technology Implemented into Indonesia's Digital Economy
Bank Central Asia (BCA) is campaigning for Indonesian financial businesses to innovate and adopt blockchain technology to support its digital economy amidst rapid technological revolution.

Common Blockchain Misconceptions: Part 1 of 3
Common Blockchain Misconceptions – Part 1 of 3

Moody’s: Blockchain Technology to be Standardized in 2021
A research report published on September 5th by financial services company Moody’s stated that blockchain technology would most likely be standardized in 2021.

Exclusive: Blockchain Trilemma Solved? Secrets Revealed by Turing Award Winner's Algorand
There are numerous blockchain project teams attempting to address the blockchain trilemma, and the Turing Award winning team Algorand is one promising candidate. We have the pleasure to speak with Jing Chen, Chief Scientist of Algorand, on how Algorand attempts to solve blockchain trilemma with its Byzantine agreement. She also explains why Algorand is non-forkable and the restrictions on Algorand’s adversary model!

What are the Top 5 Blockchain Incubator Programs in Hong Kong?
Since the end of last year, PwC collaborating with Hong Kong Blockchain incubator Loopnest to launch a joint blockchain-themed accelerator programme (“the Programme”). Hong Kong has accelerators and incubators focused on different verticals for startups to innovate and scale their businesses. We will introduce all the blockchain related incubators in Hong Kong in this article.

Europe takes a proactive approach on regulation of Blockchain Technology
Europe takes a proactive approach on regulation of Blockchain Technology

Has Mimblewimble left you tongue-tied? Unravel the mysteries of the protocol...
Mimblewimble is a protocol that increases privacy of transactions without having any impact on the verification process and scalability. Learn more about Mimblewimble and what it has to offer and get a glimpse of the future of blockchain technology.

Beware of Excel Files in Email Attachment, Says Symantec
Beapy – a cryptojacking malware targeting Chinese enterprises to exploit and stolen and hardcode credentials by using EternalBlue. This leaked NSA tool targets the weakness in Windows SMB protocol to facilitate the spread of files across the networks, according to its blog post published in Symantec website – a security software provider.

How Hackers Use Excel Files to Compromise Your Computers?
We do not recommend users to open excel (especially excel files among other office format files) from an unknown source. Hacker can gain full control of your computer, including the access of all files, screenshots, your web camera and all information typed by your keyboard!

Bangladesh Sends Graduates Abroad for Blockchain Training with IT Fund
Bangladesh has expressed its intentions to send 100 new graduates for Blockchain training in Japan and India according to reports by Bangladesh’s English-language newspaper The Daily Star on Aug 4.