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Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits New Record High
The hash rate of Bitcoin (BTC) hits a new breaking record, as revealed by the statistics of

McAfee Labs Threat Report Shows Concern for Cryptojacking and Blockchain Security Issues
In August 2019, McAfee Lab released a threat report with conclusive statistics stating cryptojacking being an area of concern.

Blockchain-Powered Donation Tracking Platform Shanzong Seeks to Propel Transparency Amid Coronavirus Scare
With coronavirus having claimed more than 1,800 lives, capturing vital statistics is fundamental in having it curbed. Shanzong, a blockchain-enabled donation tracking platform, has been established in China to boost efficiency and transparency of giving.

Bitcoin ATMs Reign Supreme in East and South London
The confidence of residents of East and South London has been boosted as they no longer have to fear crypto scams based on the flourishing number of Bitcoin ATMs. Based on statistics availed by BCB ATM, an operator of Bitcoin ATMs in East London, these machines are used 30 to 40 times daily.

Brazil Central Bank Moves to Follow IMF Crypto Classification Guidelines
The Central Bank of Brazil has adopted the classification of cryptocurrencies being sold or purchased under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines.

UK Financial Watchdog Increased Crypto Investigations by 74% in 2019
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the primary financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom, has seen a sharp rise of 74% in crypto-related investigations in 2019.

Blockchain Projects in China Are All Hype and No Chain?
Blockchain projects from the very beginning have been hyped before any real substance or proof of work. This was a trend in 2017 following countless exit scams and initial coin offerings (ICOs) that had great plans to change the world, but ultimately only changed people’s bank accounts for the worst.

Google Web Searches for Bitcoin Hit a Historic Low with Nigeria Still Leading
The Global web search data from Google Trends indicate that there has been a decline in recent times as it has recorded an all-time low since October 2018. Even in the midst of the activities going on in the global scene we see that some African countries have been leading with Nigeria recorded as the country with the highest level of Bitcoin searches, followed by South Africa and Ghana respectively.

Bitcoin Network Transacts a Whopping $8.9 Billion in a Single Hour
The Bitcoin network has reached an unprecedented level in terms of chain volume as it transacted 8.9 billion in one hour. Rafael Schultze-Kraft, Glassnode’s co-founder, ascertained that this movement made history because it was the highest hourly volume of Bitcoin to be recorded in its 11-year existence.

Miss Finland: Most Women Stay Away From Bitcoin Because of Its Risk
Miss Finland a strong female supporter of cryptocurrency says that women tend to stay away from Bitcoin due to its high-risk level, hence its low popularity among women.

Upwork Listed Cryptocurrency Affiliated Gigs as the Highest Paying for Freelancers
growing attention towards blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the fin-tech space, it is therefore not surprising to see that executives of tech companies and startups are on the lookout for persons with the slightest familiarity/ understanding with the operations of Blockchain

Buy Us Out: Majority of Chinese Blockchain Companies Don't Develop or Even Use Blockchain Technology
Blockchain companies have become a hot property in China over the last few years, and the rise in company registrations really surged following Chinese Leader Xi Jinping announcment last October that the country must strive to become the global blockchain leader.

Ternio Research Finds Blockchain-Affiliated Companies Are Employing Over 86,000 People
Ternio, a leading white-label technology company, has revealed the findings of a new study dubbed “The State of Crypto Entrepreneurship 2019.” It was, therefore, estimated that crypto/blockchain organizations employ 86,443 people across the globe.

How Does Blockchain Enhance Traditional Project Management?
Projects are very different from every other type of activity; they have a definite beginning, ending and time frame. They are created or initiated to fulfill a specific objective, which after fulfilling they cease to exist. But did you know that 7 out of ten projects overrun their deadlines? How can blockchain enhance the process of project management?

UN Agency Employs Blockchain to Protect Migrant Workers in Hong Kong From Illegal Fees
Blockchain is being deployed by the International Organization for Migration to curb the exploitation of domestic helpers in Hong Kong by unethical agencies who charge illegal fees.

Baidu Trends: Bitcoin Searches Skyrocket Amid Social Distancing and Working From Home Approaches
According to Baidu, a Chinese multinational technology company offering internet-related services, Bitcoin searches have shot up by 183% in the last one month. This trend can be linked to the fact that many countries have asked their citizens to adhere to precautionary approaches, such as self-quarantining, social distancing, working from home, necessitated when tackling coronavirus.

Algorand's Blockchain Based COVID-19 Global Survey Shares Real-Time Public Pandemic Data
Algorand, the first pure proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain created by cryptography pioneer and Turing award winner Silvio Micali, has launched a global Coronavirus (Covid-19) survey. The company published a blog post on March 27 announcing its ‘IReportCovid’ survey app. The aim of the survey is to compile a public database to share information on the spread, status, and symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic and give updates in “real-time.”

Event Rating: FutureX - Ten Pillars of Token Economy
“FutureX – Ten Pillars of the Token Economy” on 8 May 2019 held in St Regis Hotel, Hong Kong. The 10 Pillars of Token Economy are audit, developers, funds, institutions, insurance, legal, media, regulations, retail and token champion. Check out our rating for this event!

Why are Millennials Favouring Bitcoin?
Based on technological innovations revamping the world like cryptocurrencies, millennials have been at the forefront to embrace them. Therefore, explaining the reasons why millennials are heeding to the call of bitcoin being an exceptional technological advancement and investment tool.

How Blockchain is Prompting Innovations in Waste Management
Blockchain can come in handy in the realization of efficient waste management measures through the creation of a trustworthy, transparent, and immutable supply chain network for a plethora of different records. This technology can aid in the digital tracking of information, allowing an in-depth analysis of supply chains.

Coronavirus Tracking and Surveillance May Have Consequences for the Protection of Personal Data Privacy
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently stated that the coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating,” as 20% of the world’s population goes into lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. People are told to stay at home as the world is entering a critical week, with over 381,761 cases confirmed around the world at the time of reporting.

Why Media Outlets Can be the Next Blockchain Wave in China?
Blockchain media will be the ones to watch in the future! On 8 April 2019, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)(中國發改委) is currently seeking public opinion on a revised list of industries that it wants to encourage, restrict or eliminate. The public consultation period will end on 7 May 2019.

Belt and Road in Hong Kong: the Emergence of Digital Gold in IoT
A US dollar global economy has led to the underwhelming volume of growth of Chinese goods being traded among the Belt and Road countries and corridors since the initiative began in 2013. GoldZip is the exciting new digital tool allowing countries to barter goods based on their digital gold values.

Exclusive: Talent Shortage is The Key Pain Point in AI Industry
Artificial intelligence is one of the emerging fintech trends in Hong Kong. While there are some great minds and AI companies in Hong Kong, they can’t survive without sufficient funding and technical support from government and industry leaders. We had the opportunity to invite Timothy Leung, Executive Director of HKAI Lab, to share his thoughts on how HKAI Lab facilitates the growth of AI ecosystem in Hong Kong. He also identified talent shortage is the key pain point in AI industry which hinders integration of AI and blockchain.

Exclusive: Why Hong Kong is Asia No.1 in Bitcoin ATM?
Following Part 1 of the interview, Wincent Hung, Director of Genesis Block shares with us the latest adoption of Bitcoin ATMs in Hong Kong. Wincent reveals the secret why Hong Kong is No.1 in Bitcoin ATMs. He is also optimistic on the Bitcoin price run, believing this bull price run can surpass its all time high in Dec 2017!