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Microsoft’s Bill Gates on Big Tech Antitrust Hearing – Government Scrunity Inevitable with Tech Success

Microsoft’s Bill Gates on Big Tech Antitrust Hearing – Government Scrunity Inevitable with Tech Success

Bill Gates discussed the antitrust hearing opposing US congress and Big Tech - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (Alphabet) - and gave his input.

Tech Mahindra Leverages IBM Blockchain For New Entertainment Royalties Platform

Tech Mahindra Leverages IBM Blockchain For New Entertainment Royalties Platform

Indian multinational tech company, Tech Mahindra has announced the launch of a blockchain-based platform aimed at preserving the rights of video content generated by content creators and producers.

Tech Mahindra Developing India’s Blockchain Education with Idealabs Partnership

Tech Mahindra Developing India’s Blockchain Education with Idealabs Partnership

Tech Mahindra, an Indian multinational IT company, has inked a partnership with Idealabs, an education technology firm, to boost Indian students and aspiring tech professionals with notable blockchain skillsets. Through the strategic collaboration, curated blockchain professional certification courses will be offered made up of live online classes and expert sessions by gurus in the industry.

CEO Jack Dorsey On Why the Future of Twitter Lies in Blockchain

CEO Jack Dorsey On Why the Future of Twitter Lies in Blockchain

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussed Bitcoin and how blockchain technology can be leveraged to counter security breaches in an increasingly digital world.

Worldcoin (WLD) Advances Privacy with Personal Custody for Iris-Scanned IDs

Worldcoin (WLD) Advances Privacy with Personal Custody for Iris-Scanned IDs

Worldcoin introduces Personal Custody, enhancing user control over biometric data generated via iris-scanning orbs for secure ID verification.

Cisco Partners with SingularityNET to Decentralize Artificial Intelligence with Blockchain

Cisco Partners with SingularityNET to Decentralize Artificial Intelligence with Blockchain

Tech conglomerate Cisco and decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) firm SingularityNET have reached a partnership to develop a decentralized Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) project. The ambitious project aims to create more advanced AI technologies that will soon be able to exceed human abilities to learn and perform new tasks.

Digihost Plans to Move Mining Rigs from NY to Alabama, Expand Energy to 55 MW in 2023

Digihost Plans to Move Mining Rigs from NY to Alabama, Expand Energy to 55 MW in 2023

U.S.-based crypto miner Digihost Technology Inc. plans to move drilling rigs from New York to Alabama, expanding energy capacity to 55 MW in the second quarter of 2023.

DelMonte Adopts Blockchain-Powered Traceability Solutions for Quality Assurance

DelMonte Adopts Blockchain-Powered Traceability Solutions for Quality Assurance

To render innovative and best-in-class solutions to its products and services, Fresh Del Monte Produce has invested in Jordanian and UK-based startup Decapolis for blockchain-enabled traceability solutions.

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire UK media mogul and former banker has endorsed the revolutionary power of DeFi against a corrupt global banking system.

Iran Government Offers Up To 20% Reward To Anyone Who Exposes Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining In The Country

Iran Government Offers Up To 20% Reward To Anyone Who Exposes Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining In The Country

Iran just offered a reward to anyone who exposes illicit cryptocurrency mining in the country.

MasterCard Asia Files Device Billing System Patent Compatible With Iota’s Tangle Network

MasterCard Asia Files Device Billing System Patent Compatible With Iota’s Tangle Network

MasterCard patents blockchain system to help shared device merchants avoid credit card fees.

Insurance Firms in China and Hong Kong Count on Blockchain to Fast Track Coronavirus Claims Amid Outbreak

Insurance Firms in China and Hong Kong Count on Blockchain to Fast Track Coronavirus Claims Amid Outbreak

Xiang Hu Bao, an online mutual aid platform, a subsidiary of Ant Financial, is a “collective claims-sharing mechanism built on blockchain that offers basic health plans to its 104 million participants.” Most of its users are Chinese citizens from lower-tier cities, and in rural areas. By utilizing blockchain technology, settlements have been made more efficient, and fraudulent claims have been reduced.

Government of India to Deploy Blockchain Technology at a National Level

Government of India to Deploy Blockchain Technology at a National Level

The Indian government is eyeing the blockchain technology since it has a huge potential of being applied in various sectors such as banking, cybersecurity, education, and governance: securing the future of their economic development and growth. This strategic plan was made known in response to a question in the Lok Sabha as reported by the Indian Times on Nov. 27.

Visa Unveils Innovative Web3 Loyalty Program with SmartMedia Technologies

Visa Unveils Innovative Web3 Loyalty Program with SmartMedia Technologies

Visa teams up with SmartMedia Technologies to launch a pioneering Web3 Loyalty Engagement Solution, revolutionizing customer loyalty with gamified, immersive experiences and digital wallets.

Fortune Business Insights: Blockchain-as-a-Service Market to Skyrocket to $24 Billion by 2027

Fortune Business Insights: Blockchain-as-a-Service Market to Skyrocket to $24 Billion by 2027

Fortune Business Insights, a leading publisher of market research reports, has revealed that the blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) sector will escalate to $24.94 billion by 2027 from $1.9 billion recorded in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.5%. This uptrend will be fueled by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as they are viewing blockchain technology as an optimal solution for the numerous challenges they face, like access to bank loans, trade financing, and cash flow difficulties.

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Prof. Aris Stouraitis presents how Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) offered by Hong Kong Baptist University strives to nurture interdisciplinary talents and he offers the top 5 career advice for graduates who wish to work in FinTech and blockchain industry!

Ripple and Onafriq Forge Alliance for Blockchain-Enabled Payments in Africa

Ripple and Onafriq Forge Alliance for Blockchain-Enabled Payments in Africa

Ripple and Onafriq are collaborating to introduce blockchain-powered cross-border payments, aiming to improve transaction efficiency and financial inclusion in Africa, the GCC, the UK, and Australia.

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP Has Been Processed in Pilot Transactions Worth 1.1 Billion Yuan

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP Has Been Processed in Pilot Transactions Worth 1.1 Billion Yuan

In the race to be the first country to launch a functional CBDC, China appears to be in the lead, as it has begun experimenting with its digital currency.

UAE Central Bank Pioneers Digital Dirham Transfer to China via mBridge

UAE Central Bank Pioneers Digital Dirham Transfer to China via mBridge

The UAE Central Bank achieved a significant milestone by executing its first cross-border digital dirham transfer worth 50 million dirhams ($13.6 million) to China using the mBridge platform on January 29, marking a new era in digital currency transactions.

Visa Applies for Blockchain-Based Digital Currency Patent to Potentially Remove Physical Currency

Visa Applies for Blockchain-Based Digital Currency Patent to Potentially Remove Physical Currency

Visa has filed a patent application to create a blockchain-based digital currency on a centralized computer, according to a publication by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent was originally filed in November 2019, and was described as “Digital Fiat Currency.” The US dollar was mentioned as one of the fiat currencies to be used potentially, although the patent could also apply to other central bank digital currencies including the pound, yen, and the euro.

Switzerland’s New Regulations for Blockchain And DLT Trading Facilities Usher In A New Era Of Clearer And Lighter Regulatory Regimes

Switzerland’s New Regulations for Blockchain And DLT Trading Facilities Usher In A New Era Of Clearer And Lighter Regulatory Regimes

A short article piece submitted by Christoph Besmer, Trade Commissioner, Investment Promotion Switzerland.

Cardano Scoop: ADA/BTC Flirts with Support as Selling Pressure Increases

Cardano Scoop: ADA/BTC Flirts with Support as Selling Pressure Increases

Cardano price at 818 satoshis, trading later at -3.67% at 789 satoshis. Around 29.45 million of the volume was generated during the trading session on Monday.

Arizona State University Offers Blockchain Technology, Enhancing Student’s Academic Journey

Arizona State University Offers Blockchain Technology, Enhancing Student’s Academic Journey

Arizona State University (ASU) is going a notch by deploying a blockchain-based technical stack enterprise infrastructure for its students.

Chinese Police Put MicroBT CEO Under Microscope Over Alleged Dispute With Bitmain

Chinese Police Put MicroBT CEO Under Microscope Over Alleged Dispute With Bitmain

Chinese Police have just resumed its investigation of intellectual property infringement involving Yang Zuoxing, CEO of Shenzhen Bit Microelectronics Technology and Bitmain.

Will Bitcoin Skyrocket or Plunge? Young Traders Have Wrecked US Stock Market, Says Fund Manager

Will Bitcoin Skyrocket or Plunge? Young Traders Have Wrecked US Stock Market, Says Fund Manager

The president of Smead Capital Management addressed the topic of current trends of the US stock market in an interview with CNBC.

China’s Central Bank to Develop Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform for the Greater Bay Area

China’s Central Bank to Develop Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform for the Greater Bay Area

China’s Central Bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced its development plans for outlining a blockchain-based trade finance platform for the Greater Bay Area that links Hong Kong, Guangdong, and Macao. Governing entities in China, including the PBoC, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Foreign Exchange Bureau came together to issue the official document for the proposal. The entities submitted their suggestions on financing the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, focusing on global trade and finance.

Fujitsu and Ricex Reveals World’s First Blockchain-Enabled Rice Trading Platform

Fujitsu and Ricex Reveals World’s First Blockchain-Enabled Rice Trading Platform

Fujitsu has revealed its collaboration with Rice Exchange (Ricex), a Switzerland-based startup, for the first-ever blockchain-powered rice trading platform. This move seeks to offer unparalleled traceability, efficiency, transparency, and security to the worldwide rice market worth a whopping $450 billion.

BNB Chain: Driving the Next Billion User Revolution in Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse – An Exclusive Interview

BNB Chain: Driving the Next Billion User Revolution in Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse – An Exclusive Interview

Discover BNB Chain's strategy for onboarding 1 billion Web3 users, bridging the decentralized tech gap, managing transaction costs, and future platform developments in our exclusive interview.

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise-Level Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise-Level Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, also known as Jingdong, has successfully launched two enterprise-level applications, including blockchain-based smart contracts, and the protection of commercially confidential information. These two applications were launched on JD’s independently-developed proprietary blockchain, JD Chain. The JD Chain blockchain framework was made open sourced around a year ago, five months after the company launched the JD Blockchain Open Platform enabling companies to use JD’s platform using pre-built APIs. The blockchain protocol has been opened up to allow enterprises to built custom solutions.

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane is making three investment funds available to individual investors by tokenizing part of its $835 billion funds via a partnership with Securitize.

Sale of Asian Exchange Data Could Create Revenue Stream of $4.23 Billion Per Year Says Leading Strategy Consultants

Sale of Asian Exchange Data Could Create Revenue Stream of $4.23 Billion Per Year Says Leading Strategy Consultants

Quinlan & Associates, a leading independent strategy consultancy released a report exploring how Asian exchanges can monetize the large volumes of exchange data.

Chinese Central Bank Approves the City of Chengdu for its FinTech Innovation Pilot

Chinese Central Bank Approves the City of Chengdu for its FinTech Innovation Pilot

The Chinese central bank, People’s Bank of China has recently approved the city of Chengdu to carry out fintech innovation supervision pilots.

EU Parliament Passes Cybersecurity Legislation for Crypto and Fintech Firms

EU Parliament Passes Cybersecurity Legislation for Crypto and Fintech Firms

The European Parliament has passed a bill titled Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) addressing the cybersecurity of crypto and fintech companies.

The Birth of the Coronavirus-Backed CoronaCoin Amid Quarantining Banknotes in China

The Birth of the Coronavirus-Backed CoronaCoin Amid Quarantining Banknotes in China

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 has spread to at least 25 other countries and caused 5 deaths outside of mainland China. Restrictions in Hubei, of the epicenter province of the outbreak, have been imposed further on its citizens. In Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus originated, has been banning its citizens from leaving their homes.

Uber’s Former Security Chief Charged for Using $100K Bitcoin Hush Payment to Hide Data Breach

Uber’s Former Security Chief Charged for Using $100K Bitcoin Hush Payment to Hide Data Breach

Former Chief Security Officer at Uber, Joseph Sullivan, has been charged with allegedly paying $100K in Bitcoin to hackers to cover up a company data breach.

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park: Turning Tech Startups' Visions into Reality

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.

Blockchain-Focused Fund COSIMO X Acquires Seven-Figure Funding from RIT

Blockchain-Focused Fund COSIMO X Acquires Seven-Figure Funding from RIT

COSIMO Ventures, an investment firm situated in Boston and Dublin, recently announced that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has endorsed them with a seven-figure investment.

US Crypto Crackdown Could Push Industry to Hong Kong

US Crypto Crackdown Could Push Industry to Hong Kong

Paris-based Kaiko's CEO, Ambre Soubiran, has suggested that the recent US crackdown on cryptocurrency regulation could lead to a shift in the industry's center of gravity towards Hong Kong, which has been more favorable towards crypto. The Hong Kong government has been rolling out progressive regulation to support crypto and fintech firms in 2023, with over 80 virtual asset-related firms expressing interest in setting up shop there.

Forum Blockchain Life 2021

Forum Blockchain Life 2021

Sixth biggest offline event on blockchain,cryptocurrencies and mining - Blockchain Life 2021 - takes place on April 21-22 in Moscow

Robinhood to Participate at J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference 2024

Robinhood to Participate at J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference 2024

Robinhood Markets, Inc. will present at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference on May 21, 2024.

Core Scientific to Present at 19th Annual Needham Tech & Media Conference

Core Scientific to Present at 19th Annual Needham Tech & Media Conference

Core Scientific's CEO, Adam Sullivan, is set to present at the 19th Annual Needham Technology, Media, & Consumer Conference.

A16z: Discord's Evolution into a Developer Platform

A16z: Discord's Evolution into a Developer Platform

An overview of Discord's journey from a gaming platform to a developer platform.

Europe Embraces Instant Payments: Ripple Insights

Europe Embraces Instant Payments: Ripple Insights

Europe is experiencing an accelerated shift towards instant payments, with entities like the EC striving to build a resilient financial infrastructure.

Ripple (XRP): Latin America Shifts Towards Crypto Amidst Cash Ditch

Ripple (XRP): Latin America Shifts Towards Crypto Amidst Cash Ditch

Latin America embraces digital payments, with a notable shift towards cryptocurrency due to post-COVID comfort with online experiences and unsettling inflationary issues.

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Security startup founders share insights on the use and threats of generative AI in the tech industry.

EOS Network Launches Antelope Spring Beta-1 on Testnet

EOS Network Launches Antelope Spring Beta-1 on Testnet

The EOS Network Foundation unveils its Antelope Spring Beta-1 on the testnet, marking a significant leap forward in their blockchain technology.

NVIDIA Triumphs at COMPUTEX Best Choice Awards 2024

NVIDIA Triumphs at COMPUTEX Best Choice Awards 2024

NVIDIA wins big at COMPUTEX 2024 with awards for AI Enterprise, GH200 Superchip, and Spectrum-X.

Mistral AI Unveils Non-Production License to Foster Openness and Sustainable Growth

Mistral AI Unveils Non-Production License to Foster Openness and Sustainable Growth

Mistral AI launches Non-Production License to balance innovation and business growth.

Oracle Defends Healthcare Modernization Efforts Amid Criticism from Business Insider

Oracle Defends Healthcare Modernization Efforts Amid Criticism from Business Insider

Oracle counters Business Insider's criticism of its healthcare modernization efforts for veterans.

Google Unveils New AI Innovations: Gemini 1.5 Pro, Imagen 3, and More

Google Unveils New AI Innovations: Gemini 1.5 Pro, Imagen 3, and More

Google introduces advanced AI technologies including Gemini 1.5 Pro and Imagen 3, enhancing user interaction and creativity.

Anthropic Welcomes Jay Kreps to Board of Directors

Anthropic Welcomes Jay Kreps to Board of Directors

Jay Kreps joins Anthropic's Board, bringing expertise in tech growth.

Top Myths About Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Debunked

Top Myths About Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Debunked

Unraveling misconceptions about Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), its development timeline, learning capabilities, and potential impact.

NVIDIA and Leading Computer Manufacturers Collaborate on AI Factories and Data Centers

NVIDIA and Leading Computer Manufacturers Collaborate on AI Factories and Data Centers

NVIDIA partners with top computer manufacturers to build AI factories and data centers, driving the next generation of AI advancements.

Industry Leaders Embrace NVIDIA Isaac for AI-Powered Robotics Development

Industry Leaders Embrace NVIDIA Isaac for AI-Powered Robotics Development

NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform sees adoption by industry leaders like BYD Electronics, Siemens, and Intrinsic.

NVIDIA ACE Brings Lifelike Digital Humans to Developers

NVIDIA ACE Brings Lifelike Digital Humans to Developers

NVIDIA ACE, using generative AI, is now available for developers.

Anthropic's Claude AI Now Available in Canada

Anthropic's Claude AI Now Available in Canada

Claude AI is now accessible in Canada via multiple platforms.

NVIDIA Unveils New RTX-Powered AI Hardware and Software at COMPUTEX 2024

NVIDIA Unveils New RTX-Powered AI Hardware and Software at COMPUTEX 2024

NVIDIA introduces RTX AI laptops, enhanced video tools, and open-source modding platforms at COMPUTEX 2024.

The Path to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): A Closer Look

The Path to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): A Closer Look

Exploring the concept and transformative potential of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

AI Technology Restores Voice for Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza

AI Technology Restores Voice for Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza

AI technology restores Ben Baldanza’s communication abilities post-ALS diagnosis

AI Solutions Revolutionize Health-Care Scheduling Amid Workforce Challenges

AI Solutions Revolutionize Health-Care Scheduling Amid Workforce Challenges

AI tools enhance efficiency in healthcare scheduling, providing more time for patient care.

Meta's Llama Enhances AI-Powered Study Buddy for Students

Meta's Llama Enhances AI-Powered Study Buddy for Students

Meta's Llama enhances FoondaMate, an AI-powered study buddy, providing students with conversational support on WhatsApp and Messenger.

Torchy’s Tacos Enhances Operations with Oracle Simphony Cloud POS

Torchy’s Tacos Enhances Operations with Oracle Simphony Cloud POS

Torchy’s Tacos implements Oracle Simphony Cloud POS to unify operations and improve guest experiences.

Pioneering DRAM Chip Inventor Bob Dennard Passes Away at 91

Pioneering DRAM Chip Inventor Bob Dennard Passes Away at 91

Bob Dennard, inventor of DRAM, passes away at 91, leaving a legacy that reshaped modern computing.

Stability AI Highlights Innovations at Computex Taipei, Announces Stable Diffusion 3

Stability AI Highlights Innovations at Computex Taipei, Announces Stable Diffusion 3

Stability AI reveals Stable Diffusion 3 at Computex Taipei, alongside major tech announcements from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.

Developers Harness Technology to Tackle Global Emergencies

Developers Harness Technology to Tackle Global Emergencies

Communities of developers are leveraging technology to address global emergencies, from wildfires to refugee support.

Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) Revolutionize 3D Modeling from 2D Images

Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) Revolutionize 3D Modeling from 2D Images

NeRFs leverage AI to convert 2D images into hyperrealistic 3D models, potentially transforming digital imagery.

GitHub Reports Minimal Service Disruption in May 2024

GitHub Reports Minimal Service Disruption in May 2024

GitHub reports one incident in May 2024 causing degraded performance.

OpenAI and Apple Forge Partnership to Integrate ChatGPT

OpenAI and Apple Forge Partnership to Integrate ChatGPT

OpenAI and Apple announce a collaboration to integrate ChatGPT into Apple platforms.

Jason Lau Discusses Innovations Shaping the Future of Crypto on Chainalysis Podcast

Jason Lau Discusses Innovations Shaping the Future of Crypto on Chainalysis Podcast

OKX's Jason Lau highlights tech innovations and regulatory insights shaping the future of crypto.

Nordic Service Partners Leverages Oracle Cloud to Enhance KFC Operations

Nordic Service Partners Leverages Oracle Cloud to Enhance KFC Operations

NSP integrates Oracle Simphony Cloud POS to boost KFC operations.

Oracle Cloud Empowers Restaurants with Advanced POS Solutions

Oracle Cloud Empowers Restaurants with Advanced POS Solutions

Restaurants enhance operations and customer experiences with Oracle Simphony Cloud POS.

Anthropic Explores Challenges and Methods in AI Red Teaming

Anthropic Explores Challenges and Methods in AI Red Teaming

Anthropic discusses insights and challenges in AI red teaming, aiming for standardized practices.

WriterDuet Integrates Leonardo's AI to Revolutionize Screenwriting

WriterDuet Integrates Leonardo's AI to Revolutionize Screenwriting

WriterDuet uses Leonardo.AI's generative technology to enhance screenwriting with AI-powered visuals and trailers.

NVIDIA Introduces Five New Free Technical Courses for Developers

NVIDIA Introduces Five New Free Technical Courses for Developers

NVIDIA launches five new free technical courses for developers to enhance their skills in AI and accelerated computing.

NVIDIA and Stanford Collaborate to Develop Lightweight XR Glasses Using AI

NVIDIA and Stanford Collaborate to Develop Lightweight XR Glasses Using AI

NVIDIA and Stanford create AI-driven lightweight XR glasses, revolutionizing optical design.

Top 10 Uses of Streaming Speech-to-Text Technology Today

Top 10 Uses of Streaming Speech-to-Text Technology Today

Discover how streaming speech-to-text technology is revolutionizing various industries.

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Encourages Caltech Graduates to Embrace Unconventional Paths

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Encourages Caltech Graduates to Embrace Unconventional Paths

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang urges Caltech grads to explore unconventional paths and view setbacks as opportunities.

BounceBit and Free Tech Partner to Enhance Cross-Chain Transactions for BBTC and BBUSD

BounceBit and Free Tech Partner to Enhance Cross-Chain Transactions for BBTC and BBUSD

BounceBit teams up with Free Tech to enhance cross-chain transactions for BBTC and BBUSD, improving user experience with swift and secure transfers.

NVIDIA Introduces AI-Driven Supply Chain Management with NIM Technology

NVIDIA Introduces AI-Driven Supply Chain Management with NIM Technology

NVIDIA unveils AI-powered solutions to enhance supply chain efficiency using NIM technology, integrating LLM, NeMo Retriever, and cuOpt.

Deep Learning Models Fall Short of Achieving True AGI, SingularityNET (AGIX) Reports

Deep Learning Models Fall Short of Achieving True AGI, SingularityNET (AGIX) Reports

Despite advancements, current deep learning models struggle to achieve the comprehensive capabilities needed for artificial general intelligence (AGI), according to SingularityNET (AGIX).

Character.AI Enhances AI Inference Efficiency, Reduces Costs by 33X

Character.AI Enhances AI Inference Efficiency, Reduces Costs by 33X

Character.AI announces significant breakthroughs in AI inference technology, reducing serving costs by 33 times since launch, making LLMs more scalable and cost-effective.

Ripple (XRP)'s Study Reveals Key Insights into Payment Reconciliation Challenges

Ripple (XRP)'s Study Reveals Key Insights into Payment Reconciliation Challenges

Ripple (XRP)'s research identifies common pain points in payment reconciliation, emphasizing the need for data accuracy, efficient reporting, and better user experience.

OpenAI Introduces Holistic Approach to Content Moderation with New NLP System

OpenAI Introduces Holistic Approach to Content Moderation with New NLP System

OpenAI unveils a comprehensive natural language processing system aimed at enhancing real-world content moderation.

OpenAI Introduces Consistency Model to Improve Generation Speed

OpenAI Introduces Consistency Model to Improve Generation Speed

OpenAI unveils the Consistency Model, promising faster generation in image, audio, and video fields by overcoming limitations of traditional diffusion models.

IOTA Announces Major Leadership Changes to Drive Future Growth

IOTA Announces Major Leadership Changes to Drive Future Growth

IOTA Foundation reshuffles leadership, appointing Dr. Navin Ramachandran to the Supervisory Board and Dr. Christoph Strnadl to head Technology Adoption.

OpenAI Introduces Innovative Sales Prospecting Tool

OpenAI Introduces Innovative Sales Prospecting Tool

OpenAI unveils a groundbreaking sales prospecting tool aimed at revolutionizing the sales industry through advanced AI capabilities.

Meta Launches Dedicated AI Blog to Share Latest Innovations

Meta Launches Dedicated AI Blog to Share Latest Innovations

Meta has introduced a new blog focused on artificial intelligence, offering updates on the latest advancements and projects in the AI field.

Anthropic Unveils Claude 3.5 Sonnet: Advancing AI Capabilities

Anthropic Unveils Claude 3.5 Sonnet: Advancing AI Capabilities

Anthropic introduces Claude 3.5 Sonnet, setting new industry benchmarks for intelligence, speed, and cost-effectiveness.

Infer.so and ElevenLabs Unveil Groundbreaking Multimodal AI Voice Bot

Infer.so and ElevenLabs Unveil Groundbreaking Multimodal AI Voice Bot

Infer.so partners with ElevenLabs to create the world's first multimodal AI voice bot, revolutionizing industries like e-commerce and fintech with lifelike voice interactions.

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Criticizes Current Financial Regulations

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Criticizes Current Financial Regulations

Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights the importance of fintech innovations over regulations.

BaaS to Boost Blockchain Adoption in the Healthcare Market, Study Shows

BaaS to Boost Blockchain Adoption in the Healthcare Market, Study Shows

The enhanced adoption of blockchain as a service (BaaS) is anticipated to boost the blockchain in the healthcare market, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Polkadot Developer Parity Technologies Reportedly Cuts Over 300 Staff This Week

Polkadot Developer Parity Technologies Reportedly Cuts Over 300 Staff This Week

Parity Technologies lays off over 300 employees amidst a strategic shift towards community-driven operations. The move comes as Polkadot faces ecosystem challenges, including a large upcoming supply event and a seeming lack of demand in parachain auctions. Community members have expressed mixed reactions, and concerns are rising on Polkadot's ability to maintain its market valuation in the medium term.

El Salvador Eliminates Taxes on Technology Innovations

El Salvador Eliminates Taxes on Technology Innovations

El Salvador has eliminated all income, property, and capital gains taxes on technology innovations, including software programming, coding, apps and AI development, as well as computing and communications hardware manufacturing. This move supports the country's ongoing efforts to expedite technological development, including the establishment of the National Bitcoin Office (ONBTC) to conduct joint initiatives with Bitcoin entrepreneurs and companies.

Privacy-centric Startup Nym Technologies Secures $300m in Funding

Privacy-centric Startup Nym Technologies Secures $300m in Funding

Privacy-centric startup Nym Technologies secured $300 million in financing. The new funding would create the Nym Foundation, support research on hybrid networks and privacy-enhancing technologies, and issue grants to developers.

KPMG: Fintech Funding Fades in 2023

KPMG: Fintech Funding Fades in 2023

The global fintech market experienced its most challenging year since 2017, with investments dropping to $113.7 billion. Singapore's AI fintech sector saw a 77% increase in funding.

IBM Joins Trade Finance Blockchain Platform We.Trade As New Shareholder

IBM Joins Trade Finance Blockchain Platform We.Trade As New Shareholder

IBM has announced a new collaboration with blockchain-based trade finance platform, we.trade to enhance network capabilities and accelerate the global growth of the platform. We.trade was designed to connect buyers, sellers, banks, insurers, and other organizations in a network, simplifying cross-border trading. Built on the latest version of the IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM has been the platform’s technology partner since the beginning. We.trade was also the first enterprise blockchain consortium to go live, back in early 2018.

Manchester United Selects Blockchain Firm Tezos as Technical Partner

Manchester United Selects Blockchain Firm Tezos as Technical Partner

Manchester United has inked a multi-year deal with Tezos as its training kit sponsor, indicating it is one of the sustainable, reliable, and advanced blockchains providers.

Japan Rural Dwellers to Experience the Use of Blockchain in Property Acquisitions

Japan Rural Dwellers to Experience the Use of Blockchain in Property Acquisitions

A new platform has shown through trial methods that Japanese real estate fund was more efficient, transparent, and compliant with the use of digital securities and blockchain technology.

Top 5 Fintech Predictions That Will Redefine The Landscape of Financial Markets in 2021

Top 5 Fintech Predictions That Will Redefine The Landscape of Financial Markets in 2021

Undoubtedly fintech is leading us towards an unpredictable future considering the fintech leader’s insights and predictions.

Revolut Adds 29 New Tokens to Serve Clients in US

Revolut Adds 29 New Tokens to Serve Clients in US

British fintech giant Revolut has announced the addition of 29 new tokens to serve its clients.

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

In an antitrust hearing with the Judiciary Committee of US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified, as a continuation of an unfinished legal conversation with lawmakers.

The Federal Council of Switzerland Opts For Better and Fair Blockchain Regulations

The Federal Council of Switzerland Opts For Better and Fair Blockchain Regulations

The Federal Council of Switzerland has opted for better and fair regulations for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the country, which is believed will minimize risk, increase legal certainty and abort blockages, which will prevent the possible applications of blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Proof-of-Stake Founder Sunny King, on his Crypto Journey Inspired by Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

Proof-of-Stake Founder Sunny King, on his Crypto Journey Inspired by Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

In the recent conversation with CoinMarketCap, Proof-of-Stake Founder Sunny King revealed how his crypto journey is inspired by Steve Jobs and Elon Musk! He also debunked the myth that energy consumption contributes to the intrinsic value of cryptocurrencies.

HKD.com Announces M+A with Technicorum Holdings, Creating $100m Valuation in Singapore

HKD.com Announces M+A with Technicorum Holdings, Creating $100m Valuation in Singapore

Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited (HKD.com), a leading digital asset exchange in Hong Kong, today announced that the company has entered a joint strategic partnership and merger and acquisition with Technicorum Holdings (www.technicorum.com), diving further into the $163 billion annual global blockchain market.

Leading Asian Fintech Company WeLab Completes the Largest Ever Fintech Fundraising in China

Leading Asian Fintech Company WeLab Completes the Largest Ever Fintech Fundraising in China

Leading fintech company, WeLab announced on Dec. 12 that it has raised US$156 million in Series C of strategic financing, becoming the largest fintech fundraising in China so far. WeLab was one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong, after receiving a virtual banking license from Hong Kong’s de facto central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2019.

China’s Central Bank Reveals First Cohort of its FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Pilot

China’s Central Bank Reveals First Cohort of its FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Pilot

The Chinese central bank’s Shanghai headquarters has recently revealed the Shanghai FinTech Innovation regulatory sandbox application list. The People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) Shanghai branch is currently soliciting opinions from the public on eight applications to be included in the FinTech innovation supervision pilot.

UN Research Unveils Bitcoin's Environmental Toll Beyond Carbon Emissions

UN Research Unveils Bitcoin's Environmental Toll Beyond Carbon Emissions

A UN study reveals Bitcoin mining's significant environmental impact, including carbon emissions, water and land damage, and heavy reliance on fossil fuels. It calls for urgent regulatory and technological interventions to promote a sustainable digital currency ecosystem.

InvestHK Reveals Details of Virtual StartmeupHK Festival 2021

InvestHK Reveals Details of Virtual StartmeupHK Festival 2021

Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.

Blockchain Identity Management Market to Hit $17.81B by 2030

Blockchain Identity Management Market to Hit $17.81B by 2030

The urge for digitization is expected to push the blockchain identity management market to $17.81 billion by 2030, according to a report by Market Research Future (MRFR).

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond

The UnionBank of the Philippines and Standard Chartered have created a proof of concept required in the issuance of a blockchain-powered retail bond.

Facebook Launches Fintech Product Group F2 to Run Payments Across All its Apps

Facebook Launches Fintech Product Group F2 to Run Payments Across All its Apps

Facebook has expanded its fintech horizons and announced the launch of a new product group dedicated to payments purposes.

Blockchain Tech Expected to Facilitate Logistics Market Growth to $71.96B by 2026

Blockchain Tech Expected to Facilitate Logistics Market Growth to $71.96B by 2026

Blockchain technology is expected to be a major trend fueling the logistics market growth, according to a report by Technavio, a global technology research and advisory company.

Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says

Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says

Cyrus Mewawalla believes that tech companies whose operations extend into the metaverse and crypto will end up in gains at the end of the year, despite the massive uncertainties that might be experienced in the stock market this year.

Trump Signs TikTok Executive Order and Seeks to Clean the Free World's Networks of China State Tech Espionage

Trump Signs TikTok Executive Order and Seeks to Clean the Free World's Networks of China State Tech Espionage

United States President Trump has issued two executive orders against Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat, which are suspected of sharing US citizens’ data with the Chinese Communist Party.

Singapore FinTech Association Enabling the Shift Towards Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

Singapore FinTech Association Enabling the Shift Towards Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) was founded in November 2016 by the founding president, Chia Hock Lai. The association is a cross-industry nonprofit initiative, aiming to facilitate collaboration in the ecosystem between market participants and stakeholders in the FinTech industry. Blockchain.News interviewed Chia Hock Lai to find out more about the leading association in Singapore.

CoinShares to Acquire the ETF Index of Elwood Technologies, Owned by Ellen Howard for $17M

CoinShares to Acquire the ETF Index of Elwood Technologies, Owned by Ellen Howard for $17M

Elwood Technologies, a cryptocurrency company of hedge fund giant Allen Howard, sold its ETF index to CoinShares for $17 million.

Argentina Adopts Blockchain Technology for Traceability in the Citrus Industry

Argentina Adopts Blockchain Technology for Traceability in the Citrus Industry

The citrus supply chain is one of the most fragmented and complex of all supply chains. The production is found all over the world, thus making several intermediaries and producers difficult to identify and trace. The Argentine Citrus Federation (Federcitrus) incorporated blockchain into the agency’s informatics system to provide traceability of fruit export products.

Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security

Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security

Peertec, a leading blockchain-focused fintech firm, has revealed its strategic collaboration with Penta Security, a highly valued web and data security company. The partnership is expected to boost Peertec’s infrastructure security using blockchain technology. The safety of its GDAC cryptocurrency exchange and services is also expected to be strengthened.

Investors Rally to Support Silicon Valley Bank Amidst Possible Closure

Investors Rally to Support Silicon Valley Bank Amidst Possible Closure

Over 125 venture capitalists and investors, including Sequoia Capital and General Catalyst, have pledged their support for Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as the 40-year-old banking institution winds down its operations. The investors signed a statement in an effort to cushion the impact of the bank's possible closure and limit the fallout on tech companies that rely on SVB for funding and banking services.

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

US government officials want to bypass encryption on websites, under allegations that child sexual exploitation runs unmonitored on strongly encrypted platforms.

Virginia Tech Study Reveals Geographic Biases in ChatGPT's Environmental Justice Information

Virginia Tech Study Reveals Geographic Biases in ChatGPT's Environmental Justice Information

Virginia Tech study reveals ChatGPT's limitations in providing local-specific info on environmental justice, highlighting geographic biases.

Chainlink Unveils Constellation: A Grand Hackathon Event

Chainlink Unveils Constellation: A Grand Hackathon Event

Chainlink announces its largest hackathon, Constellation, from November 8 to December 10, 2023, with a $350,000 prize pool across seven core tracks. This event follows the trajectory of growth from Chainlink's inaugural hackathon in 2020. The hackathon is open to Web3 engineers of all experience levels and covers a broad spectrum of blockchain applications. It not only serves as a competition but a learning platform offering extensive educational resources and technical support to participants.

China Establishes First-Ever Blockchain Zone in Central Province of Hunan

China Establishes First-Ever Blockchain Zone in Central Province of Hunan

The first provincial blockchain zone has been established in China, in the central Chinese province of Hunan. The “Wanbao” blockchain zone is located in the city of Loudi, marking the first blockchain zone in China, according to a local Chinese report.

Tencent Unveils Top Ten Tech Trends for 2024

Tencent Unveils Top Ten Tech Trends for 2024

Tencent Research Institute's report on 2024's top technology trends highlights quantum computing, high-performance chips, AI-driven industry development, sustainable computing, IoT, cloud computing, and more, signifying transformative impacts across industries.

Common Blockchain Misconceptions - Part 2 of 3

Common Blockchain Misconceptions - Part 2 of 3

Common Blockchain Misconceptions – Part 2 of 3

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Brazil has commenced the use of blockchain technology for issuing the National Identity Card (CIN) to enhance security and data integrity in the new identity issuance process. The initial phase begins in three states with a nationwide deadline set for November 6, 2023. This move is part of Brazil's broader initiative towards leveraging blockchain for public service improvement, aligning with global trends of digital identity verification.

Crypto Firm Elwood Technologies Raises $70M in Series A Round

Crypto Firm Elwood Technologies Raises $70M in Series A Round

American investment banking giant, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays invest in global fintech crypto company Elwood Technologies. The company is valued at up to $500 million after the financing, according to the report from Financial Times.

How Blockchain Is Creating 5 Fintech Disruption Opportunities

How Blockchain Is Creating 5 Fintech Disruption Opportunities

Fintech blockchain acquisition is not only about testing and watching. It’s also about proactively taking action and applying the technology.

5 Places to Learn About Crypto Investing

5 Places to Learn About Crypto Investing

While there is certainly an aspect of the ‘gold rush’ mentality to the current crypto buzz and surging market caps, it is undeniable that we have passed a legitimate turning point in the history of this revolutionary technology and asset class.

BTCS Crypto Portfolio Expands Over 280% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BTCS Crypto Portfolio Expands Over 280% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

While many institutions struggled to recover from the market downturn experienced in March, publicly-traded, blockchain-focused firm BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) has increased its portfolio by 285 percent in Q2 2020, through well-timed investments in both bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), and crossed the $1 million mark for cryptocurrency assets under management (AUM).

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based developer of blockchain gaming technology, has reduced its target for its metaverse fund by 20% to $800 million due to volatility in the crypto sector. The company's market capitalization has also fallen from $6 billion to below $2 billion, signaling a change in sentiment in the crypto industry.

Japan Accelerates Digital Yen Plans Amidst Global CBDC Race

Japan Accelerates Digital Yen Plans Amidst Global CBDC Race

Japan is advancing its plans for a digital yen, with the Bank of Japan set to pilot a CBDC program and the finance ministry preparing an expert panel to address legalities, signaling a significant shift in Japan's traditional cash-centric economy.

Financial Stability on The Brink of Instability Due to Bigtech Companies

Financial Stability on The Brink of Instability Due to Bigtech Companies

FSB Worries that the development of BigTech Companies and their growing user community may cause the disintegration of banks amongst other mainstream financial systems.

Revolut Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Services in Singapore

Revolut Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Services in Singapore

British Fintech firm Revolut has launched a digital currency trading service in Singapore amid a tightening regulation from regulators.

United Nations Development Programme to Conserve and Increase Kazakhstan’s Forestland Using Blockchain

United Nations Development Programme to Conserve and Increase Kazakhstan’s Forestland Using Blockchain

BitFury, a blockchain development firm has been making plans to get into partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in an effort to help the country reduce its greenhouse emissions by more than 15 percent as this would conserve and boost Kazakhstan’s Forestland.

Crypto Exchange FTX Expands Business to Africa, Partnering Kenyan Fintech Firm AZA Finance

Crypto Exchange FTX Expands Business to Africa, Partnering Kenyan Fintech Firm AZA Finance

To expand its global footprint and presence on African soil, top-notch cryptocurrency exchange FTX has partnered with AZA Finance, a Kenyan-based fintech company.

Core Scientific Partners with Foundry in Financing Deal up to $23 Million

Core Scientific Partners with Foundry in Financing Deal up to $23 Million

The financing from Foundry will enable Core Scientific and its clients to continue shifting global mining operations to North America

Russia Plans to Build AI Software to Remove the Anonymity of Users in Crypto Transactions

Russia Plans to Build AI Software to Remove the Anonymity of Users in Crypto Transactions

The Russian agency’s plan involves using artificial intelligence (AI) for its software, as the agency sees an “urgent need to create effective opportunities for state control over the circulation of virtual assets.”

The Top 10 Bitcoin Exchanges for Casino Players

The Top 10 Bitcoin Exchanges for Casino Players

Exploring the 10 best Bitcoin exchanges for online casino players, mostly looking for newcomer-friendly sites and a couple of more advanced propositions.

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

A new strategy for Web 4.0 and virtual worlds has been unveiled by the European Commission in an effort to steer the next technological revolution and guarantee a safe, open, and welcoming online environment for individuals, organizations, and government agencies across the EU.

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Seeks Advice on Designing Prudential Treatment for Crypto-assets

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Seeks Advice on Designing Prudential Treatment for Crypto-assets

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision publishes paper going over the design for prudential treatment for crypto assets. The paper goes over areas such as risks of crypto-asset exposures, capital, and liquidity requirements, and general considerations for the prudential treatment.

CIA Eyes Blockchain Technology with New Research Lab

CIA Eyes Blockchain Technology with New Research Lab

US Central Intelligence Agency has rolled an in-house R&D arm dubbed CIA Labs to scale up technological and scientific breakthroughs for future intelligence challenges.

What are Smart Contracts and Why are They Important?

What are Smart Contracts and Why are They Important?

Since the lack of transparency puts the security of any transaction in jeopardy, this as now a problem of grave concern, so how do smart contracts solve these problems?

BondbloX Secures $6M in Series B Funding Led by Beacon Venture Capital

BondbloX Secures $6M in Series B Funding Led by Beacon Venture Capital

Singapore-based FinTech company BondEvalue has raised $6 million in a Series B funding round, led by Beacon Venture Capital and supported by MassMutual Ventures and Citigroup. The funding will expand BondbloX Bond Exchange, a distributed ledger technology that democratizes bond market access through fractional and full-size trading.

World Economic Forum Recognized Six Blockchain Companies as “Technology Pioneers” in 2020, Including MakerDAO and Chainlink

World Economic Forum Recognized Six Blockchain Companies as “Technology Pioneers” in 2020, Including MakerDAO and Chainlink

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has honored six blockchain companies on its list of 100 “early to growth-stage” firms Technology Pioneers for 2020, including MakerDAO and Chainlink.

How Blockchain Can Mitigate the Menace of Identity Theft

How Blockchain Can Mitigate the Menace of Identity Theft

According to the Center for Victim Research, 7-10% of the US population are often victims of identity theft annually. Moreover, 21% of them suffer multiple cases of identity fraud. This menace is being experienced across the globe, and blockchain technology can be instrumental in stamping it out.

Ledger Will Provide its First Crypto Lending Partner YouHodler with Crypto Insurance

Ledger Will Provide its First Crypto Lending Partner YouHodler with Crypto Insurance

FinTech platform and crypto-backed loan service provider YouHodler has selected digital asset wallet provider Ledger Vault to be implemented across its platform, to offer its users an added layer of security and protection.

Alex Gladstein Fights Government Corruption

Alex Gladstein Fights Government Corruption

Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein thinks Bitcoin can improve democracy and combat state corruption by restricting government and institutional authority.

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

VanEck's analysis suggests Solana could reach significant valuation by 2030 due to its technical innovations and user-focused applications. However, challenges like financial sustainability, technical stability, and developer adoption need to be addressed for this potential.

Goldman Sachs Predicts Booming Blockchain Asset Trading in Coming Years

Goldman Sachs Predicts Booming Blockchain Asset Trading in Coming Years

Goldman Sachs predicts a substantial increase in blockchain-based asset trading in the next 1-2 years, indicating a transformative shift in financial markets and growing interest in digital assets.

Argentina’s Central Bank Set to Prove Non-Crypto Use Cases of Blockchain Technology with its New Clearing System

Argentina’s Central Bank Set to Prove Non-Crypto Use Cases of Blockchain Technology with its New Clearing System

The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) is now looking to test a blockchain-based clearing system to be used by the country’s major financial institutions. The aim of the blockchain clearing system is to provide efficiencies for fiat payments and enable them to be more reliable and to provide end-to-end traceability.

A Dragonfly Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble’s Privacy, Proving That The Model Is Flawed

A Dragonfly Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble’s Privacy, Proving That The Model Is Flawed

The esteemed privacy of Grin has been tampered with by a Dragonfly researcher who was able to unearth the real addresses of senders and receivers of up to 96% of transactions carried out in Grin’s blockchain.

HK FinTech Week: China’s eCNY Wallet Registers 140M Users, Rises 6 Times More, says PBoC Official

HK FinTech Week: China’s eCNY Wallet Registers 140M Users, Rises 6 Times More, says PBoC Official

China’s digital yuan wallet has witnessed its user base rise six times more just after the past four months to hit 140 million active accounts.

Green Bay Fintech Firm Sequoir Developing Crypto Technology to Fill ‘Capability Gap’ for Banks

Green Bay Fintech Firm Sequoir Developing Crypto Technology to Fill ‘Capability Gap’ for Banks

Sequoir envisions cryptocurrency trades and payments will be done using bank apps.

Regulating the Metaverse: BIS's Call for Unity

Regulating the Metaverse: BIS's Call for Unity

BIS emphasizes the need for interoperable payment technologies and robust regulatory framework to prevent metaverse fragmentation and private interests dominance, emphasizing Central Bank Digital Currencies' importance.

Thai Political Party Proposes Digital Currency Stimulus

Thai Political Party Proposes Digital Currency Stimulus

The Pheu Thai Party in Thailand plans to give all Thai residents over the age of 16 a stipend of $300 in digital currency if the party wins the next election. The initiative aims to stimulate the local economy using blockchain technology.

Social Factors Influencing the Adoption of Blockchain Technology

Social Factors Influencing the Adoption of Blockchain Technology

Some factors could be necessary to drive the increase in the use of Blockchain technology are trust in what it has to offer and the level of awareness of this technology among people.

Ripple Customers to Seamlessly Interact via RippleNet Home

Ripple Customers to Seamlessly Interact via RippleNet Home

RippleNet Home, an innovative product by Ripple, is set to revolutionize the way customers partner and connect on this platform. This product will also benefit companies as they will be able to get real-time insights about the performance and payment flows.

OKX Faces Allegations of Restrictive Practices in ICE Coin Listing

OKX Faces Allegations of Restrictive Practices in ICE Coin Listing

OKX, a leading crypto exchange, faces allegations of unfair trading practices following its listing of the ICE coin. Despite technological advancements and a growing global presence, these accusations put the company's commitment to transparency and user trust to the test.

PBoC Governor Yi Gang Reports $300 Million in Digital Yuan Pilot Transactions

PBoC Governor Yi Gang Reports $300 Million in Digital Yuan Pilot Transactions

China’s digital yuan pilot testing in four of its cities has recorded a sum of nearly $300 million (two billion yuan) in transactions according to the People’s Bank of China's Head.

Over 1 Million Applicants Join Nigeria's 3MTT AI Program

Over 1 Million Applicants Join Nigeria's 3MTT AI Program

Nigeria's 3MTT program, led by Bosun Tijani, is attracting over one million applicants, demonstrating the country's commitment to AI education and fostering a technologically skilled workforce.

China’s Tencent Will Invest 500 Billion Yuan in Blockchain and New Technology Infrastructure

China’s Tencent Will Invest 500 Billion Yuan in Blockchain and New Technology Infrastructure

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, the owner of China’s messaging platform WeChat has announced that the company will be investing 500 billion yuan ($70 billion) in the next five years in emerging technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and cybersecurity. Tencent is aiming to strengthen the development of FinTech in China, following the push of accelerating the development of blockchain as stated by the country’s President Xi Jinping.

Australian Securities Exchange Partners with VMware to Go Blockchain in 2021

Australian Securities Exchange Partners with VMware to Go Blockchain in 2021

A recent press release shows a new agreement with the NYSE listed companies namely VMware and Digital Asset holding and the ASX for the replacement of the CHESS system by 2021.

Former Ripple Executive Loses Keys to Digital Wallet Holding $240 Million worth of Bitcoin

Former Ripple Executive Loses Keys to Digital Wallet Holding $240 Million worth of Bitcoin

Former Ripple executive Stefan Thomas may have made a fortune off Bitcoin, but he might never be able to touch it.

World Wide Fund for Nature in the Philippines to Create Blockchain-Powered Fish Traceability App

World Wide Fund for Nature in the Philippines to Create Blockchain-Powered Fish Traceability App

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines has teamed up with UnionBank, a digital wallet, to create a blockchain-powered app dubbed Tracey to offer financial support to local fishers, as well as propel traceability and transparency in the fish supply chain.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Thinks Mining Monero on HTC Phones is a “Fool’s Game”

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Thinks Mining Monero on HTC Phones is a “Fool’s Game”

Ethereum co-creator has downplayed the partnership between HTC and Midas Labs, which enables Monero mining on mobile phones.

Kompute Seeks to be the “AWS” of Decentralized Cloud Computing

Kompute Seeks to be the “AWS” of Decentralized Cloud Computing

Kompute, a blockchain company based in Estonia, intends to render significant control and anonymity in cloud computing through a decentralized model explicitly created for Web3.

Abacus Life Partners With Blockcerts to Introduce Blockchain-Powered Insurance

Abacus Life Partners With Blockcerts to Introduce Blockchain-Powered Insurance

Abacus Life Settlements, a buyer of life insurance policies in the US, has teamed up with BlockCerts to introduce blockchain-enabled insurance and longevity-related assets.

JPMorgan Blockchain Spin-Off Kadena Releases Blockchain-Based App that Verifies Coronavirus Tests

JPMorgan Blockchain Spin-Off Kadena Releases Blockchain-Based App that Verifies Coronavirus Tests

Kadena launches a blockchain-based app that compliments COVID-19 testing, in a united effort to prevent data falsification.

Chinese Government to Consider Cross-Border East-Asian Stablecoin for Hong Kong Amid Implementing Controversial National Security Law

Chinese Government to Consider Cross-Border East-Asian Stablecoin for Hong Kong Amid Implementing Controversial National Security Law

Chinese officials to consider a cross-border stablecoin in Hong Kong, to facilitate a cross-border payment network between three Asian countries, and four currencies China, Japan, and South Korea. The world’s second-largest economy is aiming to build Hong Kong into an international financial center in the digital economy era. At China’s annual “Two Sessions,” also known as the National People’s Congress, China’s most important annual political event in Beijing, officials set the decision to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong.

FTC Investigates Big Tech's AI Investments

FTC Investigates Big Tech's AI Investments

The US FTC is conducting a thorough investigation into the partnerships and investments between tech giants like Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and AI startups like OpenAI and Anthropic, focusing on their impact on market competition and innovation.

BC Technology Group Shares Drop 30%, Company Clarifies OSL Sale Rumor

BC Technology Group Shares Drop 30%, Company Clarifies OSL Sale Rumor

BC Technology Group Limited refutes rumors of considering selling its virtual asset trading platform, OSL, following a Bloomberg report, amidst a significant drop in its share prices on 17 October 2023. The company clarified there's no ongoing negotiation or consideration regarding the OSL sale, urging investors to exercise caution.

China Tightens Regulation on Tech Industry, Sinking Alibaba and Tencent Stocks on Single’s Day

China Tightens Regulation on Tech Industry, Sinking Alibaba and Tencent Stocks on Single’s Day

China's regulatory clampdown on the technology industry has resulted in Chinese tech shares' underperforming on the stock market.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is Worth More Than Bitcoin’s Market Cap

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is Worth More Than Bitcoin’s Market Cap

It was recently announced that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s wealth has surpassed that of Bitcoin’s market cap, meaning Bezos’ wealth has soared up to $171.6 Billion—the icing on the cake to top off his pre-divorce financial record.

Skolem Raises $20m in Series A Funding to Enable Institutions Access DeFi

Skolem Raises $20m in Series A Funding to Enable Institutions Access DeFi

The fundraise shows Skolem’s commitment to developing an easy way for institutions to access DeFi services, enabling firms to easily and reliably access new markets powered by decentralized finance.

Why the World Needs a Blockchain Consensus Operating System

Why the World Needs a Blockchain Consensus Operating System

The true potential of blockchain to transform the lives of people around the world has clearly not been realised.

Federal Reserve's Bowman Discusses Digital Currency Innovations Amid CBDC Debate

Federal Reserve's Bowman Discusses Digital Currency Innovations Amid CBDC Debate

Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman, in a discussion at Harvard Law School, explored the evolving digital payment landscape, touching on CBDC, stablecoins, and the necessity for a robust regulatory framework. While recognizing the potential of digital assets, she emphasized a cautious approach, underscoring the importance of continued research and international collaboration to navigate the digital transformation responsibly.

Bloomberg Partners with Elwood Technologies to Aid Institutional Crypto Adoption

Bloomberg Partners with Elwood Technologies to Aid Institutional Crypto Adoption

To enable financial institutions and investment managers to govern their crypto investments seamlessly, Bloomberg has partnered with global fintech company Elwood Technologies.

Canada to Become the Global Leader in the Blockchain Industry, Report Indicates

Canada to Become the Global Leader in the Blockchain Industry, Report Indicates

In a recently published report by the Canadian Chamber of Digital Commerce showed that Canadians in the blockchain industry are amongst the highest-earning salaries in the country. The report also noted that Canadian blockchain companies want more legal clarity, to understand where their government stands regarding regulation in Canada.

Global Microfinance Market Projected to Reach $506 Billion by 2030

Global Microfinance Market Projected to Reach $506 Billion by 2030

The global microfinance market, valued at $200 billion in 2022, is expected to grow to $506 billion by 2030, according to a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com. The market is set to expand at a CAGR of 12.3% from 2022 to 2030. Microenterprises are identified as a vital growth driver for Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). The report also highlights the role of emerging technologies like AI and blockchain in shaping the industry.

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

ByteDance is confident that its deal with Oracle tech giant for TikTok’s US operations will be approved by both Chinese and American regulators.

Twitter and Facebook Grilled in Senate Hearing Over Social Media Censorship of US Presidential Election

Twitter and Facebook Grilled in Senate Hearing Over Social Media Censorship of US Presidential Election

Facebook and Twitter are facing heat from US Congress for how they handled political misinformation circulating on the social media platforms.

U.S. Seizes $1.4M in Tether Linked to Tech Support Scam Targeting Elderly

U.S. Seizes $1.4M in Tether Linked to Tech Support Scam Targeting Elderly

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago has seized approximately $1.4 million in Tether (USDT) linked to an alleged tech support scam that primarily targeted elderly victims across the United States.

Plantoids: The Advent of New Blockchain-Based Lifeforms

Plantoids: The Advent of New Blockchain-Based Lifeforms

Plantoids. What are they? Where do they come from? This new art project uses blockchain as a new outlet of artistic expression.

Tesla Bull and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood Thinks more Tech Companies Will Eventually Buy Bitcoin

Tesla Bull and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood Thinks more Tech Companies Will Eventually Buy Bitcoin

CEO of Ark Invest Cathie Wood predicts that more firms will onboard the institutional wave backing Bitcoin, which will consequently drive up BTC's price.

First in the World? Lithuania Central Bank Approved Blockchain-based Digital Collectible

First in the World? Lithuania Central Bank Approved Blockchain-based Digital Collectible

Implementing a unique new idea will be the Bank of Lithuania in introducing the world’s first blockchain – based digital coin collectible.

Elon Musk Warns of AI Destructive Potential

Elon Musk Warns of AI Destructive Potential

Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has voiced his concerns over the potential for artificial intelligence to destroy civilization. Despite Musk’s plan to create a new AI startup, he acknowledges the dangers of the technology falling into the wrong hands or being developed with ill intentions.

Shanghai, China, Launches a Comprehensive Technical Initiative for the Metaverse (2023-2025)

Shanghai, China, Launches a Comprehensive Technical Initiative for the Metaverse (2023-2025)

The Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission announced today the release of its "Shanghai Metaverse Key Technology R&D Plan (2023-2025)".

Tether Intervenes on Terrorism Funding, Freezing 32 Cryptocurrency Addresses

Tether Intervenes on Terrorism Funding, Freezing 32 Cryptocurrency Addresses

Tether has frozen 32 cryptocurrency addresses tied to terrorism funding in Israel and Ukraine, manifesting the growing partnership between crypto firms and global law enforcement to combat digital-financed crime.

Thai Government Announces Blockchain Technology Adoption in Finance Agencies to Enhance Work Efficiency

Thai Government Announces Blockchain Technology Adoption in Finance Agencies to Enhance Work Efficiency

The Thai government has remained visible as one of the leading governments committed to adopting blockchain technology. Many innovations concerning blockchain use cases can be learned from the government.

EPC Blockchain among 16 Startups Selected to Join EY Incubator

EPC Blockchain among 16 Startups Selected to Join EY Incubator

Big four accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) has selected 16 early-stage startups to join its EY Foundry Cohort 5 program to propel disruptive solutions in four areas.

Craig S Wright Challenges Cypherpunk Interpretation of Bitcoin

Craig S Wright Challenges Cypherpunk Interpretation of Bitcoin

Dr. Craig S Wright criticizes the cypherpunk movement for misinterpreting Bitcoin's goals, emphasizing on Twitter and his blog the importance of legal frameworks in cyberspace. He highlights the growing global regulations due to cybercrime, and explores blockchain technology's potential and the necessity of legal adherence for its evolution across various sectors.

China’s Blockchain and FinTech Sector to Brace for 'Capital Winter' Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides

China’s Blockchain and FinTech Sector to Brace for 'Capital Winter' Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides

Investment activity in China’s tech sector has seen a massive drop in the past four months since the coronavirus outbreak has emerged from the city of Wuhan. The venture capital market has been suffering a tremendous impact on its existing drop in activity.

IBM and Oracle Collaborate on Interoperability Work for Their Blockchains to Communicate With Each Other

IBM and Oracle Collaborate on Interoperability Work for Their Blockchains to Communicate With Each Other

IBM and Oracle have announced that they are collaborating to build an interoperability initiative to allow their blockchains to be able to communicate with each other.

Digital Asset Investments Surge to $117 Million

Digital Asset Investments Surge to $117 Million

Last week, digital asset investment products experienced record inflows and volumes.

Bakkt Announces the Promotion of the Company’s Former Chief Product Officer to CEO

Bakkt Announces the Promotion of the Company’s Former Chief Product Officer to CEO

Having previously worked in Google and PayPal, Mike Blandina is to leave his position as Chief product officer of Bakkt, for his new role as CEO. The chairman of ICE has expressed strong confidence in his ability to steer the company to excellence.

China intensifies focus on blockchain despite cryptocurrency stance

China intensifies focus on blockchain despite cryptocurrency stance

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology aims to improve its blockchain technology standards by 2025, calling for public opinion on the draft guidelines. Blockchain is listed as a target industry for growth in the country's 5-year plan.

ARK Invest and 21Shares Launch Innovative Digital Asset ETF Suite

ARK Invest and 21Shares Launch Innovative Digital Asset ETF Suite

ARK Invest and 21Shares have launched a suite of digital asset ETFs, combining crypto-specific insights with traditional investment indicators, focusing on Bitcoin and Ether futures.

Tech Experts Urge Regulators to be Sceptical on Digital Currencies Innovation

Tech Experts Urge Regulators to be Sceptical on Digital Currencies Innovation

A group of technology innovators has sent a letter to the United States Congressional Leadership, Committee Chairs, and ranking members, urging them to take a sceptical approach to cryptocurrency innovations.

Mark Cuban Discusses Dogecoin with Ellen DeGeneres as DOGE Adoption Surges

Mark Cuban Discusses Dogecoin with Ellen DeGeneres as DOGE Adoption Surges

Mark Cuban has given Ellen Degeneres a brief rundown on Dogecoin and NFTs.

Bitcoin Price Not Everything Says Bitfinex CTO, as BTC moves Sideways

Bitcoin Price Not Everything Says Bitfinex CTO, as BTC moves Sideways

The Bitcoin price has stagnated, trending sideways between $32,000 and $34,000—but recognizing BTC’s true value is not all about price says Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino.

Hong Kong with its Incredibly Unique Positioning in FinTech

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.

Chinese CBDC's Backend Developments are Complete, Revealed During 2020 FinTech Forum

Chinese CBDC's Backend Developments are Complete, Revealed During 2020 FinTech Forum

The world’s attention is on China who has recorded a great advancement in the development of its central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Chinese CBDC project, also known as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP) entered its testing phase back in April with a test run billed for four major cities.

Boosting Trade Efficiency: XRPL's fixReducedOffersV1 Upgrade

Boosting Trade Efficiency: XRPL's fixReducedOffersV1 Upgrade

The XRPL's fixReducedOffersV1 amendment, which has achieved 80% consensus, is in a two-week activation countdown, enhancing DEX functionality and addressing reduced offers in order books.

Verizon's New Blockchain Verification Tool 'Full Transparency' Combats Fake News

Verizon's New Blockchain Verification Tool 'Full Transparency' Combats Fake News

Verizon has unveiled a blockchain-based solution dubbed 'Full Transparency' for the verification of news and media releases.

Polkadot Reports Q3 Growth: New Parachains, Staking Metrics, and Technical Upgrades

Polkadot Reports Q3 Growth: New Parachains, Staking Metrics, and Technical Upgrades

Polkadot's ecosystem saw significant expansion in Q3 2023, with the addition of five new parachains, a rise in staking metrics, and major technical upgrades. The total volume of staked DOT increased to 663 million, and the platform recorded more than 190 million on-chain events. The quarter also saw the introduction of native USDC and a 20% quarter-on-quarter rise in XCM messages.

Zodia Custody and Parity Technologies Forge Strategic Partnership for Polkadot Ecosystem

Zodia Custody and Parity Technologies Forge Strategic Partnership for Polkadot Ecosystem

Zodia Custody has partnered with Parity Technologies to enhance institutional access to the Polkadot ecosystem, a pioneering blockspace network. The partnership will provide custody services, staking DOT, and bridging the gap between traditional finance and digital assets. Zodia Custody will also support the ecosystem's sustained evolution through research and development, promoting global initiatives associated with Parity and Polkadot.

FIFA Club World Cup 2023 Partners with Modex for Exclusive NFT Collection Launch

FIFA Club World Cup 2023 Partners with Modex for Exclusive NFT Collection Launch

FIFA Club World Cup 2023™ combines football and digital tech with FIFA+ Collect's exclusive NFT series, partnering with Modex to enhance fan engagement and memorabilia experience.

Korea’s Jeju Island Introduces Blockchain-Fueled COVID-19 App for Tourism

Korea’s Jeju Island Introduces Blockchain-Fueled COVID-19 App for Tourism

To recover from COVID-19 tourism losses, South Korea has introduced a blockchain-powered digital app for visitors of Jeju Island to ensure safe travels.

US CFTC Commissioner Says Crypto Derivative Contracts Had an Enormous Positive Impact on the US Economy

US CFTC Commissioner Says Crypto Derivative Contracts Had an Enormous Positive Impact on the US Economy

United States Commissioner of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Brian Quintenz spoke about the current and future regulation in Fintech at the Singapore Fintech Festival held last week.

DLT in Capital Markets: A Strategic Assessment of Opportunities and Risks - A Report by the Global Financial Markets Association

DLT in Capital Markets: A Strategic Assessment of Opportunities and Risks - A Report by the Global Financial Markets Association

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) has released a comprehensive report examining the opportunities and challenges presented by Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), including DLT-based Securities and associated activities across the securities lifecycle.

Fidelity Investments Adds More Than 12,000 New Jobs to Meet Customer Interest in Growing Areas Like Crypto

Fidelity Investments Adds More Than 12,000 New Jobs to Meet Customer Interest in Growing Areas Like Crypto

To address customer demands in growing areas like cryptocurrency and direct indexing, Fidelity Investments has created more than 12,000 job offerings to shape the future of financial services.

How Triffic is Gamifying Advertising for Local Businesses

How Triffic is Gamifying Advertising for Local Businesses

Entering the world of cryptocurrency can be a daunting prospect for newcomers, with several practical and psychological barriers to overcome. Most people who’ve heard of Bitcoin are aware of its notorious volatility, and in some cases, of negative headlines associated with cryptocurrencies, such as the risk of hacks and losing private keys.

NBG Georgia Shortlists Ripple Among Tech Firms for CBDC Pilot

NBG Georgia Shortlists Ripple Among Tech Firms for CBDC Pilot

The National Bank of Georgia progresses with its Digital GEL Pilot Project, focusing on the exploration of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) technology. Nine technology firms, including Ripple Labs, Inc., have been shortlisted for potential collaboration. The initiative mirrors global trends in modernizing financial infrastructures to meet the digital economy's evolving demands.

Beyond Startups—Championing for an Ecosystem to Drive Blockchain Forward

Beyond Startups—Championing for an Ecosystem to Drive Blockchain Forward

Tribe Accelerator is Singapore’s first government-backed blockchain accelerator, on a mission to bridge the gap between blockchain startups and the traditional world. Yi Ming Ng, the Managing Director at Tribe Accelerator, believes that blockchain is beneficial to a lot of businesses from different industries. However, there has been a lot of fear and speculation around cryptocurrencies in the traditional corporate world.

Facebook's Libra Sparked CBDC Race, COVID-19 Made Central Banks Realize Its Necessity

Facebook's Libra Sparked CBDC Race, COVID-19 Made Central Banks Realize Its Necessity

Digital innovation and central bank digital currency adoption (CBDC) have been on the rise despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What has driven CBDC forward?

Hub71+ Digital Assets Initiative Aims to Advance Web3-Based innovations

Hub71+ Digital Assets Initiative Aims to Advance Web3-Based innovations

Hub71 will invest $2 billion in Web3 startups in Abu Dhabi.

HKMA Initiates Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox Program

HKMA Initiates Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox Program

The HKMA has announced the launch of a stablecoin issuer sandbox, a step forward for fintech innovation in Hong Kong, aligning with regulatory oversight.

SBI Ripple Asia Powers Cambodia’s First Cross-Border Remittance Corridor Using RippleNet

SBI Ripple Asia Powers Cambodia’s First Cross-Border Remittance Corridor Using RippleNet

SBI Ripple Asia, a joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple, will be facilitating Cambodia’s first international remittance service using blockchain technology.

The Future of Blockchain Is Regulated, Permissioned And Decentralized

The Future of Blockchain Is Regulated, Permissioned And Decentralized

Blockchain has come a long way since it was first proposed as the technology powering Bitcoin’s distributed ledger. Since then, it has come to be understood as a technology that exists in its own right, as the base layer of second generation blockchain networks that are the foundation for all kinds of decentralized applications, or dApps.

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says

With the fintech industry making significant strides within a short time, the banking sector ought to integrate blockchain technology to keep pace with this area, according to HashCash CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate, an innovative asset management firm, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round, aiming to expand its team and launch private funds for institutional investors.

Hong Kong to Unveil Virtual Assets-Related Policy Statement on Upcoming Fintech Week

Hong Kong to Unveil Virtual Assets-Related Policy Statement on Upcoming Fintech Week

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's government will release the plans for the development of virtual assets in the city during FinTech Week by the end of this month.

Bitdeer and NVIDIA Partner to Launch AI Cloud Service in Asia

Bitdeer and NVIDIA Partner to Launch AI Cloud Service in Asia

Bitdeer Technologies Group and NVIDIA are set to launch Bitdeer AI Cloud in Asia, utilizing NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD technology, to meet the growing demand for AI computing power in the cloud PaaS market.

Top Brazilian Crypto Exchange Mercado Bitcoin Adopts Sports Token Chiliz

Top Brazilian Crypto Exchange Mercado Bitcoin Adopts Sports Token Chiliz

Mercado Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Brazil, has announced its plans to add sports token Chiliz ($CHZ) to its existing list of digital assets.

Japanese E-book Publisher Turns to Blockchain for Distributiion in the Pandemic Era

Japanese E-book Publisher Turns to Blockchain for Distributiion in the Pandemic Era

A Japanese book distributor is mulling an investment in a blockchain-based platform to distribute e-books, as partial lockdowns due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continue in Japan.

German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

Horst Jicha, founder of USI Tech, has been charged with defrauding investors of $150 million in a fraudulent crypto scheme, marking a significant development in regulatory action against crypto-related crimes.

Ripple Co-Founder says US-China Tech Cold War Will Be Won and Lost on Crypto and Blockchain Battlefield

Ripple Co-Founder says US-China Tech Cold War Will Be Won and Lost on Crypto and Blockchain Battlefield

Ripple Co-Founder, Chris Larsen believes the Cold Tech War between China and the United States is going to be won and lost on the blockchain battlefield.

Ping An of China’s Blockchain Unit Chooses US over Hong Kong for IPO

Ping An of China’s Blockchain Unit Chooses US over Hong Kong for IPO

Chinese insurance giant, Ping An Insurance’s financial technology arm, OneConnect is leaning towards choosing New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) this year in mid-November.

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks introduces 'Off Exchange', reducing exchange counterparty risk for institutional traders, allowing them to trade directly from on-chain MPC shared wallets, marking a significant advancement in digital asset trading.

Binance Taps Operating License from the Bank of Spain

Binance Taps Operating License from the Bank of Spain

Binance cryptocurrency exchange has received the license to operate in Spain through its subsidiary in the country, Moon Tech Spain SL

Partner at Proof of Capital Presumes That China’s Digital Currency Could Go Live in No Time

Partner at Proof of Capital Presumes That China’s Digital Currency Could Go Live in No Time

In her view, Edith Yeung, fund manager, and partner at Proof of Capital, a blockchain-based venture capital fund, presumed that the Chinese Government could launch their digital currency, virtual yuan, in no distant time, assumably, within the next six to twelve months.

5% Global Business Transactions Expected to Utilize Blockchain Technology by 2028: SkyQuest

5% Global Business Transactions Expected to Utilize Blockchain Technology by 2028: SkyQuest

At least 5% of worldwide business transactions are expected to utilize blockchain technology by 2028, thanks to heightened activity in the fintech blockchain market, according to a report by research firm SkyQuest.

Bangladesh Cashing in into the Blockchain Bandwagon Ahead of the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

Bangladesh Cashing in into the Blockchain Bandwagon Ahead of the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

Blockchain technology has seen an increasing amount of adoption, from large conglomerates researching its uses and testing it out, to officials such as President Xi Jinping, endorsing and seizing the opportunities that it may bring. Dr. Mohammad Saifur Rahman, the US-based blockchain expert, said that blockchain can have applications in financial industries, including remittance, credit, and payment industries, as well as e-governance in Bangladesh.

Blockchain Industry Will Be Valued at $21 Billion Globally by 2025, Research Suggests

Blockchain Industry Will Be Valued at $21 Billion Globally by 2025, Research Suggests

A research study by Fortune Business Insight, a market reporting and consulting firm, suggests the global blockchain industry will be valued at a mammoth $21 billion in the next five years. The report explored the rise of financial technology and blockchain companies working towards financial inclusion and targeting developing countries and regions to leverage growth. Such regions, incidentally, have witnessed a growth in educated talent in the past decade, and are well-suited to interact with and understanding distributed ledger mechanisms.

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions

The Federal Reserve's research and development on a central bank digital currency issuance has been complemented by several regional Federal banks' efforts.

Trump Administration Wants Clean 5G Networks Free of China State Actors

Trump Administration Wants Clean 5G Networks Free of China State Actors

Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State for the Trump administration has announced the expansion of the Clean Network program, outlining five new lines of defense to protect America’s critical telecommunications and technology infrastructure from untrusted Chinese state-owned enterprises like Huawei and ZTE.

UAE Health Authorities Launch Blockchain-Based Platform for Verifying Health Data Validity and Reliability

UAE Health Authorities Launch Blockchain-Based Platform for Verifying Health Data Validity and Reliability

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City and other authorities have come together to launch a blockchain-based system for health data storage.

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering

Kenneth Rhule, a localBitcoins seller is charged by the US Homeland Security for conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business. Rhule can face up to forty years in prison on account of fraudulent activity alongside illegal marijuana production and distribution.

Predictions of Rising Potential for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2020

Predictions of Rising Potential for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2020

A recent Forbes article gives us insights into the driving forces which could determine the trends to follow in the upcoming year, within the cryptocurrency market. Read more in the article below, with insights from leaders from BIS, NEM Ventures, Close Cross, and CVA.

FinTech in Belt and Road - the UK FinTech Bridge

FinTech in Belt and Road - the UK FinTech Bridge

In the second round of our interviews at the Belt and Road Summit 2019 in Hong Kong, Blockchain.News gained further insights from European representatives Germany, as well as soon to be European exiters—the UK to learn more about their countries’ latest developments related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

New Revolutionary Trading Platform Allows You to Trade 48 Forex, Indices, Commodities and Cryptocurrency Markets with Your Bitcoin!

New Revolutionary Trading Platform Allows You to Trade 48 Forex, Indices, Commodities and Cryptocurrency Markets with Your Bitcoin!

Geco.one brings Bitcoin holders the ability to enter the Forex, Indices and Commodities markets - as well as of course the Cryptocurrency markets, for the first time by simply depositing Bitcoin.

Nigeria Plans to Regulate Digital Asset Platforms

Nigeria Plans to Regulate Digital Asset Platforms

Nigeria’s SEC is considering new regulations for digital asset platforms, allowing licensed digital exchanges to list tokens backed by certain assets. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether will not be among those assets. Nigeria aims to register fintech firms as digital sub-brokers, crowdfunding intermediaries, fund managers, and tokenized coins issuers. Crypto exchanges will not be registered until the central bank provides clear regulations.

Google Cloud Introduces Blockchain Node Engine for Web3 Development

Google Cloud Introduces Blockchain Node Engine for Web3 Development

Google Cloud's latest launch, Blockchain Node Engine, aims to help Web3 developers build and deploy new products on blockchain-based platforms.

China's Guangdong Province Aims to Lead in Quality and Innovation by Embracing Blockchain and AI Technologies

China's Guangdong Province Aims to Lead in Quality and Innovation by Embracing Blockchain and AI Technologies

In a recent move, the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government have issued the "Outline for Building Guangdong Province as a Strong Quality-driven Province," outlining their vision to enhance the leading role of industrial clusters in terms of quality.

Alibaba Integrates New Blockchain System With its E-Commerce Platform to Enhance Traceability

Alibaba Integrates New Blockchain System With its E-Commerce Platform to Enhance Traceability

Alibaba has recently announced its integration of a full-link traceability blockchain system into its import e-commerce platform, Kaola. The Chinese e-commerce giant has previously acquired NetEase’s Kaola cross-border e-commerce platform in September 2019 for $2 billion.

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

The global blockchain IoT market is expected to offer a revenue of $5.802 billion by 2026, driven by factors like IoT being increasingly implemented by mand end-use industries worldwide.

Friend.tech Faces Data Leak and Security Concerns

Friend.tech Faces Data Leak and Security Concerns

Friend.tech gains traction with endorsements like Garry Tan of Y Combinator. However, security and data leak concerns advise caution for potential users

How Blockchain Technology Can be Used to Leverage Booming TikTok and Influencer Trends

How Blockchain Technology Can be Used to Leverage Booming TikTok and Influencer Trends

Blockchain technology has been a growing hot topic, with companies integrating it more and more into their ecosystem for better security, decentralization, and lower costs, among other things.

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle announces new Web3 services—Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform—to simplify blockchain development and lower costs. These user-centric solutions aim to accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technologies.

Fintech Investments Amount in Singapore Reached over $3.9 Billion in 2021

Fintech Investments Amount in Singapore Reached over $3.9 Billion in 2021

The fintech sector in Singapore made significant strides in 2021 by hitting $3.94 billion, with crypto and blockchain funding contributing nearly half at 1.48 billion.

European Commission Launches Research Unit to Investigate Algorithms Used by Big Tech

European Commission Launches Research Unit to Investigate Algorithms Used by Big Tech

The European Commission has launched a new research unit called the European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT) to investigate the impact of algorithms used by prominent online platforms and search engines such as Facebook and Google. The team will analyze and evaluate the AI-backed algorithms used by Big Tech firms to identify and address any potential risks posed by these platforms.

Huawei Cloud Introduces Advanced Web 3.0 Services to Enhance Hong Kong's Digital Landscape

Huawei Cloud Introduces Advanced Web 3.0 Services to Enhance Hong Kong's Digital Landscape

Huawei Cloud launched Web 3.0 services in Hong Kong on Aug. 16, 2023. The TechWave event showcased blockchain innovations and aimed to boost the region's digital economy and Web 3.0 ecosystem.

Multi-Grammy Winning Singer Akon Planned to Launch Akoin on Stella Network

Multi-Grammy Winning Singer Akon Planned to Launch Akoin on Stella Network

More updates on Akoincity as Akon’s cryptocurrency project will be available on a newly release whitepaper. Akoin will be launched on Stella Lumens (XLM). Will this trigger massive cryptocurrency adoption in Africa?

Vietnam to Propel Blockchain Training for Enhanced Competitiveness

Vietnam to Propel Blockchain Training for Enhanced Competitiveness

To gain an upper hand in the blockchain sector, Vietnam is in high gear to boost human resources in this sector

Brazil Records the First Blockchain-Based Birth Certificate

Brazil Records the First Blockchain-Based Birth Certificate

The first birth certificates recorded on the blockchain was issued in Brazil to Álvaro de Medeiros Mendonça.

China’s Blockchain Service Network Unveils New International English-Based Website

China’s Blockchain Service Network Unveils New International English-Based Website

China's Blockchain Service Network, introduced in early 2020, has launched an official international website.

Hive Digital Technologies Bolsters Global Reach with Swedish Data Center Acquisition

Hive Digital Technologies Bolsters Global Reach with Swedish Data Center Acquisition

Hive Digital Technologies acquires a data center in Boden, Sweden, enhancing its Bitcoin production and affirming its commitment to green energy and AI.

Microsoft Reveals Azure Maia AI Accelerator and Azure Cobalt CPU

Microsoft Reveals Azure Maia AI Accelerator and Azure Cobalt CPU

Microsoft unveiled Azure Maia 100 AI Accelerator and Azure Cobalt CPU, optimized for AI and cloud computing, with deployment scheduled for early 2024.

Alpaca Debuts Private Equity Real Estate

Alpaca Debuts Private Equity Real Estate

Alpaca, a New York-based alternative investment firm, has launched a private equity real estate platform, Alpaca Real Estate (ARE), led by Daniel Carr and Peter Weiss. The platform, with significant backing from GCM Grosvenor, aims to leverage technology and operational strategies to enhance real estate investment returns amid current market dislocations.

Bank of France Becomes the First to Successfully Test Out the Digital Euro on Blockchain

Bank of France Becomes the First to Successfully Test Out the Digital Euro on Blockchain

The French Central Bank, Banque de France has recently successfully trialed a central bank digital currency (CBDC) – the digital euro, operating on a blockchain. The Bank of France experimented with the use of a central bank digital currency to test a sale of securities, which was carried out by Société Générale Forge. Banque de France launched a program of experiments to test out potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) aimed for interbank settlements. Potential participants have been invited to submit their applications to experiment with the use of a digital euro.

HK FinTech Week: What’s Next for Blockchain in Finance?

HK FinTech Week: What’s Next for Blockchain in Finance?

HK FinTech Week: What’s Next for Blockchain in Finance?

Coffee Company to Use IBM Blockchain to Connect Farmers And Consumers

Coffee Company to Use IBM Blockchain to Connect Farmers And Consumers

The J.M. Smucker Company, known as Smucker’s, has announced that blockchain technology will be implemented in their system to trace Colombian coffee beans directly back to their source, all the while enabling consumers to support coffee farmers through the platform.

South Korea's FSC to Submit Two Crypto-Related Acts to National Assembly

South Korea's FSC to Submit Two Crypto-Related Acts to National Assembly

According to Newsis on July 13, the People's Power Party and the Financial Services Commission of South Korea are planning to submit amendments to the Electronic Securities Act and the Capital Market Act to the National Assembly within this month.

IAMAI to Host World’s Largest Virtual Global Fintech Fest

IAMAI to Host World’s Largest Virtual Global Fintech Fest

New Delhi, 01st July 2020: Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI], and its sister organisations, Payments Council of India, [PCI] and Fintech Convergence Council [FCC] are jointly organising the two-day virtual Global FinTech Festival on 22-23 July 2020.

Samsung Electronics to Secure its Smart Gadgets With Blockchain-Based Solution

Samsung Electronics to Secure its Smart Gadgets With Blockchain-Based Solution

Multinational tech giant, Samsung Electronics has unveiled its plans to protect its connected devices using a Samsung Knox Matrix solution

How to Leverage FinTech Opportunities in Africa

How to Leverage FinTech Opportunities in Africa

Insights from Paxful on FinTech opportunities in Africa!

Binance Announces Upgrade to Proof-of-Reserves Verification

Binance Announces Upgrade to Proof-of-Reserves Verification

Binance's zk-SNARKs update improves proof-of-reserves verification security and transparency.

Microsoft President Says Fintech Firms Should Leave the Role of Issuing Digital Currencies to Governments

Microsoft President Says Fintech Firms Should Leave the Role of Issuing Digital Currencies to Governments

Microsoft President Brad Smith has criticized financial technology firms attempting to issue currencies, stating that governments are still best suited to play this role.

HK FinTech Week: Understanding Misconceptions on Cryptocurrency

HK FinTech Week: Understanding Misconceptions on Cryptocurrency

Misconceptions about cryptocurrencies have been prevalent since their inceptions more than ten years ago with Bitcoin being the first to revolutionise the blockchain system.

DeFi Technologies Inc's Subsidiary Valour Owns over $274m in AUM

DeFi Technologies Inc's Subsidiary Valour Owns over $274m in AUM

DeFi Technologies Inc announced Wednesday that its subsidiary Valour records $274 million in assets under management (AUM).

South Korea to Introduce Blockchain-Powered COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”

South Korea to Introduce Blockchain-Powered COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”

In order to revive cross-border travel and keep infection risks under control, the South Korean government seeks to issue blockchain-backed COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to immunized citizens.

Interchain Foundation to Spend $40 Million on Cosmos Ecosystem Development

Interchain Foundation to Spend $40 Million on Cosmos Ecosystem Development

The ICF supports adoption initiatives like Interchain Builders and Interchain NFTs while emphasizing core development.

Alfa Romeo Unveils Tonale SUV with NFT Tracking Capabilities

Alfa Romeo Unveils Tonale SUV with NFT Tracking Capabilities

Italian automobile brand Alfa Romeo is launching a new Sports Utility Vehicle in 2023, the Tonale, and it will incorporate NFTs and blockchain technology in its data capturing procedures.

US Congress Considers Using Blockchain for Remote Voting While the White House Urged to Stay Competitive with China

US Congress Considers Using Blockchain for Remote Voting While the White House Urged to Stay Competitive with China

The US Congress is considering using blockchain technology to enable the Senate to conduct remote voting during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlighted that the crisis emphasized the need to consider certain functions to proceed remotely when it may not be safe for members to gather in person. The report explored a combination of different technologies to be used, including blockchain and encrypted E2EE.

Hacking 101: Security of Bitcoin Wallets, From a Hacker's Point of View

Hacking 101: Security of Bitcoin Wallets, From a Hacker's Point of View

The safety of crypto wallets was recently questioned, after an incident where a Bitcoin address was successfully hacked.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation

Being one of the world’s fastest growing tech hubs, Greater Bay Area (GBA) attracts audiences passionate about smart technology applications for business, education, and finance to come together for the premier international virtual event.

The Top Dapps to Consider Using in 2020

The Top Dapps to Consider Using in 2020

DApps are a significant shift from traditional apps, majorly due to the underlying principle of decentralization, which drives the whole lifecycle. While traditional apps are controlled by centralized authority, DApps run on a decentralized blockchain. Now, let’s look at some of the top useful DApps that consumers should consider using.

Will Distributed Ledger Technology and Cryptocurrencies Ever Lead to the Extinction of Banks?

Will Distributed Ledger Technology and Cryptocurrencies Ever Lead to the Extinction of Banks?

In the world we live in today, virtually every sector of human activities have begun to experience one form of digitisation or another, and the Banking sector happens to be one of the sectors at the forefront of this evolution.

Demand for Blockchain and AI Expected to Push Market Value to $980.7M by 2030: Report

Demand for Blockchain and AI Expected to Push Market Value to $980.7M by 2030: Report

Since blockchain and artificial intelligence are among the greatest technological innovations, their demand is expected to make the market value soar to $980.7 million by 2030, a study suggests.

Gavin Wood Steps Down as CEO of Parity Tech While Retaining the Chief Architect Position

Gavin Wood Steps Down as CEO of Parity Tech While Retaining the Chief Architect Position

Gavin Wood has announced he would be stepping down as the CEO of Parity Technologies

Trump Ends COVID-19 Pandemic, according to White House Release

Trump Ends COVID-19 Pandemic, according to White House Release

The Trump Administration has ended the COVID-19 pandemic, or at least according to the list of his accomplishments from the White House Science and Technology Office.

Hong Kong, a Coronavirus Hit City: How is the Blockchain Ecosystem Bracing for Greater Impact?

Hong Kong, a Coronavirus Hit City: How is the Blockchain Ecosystem Bracing for Greater Impact?

Workers in China are now stuck in their hometowns, with 27 Mainland cities on lockdown in the country. Hong Kong has been investigated cases of environmental transmission of the coronavirus, as two residents in Hong Kong have been infected who live in the same residential building, but on different floors. This, in turn, could impact the US stock market, as the country was previously confident that China could contain the spread of the disease.

DAppstore Creator Decenternet’s Spyce Token to be Listed on BW Exchange November 22nd

DAppstore Creator Decenternet’s Spyce Token to be Listed on BW Exchange November 22nd

Decenternet has created a marketplace for decentralized applications (dApp store) and a decentralized web browser. The token accompanying this new online ecosystem will be called Spyce. The BW Exchange plans on listing the Spyce token on November 22nd, 2019.

Mercedes Partners with Blockchain Company to Track Carbon Emission in Cobalt Supply Chain

Mercedes Partners with Blockchain Company to Track Carbon Emission in Cobalt Supply Chain

A collaboration between the major car manufacturers, Mercedes Benz and Circular, a Blockchain Startup to carry out a combined program which would be for the purpose of tracing the emissions of carbon in the cobalt supply chain.

The Future of the Financial Sector Will Rely on Blockchain, Says Singapore’s Fintech Chief

The Future of the Financial Sector Will Rely on Blockchain, Says Singapore’s Fintech Chief

Sopnendu Mohanty, the Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) spoke at a panel at Blockshow Asia 2019 held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center last week. In his panel on the topic of: “All that fintech with a layer of blockchain,” he explains the MAS’ role for blockchain adoption in Singapore and in Asia.

Exclusive: Lack of Interdisciplinarity - Culprit for FinTech Talent Shortage

Exclusive: Lack of Interdisciplinarity - Culprit for FinTech Talent Shortage

Professor Aris Stouraitis, Department Head of Finance & Decision Sciences at Hong Kong Baptist University shares with us the culprit of FinTech talent shortage! He also highlights how financial institutions, governments, and academic institutions can address this problem.

The Russia-Ukraine War Might Accelerate CBDC Issuance, Former BOJ Official Says

The Russia-Ukraine War Might Accelerate CBDC Issuance, Former BOJ Official Says

The sanctions slapped on Russia based on its invasion of Ukraine might prompt more nations to adopt CBDCs as a shield against the U.S. dollar’s supremacy in the global financial system.

PayPal Will Give Jack Dorsey’s Square a Run for its Cryptocurrency

PayPal Will Give Jack Dorsey’s Square a Run for its Cryptocurrency

Payments giant PayPal looks set to roll out cryptocurrency sales services for its 305 million users.

Why Switzerland is Fast Becoming a Global Hub for Blockchain Industry

Why Switzerland is Fast Becoming a Global Hub for Blockchain Industry

Switzerland is fast adopting innovation and blockchain and is positioned to create a huge impact on other economies.

Five Myths People Have About Cryptocurrencies Debunked

Five Myths People Have About Cryptocurrencies Debunked

Cryptocurrency has now been in the market for a decade, and its introduction enabled it to join the ranks of fiat currencies as a potential means of payment. However, the majority of consumers still hold wrong beliefs about cryptocurrencies. This explains the reason for the low adoption of cryptos.

IOTA On How Distributed Ledger Technology Will Transform Supply Chain

IOTA On How Distributed Ledger Technology Will Transform Supply Chain

Distributed ledger technology could potentially revolutionize the supply chain industry by providing several upgrades, according to industry experts.

India’s Election Commission Proposed Using Blockchain for Remote E-Voting

India’s Election Commission Proposed Using Blockchain for Remote E-Voting

India’s Election Commission proposed using blockchain technology as a solution for bringing transparency for remote voting in a discussion on addressing geographical voting issues.

Top 5 Technology Trends that Might Shape in 2022 and Beyond

Top 5 Technology Trends that Might Shape in 2022 and Beyond

One word that has been on the tip of the tongue of almost every second person on this planet especially since the last decade, and that has completely revolutionized the world in which we are currently living, is none other than technology.

YouTube Sees NFTs as Catalysts, Tieing Deeper Relationships with Users

YouTube Sees NFTs as Catalysts, Tieing Deeper Relationships with Users

YouTube sees NFTs as stepping stones towards a stronger connection between creators and viewers, according to Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan.

Extraterrestrial Evidence: A 15-Year Scientific Wager

Extraterrestrial Evidence: A 15-Year Scientific Wager

Astrobiologist Schulze-Makuch and planetary scientist Ian Crawford predict technological extraterrestrial life within 15 years, highlighting rapid space exploration advancements and cosmic significance.

ConsenSys Sued For IP Theft by Blockchain Startup from its Own Incubator

ConsenSys Sued For IP Theft by Blockchain Startup from its Own Incubator

BlockCrushr, a Canadian blockchain firm has accused ConsenSys of stealing its intellectual property after it took part in a ConsenSys’ startup accelerator program.

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit

A second lawsuit has been filed against the fintech company Plaid, for violating user data privacy agreements they hold with major financial accounts that use Coinbase and Venmo.

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies

The Global Blockchain Congress 2019: Blockchain and its impact in sustainability, stable coins, privacy and other disruptive technologies

The Bank of Japan, the World Trade Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum will participate in a global congress where a direct dialogue will be established to outline the future of the industry.

Nobel Laureate to speak at Asian Financial Forum Global business leaders view post-COVID Economy in January

Nobel Laureate to speak at Asian Financial Forum Global business leaders view post-COVID Economy in January

17 December 2020 – In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held virtually on 18 and 19 January 2021. Under the theme “Reshaping the World Economic Landscape”, the forum will examine the challenges at hand and strategize the road to recovery and beyond with more than 150 influential global financial experts, policymakers, business leaders, economists, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Bitcoin Miner CleanSparks Buys 10,000 Miners at Discounted Price

Bitcoin Miner CleanSparks Buys 10,000 Miners at Discounted Price

American Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company CleanSpark has announced the purchase of new 10,000 Antminer S19j Pro units for $28 million.

GSBN Adopts Blockchain to Share Shipping Data with Financial Insitutiotns

GSBN Adopts Blockchain to Share Shipping Data with Financial Insitutiotns

Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has adopted blockchain technology to speed up pilot transactions by unifying the consent collection and sharing of shipping data with financial institutions.

G7 Bank Sector Higher Money Laundering Risk than Crypto Industry, Reports Mexico Financial Intelligence

G7 Bank Sector Higher Money Laundering Risk than Crypto Industry, Reports Mexico Financial Intelligence

According to a report released by the Financial Intelligence Unit of Mexico, the G7 banking sector was most at risk of money laundering operations.

Dynasty Farms to Use Blockchain for Fresh Produce Traceability Project

Dynasty Farms to Use Blockchain for Fresh Produce Traceability Project

Dynasty Farms/ Pacific International Marketing is set to use iTrade Blockchain to propel transparency and traceability of fresh produce. iTrade Network is a noteworthy worldwide provider of supply chain management solutions in the food and beverage sector.

Canadian Blockchain Project to Assist Mongolian Nomadic Farmers Fight Income Instability

Canadian Blockchain Project to Assist Mongolian Nomadic Farmers Fight Income Instability

Convergence.tech, a Toronto-based digital transformation company, has finished a blockchain-powered project aimed at assisting Mongolian nomadic farmers maximize returns on their cashmere product.

Will Blockchain Make Shipping more Efficient in the Future?

Will Blockchain Make Shipping more Efficient in the Future?

Shipping in some cases is not restricted to the transportation of cargo by ships, but it refers to the transportation of items by mail of any means, the form of transportation could be air, road or train, but the most used form is transportation by sea.

UK Government Explores IP Challenges in Emergent Metaverse Ecosystems

UK Government Explores IP Challenges in Emergent Metaverse Ecosystems

A new UK government report delves into the complex realm of IP issues within the Metaverse, highlighting the lack of consensus on its definition and the IP challenges it poses.

LabCFTC to Announce the Winner of Project Streetlamp at Fintech-Focused Virtual Events Series Later This Year

LabCFTC to Announce the Winner of Project Streetlamp at Fintech-Focused Virtual Events Series Later This Year

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that its FinTech research wing, LabCFTC will be hosting a series of interactive virtual events during autumn 2020.

Dutch Government Invests Heavily in AI to Compete Globally

Dutch Government Invests Heavily in AI to Compete Globally

The Dutch government has allocated €204.5 million ($222.07 million) for AI development, signaling a robust commitment to advancing the Netherlands' position in the global AI landscape and adhering to the EU's AI Act.

PwC: Blockchain Technology Has the Potential to Boost Global GDP Up $1.76 Trillion By 2030

PwC: Blockchain Technology Has the Potential to Boost Global GDP Up $1.76 Trillion By 2030

Findings from PwC indicate that by 2030, blockchain technology has the potential to boost global gross domestic product (GDP) by $1.76 trillion.

Ethereum Has Vastly Outperformed Tech Stocks With a Staggering 171% ROI

Ethereum Has Vastly Outperformed Tech Stocks With a Staggering 171% ROI

Ethereum's price drop hasn’t dampened its spirits to offer an impressive return on investment (ROI) so far this year compared to tech stocks like Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple.

Bitrue Will Support Symbol (XYM) Airdrop for NEM Holders and Launch Pre-Trading

Bitrue Will Support Symbol (XYM) Airdrop for NEM Holders and Launch Pre-Trading

Bitrue, the cryptocurrency exchange that regularly clears over $1 billion in daily volume, has announced that it will be supporting the upcoming Symbol (XYM) token airdrop. To create a market for the new token at the earliest opportunity, Bitrue will be offering trading through an IOU system.

Bitcoin Venture Capital Firm Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO with SEC

Bitcoin Venture Capital Firm Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO with SEC

Ribbit Capital, an early Bitcoin VC firm, has filed for a $350 million initial public offering with the SEC leveraging its “blank check” structure.

First Blockchain National Currency Platform Ready for Central Banks’ CBDC Issuance

First Blockchain National Currency Platform Ready for Central Banks’ CBDC Issuance

The blockchain national currency platform issued by blockchain company Apollo Fintech was finalized and completed on August 12.

Will Distributed Ledger Technology Revolutionize Education?

Will Distributed Ledger Technology Revolutionize Education?

Since the establishment of blockchain and its deliverance of many opportunities for with disruptive potentials, the question at the back of many minds have been numerous, this article is focused on answering some of those pressing questions.

How Blockchain Technology is Improving the Agricultural Sector

How Blockchain Technology is Improving the Agricultural Sector

This implementation of the blockchain technology has led to the adoption of tactics like smart farming, which connotes the use of modern technology like Blockchain in farming practices.

Reuters: U.S. Aims to Thwart Chinese Access to AI Chips via Overseas Outlets

Reuters: U.S. Aims to Thwart Chinese Access to AI Chips via Overseas Outlets

The U.S. is contemplating tightening restrictions to prevent Chinese firms from accessing American AI chips via overseas outlets, reinforcing its stance on curbing China's AI military advancements. The move comes amid existing challenges in enforcing export controls, with the new rules expected to broaden the scope of restrictions on the AI chip market.

Philippine Firm Paytaca Raises PHP7.5 Million to Expand Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Philippine Firm Paytaca Raises PHP7.5 Million to Expand Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Paytaca said that it raised PHP7.5 million pesos in a private crowdfunding round that gives the company a new valuation.

Nansen CEO Predicts Six Key Trends in Crypto

Nansen CEO Predicts Six Key Trends in Crypto

Nansen.ai CEO, Alex Svanevik, outlined six pivotal crypto trends on Twitter, emphasizing the synergy of fintech and crypto, DeFi's potential in gambling, the growing relevance of real-world assets like T-bills, the impending rise of Web3 gaming, SocialFi's development, and Physical NFTs' retail integration. The thread also welcomed community input, reflecting on other emerging trends like blockchain in fantasy sports.

Hydrogen Technology Corporation Settles Crypto Manipulation Lawsuit

Hydrogen Technology Corporation Settles Crypto Manipulation Lawsuit

Hydrogen Technology Corporation and its former CEO, Michael Ross Kane, have settled a lawsuit brought against them by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged cryptocurrency price manipulation. The settlement requires the firm and Kane to pay $2.8 million in remedies and penalties. The SEC alleged that Kane used Hydrogen's market maker, Moonwalkers Trading Limited, to manipulate the volume and price of its ERC-20 token, Hydro (HYDRO).

Fintech not Big Tech: Square is a Greater Threat to Banks than Google and Amazon

Fintech not Big Tech: Square is a Greater Threat to Banks than Google and Amazon

A recent survey of 300 senior executives at US-based mid-sized financial institutions found that more than half of bank and credit union executives view Big Tech companies like Amazon and Google as significant threats to the banking industry. Meanwhile only a third believe financial technology (fintech) firms will be a threat in the future, but are they sleeping on Square, Jack Dorsey’s financial technology venture whose stock price recently recorded a 20 month high.

Trump Warns of AI and Deepfake Dangers in Fox Business Interview

Trump Warns of AI and Deepfake Dangers in Fox Business Interview

Former President Donald Trump criticized AI and deepfake technology, stating they pose significant risks and require urgent action to mitigate potential conflict and misinformation, emphasizing the complexities of regulating AI and ensuring ethical use.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues Google and YouTube Over Fraudulent Bitcoin Scam Videos

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues Google and YouTube Over Fraudulent Bitcoin Scam Videos

Legal team for Steve Wozniak, co-founder of tech powerhouse Apple, announced a lawsuit against YouTube and their parent company Google alleging that the media companies failed to take down fraudulent videos that impersonated Wozniak to drive Bitcoin funds.

5G, FoodTech, Biotech? Unveiling Top Surprising Portfolios by eToro

5G, FoodTech, Biotech? Unveiling Top Surprising Portfolios by eToro

Following Part 1 of our conversation, Lee shares with us some interesting thematic portfolios in eToro’s “Copy Portfolio” feature. He also revealed the significance of the acquisition of Delta and Firmo in the development of eTorox and tokenized market.

Misuse of Facial Recognition: The $10M Macy's and Sunglass Hut Legal Battle

Misuse of Facial Recognition: The $10M Macy's and Sunglass Hut Legal Battle

Harvey Eugene Murphy Jr. sues Macy's and Sunglass Hut for $10 million over wrongful arrest and assault, highlighting flaws in facial recognition technology and its serious consequences.

Libra Faces Competition as Celo Foundation Hands Out First Grants Expanding the Use of its Platform

Libra Faces Competition as Celo Foundation Hands Out First Grants Expanding the Use of its Platform

Libra has been facing some competition as the Celo Foundation has awarded its first grants of $700,000 in total to 13 projects that expand the use of its platform.

Ethereum Launches Final Testnet Before Officially Releasing ETH 2.0 Mainnet

Ethereum Launches Final Testnet Before Officially Releasing ETH 2.0 Mainnet

The software developing team for Ethereum 2.0 has finally announced that they will be launching ETH 2.0’s testnet on August 4.

Tiger Global on a Mission to Raise $6B Tech-Related Fund

Tiger Global on a Mission to Raise $6B Tech-Related Fund

Tiger Global Management is on a mission to raise a humongous sum of $6 billion for a new investment fund that invests in privately-held tech firms, according to Axios.

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena, a Web3 social media platform, has recovered about 90% of the 266,104 AVAX stolen in a security breach on October 7, 2023, following a settlement with the exploiter. The platform received 239,493 AVAX back, while awarding a 27,610 AVAX bounty to the individual. Post-recovery, Stars Arena is enhancing its security measures, including auditing a new smart contract to safeguard against future exploits.

Luxembourg: The FinTech Hub For Cross Border Asset Management

Luxembourg: The FinTech Hub For Cross Border Asset Management

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is a public-private partnership that acts as the agency for the development of the financial center of the small nation.

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

I’ve often viewed myself as both a global citizen and a bridge between East and West. The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine America’s role in the global economy and pave the way for success in world with two equal economic superpowers. Here’s how…

FinTech Figure Launches Cryptocurrency Mortgage Products

FinTech Figure Launches Cryptocurrency Mortgage Products

Figure now enables customers to leverage cryptocurrencies to purchase real estate.

Constellation Network to Provide Blockchain Security for US Air Force's Data Sharing Needs

Constellation Network to Provide Blockchain Security for US Air Force's Data Sharing Needs

The US Air Force is set to secure its multi-partner data sharing using Constellation Network's data infrastructure.

"I Knew Owning Bitcoin Was a Bad Idea," Claims Peter Schiff After Losing Access to His Bitcoin Wallet

"I Knew Owning Bitcoin Was a Bad Idea," Claims Peter Schiff After Losing Access to His Bitcoin Wallet

"I knew to own Bitcoin was a bad idea, I just never realized it was this bad!" exclaims Peter Schiff, after losing access to his bitcoin wallet and his password being invalidated. The crypto – the community has offered help, but it would seem the BTC has been lost for good.

China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report

China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report

China is poised to become the world’s first cashless society should roll out its Digital Yuan DCEP before it hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics according to the SCMP

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

A federal US judge granted an injunction request against the Trump Administration’s order to ban TikTok downloads across all US app stores.

IBM Blockchain in Action: What are the Benefits?

IBM Blockchain in Action: What are the Benefits?

In first and second parts of our interview with Alan Lim, the Program Director of IBM Blockchain Lab in the Asia Pacific, we explored the idea of data standards to improve the supply chain industry, as well as the IBM Food Trust, a food provenance network that allows food products to be traced and tracked. Digging deeper into IBM Blockchain, what else has the company been working on?

Blockchain-Based Driving Licenses in South Korea Hit One Million Drivers

Blockchain-Based Driving Licenses in South Korea Hit One Million Drivers

Blockchain-powered driving licenses were made available as an option in South Korea in May.

Nigerian Police Arrest Politician Wilfred Bonse for Involvement in Patricia Technologies Financial Fraud

Nigerian Police Arrest Politician Wilfred Bonse for Involvement in Patricia Technologies Financial Fraud

Nigeria Police Force arrests politician Wilfred Bonse for over 200 million Naira financial fraud at Patricia Technologies, three for romance scam, and USDT recovery in cryptocurrency fraud.

Director of FinCEN Affirms That Cryptocurrency Industry Is in Line With Agency Regulations

Director of FinCEN Affirms That Cryptocurrency Industry Is in Line With Agency Regulations

The director of FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) Kenneth. A Blanco believes that the cryptocurrency industry is starting to fall in place with the agency’s regulations on money transmission services.

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP to be Operational for Local Government Employees Starting in May

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP to be Operational for Local Government Employees Starting in May

Local government employees in the city of Suzhou will be receiving China’s central bank digital currency, digital currency electronic payment (DCEP) in May, according to a local news outlet. China has been charging full speed with its digital currency development plans shortly after Facebook revealed its Libra stablecoin project.

Saudi's $250M Tech Innovation Boost with Hashgraph (HBAR)

Saudi's $250M Tech Innovation Boost with Hashgraph (HBAR)

The Hashgraph Association and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Investment have launched a $250M DeepTech Venture Studio in Riyadh, supporting over 500 companies in developing advanced AI, blockchain, and VR solutions.

HSBC Chief Legal Officer Stuart Levey Gets Appointed as Libra’s New CEO, Expert in Dealing with Regulatory Backlash

HSBC Chief Legal Officer Stuart Levey Gets Appointed as Libra’s New CEO, Expert in Dealing with Regulatory Backlash

The Libra Association appointed its first CEO, Stuart Levey, the Chief Legal Officer at HSBC Holdings. Levey will be overseeing the Libra digital currency and payments system and holds a strong compliance track record and is expected to join Libra in the coming months. However, HSBC has not shown the same upright compliance record. Levey is also expected to “combine technology innovation with robust compliance and regulatory framework.” The Facebook-led project has invited scrutiny from global regulators, with concerns over its threat to national sovereignty with its potential launch. Many of Libra’s original members, including Vodafone, PayPal, and Visa have also chosen to leave the association.

R3's Marco Polo Network Welcomes First Indian Corporate as Asia Serves as a Key Area of Growth

R3's Marco Polo Network Welcomes First Indian Corporate as Asia Serves as a Key Area of Growth

The Marco Polo Network announced on Thursday that India’s leading provider of digital transformation, Tech Mahindra became the first corporate in India to join the R3’s open-source blockchain-based Marco Polo Network for facilitating cross-border transactions.

Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Unveil Cutting-Edge Voice Assistants at CES 2024

Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Unveil Cutting-Edge Voice Assistants at CES 2024

Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen showcase advanced voice assistant technology at CES 2024, including Mercedes' 'Dialogue Partner' and Volkswagen's ChatGPT integration, enhancing user experience and safety in vehicles with AI-driven innovations.

Crypto.com Joins Hands with Xfers to Enhance Cryptocurrency Adoption in Singapore

Crypto.com Joins Hands with Xfers to Enhance Cryptocurrency Adoption in Singapore

At the ongoing Singapore Fintech Festival, Crypto.com has revealed its collaboration with Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing portal. By December 2019, the partnership seeks to permit Crypto.com users to purchase and sell crypto, such as Ripple, Ethereum and Litcoin, among others in SGD.

Marathon Digital Shares Filing Details of its Purchased Miners and Cost

Marathon Digital Shares Filing Details of its Purchased Miners and Cost

American Bitcoin mining firm Marathon Digital disclosed that it has ordered a total of 78,000 Antminer S19 XP from Bitmain Technologies in a bid to advance its position as a leading miner in the space.

Technical Analysis: Jasmy Coin  Price Movements Indicate Bullish Potential

Technical Analysis: Jasmy Coin Price Movements Indicate Bullish Potential

Jasmy Coin has breached its descending trend line and is currently near the 99-day MA. If it sustains above these levels, it could set the stage for a bullish trend, offering lucrative returns for traders and investors.

MahaDAO Shares Details of Staking Program That Delivers 40% APY

MahaDAO Shares Details of Staking Program That Delivers 40% APY

MahaDAO, the crypto collateralization and valuecoin minting protocol, is to launch a staking program for its native governance token. Holders of MAHA, which was issued to the community in an Initial DEX Offering (IDO) last week, will be able to stake their assets for a 90-day period and earn a yield of close to 40%.

Samsung Plans to Develop Top-Notch Metaverse Devices to Foster Accessibility

Samsung Plans to Develop Top-Notch Metaverse Devices to Foster Accessibility

Samsung Electronics has revealed plans to make the metaverse more accessible by developing innovative devices as it sees it as a new business model.

Bitcoin Price Breaks $10,000 Flirting with High Resistance of Supply – Understanding the Stock to Flow Model

Bitcoin Price Breaks $10,000 Flirting with High Resistance of Supply – Understanding the Stock to Flow Model

Bitcoin has taken off this week, moving to $10,000 and firing up the market in euphoria. With only one week from halving, The Bitcoin price has now deleted all its coronavirus crash losses, up practically 40% since January 1st—and putting it on target to be one of the year's best performing resources.

Brexit Border Issues Solved by Blockchain? The EU Has Doubts

Brexit Border Issues Solved by Blockchain? The EU Has Doubts

ELAND, a consortium of border security professionals, IoT experts, and haulage industry professionals, have come together with a plan to use blockchain technology to track cross-border trade after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

Ethics of Web3 Discussed at Paris Blockchain Week

Ethics of Web3 Discussed at Paris Blockchain Week

The second day of Paris Blockchain Week 2023 featured a panel discussion on the Ethics of Web3. The panelists agreed that ethical frameworks often lag behind technology and that innovation comes before any ethical standards are implemented. They highlighted the upcoming Markets in Crypto-Assets framework in the European Union as an example of turning ethics into law to protect people and innovation.

Bitcoin Users Have Bigger Problems Than Recent Twitter Scam

Bitcoin Users Have Bigger Problems Than Recent Twitter Scam

The recent spate of Twitter scams appears to indicate that Bitcoin users will face even more sophisticated and devastating attacks in the future.

Microsoft Unveils Free Copilot AI App for Android, Featuring GPT-4 and Challenging Paid Alternatives

Microsoft Unveils Free Copilot AI App for Android, Featuring GPT-4 and Challenging Paid Alternatives

Microsoft's Copilot AI app for Android, incorporating GPT-4, challenges paid alternatives with advanced text and image capabilities, enhancing the Microsoft ecosystem and preparing for an iOS version.

Siemens Issues World's First Blockchain Bond

Siemens Issues World's First Blockchain Bond

Siemens claims that "releasing the bond on a blockchain provides a variety of advantages compared to prior approaches," including removing banks as middlemen.

Tachyum's Prodigy Processors: A Game-Changer for Blockchain in Banking and FinTech

Tachyum's Prodigy Processors: A Game-Changer for Blockchain in Banking and FinTech

Tachyum, a leading tech company, has recently published a paper titled "Credit Unions, Blockchain, CBDC, FinTech and Tachyum Prodigy", which highlights the potential of Prodigy to revolutionize transactional banking and significantly reduce the environmental and financial costs associated with blockchain's energy consumption.

What is DeepSwap?

What is DeepSwap?

DeepSwap is an AI-powered platform for face swapping in videos and photos. It offers tools like AI Video and Photo Generators, with a focus on privacy and safety.

Utrust Joins Hand With Alternative Airlines To Ensure Secure Crypto Payments For Users

Utrust Joins Hand With Alternative Airlines To Ensure Secure Crypto Payments For Users

Utrust, a blockchain-powered payment technology that enables online businesses to accept cryptos.

Blockchain and IoT: Transforming Hong Kong into a Smart City

Blockchain and IoT: Transforming Hong Kong into a Smart City

Blockchain and IoT: Transforming Hong Kong into a Smart City

Binance China and Xinyuan Group to Expand Blockchain Utility in Global Real Estate

Binance China and Xinyuan Group to Expand Blockchain Utility in Global Real Estate

Binance China Blockchain Institute, the research arm of global exchange Binance has formed a strategic partnership with Xinyuan Group to further the application of blockchain technology in the global real estate industry—including New York.

Allied Market Research: Blockchain Identity Management Will be a $11.46 Billion Market by 2026

Allied Market Research: Blockchain Identity Management Will be a $11.46 Billion Market by 2026

Allied Market Research, a US-based research and advisory company, has reported that the worldwide blockchain identity management sector will escalate to $11.46 billion by 2026 from $107 million recorded in 2018. This will represent a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 79.2% because blockchain is touted to offer an immutable, interoperable, and unified infrastructure needed in the storage of digital identities.

Bank of America Announces Blockchain Job Openings

Bank of America Announces Blockchain Job Openings

Bank of America the second-largest bank in the United States recently announced various blockchain job openings. This shows its intention to considerably adopt blockchain technology.

SSV Network Founder Drafted; Assurance of Continued Operations Given

SSV Network Founder Drafted; Assurance of Continued Operations Given

The leadership of SSV Network, amidst a war crisis, shared personal experiences and reassured the community of ongoing operations. Founder Alon Muroch described the ground situation as a "massacre" after being drafted, while A. Matthias emphasized team unity and continued work towards delivering a robust Distributed Validator Technology (DVT) network. The scenario highlighted the resilience of decentralized blockchain networks in maintaining operational integrity under challenging circumstances.

Five Ways Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Automotive Industry

Five Ways Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Automotive Industry

Blockchain, as a secure and unique sort of encryption, has the potential to be one among the critical technologies that make it possible for the automotive industry to breakthrough into the new era of smart vehicles.

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Harvey raised $715 million in a $80 million Series B funding round, showcasing its advanced AI-powered workflow optimization technology.

Elon Musk Warns of AI’s Destructive Potential

Elon Musk Warns of AI’s Destructive Potential

Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has voiced his concerns over the potential for artificial intelligence to destroy civilization. Despite Musk’s plan to create a new AI startup, he acknowledges the dangers of the technology falling into the wrong hands or being developed with ill intentions.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Take a Hit as Security Giant Cloudflare Suffers Major Internet Outage

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Take a Hit as Security Giant Cloudflare Suffers Major Internet Outage

Website security company Cloudflare underwent connectivity problems on Sunday, taking down a dozen of cryptocurrency websites with it.

OMG Announces Kaiko to Expand Financial Instruments Global Identifier (FIGI) Standard for Crypto Assets

OMG Announces Kaiko to Expand Financial Instruments Global Identifier (FIGI) Standard for Crypto Assets

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20, 2021 - Financial Instruments Global Identifier® (FIGI®) is an open standard for the issuance of unique identifiers that can be assigned to financial instruments including common stock, options, derivatives, futures, corporate and government bonds, municipals, currencies, and mortgage products.

Blockchain Solution in Healthcare: Google Secretly Collects Health Data From U.S Patients

Blockchain Solution in Healthcare: Google Secretly Collects Health Data From U.S Patients

Blockchain provides a fourth model that can enable secure sharing of lifetime health data across providers and business partners. The use of blockchain is a potential solution to the case associating Google to have reportedly collected medical data from U.S patients in secret.

American Bank Inks Deal with Bakkt, Offering Trading & Holding of Tokens

American Bank Inks Deal with Bakkt, Offering Trading & Holding of Tokens

To offer customers the option of accessing Bitcoin and Ethereum using their bank accounts, American Bank has partnered with Bakkt.

Ethereum-Based Wallet MetaMask Adds Token Swaps to Its Features

Ethereum-Based Wallet MetaMask Adds Token Swaps to Its Features

MetaMask recently announced a new add-on to its browser which can facilitate decentralized finance (DeFi) transactions for Ethereum-based tokens.

What Solutions Can Blockchain Bring in Response to the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak?

What Solutions Can Blockchain Bring in Response to the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak?

The coronavirus death toll hit a daily high, as China confirms 3694 cases, a slightly lower number than the day earlier. 28,261 cases of infection have been reported worldwide with 565 deaths, mostly in Hubei province in China. How can blockchain be utilized to tackle this problem?

Mastercard Enhances Crypto Wallet and Exchange Business

Mastercard Enhances Crypto Wallet and Exchange Business

Payment giant Mastercard announced Tuesday to enhance its function and experiment for cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges to their clients. The card issuer cooperates with multiple crypto enterprises to convert crypto and traditional fiat money more accessible.

Revolut faces issues with 2021 annual report

Revolut faces issues with 2021 annual report

UK-based fintech Revolut, known for its crypto-friendly services, experienced issues with its annual report for 2021, despite reporting its first-ever full year of profit. Independent auditors confirmed the report’s accuracy, but noted certain qualifications related to the report.

Amun AG Obtained Approval from Swedish Regulator for ETP Offerings in EU

Amun AG Obtained Approval from Swedish Regulator for ETP Offerings in EU

Swiss crypto firm, Amun AG granted permission to market its exchange-traded products to several retails' clients within the EU. Cointelegraph has reported that this will help in expanding Switzerland's crypto offerings both globally and domestically.

Craig S. Wright Explores 'Code is Law' Paradigm in Digital Governance Debate

Craig S. Wright Explores 'Code is Law' Paradigm in Digital Governance Debate

Dr. Craig Wright's blog post on "Open-Source Development" rekindles debate on "Code is Law" principle, emphasizing the need for a balanced approach balancing code precision with legal considerations.

Decoding Paradigm's Vision: Cryptocurrency as the Next Tech Revolution

Decoding Paradigm's Vision: Cryptocurrency as the Next Tech Revolution

Paradigm's perspective on cryptocurrency emphasizes its potential to be the next big technological revolution. Crypto KOL Splin Teron analyzes this view, highlighting the growing adoption and untapped potential of this emerging asset class.

Blockchain in Fintech Sector Expected to Hit $31.4B by 2030

Blockchain in Fintech Sector Expected to Hit $31.4B by 2030

Blockchain in the FinTech market is anticipated to reach $31.4 billion by 2030, given that the penetration of this cutting-edge technology in the financial industry has boosted app-based operations.

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal

Oracle, the tech company that was said to have acquired TikTok’s US operations, has finally commented on the partnership and confirmed it.

PrimeXBT Analysis: Bitcoin Hash Rate Sets New ATH, Fundamentals Scream Buy The Dip

PrimeXBT Analysis: Bitcoin Hash Rate Sets New ATH, Fundamentals Scream Buy The Dip

In stocks, company profit margins and operating expenses are top priorities in fundamental analysis. Fundamental analysis in forex currencies could involve looking at each nation's GDP or country's political health. Commodity fundamental analysis looks at supply, demand, and environmental factors.

ECB's Digital Euro Development: An In-Depth Look at the Rulebook's Progress

ECB's Digital Euro Development: An In-Depth Look at the Rulebook's Progress

The European Central Bank's Rulebook Development Group is enhancing the digital euro framework, focusing on operational models, technical architecture, and participant rights for seamless integration into the financial system.

Tech leaders sign open letter calling for AI development halt

Tech leaders sign open letter calling for AI development halt

More than 2,600 tech leaders, including Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, have signed an open letter calling for a temporary halt to any further artificial intelligence (AI) development. The letter expresses concerns about the potential hazards to society and mankind posed by AI with human-competitive intelligence. However, the petition has divided the larger tech community, with some opposing the call to halt AI development, citing the need to keep moving forward with new technologies.

Red Alert: Ripple Effects of Coronavirus on Chinese Electronic Manufacturers and Bitcoin Miners

Red Alert: Ripple Effects of Coronavirus on Chinese Electronic Manufacturers and Bitcoin Miners

The scourge of the coronavirus has led to the temporary closure of factories in China with the electronic industry supply chain being hit the hardest forcing an extension in the Lunar year holiday following the outbreak of the virus.

RBL Bank Partners with Accenture to Build A Digital Bank Infrastructure

RBL Bank Partners with Accenture to Build A Digital Bank Infrastructure

RBL Bank announced that it will partner with Accenture, who envisions that it will enhance the bank’s information technology (IT) network and services.

Crypto-Integrity-Tao—The Books And Convention That Will Change Everything

Crypto-Integrity-Tao—The Books And Convention That Will Change Everything

or the first time in technological history, with Blockchain humanity is creating an “Organism-Environment” and a few innovators and futurist are aware of this fact. It will begin this year and deliver incredible rewards, releasing the “spirit” of Blockchain Intersections in a 5G world.

SingularityNET Announces the Successful Integration of PayPal Payments in its Decentralized Beta Marketplace

SingularityNET Announces the Successful Integration of PayPal Payments in its Decentralized Beta Marketplace

The SingularityNET Foundation, the leader in decentralized AI technology, announces today the successful integration of PayPal payments into their blockchain-based artificial intelligence marketplace.

Thai Political Party Proposes $300 Digital Currency Stimulus

Thai Political Party Proposes $300 Digital Currency Stimulus

The Pheu Thai Party in Thailand has proposed giving all residents 16 years and older a digital currency stipend of $300 if it wins the next election. The initiative is a stimulus project aimed at helping the local economy using blockchain technology.