Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Channel Island Alderney Conducts Blockchain Trial with Z/Yen’s ChainZy Tech

The government of Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands, is experimenting with a blockchain-based online timestamping service through a project called MetroGnomo,  live since 1 January 2016. The experimental timestamping service utilizes the ChainZy mutual distributed ledger technology developed by...

Reserve Bank of India Analyzes Blockchain

Two years after the Reserve Bank of India voiced concerns about virtual currencies, including Bitcoins,  the bank’s Deputy Governor H R Khan has now informed that there will soon be a team set up...

Australia’s Central Bank Foresees Possibility of Digital Aussie Dollar

Tony Richards, the Head of Payments Policy Department of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), told a payment conference in Sydney this week that the advent of a digital national currency is a possibility. Richards stated: "Let...

How Transactions Are Validated on a Distributed Ledger

(A special thanks to Simon Taylor who was instrumental in much of my thinking through conversations we had around this topic. His input was invaluable) This post will explore how transactions will be validated using...

Delaware Governor Highlights States Blockchain Initiative with Symbiont

The Governor of the US State of Delaware, Jack Markell, this week revealed an initiative by the State to encourage use of blockchain and smart contract technology to help the public and enterprises lower transactional costs, speed up and automate manual...

Blockchain Live Reveals Blockchain Potential Across industries

On the 20th of September, 2017, the Blokchain Live event was held at The Brewery in London. Over the course of one day, hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to listen to talks given...

IBM, Dubai Government Agencies and Enterprises Launch Blockchain Initiative

IBM has announced a blockchain initiative with Dubai Customs and Dubai Trade, advancing Dubai's government blockchain strategy. As part of the initiative, IBM is also working with businesses including Emirates NBD, du, Aramex, and Banco...

European Digital Currency & Blockchain Forum Holds Conference in European Parliament

The newly formed European Digital Currency & Blockchain Forum (EDCAB) held a conference this week inside the European Parliament. EDCAB hosted major financial institutions like Barclays and Nasdaq, leaders from the digital currency and blockchain...

Electronic Government as a Service Now in Beta Testing Phase

Electronic Government as a Service or ‘eGaaS’, has announced it has entered beta testing. An international blockchain platform for organizing economic, state and social activities for citizens and their communities based on smart law...

The Bank of England Looks to Implement Own Cryptocurrency – RSCoin

A report from the MIT Technological Review has revealed a new type of cryptocurrency that is being developed on behalf of the Bank of England. Two researchers from UCL, Sarah Meiklejohn and George Danezis, have...