Buy Bitcoin, Sell Your Altcoins, Says Pioneering Wall Street Blockchain Analyst

By | May 27, 2018

Buy Bitcoin, Sell Your Altcoins, Says Pioneering Wall Street Blockchain Analyst Bitcoin remains a strong buy despite recent losses, blockchain venture capitalist Spencer Bogart told CNBC yesterday, May 26. The cryptocurrency will trade “at least” above $10,000 by the year’s end, he added. Bogart is a partner at major VC firm Blockchain Capital, and was reportedly the first… Read More »

GDPR and Blockchain: Is the New EU Data Protection Regulation a Threat or an Incentive?

By | May 27, 2018

GDPR and Blockchain: Is the New EU Data Protection Regulation a Threat or an Incentive? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping and stringent European Union (EU) wide legal framework for personal data privacy, became effective on May 25. Ready or not, this framework is going to drastically transform the business of any digital venture. The International Association… Read More »

Russian Central Bank’s Deputy Governor: Blockchain Tech Still Needs to ‘Mature’

By | May 26, 2018

Russian Central Bank’s Deputy Governor: Blockchain Tech Still Needs to ‘Mature’ First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova has said that blockchain technology is not yet “mature” enough for industrial-scale use, local media outlet Prime reports today, May 26. During a discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Skorobogatova suggested that the emerging technology… Read More »

Shenzhen Gov’t Partners With Tencent to Fight Tax Fraud With Blockchain

By | May 26, 2018

Shenzhen Gov’t Partners With Tencent to Fight Tax Fraud With Blockchain The Shenzhen Municipal Office of the State Administration of Taxation has partnered with technology firm Tencent, according to an official announcementMay 25. The partnership aims to establish an “Intelligent Tax” Innovation Laboratory focused on tax management modernization and fighting tax fraud with blockchain technology. On May 24th, the Chinese regulator and… Read More »

World’s Largest Diamond Jewelry Retailer Joins De Beers Blockchain Pilot

By | May 25, 2018

World’s Largest Diamond Jewelry Retailer Joins De Beers Blockchain Pilot De Beers Group has announced that the world’s largest diamond jewelry retailer has joined their diamond supply blockchain platform Tracr, according to a press release published May 24.  Signet Jewelers joined the project, which aims to bring transparency to the industry, in addition to boosting consumer confidence. Signet… Read More »

Shenzhen Gov't Partners With Tencent to Fight Tax Fraud With Blockchain

By | May 25, 2018

Shenzhen Gov't Partners With Tencent to Fight Tax Fraud With Blockchain The Shenzhen Municipal Office of the State Administration of Taxation has partnered with technology firm Tencent, according to an official announcement May 25. The partnership aims to establish an “Intelligent Tax” Innovation Laboratory focused on tax management modernization and fighting tax fraud with blockchain technology. On May… Read More »

Bangkok Bank Joins R3’s Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative

By | May 25, 2018

Bangkok Bank Joins R3’s Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain software startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX. The Marco Polo platform is aimed to make trade finance simpler and more risk-free using blockchain technology instead of manual, paper-based processes, and already boasts major financial institutions… Read More »

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain

By | May 25, 2018

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain A 17th century Italian mansion is being auctioned on a blockchain. Announced Friday, Beverly Hills real estate brokerage Hilton & Hyland is partnering with blockchain startup Propy to auction the Palazzetto inside the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola, a mansion built between 1580 and 1616. The Unesco heritage site… Read More »

Norfolk Southern Gets On The Right Side Of The Blockchain Tracks

By | May 25, 2018

Norfolk Southern Gets On The Right Side Of The Blockchain Tracks One of the largest shipping and logistics companies in the United States has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to help define the future role of blockchain technology in the field of travel and logistics. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), one of the United States’ largest rail companies,… Read More »

Mining Pool of Hyundai-Related Blockchain Platform HDAC Suffers Hack

By | May 25, 2018

Mining Pool of Hyundai-Related Blockchain Platform HDAC Suffers Hack The mining pool of HDAC, a Korean blockchain-based IoT platform and issuer of the Hyundai-DAC token (DAC), has been hacked. This forced the company to temporarily halt withdrawals, TokenPost reported Thursday, May 24. HDAC’s founder Chung Dae-sun is the nephew of the CEOs of Hyundai Group and Hyundai Motors,… Read More »