Liverpool Aims to Become ‘World’s First Climate-Positive City’ Using Blockchain Tech

By | July 21, 2018

Liverpool Aims to Become ‘World’s First Climate-Positive City’ Using Blockchain Tech The Liverpool City Council (LCC) announced it will be using blockchain tech to mitigate the city’s climate impact, local news outlet edie.net reported July 19. A tweet from the LCC explains that the effort to reduce the city’s climate impact is a bid to become the “world’s… Read More »

BBVA Signs $117 Mln Blockchain-Powered Corporate Loan

By | July 20, 2018

BBVA Signs $117 Mln Blockchain-Powered Corporate Loan Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has signed a new blockchain-based loan with civil engineering firm ACS Group, according to the BBVA’s official statement July 19. BBVA, a multinational Spanish banking group, signed an agreement with ACS to provide a long-term bilateral corporate loan of €100 million ($117 million). The new blockchain-powered… Read More »

Malta Regulator Tells Blockchain Companies to Wait Before Applying for Approvals and Authorization

By | July 20, 2018

Malta Regulator Tells Blockchain Companies to Wait Before Applying for Approvals and Authorization The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) said in a statement that blockchain companies have to wait until a recently passed framework comes into force before applying for approvals and authorizations, news outlet Times of Malta reported July 20. In a statement issued today, the MFSA… Read More »

Blockchain Phones Calling the Future of Telecommunications

By | July 20, 2018

Blockchain Phones Calling the Future of Telecommunications The emergence of blockchain technology has piqued the interest of a number of different sectors across global society. From finance, politics, economics, automotive and technology, blockchain is starting to take root. It is now being seen that communications could be the latest sector to benefit from this technological revolution. There has… Read More »

Samsung Baltic Stores Now Accept Crypto via Blockchain Payments Platform CopPay

By | July 20, 2018

Samsung Baltic Stores Now Accept Crypto via Blockchain Payments Platform CopPay South Korean electronics titan Samsung has announced that its Baltic stores now accept multiple cryptocurrencies as a means of payment via the blockchain-based CopPay platform, according to a July 20 Medium post. The platform allows merchants to receive cryptocurrency and either keep the payments in a cold… Read More »

Hong Kong: 100 ‘Mainstream Media’ Establish ‘Global Media Blockchain Alliance’

By | July 20, 2018

Hong Kong: 100 ‘Mainstream Media’ Establish ‘Global Media Blockchain Alliance’ The Global Media Blockchain Alliance has been established in Hong Kong to create a “healthy public opinion environment” for the blockchain industry, Taiwanese newspaper China Times reports July 20. At the 2018 Global Media Blockchain Summit, held in Hong Kong July 19, the Global Media Blockchain Alliance released… Read More »

Financial Exchange Thinks Blockchain Can Keep Online Auctions Fair

By | July 20, 2018

Financial Exchange Thinks Blockchain Can Keep Online Auctions Fair A state-backed financial asset exchange in China’s Chongqing city is turning to blockchain to make online auctions tamper-proof and transparent. According to a patent application filed in December and revealed on Friday by the China State Intellectual Property Office, the Chongqing Financial Asset Exchange (CQFAE) is exploring how to create… Read More »

World’s Number Four Telecoms Provider Files Blockchain Contract Storage Paten

By | July 20, 2018

World’s Number Four Telecoms Provider Files Blockchain Contract Storage Paten The world’s fourth-largest telecoms provider, Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), has filed a patent for using blockchain tech for contract agreement, according to a U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) release on July 19. NTT’s patent application writes that a problem with contracts on blockchain is that… Read More »

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

By | July 20, 2018

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts Japanese telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) may be looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology, according to a patent application published Thursday. The world’s fourth-largest telecom provider details how it could use the application to store contracts without allowing for documents to… Read More »

EU Parliament Report: Cryptocurrency Anonymity A Problem, Blockchain Not To Blame

By | July 19, 2018

EU Parliament Report: Cryptocurrency Anonymity A Problem, Blockchain Not To Blame A recent study published by the European Parliament discusses the state of cryptocurrency-related crime, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorist financing. Requested by the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance, a July study titled Cryptocurrencies and blockchain: Legal context… Read More »