Copyright on Blockchain, Explained

By | September 19, 2018

Copyright on Blockchain, Explained Can someone post one of my photos or illustrations on blockchain without permission? Not right now… but this could change in the future. The reason why it isn’t possible at the moment is merely technical. Scaling problems (something we’ve reported extensively on at Cointelegraph) mean there’s a limit to the amount of data that can… Read More »

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Startup Launches Blockchain Powered Electric Vehicles That Mine Cryptocurrency

By | September 19, 2018

Startup Launches Blockchain Powered Electric Vehicles That Mine Cryptocurrency A Singapore blockchain startup is launching a fleet of blockchain-enabled electric vehicles that mine crypto as users travel. The company intends to reduce carbon emissions and to reward people for doing so. Cars and climate change Road vehicles such as cars, trucks and motorcycles are the largest contributors of CO2… Read More »

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‘Not High-Performance’: Tradeshift CEO Prudent on Blockchain Supply Chain Potential

By | September 19, 2018

‘Not High-Performance’: Tradeshift CEO Prudent on Blockchain Supply Chain Potential Digital invoicing startup Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng countered “hype” over blockchain’s role in supply chains Wednesday, September 19, telling CNBC the technology “wasn’t ready yet.” In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, Lanng highlighted the use cases for blockchain in areas such as identity… Read More »

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Major Banks, Industry Players to Launch Blockchain-Based Commodities Platform

By | September 19, 2018

Major Banks, Industry Players to Launch Blockchain-Based Commodities Platform A group of major global banks, trading firms, and a leading energy company have launched a joint venture that will oversee a new blockchain-based platform for financing the trading of commodities, Reuters reports September 19. The Swiss-based venture, dubbed komgo SA, has been established by a host of international… Read More »

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Leading UK Port Operator Seeks to Improve Shipping Logistics via Blockchain

By | September 19, 2018

Leading UK Port Operator Seeks to Improve Shipping Logistics via Blockchain UK’s leading port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP), has signed an agreement with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International to develop blockchain use for port logistics, Dry Bulk magazine reports Wednesday, September 19. Under the agreement with Marine Transport International, ABP — which operates in 21 ports… Read More »

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DLT in Migration Policy: How Blockchain Can Help Both Refugees and Host Nations

By | September 18, 2018

DLT in Migration Policy: How Blockchain Can Help Both Refugees and Host Nations As the United Nations Refugee Agency warned in the first days of September, the death rate for refugees attempting to reach Europe has risen. That sounds even more cruel considering that the numbers trying to make the crossing has fallen. For every 18 people crossing… Read More »

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German Frankfurt School to Issue Blockchain-Based Course Certificates

By | September 18, 2018

German Frankfurt School to Issue Blockchain-Based Course Certificates The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (FS) in Germany will now offer students the ability to prove their qualifications using blockchain technology, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported September 17. As part of a pilot program, graduates of one of FS’ courses on blockchain technology will be able to prove their… Read More »

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UK Gov’t Faces Questions Over Impact of Crypto Bear Market on UK Blockchain Industry

By | September 18, 2018

UK Gov’t Faces Questions Over Impact of Crypto Bear Market on UK Blockchain Industry The U.K. government has faced questions over whether it is actively monitoring the impact of the global crypto market downturn on the domestic blockchain industry, Finance Feeds reports September 18. Lord Taylor of Warwick is reported to have asked “Her Majesty’s Government what assessment… Read More »

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Switzerland to Exchange Blockchain Regulatory Experience With Israel

By | September 18, 2018

Switzerland to Exchange Blockchain Regulatory Experience With Israel Switzerland and Israel have agreed to share their experience on regulating the blockchain industry, Reuters reports Monday, September 17, citing both countries’ high-ranking officials. Switzerland’s Minister of Finance Ueli Maurer and State Secretary for International Financial Matters Joerg Gasser have recently visited Israel to officially request access to the local… Read More »

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Chinese Blockchain Fund Plans to Raise $13 Million for Japanese Yen Stablecoin

By | September 18, 2018

Chinese Blockchain Fund Plans to Raise $13 Million for Japanese Yen Stablecoin The Chinese entrepreneur in charge of a $1.5 billion blockchain fund will seek to create up to three new stable cryptocurrencies (stablecoins) pegged to various fiat currencies, South China Morning Post reports Tuesday, September 18. Yao Yongjie, whose Grandshores Blockchain Fund has the backing of well-known… Read More »

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