Spain’s Largest Telecom Company Seeks Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, AI

One of the world’s largest telephone operators, Telefónica, has launched a call to support startups related to blockchain and AI. Spain’s largest multinational telecommunications company, Telefónica, has announced an initiative to support entrepreneurs in innovative technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), according to an official press release published on Feb. 19. The Madrid-based […]

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Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange

Liberstad has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform. Liberstad — a private, anarcho-capitalist city in Norway — has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform as its official medium of exchange, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. Founded in 2015, Liberstad is the outcome of […]

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Hyundai Commercial Partners With IBM to Accelerate Blockchain Development

A financial services subsidiary of leading South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai has partnered with IBM. Hyundai Commercial — a financial services subsidiary of leading South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai — has announced a partnership with American tech giant IBM to modernize its business model using blockchain. The news was announced on Feb. 13 at IBM’s […]

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Chinese Tech Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain OS to Support DApp Development

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has launched its Baidu Blockchain Engine, an operating system designed to facilitate DApp development. Chinese search engine and web services company Baidu has launched its Baidu Blockchain Engine (BBE), an operating system designed to facilitate decentralized application (DApp) development. The news was officially announced by Baidu’s cloud computing unit, Baidu […]

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Spanish City Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

The Spanish city of Aragon has given over $13 million for the industrial digitalization and implementation of “Industry 4.0” projects. The government of the Spanish city of Aragon has allocated over 12 million euros ($13 million) for the development of “Industry 4.0,” which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. The news […]

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California Governor Talks Blockchain and Data Privacy in State of the State Speech

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, has said that the state needs “to ensure technological advancements in AI, blockchain, big data.” The governor of California Gavin Newsom supported the development of blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI)-based products in his “State of the State” speech, local news outlet CALmatters reported on Feb. 12. In his speech […]

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UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator for Early Stage Blockchain Startups

The prestigious United States public school has launched a 12-week accelerator program for early stage blockchain startups. Prestigious United States public school University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has launched a 12-week accelerator program for early stage blockchain startups. The launch was reported in an official announcement published on Jan. 28. The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator […]

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