Brazil plans to track COVID-19 vaccinations using blockchain tech

In the midst of a country-wide COVID-19 vaccination effort, Brazil looks to add blockchain-based tracking to the equation. A recent YouTube webinar from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security hosted discussion on blockchain’s usefulness in several categories, including the fight against corruption. Blockchain’s impact on COVID-19 tracing also surfaced during the discussion.  A report from […]

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Brazilian Regulators Create DLT Platform for Screening Politicians

Four Brazilian financial regulators are teaming up to aggregate data using blockchain technology to streamline the screening of politicians and corporations. Four of Brazil’s financial regulatory institutions are collaborating to build a streamlined blockchain-based data-sharing platform to perform background checks on political representatives and corporations. The platform, dubbed PIER, was developed by Brazil’s central bank […]

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Brazil’s PIX Payments System Has the Same Spirit, but Not a Blockchain Structure

Brazil’s PIX will cut out payment intermediaries, enabling peer-to-peer and business-to-business transactions in seconds. The Central Bank of Brazil made some waves last week with its new instant payment system. While not blockchain-based, the new system, dubbed PIX, nevertheless is imbued with some of blockchain’s core attributes. Money transfers have historically been slow, cumbersome and […]

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Cointelegraph Moderates First Crypto Media Gathering at BlockShow Asia 2019

Crypto media should welcome skepticism, medialogue attendees conclude. The pace of the crypto market’s expansion would have been much slower without the contribution of dedicated media outlets. Google searches for terms like “Bitcoin” and “blockchain” skyrocketed in the last few years — alongside the spike in crypto prices. This suggests that people have a thirst […]

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Huawei Signs Deal With Digital Currency Research Unit of China’s Central Bank

Huawei has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the digital currency research unit of the People’s Bank of China. Multinational telecommunications and consumer electronics giant Huawei has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). According to a statement from Huawei’s WeChat channel on Nov. 4, PBoC deputy […]

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