EU Report Considers Blockchain-Based Digital Identities, Tokenized National Currencies

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum has made a case for a blockchain-powered “self-sovereign” digital identity system to secure and share personal information. In its latest report released on Dec. 7, the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF) made a case for a blockchain-based digital identity system and digital versions of national currencies. The […]

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Blockchain and Crypto in the Labor Market: Overview of Salaries, Taxes and the Most In-Demand Jobs

Job seekers’ interest for positions related to blockchain and cryptocurrency has declined, while employers’ interest only rose in 2018. How do cryptocurrencies prices and blockchain technology development correlate with the changes in the labor market? Over the past months, the cryptocurrency market has been demonstrating bearish sentiment, with crypto prices falling to a yearly lows. […]

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Joseph Lubin: ETH Incubator ConsenSys Gets ‘Lean and Gritty’ in Competitive Market

Ethereum blockchain startup and incubator ConsenSys plans to streamline and toughen its business style amid a competitive blockchain space. Major Ethereum (ETH) blockchain startup and incubator ConsenSys plans to streamline and toughen its business style amid an increasingly “crowded” competitive blockchain space. The shift in strategy was reported by online tech journal Breaker on Dec. […]

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Major South Korea Tech Holding and ConsenSys Sign MoU to Develop Blockchain Business Hub

SK Group has signed an MoU with ConsenSys to create and develop an “enterprise blockchain ecosystem.” South Korean technological holding SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ConsenSys for blockchain business cooperation, according to a SK Group official press release published today, Dec. 4. SK Holdings C&C is the information technology solutions […]

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First Blockchain Association in Mexico Established

Seven blockchain industry players, including ConsenSys, have launched the first blockchain association in Mexico. The first blockchain association in Mexico has formed, its founding members including industry players like blockchain software firm ConsenSys, Forbes Mexico reported Nov. 28. The Blockchain Association of Mexico was established companies Bitso, Volabit, BIVA, GBM, Lvna Capital, ConsenSys and Exponent […]

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Amazon Announces Two Blockchain-Related Products; Quantum Ledger and Managed Blockchain

Online retail giant Amazon has announced two blockchain-based products, which are purportedly able to scale depending on users’ needs. E-commerce giant Amazon announced the debut of two new services, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 28. QLDB is a ledger database designed to […]

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Taiwan is Tightening Regulations on Crypto Exchanges, Possible Pressure From China?

Taiwan has implemented new AML regulations on crypto exchanges. Was it influenced by China? On November 2, Taiwan officially tightened anti-money laundering (AML) policies targeted at crypto exchanges, requesting exchanges to monitor and prevent any illegal transaction processed using digital assets. According to the newly drafted Money Laundering Control Act and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act […]

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National Swiss Railway Operator Completes Pilot of Blockchain ID Management System

Swiss Federal Railways tests a blockchain-powered ID management system designed to increase the efficiency of paper-based processes. The national railway company of Switzerland has completed a proof of concept (PoC) of a “self-sovereign” blockchain-based identity management system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) product was developed by Linum Labs, […]

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