UNICEF Innovation Fund to Invest in Blockchain-Related Projects

The UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest $100,000 in six international firms to develop blockchain-based projects. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is investing $100,000 in six companies for developing blockchain projects, according to an announcement published Dec. 10. The UNICEF Innovation Fund was launched specifically to finance early stage and open-source technology that can benefit children. The […]

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Ripple, NEM & Two Others Launch ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association

Four major blockchain companies have formed a “Blockchain for Europe” Association in a bid to promote the understanding and proactive regulation of blockchain across the continent. Four major blockchain companies have formed a “Blockchain for Europe” Association, according to a press release Dec. 5. The association seeks to promote the understanding and proactive regulation of […]

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BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform Set to Launch in 2019

Major Spanish banks BBVA and Santander have joined the launch of the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications. Banking groups BBVA and Banco Santander have joined the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), Spanish economic newspaper Expansion writes Nov. 20. The representatives of two Spanish banking groups were invited to an E.U. […]

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Retail Giant Carrefour Launches Blockchain Food Tracking Platform for Poultry in Spain

Global retail giant Carrefour, which has recently joined IBM’s blockchain-based Food Trust, has deployed blockchain to track poultry in its Spanish shops. Retail giant Carrefour, headquartered in France and operating in more than 30 countries, is deploying a blockchain food tracking platform based on Hyperledger in its Spanish network, a press release states Tuesday, Nov. […]

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Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit

U.S.-based tech giant Microsoft has launched a serverless blockchain-powered development kit for consortium environments. American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15. The new product dubbed the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” purportedly improves the capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench. It contains features like […]

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After Yesterday’s Bloodbath, Losses Continue for Major Cryptos, XRP Overtakes Ethereum

Major cryptocurrencies continue to see losses after yesterday’s drop in markets, XRP has overtaken Ethereum as the number two coin by market capitalization. Thursday, Nov. 15: yesterday’s fall in crypto markets continues today, with Bitcoin (BTC) dipping below the $5,400 mark, and total market capitalization dropping as low as $174 billion, according to data from […]

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OKEx Notes Early Delivery of BCH Futures After Trading Stop to Avoid Market Manipulation

Top global exchange OKEx has announced early delivery of Bitcoin Cash futures immediately after trading stop time today. The world’s current biggest crypto exchange OKEx has announced early delivery of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) futures contracts immediately after trading stop time today, Nov. 14, according a press release shared with Cointelegraph. As per the announcement, all […]

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Australia’s Biggest Bank Trials Blockchain-Based ‘Smart Money’ for Disability Insurance

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a government-run digital innovation center have successfully trialled a blockchain-powered “smart money” system for disability insurance. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and government-run digital innovation center Data61 have released the results of their trial for a blockchain-powered “smart money” system for Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The […]

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