Green Policy and Crypto Energy Consumption in the EU

Solarization dominating green energy efforts in the EU. Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, AI and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies require a high consumption of electricity, currently produced predominantly using coal and fossil fuels that adversely impact the environment. A global shift toward green energy will require the removal […]

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Deutsche Boerse, Swisscom Settle Securities with Corda and Hyperledger

Deutsche Boerse and Swiss state-run telecom Swisscom have settled securities transactions using different blockchain protocols. German securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse and Swiss state-run telecom Swisscom have settled securities transactions using different blockchain protocols. In a joint proof-of-concept (PoC) involving a number of banks, the participants exchanged money in the form of cash tokens against tokenized […]

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China Walks Back Hardline Media Rhetoric Toward Crypto and Blockchain

With Chinese President Xi Jinping recently showcasing support for blockchain, local media is seemingly changing its sentiment toward crypto. Earlier this week, a story published by Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua featured some pro-Bitcoin comments that referred to the flagship digital currency as being the world’s “first successful application of blockchain technology.” This latest endorsement […]

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Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System

Walmart Canada has launched an automated blockchain-based network designed to improve freight and payment processing. Walmart Canada — the retail giant’s Canadian branch — has rolled out an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The new system, which was developed in collaboration with blockchain company […]

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WEF’s Mining Blockchain Initiative Aims for ‘Industry-Wide Trust’

The WEF has teamed up with seven major metals and mining firms to develop responsible sourcing and sustainability practices using blockchain. Last week, the World Economic Forum teamed up with seven major mining and metals firms to develop responsible sourcing and sustainability practices using blockchain. Specifically, the “Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative” will include building […]

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Zilliqa Offers $5M Fund to Oxford DLT Students to Support Diversity

Oxford students will be invited to participate in the Zilliqa’s $5 million Ecosystem Grant Programme. Singapore-based blockchain firm Zilliqa launches blockchain workshops in collaboration with Oxford University to encourage diversity in the industry. Together with Zilliqa, the Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS), an Oxford society that aims to support women in computer science, […]

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Deutsche Börse Aims to Ease Digital Securities Transfer With New Deal

A partnership with Cashlink simplifies the process via which investors pump cash into startups, using distributed ledger technology or DLT. The venture capital arm of German marketplace Deutsche Börse has sealed a new partnership for allowing institutional investors to obtain digital securities. Deutsche Börse pushes regulated digital securities In a press release on Oct. 30, […]

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