Nuro receives first permit to operate self-driving cars commercially in California

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has awarded Nuro the state’s first commercial permit for self-driving cars. The permit allows Nuro to operate its autonomous vehicles commercially on the roads of two counties near the company’s Bay Area headquarters. Nuro says it will soon announce its first commercial deployment with an “established” partner. The company’s… […]

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Polish city becomes first to adopt Ethereum blockchain for emergency services

Olsztyn, Poland is using SmartKey built on Ethereum to streamline emergency services. Olsztyn, Poland is reportedly the first city in the world to leverage Ethereum’s blockchain to aid the provision of emergency services, offering yet another tangible use case for distributed ledger technology.  Olsztyn has completed a successful trial run of SmartKey, a bridging technology […]

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IOTA teams up with Austrian uni for Internet of Things and blockchain research lab

The IOTA Foundation is teaming up with one of Austria’s most prestigious universities to foster research in distributed ledger technologies. The IOTA Foundation, the non-profit organization behind IOTA, IOTA Tangle and MIOTA, announced they will be joining Austria’s newest Christian Doppler Laboratory, or CDL, as an industrial partner. The first of its kind, the laboratory is […]

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World Economic Forum calls blockchain key to sustainable digital finance

A new WEF report touts blockchain technology as a cornerstone of environmental sustainability. The World Economic Forum (WEF) believes blockchain represents a core element of sustainable digital finance — a new paradigm that combines emerging technology with environmentally-conscious business models. In a new report published Wednesday, UBS executive Karin Oertli lists blockchain technology along with […]

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Blockchain can be a cryptographic tool for nuclear disarmament: study

Can blockchain technology de-escalate nuclear tensions? Researchers at the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London have turned to analyzing “non-political” solutions for the problem of nuclear disarmament. The researchers’ new report notes that the multilateral nuclear order consolidated around the United Nations’ Non-Proliferation-Treaty, or NPT, has been consistently beset by problems […]

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