World’s Oldest Watch Manufacturer to Use Blockchain for Tracking Timepieces

Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Vacheron Constantin will start using blockchain technology to track its timepieces. Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Vacheron Constantin will start using blockchain technology to track its timepieces, lifestyle magazine Robb Report reported on May 24. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is recognized as the world’s oldest watch manufacturer. […]

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Maltese Government Awards 19 Blockchain Scholarships Using DLT Fund

Malta’s government has awarded 19 blockchain scholarships from the fund set up by the University of Malta and MITA. The Maltese government has awarded 19 students blockchain scholarships worth a total of 160,000 euro ($179,000), local publication the Malta Independent reports May 23. The scholarships were granted by Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, […]

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Ripple Escrow Reporting: Creative Accounting or Much Ado About Nothing?

Blockchain analysis firm Coin Metrics points to discrepancies in Ripple’s escrow accounting. Is there a basis to the claim? On May 16, 2019, Coin Metrics released a report detailing discrepancies in Ripple’s escrow reporting system. The Blockchain analysis firm described these discrepancies as contradictions that required some explanation. As per usual, any story concerning Ripple […]

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Crypto Custody Firm Ledger Vault to Provide Services to Crypto Broker Voyager Digital

Ledger Vault, the custody arm of French hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, will provide its services to Canadian cryptocurrency broker Voyager Digital. Ledger Vault, the custody arm of hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, will provide its services to Canadian cryptocurrency broker Voyager Digital, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 21. Per the release, […]

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Bitfury Partners With Kazakhstan-Based Financial Hub to Cooperate on Blockchain Projects

Bitfury teamed up with the Astana International Financial Centre to collaborate on blockchain development in the region. Blockchain tech giant Bitfury partnered with major Kazakhstan-based financial hub to apply the technology across multiple industries, local government-backed newspaper The Astana Times reports on May 21. Headquartered in Nur-Sultan, the newly renamed capital of Kazakhstan, the Astana […]

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Stellar’s Blockchain Briefly Goes Offline, Confirming the Project Lacks Decentralization

The Stellar network went offline for over an hour, raising concerns about decentralization. Recently, blockchain-powered network Stellar stopped confirming transactions for more than one hour, effectively going offline. Although no money was reportedly lost as a result, Stellar’s major issue has now been highlighted publicly: The project is not decentralized, at least not to the […]

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UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone Switches Entire System to Blockchain

Calastone announced that it switched its entire system for fund trade clearing services to its blockchain infrastructure. London-based global funds network Calastone announced that it switched its entire system for fund trade clearing services to its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI) in a press release published on May 20. Per the release, the migration of […]

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