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Santander Ethereum bond

Santander bank redeemed issued $20 million Ethereum-bond

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Santander, which is the largest bank in Spain, redeemed a $20 million bond, issued on the Ethereum blockchain this September. The head of digital investment banking at Santander and chairman of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, John Whelan, also wrote about this in his Twitter account. We just...

Blockchain hardware in space

Blockchain hardware is now on International Space Station

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SpaceChain is doing it again! SpaceX's shuttle performing its resupply purpose to the ISS took SpaceChain’s blockchain hardware on December 5, 2019. That's SpaceChain's third on-orbit blockchain and the initial one on the station. CEO of the organization Zee Zheng said: “This payload set off is...

JPMorgan

JPMorgan’s blockchain network will launch in Japan in 2020

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According to the latest announcements, JPMorgan's blockchain payment network is going to begin operating in Japan at the beginning of 2020. Based on Quorum, JPMorgan's in-house blockchain platform, the Interbank Information Network (IIN) plans to quicken payment transactions as well as address...

Money laundering

Regulators: Blockchain increases money laundering risks

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One of the financial regulators of Switzerland informed the country is “particularly presented” to money laundering dangers given its traditional position as a magnet for the world’s prosperous as well as rising threats from blockchain and banks’ lower gain margins. Finma Chief Executive...

Brave users

Brave reached 10 million active users per month

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Brave browser published about 19% active users’ growth. The Brave 1.0 was issued on November 13 and got really excellent evaluations from the publishers. It also succeeded in user selection. Brave surged from 8.7 million active users per month (MAU) in October to 10.4 in November. This indicates...

Microsoft Azure token

Microsoft Azure developers will receive tokenized badgers

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Microsoft has launched the Ethereum blockchain recognition program. Now, developers who are actively contributing to the development of the Azure cloud platform will be awarded Azure Heroes tokenized badgers. Are you an @Azure practitioner who loves to learn and who contributes to a strong...

Binance acquires DappReview

Binance acquires DappReview to further blockchain adoption

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On December 3, Binance proclaimed that it acquires DappReview, the preeminent data and analytics platform for Dapps worldwide. Binance plans to update the environment of Dapps and generate more comprehensive blockchain adoption. Launched in February 2018, DappReview proposes data analytics and Dapp...

HSBC Bank

HSBC moved $20 billion from paper to blockchain

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One of the most influential banks in the world, HSBC, is preparing to move $20 billion worth of assets to a new blockchain-based custody platform. It is an enormous improvement of the former system as the bank is planning to digitize paper-based documents of private placements. Private deployments...

Indian national blockchain framework

India plans to create a national blockchain framework

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The government of India is developing a national framework, which is going to maintain the broader deployment of blockchain use cases. Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for electronics and IT (MeitY), said that the government is preparing an approach paper on the National Level Blockchain Framework,...

Gendarmerie Tezos

French gendarmerie reports about using Tezos blockchain

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The French Gendarmerie Cybercrime Center (C3N) uses the Tezos blockchain. The agency launched its first smart contract in September. According to a press release, C3N uses blockchain to control the costs incurred during investigations. “This is one of the first examples of how a government...

Hahn air started using blockchain

Hahn Air uses blockchain to issue Tickets

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Hahn Air declared an article on November 18, and as to it, German corporation Hahn Air is going to be the first organisation to distribute tickets on a blockchain. The blockchain has many advantages for the sphere, like being 100% secure, open-source, and that all the participants of the process...

Iran illegal mining

Iran will pay for exposing illegal mining

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Iranian authorities announced their readiness to pay for information on illegal activities in the extraction of cryptocurrencies, and also spoke about new rules for calculating electricity prices for miners. It is reported by Press TV. The fee for identifying miners using subsidized electricity...

blockchain job

Number of blockchain vacancies has grown by 26% since 2018

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According to a study by Indeed's employment service, the number of job postings in the bitcoin and blockchain industry has grown by 26% since 2018. The #blockchain job boom continues, with the share of job postings for roles related to #cryptocurrency increasing 1,457% in 4 years. @IEEESpectrum...

Fully-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo will use blockchain tech to avoid unethical cobalt

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Volvo plans to adopt blockchain to track the genesis of cobalt it uses in its batteries to bypass stocks dug by children and under immoral circumstances. Head of Procurement at the corporation Martina Buchhauser told that they're regularly bound to a civilised supply chain for their raw materials...

India defense blockchain

Indian Minister praises blockchain potential in defense

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Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister of India, believes that AI, blockchain, and Big Data have already changed the paradigm of warfare. Their use is necessary to protect critical infrastructure, he concluded. Singh made this statement during a speech to representatives of 80 states who will visit the...

Microsoft Ignite conference

Microsoft presents enterprise token mining platform

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Marley Gray, a chief engineer at ‌Microsoft, says that the corporation aims to make the construction of crypto tokens in the cloud as simple as using a printer. Gray mentioned this after the announcement of the Azure Blockchain Tokens platform on Monday. Gray is sure that just like printers were...

Telegram Open Network wallet

Despite SEC lawsuit, Telegram released test crypto wallet

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Telegram, a popular messenger which decided to turn a blockchain corporation, has issued a test version of a desktop crypto wallet for its “gram” token. From the official website users of Windows, Mac OS and Linux can download the wallet and get their keys on TON testnet. The wallet...

Ripple invests in Keyless

Ripple invests in biometric cybersecurity startup

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Keyless, a startup which is focused on cybersecurity progress, has gathered over $2 million investments to create new security software that gives info about private keys of users with encrypted biometric data. This organisation intends to be preeminent in the world to mix defended multi-party...

Few of us know that the technology named blockchain, that is so widely spread nowadays, was described back in 1991 by the group of researchers. It couldn’t find practical usage over 2 decades before 2009 when mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto used the technology as the basis of his invitation: the Bitcoin. But what is blockchain, how it works and what problems does it solve? There are a lot of definitions and explanations of this technology but ‘the distributed and open ledger’ describes it the best. Keeping the same information on each node of the network item and checking the compliance while adding any new block, makes blockchain almost absolutely secure and trustworthy. Not drowning in technical details too much we should say that right now blockchain is changing the traditional financial system. Thanks to this technology P2P transactions are reality nowadays. Democratic governments are implementing blockchain in more and more fields of public administration and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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