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Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz will use blockchain to track carbon emission

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Mercedes Benz corporation and startup Circulor presented a pilot project on the blockchain. The project intends to track the supply chain of cobalt, for understanding the volume of carbon emissions. A joint project between Mercedes and Circulor is part of the Startup Autobahn initiative to create a...

Saudi Aramco

Oil giant company invests into blockchain trading platform

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The venture capital department of Saudi Aramco, the world's largest and most successful oil corporation, has invested $ 5 million in the Vakt blockchain platform. According to information on the Vakt website, the oil corporation has become one of 12 platform investors. Vakt plans to direct the...

LinkedUp decentrelized LinkedIn

Dfinity showed a decentralized version of LinkedIn

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The Dfinity blockchain startup showed an open decentralized variant of a social network LinkedIn for finding and establishing business contacts called LinkedUp, The Block reports. The application runs on the decentralized “Internet computer” Dfinity. According to the company, it will compete...

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Tesla electric car was turned into a bitcoin node

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The developers of the Bcoin were able to launch a full-fledged bitcoin node on the on-board computer of the Tesla electric car. #Bitcoin full node syncing in the dashboard of a @Tesla!Try it in your Roadster: https://t.co/dWjYgiD7w8#JavaScript pic.twitter.com/xRMQsliujL— bcoin (@Bcoin)...

Winklevoss twins

Gemini completes 2nd level of cybersecurity compliance exam

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Gemini Exchange proclaimed the successful fulfillment of a detached audit of SOC Type 2 security control systems. The audit was administered by Deloitte from the Big Four global checking firms. Tyler Winklevoss emphasized that Gemini was preeminent in the crypto space to pass the SOC 2 Type 2 exam...

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AB InBev Brewing Company will use BanQu blockchain platform

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The international brewing company AB InBev will use blockchain to work with farmers from Africa who supply raw materials. Due to the lack of developed banking infrastructure in the country, local farmers face difficulties in obtaining tax benefits. Thanks to the new blockchain solution developed by...

Binance P2P platform

P2P merchant program of Binance goes live

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Binance's P2P Merchant program is live now. The platform is used for fiat-crypto speculation and is user-oriented. On January 21, Changpeng Zhao mentioned that, in the preceding quarter, the negotiating volume on the platform has drastically increased, and the global society is looking for more...

Chinese blockchain investments

In 2019 China’s total investments in blockchain dropped 40%

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The newest investigation shows blockchain spending in spheres of investment and funding ventures has lost the upper 40% in China during the last year. China had 245 funding and investment ventures in 2019 altogether, which is almost 60% less than in 2018. China's government held a study with...

Telegram Open Network

Amid legal controversy, TON explorers are already available

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Operating blockchain explorers are ready for TON's testnet, notwithstanding the SEC's lawsuit that made Telegram delay the mainnet start. Blockchair declared the construction of a user-oriented option to Telegram's version. Telegram Open Network gathered over $1.7B in a private ICO in 2018. It...

Russia's prime minister

Russia’s new prime minister about the digital economy

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Russia has appointed a new Prime Minister - Mikhail Mishustin. The former head of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation (FTS) repeatedly spoke out about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Back in 2016, Mishustin gave an interview to the Russian information television channel RT, in which...

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Visa takes over Coinbase exchange partner for $5.3 billion

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Visa payment system acquired fintech startup Plaid for $5.3 billion, working with the Coinbase crypto exchange and the Abra wallet. The deal will allow Visa to provide users with advanced payment options and related services for fintech developers. Visa's Executive Director and Chairman Al Kelly...

The US Department of the Treasury

US Treasury tests blockchain for tracking federal grants

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The Department of the Treasury in the US, which controls government income, is examining blockchain tech for tracking governmental grant refunds. Modernization program administrator at the USDT Craig Fischer told during one of the last conferences that the Treasury is near to completing a PoC...

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Linkedin: blockchain entered the top with highest salaries

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In 2020, blockchain developers will become the most sought-after specialists - demand for them will exceed supply. This is evidenced by the study of a social network for finding and establishing business contacts LinkedIn. The analysis was carried out taking into account the professional skills and...

Russia blockchain party

World of Tanks author will create a blockchain party

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The director of the Wargaming.net World of Tanks videogame, Vyacheslav Makarov, plans to create a “Direct Democracy Party” with an application on the blockchain, Kommersant writes. It is going to first take part in the 2020 regional elections, and then in the parliamentary elections of 2021....

Busan invest Bithumb

Bithumb will invest $8.6 million in a free blockchain zone

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South Korea's leading crypto exchange Bithumb intends to invest 10 billion won (about $8.6 million) in the “regulatory-free zone” of Busan to develop the blockchain technology. This was reported by The Block, citing a statement by the local ministry of small and medium-sized businesses and...

SegWit domination over Bitcoin now rises

SegWit domination over Bitcoin now rises to almost 66%

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As per the recent reports, Bitcoin’s reliance over the SegWit technology sees a new high. It is estimated that this technology is contributing to approximately 66% of the complete proceedings of Bitcoin. This number has seen a drastic rise from just 40% in September to a massive 60%...

China's "Digital Yuan" might launch in 2020!

China's "Digital Yuan" might launch in 2020!

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The year 2019 has been quite the year for bitcoin. Although it has not seen its value rise like in 2017 it has caught the attention of many banks as well as authorities across the globe that are thinking to implement it into their systems. But now bitcoin is set to face an intense rivalry with...

First Blockchain ETF May Be Launched In China

First Blockchain ETF May Be Launched In China Soon

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China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), that watches over the entire nation’s monetary activities, freshly receives a formal request to register an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). This ETF will trace down funds linked with blockchain as primary possessions. This request lodged in by the...

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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