Tag Archives: Blockchain

04Feb/22

OPINION: Sun, sea and sandboxes: What are crypto innovators testing in the Pacific?

4 February 2022 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — In normal times, the Pacific nation of Palau was a magnet for tourists. Palau’s population of 18,000 welcomed around 100,000 Yachties each year in search of remote un-spoilt beaches and pristine reefs. To protect the oceans for scuba diving tourists, most of Palau’s waters were designated off-limits for commercial fishing. Pre-covid, all of Palau’s eggs were in the tourism basket. Today, facing prolonged covid restrictions, that basket is empty, and Palau’s cash is drying up. Continue reading

26Jan/22

More countries are regulating cryptocurrencies, fearing systemic risk from the volatile digital currencies

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged El Salvador to drop bitcoin as a legal tender, citing risks to the nation’s financial stability and consumer protection, joining a growing chorus of countries clamping down on private digital currencies. Continue reading

21Jan/22

Mphasis and CrossTower partner to develop a ‘Center of Excellence’ in Web 3.0 and Blockchain technologies

Mphasis (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced its partnership with CrossTower, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, to build a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on Web 3.0 and a series of blockchain based products that will be launched and traded on the CrossTower platform. Continue reading

30Sep/21

Blockchain Algorithms Submit Paperwork for Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Trading Licence

Blockchain Algorithms have applied for a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK trading licence, enabling the firm to offer FSCS-protected deposits and investment services for customers. Continue reading

16Aug/21

Online Blockchain plc: Umbria’s Cross-Chain Narni Bridge is Now Live

Umbria Network is pleased to announce that its highly anticipated Narni ‘Insta’ Bridge is in Beta and available to the public.
Users of the bridge – bridge.umbria.network – can now transfer $UMBR (Umbria’s governance token) between the Ethereum Mainnet and Matic Mainnet quickly, easily and cheaply. Imminently the bridge’s functionality will extend to see it compatible with a universe of other assets and integrating with a host of different blockchains. Continue reading

05Apr/21

ICC and TradeFlow Capital Management join forces to enable commodity trade for SMEs

ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO announced an ambitious partnership with TradeFlow Capital Management (TradeFlow) during the World Trade Organization’s 2021 Global Trade & Blockchain Forum, as part of ICC’s growing effort to enable SME access to short-term liquidity to survive the ongoing economic crisis and thrive in the post-pandemic future. Continue reading

22Feb/21

Majid Al Futtaim Taps IBM Food Trust to Deliver Food Traceability Across Carrefour Stores Using Blockchain Technology

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – owner and operator of the Carrefour franchise in these regions – and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Majid Al Futtaim has joined IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-enabled global ecosystem for the food industry run on IBM Cloud. Continue reading

07Sep/20

Learning is Earning: Bithumb Global’s Visionary Aim Behind BG Learning

Keeping in sync with its drive for change, Bithumb Global has launched BG Learning—a platform that aims to enable new investors to learn more about specific projects before investing in them. To spice up the entire process, the platform has introduced a reward system that incentivizes participants with project tokens for their progress. With BG Learning, the platform has yet again proven its penchant for making blockchain easier and more lucrative for those who want to invest in it but are always held back due to the lack of knowledge. It is filling this gap now through the BG Learning platform which would reward users for learning. Read more

13Nov/17

Think bitcoin’s getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

With Zimbabwe under threat of cash shortages and hyperinflation, some are turning to highly-volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a safer haven for their money. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading