During the last couple of years, blockchain and cannabis were the two industries attracting a lot of attention, mainly because both of them ballooned from being something backstreet and underground to the most emerging and promising businesses. Even in their darkest period both went hand in hand. For example, “Silk Road”, a dark web marketplace,
The bear market of 2018 is neither the longest (so far) nor the toughest in the history of crypto. It was way worse 4 years ago when Bitcoin went down to around $400 just in 3 months after reaching almost $1200 in December 2013 and did not recover until January 2017 (three whole years !).
Developers of bitcoin wallet Blockchain accused the platform blockchain.io in a deliberate re-branding with the goal of misleading users. As they say in the official blog of the company, the corresponding complaint was transferred to the US Federal Court. According to the Blockchain’s team, the site was created by the founders of the Paymium platform,
New York University is becoming the first university in the US, ready to offer students the training of cryptocurrency and specialty blockages. The new educational program is reportedly to be provided at the Leonard N. Stern Business School, which was also the first educational institution to launch a blockchain course for bachelors. According to Professor
An affiliated company of the Chinese giant Alibaba, Ant Financial, is launching a blockchain-based backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Ant Financial Vice President Geoff Jiang has announced the launch of the BaaS platform at the Ant Technology Exploration Conference (ATEC) in Hangzhou. The new backend-as-a-service platform is launched in conjunction with Ant’s partner program for business, which
The Department of Finance of the Government of Dubai (DoF) has announced the launch of a payment system for government agencies of the UAE, which operates on the basis of blockchain technology. The opening of a new payment system became possible within the framework of the cooperation of the Department of Finance with the government
A command of aviation systems of the US Navy (NAVAIR), engaged in equipping the air fleet and air-based weapons, reported in a press release about the beginning of a study on whether the blockchain system will track the life cycle of the parts more effectively than currently used methods. To replace manual processes on paper
A not-for-profit organizations RiskBlock Alliance and LIMRA have created the first in the US blockchain-related platform in the sector of life insurance and pension contributions. The creators say in a press release that the new blockchain platform will reduce the level of fraud and improve the quality of service, speeding up the processing of client
China continues to implement blockchain technologies at the state level and creates a new financial and trading platform with the support of the country’s central bank. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) recently launched a blockchain test called Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area Trade Finance in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Li Chao, a financial analyst from
On Monday, September 17, Tezos Foundation will officially complete the beta test period of the protocol. Have a great weekend, everyone, because mainnet arrives Monday! — Tezos Foundation (@TezosFoundation) 14 September 2018 As noted by CoinDesk, the upcoming event is of a conceptual nature, since the launch of a viable software version was made at
IBM joined the HACERA startup initiative to create a decentralized registry of blockchain projects. This is stated in the official release, published by the company. The “Unlimited Registry” project is aimed at ensuring the compatibility of existing distributed registry technologies. It will allow you to register, find blockchain-based solutions and carry out transactions between them.
BMW Group has announced that as a result of careful selection, it chose six new projects including two blockchain start-ups to jointly launch the research program of the BMW Financial Services Collaboration Lab. BMW Financial Services Collaboration Lab is an accelerating program for entrepreneurs and start-ups who want to become partners of BMW in order