S&P Global Platts Launches Blockchain Network To Track Oil Data In UAE

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S&P Global Platts, one of the leading independent providers of information for the commodities and energy markets, announced that it started the deployment of its Blockchain solution that “will allow market participants to submit weekly inventory oil storage data” to UAE’s Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ) and the regulator FEDCom, according to a release published Read More

Major Banks Partner With R3 Blockchain Alliance To Launch Pilot Trade Platform

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An initiative involving R3, a Blockchain consortium made up of over 100 financial institutions, trade finance platform TradeIX, and a group of leading global banks announced the pilot launch of their trade finance platform, according to a press release Wednesday, Feb. 21. The press release explains that the solution is based on R3’s distributed ledger Read More

Wyoming Passes Bill To Relax Securities Law For Some Blockchain Tokens

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The US state of Wyoming has passed a bill Feb. 19 allowing certain Blockchain tokens to bypass securities regulations if they meet three key requirements as of July , 2018. House Bill HB0070 was sponsored by seven representatives and five senators of the Legislature of the State of Wyoming. The bill passed the Wyoming House Read More

RMIT University Launches Australia’s First Blockchain Course

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RMIT, an Australian public research university, has launched Australia’s first university Blockchain course, according to Business Insider Australia. The 8-week course, entitled “Developing Blockchain Strategy”, was designed by RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub and partners with consulting firm Accenture and fintech hub Stone & Chalk. The online course description promises a practical program that goes beyond Read More

Illicit Uses of Cryptocurrency Gaining Attention Around the World: Expert Take

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please Read More

Russian Blockchain Association To Launch ‘First’ Guarantee System For ICO Funding

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The “first” guarantee system for Initial Coin Offering (ICO) investments is set to launch in Russia in 2018, local media outlet Izvestia reported Feb. 19. The system, dubbed ICO-hub, is being developed by Globex Bank, which is a subsidiary of state-owned Vnesheconombank (VEB) bank, together with the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (RACIB), and Read More

Blockchain For Social Payments Explored By Russia’s Kaliningrad District

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Blockchain For Social Payments Explored By Russia’s Kaliningrad District Russian state-owned development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) has teamed with the Kaliningrad district in Russia to test blockchain technology for social payments and electronic services. Kaliningrad governor Anton Alkikhanov and VEB chairman Sergei Gorkov met last week at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi to sign the Read More

Singapore’s Government Blockchain Experiment Is a Road to Regulatory Understanding

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Last  Monday, Feb. 12 Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Sopnendu Mohanty mocked the excessive speculatory activity that is “perhaps negatively impacting the whole experimentation of cryptocurrency.” He nevertheless confirmed his dedication to the Singapore central bank’s Blockchain project — “Ubin.” In Mohanty opinion, it is in two years when we’ll Read More

Blockchain Alliance R3 Launches Training Consortium For Lawyers

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The R3 Blockchain consortium has announced their creation of a Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE) today, Feb. 20 — a team consisting of ten law firms that will educate lawyers globally about new Blockchain technologies, according to a press release published on FinExtra. R3, which is made up of over 100 financial institutions, launched the Read More

ICO Review: Tomochain – Scalability And Security On The Blockchain

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Important dates: Q1 2018 public sale Number of tokens: 100 million fixed Cap: $8.5 million Token type: ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain Whitepaper Link What is Tomochain? Tomochain is a blockchain platform. It will host smart contracts and will allow for decentralized applications to be built using the Tomochain infrastructure. The Tomo application Read More