Blockchain Facilitates Tourism at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Blockchain Facilitates Tourism at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Two Tokyo companies are looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics with a view to using blockchain technology to share data in hospitality and tourism, according to Newsweek. The two companies, Mitsubishi Estate and tech giant Fujitsu, are working towards offering blockchain secure data sharing in hospitality outlets, including restaurants and hotels, ahead of the Tokyo […]

WFP Crypto Food Vouchers Reach over 100k Syrian Refugees

WFP Crypto Food Vouchers Reach over 100k Syrian Refugees

Since last year, the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed cryptocurrency-based food vouchers to more than 100,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan, bypassing bureaucracy and getting aid to where it’s needed, reports Rightsinfo. The WFP is just one of an increasing number of global institutions and non-profit organizations and charities adopting DLT in order improve the […]

Apple, Twitter Founders Upbeat on Future of Bitcoin and Blockchain

Apple, Twitter Founders Upbeat on Future of Bitcoin and Blockchain

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, appearing at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress in Vienna on Wednesday, told the assembled audience that he saw both blockchain and cryptocurrencies reaching their future full potential in just a decade, according to Cointelegraph. Wozniak’s speech at the IT conference, Europe’s largest of its kind attracting roughly 8,000 visitors from 70 countries, opened the […]

Bitcoin Mining To Comprise 0.5% of Global Electricity Consumption

Bitcoin Mining To Comprise 0.5% of Global Electricity Consumption

A new study authored by Alex de Vries and published in Science Direct forecasts that Bitcoin mining will comprise 0.5% of total global electricity consumption by the end of 2018, and is currently consuming 2.5 GigaWatts. This is the first scientific peer-reviewed paper on Bitcoin mining energy usage, and the author hopes this study will […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

North America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. USA Crypto markets likely to surge with Wall Street interest: Crypto markets may be up for a boost amid interest from Wall Street according […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

Europe Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. European Union Companies folding after GDPR legislation in EU Parliament: The latest GDPR regulations passed by the EU Parliament are taking their toll on […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Japan Regulator shows sharp increase in crypto-related inquiries in Q1 2018: Japan’s top financial authority Financial Services Agency (FSA) has disclosed latest numbers […]

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. South Africa 47% of South Africans plan to invest in crypto: South Africa is seen as one of the most […]

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 11th to 17th May 2018

South America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Venezuela Russian bank helps Venezuela defy US cryptocurrency sanctions: Venezuela’s controversial state cryptocurrency Petro took a significant boost in recent week as reports from […]

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Demands User Tax Information

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Demands User Tax Information

Prominent cryptocurrency exchange platform Bitfinex has given users until 24 May to confirm their tax status in order to continue using the platform’s services. BVI legal requirements According to a message account holders found when they logged into their Bitfinex accounts, as a company operating in the British Virgin Island (BVI), local laws now require […]