Hyperledger Releases Cryptographic Toolbox for Developers

Hyperleadger Releases Ursa, A Cryptographic Toolbox For Developers

In an announcement yesterday, the Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) unveiled a new project called Ursa, designed to be a cryptographic modular intended to help project developers within the Hyperledger blockchain community build resourceful applications seamlessly. Ursa is being touted as a shared “flexible cryptographic library”, allowing developers to tap from a resource pool of […]

Crypto Needs to Welcome Women Professionals, Draw on Proven Successes

Crypto Needs to Welcome Women Professionals, Draw on Proven Successes

A well-worn topic is the gender disparity at cryptocurrency events with young male attendees being the predominant industry representatives at fintech conferences, particularly those that relate to cryptocurrency. Writer Caroline Preece recently asked the question “why are cryptocurrency events still ignoring women”, illustrated by the blanked-out face of a female conference attendee above her piece. […]

1 in 3 Millennials View Bitcoin as Currency of Choice for Freelancers

1 in 3 Millennials View Bitcoin as Currency of Choice for Freelancers

The results of a recent survey into the preferences of American freelancers by P2P platform Humans.net has revealed that 29% of professionals in the US would be happy to receive either a full or part salary payment in cryptocurrency. Among the 1,100 US respondents in the survey were self-employed professionals such as self-employed writers, tutors, […]

New York State Approves Signature Bank Blockchain Payment Platform

New York State Approves Signature Bank Blockchain Payment Platform

A New York bank has received approval from local regulators for a digital blockchain payments platform. The Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDFS) granted its approval to Signature Bank on 4 December. According to a press release, Signature Bank has the go-ahead to launch its platform called Signet in the state, which offers clients a […]

Switzerland to Adapt Existing Laws to Accommodate Blockchain

Switzerland to Adapt Existing Laws to Accommodate Blockchain

Contemplating a separate blockchain legislature are out of the question for the Swiss as the Finance Minister Ueli Maurer said Switzerland will instead adapt the current legal framework to account for blockchain technology. Maurer said during the Infrachain blockchain conference in Bern that there won’t be a special blockchain law, instead, the current legal framework […]

Russian IP Court Stores Copyright Data on Blockchain

Russian IP Court Stores Copyright Data on Blockchain

The Russian Intellectual Property (IP) court has successfully used a blockchain-based solution for storing copyright data, according to Russian news agency TASS. The court used blockchain solution provider IPChain‘s system to record a change in rights holder data of an IP thus saving the data on the decentralized ledger permanently. IPChain president Andry Krichevsky called […]

Japan Developing System to Detect Crypto Tax Evasion

Japan Developing System to Detect Crypto Tax Evasion

Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun ran a report on 4 December that says Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA) is seeking new ways to prevent cryptocurrency tax evasion. The tax authority is now in the process of developing a dedicated tax auditing system that will allow it to seek data from intermediaries like cryptocurrency exchanges and other […]

Second Rwandan School Completed with Paxful’s #BuiltWithBitcoin

Second Rwandan School Completed with Paxful's #BuiltWithBitcoin

Recently, Bitcoin News featured as part of its Humanitarian Blockchain series news that an education complex was being constructed as part of Paxful’s #BuiltWithBitcoin program in Rwanda. The story is now revisited to see how much progress has been made. Paxful Inc operates a peer-to-peer payment logistics platform which focuses on buying and selling of Bitcoin. After a fact-finding […]