China Scraps Blockchain Funding Center

China Scraps Blockchain Funding Center

The Chinese government has just scrapped its blockchain funding center, insisting on regulations before going forward with anything blockchain. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has called for domestic regulation as part of an effort to foster the development of the technology. The CCP’s official media made clear that the government’s stance is to integrate blockchain technology, […]

Tech Giant Fujitsu Announces Blockchain Center In Europe

Tech Giant Fujitsu Announces Blockchain Center In Europe

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has recently announced the opening of its first Blockchain Innovation Center, located in Brussels, Belgium, with the aim of supporting research, developmen and innovation. Fujitsu has selected Brussels as the venue of choice because of its diverse political, technical advantages. Witnessing the adoption of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DTL), big tech […]

Singapore Government to Launch Blockchain Challenge

Singapore Government to Launch Blockchain Challenge

The Singapore government has announced that it will be launching a blockchain challenge that will reward winning projects with development funding. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) stated that the challenge’s aim is to promote awareness and adoption of the technology. IMDA is hoping the challenge will bring more companies into the ecosystem and explore […]

Cryptocurrencies and Gun Crime in Canada

Cryptocurrencies and Gun Crime in Canada

In a recent post in The Canadian Press, police warned that criminals are using the underside of the internet, unknown to the average user, to facilitate gun crime, drugs, malware and stolen data. As purchases were facilitated by hard-to-track cryptocurrency, the Trudeau government is insistent on tightening laws on so-called dark web use. Law enforcement […]

Nigeria Crack Down On Crypto

Nigeria Cracks Down on Crypto

Residents in Nigeria have been told to stop meddling with cryptocurrencies, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has not approved the digital currency use. This might come as a surprise to Nigerians as little more over than 12 months ago, the Nigerian government offered to support blockchain development.  The Cryptography Development Initiative of Nigeria […]

World’s Smallest IBM Crypto Computer to Fight Fraud

World's Smallest IBM Crypto Computer to Fight Fraud

On 20 March, the IBM showcase introduced the Crypto Anchor, a small PC no bigger than a grain of salt, which IBM hopes to use to prevent fraud in the supply chain industry. It was introduced at the “5 in 5″ technologies summit was held in Las Vegas at the Think 2018 by Andreas Kind, head […]

Yahoo! Japan to Launch Crypto Exchange

Yahoo! Japan to Launch Crypto Exchange

Yahoo! Japan has acquired 40% of the already well-established local exchange BitARG, hoping to open a full-scale exchange operation within 12 months. All set to roll out in April 2019, the new exchange will be built upon the BitARG system. Yahoo! Japan is set to make additional purchases in BitARG, which will register with the Financial Service […]

Snowden Leaks Indicate NSA Spies on Blockchain

Snowden Leaks Indicate NSA Spies on Blockchain

Leaked documents point towards a controversial move by the American NSA (National Security Agency) in monitoring blockchain activity, hinting at the importance placed by the government there on Bitcoin and other blockchain assets. Snowden leaks have shown the blockchain community that surveillance remains at the top of US agenda. It hardly comes as a surprise to […]

G20 Summit: No Global Regulation in Sight As Buenos Aires Bullish on Bitcoin

G20 Summit: No Global Regulation in Sight As Buenos Aires Bullish on Bitcoin

The G20 summit is well underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with financial leaders seemingly staying their hand on specific regulatory actions and a healthy rebound in the crypto market indicating that traders are viewing this development positively. Financial leaders from across the world have yet to come to agreement on whether or not policies are […]

Peter Thiel States Bitcoin Will Be the Online Equivalent to Gold

Peter Thiel States Bitcoin Will Be the Online Equivalent to Gold

Paypal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel sees Bitcoin as the online equivalent to gold, betting on Bitcoin and arguing that a quest to amass a great deal of money is the bubble that never pops. Thiel holds Bitcoin as a haven for its stores on monetary assets. Thiel has decades’ worth of strategic and […]