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6 Top Unis, MIT Combine to Create Super Crypto

6 Top Unis, MIT Combine to Create Super Crypto

Professors from seven universities across the US including the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with Stanford University and the University of California are busy creating their own super-fast alternative to Bitcoin. If successful, the new cryptocurrency named Unit-e will be able to process thousands of transactions a second, something that Bitcoin is unable to do. The initiative is a …


Bitcoin’s Mr. Big, Michael Novogratz Donates to Princeton Students

Bitcoin's Mr Big, Michael Novogratz, Donates to Princeton Students

Mike Novogratz, ex-hedge fund manager and Bitcoin Billionaire has made a donation to students at the prestigious US university Princeton. Novogratz is a well-known Bitcoin pundit and CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd, a merchant banking institution dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology sector. Better known for his bullish predictions, last year he suggested that the crypto market …


ConsenSys to Assist in Blockchain Training for Young Black Women

ConsenSys to Launch Blockchain Training for Young Black Women

ConsenSys has teamed up with Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization providing tech training to young women of color between the ages of 7 and 17. The partnership will establish the first blockchain training program of its kind in the US which will branch into US states and beyond. The program will be available in Oakland, California, Atlanta, Georgia and …


Accenture: India Needs New Skills for 4th Industrial Revolution

India Needs New Skills for 4th Industrial Revolution

An Accenture report has highlighted that India must improve its skills pool over the next few years to keep abreast of its push to promote the adoption of emerging technologies. The ‘Fueling India’s skill (r)evolution’ report warns that if the current skills gap can’t be bridged, this could result in the loss of as much as USD 1.97 trillion in …


Two Influential Authors Expose Subscribers to Bitcoin

Two Influential Authors Expose Subscribers to Bitcoin

The exposure of bitcoin and altcoins as alternate means of transfer of value is spreading like a wildfire, still, the adoption rate is quite incomparable to the level of awareness. Two influential authors have taken a rather unconventional route – being outside the cryptocurrency space to exploring the subject of Bitcoin. Tony Robbins, an influential life coach and author of …


Bitcoin and Ethereum Covered by New Seoul-Based Crypto MBA

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The latest institution to offer an accepted qualification in cryptocurrency studies is the South Korean Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies. The school has launched what it calls “the world’s first crypto MBA course for a business graduate school,” with course areas covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts, crypto funds, Dapp planning, game theory, and skills in whitepaper writing. The …


Iranian Students in UK Use Bitcoin to Bypass Sanctioned Banking

Iranian Students in UK Use Bitcoin to Bypass Sanctioned Banking

Iranian students studying at British universities are turning to Bitcoin to circumnavigate imposed sanctions on the SWIFT banking network. In November, SWIFT suspended several Iranian banks from its service after the imposition of United States nuclear sanctions on Tehran. This has resulted in difficulties for Iranian students in the UK when obtaining cash. Many universities are now advising to return …


Cambridge Global Crypto Benchmarking Examines Bitcoin State of Play

Cambridge Global Crypto Benchmarking Examines Bitcoin State of Play

University of Cambridge Judge Business School has published the second of its annual reports which examine the cryptoconomy. It’s been a huge year following the first report, with Bitcoin reaching such grand heights offering a pre- Christmas surprise for 2017 investors, to the travails of pre-Christmas 2018, which has investors not knowing whether to hold or sell. The comprehensive 96-page …


Macron’s Got Problems but Blockchain Ain’t One

Macron's Got Problems but Blockchain Ain't One

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeing his popularity wane by the day due to his planned reforms for business and industry but new technologies appear to be flourishing under the current government, regardless of current discontentment. Blockchain, in particular, has been earmarked and the latest news of IBM’s new initiatives and investments which should bring 1,800 jobs to France won’t …


UNICEF Blockchain Roll Call Funds 6 New Companies, 20 Tech Startups

UNICEF Blockchain Roll Call Funds 6 New Companies, 20 Tech Startups

United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) is to go ahead with a program which will see the organization invest USD 100,000 into six blockchain companies. In its continued efforts to leverage blockchain tech into its programmes, UNICEF will also include 20 other tech startups as part of the same project. The six companies named are Atix Labs, Onesmart, Prescrypto, …


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