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Is There a Future for the Crypto City

Is There a Future For The Crypto City

With Bitcoin seemingly on the march again, news of yet another smart city planned for construction stirs up the debate; can self-regulating crypto cities become a future reality if cryptocurrencies surpass cash and credit, or must they continue to share the same space. Autonomous and self-regulating crypto environments aren’t simply a pipedream, if not a reality they are becoming the …

John McAfee Launches Visa Bitcoin Debit Card

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The ubiquitous John McAfee, needing no introduction to crypto converts, is never far from the news and his latest piece of that is a McAfee crypto debit card. The card, naturally adorned with the cryptocurrency entrepreneur’s photo, just so users know exactly who created it, has been issued by Visa, and will enable users to use their crypto for purchases …

Oxfam Cambodian Blockchain Project Ships First Rice to Holland

An Oxfam pilot project using blockchain technology to enable poor rice farming communities in Cambodia to sell their produce in Holland is at last underway with a first shipment now en route to Europe. As part of the pilot, Cambodian exporter AMRU Rice linked with Dutch company Sano Rice last year in an attempt to alleviate poverty amongst the Southeast …

Blockchain Art Startup Scoops $7 Million in First Round Funding from Spotify Investor

Blockchain Art Startup Scoops $7 Million in First Round Funding from Spotify Investor

Blockchain art provenance chaser and registry Artory has raised over USD 7 million in a funding round, which includes an early investor in Swedish streaming platform Spotify. 2020 ventures, an early backer of Spotify, American logistics company Postmates, and luxury goods resale platform The RealReal are all backing the new project which is aimed at improving the capabilities of the …

Game Creators to Introduce Biocoin to Promote Biodiversity, Taxonomy

Game Creators to Introduce Biocoin to Promote Biodiversity, Taxonomy

A private tech start-up launched in 2014 which focuses on taxonomy and the identification of different species has plans to launch its own crypto, Biocoin, to support the project. The Australian startup launched the biodiversity video game Questagame after company co-founder Andrew Robinson and his wife Mallika listened to their children arguing in the back of the car over video …

Australia’s First Government-Funded Blockchain Incubator Gets One Up on State Rivals

Australia’s First Government Funded Blockchain Incubator Gets One Up On State Rivals

The first crypto lab in South Australia to receive government funding is hoped to boost the industry and catch up with other states such as New South Wales and Victoria. The new lab due to open in September has been awarded Federal Government funding to the tune of AUD 170,00 offering 10 blockchain startups both workspace and mentoring services. Although …

IT Sector Faces Dearth of Blockchain Professionals

IT Sector Faces Dearth of Blockchain Professionals

The latest job market report has revealed that there is still a shortage of blockchain professionals in the IT sector. The report by management consulting firm Janco Associates shows that the IT industry is actively searching for professionals with blockchain skills, and the rewards are significant for successful applicants, with developers commanding salaries between US 119,000 to US 176,000. Janco …

Australia Government Change Would See Labor Push Blockchain

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A spokesman from Australia’s Labor Opposition party has stated that it will push blockchain technology if in government, despite current views that tech is overhyped. Currently, under a Liberal Government The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) whose aim is to deliver world-leading digital services for the benefit of all Australians, feels that the technology needs more research before it can be …

UN Aviation Agency President Predicts Blockchain Will Be Key Within the Industry

The president of the United Nations specialized agency for aviation has suggested that blockchain technology is set for making a huge impact on the aviation industry. Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, speaking at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Blockchain Summit and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi claimed that with the predicted rise of global air traffic volumes, blockchain will be key. …

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