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Israel Tech Institute Accuses Professor of IP Rights Violation

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A civil suit has been filed by the Technion Israel Institute of Technology against one of its faculty members, accusing him of establishing a zero knowledge proof technology company for which he used institute’s resources, reported Calcalist (local media outlet) on 22 April 2019. Prof Eli Ben-Sasson was accused of violating the institute’s intellectual property rules. The suit has been filed with the …


Afghans Look to Sovereign Crypto Bond to Raise $5.8 Billion for Economy

Afghanistan is planning to jumpstart its ailing economy with a blockchain-based sovereign crypto bond. The announcement to attempt a cryptocurrency solution to three decades of economic turmoil came at a meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington recently. According to the Central Bank of Afghanistan’s governor Khalil Sediq, …


Chinese Miners Struggle for Easy Ride in Iran

Things aren’t turning out to be smooth for Chinese Bitcoin miners heading into Iran to profit from cheaper electricity rates. Long before China hinted it may consider halting Bitcoin mining projects, the exodus began and Iran recently became a hotspot for miners along with parts of South East Asia such as Vietnam and Cambodia. China’s National Development and Reform Commission …


Hamas Bid for Bitcoin Donations Struggles to Get Off Ground

Hamas Bid for Bitcoin Donations Struggles to Get Off Ground

The fundamentalist Palestinian organization Hamas is to continue its call for cryptocurrency donations which has only resulted in a meager few thousand dollars since its call for funding two months ago. Hamas, the de-facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine, is regarded by several countries, including the US and the EU, as a terrorist organization. Russia, Turkey, and …


Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 24th to 30th March, 2019

Africa

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. African Union Crypto in Africa: Adoption in Medical, Education, Trading Industries: Africa has been making considerable strides in adopting crypto technology and implementing innovations in the financial markets. …


Real Estate Giant Emaar Group Plans Community Token

Real Estate Giant Emaar Group Plans Community Token

Real estate giant Emaar Properties plans to develop a community token for its customer base and partners by the end of this year. Emaar is opening its multibillion-dollar business to billions of internet users whereby its community token will act as a utility token for its loyalty and referral reward system. This will allow its customers across its service chain …


Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 3rd to 9th March, 2019

Africa

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. South Africa Bank in South Africa Develops a New Blockchain Financial System: In a bid to reduce economic trade and foreign exchange problems, South Africa’s Standard Bank has …


Enterprise Blockchain in Energy Sector May Profit Gulf

According to Middle East news outlet Albawaba, energy players in the mainstream are gearing up to embrace blockchain technology. Dr Adham Sleiman, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, Middle East and North Africa, suggested that the world is preparing for a 50% share of its energy coming from renewable energy sources. That option seems rather convenient for most setups, and …


Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 23rd February to 2nd March 2019

Africa

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. South Africa Foreign Investment in South Africa’s Crypto Sector Grows: The crypto-sector investment is growing in South Africa as companies in this lucrative industry race to get …


Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 16th to 22nd February 2019

Africa

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. African Union Africa May Become a Hub for Cryptocurrencies, Notes Media Report: African nations are positively endorsing crypto sector, claims media report. Even though Africa has the …


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