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The Balance Is Shifting, but Only 20% of Those in Tech-Related Fields Are Female

New York Blockchain Week is back on 10-17 May, although it doesn’t seem like almost a year since the Lambos cruised down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, yet again the lack of female reps from the Blockchain industry highlights the fintech’s gender imbalance. The second of such events hosted by CoinDesk and the New York City Economic Development Corporation is expecting industry …

Could IMF’s “Learning Coin” Mean a Shift from Fear and Loathing to Acceptance?

Could IMF’s “Learning Coin” Mean A Shift From Fear and Loathing to Acceptance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s recent announcement suggest that they are not quite going crypto, but are nonetheless launching a private blockchain complete with a coin. And this could have major implications for world finance. Although the “Learning Coin” may be a new concept that the two financial giants have carefully designed to carry no monetary …

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. …

Global Payments Platform Everex to Target 6 More US States

Global Payments Platform Everex to Target 6 More US States

Singapore-based payments platform Everex is to expand its US operations from New Jersey to six other US states in 2019. With the news that Everex is now able to onboard US clients in New Jersey, the company has revealed it has no intention of stopping there, with Tennessee, California, New York, Washington, Florida and Pennsylvania all firmly in its sights …

Vitalik Buterin Concedes Ethereum’s Price Does Matter

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has conceded that the price of Ether (ETH) is important for the future of the ecosystem, despite past comments contradictory to this. Speaking at the Columbia Journalism School earlier this week, Buterin admitted that in the early days of Ethereum the developers were not focused on the price of ETH. Instead, the efforts were focused on pushing forward …

EU Parliament Member Praises Euro Stance on Blockchain, Digital Assets

EU Parliament Member Praises Euro Stance on Blockchain, Digital Assets

Eva Kaili, a member of the European Parliament, the body which exercises the legislative function of the EU, has been speaking out about cryptocurrency and the progressive stance of EU member states towards it. Speaking at a Ripple event in London recently, Kaili, a former television news presenter who represents the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, was telling her audience how blockchain …

Google Ads Allegedly Blacklists Ethereum Keyword

Google Ads Allegedly Blacklists Ethereum Keyword

It has been reported that Google is now blacklisting keywords mentioning Ethereum on its Google Ads advertising platform. The first indication of this would-be policy buster by the internet search giant appeared in a Tweet by smart contract auditing startup Decenter before the weekend. We are seeing a hard stop on Google Ads containing "Ethereum" as the keyword in the …

Transparency in Marriage: Tying the Knot on the Blockchain

Transparency in Marriage: Tying the Knot on the Blockchain

One advantage of the blockchain is the ability to have important events stored on it for immutable posterity, safe in the knowledge that such moments become a record of history which can’t be changed. One of life’s most memorable is the act of marriage and, as Nevada residents have discovered, tying the knot is now a tamper-free digital reality, as both …

ConsenSys, AMD to Develop W3BCloud, a Blockchain-Based Throughput Solution

ConsenSys, AMD to Develop W3BCloud, a Blockchain-Based Throughput Solution

A press release yesterday by blockchain software company ConsenSys detailed the inking of a new partnership deal with American multinational semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Abu Dhabi-based investment management firm Halo Holdings, to develop an optimized blockchain-based cloud solution dubbed W3BCloud for the blockchain industry throughput. “W3BCLOUD is focused on providing the first independent cloud computing blockchain infrastructure, …

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