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Epic welcomes blockchain games, but no Fortnite NFTs are in the works

Within their respective ecosystems, gaming platforms are taking sides on the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Following reports that Valve had banned crypto and NFT-related games from Steam. Epic Games Store has shown a positive attitude toward blockchain developers and the use of cryptocurrency in video games. According to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, […]

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Pakistani blockchain marketplace raised a new record total of $30mn

Bazaar Technologies, a Pakistani blockchain-powered business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, has raised $30 million in Pakistan’s largest Series A round to date. On August 24, Bazaar announced the completion of its most recent funding round, revealing that the round was led by Defy Partners of Silicon Valley and Wavemaker Partners of Singapore. Moreover, Hundreds of other investors […]

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Microsoft aims to fight piracy by utilizing the Ethereum blockchain

On any software piracy platform, the Windows operating system and Office productivity suite have always been top performers. It’s no surprise, then, that Microsoft, the creator of both products, is working hard to implement anti-piracy measures. Microsoft’s research department studied a blockchain-based incentive system to bolster anti-piracy campethereum-6286123_1280aigns in a new paper published with the […]

Vietnam's PM has asked the State Bank conduct a blockchain-based digital currency trial

Vietnam’s PM has asked the State Bank conduct a blockchain-based digital currency trial

According to reports, the State Bank of Vietnam is planning to become the latest central bank. To investigate central bank digital currencies’ feasibility and operational aspects (CBDCs). Unlike some other countries, its mission is to test a digital currency based on blockchain technology rather than a centralized protocol. Prime Minister Phm Minh Chinh announced the […]

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Since 2017, $71B in crypto has reportedly passed through Malta’s “blockchain island”

Though lax regulatory oversight has raised concerns about money laundering and other financial crime. Malta’s strategy to become a global enclave for digital assets appears to be working. Since the tiny Mediterranean state first adopted its “blockchain island” strategy in 2017, roughly $71 billion. Or 60 billion euros, worth of cryptocurrencies has passed through Malta, […]

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Blockchain-based voting systems are not trusted by MIT cybersecurity experts

Although the legitimacy of the electoral process continues to be challenged by some parties in the United States. A group of researchers are arguing against using Internet-based and blockchain-based voting systems in the future. According to a Nov. 16 study by researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of […]

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Japanese firm Layer X Labs develops an e-voting protocol based on Blockchain

As part of a broader “smart city” initiative being pursued by Tsukuba City. Japanese firm Layer X has announced the development of an electronic voting system based on a blockchain protocol. The Tokyo-based company stated that the new system would satisfy the technical needs of the electronic voting system. Including the prevention of double voting, […]

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Nigeria hopes to generate $10B in revenue from blockchain by 2030

The director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria, or NITDA. Said the country could potentially expect blockchain technology to generate revenues of between $6 billion and $10 billion over the next ten years. Director-General Kashifu Inuwa spoke at a stakeholder meeting in the Nigerian capital of Abuja to review the Agency’s National […]

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Digital business plan of the Australian government includes $5 million for blockchain

This week, the Australian government unveiled its Digital Business Plan of $574 million, which includes seven-figure grants for distributed ledger technology initiatives. “The plan outlines $4.95 million in support for” two blockchain pilots aimed at reducing company compliance costs, “announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison ahead of next week’s Federal Government budget. Morrison said: “The […]