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BlockApps launches an Ethereum-based Agritech network in collaboration with Bayer

A blockchain-based agricultural crop tracking network called “TraceHarvest” was launched by blockchain solutions provider BlockApps on Nov. 18 and one of the world’s largest companies, Bayer, is among its first users. TraceHarvest allows users to trace the life cycle of farm products. Starting with the source of seeds, to define the responsibilities of each of […]

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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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‘Formula E’ racing title, among four NFT-powered games announced

A licencing agreement with the Formula E electric single-seater car racing championship has been announced by Blockchain gaming company Animoca Brands to develop a blockchain-powered motorsports game with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As an in-game currency, the Formula E game will use Animoca’s REVV utility token. For Animoca’s F1 Delta Time title, and the upcoming MotoGP […]

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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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South Korean MP Calls on Seoul to ‘Urgently’ Boost Crypto Innovation

A politician called on South Korea to “urgently” prioritise the development of crypto security technology. Stating that for the country, and the rest of the world, blockchain-powered finance is now an inevitable reality. At a Blockchain National Government Project event, sponsored by the Legislative Policy Research Group of the Parliament. And jointly hosted by Lee […]

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Emerging Technologies Can Alter the Financial Landscape in Africa

Africa is home to 1.2 billion people and the African Continental Free Trade Area is what has been described as the largest trade area in the world. Africa is forging a new path to driving development. And its economic growth will play a major role in accessing financial services. The need to provide improved, if […]

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South Korean Bank NH launches Blockchain-Powered Document Wallet

Over a dozen forms of digital certificates have been issued by South Korean financial services provider Nonghyup (NH Bank) using a blockchain-powered system and an e-wallet that can hold hundreds of types of blockchain-verified authentication forms. The bank’s e-wallet received official government approval earlier this month, according to the Electronic Times, and today launched an […]

EY has added a new solution to its Blockchain Analyzer product suite.

New Tool for Analysing Bitcoin Transactions and on-Chain Data Ey Releases

A new solution for investigating on-chain data including Bitcoin (BTC) transactions has been launched by the Big Four accounting firm EY. As part of the EY Blockchain Analyzer product suite, a new Explorer and Visualizer solution has been launched. The beta version is now available for free for individuals, according to an announcement on Sep. […]

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100 Million People Around the World Are Now Using Crypto-Based Assets, Says Cambridge Research

Researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance recently disclosed that Bitcoin (BTC) and other blockchain-based assets are currently held by 100 million people around the world. The 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study in 2018 estimated the number of identity-verified crypto users globally at approximately 35 million. As of Q3 2020, crypto-exchanges have opened up […]