Tag : Blockchain

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Major Utility Company Launches Blockchain-Based Solar Energy Marketplace

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SP Group, a major corporation providing electricity and gas transmission in Singapore, has launched a blockchain-powered renewable energy certificate (REC) marketplace, the company reveals in a press release Monday, Oct. 29. The platform was unveiled at the ASEAN Energy Business Forum held in Singapore this week. The press release notes that SP Group plans to use blockchain to help the
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Berlin comes of age as blockchain mecca | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW

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Berlin has emerged as a contender for the crown of Europe’s crypto capital, building on anarchistic roots to become a global hub for the blockchain. The Longhash Crypto Festival Berlin, which took place between October 26 and October 29, promoted innovation among programmers, attracting participants from Asia, eastern Europe and the US. Participants in the two-day event completed a series
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Blockchain tech seen as a tool to curb corruption

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“Blockchain could be used to promote transparency of information for anti-corruption and to increase the power of investigation,” said Torplus Yomnak, founder of Hands Social Enterprise. He was speaking at a seminar last week organised by Thailand Institute of Justice on “Blockchain technology for transparency and accountability”. Torplus, who is a researcher on corruption, suggested that modern technology
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VeChain Signs MoU for Blockchain Development with Cyprus

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Singapore-based blockchain platform VeChain Foundation, U.S. blockchain startup CREAM, and the national investment partner of the Republic of Cyprus, Invest Cyprus, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), per a press release published Oct. 26. The MoU is focused on establishing a framework in the field of blockchain technologies and related use cases. Per the MoU, the parties will work
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Binance Introduces Blockchain-Based Donation Website at UN Conference

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The Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), a social project of the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance, has introduced its blockchain-powered donation platform, Binance Blog revealed Friday, Oct. 26. The donation project was announced Wednesday, Oct. 24, during the World Investment Forum organized by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. At the forum, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao
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It’s a Good Time to Be a Blockchain Developer

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Illustration: Shutterstock It’s a good time to be working in blockchains or Bitcoin, with salaries climbing and a host of job openings chasing fewer interested developers. Online recruitment firm Glassdoor this month reported a 300 percent increase on its site in job openings seeking people with blockchain skills. The company compared blockchain job openings in August 2018 with openings in
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Long-Time Developer Launches Its First Crypto Game

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An Australia-based digital entertainment company with a global audience of 350 million gamers is turning its attention to blockchain as it launches its first cryptocurrency-based web game. iCandy Interactive says CryptantCrab is a player versus player (PVP) game that offers “artistically designed crabs for players to collect, mutate, battle, and trade.” Each CryptantCrab is unique and individual to the players
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Don’t ‘Disadvantage’ Emerging Tech Like Blockchain, Says U.S. Telecoms Authority Chairman

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The U.S. should not “disadvantage” emerging technologies such as blockchain due to “antiquated” regulations, the head of the country’s telecoms regulator told Indian daily news outlet Indian Express Friday, Oct. 26. Speaking while attending the India Mobile Congress 2018, Ajit Pai, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), also called for a “conversation” with tech giants such as Facebook
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Vietnam’s Largest Telecoms Company Enters Blockchain Sphere, Aims to Be Industry Leader

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The Viettel Enterprise Solutions Corporation has set a goal to become Vietnam’s leading blockchain technology provider in five years, local news outlet Viet Nam News reported Oct. 25. The Viettel Enterprise Solutions Corporation is a development and innovation wing of Vietnam’s largest telecommunications operator Viettel Group. The Viettel Enterprise Solutions Corporation was established earlier in October to focus on providing
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Major Agriculture Companies Partner to Use Blockchain in Grain Trading

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The world’s four largest agriculture companies, commonly known as ABCD, have partnered to digitize international grain trading by using blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Reuters reports Thursday, Oct. 25. ABCD, composed of Archer Daniels Midland Co., Bunge Ltd., Cargill Inc., and Louis Dreyfus Co., states that blockchain implementation could make trading more efficient and transparent, as well as reduce