Blockchain/Bitcoin

New EU Report Addresses Blockchain Potential and Challenges

Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has the potential to transform the way we exchange assets, providing a secure method for transferring money, contracts, land titles, data, and more, digitally and with few or no intermediaries. Yet, despite

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UNICEF Launches Cryptocurrency Fund

UNICEF will now be able to receive, hold and disburse donations of cryptocurrencies ether and bitcoin, through its newly-established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. In a first for United Nations organizations, UNICEF will use cryptocurrencies to fund open source technology benefiting children

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SIX and Swiss National Bank Explore the Use of Digital Central Bank Money for Trading and Settlement

As part of a proof of concept, SIX is working with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to explore technological options to make digital central bank money available for the trading and settlement of tokenized assets between financial market participants. The

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The First Short Token to Bet Against the Crypto Market

Lykke launches Short LyCI, a new token designed to track the performance of the top 25 crypto projects and bet on their value falling in the future. With the Crypto Market often experiencing long downward trends, many wonder how to

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Liechtensteinischer Landtag stimmt dem Blockchain-Gesetz einstimmig zu

Der liechtensteinische Landtag hat am 3. Oktober 2019 das Token- und VT-Dienstleistergesetz (TVTG) einstimmig verabschiedet. Damit kann das Gesetz per 1. Januar 2020 in Kraft treten. Mit dem neuen Gesetz verfügt Liechtenstein als erstes Land über eine umfassende Regulierung der

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The 2019 Global Leaders in Crypto Education

During the 2017 school year, Cornell University undergrad Joseph Ferrera wanted to learn more about cryptocurrency and blockchain, which was dominating the news amid the runup in the price of Bitcoin. Few classes existed at the time, so he and

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EPFL Researchers Invent Low-Cost Alternative to Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. A nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but as School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) Professor Rachid Guerraoui explains, it all comes

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Liechtenstein Bets on Blockchain and Crypto

The small landlocked country of Liechtenstein has long been known for its business-friendly environment and financial and banking hub. But over the past years, the country has positioned itself to become a top fintech hub, leveraging its experience and expertise

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Swiss made Blockchain Platform to Trace the Coffee Supply Chain

A group of leading companies from the global coffee supply chain announced a collaboration with Geneva based Farmer Connect – a tech startup building farm-to-consumer traceability solutions for enterprises based on the IBM Food Trust Platform. Farmer Connect aims to

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Boerse Stuttgart Launches Germany’s First Regulated Trading Venue for Digital Assets

Trading has started on Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX). It is Germany’s first regulated trading venue for digital assets where investors’ orders are executed directly against each other according to fixed rules. BSDEX combines all the potential of blockchain technology

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