YouGov Crypto Survey shows 50% of millennials interested in Cryptocurrency

  The recently published YouGov survey found under 50% of millennials were interested in using cryptocurrencies as a primary form of payment as opposed to using the U.S. dollar.  Bitcoin adoption has been growing year on year and here is commentary from a number of spokespeople on the topic of mainstream awareness and acceptance of the crypto and blockchain industry.     The commentary comes from those who have already launched blockchain education initiatives or are directly involved in the academic space, including Lisk; Orvium; the Social Alpha Foundation; Brave…

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Industry Experts Weigh In On Deloitte’s 2018 Global Blockchain Survey

  Following the recent publication of Deloitte’s 2018 Global Blockchain Survey, some interesting findings that comment on the blockchain sector are highlighted.    Advantages – Speed is seen as the most significant advantage of blockchain technology over existing technology. Adoption – Only 46 percent of public sector workers surveyed believe the technology will disrupt their industry, while 64 percent of financial services believe the same. Barriers – Regulatory issues makes the top of the list of barriers preventing blockchain investment by companies followed by replacement of legacy systems and potential…

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The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Announces Official Launch To The Public

  Gibraltar the first jurisdiction to introduce a regulatory framework for DLT in January 2018;  The exchange will allow for public onboarding through fiat and cryptocurrencies   Gibraltar – 23 JULY, 2018 – The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), which aims to position itself as a world-leading institutional-grade token sale platform and Digital Asset Exchange, has undergone its official full-scale launch today. The newly launched exchange is now open to members of the public and will feature fiat onboarding for customers, as well as a number of trading pairs, which it…

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Europe positions itself as the Global bloc for Blockchain

Europe is positioning itself as the global bloc for blockchain and this week we see the EU Blockathon taking place, an event hosted by the European Union to explore how blockchain technology can actually make a difference and lead to a better society. This is only one of numerous examples of how Europe is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this new technology.     In the past few months in Europe we have seen:   23 countries within the EU signed a Blockchain Partnership agreement Ireland’s Prime…

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The relationship between education and blockchain

The UK Department for Education has announced they have no immediate plans to include cryptocurrency and blockchain as topics in the UK school curriculum.       The announcement is timely considering the ongoing conversation surrounding the incorporation of blockchain and cryptocurrency education into the curricula of several leading universities, including New York University (NYU) and the University of Cambridge, which introduced a module in blockchain to its Masters in Finance degree in 2016.   With third-level institutions steadily incorporating blockchain into their existing curricula, it is becoming increasingly apparent…

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