EU Blockchain Partnership dedicated to Global Leadership in Blockchain

  Following the recent news of the progress made by the European Blockchain Partnership developing initiatives and programs to become a global leader in Distributed Ledger Technology, this encouraged commentary from a number of leading companies within the blockchain space on the potential impact of the European Blockchain Partnership on the wider ecosystem.     Leading projects within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, Lisk; Orvium; and the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), have already launched blockchain education initiatives or are directly involved in the academic space, their comments below:-   Nick…

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Cryptocurrency does not pose a risk to global financial stability reports the FSB

A report published by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) was recently released and, the international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, has claimed that cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a risk to global financial stability.     The report also suggests that vigilant monitoring is needed due to the speed of market developments, while asserting that cryptocurrencies could have implications for financial stability in the future, should the use of crypto-assets continue to evolve.   Leading projects within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including: Orvium;…

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Google to lift Ad Ban on Crypto Exchanges and ICOs

Initially on Reuters this week, Google is expected to lift an advertising ban on certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in the US and Japan from October. This follows a similar decision by Facebook back in June to reverse a blanket ban on ads for crypto exchanges and ICOs.     Several blockchain industry leaders comment on the broader implications of this decision by Google and the likely factors that have influenced it.   Nicolas Gilot, Co-CEO of blockchain-powered gaming distribution platform Ultra, said: As the market has experienced more stability of…

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Spanish Technology Experts React to Catalonian Government’s Intention to Develop a Plan for Blockchain Integration

  The Government of Catalonia has revealed a plan for blockchain tech implementation in its public administrative activity, according to the official press release 24 July 2018. According to the press release, Catalonia’s Department of Digital Policies must develop a plan for incorporating blockchain technology in all areas of the public administration’s activities by the end of December 2018.     Blockchain technology will be promoted “with the aim of improving digital services to the public and promoting the potential of this technology between the Administration, companies and the citizen[s].”…

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Spanish Parliament to Implement Blockchain Solutions for Governance

  In the wake of the news that a major political party in Spain has submitted a blockchain-related proposal to the Spanish Parliament, we hear from eminent Spanish blockchain experts, entrepreneurs, and technological innovators, who have dedicated interests in the Spanish blockchain ecosystem.     The proposal recommends that the government introduce blockchain to improve governance “with the aim of improving internal processes and [providing] traceability, robustness and transparency in decision making”.   The proposal, signed by 133 deputies of the Popular Party and submitted to the Congress of Deputies,…

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Orvium, The Decentralized Platform For Scholarly Publication, Counts CERN, NASA, Amazon and Oracle Experts in Senior Team

Token Generation Event announced for 2018 to fund development and foster platform use by the research community.     Tallinn, Estonia – 30th May 2018 – Orvium, the open-source and decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data, is being run by employees and technology solutions experts of several well-known institutions and businesses, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Amazon, Oracle, as well as a number of third-level educational institutions. Orvium has also announced that it will be hosting…

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