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…

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European Banks Finally Use Blockchain – European Tech Experts React

  The news broke that a group of European banks has completed the first live blockchain-based financial trades across borders via their jointly developed we.trade blockchain platform.   Built on IBM’s Blockchain Platform and its Hyperledger Fabric technology, we.trade was established by Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Nordea, Rabobank, Santander, Société Générale and UniCredit, in a bid to boost the efficiency of cross-border financial transactions.   This latest development evoked comment from leading projects leaders within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, a number of which have already launched blockchain education…

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Industry experts weigh in on Facebook crypto ad ban reversal

    Facebook have announced that they will be reversing their crypto advertising ban, however, the ban has not been lifted for ICO’s, otherwise known as Initial Coin Offerings.     A number of blockchain and crypto industry’s most renowned experts have weighed in on this announcement and the initial Facebook blanket ban on crypto ads a “poor approach” to new ideas.    Iqbal Gandham, UK Managing Director at eToro, global investment platform said “We have always advocated for a more sophisticated approach to cryptocurrency advertising, as we believe legitimate providers shouldn’t…

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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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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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