Blockchain Trust Accelerator Unveils Impact Ledger

  The Blockchain Trust Accelerator, supported by not-for-profit grant making platform Social Alpha Foundation, announces the creation of curated online registry for social impact blockchain projects at 2018 Concordia Annual Summit   New York City, NY — The Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA), a leading global platform for harnessing blockchain technology to solve social impact challenges, has announced the creation of The Impact Ledger, the definitive online registry of social impact blockchain projects, spanning the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.     The Blockchain Trust Accelerator, which operates as a not-for-profit…

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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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World Refugee Day – How the blockchain could deliver digital identities for those most vulnerable

  20th June is World Refugee Day, an international day of observance dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.   We’ve reached out to some leading minds in emerging technology to shed light on how blockchain is combating some of the most severe issues facing refugees such as the global identity crises. With more than 1.1 billion people worldwide without an ID, these experts discuss how leveraging blockchain could deliver digital identities for those most vulnerable.   Industry experts Nydia Zhang, Co-founder and Chairwoman of Social…

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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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Crypto Industry Heavyweights Back Platform for Social Good, Social Alpha Foundation

The Hong Kong-based not-for-profit is the world’s first blockchain for social impact grant-making platform. Hong Kong — May 31, 2018 — Social Alpha Foundation, the platform aimed at supporting blockchain education and outreach in order to empower communities to utilize blockchain technology for social good, has announced financial backing from industry leaders including Kenetic, ICON, #Hashed, TLDR, Orbs, XSQ, and other anonymous donors.   “Blockchain is a young and often misunderstood technology, and its benefits have not been fully demonstrated in the real world. To realize its potential, we believe…

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