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Using blockchain technology to build India’s economy

India is the world’s largest recipient of remittances at ₹4.6 trillion per annum

Blockchain

Netherlands Delivers National Blockchain Agenda to Stimulate Research

ADVERTISEMENTS<p>Share with:<p>The Netherlands has announced its first National Blockchain Agenda, which will deliver several millions of euros for …

Incorporated

IBM Spending an Estimated $160M on Blockchain Projects Per Year

<b>Tech giant IBM interest towards distributed ledger technology (DLT) is growing stronger, as the company reveals it has over 1,600 people working on</b> …

Blockchain

Social media's "blockchain moment"? 😲

Is social media the next industry to have its “blockchain moment?” It certainly seems possible, given recent...

Social Media

Hi [FirstName],<p>Here are this week’s top developments:<p><b>Regulators of the SEC Replace the Gate Keeper Act with Open Doors to Innovation</b><p>In an interview …

Intellectual Property

Deloitte Rolls out Blockchain 'Proof of Concept' For Art World

ADVERTISEMENTS<p>Share with:<p>Deloitte Luxembourg has recently presented a ‘Proof of Concept’ for a Blockchain-fueled alternative to the paper trail that …

Blockchain

Telegram Passport is already drawing fire for not being secure enough

The first piece of blockchain-related tech from Telegram was shown off last week, but experts are claiming that its just waiting to be hacked.<p>Telegram Passport is meant to be a secure way of managing identity documents. It pegs itself as being able to provide a “unified authorization method” that …

Information Systems

Weed's Biggest Wedding Announcement Just Happened And Cryptocurrency Is The Bride

In 1974, the first edition of monthly magazine <i>High Times</i> featured an article headlined “Marijuana: Wonder Drug.” Forty-two years later, an article in cannabis publication <i>Herb</i> asked, “Is Cannabis The New Wonder Drug?”<p>High Times is forward-looking once again by announcing the first-ever initial …

Cannabis

Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge

Ever since its creation, Microsoft has described Windows 10 “as a service”. The fear has always been that this meant Microsoft would start charging users a monthly fee to maintain the operating system, and now a new leak has confirmed this is exactly what will happen…<p>In a new report, CNet’s well …

Software

Indian engineers are so unemployable that a tech giant will train high-school graduates itself

High schoolers now have a shot at getting jobs college graduates dream of.<p>Starting this April, Noida-based software giant HCL Technologies is going to prepare 200 high-school students for entry-level software engineering jobs. Half of the incoming class will undergo a year’s training at the tech …

High School

Bitcoin whale makes ‘enormous’ losing bet, so now other traders have to foot the bill

An "enormous" losing bet on bitcoin last week left one futures trader unable to cover the loss and other traders on a Hong Kong-based exchange to …

Cryptocurrency

The era of security tokens has begun

The excitement that initial coin offerings (ICOs) have created in the past few years has been marred by an onslaught of scams, hacks, and critical mistakes committed by careless investors. As it turns out, one of crypto’s biggest appeals — limited oversight and regulation — has proven to be its …

Blockchain

This Is A Game Changer For Bitcoin

The story<p>I don't normally write about the news, because normally I feel that it's either over hyped (click bait), already covered, or it really …

Bitcoin

Merrill Fined $42 Million for Hiding Where It Sent Client Orders

Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit agreed to pay a $42 million penalty to settle a U.S. regulator’s allegations that it routed millions of …

Bank of America

The Term Sheet | Newsletters

August 3, 2018<p>WALL STREET + CRYPTO<p>Good morning, Term Sheet readers.<p>Major news out this morning that's bound to cause ripples in the world of …

Venture Capital

The SEC's Hester Peirce Isn't a Bitcoin Champion, Just a Regulatory Realist

Regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission shouldn't be acting as gatekeepers to new technologies like bitcoin, according to Commissioner …

Cryptocurrency

Singapore Airlines' Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program Takes Off

Singapore Airlines has officially launched its blockchain-based loyalty program for frequent customers.<p>KrisPay, a digital wallet developed in …

Singapore Airlines

ICOs Were 45% Of IPOs In Q2 2018, As Cryptos Disrupt Investment Banks

<i>This is the first of a three-part series exploring the building rivalry between cryptocurrencies and Wall Street.</i><p>Cryptocurrency capital markets–which are less than 3 years old–are challenging the supremacy of traditional investment banks for raising new capital, as they raised 45% of the amount …

Cryptocurrency

The Term Sheet | Newsletters

July 23, 2018<p>FAST MONEY<p>Good morning, Term Sheet readers.<p>When I began writing Term Sheet almost a year ago, VCs were skeptical of various crypto …

Venture Capital

Malta Emerges as World’s Cryptocurrency Hub Despite EU’s TAX3 Investigation: Expert Take

It seems like the country will save its unique tax climate.<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express</i> …

Mastercard Had An Outage, So Crypto Had a Field Day

Payments giant Mastercard suffered a severe outage last week that led to a hold-up in transactions.<p>As reported on July 12 by the Financial Times, it …

Cryptography

Trai orders telecom firms to stop spam with blockchain tech

Trai asks telcos to use distributed ledger tech to control the flow of commercial communication on their networks

Crypto Coins Surge as SEC Spares Ether From Securities Rules

Ether investors got a reprieve Thursday when a top U.S. regulator said transactions involving the token aren’t subject to federal securities rules, …

Bitcoin and ether are not securities, but some initial coin offerings may be, SEC official says

The SEC's point man on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) says that bitcoin and ether are not securities but that many, but not all, …

Tokenization and Transactions: The Future Is Now

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SEC Appoints New Crypto Chief

CCN.com: Get UpdatesUnsubscribe from updates<p>Advertisement<p>The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) already has a cryptocurrency task force, and …

In a devastating exposé, pampered bosses of the Big Four auditors stand accused of ignoring wrongdoing to reap tainted monopoly money

Number Twenty is an exclusive private members’ club on Grosvenor Street in the heart of London’s select Mayfair district.<p>Uniformed staff discreetly …

Finance

How Government Regulation Will Change The Way You Invest In Cryptocurrencies

<i>(Disclaimer: Author holds investments in bitcoin.)</i><p>The launch of Bitcoin was supposed to be a declaration of independence. It was the people telling the government that we now had the technology to create our own currency. We didn’t need a central bank to tell us how much interest to pay or to set …

Cryptocurrency

IHS Markit Has A Plan to Tokenize A $1 Trillion Loan Market

There's a lot of talk in the financial world these days about putting cash (the fiat kind) on distributed ledgers, but little action beyond …