BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Malaysia's Central Bank Releases Draft Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Malaysia's central bank has published new draft regulations for cryptocurrencies that operate in the country.<p>On Thursday, Bank Negara Malaysia …

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Corporate Blockchain Brain Drain Is About More Than Money

<i>Sandra Ro is managing partner and COO at startup UWINCorp</i> <i>and a former head of digitization for U.S. derivatives giant CME Group, where she</i> …

Bitcoin

Ethereum, Ripple And Litecoin Have Arrived on Bloomberg Terminals

Financial data firm Bloomberg has added three new cryptocurrencies – ethereum (ether), Ripple (XRP) and litecoin – alongside bitcoin on its Terminal …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Collectables? Ethereum's Next Killer App Is on Its Way

As silly as it might sound, the popular CryptoKitties app might foreshadow a powerful up-and-coming use case for ethereum – digital …

Bitcoin

How Blockchain Is Changing the Way We Protect and Track Our Identities

Although we are very much still in the early stages, blockchain technology is already beginning to show signs of its truly massive potential<p>Although we are very much still in the early stages, blockchain technology is already beginning to show signs of its truly massive potential. Whether or not …

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Behind The Scenes: Securities Commission Malaysia's Blockchain Project

In November 2017, Securities Commission Malaysia announced that it will be embarking on a blockchain pilot project for the OTC markets. OTC is short …

Bitcoin

BREAKING: Bitcoin ‘CRASHES CBOE stock exchange’ less than ten minutes into trading

EXPRESSBitcoin has crashed the CBOE stock exchange website in less than ten minutes<p>The cryptocurrency started trading on the major stock exchange for …

Cryptocurrency

Apple Patent Filing Hints at Blockchain Timestamp Use

A new patent application from U.S. electronics giant Apple points to the potential use of blockchain within a prospective system for creating and …

Bitcoin

'High Fidelity' Makes First Strides into its Blockchain-based Digital Economy

<i>High Fidelity</i>, the social VR app founded by <i>Second Life</i> founder Philip Rosedale, recently launched Avatar Island – the first of many future in-world …

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Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world’s knowledge on the blockchain

Everipedia today announced Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger would be joining the company as it prepares to bring its online encyclopedia to the blockchain.<p>Blockchain is best known as the technology that Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies run on, but its applications go far beyond …

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5 Celebrity Entrepreneurs Who Are Getting Involved In Blockchain Startups

While Bitcoin and the future of cryptocurrency may be stealing the spotlight (at least in terms of media attention), it's the underlying blockchain technology that the tech scene can't stop talking about -- including these 5 celebrity entrepreneurs.<p>Ethereum, known for creating the go-to platform …

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Blockchain Has ‘Incredible Potential’ in Agriculture: Rabobank

• Overall, there’s “incredible potential” in agricultural commodity sales, both in U.S. and globally<br>• “They are using blockchain in wheat merchandising …

Agriculture

Malaysia Financial Regulator Unveils Blockchain Pilot Project

The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for the over-the-counter (OTC) market. The pilot …

FinTech

Blockchain Embassy Asia

website<p>https://www.bce.asia/blog/certifying-authenticating-education-with-blockchains<p>Blockchain Embassy Asia<p>Asia's only public blockchain consortium

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PwC's Hong Kong Office Accepts Bitcoin Payment

"Big Four" auditing and accountancy firm PwC has accepted its first ever payment in cryptocurrency.<p>According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, …

Cryptocurrency

More information emerges regarding the blockchain pilot project by Securities Commission of Malaysia -

Dnata Taps IBM for Air Cargo Blockchain Pilot

Dnata, provider of air and travel services in the Middle East, has announced the completion of a proof-of-concept examining blockchain's potential in …

Bitcoin

The Blockchain of Things: Why it is a major game changer for Internet of Things

From smart homes and cities to smarter retailing, manufacturing, healthcare and logistics, IoT devices are creating smarter ecosystems resulting in …

Internet of Things

UPS-Backed Blockchain Consortium Aims to Disrupt the Logistics Industry

As blockchain becomes ubiquitous across consumer and enterprise applications, we will continue to see more and more large scale disruption of …

Bitcoin

‘Buy Bitcoin’ Overtakes ‘Buy Gold’ as Online Search Phrase

Add bitcoin to the list of things denting gold’s appeal.<p>Bullion’s rally faltered in the past two months as the dollar strengthened and global …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Can Change The Way You Own And Invest In Real Estate

The real estate market has plenty of investment opportunities. But those opportunities come with many hurdles. Real estate investment involves a lot …

Japan: A Forward Thinking Bitcoin Nation

By 2014, Bitcoin was just about ready to hit the mainstream in Japan. Mt. Gox was a Tokyo based bitcoin exchange which boasted 70% of the global turnover of Bitcoin trading. However, in February of 2014 Mt. Gox suddenly closed its website and shut down its exchange when it was discovered that it …

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SEC warns all of us that publicly endorsing Bitcoin may be illegal

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) released a public statement on Wednesday, November 1, warning against the public endorsement …

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Among the Fastest-Growing Skills Online

As cryptocurrencies explode in popularity, employers are clamoring for workers with expertise in the emerging field.<p>Demand for online freelancers who …

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Coinbase's GDAX Exchange Sets Out Criteria for Token Listings

Coinbase's digital asset exchange GDAX has released a framework for how it will consider tokens for listing on its platform.

Bitcoin

BDM Meetup 2 - Blockchain Basics - Generating Keys for BloqPress

The opening presentation for our second Blockchain Developers Malaysia meetup, which took place on the 1st of November

We just got a super smart and simple explanation of what a bitcoin fork actually is

Bitcoin split in two in August when the digital currency officially forked creating Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin gold was created when bitcoin forked again in October. And now the SegWit2x fork is looming. Meanwhile, bitcoin continues to hit new record highs.<p>We asked Nolan Bauerle, the director of …

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How Floyd Mayweather Helped Two Young Guys From Miami Get Rich

SAN FRANCISCO — Floyd Mayweather, perhaps the greatest boxer of his generation, is not shy about using social media to display the wealth that his years of prize fighting have won him. On Facebook, you can find videos of Mr. Mayweather draped in diamond chains. Want to see him with blocks of $100 …

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Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail

At the ETHWaterloo hackathon held in Canada and judged by representatives from companies including Coinbase, Consensys, Slock.It and Augur, Ethereum …