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Thai National Tech Development Center to Introduce Blockchain in Voting

A Thai government center for IT, telecoms and computing R&D has developed a blockchain-based e-voting system. The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed blockchain technology for e-voting, the Bangkok Post reports on Jan. 2. NECTEC is a statutory government organization that operates under the purview of the National Science and […]

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National Bank of Kuwait Launches Ripple-Based Cross-Border Payments Product

The National Bank of Kuwait has launched a remittance product for cross-border live payments based on RippleNet’s blockchain technology. The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has launched a cross-border remittance product based on RippleNet’s blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Dec. 27. Established in 1952, the NBK is the largest financial institution in terms […]

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UN Partnership to Roll Out Blockchain-Based Telemedicine, Telepsychology in East Africa

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has partnered with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reportedly partner with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to expand free basic healthcare services across Eastern Africa. News of the partnership was shared with Cointelegraph in an email […]

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Litecoin Foundation to Sponsor UFC Title Fight in Bid to Increase Crypto Adoption

The Litecoin Foundation will sponsor a mixed martial arts title fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as part of its effort to expand crypto adoption. The Litecoin Foundation will sponsor an event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts organization, according to an announcement published Dec. 26. In the statement, the foundation said […]

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Bloomberg: Facebook is Developing a Cryptocurrency for Transfers in WhatsApp

Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency for transfers in WhatsApp. Facebook is reportedly making a cryptocurrency for users of the messaging service WhatsApp, Bloomberg reports on Dec. 20. The token will purportedly be used for money transfers made within the app, and will focus on the remittances market […]

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BitPay CEO: Mass Crypto Adoption Could be Right Around the Corner

It’s no secret that 2018 has been a tough year for the crypto markets, with Bitcoin dropping from highs of nearly $20,000 in late-2017 to recently established lows of $3,200. The market’s poor performance has led investors, analysts, and traders alike to ponder what impetus will be able to drive the markets back to their […]

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Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO

Stephen Pair, the CEO of BitPay, declared that speculation is a substantial Bitcoin price driver, while “actual utility” is not. The CEO of crypto merchant platform BitPay Stephen Pair stated that speculation on future adoption drives Bitcoin’s (BTC) price more than “actual utility,” in an interview on CNBC Dec. 13. Speaking on the reasons behind […]

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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13. AT&T’s patent […]

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Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption

After months of monitoring and observing the potential of blockchain, EU is finally making a turn into it After months of monitoring and observing the “promising and challenging” potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT), the European Union (EU) is finally making a turn into the blockchain industry. How it all started Back in February 2018, […]

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Hyperledger Onboards 12 New Members Including Alibaba Cloud, Deutsche Telekom and Citi

Open source initiative Hyperledger has announced 12 new members including Alibaba Cloud, Citi and Deutsche Telekom, among others. Hyperledger has onboarded 12 new members, including such major firms as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, and Deutsche Telekom, according to an announcement published on Dec. 11. Launched in 2016, Hyperledger is an open source project created by the […]