Category Archives: blockchain technology

PR: Keynote Launches $6 Million Diversity and Inclusion Fund for the Global Blockchain Industry

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Keynote Launches a new fund to support diversity and inclusion in the development and use

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China’s Communist Party Publishes Blockchain Tech 101 for Officials

China’s Communist Party is moving to make blockchain literacy the norm across public offices with the publication of an explainer for officials and members. Released by the publishing house of the People’s Daily – the party’s news outlet – the book is titled “Blockchain – A Guide for Officials”, according to a report from the Daily on Monday. Starting with

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What Does Facebook Exec’s Departure From Coinbase Board Mean For Crypto?

“Facebase” might’ve been a fictional company name that you heard after David Marcus of Facebook joined Coinbase’s board, as speculation was rampant regarding the potential for collaboration between the two firms. But for now, it seems that any chance of collaboration between the two companies may be ending, as the executive of the social media firm has just resigned from

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World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond

World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond The World Bank Group has partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) to issue a bond over a blockchain. CommBank, one of the “Big Four” commercial banks in Australia, said in a release on Friday that it had won a mandate from the World Bank… The post World Bank Taps

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Despite Spending $160 Million a Year, IBM Blockchain is Still Lacking Adoption

While IBM has been cautious to back cryptocurrency projects, the New York-based technology giant has still been doing its best to make a successful foray into the blockchain space. But as some skeptics see it, IBM hasn’t done much to make a meaningful impact on this flowering industry. IBM & Blockchain — Is It Really The Best Combo? IBM has

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Australia’s Biggest Bank Launches World’s First Blockchain Bond With World Bank

Australia has maintained a Blockchain-friendly position with its government-backed exploration of Blockchain technology for various applications. Now, it is getting ready to issue the world’s first Blockchain bond upon being mandated by the World Bank. Australia to Create Distributed Ledger Bonds The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will reportedly create, allocate, transfer and manage the bond using Blockchain technology. The

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WeChat Eyes Blockchain for Faster Refunds of Company Expenses

Tech giant Tencent thinks blockchain can speed up reimbursement of expenses for company employees and it’s trialing a feature on its WeChat app to do just that. According to a blog post published on Friday, Tencent has piloted the application at a local restaurant in Shenzhen, China, where a user paid the bill through its existing payments service WeChat Pay.

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World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond

The World Bank Group has partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to issue a bond using blockchain. The CBA, one of the “Big Four” commercial banks in Australia, said in a release on Friday that it had won a mandate from the World Bank to arrange the issuance of the bond, which will be created, transferred and managed

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Regulators Plan ‘Global Sandbox’ for Fintech Including Blockchain

A number of financial regulators from across the globe are forming a new alliance to facilitate the growth of financial technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) initiative on Tuesday, alongside 11 other member regulators from jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, the U.S., Australia and Abu

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West Virginia to Offer Blockchain Voting Statewide in Midterm Elections

West Virginia is rolling out a blockchain-based mobile voting app to all of the state’s 55 counties so that military personnel stationed abroad can more easily cast their ballots in the midterm elections. CoinDesk previously reported that the state piloted the blockchain app in May for deployed military staff and their dependents from Harrison and Monongalia counties. Secretary of State Mac Warner

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