UN Working Paper Explores How the Blockchain Can Empower Global Communities

More and more high profile financial and political institutions are taking notice of the blockchain technology of distributed ledgers, starting internal investigations and issuing position papers. In January, Bitcoin Magazine reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a paper titled “Virtual Currencies and Beyond: Initial Considerations” at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Similar […]

Ukraine Government Plans to Trial Ethereum Blockchain-based Election Platform

A group of Ukrainian officials signed a memorandum late last week to move multiple levels of elections to the Ethereum blockchain using E-vox, a platform developed by Ambisafe. The goal of this memorandum is to create “a decentralized, transparent and accessible system for group decisions making [sic] via blockchain-based instruments” for political primaries, elections and […]

Bitcoin Core Developer Eric Lombrozo: Many Incentives to Implement SegWit

Although Segregated Witness (SegWit) has near-universal support from the Bitcoin development community, there are some who say the changes required by individual wallet providers may be a bit too much to handle. But on a recent episode of Epicenter Bitcoin, Bitcoin Core Contributor and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo indicated that the complexities involved with these […]

IBM Goes Big on Blockchain

With a range of announcements, IBM has pushed for the quick adoption of blockchain technology among enterprise and multiple industries with several newly revealed initiatives and commitments. In a press release today, International Business Machines (IBM) has thrown its weight in fully backing and pushing distributed ledger or blockchain technology for real world applications. Chief […]

Paper Compares Blockchain to Uber and Airbnb as a Job Killer in Finance

In a paper titled “Field Confrontation, Between Capital and Labor – Emancipation and Alienation,” the future of blockchain is pontificated on and the main aspects of what it seems to offer. They talk about blockchain technology as a complete re-structuring or destruction event of the job market as we know it – especially in the world […]

Asia’s Largest Stock Exchange Operator Partners IBM for Blockchain Applications

Japan Exchange Group, operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange will begin experimenting with blockchain technology for post-trade solutions such as clearing and settlement of trades. The operator will team up with IBM Japan for the project. The operator of Asia’s largest stock exchange is joining IBM Japan to run blockchain tests for clearing, settlement, and […]