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Blockchain technology is an ever-growing chain of blocks, where blocks are chained together by cryptographic guaranteed hashes. Within every block are the transaction items and other extra information.  It is a combination of a few technologies - cryptography, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Consensus and more.

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Cardano Nodes Go Offline for Half an Hour
Stake pool operators reported 50% of Cardano nodes disconnecting and restarting due to anomaly. Cardano's fintech business is investigating the anomaly's cause.

Senate Banking Committee Democrats caution SoFi about deadlines
After purchasing Gold Pacific Bancorp, SoFi was awarded the status of bank holding company. Customers of SoFi's national bank may invest a portion of their direct deposits in digital assets without incurring fees. In investor protection documents, SoFi characterized one of the currencies it provides as "a crypto pump-and-dump" The writers seek an answer to these matters by December 8.

Vietnam to Propel Blockchain Training for Enhanced Competitiveness
To gain an upper hand in the blockchain sector, Vietnam is in high gear to boost human resources in this sector

HSBC to Issue Digital Bonds to Institutional Investors through Tokenization Platform
Multinational banking giant HSBC has revealed plans to issue digital bonds to corporates and financial institutions through its new proprietary tokenization platform called HSBC Orion.

Demand for Blockchain and AI Expected to Push Market Value to $980.7M by 2030: Report
Since blockchain and artificial intelligence are among the greatest technological innovations, their demand is expected to make the market value soar to $980.7 million by 2030, a study suggests.

Google Cloud Introduces Blockchain Node Engine for Web3 Development
Google Cloud's latest launch, Blockchain Node Engine, aims to help Web3 developers build and deploy new products on blockchain-based platforms.

BaaS to Boost Blockchain Adoption in the Healthcare Market, Study Shows
The enhanced adoption of blockchain as a service (BaaS) is anticipated to boost the blockchain in the healthcare market, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Blockchain's Adoption & Capabilities Increase against Fraud in Public Finance Sector
Based on blockchain’s inherent capability of tackling fraudulent transactions, this cutting-edge technology is expected to continue being adopted in the banking and financial services sector, according to HashCash Consultants CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Metaverse Hits Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Gartner
A study shows that the metaverse would remain one of the hot topics in the fintech industry. Metaverse also would be top ten strategic technology trends for 2023.

Samsung Electronics to Secure its Smart Gadgets With Blockchain-Based Solution
Multinational tech giant, Samsung Electronics has unveiled its plans to protect its connected devices using a Samsung Knox Matrix solution

Google Pairs with Coinbase to Spur Web3 Innovations, Offer Crypto Payments for Cloud Services
Google has teamed up with crypto exchange Coinbase to allow some of its clients to pay for cloud services using cryptocurrencies.

Combining Blockchain with IoT and AI can Trigger More Accurate Weather Forecast, HashCash CEO Says
For accurate futuristic decision-making in weather forecasting, blockchain ledgers should be integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT), according to HashCash Consultants CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets
Hamilton Lane is making three investment funds available to individual investors by tokenizing part of its $835 billion funds via a partnership with Securitize.

DelMonte Adopts Blockchain-Powered Traceability Solutions for Quality Assurance
To render innovative and best-in-class solutions to its products and services, Fresh Del Monte Produce has invested in Jordanian and UK-based startup Decapolis for blockchain-enabled traceability solutions.

GSBN Adopts Blockchain to Share Shipping Data with Financial Insitutiotns
Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has adopted blockchain technology to speed up pilot transactions by unifying the consent collection and sharing of shipping data with financial institutions.

Raising Blockchain Awareness will Spur More Adoption, Experts Say
Speaking at a blockchain conference dubbed BUIDL VietNam 2022, experts pointed out that raising awareness about this cutting-edge technology through regulatory frameworks, successful applications, and education would heighten adoption.

Elliptic Hires OakNorth's Jackson Hull as Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Hull will be responsible for taking Elliptic into the next phase of its product and technology growth, leading one of the major blockchain analysis providers.

Blockchain Identity Management Market to Hit $17.81B by 2030
The urge for digitization is expected to push the blockchain identity management market to $17.81 billion by 2030, according to a report by Market Research Future (MRFR).

Dubai Sees Crypto as Stepping Stone Towards Global Tech Hub
Dubai is reaping the dividends of new tech investments because it has laid the ground for a post-pandemic boom through a business-friendly and low taxes environment.

Leading Sneaker MarketPlace Sets Foot in the Metaverse to Spur Innovations
The Edit LDN, a global sneaker marketplace based in London, has entered the metaverse by developing a premium store to drive its innovation a notch higher.

Kompute Seeks to be the “AWS” of Decentralized Cloud Computing
Kompute, a blockchain company based in Estonia, intends to render significant control and anonymity in cloud computing through a decentralized model explicitly created for Web3.

Digihost Plans to Move Mining Rigs from NY to Alabama, Expand Energy to 55 MW in 2023
U.S.-based crypto miner Digihost Technology Inc. plans to move drilling rigs from New York to Alabama, expanding energy capacity to 55 MW in the second quarter of 2023.

Abacus Life Partners With Blockcerts to Introduce Blockchain-Powered Insurance
Abacus Life Settlements, a buyer of life insurance policies in the US, has teamed up with BlockCerts to introduce blockchain-enabled insurance and longevity-related assets.

EPC Blockchain among 16 Startups Selected to Join EY Incubator
Big four accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) has selected 16 early-stage startups to join its EY Foundry Cohort 5 program to propel disruptive solutions in four areas.

Green Bay Fintech Firm Sequoir Developing Crypto Technology to Fill ‘Capability Gap’ for Banks
Sequoir envisions cryptocurrency trades and payments will be done using bank apps.

Fidelity Investments Adds More Than 12,000 New Jobs to Meet Customer Interest in Growing Areas Like Crypto
To address customer demands in growing areas like cryptocurrency and direct indexing, Fidelity Investments has created more than 12,000 job offerings to shape the future of financial services.

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says
With the fintech industry making significant strides within a short time, the banking sector ought to integrate blockchain technology to keep pace with this area, according to HashCash CEO Raj Chowdhury.

The Sandbox, FlickPlay Collaborate to Accelerate Interoperability in Metaverse
With the metaverse expected to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, virtual world gaming platforms The Sandbox and FlickPlay have joined hands to enhance its adoption by offering players a blockchain asset.

DEVITA Goes Live on Polygon for Equitable Healthcare and Speedy Data Transmission
To maximize healthcare operations and processes through the latest innovations in NFT and decentralized identification (DID) technologies, DEVITA has joined the Polygon network.

UNBLOK Provides Incentive-Based App Blockchain Solutions
UNBLOK LLC provides consumers with a revolutionary solution through blockchain technology, allowing users to use the application on their mobile phones without the need to conduct traditional application market research and get rewards.

Samsung Plans to Develop Top-Notch Metaverse Devices to Foster Accessibility
Samsung Electronics has revealed plans to make the metaverse more accessible by developing innovative devices as it sees it as a new business model.

Telecom Giant Airtel Acquires Aqilliz, Transforming Adtech & Creator Economy with Blockchain
The acquisition of Aqilliz will enable Airtel to deploy blockchain-based solutions across its fast-growing digital marketplace, Adtech (Airtel ads), and digital entertainment.

YouTube Sees NFTs as Catalysts, Tieing Deeper Relationships with Users
YouTube sees NFTs as stepping stones towards a stronger connection between creators and viewers, according to Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan.

Manchester United Selects Blockchain Firm Tezos as Technical Partner
Manchester United has inked a multi-year deal with Tezos as its training kit sponsor, indicating it is one of the sustainable, reliable, and advanced blockchains providers.

Alfa Romeo Unveils Tonale SUV with NFT Tracking Capabilities
Italian automobile brand Alfa Romeo is launching a new Sports Utility Vehicle in 2023, the Tonale, and it will incorporate NFTs and blockchain technology in its data capturing procedures.

NFTs can Help Patients Have Significant Control of Personal Health Data: Global Scholars
A global and multidisciplinary team of scholars have released a publication noting that NFTs have the capability of spreading their wings to the healthcare sector by helping patients safeguard their personal health information.

ADB Launches Blockchain Project for Cross-Border Securities Transactions in APAC
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is going to initiate a blockchain-powered project to connect securities depositories and central banks in the APAC region.

Mercado Libre Injects Liquidity into Crypto Firms Paxos & 2TM
Mercado Libre, a publicly traded retail giant based in Argentina, has injected an undisclosed sum of money into two regional cryptocurrency-focused firms, Paxos and 2TM Group.

Arizona State University Offers Blockchain Technology, Enhancing Student’s Academic Journey
Arizona State University (ASU) is going a notch by deploying a blockchain-based technical stack enterprise infrastructure for its students.

Ethereum Stands at the Forefront of Web 3.0 Development, Attracting Over 700 Developers to Join Monthly
As the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, Ethereum (ETH) constantly draws between 20% to 25% of developers eyeing Web 3.0.

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026
The global blockchain IoT market is expected to offer a revenue of $5.802 billion by 2026, driven by factors like IoT being increasingly implemented by mand end-use industries worldwide.

Game Developers Have Increasing Interest in Blockchain and NFTs Products, says Stratis Survey
A new survey report shows a sizeable number of respondents agreeing that blockchain technology will become prevalent in video gaming within the next two years.

Panama Looks to Legalize Bitcoin and Ethereum in Line with El Salvador
Panama has introduced a crypto bill with the aim to legalize Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

BaaS Market Expected to Hit $15.8B by 2026, Driven by High Immutability & Secure Decentralization
The global blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) sector is anticipated to reach $15.8 billion by 2026 from the current $2.31 billion.

Constellation Network to Provide Blockchain Security for US Air Force's Data Sharing Needs
The US Air Force is set to secure its multi-partner data sharing using Constellation Network's data infrastructure.

Australia and Singapore Authorities Completes Trial for Blockchain-based Cross-Border Document Verification
Australian and Singaporean authorities have conducted a blockchain trial for cross-border digital trade document verification.

Cathie Wood Joins Amun Crypto Technology Firm's Board
Cathie Wood, a seasoned Wall Street investor, has joined Amun’s board of directors after personally investing in the parent company.

SBI Ripple Asia Powers Cambodia’s First Cross-Border Remittance Corridor Using RippleNet
SBI Ripple Asia, a joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple, will be facilitating Cambodia’s first international remittance service using blockchain technology.

Mark Cuban Discusses Dogecoin with Ellen DeGeneres as DOGE Adoption Surges
Mark Cuban has given Ellen Degeneres a brief rundown on Dogecoin and NFTs.

Billionaire Mark Cuban Thinks Ethereum Will "Dwarf" Bitcoin, ETH Sets New Record-High of Over $2,150
Ethereum has soared to a new all-time high of over $2,150 and that has contributed in pushing the entire cryptocurrency market to $2 trillion.

Top 5 Fintech Predictions That Will Redefine The Landscape of Financial Markets in 2021
Undoubtedly fintech is leading us towards an unpredictable future considering the fintech leader’s insights and predictions.

South Korea to Introduce Blockchain-Powered COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”
In order to revive cross-border travel and keep infection risks under control, the South Korean government seeks to issue blockchain-backed COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to immunized citizens.

Indian State Eyes Blockchain Technology to Facilitate Remote Voting
The government of Telangana, a southern Indian state, is moving forward with its objective of making the voting process seamless and trustworthy with the help of blockchain technology.

Signal Messaging App Now Accepts Bitcoin and Ether Donations
Signal messaging app, which offers end-to-end encryption, has begun to accept cryptocurrency donations that will be used to support the platform.

5 Places to Learn About Crypto Investing
While there is certainly an aspect of the ‘gold rush’ mentality to the current crypto buzz and surging market caps, it is undeniable that we have passed a legitimate turning point in the history of this revolutionary technology and asset class.

Ethereum’s Berlin Hard Fork Anticipated for April
While Ethereum developers have been working on perfecting ETH 2.0, an upgrade to the current Ethereum 1.0 mainnet is expected to go live in mid-April.

How Blockchain Is Creating 5 Fintech Disruption Opportunities
Fintech blockchain acquisition is not only about testing and watching. It’s also about proactively taking action and applying the technology.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Showcase International Technological Bridges
A nearly week-long premiere virtual event will feature industry leaders discussing the most exciting use cases of blockchain application in fintech, healthtech, investment banking, supply chain etc., as well as strengthen links between China’s own Greater Bay Area and other countries.

Forum Blockchain Life 2021
Sixth biggest offline event on blockchain,cryptocurrencies and mining - Blockchain Life 2021 - takes place on April 21-22 in Moscow

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation
Being one of the world’s fastest growing tech hubs, Greater Bay Area (GBA) attracts audiences passionate about smart technology applications for business, education, and finance to come together for the premier international virtual event.

Here’s A Look at The Top Outlets For Blockchain Developers To Source Grants
Monetary grants are extremely important in any field - be it the arts, media, technology - especially nascent ones where there is a lot of scope for growth and development. For example, blockchain is one such domain which over the course of the last decade or so has seen an incredible output of innovation (ala smart contracts, decentralized finance, etc) from relatively independent developers working with limited resources.

Bitcoin Price Not Everything Says Bitfinex CTO, as BTC moves Sideways
The Bitcoin price has stagnated, trending sideways between $32,000 and $34,000—but recognizing BTC’s true value is not all about price says Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino.

Ethereum Tapped by Reddit to Bring Blockchain and Scaling Technology to the Online Forum
Ethereum will be leveraged by Reddit, bringing blockchain technology to the online network for the first time ever through their partnership.

Former Ripple Executive Loses Keys to Digital Wallet Holding $240 Million worth of Bitcoin
Former Ripple executive Stefan Thomas may have made a fortune off Bitcoin, but he might never be able to touch it.

Nobel Laureate to speak at Asian Financial Forum Global business leaders view post-COVID Economy in January
17 December 2020 – In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held virtually on 18 and 19 January 2021. Under the theme “Reshaping the World Economic Landscape”, the forum will examine the challenges at hand and strategize the road to recovery and beyond with more than 150 influential global financial experts, policymakers, business leaders, economists, investors, and entrepreneurs.

How Triffic is Gamifying Advertising for Local Businesses
Entering the world of cryptocurrency can be a daunting prospect for newcomers, with several practical and psychological barriers to overcome. Most people who’ve heard of Bitcoin are aware of its notorious volatility, and in some cases, of negative headlines associated with cryptocurrencies, such as the risk of hacks and losing private keys.

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond
The UnionBank of the Philippines and Standard Chartered have created a proof of concept required in the issuance of a blockchain-powered retail bond.

Twitter and Facebook Grilled in Senate Hearing Over Social Media Censorship of US Presidential Election
Facebook and Twitter are facing heat from US Congress for how they handled political misinformation circulating on the social media platforms.

Can Blockchain Strengthen the Internet of Things (IoT)?
IoT and Blockchain are two disruptive technologies leveraged for numerous technological innovations across multiple industries, but how do they complement each other?

Former HKEX Executive: Will HkbitEX Issue Its First STO Project Next Year?
On a forum, the Chief Development Officer of HKbitEX said that she hoped the company would issue its first security token offering (STO) project in 2021.

Could Blockchain be a Solution for Mail-In Voting Issues and Election Ballot Counting Fraud?
Amid the misinformation circulating in response to the US presidential elections, blockchain technology has been brought up as a solution to prevent voter fraud.

IOTA On How Distributed Ledger Technology Will Transform Supply Chain
Distributed ledger technology could potentially revolutionize the supply chain industry by providing several upgrades, according to industry experts.

Facebook's Libra Sparked CBDC Race, COVID-19 Made Central Banks Realize Its Necessity
Digital innovation and central bank digital currency adoption (CBDC) have been on the rise despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What has driven CBDC forward?

Verizon's New Blockchain Verification Tool 'Full Transparency' Combats Fake News
Verizon has unveiled a blockchain-based solution dubbed 'Full Transparency' for the verification of news and media releases.

Trump Ends COVID-19 Pandemic, according to White House Release
The Trump Administration has ended the COVID-19 pandemic, or at least according to the list of his accomplishments from the White House Science and Technology Office.

Estee Lauder Uses Blockchain Technology to Further Beauty Solutions
Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has established a blockchain platform to meet sourcing standards for its Madagascan vanilla.

Ripple CTO Assesses XRP as a Bridge Cryptocurrency Between CBDCs, Stablecoins, and Fiat
Ripple’s CTO David Schwartz discussed the key role Ripple (XRP) tokens and other cryptocurrencies would play in a market where CBDC was becoming a hot topic.

Microsoft’s Bill Gates on Big Tech Antitrust Hearing – Government Scrunity Inevitable with Tech Success
Bill Gates discussed the antitrust hearing opposing US congress and Big Tech - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (Alphabet) - and gave his input.

PwC: Blockchain Technology Has the Potential to Boost Global GDP Up $1.76 Trillion By 2030
Findings from PwC indicate that by 2030, blockchain technology has the potential to boost global gross domestic product (GDP) by $1.76 trillion.

Square Stocks Soar After Bitcoin Purchase, Market Bulls Convinced PayPal Will Make a BTC Move of Its Own
Square’s $50 million-dollar move on Bitcoin has pushed the fintech payment company’s stocks higher, enabling it to outperform PayPal shares.

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?
US government officials want to bypass encryption on websites, under allegations that child sexual exploitation runs unmonitored on strongly encrypted platforms.

US Congress’ Attack on Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook Continues, Can Blockchain Benefit?
As the antitrust hearing with tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (Alphabet) continues, the question of whether decentralization will subsequently rise as a result of the legal tech-policy hearing has been brought up.

Ethereum-Based Wallet MetaMask Adds Token Swaps to Its Features
MetaMask recently announced a new add-on to its browser which can facilitate decentralized finance (DeFi) transactions for Ethereum-based tokens.

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP Has Been Processed in Pilot Transactions Worth 1.1 Billion Yuan
In the race to be the first country to launch a functional CBDC, China appears to be in the lead, as it has begun experimenting with its digital currency.

Tech Adoption Fueled by COVID-19, Will Global Blockchain Adoption Be Accelerated Too?
Coronavirus has driven global economies and businesses to the ground, but one industry that has benefitted from the pandemic appears to be the tech sector.

CEO Jack Dorsey On Why the Future of Twitter Lies in Blockchain
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussed Bitcoin and how blockchain technology can be leveraged to counter security breaches in an increasingly digital world.

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads
A federal US judge granted an injunction request against the Trump Administration’s order to ban TikTok downloads across all US app stores.

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions
The Federal Reserve's research and development on a central bank digital currency issuance has been complemented by several regional Federal banks' efforts.

CIA Eyes Blockchain Technology with New Research Lab
US Central Intelligence Agency has rolled an in-house R&D arm dubbed CIA Labs to scale up technological and scientific breakthroughs for future intelligence challenges.

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal
ByteDance is confident that its deal with Oracle tech giant for TikTok’s US operations will be approved by both Chinese and American regulators.

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal
Oracle, the tech company that was said to have acquired TikTok’s US operations, has finally commented on the partnership and confirmed it.

US Legislators Approve Digital Taxonomy and American COMPETE Blockchain Bills in Tech Race with China
US lawmakers approved the American COMPETE Act and the Digital Taxonomy Act, in an active race against China the blockchain and technological sector.

How Australia's National Blockchain Roadmap Will Change The Future
Australia was one of the first countries to recognize the immense potential of blockchain technology and to incorporate it into various sectors in the country.

US Congressmen Urge Trump to Implement Blockchain Technology for COVID-19 Relief
Nine members of the US Congress advocated for the benefits of leveraging blockchain technology to counter the crisis brought upon by COVID-19.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Take a Hit as Security Giant Cloudflare Suffers Major Internet Outage
Website security company Cloudflare underwent connectivity problems on Sunday, taking down a dozen of cryptocurrency websites with it.

Darknet Marketplace Empire Alleged to Have Exit Scammed with $30 Million Worth of Bitcoin
Darknet digital marketplace Empire Market appears to have exit scammed and made off with a hefty profit of 2,638 Bitcoin (BTC).

MasterCard Asia Files Device Billing System Patent Compatible With Iota’s Tangle Network
MasterCard patents blockchain system to help shared device merchants avoid credit card fees.

Central Bank of Brazil Forms a Digital Currency Study Team to Drive CBDC Research Forward
The Central Bank of Brazil is planning the potential issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) by setting up a research study group.

Ripple Co-Founder says US-China Tech Cold War Will Be Won and Lost on Crypto and Blockchain Battlefield
Ripple Co-Founder, Chris Larsen believes the Cold Tech War between China and the United States is going to be won and lost on the blockchain battlefield.

Coinbase CEO Armstrong and Tech Giant Apple Butt Heads over Crypto and dApps
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has voiced his disappointment over Apple’s lack of flexibility on decentralized applications (dApps) operating on its App store.

CEO Of BTCS Explains How The Company Surpassed $1M In Crypto Assets
BTCS Inc. is a publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain company that recently surpassed the $1 million milestone in crypto assets under management (AUM). The landmark achievement comes after crypto prices recovered from the mid-March slump (Black Thursday). Reports indicate that Bitcoin-focused crypto hedge funds are outperforming their more-traditional counterparts. BTCS plans to pursue a measured approach to diversifying its current cryptocurrency holdings. BTCS shares are up more than 215% year-to-date.

Korea’s Jeju Island Introduces Blockchain-Fueled COVID-19 App for Tourism
To recover from COVID-19 tourism losses, South Korea has introduced a blockchain-powered digital app for visitors of Jeju Island to ensure safe travels.

RBL Bank Partners with Accenture to Build A Digital Bank Infrastructure
RBL Bank announced that it will partner with Accenture, who envisions that it will enhance the bank’s information technology (IT) network and services.

Blockchain Investments Declined 63% Due to COVID-19, Says New KPMG Report
Auditing firm KPMG has recently published its 2020 Global Emerging Technology Survey Report that identified a decline in investments into blockchain technology because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the study predicts that the sector would be one of the industries, which would probably obtain the highest amount of investment in the next 12 months.

New Revolutionary Trading Platform Allows You to Trade 48 Forex, Indices, Commodities and Cryptocurrency Markets with Your Bitcoin! brings Bitcoin holders the ability to enter the Forex, Indices and Commodities markets - as well as of course the Cryptocurrency markets, for the first time by simply depositing Bitcoin.

First Blockchain National Currency Platform Ready for Central Banks’ CBDC Issuance
The blockchain national currency platform issued by blockchain company Apollo Fintech was finalized and completed on August 12.

Blockchain-Based Driving Licenses in South Korea Hit One Million Drivers
Blockchain-powered driving licenses were made available as an option in South Korea in May.

Russia Plans to Build AI Software to Remove the Anonymity of Users in Crypto Transactions
The Russian agency’s plan involves using artificial intelligence (AI) for its software, as the agency sees an “urgent need to create effective opportunities for state control over the circulation of virtual assets.”

India’s Election Commission Proposed Using Blockchain for Remote E-Voting
India’s Election Commission proposed using blockchain technology as a solution for bringing transparency for remote voting in a discussion on addressing geographical voting issues.

Facebook Launches Fintech Product Group F2 to Run Payments Across All its Apps
Facebook has expanded its fintech horizons and announced the launch of a new product group dedicated to payments purposes.

China’s Blockchain Service Network Unveils New International English-Based Website
China's Blockchain Service Network, introduced in early 2020, has launched an official international website.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and LINK Could Benefit From Trump's TikTok Ban
President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that seeks to ban TikTok from the United States, following the controversy that the Chinese-owned app raises serious security concerns and that it collects personal information on its users.

Trump Signs TikTok Executive Order and Seeks to Clean the Free World's Networks of China State Tech Espionage
United States President Trump has issued two executive orders against Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat, which are suspected of sharing US citizens’ data with the Chinese Communist Party.

Ethereum Uncovers Blockchain Bugs to Stabilize Medalla Testnet
Ethereum developers discussed the technical issues that went wrong during the launch of Medalla testnet and that could have been improved to make the release smoother.

Trump Administration Wants Clean 5G Networks Free of China State Actors
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State for the Trump administration has announced the expansion of the Clean Network program, outlining five new lines of defense to protect America’s critical telecommunications and technology infrastructure from untrusted Chinese state-owned enterprises like Huawei and ZTE.

How Blockchain Technology Can be Used to Leverage Booming TikTok and Influencer Trends
Blockchain technology has been a growing hot topic, with companies integrating it more and more into their ecosystem for better security, decentralization, and lower costs, among other things.

Cryptocurrency is Highly Influencing the Gaming Industry
Cryptocurrency is said to be the payment of the future. Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, many industries have incorporated and accepted cryptocurrency as a reliable option for payment. With rising competition and seeing the concrete future in the business of digital currency, many cryptocurrency service providers are available to choose from.

Top 5 Bitcoin Casino Sites in 2020
As we delve into this year's best online Bitcoin casinos, you'll discover the most worthwhile bonuses, the best selections of games and where to play safely.

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Growing, But US Needs To Adopt A Solid Blockchain Policy
In order to be ahead of other countries in the ever-growing industry of blockchain, the US needs to come up with an enforceable and consistent blockchain policy.

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing
In an antitrust hearing with the Judiciary Committee of US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified, as a continuation of an unfinished legal conversation with lawmakers.

Will Hong Kong's Status as an International Digital Financial Hub be Affected by the National Security Law?
2020 has been quite a year for Hong Kong, marked by months of political unrest, the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, and a sweeping new national security law that China imposed on the city. The national security law, unanimously passed by China’s ruling Communist Party, sets up against secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.

Europol Empowers Victims with Tools to Fend Off Ransomware Attacks
Europol, European Union’s law enforcement agency, has put together an anti-ransomware initiative that has managed to intercept $630 million dollars and more in ransomware demands, since 2016.

Chainalysis Releases Crypto Market Intelligence Site Catered to Asset Managers and Regulators
Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis released Market Intel, a new website catered to asset managers and regulators for access to live crypto data and insights. Chainalysis’ Market Intel will leverage the firm’s proprietary data, which has been collecting and linking to real-world entities since 2014.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues Google and YouTube Over Fraudulent Bitcoin Scam Videos
Legal team for Steve Wozniak, co-founder of tech powerhouse Apple, announced a lawsuit against YouTube and their parent company Google alleging that the media companies failed to take down fraudulent videos that impersonated Wozniak to drive Bitcoin funds.

China Has Kickstarted the Experimentation of a Blockchain Pilot in its Equity Trading Industry
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has kickstarted the experimentation of a blockchain pilot for the equity trading industry in the country. Announced by the Beijing Local Financial Supervision and Administration, CSRC will be assisting the Beijing Equity Trading Center for the blockchain pilot.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Has Officially Chosen a New Commissioner, Himono
Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) confirmed its plans for hiring Ryozo Himono as the new commissioner of the financial watchdog group.

Alibaba’s Ant Group Set to be 2020’s Top IPOs in Hong Kong and Shanghai
Ant Financial, formerly known as Alipay and known renamed to ‘Ant Group’, has announced its intentions of launching an initial public offering (IPO) that would be featured both on the Shanghai Stock Exchanges' STAR board and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX/ SEHK).

The Future of Blockchain Is Regulated, Permissioned And Decentralized
Blockchain has come a long way since it was first proposed as the technology powering Bitcoin’s distributed ledger. Since then, it has come to be understood as a technology that exists in its own right, as the base layer of second generation blockchain networks that are the foundation for all kinds of decentralized applications, or dApps.

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit
A second lawsuit has been filed against the fintech company Plaid, for violating user data privacy agreements they hold with major financial accounts that use Coinbase and Venmo.

Bitcoin Users Have Bigger Problems Than Recent Twitter Scam
The recent spate of Twitter scams appears to indicate that Bitcoin users will face even more sophisticated and devastating attacks in the future.

TRON Founder Justin Sun Offers Bounty Reward for Twitter Bitcoin Scammers
As distressed Twitter users scrambled to get a sense of the recent Bitcoin attack that happened earlier this week, TRON founder Justin Sun spoke up and offered a $1 million bounty reward for whoever was able to uncover the identities of those behind the Twitter mass hack.

Coffee Company to Use IBM Blockchain to Connect Farmers And Consumers
The J.M. Smucker Company, known as Smucker’s, has announced that blockchain technology will be implemented in their system to trace Colombian coffee beans directly back to their source, all the while enabling consumers to support coffee farmers through the platform.

Samsung Adds New Crypto Feature to Their Devices with “Stellar” Blockchain
Samsung device users can now securely store the private keys of their cryptocurrency wallet on their phone, with a recent add-on feature by the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF).

Chinese Government Releases First-Ever Blockchain Application Blueprint, Continuing on its Major Tech Push
The Chinese government has released its first-ever blockchain application blueprint regarding government services in the country. According to Beijing’s blueprint, 140 government services applications are already on blockchain and are divided into three categories, including data sharing and exchange, business collaborative processing, and electronic certificate and certificate storage.

ConsenSys Sued For IP Theft by Blockchain Startup from its Own Incubator
BlockCrushr, a Canadian blockchain firm has accused ConsenSys of stealing its intellectual property after it took part in a ConsenSys’ startup accelerator program.

Blockchain-Focused Fund COSIMO X Acquires Seven-Figure Funding from RIT
COSIMO Ventures, an investment firm situated in Boston and Dublin, recently announced that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has endorsed them with a seven-figure investment.

Banking on Blockchain: FinTech and Digitalization Will Play a Significant Role for the Chinese Banking Industry
China’s banking industry for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will rely on digitization and financial technology to build a “new infrastructure” for the entire industry. Highly endorsed by the country’s president, Xi Jinping, blockchain technology has seen a surge in popularity in the past year.

LabCFTC to Announce the Winner of Project Streetlamp at Fintech-Focused Virtual Events Series Later This Year
The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that its FinTech research wing, LabCFTC will be hosting a series of interactive virtual events during autumn 2020.