Blockchain News

Luxembourg Completes First Blockchain-Tokenized Real Estate
Luxembourg Completes First Blockchain-Tokenized Real Estate
25 July 2019, 15:08
The first blockchain-based tokenization of a real estate property in Luxembourg was completed on July 23.
U.S Blockchain Association Takes Over KIK’s Defend Crypto Fund
U.S Blockchain Association Takes Over KIK’s Defend Crypto Fund
28 June 2019, 16:48
The U.S Blockchain Association (USBA) will now manage the residual $2 million fund which KIK raised from the crypto community to take the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to court
Rhode Island to Explore Several Blockchain Use Cases
Rhode Island to Explore Several Blockchain Use Cases
14 June 2019, 19:09
The Rhode Island Government recently issued a request for proposals inviting members of the blockchain industry to submit proofs of concepts that lead to the adoption of the technology in the state.
Korea Blockchain Association Appoints Oh Gap-soo as Chairman
Korea Blockchain Association Appoints Oh Gap-soo as Chairman
13 June 2019, 13:12
he Korea Blockchain Association (KRA)has appointed as chairman, Oh Gap-soo, 70, former deputy of the Korea Financial Supervisory Service (FSS).
Brazilian Officials Wants Government to Use Blockchain
Brazilian Officials Wants Government to Use Blockchain
12 June 2019, 21:03
The Brazilian Government will review a bill requiring the promotion of blockchain as well as other technologies for public administration processes in the country.
VISA Launches Partly Blockchain Payment Network
VISA Launches Partly Blockchain Payment Network
11 June 2019, 17:33
Visa has announced the release of a new payment network it says has elements of blockchain technology.
Bank of Ireland, Ulster and AIB Adopts Blockchain
Bank of Ireland, Ulster and AIB Adopts Blockchain
30 May 2019, 11:47
Three of Ireland’s Big Four Banks — Bank of Ireland, Ulster and AIB — has started a pilot program that involves the use of a blockchain-based solution built on Ethereum to verify staff credentials.
Shinhan Bank Adopts Blockchain for Loan Verification Process
Shinhan Bank Adopts Blockchain for Loan Verification Process
28 May 2019, 06:18
Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in Korea, has reportedly adopted blockchain technology for a new lending platform designed to facilitate real-time settlements.
Reserve Bank of India Asked to Reconsider Crypto Exclusion
Reserve Bank of India Asked to Reconsider Crypto Exclusion
16 May 2019, 13:31
India IT industry participants have urged the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which serves as the nation’s financial authority to reconsider its decision to exclude crypto-related products from its fintech regulatory sandbox
Thai Central Bank Edge Closer to Release of Planned Cryptocurrency
Thai Central Bank Edge Closer to Release of Planned Cryptocurrency
07 May 2019, 14:36
Thailand's proposed system cryptocurrency “will enable domestic fund transfers within the country's interbank system by issuing the CBDC tokens.”
Milestone? Washington Legalizes Blockchain Records
Milestone? Washington Legalizes Blockchain Records
02 May 2019, 14:58
The United States state of Washington has become the latest region in the country to pass a blockchain-related bill into law.
Jaguar Land Rover to Reward Drivers in IOTA Tokens
Jaguar Land Rover to Reward Drivers in IOTA Tokens
29 April 2019, 08:14
Prominent British automobile company, Jaguar Land Rover has become one of the first automobile company to roll out a rewards program that pays out drivers in cryptocurrency.
Gibraltar Stock Exchange Starts Listing Tokenized Securities
Gibraltar Stock Exchange Starts Listing Tokenized Securities
09 April 2019, 19:15
The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) has become one of the world’s first stock exchange to offer consumers exposure to digital debt securities and funds powered by blockchain technology.
Swiss President Preach “Fast and Clear” Regulation for Blockchain Companies
Swiss President Preach “Fast and Clear” Regulation for Blockchain Companies
29 March 2019, 10:04
Swiss President, Ueli Maurer, wants to “stay two steps” ahead of other countries when it comes to providing the ideal regulatory environment needed to nurture blockchain technology.
NDC Taiwan to Form Blockchain Alliance in June
NDC Taiwan to Form Blockchain Alliance in June
27 March 2019, 20:11
The National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan which will in June create a new blockchain association as part of the country’s effort to explore the potential applications of blockchain technology. Does your country know blockchain technology?
Swiss Federal Council to Update Blockchain Laws
Swiss Federal Council to Update Blockchain Laws
23 March 2019, 20:07
The Swiss Council hopes that by updating existing blockchain regulations with some federal laws, they can increase legal certainty, remove the hurdles faced by developers and reduce risks of misuse
Colorado Lawmakers Wants State To Adopt Blockchain For Agriculture
Colorado Lawmakers Wants State To Adopt Blockchain For Agriculture
18 March 2019, 21:34
Four senators and representatives from U.S State, Colorado, is leading a movement that seeks the adoption of blockchain technology in the agricultural sector.
Colorado Governor Signs Crypto Exemption Bill
Colorado Governor Signs Crypto Exemption Bill
12 March 2019, 18:47
Jared S. Polis has signed into law the “Colorado Digital Token Act” which exempts cryptocurrencies from the same classification as traditional securities.
Massachusetts Regulators Appoint New Advisory Group on Crypto
Massachusetts Regulators Appoint New Advisory Group on Crypto
08 March 2019, 15:06
No more enforcement actions. We're here for peace is the new message by regulators in Massachusetts. Can the crypto industry trust them not to fail?
Denver to Use a Blockchain Voting System in May Elections
Denver to Use a Blockchain Voting System in May Elections
08 March 2019, 03:50
Denver, a U.S City in the state of Colorado will allow a special set of electorates to cast their ballots for the upcoming municipal election through their smartphones.
EU Report — Regulation Will Help Blockchain Succeed
EU Report — Regulation Will Help Blockchain Succeed
07 March 2019, 21:45
Despite all the success that the blockchain industry has enjoyed so, a recent report by the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum claims that regulation is the missing piece.
Utah Senator Introduce Bill to Lure Blockchain Companies
Utah Senator Introduce Bill to Lure Blockchain Companies
04 March 2019, 13:14
The Utah Senate is set to debate a bill that could potentially lure more crypto and blockchain-related businesses to set up in Utah.
Bahrain Shows It Wants Crypto Companies
Bahrain Shows It Wants Crypto Companies
21 February 2019, 10:16
The Central Bank of Bahrain wants crypto companies to set up within its territory and have created a sandbox for this purpose.
Wyoming Passes Two New Blockchain Related Bills
Wyoming Passes Two New Blockchain Related Bills
20 February 2019, 17:35
Fresh from passing a bill that recognizes Bitcoin as legal tender, lawmakers U.S State Wyoming has pulled off another one.
Fairfax County Knows Risk of $21 Million Blockchain Investment
Fairfax County Knows Risk of $21 Million Blockchain Investment
15 February 2019, 13:52
Executive says Fairfax’s investment team determined that the expected returns from this investment were in line with the level of risk incurred
Luxembourg Pass Blockchain Regulation Bill
Luxembourg Pass Blockchain Regulation Bill
15 February 2019, 10:46
Luxembourg lawmakers have continued their proactive stance toward the development of blockchain technology by passing a new bill that brings more certainty to companies in the new industry.
Japan’s Largest Bank To Launch Blockchain Payments System By 2020
Japan’s Largest Bank To Launch Blockchain Payments System By 2020
13 February 2019, 21:39
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the fifth largest bank in the world by assets and Japan’s most prominent financial group wants to have a taste of blockchain technology.
Blockchain Cargo Shipping Trial to get Underway in Russia
Blockchain Cargo Shipping Trial to get Underway in Russia
12 February 2019, 21:34
The potential applications of blockchain technology are gradually becoming too many to number with a new trial involving the landmark innovation now underway in Russia
South Korean Political Party Wants Blockchain
South Korean Political Party Wants Blockchain
04 February 2019, 10:36
Liberty Korea Party (LKP), members have agreed to embrace blockchain technology as a way to achieve digital democracy.
SWIFT Wants R3 Corda Platform For Faster Settlements
SWIFT Wants R3 Corda Platform For Faster Settlements
30 January 2019, 17:04
Global financial messaging service, SWIFT will carry out a proof-of-concept on how the R3 Corda blockchain could help improve its payment settlement process.
South Korea Implements Crypto Tax Break
14 January 2019, 08:42
South Korea's amended tax law stipulates that any company innovating with specific technologies such as blockchain will be entitled to some tax deductions. The deductions will be from the company's research and development (R&D) expense and will vary in value depending on the size of the business.
Italy Sets Up Advisory Board of 30 Experts
13 January 2019, 20:28
The Italian Ministry of Economic Development released a list of 30 experts from several industries that will become part of a newly created blockchain advisory board. The new board is expected to identify essential public and private sectors where blockchain technology could be adopted within the nation's economy to a significant effect.
China Releases Guidelines For Blockchain Companies
12 January 2019, 12:28
China will likely rescind its ban on cryptocurrencies sometime in the future and pursue the regulatory approach that has worked for countries such as Malta, Switzerland, and Belarus.
Blockchain Experts in Nigeria Call For Crypto Regulation
27 December 2018, 15:53
Blockchain and cryptocurrency experts in Nigeria has continued their call for regulation of the emerging industry. In a recent meeting organized by crypto exchange, Luno, the enthusiasts reflected mostly on what has been a fruitful beginning for the African crypto industry and looked forward to what is needed to enlarge the coast.
Facebook Is Developing A Stablecoin For WhatsApp Money Transfers
21 December 2018, 16:48
Facebook.Inc will make its first mark in the payment sector by creating a stablecoin that will enable users on their encrypted messaging platform, WhatsApp, to send money.
France Could Become ‘Blockchain Nation’ With $569m Proposed Budget
13 December 2018, 06:39
French MPs Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudière had written a report requesting that the French Government release €500,000,000 ($569m) for the development of state-level blockchain infrastructure within the next three years.
Malta Leads Seven EU Countries To Blockchain Technology
09 December 2018, 06:15
According to reports from the Financial Times, transport ministers from, France, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, and Greece have joined Malta to sign a declaration that will promote the use of Distributed Ledger Technology such as blockchain in their countries.
CFTC will subject smart contracts to Commodity Exchange Act CEA and AML
CFTC will subject smart contracts to Commodity Exchange Act CEA and AML
30 November 2018, 05:21
The research arm of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) known as LabCFTC has published a new guide about smart contracts. CFTC will subject smart contracts to laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and anti-money laundering (AML) rules
Pro Crypto and Blockchain Candidate in Nigerian Presidential Elections
Pro Crypto and Blockchain Candidate in Nigerian Presidential Elections
29 November 2018, 02:32
Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria, has stated that if he eventually wins the 2019 presidential election he is to create regulations that will make blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies thrive in the African region
US Government Runs To Blockchain and DLT For Public Security
US Government Runs To Blockchain and DLT For Public Security
21 November 2018, 01:05
The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called for developers who can build or are building blockchain-based DLT solutions that can improve the level of security
Herman Gref Says Blockchain For Industries Now 1-2 Years Away
Herman Gref Says Blockchain For Industries Now 1-2 Years Away
18 November 2018, 23:17

Anyone thinking that industrial blockchain technology adoption is still going to take a long time must be mistaken according to comments made by Herman Gref, CEO of Russian Bank, Sberbank.