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Insurance Group B3i Endorses R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform

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The world’s largest blockchain insurance consortium will use R3’s Corda platform to build its upcoming products, the company announced Monday. The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), the independent company founded by Allianz, Aegon and Swiss Re, and supported by AIG and AIA, will use the platform to advance a prototype reinsurance blockchain, as well as Read More

William Shatner Boldly Goes to Fight Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

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Advertisement Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. A recent study estimated that mining Bitcoin consumes as much electricity as the Republic of Ireland. Hollywood actor William Shatner, who is best known as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is now involved in efforts aimed at pushing for renewable energy use in Read More

In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch

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Talk to any three blockchain entrepreneurs, and at least one of them will pitch a way for internet users to own their own data. Recent privacy debacles at Yahoo, Equifax and Facebook have driven home the realization that anyone with a smartphone is walking, talking, searching, eating, posting, browsing fodder for advertisers, machine learning algorithms Read More

Sweden’s Land Registry Demos Live Transaction on a Blockchain

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Sweden’s land registry authority and a group of participating banks, businesses and startups have completed the third phase of an ongoing blockchain pilot. It was announced Friday that the Lantmäteriet has passed the testing checkpoint with the aid of a number of partners. These include financial firms SBAB Bank and Landshypotek, blockchain startup ChromaWay, tech consultancy Read More

Bank of International Settlements to Publish New Crypto Research

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The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) is dedicating two chapters of its forthcoming annual economic report to cryptocurrencies. BIS – considered to be the central bank’s central bank – will publish those two chapters this weekend on June 17, the institution announced this week. The full report will be published on June 24. The upcoming Read More

BitLicense #6: New York Grants Cryptocurrency License to Bitcoin Wallet Xapo

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Advertisement Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on for just $39 per month. Click here now! Cryptocurrency wallet and vault Xapo is the latest recipient of New York’s ‘BitLicense’, arguably the strictest state law governing the crypto sector, from the state’s financial regulator. In an announcement on Thursday, the New York Department of Financial Read More

SEC Official Pushes Back on Claims Ether Is a Security

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Ethereum is not a security, at least in the view of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director of corporate finance William Hinman. Speaking at the Yahoo! All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco Thursday, the official told the audience that the agency “doesn’t see a lot of value in treating ether today as Read More

Ban U-Turn? Indian Govt. Panel Suggests Cryptocurrency Regulation: Report

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Advertisement Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on for just $39 per month. Click here now! An Indian government panel reportedly tasked to look into cryptocurrency policy isn’t in favor of a sweeping ban akin to the recent banking blockade enforced by the country’s central bank. Citing sources, India’s biggest business news TV channel Read More