Ripple Funds Research Scholarships At China’s Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University partners with Ripple to support graduate students who want to become leading lights in the blockchain field. China’s top graduate students keen on developing blockchain technologies may soon be lining up for a spot in Tsinghua University’s newest research endeavor. The Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP) will draw on the research resources and achievements of Tsinghua’s Institute […]

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Spain’s Iberdrola Uses Blockchain To Confirm Origin Of Renewable Energy

Iberdrola says its blockchain pilot guarantees that the energy supplied to the consumer is totally renewable. The Spanish public energy company Iberdrola, a parent of US company Avangrid, has conducted a blockchain pilot in collaboration with Kutxabank to track renewable energy. The “first experiment” used the Energy Web Foundation open-source blockchain platform, which was designed for the energy sector. The […]

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German Bank Tests Blockchain For Development In Africa

A new blockchain trial aims to solve transparency and infrastructural challenges related to international development. KfW Bankengruppe, Germany’s publicly owned development bank is testing an application of blockchain for public finance management in Burkina Faso. It’s all part of a program to improve economic development cooperation when giving money to other countries for development projects. On behalf of Germany’s Federal […]

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Daily Byte: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Congressman takes on ICOs, Switzerland rejects crypto regulatory framework, and traditional financial firms back crypto exchange. Congressman Proposes Legislation to Regulate ICOs and Classify Crypto as New Asset Class Cleveland.com is reporting that a United States representative has proposed federal legislation that would create a regulatory framework for crypto-assets and ICOs. The bill, proposed by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), has bipartisan […]

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Ripple, NEM, Fetch, And EMURGO Launch ‘Blockchain for Europe’

The group hopes to steer policymakers in the desired direction as they develop regulations aimed at the tech sector. Four blockchain companies – Ripple, NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO – are aiming to create a “unified voice” for blockchain in Europe as regulators and governments consider how to exert their influence on this new technology and the new financial ecosystem it […]

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Daily Byte: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Japan goes after tax dodgers, Singapore promotes blockchain startups, and Bitcoin subreddit hits a milestone. Japanese Authorities Develop Crypto Tax Evaders Net Japanese newspaper The Mainichi is reporting that the Japanese government is taking steps to fight back against crypto tax dodgers. The government is reportedly creating a system that would allow the National Tax Agency (NTA) to demand data […]

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Daily Byte: Friday, November 30, 2018

Intel reinvents the wheel, Malaysia goes pro-crypto, and ConsenSys backs privacy startup. Intel De-Energizes Bitcoin Mining Intel thinks it might be able to make bitcoin mining more energy-efficient. The chipmaker was awarded a patent on November 27 for a processor that cuts down on the multiple redundant stages of hash operations. According to Intel, power consumption can also be lowered […]

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