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Moscow Welcomed ICO Enthusiasts from all over the World: Results of ICO Event Moscow

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Moscow Welcomed ICO Enthusiasts from all over the World: Results of ICO Event Moscow

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe first initial token offering conference was held in the Russian capital on September 20. 10 Russian and foreign speakers discussed the applicability of today’s ICO projects, specific case studies on token sales as well as gave a practical piece of advice on ICO launching and investing. Overall, more than three hundred people took part in the conference and exhibition….

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Republic of Estonia has announced it is considering creating a government-backed cryptocurrency tentatively named Estcoins. By issuing ‘estcoin,’ the Estonian government may hold an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim to allow people to invest in the country directly. With regard to technological innovation and advancements, Estonia is a leader, being the first country to launch an e-residency…

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Distributed Ledger Technology and the UK’s Public Sector

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Distributed Ledger Technology and the UK’s Public Sector

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe UK has long been viewed as accommodating toward cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, with a number of blockchain startups based therein as well as the creation of conducive regulatory conditions, such as the FCA’s FinTech sandbox. However, the country is also looking to distributed ledger technology to better its public services, with the most recent effort concentrated towards the justice…

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Dubai Announces Digital Blockchain Passport for ‘Borderless’ Airport

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Dubai Announces Digital Blockchain Passport for ‘Borderless’ Airport

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Government of Dubai has announced its collaboration with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech to create digital passports for quick and efficient entry at the Dubai International Airport. Working closely with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department (GDRFA – General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs), ObjectTech seeks to create the world’s first ‘gate-less border’ through the use of the blockchain and…

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Local Japanese Government and Coincheck Exchange Join Forces To Accept Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Entertainment, Finance, News

Local Japanese Government and Coincheck Exchange Join Forces To Accept Bitcoin

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn Japan, the past and future meet with the adoption of bitcoin as a payment method to accept international donations for the restoration and maintenance of the ancient Hirosaki Castle. Also referred to as the Takaoka Castle, this National Historic Site is a hirayama-style Japanese castle built in 1611 by the Tsugaru clan and reconstructed in 1810. It is constructed…

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Autonomy or Just Another Slavery?: Ukraine and Bitfury Start Full-scale Blockchain eGovernance Program

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News, Tech

Autonomy or Just Another Slavery?: Ukraine and Bitfury Start Full-scale Blockchain eGovernance Program

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Ukraine and Bitfury test new frontiers! The State Agency for eGovernance signed a memorandum with Bitfury, which could be the beginning of the biggest and most ambitious blockchain project a government has started. On April 13 Oleksandr Ryzhenko, head of the Ukrainian State Agency for eGovernance, and Valery Vavilov, CEO of Bitfury, signed a memorandum which could be a…

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IBM Study: 90 percent of Government Agencies to Invest in Blockchain Tech by 2018

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IBM Study: 90 percent of Government Agencies to Invest in Blockchain Tech by 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesA study by the IBM’s Institute for Business Value, entitled “Building trust in government,” revealed that the majority of public officials who participated are likely to pursue blockchain development in 2017. The survey spanned 200 government leaders from 16 countries, suggesting that 90 percent of government organizations plan to invest in blockchain technology by 2018. Specifically, government agencies will actively…

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Dubai and EU Give a Peek into How the Blockchain Transforms Government

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Dubai and EU Give a Peek into How the Blockchain Transforms Government

Reading Time: 5 minutesGovernments around the world are starting to appreciate the multifaceted use of blockchain technology and are looking to adopt the blockchain in various ways, such as the government of Dubai, who are using the technology to cut down on bureaucracy. In modern society, we continue to experience digitalization in many aspects of our lives, which is transforming the way we…

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“Blocked” Bitcoin Sites Spark Rumors of Government Interference in Venezuela

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“Blocked” Bitcoin Sites Spark Rumors of Government Interference in Venezuela

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn October 1, reports surfaced on the Bitcoin Venezuela Facebook Group, and later on r/bitcoin, about access blockages to many popular Bitcoin websites. According to this thread, some of the more popular Bitcoin websites that were blocked include coindesk.com, blockchain.info, blinktrade.com, surbitcoin.com, miningrigrentals.com, nicehash.com, btc-e.com, coinapult.com and coinbase.com. These nine websites alone already greatly hinder the ability of Venezuelans to…

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