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Decentralized • November 14-16, 2018

After the huge success of Decentralized 2017, the University of Nicosia is proud to announce that Decentralized 2018 will take…

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Sierra Leone and UN Agencies Use DLT to Create a National ID System

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Sierra Leone and UN Agencies Use DLT to Create a National ID System

Sierra Leone, the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and leading international non-profit Kiva, have recently partnered to launch a national digital identification system. According to a press release published on September 28, 2018, the new initiative will provide Sierra Leone’s seven million citizens a formal digital identity and control over their personal credit information. Unlocking…

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Beyond Speculation: The Southeast Asian Example for Mainstreaming Blockchain

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Beyond Speculation: The Southeast Asian Example for Mainstreaming Blockchain

Sachaknisay Sov is either a poor rural Cambodian with little access to the global economy or an early adopter of a technology solution that could sweep the world and raise two billion of its poorest people out of poverty. It depends on your perspective. Value In the Unbanked Market On one hand, Sov is a taxi driver in a small…

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

With BitWage you can receive your wage in bitcoin instead of fiat money. The startup from California aims to strengthen its presence in Europe. To do so, it opened a new office in Paris and implemented the option to give every customer their own IBAN number. CEO Jonathan Chester explains why and tells of two classes of customers using BitWage….

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India is Potentially a Massive Market For Bitcoin If Legalized

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

India is Potentially a Massive Market For Bitcoin If Legalized

After years of operating without clear regulatory frameworks, self-regulated bitcoin exchanges and businesses will most likely be introduced to a new set of regulations and policies by the Indian government in the next few months. Ever since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, analysts and experts have stated that largely unbanked countries such as India present a potentially massive market…

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Blockchain Startup To Service The Unbanked In Papua New Guinea

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Blockchain Startup To Service The Unbanked In Papua New Guinea

25-year-old Papua New Guinean entrepreneur Shane Ninai has partnered with American venture capitalist Tim Draper to create the blockchain startup Day One Investments, which aims to foster financial inclusion in Papua New Guinea where it is estimated only 20 percent of the population has bank accounts, and alternative currencies such as shell money are still recognized. Day One Investments is…

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