The unrecognized breakaway republic of Abkhazia is issuing its own cryptocurrency and could “abandon normal money in several years.” The little-known country, formerly part of Soviet Georgia before a bloody independence war in the 1990s, is still not considered real by the international community. With the help of Blockchain and continuing...
A cryptography security flaw, present in 750,000 Estonian e-Residency cards and elsewhere, has a five-year history, researchers say. Since news broke earlier this year that the code library by Infineon, the company responsible for dishing out multiple countries’ ID schemes, was vulnerable to hacking, attempts have been underway to assess the scale...
Only 10 percent of UK businesses planning to use Blockchain think they have the “skills” to implement the technology. The results of a survey undertaken by MBN Solutions show that while appetites for Blockchain are all-pervasive, few executives have the confidence to get to grips with it. More than half of 200 companies participating said they were...
The government of Malta is advancing a project to test the feasibility of using Blockchain technology for the recording of academic certificates. The government has partnered with Learning Machine Technologies to advance the project. Under the agreement, learners and workers in Malta can safely store their educational records and other credentials in one...
Researchers at the European Central Bank (ECB) have published a new research report on the impact of distributed ledger technology (DLT) on the harmonization of post-trade settlement systems. Released by the Advisory Group on Market Infrastructures for Securities and Collateral late last week, the 134-page report examines the technology's possible effect on a...
European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi stated that the agency does not have the authority to regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ECB Does Not Have Authority to Regulate Bitcoin Draghi made these comments in a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Although Draghi’s formal statement did not...
Bitcoin.de, the largest German bitcoin marketplace, will soon integrate support for Ethereum traders on its platform. On September 27, the Bitcoin.de development team revealed in an email to its clients that it is set to add Ethereum trading in the upcoming weeks. In an interview with BitcoinBlog.de, a local bitcoin-focused...
Switzerland’s top financial markets regulator is investigating the practices behind an undisclosed number of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Though it didn't name any specific token sales, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority said today that it is examining "a number of ICO cases to determine whether regulatory provisions have been breached." Specifically, the...