Aug 13, 2019 at 12:24
USA, Italy, and Denmark to Use Blockchain in E-Voting
A good number of countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Estonia, Ukraine, Denmark and Russia are planning to use blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to conduct their polls via sophisticated electronic processes and in other vital sectors. As the US presidential elections are getting closer, some blockchain-friendly candidates including Andrew Yang are proposing the use of the technology in e-polling, to avoid vote rigging and manipulation of poll results as what happened in the last elections.
Aug 07, 2019 at 10:29
Lenovo, Nokia, Vodafone to Use IBM’s Blockchain TYS Project
The United States (US) technology giant IBM has rolled out a new blockchain project dubbed Trust Your Supplier (TYS) and multinational firms including Anheuser-Busch InBev, the UK global pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), US technology company Cisco Systems, Schneider Electric, British telecom conglomerate Vodafone, Chinese tech firm Lenovo Group Ltd and Finnish international telecom, IT & consumer electronics firm Nokia Corporation are willing and able to use and implement this service.
Italy to Finance a Study on Blockchain in Startups and SMEs
Another piece is added in the setting of the Italian Presidency 2019/20 of the European Blockchain Partnership. The Center for Entrepreneurship, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Regions and Cities, will conduct a study in Italy that will focus on the growth and development of the Italian blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. The study will be financed and supported by the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) headed by minister Luigi di Maio, will focus on the implications of this embryonic technology including cryptocurrency on startups and small and medium-sized Italian companies.
Samsung Focuses on Cryptocurrency Mining Chips for Profits
The South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics recently revealed results for of Q2 of 2019 that indicate profits are decreasing but the demand for cryptocurrency chips registered a significant increase. The company has found an increasing demand for digital asset chips.
Will Blockchain Prevent Counterfeiting of Italian Products?
According to the Minister of Economic Development (MiSE), Luigi di Maio, the protection of Made in Italy will essentially pass for the blockchain tech and the tracking of every single product. Minister revealed this recently while on the occasion of the presentation of the 33rd ICE Report and of the ISTAT-ICE Yearbook. It is appalling to know that the country has around €40 billion of real Made in Italy in the entire world and 100 billion of fakes.
MixMarvel Became the 7th Ecosystem Partner of Ethereum Community Fund (ECF)
Recently, MixMarvel joined the Ethereum Community Fund and became the 7th ecosystem partner of ECF following Cosmos、OmiseGo、Golem、WEB3 Foundation、MakerDAO、Status. MixMarvel is the first globally recognized blockchain game developer and distributor that became an ecosystem partner of the ECF. With the grant provided by MixMarvel, ECF and MixMarvel will jointly move forward with the mass adoption of Ethereum based dApps, advance technical solution to help more developers involve in Ethereum blockchain development and enlarge the impact of blockchain game on the Ethereum blockchain network.
IMC Recommends that Cryptocurrency Should Be Banned in India
The Indian Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) was created to evaluate the potential of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies so it can work productively. IMC admits the competencies of blockchain technologies but went ahead to recommend a blanket ban on all individual digital currencies existing in the country including Bitcoin, the world’s oldest altcoin.
The Regime of Blockchain in Movable Property in Italy
Since 2017, the word Blockchain has resounded more and more often in the ears of Italians. The technology became famous mostly thanks to the Bitcoin marvel, which in December 2017 reached a record value of more than $20,000. There are numerous applications, nevertheless in a nascent stage, of this technology: in the context of financial technology (FinTech) we can think of digital payments in cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and insurance.