The Picasso painting dubbed “Portrait of Dora Maar” worth $28 million and which went missing two decades ago, was finally recovered on the black market in the Netherlands by a senior art detective. The piece was portraying a “young Yugoslavian paparazzo known as Dora Markovic” and it was stolen in 1999 from its Saudi owner. If blockchain technology existed twenty years back it might have well prevented this scenario from happening.
The data from Bitnodes, a popular site covering nodes of the Bitcoin (BTC) network, uncover the top 20 countries running Bitcoin nodes, with the United States leading the list with 2625, forming 25% of the total.
The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the country’s central bank, are industriously thrusting ahead for a national licensing scheme for digital currencies.
The central bank of Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has asserted its opinion against Cryptos such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, gainsaying to acknowledge cryptocurrency as a genuine form of currency.
Blockchain technology has become very popular not only among a wide variety of companies but also governments of large countries. The Finance Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze assures that blockchain can make administrative costs smaller and increase citizens access to the public service.
Cryptocurrency has become a very popular financial technology with millions of fans around the world. However, some Dutch students finishing studying may hate it right now, as they were given an unordinary topic for an examination this year - bitcoin technology.
Event-goers in the Netherlands have flocked to support GUTS, an Amsterdam-based start up seeking to disrupt the industry of event ticket sales, who’s consumers seemingly tiring of being held at the mercy of ticket gougers for years.