Chinese city seeks to power urban governance and more using blockchain tech
by Cointelegraph By Felipe Erazo on October 29, 2020 at 9:47 pm
30 new blockchain adoption applications will be considered as part of the city's two-year plan.
Will they or won't they? Central banks eye each other's digital currency moves
by Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet on October 29, 2020 at 11:25 am
Canada's central bank recognizes that CBDCs are a necessarily international issue.
World Cities Day: Value communities, today and for the future
on October 29, 2020 at 8:20 am
Top UN officials have highlighted the “extraordinary” contributions of grassroots communities in towns and cities across the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and urged that their unique efforts be built on, during recovery.
UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems
on October 28, 2020 at 7:15 pm
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading a push for the world to scale up efforts to restore landscapes and forests over the next decade, with eyes on a target to salvage 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands, an area bigger than India in total.
The blockchain revolution is already here, say Alex and Don Tapscott
by Cointelegraph By Marco Castrovilli on October 28, 2020 at 6:06 pm
Tech evangelists Alex and Don Tapscott believe blockchain will “rewrite the economic power grid and the old social order.”
This social media platform gives you the option to make your posts undeletable
by Cointelegraph By Andrey Shevchenko on October 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm
The CEO of Minds thinks that others will follow suit.
Protect and serve? The dilemma of reissuing lost or frozen DeFi tokens
by Cointelegraph By Julia Magas on October 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm
DeFi apps attempt to return crypto funds affected by the KuCoin hack to users. Are they to blame for the issues?
NYSE’s former regulation head takes crypto job at Andreessen Horowitz
by Cointelegraph By Helen Partz on October 28, 2020 at 1:44 pm
A regulation exec at the world’s largest stock exchange is leaving his role to enter crypto.
Telos launches new gig economy platform on the blockchain
by Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet on October 28, 2020 at 10:10 am
Amid a global employment crisis, it’s perhaps inevitable that the gig economy is making inroads into the blockchain space too.
ConsenSys collaborates with Banque de France digital euro partner
by Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet on October 28, 2020 at 9:07 am
Blockchain firm ConsenSys is becoming increasingly active in the central bank digital currency space.
Celsius Network founder gifts wife 15 million CEL tokens
by Cointelegraph By Martin Young on October 28, 2020 at 6:02 am
Alex Mashinsky has gifted his wife Krissy 15 million CEL tokens worth $20 million for her birthday.
2020 Climate Action Award winners shine ray of hope
on October 27, 2020 at 8:27 pm
In a year that has cast darkness upon many, the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, announced on Tuesday, shone a light on the positive action that many across the globe are taking, to combat climate change.
IOTA joins Japanese gov’t on blockchain-based maintenance project
by Cointelegraph By Helen Partz on October 27, 2020 at 1:55 pm
The IOTA blockchain finds a use case in industrial maintenance.
JPMorgan's stablecoin finally sees commercial light of day
by Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet on October 27, 2020 at 11:47 am
JPMorgan Chase now recognizes blockchain's profitability and has created a new business dedicated to digital currency and blockchain work.
Researchers question what ‘trustless’ actually means for blockchain
by Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet on October 27, 2020 at 11:01 am
Blockchain allegedly eliminates the need for trust — but how far is this notion actually true or helpful?
Anheuser-Busch considers integrating blockchain further into its beer production line
by Cointelegraph By Benjamin Pirus on October 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm
The company is testing a new blockchain pilot that would give customers the power to track their beer’s barley by the bottle.
Central bank digital currencies have the power to upend global finance
by Cointelegraph By Kristin Boggiano on October 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm
Central bank digital currencies will fundamentally change our conceptions of money and its uses.
Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter
on October 26, 2020 at 5:24 pm
Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments.
Seven firms in Japan deploy blockchain to digitize trade paperwork
by Cointelegraph By Helen Partz on October 26, 2020 at 5:23 pm
A new trade management platform in Japan prevents data tampering using blockchain technology.
Bahamas strikes first with Sand Dollar amid US–China CBDC faceoff
by Cointelegraph By Andrew Singer on October 26, 2020 at 5:05 pm
Fed Chairman Powell sees no urgency to develop a CBDC, but eventually, the world’s top central bank must act, say experts.
Climate action: UN chief encouraged by Japan’s 2050 net zero pledge
on October 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Japan’s announcement on Monday that it would reduce carbon emissions to zero, by 2050, as part of the global effort to slow the worldwide rise in temperatures, and prevent the most damaging effects of human-made climate change.
Toyota’s IT arm works on digital token pilot with crypto exchange
by Cointelegraph By Helen Partz on October 26, 2020 at 12:43 pm
Another automotive company is moving into crypto.
Survey: Most professional European investors bought digital assets or plan to
by Cointelegraph By Cointelegraph Consulting on October 26, 2020 at 8:59 am
Survey on professional investors finds that 36% have already bought crypto, as big pockets look to enter the market.
The future of NFTs in DeFi: A conversation with Aavegotchi's Jesse Johnson
by Cointelegraph By Andrew Thurman on October 26, 2020 at 1:51 am
Where do NFTs fit into DeFi, what's next for a space awash with funding, and how do DAOs manage NFT content? Jesse Johnson discusses with Cointelegraph
PayPal special! Crypto plans revealed, Bitcoin’s reaction, critics circle: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 19–25
by Cointelegraph By Editorial Staff on October 25, 2020 at 7:09 pm
The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link!
Coinbase CEO prompts furious accusations of hypocrisy as he pushes political misinformation
by Cointelegraph By Turner Wright on October 25, 2020 at 6:26 pm
Brian Armstrong labeled a misleading political post endorsing Kanye West for president as “epic”
Commodity trading gets sweeter with blockchain-based sugar exchange
by Cointelegraph By Husayn Hashim on October 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm
The UAE project will allow clients to trade tokenized sugar 24/7 without brokers, and fits into the Emirate Blockchain Strategy 2021's goals
Morpher Labs attempts to crack knotty prediction market problems
by Cointelegraph By Husayn Hashim on October 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm
The new prediction marketplace solves longstanding liquidity issue, but does it create new problems?
Corporate disclosure is the only way to get crypto institutionalized
by Cointelegraph By James Junwoo Kim on October 25, 2020 at 8:00 am
Disclosure best practices need to be adopted as their lack is holding the industry back.
Gold smuggler’s gait gives him away as PayPal launches price action moon mission: Bad crypto news of the week
by Cointelegraph By Joel Comm on October 24, 2020 at 7:18 pm
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