Russia’s Blockchain Based E-Vote System Suffers Node Attack

2020-06-29

Russia’s blockchain-based voting system for the constitutional amendments has reportedly been attacked via an election observer’s node.  As reported by state-owned news agency TASS, the attack occurred on June 27 around 8 PM CET. A government of Moscow representative told TASS that the attack did not cause a system malfunction,Read More →

Blockchain Expands in Advertising Industry, but Crypto Remains a No Go

2020-06-28

Despite seeing substantial growth in popularity, topping Google search trends amid the recent halving, the coronavirus pandemic and mainstream coverage, the cryptocurrency industry has somewhat been left out of the advertising world by online ad networks, social media platforms and even national governments.  In 2018, Facebook banned cryptocurrency advertising amidRead More →

The Future of Philanthropy Lies in Blockchain Technology

2020-06-20

The past decade has produced an eruption in diverse giving channels and options for donating, changing the patterns of how people give. According to Blackbaud, online giving has shown steady increases, growing from 6.4% of all giving in 2013 to 8.5% in 2018. Hundreds of millions of dollars in cryptocurrenciesRead More →

WEF Hopes to Stamp Out Corruption With Colombian Blockchain Trial

2020-06-17

The World Economic Forum (WEF) hopes to make corrupt activity in the public sector more difficult using blockchain technology.   “Corruption is a ‘high-potential’ space for blockchain because you really benefit from decentralization; records are very difficult to remove or censor, for instance,” WEF blockchain project lead Ashley Lannquist told Cointelegraph. Read More →

Gitcoin and Polkadot Cooperate to Bring New Developers to Blockchain

2020-06-16

A partnership announced on Tuesday between the Gitcoin project and Polkadot will help the interoperable blockchain platform’s developers find community support and funding. Gitcoin’s current function can be considered as an experiment in a new way of funding public goods based on the concept of “Capital-constrained Liberal Radicalism,” or CLR,  championedRead More →

Cardano’s IOHK and Global Blockchain Business Council Join Hyperledger

2020-06-12

Eight new members have joined Hyperledger, including several firms targeting tokenization initiatives. Hyperledger is a consortium of firms working on open-source enterprise solutions using distributed ledger technologies (DLT). Launched in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation, the project has since received contributions from IBM, Intel, and other leading tech firmsRead More →

Global Index Fund Manager Successfully Trials Blockchain Securities

2020-06-11

Vanguard, the world’s second-largest index fund manager, has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its blockchain pilot trialing the digitization of asset-backed securities (ABS). The pilot has seen Vanguard partner with a large U.S.-based ABS provider, distributed ledger technology provider Symbiont, and financial institutions BNY Mellon andRead More →

The US Ticket for Blockchain Superiority

2020-06-11

Governments worldwide are reaping the benefits of blockchain integration within a number of fields. As Dubai deploys blockchain as part of its smart city initiative, citizens of Georgia interact with the technology to register and transfer land titles. It takes three minutes to register a title, and the blockchain frameworkRead More →