Facebook, the largest social media giant, made news after it announced that it would launch its own cryptocurrency, Facebook Coin. It was also rumoured that Facebook was looking out for VC firms to invest in their cryptocurrency project, with the targeted sum being “as much as $1 billion.” Now, according to an official announcement, Facebook is … Continue reading Facebook is Pro-Crypto: Social Media Giant Lifts Ban on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ads
Pindar Wong is the chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board. An internet pioneer, he cofounded the first licensed Internet Service Provider in Hong Kong in 1993. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There is a crisis in governance. I’m not … Continue reading Is It Time for a ‘Blockchain’ Brexit?
The cryptocurrency world is ablaze with scandal after recently discovered instances of hacks, security breaches, and missing or stolen digital assets. Quadriga, Coinomi, and Cryptopia users have all found themselves added to an ever-growing list of victims due to cryptocurrency malfeasance. However, with the introduction of PARSIQ’s blockchain intelligence platform for securing cryptocurrency assets, the … Continue reading Secure Your Crypto Assets With PARSIQ’s Blockchain Intelligence Platform
What is Blockchain Technology and why use? While there are certainly a lot of advantages to a distributed ledger, it may not be applicable to all companies or individuals–not yet, at least. The second question people usually ask when they hear about blockchain is–why use blockchain? Why use a distributed ledger? Why not use a … Continue reading What is Blockchain Technology and why use it? Explained
Blockchain technology allows residents with solar PV panels to sell excess energy to other residents. In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around 180,000MW) gave rise to large-scale imports of noisy and polluting power generating sets. Annual increase in electricity access … Continue reading Blockchain can change the face of renewable energy in Africa. Here’s how
Telefonica, Central Bank of Azerbaijan and others demonstrate that the blockchain momentum is growing across multiple industries in Europe According to the IDC, “blockchain spending in Europe is now growing faster than anywhere else.” Leading European companies are continuing to innovate with blockchain technology, progressing projects from proof of concept to production environments. And many, … Continue reading The Blockchain momentum is growing across Europe
Around 30 million people will receive a cut of the Stellar ‘airdrop’ The world’s most popular bitcoin wallet is giving away $125 million worth of the cryptocurrency Stellar as part of a major initiative to encourage its use as a mainstream form of payment. Blockchain, which is named after the technology behind bitcoin, will offer $25 of Stellar … Continue reading Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain to Give Away $125M of Stellar (XLM) to Encourage Mass Adoption
IBM has filed a patent for a blockchain-based system which will prevent players of augmented reality games entering physical spaces that are undesirable. They cite as examples “high-risk locations, culturally sensitive locations, locations marked by property owners.” Augmented reality is a technology which adds layers to physical reality. An example is Zombie GO, an AR game which places … Continue reading IBM Files Patent for Blockchain Based AR Helper System
The Maltese government has announced the formation of a task force to develop a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy. Reported on Tuesday, November 1st from the Malta Blockchain Summit. The Junior Minister for Financial services, Digital economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri announced the launch of the governmental initiative “Malta.ai,” stating that Malta is aiming to become a … Continue reading The Blockchain Island ‘Malta’ is Formulating AI Strategy
Craig Wright, a man who, as WIRED wrote about back in 2016, either created Bitcoin or very badly wants someone to believe he did. Now rumours are swirling through the Bitcoin world that Wright himself is poised to publicly claim—and possibly offer some sort of proof—that he really is Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of … Continue reading How To Prove You’re Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto..