Smart Contract Devs Liable for How dApps are Used: CFTC’s Quintenz

One of the top markets regulators in the United States said yesterday that he believes smart contract developers should in some instances be held liable when their blockchain applications are used in conjunction with illegal activities. Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), made this statement on Monday at the GITEX

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Malaysia to Spain: Asian FinTech Completes Ripple Blockchain API Payment

A central-bank approved Malaysian Fintech startup that has specializes in international money transfers has completed its first cross-border transfer on RippleNet, Ripple’s enterprise blockchain platform using an API solution. With a payment from Malaysia to Spain, Kuala Lumpur-based MoneyMatch has completed its first cross-border blockchain transaction, a local report from Focus Malaysia confirmed. The transaction,

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India’s Largest Internet & Mobile Body Forms a Blockchain Committee

In a marked move to advance the development of the domestic blockchain ecosystem in India, the country’s influential internet industry association has formed a committee dedicated to the decentralized technology. With the new blockchain committee, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is looking to engage with the government, the wider industry and startups

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Apple Pioneer Steve Wozniak Has Co-Founded a Blockchain Investment Firm

Steve Wozniak, the tech entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Apple, has joined EQUI Global, a venture capital fund built using blockchain technology, as a co-founder. In a Medium post published by the company, Wozniak said that he will scout for technology companies to find the “tech stars” of the future. He also said that

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HTC’s Blockchain Phone ‘Exodus’ Will Launch Next Week: Report

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC will finally launch its blockchain powered smartphone Exodus in a week. The company shared details of the launch on its Instagram page (now deleted) via a teaser video. As expected, the video didn’t reveal much on the features to be expected from Exodus, but it revealed the suggestive numbers “10.22,” meaning the

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27,000 Txn/s: Digital Asset Blockchain Beats Wall Street Bookkeeper’s Minimum Scale

Global business technology provider GFT has announced results of an independent performance test on the Digital Asset (DA) platform showing that the platform can process trading volumes exceeding 27,000 trades per second over a sustained period of time. These results place the platform above peak US equity trading volumes according to the DTCC. Founded in

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Kenyan Government to Use Blockchain to Distribute Affordable Housing

The Kenyan government plans to leverage blockchain technology for the distribution of new government-funded housing units, according to reports from local news outlet the Star. The Kenyan National Housing Fund will finance the initiative under the Finance Act 2018, and it plans to create an efficient allocation of the houses to those who need it

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Sony Develops Blockchain-Based Rights Management System for Digital Content

Sony Corporation has announced the launch of a blockchain-based digital rights management system. In a statement released on its website, the company revealed that the new framework is built on a prior system for authenticating, sharing, and managing rights to educational data previously developed by Sony and Sony Global Education. In April, CCN reported that Sony filed

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NSW Registry Manager to Test Land Conveyancing on a Blockchain in Australia

The land registry manager of New South Wales in Australia has partnered with a blockchain technology firm with a view of applying distributed ledger technology to property conveyancing. According to the Financial Review, a proof of concept on a selected number of use cases will be conducted by the New South Wales Land Registry Services

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DocuSign Will Add Ethereum Blockchain Integration to Verify Signatures

San Francisco based DocuSign has announced the integration of the Ethereum blockchain into its electronic signature and transaction management service. The company, which currently has over 400,000 paying customers, will now have an option for customers to have evidence of a DocuSigned agreement automatically recorded on the Ethereum blockchain. This option will be an alternative

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