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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Watch out Wall Street, Blockchain is Coming: Fmr. JPMorgan Exec. Blythe Masters

blythe masters JPMorgan digital asset blockchainBlockchain innovator and former JPMorgan head of commodities Blythe Masters spoke at the London Metal Exchange annual dinner during the LME Week to say that blockchain is coming to commodity markets to introduce heightened confidentiality, reduce paper waste, and improve provenance and productivity. Masters — who became managing director at JPMorgan at the age of 28

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Seoul Mayor Announces $53.39 Million Fund for Blockchain Districts

A South Koran politician has committed a $53.39 million fund to develop blockchain regions in Seoul, local media reported. Park Won-soon, who is the mayor of the South Korean capital city, said their government would create two business complexes to settle 200 blockchain-related companies by 2021. The districts would also serve the purpose of training 730

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Crypto Cooldown: Iceland’s Bitcoin Miners Turn to Blockchain Enterprise

Iceland has long been a prominent hub of bitcoin mining due to 98% of its electricity coming from renewable geothermal energy and a cold climate favoring mining farms which must be kept cool can run massive air conditioning bills in warmer areas. The power usage effectiveness (PUE) of the country is as low as 1.03,

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Malaysia is Directing Its Three Largest Industries to Blockchain Technology

The Malaysian government is seeking to explore blockchain solutions in the nation’s three largest industries: renewable energy, palm oil, and Islamic finance. A task force named the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will be spearheading the move to adopt blockchain in each industry in order to increase transparency, sustainability, and logistical efficiency according to a

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Cryptocurrency Wallet Blockchain Files Complaint Against Copycat Website

Cryptocurrency web wallet provider Blockchain has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court alleging attempted deception by a copycat website. In a blogpost, Blockchain — whose website is hosted at blockchain.com — identifies the platform, blockchain.io, as a deliberate impostor that is attempting to rebrand itself in order to continue in its usual insincere

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OKEx Clarifies Alleged Arrest of CEO: No Connection With Crypto WFEE

On September 11, photographs of Star Xu, the founder and CEO of OK Group, the parent company of crypto exchange OKEx, being investigated by Shanghai police circulated around online cryptocurrency communities. CNLedger, a trusted news source in the Chinese cryptocurrency community, reported that Xu was investigated by police officers in Shanghai after investors submitted complaints

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Two-Thirds of Cryptocurrency Investors Want to be Paid in Bitcoin

A new survey by HR startup company ChronoBank has found that crypto investors are disappointed in the lack of employers willing to pay salaries in bitcoin and altcoins. Price Instability Doesn’t Phase Crypto Wage Earners The survey of 445 crypto enthusiasts found that while 66% of respondents are willing to receive wages in cryptocurrencies, only

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University of Malta Launches €300,000 Blockchain Scholarship Fund

Malta continues to take the lead in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector with an interesting new development in the educational sector. The University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency have signed an agreement where a fund of EUR300,000 will be made available for those students who wish to pursue their studies in blockchain

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$11 Million: Identitii Launches Australia’s Second ASX Blockchain IPO

Identitii Limited, a blockchain-based digital identity management innovator, has launched an $11 million IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The Australian company aims to sell 14.6 million shares at the rate of 75 cents per unit. The proceeds will be used for the additional development and marketing of Identitii’s anti-money laundering solution, Serra. The

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