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Iran works on national blockchain platform and cryptocurrency

Aug 28, 2018 03:31 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Iran is developing a national blockchain platform which will enable the country to build a money transfer network with its allies, an official at the Central Bank of Iran was recently quoted saying. Speaking during a...

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BankSign: Samsung SDS announces blockchain-based co-verification platform for banks

Aug 27, 2018 10:58 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

Samsung SDS, an IT subsidiary of South Korean tech giant Samsung Group, has developed a blockchain-based certification system, Yonhap News Agency reported. Dubbed BankSign, the platform has been set up in collaboration...

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Reserve Bank of India sets up new blockchain and AI-focused unit

Aug 27, 2018 05:37 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a new unit to ramp up its efforts in the area of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, according to The Economic Times. Sources familiar with the latest...

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World Bank raises A$110M via blockchain-based bond transaction

Aug 27, 2018 03:34 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has officially announced the details of the blockchain-based bond transaction last week. Earlier this month, the World Bank announced that it has mandated CBA as the sole arranger of the...

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Anquan, Deloitte and Nasdaq join MAS and SGX for blockchain-based settlement of tokenised assets

Aug 24, 2018 10:37 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have announced that they are partnering with Anquan, Deloitte and Nasdaq for the settlement of tokenized assets using blockchain technology. The...

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World Bank to settle A$100M blockchain bond this month

Aug 23, 2018 10:55 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), or the World Bank, is going to settle a blockchain-based bond worth A$100 million (US$73.16) million on August 28, Reuters reported. Earlier this month,...

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Bank of Thailand taps R3’s Corda DLT platform for wholesale central bank digital currency

Aug 23, 2018 06:40 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has announced that it is developing a wholesale central bank digital currency (wholesale CBDC) using R3s Corda platform. The central bank has officially unveiled Project Inthanon aimed at...

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Economy

Global geopolitical Series: U.S. trade commission imposes additional duties on Aluminum alloy from China

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to impose additional duties in the form of Countervailing and anti-dumping duties on imports of Aluminum Alloy Sheet from China to counter Chinas alleged...

U.S. Treasuries mixed amid revival in investors’ risk sentiments as U.S.-China trade talks progress; eyes on November CPI

The U.S. Treasuries traded mixed during late afternoon session Wednesday amid a ray of hope that trade tensions with China will start to decelerate over the coming months, owing to renewed talks between the leaders of the...

UK gilts shrug-off worries over PM May’s leadership challenge amid renewed U.S.-China trade truce

The United Kingdoms gilts fell during Wednesdays afternoon session, shrugging-off worries over the countrys Prime Minister Theresa Mays leadership challenge that is scheduled for later today amid renewed optimism over the...

German bunds suffer following recovery in risk sentiment after U.S.-China trade tensions seem to ease

The German bunds suffered during European session Wednesday following a recovery in investors risk sentiments after a U.S.-China trade truce added hopes to financial markets. Also, a rebound in Eurozones industrial...

Global Geopolitical Series: Sino-American ties under strain as U.S. Senate passes Tibet Act

Despite the ongoing trade optimism, where President Donald Trump said that he could intervene in the case of Huawei s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) against the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), who was arrested by the...

Politics

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

New hope in Nigeria, but Zimbabwe struggles with the same old problems

There has been a sense of transition in both Nigeria and Zimbabwe recently. In Nigeria, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili launched her presidential election campaign. She is not expected to win in the 2019 election. At best, she...

The 60th anniversary of France's Fifth Republic: Out of breath?

The current French Republic was born in 1958 out of what were then referred to as the events in Algeria. On June 4 of that year, Charles de Gaulle used the opportunity of an attempted coup in Algiers to return to power,...

US presidential elections: why a Democrat is now favourite to win in 2020

The results of the US midterm elections are now largely in and they came as a shock to many seasoned forecasters. This wasnt the kind of shock that occurred in 2016, when the EU referendum tipped to Brexit and the US...

Politicians need to be braver about the biggest issues – like our consumption of meat

Scientists, environmentalists and animal rights activists have said it for many years. Now conclusive analysis has confirmed their argument. The global meat industry not only damages our health and is ethically dubious ...

Science

Scientist at work: To take atomic-scale pictures of tiny crystals, use a huge, kilometer-long synchrotron

Its 4 a.m., and Ive been up for about 20 hours straight. A loud alarm is blaring, accompanied by red strobe lights flashing. A stern voice announces, Searching station B. Exit immediately. It feels like an emergency, but...

There's no simple answer to what counts as 'science' in teaching reading

What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate. Recently the New York Times ran an opinion piece titled Why are we...

New detections of gravitational waves brings the number to 11 – so far

Four new detections of gravitational waves have been announced at the Gravitational Waves Physics and Astronomy Workshop, at the University of Maryland in the United States. This brings the total number of detections to...

Worms in space: why we are launching them

Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realise just how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting...

Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back

Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning Curie and mathematician Ada Lovelace are two of the few women within Western science to receive...

Technology

Torrent Latest News & Update: The Reason Why Popular Tracker Server is Shutting Down for Good

While torrent sites like ThePiratebay are still up running today, governments across the world are busy putting up more and more restrictions that are slowly suffocating the piracy network. Its latest victim is the...

Jailbreak Latest News & Update: The Bug that Could Provide Pathways for Researchers to Jailbreak iOS 12.1

A jailbreak process that would see the unlocking of the latest iOS 12.1 has yet to make its way to public knowledge. In the past few months, a lot of researchers and developers have been trying to bypass the security...

'Fortnite' Latest News & Update: Epic to Make Dogfights More Dangerous; To Add Exploding Plane Damage

Adding flyable planes in Fortnite has made the game a thousand times more fun for a lot of players, but there appears to be an issue with the balance. While players can cause damage by using the planes weapons, opponents...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Features: The Best Worlds & Characters Included in Game Launching Next Month

Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released next month with a very vast array of Disney worlds and characters included in the first full version of the game. There are, at least, 17 worlds confirmed a much higher number of...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Features: Is Game Map Going Back to London or Vice City?

Rockstar Games is still mum about any details related to GTA 6. However, rumors suggest that the sequel games map is most likely taking players back to either Vice City or London. The gameplay maps are some of the most...
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