Menu

Search

A block chain or blockchain is a permissionless distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of transaction records hardened against tampering and revision. It consists of blocks, holding batches of individual transactions. Each block contains a timestamp and an information linking it to a previous block. The block chain is seen as the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the decentralized public ledger of all bitcoin transactions. This original design has been the inspiration for other cryptocurrencies and distributed databases. In this series, we cover latest development stories related to blockchain and its applications around the world.

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

Digital Currency and Blockchain Weekly Round-up – April 6th, 2018

Apr 06, 2018 11:42 am UTC| Digital Currency

BoE announces PoC on ensuring renewed RTGS services compatibility with DLT The Bank of England (BoE) has announced that it is commencing a proof-of-concept (PoC) to look into the way in which its renewed Real Time Gross...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Chilean Energy Minister launches blockchain technology in energy sector data

Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am UTC| Digital Currency

Chiles Minister of Energy Susana Jiménez has announced on Thursday that the National Energy Commission (CNE) will start using blockchain technology in order to boost the levels of security, integrity, traceability...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Blockchain startup Chainalysis raises $16M in Series A round

Apr 06, 2018 10:11 am UTC| Digital Currency

New York-based blockchain startup Chainalysis has announced that it has raised $16 million in Series A funding round led by Benchmark. The latest funding round follows a seed round in 2016 in which the startup secured...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Tunisian government taps blockchain for school meals programme

Apr 06, 2018 05:59 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Tunisian Ministry of Education has signed an agreement with blockchain supply chain startup Devery.io in order to implement a blockchain-based tracking system for its school meals programme. The Tunisian government...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Foxconn subsidiary to manufacture Sirin Labs’ blockchain smartphone

Apr 05, 2018 04:47 am UTC| Digital Currency

Sirin Labs, a tech startup working to build an open source blockchain smartphone, has announced that it has chosen FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, to manufacture the FINNEY smartphone. The announcement follows...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Digital Currency Revolution

S-Coin: Seoul plans its own cryptocurrency

Apr 05, 2018 03:59 am UTC| Digital Currency

Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is planning its own cryptocurrency, Mayor Park Won-soon told CoinDesk Korea. Dubbed S-Coin, the cryptocurrency is intended to be used in city-funded social benefit programs for...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Swiss startup Procivis to give digital IDs to Rohingya via blockchain

Apr 04, 2018 11:03 am UTC| Digital Currency

Procivis, a Switzerland-based digital identity platform, is collaborating with the Rohingya Project NGO in order to provide digital IDs to Rohingya people, the worlds biggest stateless minority. Press Release:...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   

Economy

Hungarian wages rise year-on-year in February, wages to grow around 10 pct in 2018

Hungarys labor market continues to be in a good shape. Todays released figures showed that Hungarian wages rose 11.9 percent year-on-year in February, slightly down from Januarys recorded growth of 13.8 percent...

U.S. Treasuries silent ahead of FOMC members Evans, Williams’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries remained silent on the end trading day of the week as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) members Evans and Williams deliver their speeches, later in the day, which shall...

German bunds gain after March producer price index misses market expectations

The German bunds remained on the upside Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of March missed market expectations and investors are now eyeing the eurozones consumer confidence index for the...

Canadian economic growth likely to decline to 1.9 pct in 2018, 1.6 pct next year: HSBC Securities

Canadian economic growth is expected to decline to 1.9 percent this year and 1.6 percent in the next year, according to a recent research report from HSBC Securities. From an average pace of 3.7 percent in the prior four...

Global Geo-political Series: U.S. commerce department initiates AD & CVD investigation on imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

U.S. trade action against Chinese products continue. The U.S. Commerce Department has initiated an AD (Anti-Dumping Duty)/CVD (Countervailing Duty) on imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China. These AD and CVD...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Eyebrows Were Crucial For Human Survival, Study Says

The human eyebrows are often two of the most underrated and yet essential physical aspects of a persons appearance that influences interactions. For example, a unibrow can often result in mockery and the same goes for...

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

Elon Musk Proves How Crazy He Is With Party Balloon And Bouncy House Idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered something of a mad scientist by a lot of people, but not all for the wrong reasons. He has taken huge risks and leaps of faith that would have caused many to age prematurely with dread but...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Technology

New Castlevania Game To Be Release On Mobile

Gamers have made their feelings toward Konami quite clear over the past several years, but many are still attached to their IPs, including Castlevania. This is why the recent announcement that a new game from the series...

‘Doom’ Soundtrack Is Now On Vinyl, Feel That Warm Music Of Demon Slaying

Music enthusiasts who prefer listening via Vinyl records always say that they do it because the sound is warmer. Well, things are about to reach scorched earth temperatures with the official soundtrack of Doom coming to...

New Electric Skateboard Only Costs $749 Now

Skateboarding is usually an activity that involves movement via leg power or using angles of the terrain. In 2013, however, a company released an electric skateboard that made it possible to simply stand on the platform...

Free Mobile Game From Google Can Teach Adults How To Code

Coding has become such an important part of life in the modern society that it has pervaded pretty much every aspect of daily life, whether people know it or not. More to the point, future industries will require less...

God Of War GOTY Prospect, Solving One Of Gaming’s Greatest Hang-ups

God of War has yet to officially release but publications are already hyping it up for players, with its prospect of being an obvious Game of the Year contender getting plenty of attention. Many have also commented on how...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

April 20 14:00 UTC Released

EZConsumer Confid. Flash

Actual

0.4 %

Forecast

-0.2 %

Previous

0.1 %

April 20 12:30 UTC Released

CACPI Common

Actual

1.9 %

Forecast

Previous

1.9 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 114612114612m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 114612114612m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 126432126432m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 114612114612m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 126432126432m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 114612114612m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 114612114612m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 114612114612m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.