Legislators and financial experts in Wyoming have formed a task force and are drafting legislation to enable the creation of a bank-like financial institution to support blockchain companies in the state. The Wyoming State Legislature, in a draft bill, has found that the sector’s rapid innovation has resulted in actors being “unable to access secure […]
A group of European banks led by the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) have completed the first tests in a blockchain trial for interbank reconciliations. In one of a number of inter- and intra-bank blockchain pilots and projects happening around the world, Italy is ready to take the next step in their interbank blockchain reconciliation project. […]
One year ago today, ETHNews wrote about MediLedger, a blockchain platform developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Genentech. At that time, we reported that the MediLedger platform would be powered by the Ethereum-based Quorum blockchain and was intended to prevent counterfeit medicine from entering pharmaceutical supply chains. ETHNews was curious about the progress of the […]
The exchange maintains it has been falsely accused. Regardless, its reputation rests in the balance. On Friday, September 28, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an investigative report claiming that almost $90 million worth of suspect funds flowed through various cryptocurrency exchanges over the past two years. The journalists assert that, of this amount, about […]
The new requirements should make cryptojacking more difficult. In a blog post Monday, Google’s manager of Chrome extensions, James Wagner, outlined some policy changes for extensions offered in the Google Chrome Web Store. He wrote: “We’ve recently taken a number of steps toward improved extension security with the launch of out-of-process iframes, the removal of […]
The open-source project and the standards-setting organization want to change the misconception that they’re competitors. We spoke to both about how they’ll work together. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a membership organization dedicated to creating standards that speed the mass adoption of blockchain technology, and Hyperledger, Linux Foundation’s collaborative project for open-source blockchain platforms, announced […]
The Montana county has been weighing the harms – both perceived and real – of cryptocurrency mining since June. On Thursday, September 27, Missoula County’s board of commissioners voted against adopting a yearlong ban “on new or expanded cryptocurrency [mining] operations” across the county, according to local Montana news outlet the Missoulian. This unanimous decision […]
A new company called DrumG has announced itself, and a key partnership, to the world. The company DrumG today made its first public announcement. In its “debut press release,” the Bermuda-based company, which has quietly been developing over the course of the last 15 months, claimed it has over 20 employees in offices around the […]
Remember, not everything related to cryptocurrency is illegal in China. The Beijing Sci-Tech Report, reportedly China’s oldest tech media outlet, has announced it will begin accepting payments in bitcoin for 2019 subscriptions, according to a September 30 article in Chinese news outlet, Guangming. According to the announcement, the Beijing Sci-Tech Report will be the first […]
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