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Sweden’s Central Bank Hastens Plans for National Digital Currency

Riksbank, Sweden’s Central Bank, is adapting to the shifting financial landscape in the country where the transition to a cashless society has accelerated quickly.
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Major Agriculture Companies Partner to Use Blockchain in Grain Trading

The world’s four largest agriculture companies, known as ABCD, are integrating blockchain for automating grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes.
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Nasdaq Wins Blockchain Patent for Smart Contract-Based Information Release System

Almost two years after submission, Nasdaq is targeting media information release procedures in its latest patent award.
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US Recession by 2020 Has 60% Chance, is Crypto an Alternative?

JPMorgan Chase has predicted a 60% chance for the next US recession to occur by 2020. Can crypto be a viable alternative to existing stores of value?
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National Bank of Canada Trials Blockchain Platform for Trade Finance – Coinjournal

National Bank of Canada has announced the successful completion of a pilot program in collaboration with IT firm CGI and blockchain startup Skuchain to use blockchain technology in trade finance.
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Visa Integrates Open Source Hyperledger Tech for B2B Blockchain Payments

Visa is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric ahead of the commercial launch of its own blockchain service for enterprise payments in Q1 2019.
— Citește pe www.ccn.com/visa-integrates-open-source-hyperledger-tech-for-b2b-blockchain-payments/

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Why Bitcoin and Crypto Have No Future – Think Outside the Blox – Medium

when the NYSE is creating the cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt in collaboration with Microsoft and Starbucks with physically backed Bitcoin futures contracts. when Brendan Eich, creator of…
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SEC’s New Fintech Hub Helps Blockchain Startups Navigate ICO Rules

The SEC has launched a new fintech hub that will allow blockchain innovators, ICO operators, and others to discuss regulations with agency staff.
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Blockchain Can Reshape Global e-Government Procurement, Say World Bank Experts

Blockchain technology can aid in defragmenting many countries’ procurement structures, a new report concludes.
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GDPR is ‘Kryptonite’ to Google and Facebook, Brave Executive Tells EU

Brave Browser has described how a core principle of GDPR called “Purpose Limitation” can be used to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Google and Facebook.
— Citește pe www.ccn.com/gdpr-is-kryptonite-to-google-and-facebook-brave-executive-tells-eu/