Smart Dubai and DIFC Courts Partner to Explore Blockchain-Powered Judiciary

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Smart Dubai have announced their partnership to develop a “Court of the Blockchain,” for streamlining the legal system, local news outlet Arabian Business reports today, July 30. DIFC and Smart Dubai will reportedly explore how the technology could aid verification of court judgements for cross-border enforcement as part of a wider Read more about Smart Dubai and DIFC Courts Partner to Explore Blockchain-Powered Judiciary[…]

Swiss-Based Sirin Labs to Release Blockchain-Based Smartphone in November

Sirin Labs, a Swiss-based smartphone developer, will release a blockchain-based phone in November this year, the company told Cointelegraph on July 11. In December 2017, Sirin Labs raised $157.8 million for the project during their Initial Coin Offering (ICO), with $110 million gathered over the first 24 hours. Sirin Labs had also previously released a privacy-focused smartphone in 2016, with a Read more about Swiss-Based Sirin Labs to Release Blockchain-Based Smartphone in November[…]

Global Telecom Blockchain Consortium Unveils Working Group for Remittances

A global blockchain consortium of telecom carriers has announced that six further major international telecoms firms are joining its ranks, CT Japan reports today, July 6. The consortium, dubbed ‘The Carrier Blockchain Study Group’ (CBSG) has also today unveiled the creation of a new blockchain working group that will focus on global remittance services. Launched in September 2017, CBSG counts as Read more about Global Telecom Blockchain Consortium Unveils Working Group for Remittances[…]

From Russia to Macedonia: How Cryptocurrencies are Regulated in Eastern Europe

On June 30, Russia saw a launch of a first crypto investment bank aimed to hold initial coins offerings (ICO), while the government is is expected to pass its major crypto and blockchain-related regulatory bill this week. Meanwhile, there’s been more news coming from Eastern Europe: last week, Poland’s cryptocurrency group the Polish Bitcoin Association (PBS) complained to the government, Read more about From Russia to Macedonia: How Cryptocurrencies are Regulated in Eastern Europe[…]

Blockchain Music Streaming Service To Increase the Amount Musicians Earn for Their Work

A new blockchain-powered platform, combining streaming services and digital payments, aims to pay musicians 80 percent of the streaming revenue from their tracks, such as subscription services and advertising revenue — more than is reported to be standard practice. Choon, a recently launched blockchain-based platform, describes itself as “the blockchain’s music solution.” In essence, every time a track Read more about Blockchain Music Streaming Service To Increase the Amount Musicians Earn for Their Work[…]

BLOCKCHAIN IS ON THE CUSP OF CHANGING ENTIRE INDUSTRIES

The internet has revolutionised the way we interact with one another and with businesses. We have gone from a model of media consumers to a system of both producers and consumers. Before the internet, media was primarily created by a few people to be consumed by the masses. But since the advent of the internet, Read more about BLOCKCHAIN IS ON THE CUSP OF CHANGING ENTIRE INDUSTRIES[…]

Swiss Federal Councillor: Blockchain Will ‘Penetrate Our Entire Economy’

One of the seven members of Switzerland’s collective head of state stated that blockchain will someday “penetrate our entire economy,” according to a transcript published by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research today, June 21. Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann stated during a speech at the Crypto Valley Conference in Bern today that: “Hardly anyone still doubts Read more about Swiss Federal Councillor: Blockchain Will ‘Penetrate Our Entire Economy’[…]

Brazil’s Central Bank Develops Blockchain Data Sharing Platform for Financial Regulators

Brazil’s central bank has created a permissioned digital ledger platform that will enable data sharing among financial regulators, Finextra reports today, June 20. The ledger, called the Information Integration Platform for Regulators (Pier), will be used by regulators to exchange information on general authorization processes of financial institutions, ranging from administrative processes to the conduct of employees. Additional information Read more about Brazil’s Central Bank Develops Blockchain Data Sharing Platform for Financial Regulators[…]

IBM Launches Blockchain-Powered Media Transactions Tracker to Prevent Advertising Fraud

IBM iX has partnered with software supplier Mediaocean to launch a blockchain-powered tracker for digital media transactions, the company tweeted June 19. IBM iX is the business and tech consulting wing of international technology giant IBM. According to IBM iX, the main purpose for applying blockchain in the media ecosystem is to “clean things up” in the media buying industry. Read more about IBM Launches Blockchain-Powered Media Transactions Tracker to Prevent Advertising Fraud[…]

The blockchain will disrupt the music business and beyond

By KAJ BURCHARDI and NICOLAS HARLE New efforts, such as Imogen Heap’s Mycelia, are helping content creators protect copyright and receive direct payment for their work Shutterstock In 2018, blockchain will create a new wave of major disruption in media-content distribution. The immutability and “trustless” nature of the blockchain means that it can be used in instances where Read more about The blockchain will disrupt the music business and beyond[…]