Bitfury, Republic of Georgia Push Ahead With Blockchain Land-Titling Project

Bitfury, Republic of Georgia Push Ahead With Blockchain Land-Titling Project In April 2016, the Republic of Georgia’s National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR), renowned Peruvian economist Hernando De Soto, and Bitcoin company Bitfury announced a partnership to design and pilot a blockchain land-titling project. Now, Bitfury and NAPR have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding…

Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Blockchain Tech by Financial Services Executive Boards

Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Blockchain Tech by Financial Services Executive Boards The global business consulting and technology services provider Synechron conducted a survey in cooperation with capital markets research firm TABB Group on the topic of blockchain technology in financial services. Over 200 senior-level financial services and technology decision makers across the U.S., U.K.…

New Ethereum Blockchain Consortium Could Run on Experimental Tech

New Ethereum Blockchain Consortium Could Run on Experimental Tech An enterprise consortium is exploring the possibility of using blockchain-based governance technology to help its members vote on various measures. According to sources, the newly formed Enterprise Ethereum group is considering a more distributed approach to self-management, rather than the more traditional leadership structure adopted by competing blockchain consortia…

California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles A lawmaker in California has proposed prohibiting the use of bitcoin and other digital currencies in charitable raffles held by both private and non-profit organizations. California Senate Bill 741, submitted late last week by Senator Tony Mendoza, creates the regulatory framework for “a private, nonprofit organizations” that…

Tezos Receives Funding for Smart Contact System from Polychain Capital’s Digital Currency Fund

Tezos Receives Funding for Smart Contact System from Polychain Capital’s Digital Currency Fund Tezos, a network protocol specializing in secure, future-proof smart contract systems, has been given a share of Polychain Capital’s $10 million digital currency fund. The fund, whose limited partners include Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, was first announced in December of 2016,…