20% of Central Banks Will Be Using Blockchain Technology by 2019, Cambridge Study Finds

20% of Central Banks Will Be Using Blockchain Technology by 2019, Cambridge Study Finds   According to a recent study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, central banks around the world are strongly in favor of Blockchain technology. This, in spite of the recent report by the ECB that Blockchain technology is too immature for widespread use. According to the…

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A Fund Mixer Accounts for 65% of Ethereum Transactions

A Fund Mixer Accounts for 65% of Ethereum Transactions   A group of extremely savvy analysts started evaluating how much and where ETH transactions were being processed. What they found was a bit of a surprise. According to the analysis, over 65 percent of all ETH transactions are generated using temporary addresses. In other words, funds come into the…

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Australia is Plotting Digital Economy Initiative With Blockchain Technology

Australia is Plotting Digital Economy Initiative With Blockchain Technology Australia’s government is organizing an ambitious new Digital Economy initiative, citing the country’s previous work with blockchain and its future potential in a new public consultation call. The scope of the project is outlined in a new paper published this week by the The Department of Industry, Innovation and…

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Head of Russia’s Central Bank Speaks Against Cryptocurrency Legalization in a Meeting With Vladimir Putin

Head of Russia’s Central Bank Speaks Against Cryptocurrency Legalization in a Meeting With Vladimir Putin   The head of the Central Bank of Russia has spoken against the legalization of cryptocurrency in a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and representatives of the Russian business circles and associations. Meanwhile, the finance ministry is drafting a bill…

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Mastercard May Be Looking to Store Payments Data on Blockchain

Mastercard May Be Looking to Store Payments Data on Blockchain   Multionaional financial services corporation Mastercard may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new application from the financial giant this week that outlines a solution for a “uniform settlement system” – one that would help…

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