UN’s World Food Programme Builds On Ethereum Blockchain Cash Transfers

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The United Nations’ World Food Programme is expanding its Ethereum-based blockchain payments system to avoid the transfer fees incurred via the traditional banking system. Over a year ago in January 2017, the World Food Programme (WFP) successfully tested ‘Building Blocks’, an early experiment that enabled the transfer of WFP food and cash on a public Ethereum blockchain through a smartphone app, to vulnerable families in Pakistan. “Blockchain technology, most famously associated with the crypto-currency Bitcoin, offers unique…

Deloitte Blockchain Tax Head: Misconception on Reporting Cryptocurrency Tax

The blockchain tax lead at Deloitte has said there is a misconception that investors only have to report their cryptocurrency tax when their coins have been traded back into Canadian dollars. According to Alexia Hefti, another incorrect belief is that investors actively trading digital currencies don’t need to record those trades. In a report from CBC News, Hefti explained: A lot of Canadians this year have been trading different types of cryptocurrencies — so for example bitcoin to ether, ether to litecoin, and so on — each of those transactions is…

Ethereum Blockchain Startup Partners Thai Government on KYC Program

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Thailand could soon figure among the earliest countries to officially implement blockchain technology. News broke today that Omise (the company behind the OmiseGO project) and the country’s Ministry of Digital Affairs had signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It’s a move that will see the parties collaborate in order to develop a nation-wide digital identity verification and online payment system. The Thai government will use Omise infrastructure to provide its citizens with a National Digital ID, which it…

Blockchain Brings a New Relationship Between Advertisers & Consumers

After years of unabashed online activity, new concerns about user privacy and data security are causing many to rethink the priority of user data control. For most of the past decade, the user experience was the primary concern for most technology companies and collecting droves of user data was the easiest way to create a compelling user experience that gained clicks, followers, and likes. In many ways, it felt like a win-win situation. Users were gaining free access to incredible platforms while being presented with advertisements for products that they…

Washington Post Executive Pivots to Blockchain Firm CEO

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Jarrod Dicker is the new CEO of blockchain media company P.oet. Dicker is making the move to Po.et while departing from his position as Vice President of Innovation and Commercial Strategy at The Washington Post. Career Accomplishments Dicker believes Po.et will help put “…the power of written, visual and audio content back in the hands of creators”. His ability to champion that cause is clear when considering Dicker’s previous career accomplishments, including: Creating and managing the research…

PR: Hybrid Blockchain XinFin ICO Enters Second Week, Announces Institutional Partnerships

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. XinFin’s Hybrid Blockchain ICO was announced last week after launching minimum viable products and ongoing pilot projects with several institutions. The utility coin XDCE offering enters second week. XinFin, the first of it’s kind Hybrid blockchain platform is entering into the second week of it’s…

PR: London Blockchain Startup FarmaTrust Partners with Mongolian Government to Stop Fake Medicine

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. FarmaTrust, a UK blockchain startup and global tracking system has officially signed a partnership with the Mongolian government to pilot a one-year project aimed at preventing the creation and distribution of counterfeit medications. The project will include both governmental and non-governmental parties in Mongolia, including…

ABN AMRO Launches Blockchain Bank Accounts to Kill Escrow Accounts

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Dutch ‘big four’ bank ABN AMRO has launched a new service wherein bank accounts are issued to individual clients via the blockchain, as alternatives to escrow accounts. ABN AMRO is shifting gears in its blockchain endeavor. The Amsterdam-based banking giant has announced a new service wherein individual client within non-bank organizations entrusted with client funds – think brokers, notaries, exchanges etc. – will directly connect with its clearing bank over a blockchain. Used by fund managers without…

Interest in Blockchain for the Present and Future

The amount of information on the blockchain is simply off scale: online courses, ICO webinars, new crypto-currencies, investments and much more. Even someone who tried to mine independently several years ago can be lost in all this information or it may seem difficult to them. As for beginners, it’s generally easier to turn away than start working in this field. Some time ago, blockchain course aimed exclusively at developers could be found among many other courses. Insiders argue that such courses as Blockchain Developer Training and Certification are serious, even…

British Blockchain Association Launches First European Peer Reviewed Journal

A new publication dedicated to the development of the blockchain has been launched, making it the first of its kind. The British Blockchain Association (BBA) has launched The Journal of the British Blockchain Association (JBBA), which is aimed at encouraging the adoption of the technology. The BBA website states that JBBA ‘is Europe’s first peer reviewed, academic journal devoted to blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies.’ It adds that it will be published six times a year ‘and will provide a forum for authors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences across a…