Autodesk CEO: Blockchain Can Stem Corruption in Construction Industry

Autodesk CEO: Blockchain Can Stem Corruption in Construction Industry American software corporation Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost said that blockchain could fight corruption in the construction industry, finance and investment news outlet the Australian Financial Review reported Nov. 19. Founded in 1982, Autodesk manufactures software for the construction, architecture, media, and entertainment industries. In 2018, the company’s revenue was $2.06 billion.…

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Catalan Government Considers Blockchain for Public E-Voting System

Catalan Government Considers Blockchain for Public E-Voting System The head of the Catalan government‘s citizen participation council states that the authority is considering blockchain for the community’s voting system, Spanishdaily newspaper La Vanguardia reports Monday, Nov. 19. Earlier in October, the Generalitat of Catalonia approved a preliminary bill to establish an e-voting system for residents abroad in major elections and other voting processes in the…

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A Crypto Apocalypse Wipes Out Over $20 Billion in 24 Hours

A Crypto Apocalypse Wipes Out Over $20 Billion in 24 Hours Almost $20 billion has been lost in 24 hours; Bitcoin Cash is dying, its Big Brother not far behind. Yesterday’s crypto free-fall has continued unabated sending all cryptocurrencies to their lowest levels for well over a year. Total market capitalization is back to August 2017 levels…

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IBM, Columbia University Launch Blockchain Accelerator Programs

IBM, Columbia University Launch Blockchain Accelerator Programs Tech giant IBM has teamed up with Columbia University to launch a pair of technology accelerators as part of a broader push to spur blockchain development. The IBM Blockchain Accelerator and Columbia Blockchain Launch Accelerator, announced Monday, will support 10 startups each, according to a press release. The two…

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Russian Authors’ Society to Launch Blockchain Platform for Intellectual Property Loans

Russian Authors’ Society to Launch Blockchain Platform for Intellectual Property Loans Major NGO the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) will launch a blockchain-based financial platform for intellectual property-secured loans, according to Russian news outlet TASS Nov. 16. RAO’s CEO Alexander Sukhotin revealed that the project, dubbed CoFi, is at its final stages of development and is set to be launched in…

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DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto

DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has called for international cooperation in investigating crimes conducted using cryptocurrencies at an annual meeting of Interpol. Speaking at Interpol’s 87th General Assembly on Sunday, Rosenstein addressed the topic directly, saying “we must not allow cybercriminals to hide behind cryptocurrencies.”…

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China’s IT Ministry Calls for ‘Acceleration’ of Blockchain Standardization

China’s IT Ministry Calls for ‘Acceleration’ of Blockchain Standardization A document published Nov. 12 on the official website of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) calls on the country to “accelerate” the development of standards for the blockchain industry. The text has been authored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)’s Zhou Ping, who is also secretary general of…

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