Pakistan’s president calls for more training in blockchain technology

Arif Alvi, currently serving as the president of Pakistan, called for additional training in emerging technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity while meeting with a delegation of blockchain technology experts. In a Monday announcement, Alvi said Pakistan’s talent pool should be ready to meet the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes utilizing blockchain technology in the public and private sectors. According to the Pakistan president, the technology could be used as a government tool to track transactions, reduce corruption and increase transparency. Among the panel of experts…

NatWest Markets establishes new blockchain team

Fin is an editor at TechForge Media and University of Bristol graduate. He wields an impressive knowledge of the latest technologies and has interviewed leading industry figures from companies like CBS, Rakuten, and Spotify. You can follow his Twitter @FinStrathern or connect with him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/finstrathern/. NatWest has created a new digital team within its capital markets business to upscale its blockchain strategy. Leading the team will be Chris Agathangelou, who was recently appointed as NatWest’s head of digital capital markets. The team will focus on delivering credit and rates…

3 ways blockchain technology could further mainstream in 2022

2021 was a breakout year for the cryptocurrency sector and this year is expected to see an extension of the “mass adoption” trend. Public awareness of blockchain technology is on the rise and a new cohort of projects designed to fill more niche roles in society are likely to emerge in the coming months. Three sectors that have the potential to see significant growth in 2022 are human resources (HR), employee payment solutions and platforms that serve the gig economy by offering corporate blockchain solutions. HR might pivot toward blockchain…

Binance partners with CAF as Africa Cup of Nations’ blockchain sponsor

Leading exchange Binance is sponsoring the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the largest international men’s football competition in Africa. As part of an official partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Binance has taken the mantle of AFCON 2021’s exclusive cryptocurrency and blockchain sponsor. The deal will involve Binance promoting CAF social media content, such as the assist of the day, assist of the week, and assist of the tournament. Taking place in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February 2022, the tournament will be broadcast live…

How long before a BTC ETF?

How long before a BTC ETF?

How long before a BTC ETF? For the investor, crypto currencies are an emerging asset class. They are not securities and so are not regulated. This poses a risk since, without regulatory oversight, crypto currencies can be manipulated. A crypto currency ETF would call for regulatory frameworks that protect investors while also providing exposure to the digital assets in a transparent and accountable way.  Of the several crypto currencies that are candidates for an ETF, Bitcoin is perhaps the most likely though crypto currencies ETFs, when they are eventually launched,…

The Cryptocurrency Dilemma Is Here

The Crytocurrency Dilemma

World Governments Vs. The Decentralization Movement Digital currency, electronic currency, cyber currency, virtual commodity, virtual asset, cyber-token; these are some of the interestingly varied names that certain governments use to refer to what most know as cryptocurrency. This variation across jurisdictions can be said to be indicative of a great dilemma that many governments have with the notion of cryptocurrencies. Let’s discuss further The Cryptocurrency Dilemma that is coming to a head. The fast-growing crypto industry is now going through a critical phase in its development; a time which can…

High Ethereum Fees Push Tether to Its Eighth Blockchain, OMG Network

Tether has adopted Ethereum scaling solution OMG Network amid record demand for settlement space on the “world computer.” “The integration [between Tether and OMG Network] will result in a reduction of confirmation times delivering faster payments while fees will be reduced without compromising on-chain security,” Tether Inc. said in a blog Wednesday. OMG Network can handle thousands of transactions at a third of the cost of Ethereum as a Layer 2 solution for Ethereum that batches transactions before settlement, OMG Network CEO Vansa Chatikavanij said in a statement. Tether –…

Crypto VC Firm Assesses the ‘State of Blockchain Governance’

Everyone in crypto has been talking about decentralized finance (DeFi) since bankless lending started to boom in June. But, looked at another way, it’s really a governance boom. Into this environment has stepped Greenfield One, an early-stage venture capital firm that just published a comprehensive new resource on the topic of blockchain governance. Take, for example, COMP. DeFi has been hot ever since Compound started distributing its COMP governance token on June 15. COMP didn’t introduce new features to the product, it just gave users a means to voice how…

Blockchain Could Help Content Generation Industry Be More Profitable

Chinese content generation platform TikTok, a video-sharing app that has been called the fastest-growing social networking service in history, has been in the spotlight since early 2019 and now surpasses 800 million users. Despite the fact that the app’s data security breaches are raising controversy worldwide, more and more young people are using it as the go-to social media for the new generation, with a reported 69% of TikTok’s global audience being between the ages of 16 and 24. Despite its overwhelming success and rapidly growing user base, the truth…

Blockchain Is Part of Australia’s Cyber Security Solution, Say Experts

A cyber security and blockchain forum with leading Australian experts and government officials has identified blockchain technology as a direct response to an increase in cyber attacks targeting the integrity of systems through manipulating data. Recently appointed Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas held a panel discussion on July 30 regarding blockchain’s use-case in cyber security with experts from various fields being part of the 300+ attendees.  The panel consisted of National Blockchain Lead Chloe White from the Department of Industry and Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, CEO of cyber security firm…