Blockchain firm R3 partners with the Indian government’s Kerala Blockchain Academy to launch a developer certification program on R3’s Corda blockchain. The Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), a government initiative under the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, is now a general partner of R3. Local news outlet The Economic Continue Reading
Parity core dev Wei Tang has requested more time to finish EIP implementations, pushing the Ethereum Network’s Istanbul hardfork to September 6. Parity, a blockchain infrastructure company that runs the core of the Ethereum network, is delaying the Ethereum core devs’ planned hardfork until Sept. 6. Waiting on Parity EtherWorld Continue Reading
Venezuelan Superintendent of Cryptoactives Joselit Ramírez says a Petro remittances platform is live and operational, as well as secure and easy to use. National Superintendent of Cryptoactives Joselit Ramírez has announced that crypto remittance platform Patria Remesa is live and functioning. Radio announcement about the platform The Bolivarian Government of Continue Reading
Agencies to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an Australian investigative agency, and an unnamed agency have opened separate investigations into the defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX.
Presenting itself as an app to help players cheat at the online battle royale game Fortnite, Syrk encrypts files on a user’s hard drive and demands a ransom paid in crypto. If the ransom is not paid, the malicious software begins deleting files one by one.
It’s been said that those who protest the loudest are often the ones who are guilty, and when it comes to government and their pet corporations, things are no different. No surprise, then, that the blustery moralizing — and violent state force brought to bear against businesses — are most Continue Reading
Founded by former JPMorgan blockchain specialists, Kadena launches its new enterprise blockchain product on Azure. Hybrid blockchain solutions startup Kadena has updated its enterprise blockchain platform on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. On Aug. 27, Kadena announced that its new product called Kadena Scalable Permissioned Blockchain is available on Azure Marketplace Continue Reading
Eight institutions will reportedly receive the first installment of China’s upcoming central bank-issued digital currency, including Alibaba and Tencent. According to sources, the People’s Bank of China is giving its first round of central bank digital currency (CBDC) to online retail giant Alibaba, Internet giant Tencent, five banking organizations and Continue Reading
The chairman of the US SEC says he is for technological solutions that reduce the cost of international payments, but the SEC won’t change the law to facilitate them. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton says he won’t make exceptions in securities law for cryptocurrencies, but Continue Reading
In a recent round of funding, the Ethereum Foundation handed out grants to eight projects in preparation of the eventual Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. The foundation also created three bounty offerings for various security-related challenges.