Japan’s IT Giant Fujitsu Opens International ‘Blockchain Innovation Center’ In Belgium

The leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) firm Fujitsu recently announced the opening of its international Blockchain Innovation Center in Brussels, Belgium to explore the technology’s potential applications in all possible areas, according to a  press release published March 21. In its official statement, Fujitsu claimed that the new center will research and develop …

Nigerian Regulator Warns Against Crypto Transactions Since They’re ‘Not Insured’

Nigerians have been warned by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) against the use of cryptocurrencies because the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize them as legitimate currency, local news outlet Business Post Nigeria reported yesterday, March 23. Business Post Nigeria notes that this is not the first warning against cryptocurrencies, as “various …

IT Ministry To Create Committee For Blockchain Standards, Domestic And International

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) has published a list of objectives to encourage the development and standardization of the technology sector, including Blockchain, according to a document released March 23. The document begins with an objective to “promote the establishment of […] the National Blockchain Distributed Accounting Technology Standardization Committee” and …

USPS Files Patent To Use Blockchain Tech In User Ident… | News

The United States Postal Service (USPS) had filed a patent last September for a system with public and private keys and a “block chain [sic] component” for authenticating user information, according to a patent filing released yesterday, March 22, by the the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, titled “Methods and Systems for a …

WSJ: SEC To Examine Up To 100 Crypto-Related Hedge Fun… | News

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing to examine up to 100 hedge funds that deal with cryptocurrencies, a person familiar with the matter told WSJ March 22. The initiative is separate from the dozens of cryptocurrency probes, which mainly target companies the SEC suspects of running afoul of securities laws via Initial …

South Korea Wants to Set a Desirable Cryptocurrency an… | News

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Major European Fintech Investor And Block.one Announce… | News

The German fintech incubator FinLab AG and Block.one, developer of the Blockchain software platform EOS.IO, announced a $100 mln joint venture to develop projects that use EOS’ software, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported today, March 21. The FinLab-run fund aims to further distribute the EOS.IO platform, run by Cayman islands-registered Block.one. The company has promised $1 …

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