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Entries in blockchain (17)

Tuesday
Mar122019

Bahrain becomes blockchain incubator with leading crypto regulation

Since 2014, the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates -- have been weaving Shariah-compliant blockchain technology and bitcoin into their existing financial and legal infrastructure, while transforming them all at the same time.

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Tuesday
Feb192019

Arab countries prep launch of Shariah-compliant blockchain

Gulf Cooperation Council countries have been working since 2014 to weave Shariah-compliant blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into their existing financial and legal infrastructure.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Can blockchain and barter save Iran from the sting of sanctions?

The concept of central bank-issued digital currencies or national cryptocurrencies has attracted many governments across the world. Particularly, governments that have been sanctioned by the U.S. -- such as Iran.

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Wednesday
Jan302019

Will China tech giants dominate blockchain?

China is at the forefront of efforts to revolutionize digital mobile cross-border payment systems. Already, traders on the 21st century digital silk road are sending payments from Hong Kong to the Philippines and Pakistan, among other places, in mere seconds using blockchain-based, cross-border, mobile digital wallets from Chinese tech giants, including Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat Pay. 

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Thursday
Jan242019

Five ‘stupid’ ideas about trust in business

With apologies to David Letterman’s signature skit series of a decade ago, we’d like to borrow his title to highlight a few misunderstandings about the nature of trust in business.

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Tuesday
Sep112018

Vera Cherepanova: Will blockchain survive its GDPR paradox?

In the prior post, I explored how blockchain stores personal information on an immutable ledger and cannot be modified or erased to meet GDPR requirements. In this post, I'll discuss strategies available to blockchain operators to help manage risks posed by GDPR.

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Monday
Sep102018

Vera Cherepanova: Can GDPR and blockchain ever coexist?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May. With the risk of hefty fines, it's no surprise that GDPR compliance tops the agenda for many organizations. But one area of technology faces even greater challenges under GDPR: blockchain.

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Monday
Jul232018

Event: Are you ready for tomorrow’s tech-driven compliance systems?

It's increasingly important to understand the way disruptive technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and big data are already impacting and will continue to shape how compliance systems work.

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Tuesday
May082018

Selva Ozelli: Malta emerges as world’s cryptocurrency trading center

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has described his country as the global trailblazer in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality and choice for world class fintech companies.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

Selva Ozelli: U.S. cracks down on Canadian cross-border cryptocrime

Canada has emerged as one of the cryptocurrency and blockchain centers of the world. Canada’s dominance in blockchain innovation stems in part from Toronto being home to Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum Blockchain, which is the globally most adopted platform that supports ether (ETH), the second highest cryptocurrency valued at $63 billion. 

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Monday
Feb192018

Selva Ozelli: ‘Mixing services’ shield cryptocurrencies and thwart AML practices

At a recent cryptocurrency workshop, financial investigators from the Interpol and Europol organizations from over 30 nations discussed measures to combat the misuse of cryptocurrencies by criminals. 

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Selva Ozelli: Canada (yes, Canada) focuses on blockchain to fight graft

With Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Blockchain’s principal inventor residing in Toronto, Canada it is no wonder that Canada ranks third in the world behind the United States and the United Kingdom when it comes to blockchain technology adaptation.

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