• Bitcoin Argentina, Others Partner to Develop DLT-Based Digital Identity Solution

    In a bid to foster social inclusivity and improve access to quality goods and services for residents of Buenos Aires, Bitcoin Argentina, a local non-governmental organization is collaborating with NEC and IDB Lab, to develop a blockchain-based digital identity solution, according to a press release August 26, 2019.Making Life Easier with DLTIDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, has joined forces with Bitcoin Argentina and NEC Argentina S.A, to develop a blockchain solution that will provide a transparent and secure self-sovereign digital identity for the inhabitants of Buenos Aires.As stated in a joint press release, data released by the Buenos Aires City Government (GCBA) shows that a whopping 16.2 percent residents live below the poverty line and these people often pay exorbitant prices for goods and services, due to the concept of “poverty penalty.”Reportedly, while there are several factors responsible for the “poverty penalty,” the lack of accurate information concerning the identity and behavioral patterns of these economically vulnerable people is the major causative agent of this problem.To solve this problem, the three organizations seek to…

    Aug 29, 2019
  • Indian Banks Could Start Using Blockchain Technology to Improve Digital Payments

    According to the Indian business magazine Business Today, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) could start using blockchain technology to improve digital transactions.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • Coffee Board of India to Use Blockchain Distributed Ledger Tech for Supply Chain Improvements

    The Coffee Board of India has recently launched a new blockchain-based marketplace that aims at integrating coffee farmers and the markets. The information was released by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) a few hours ago.

    Mar 29, 2019
  • HSBC Exec Urges CFTC to Make More ‘Positive Noise’ About Blockchain

    A banker from HSBC urged the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to make more “positive noise” about distributed ledger technology (DLT), in order to encourage adoption by hesitant businesses.

    Mar 28, 2019

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