Big banks Join Settlement Coin as possible future central bank cryptocurrency

Several of the world’s largest banks have today revealed a series of steps to advance a project aimed at making it easier for central banks to issue currencies on a blockchain. Called Utility Settlement Coin (USC), the project is designed to help prepare the way for central bank cryptocurrencies by making it easier for global …

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Central banks blockchain trials

The central Bank of Papua New Guinea is running blockchain trials. Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani described the blockchain trials underway at the Bank of PNG and introduced the PNG Digital Commerce and Cryptocurrency Association for the growing number of Papua New Guinea tech entrepreneurs and businesses interested in blockchain technology. Banks and central banks …

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Blockchain in Trucking Alliance and Blockchain for container shipping

One of the largest flatbed trucking fleets in the US has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA). PS Logistics, LLC, a leading national transportation and logistics company, joined as a charter member, to help advance the transportation industry through smart technologies and standardized performance standards. The Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) formed August 2017 …

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Top fifteen cryptocurrencies and twelve have billion dollar market cap

Here are the top fifteen cryptocurrencies by capitalization. In the top 15, 12 have over a billion dollars in market capitalization and three others are very close to a billion dollar market cap. Cryptocurrencies are a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the …

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Bitcoin like security will soon guard US nuclear weapons

Blockchain technology has been slow to gain adoption in non-financial contexts, but it could turn out to have invaluable military applications. DARPA, the storied research unit of the US Department of Defense, is currently funding efforts to find out if blockchains could help secure highly sensitive data, with potential applications for everything from nuclear weapons …

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