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Opera Adds Cryptocurrency Wallet To Its Android Browser

December 15, 2018 12:33 AM The browser could help cryptocurrency adoption, starting with Ethereum. The Norwegian-developed Opera browser has been competing with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer since the 1990s, and in more recent years the likes of Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, and the new Brave browser. Since 2017 it’s had more users than Internet Explorer. Announced this week at the Hard… Read More »

EU Blockchain Observatory: Digital Identity Is ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Blockchain’s Potential

December 14, 2018 10:29 PM A recent study from the European Union blockchain initiative investigates the importance of digital identity and provides recommendations for Europe. Published earlier this month by the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum, an initiative spearheaded by the European Commission, a thematic report titled “Blockchain for Government and Public Services” discusses blockchain’s role within… Read More »

BBVA Issues Porsche Corporate Loan Via Blockchain

December 14, 2018 9:11 PM The bank has used blockchain tech to facilitate various types of corporate loans in the past. Leading sports car manufacturer Porsche and financial services group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) announced the closing of a €150 million (approximately $170 million) corporate loan using the Spanish bank’s blockchain platform. The loan, which BBVA claims… Read More »

Many Fisheries Aren’t Sustainable, But Ethereum Might Help

A new blockchain project called Fishare aims to improve fisheries management. Note: Quotes have been lightly edited for grammatical clarity. Blockchain has various food-related use cases – from beef to beer – but the technology’s applicability extends to the open seas (no, I’m not referring to OpenSea). Specifically, fisheries and the ways they are governed could benefit from… Read More »

European Parliament Looks To Blockchain Adoption In Trade Policies

December 14, 2018 9:01 PM The European Commission is asked to further its analysis of blockchain technology and how it can help European importers and exporters take advantage of preferential trading agreements. The European Parliament (EP), the parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU), published a resolution yesterday, December 13, titled “Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy.” Within the… Read More »

Global Email Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

December 14, 2018 11:19 PM The recent rash of bitcoin bomb threats is a new way of scaring people into coughing up their money. Thus far, it seems to have been unsuccessful. On Thursday, dozens of businesses, schools, government buildings, and even hospitals across the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia received bomb threats, mostly via email. Many… Read More »

Daily Byte: Friday, December 14, 2018

A stablecoin shuts down, crypto scammers resort to bomb threats, crypto users are horrible with passwords, and “blockchain developer” is top-growing job. Plus, there are more ID-verified crypto users this year. Crypto Scammers Target Schools, Hospitals with Bomb Threats Multiple outlets are reporting a series of bomb threats being made to businesses, schools, hospitals, and other public places… Read More »