Entries by Steve

​China’s Nanjing launches $1.5 billion blockchain fund

Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance chairman Yuandao, left, announces the 10 billion yuan blockchain investment fund at Nanjing. Source: IPCS Nanjing City has launched a 10 billion yuan blockchain investment fund to foster the token economy and public blockchain projects in China. The capital of Jiangsu province, China, together with Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance, a Beijing-based […]

Gary Gensler: From CFTC Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator

Gary Gensler was chairman of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between 2009 and 2014, right after the global financial crisis. Today, Gensler is part of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, lecturing students on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Gensler was instrumental in dealing with some of the cleanup from the global financial crisis of 2008. […]

Xiongan calls in ConsenSys to bring blockchain technology to Xi Jinping’s dream city

Government officials behind Xiongan New Area, the Chinese president’s ambitious plan to transform dusty plains into a dream city, have engaged software company ConsenSys as a consultant on the use of blockchain, in another example of China adopting the technology behind cryptocurrencies despite bans on the digital money itself. ConsenSys will advise the Xiongan government on how […]

Solving Business Problems with Blockchain

Bio Terrence Yang (Chief Strategy Officer, CEO, Sagewise) P. Subrahmanyam (Professor, Stanford) Ken Moyle (President, K6 Partners) Ravi Sarkar (Head of Blockchain & FinTech, Hexaware Technologies) Jesse Grushack (CEO, Ujo Music) Phil Glaeser (COO, VEEV) – Moderator. Global Big Data Conference’s vendor agnostic Global Blockchain Conference is held on April 2nd, April 3rd, & […]

Russia Researching Blockchain Technology for Military Applications; Development Grows in Local Businesses | [blokt]

Russia is currently looking into blockchain technology in the hope that its development could be applied in the military. Blockchain technology offers a wealth of benefits in the finance department, but the Russian army is hoping it could aid them in a variety of ways, especially in cases of cybercrime. According to Nasdaq, Russia’s military […]