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European banks have allegedly been complicit as corrupt African leaders pilfer the wealth of their economies in the billions of dollars. The Angolan government on Monday arrested the son of ex-president Jose dos Santos for stealing $ 500 million from the country’s sovereign wealth fund, with the help of a British bank. It is only a few days ago that Nigeria demanded that a bank in Europe returns $ 100 million laundered by former dictator Sani Abacha. In Liberia, ex-central bank governor Milton Weeks is under investigation for the $ 104 million that vanished from state coffers.
Many leaders in Oregon are bullish on blockchain. They are hoping Oregon can become a prime location for digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
A number of influential Oregonians across the educational, business, and technological fields are eager to see their state play a leading role in the blockchain world.
This month a partnership between a number of entities is set to launch the Oregon Blockchain Venture Studio in Portland. Set in the Pearl district, the studio intends to nurture and guide 20-30 different companies within the next three years.
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After announcing in early May that it would begin accepting cryptocurrency Sadaqah (donations), the Shacklewell Lane Mosque collected a staggering 13,983 GBP in digital currency during Ramadan.
The Turkish-run mosque in Hackney, East London initiated its plan to accept cryptocurrency earlier this summer, becoming the first in the country — and one of only a few in the world — to take digital currency as a form of donation.
The Mosque partnered with London-based blockchain startup Combo Innovation, which specializes in Islamic finance. CEO Gurmit Singh worked with mosque chairman Erkin Guney to advise on matters of cryptocurrency collection, storage, and security.
The Digital Future Council made its public debut on June 18, 2018, at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. With founding members from such organizations as IBM, Vice, CNN, Lego and Warner Bros., the council was formed as an informational intermediary to find common ground between creative and technological industries.
The Digital Future Council will be introducing a fresh batch of founding members with its official launch. These names include Meltem Demirors, CSO of CoinShares; Charles Manning, CEO of Kochava; Chad Andrews, global solutions leader at IBM; CNN’s Head of Content and Strategy Danielle Lauren and VP of Digital Strategy and Revenue Robert Bradley; Swen Graham, SVP of global marketing at Foursquare; and James Poulter, Head of Emerging Platforms at The LEGO Group.