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On a recent business visit to Gibraltar, members of the executive team of CoinDash Limited, operator of the Blox.io platform, were invited to meet with Albert Isola, Minister for Commerce HM Government of Gibraltar. The firm are applicants under the DLT Regulatory Framework which came into effect in January 2018. The visit included meetings with advisors and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, an integral part of the licensing process which is at an advanced stage, and allowing the GFSC to meet with applicants and their advisors personally. CoinDash CEO Alon Muroch also delivered a training seminar to members of GFIA entitled ‘Managing, Pricing and Tracking Cryptocurrency Portfolios’.
Blockchain technology has grabbed the interest of investors globally as it has quickly grown into one of the most exciting areas due to its wide variety of application across industries. This is why Reality Shares, an asset management firm, is launching China’s first blockchain ETF, which gives investors access to Chinese companies at the forefront of the blockchain revolution.
According to the company, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy China ETF (Nasdaq: BCNA), which tracks the Reality Shares Index, will focus on China-based companies that are fully invested in blockchain technologies. Created as a joint partnership between Reality Shares and Nasdaq in January, the fund will “identify and invest” in such companies that are applying blockchain technology as the “first native digital medium of value.”
EY and Microsoft have launched a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management which is aimed to streamline the costly and time-consuming processes in entertainment rights and royalties. The solution is first being deployed within gaming with Microsoft and its game publisher partners. The companies have designed the solution to serve any industry where intellectual property or assets are licensed to other parties and where the creators are paid royalties based on royalty agreements. Within this value chain – which can include authors, song writers, production houses, developers etc. – the intellectual property generates millions of transactions aggregating to billions of dollars per month in royalties to be paid. The royalty calculations along the value chain are currently mostly manual and generally managed via offline data sources.
Amid the meteoric rise of the global freelance economy, entrepreneurs, creative nomads and independent teams are becoming a large majority of today’s workforce. As this new model for work develops, establishing productive working systems between contractors, businesses and talent becomes a key component to success.
For many businesses, managing the dynamics of an already dynamic ecosystem can seem arduous. The first place to start when designing a working system within such a dynamic environment is to address data points that must be verified as true for a working system to successfully function. These data points include worker’s level of competence, trust and likelihood of completing a job.
Genesis Vision launched the alpha version of its GV platform where users are already able to make transactions with crypto and traditional currencies, CFDs, metals, and commodities, join the brokers’ community, and choose the role of manager, investor or broker of Genesis Vision system. The required cooperation agreements with brokers are already signed.
Moreover, the Genesis Vision managers will be able to trade using the top-notch trading services provided by a fully licensed and heavily regulated global broker with offices in USA, Europe, Russia, China, Mexico, and India – Just2Trade (trademark in Russia – Finam).
The benefits of blockchain technology in supply chain management are immense, as discussed in part two of this series. This is why the number of companies exploring blockchain solutions has risen steadily for the last couple of years. With this rise, a need for startups that develop customized blockchain supply chain solutions has also arose, and the challenge has been accepted by developers worldwide. With some startups focusing solely on specific aspects of the supply chain such as data availability and automation of processes, others have offered an all-encompassing suite of products that cater to the industry in general.
In case you hadn’t noticed, identity management is broken.
We have been looking for ways to prove that we are who we say we are quickly and safely for years, and it isn’t working. It’s one problem that the Cupertino, California-based blockchain technology startup ShoCard is hoping to solve.
Blockchain technology is making waves in numerous areas, and is frequently touted as a game-changer in the world of tech.
One place where blockchain could make a particularly big impact is in cybersecurity. It’s no secret that cybersecurity is an increasingly serious problem, with attacks on the rise.
In Q4 2017, cyber-attacks were reported to have increased by a dizzying 82% per company over the previous quarter. Some research suggests that cyber-crime could cost businesses over $ 2 trillion by 2019.