By CCN Markets: French video game giant Ubisoft has announced an effort to develop blockchain gaming through Ethereum. In a report published June 11 by French news outlet Les Échos, Ubisoft is already months into the development of blockchain products using Ethereum. The company is looking to monetize and improve upon their existing implementation of in-game items and other unlockables. However, it’s becoming clear that Ubisoft views Ethereum and the potential of blockchain as leverage over its competitor Epic Games–creator of the global phenomenon that is Fortnite. Since launching in 2017, Fortnite has amassed 250 million active users and brings
The government of Pakistan is reportedly using a blockchain platform developed by Alibaba’s Alipay. But, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin remain banned in the country for payments. The initiative of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Pakistan to utilize a blockchain application to combat money laundering demonstrates the typical “blockchain not Bitcoin” narrative pushed by central
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The National Bank of Kuwait has launched a product they’re calling “NBK Direct Remit,” a blockchain-based product which uses RippleNet for cross-border payments from within the Middle Eastern nation. The initial launch of the product only supports payments to nearby Jordan, but they intend to launch in at least 15 more countries soon. According to
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Malaysian banking group CIMB has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network, RippleNet, seeking faster cross-border payments.
BitMEX, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, has named Angelina Kwan, formerly managing director and head of regulatory compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), as its chief operating officer. Kwan, who joins the company as it rides exceptional growth, will work with regulators worldwide to develop rules that will support cryptocurrency’s
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Cryptocurrency-funded web browser Brave has announced that it will collaborate with Civic, the blockchain identity platform, on a project that will bring the latter’s identity verification services to publishers on the Brave platform. Under this framework, Brave-verified publishers will be able to confirm their identity using Civic’s technology, and thus gain secure access to their … Continued
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In a message on GEAR Token’s website, iconic political talk show host Larry King says that global climate change is threatening humanity’s existence and is “a potentially catastrophic issue from the combustion of fossil fuels … putting immense pressure on the environment and on our health.”
King says that “this is simply not sustainable” and “the pace of innovations and investment in green energy and renewables is not enough to help counteract the use of dirty fuels.”
In the lead-up to PASS token’s listings on Lykke, HitBTC and Gatecoin exchanges, Blockpass (http://www.blockpass.org) is conducting an airdrop of 2 million PASS tokens, starting 12 July.
The airdrop is being implemented through Blockpass’ joint venture partner Infinito Wallet – a versatile, top level multi-currency wallet. Infinito will have an airdrop link on the wallet dashboard on 12 July. The wallet is available in both Android and iOS appstores.
Infinito Wallet natively supports the PASS token as well as a long list of leading cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, GAS, Dash, ETC, and Dogecoin. It also supports tokens of ETH ERC20 and NEO NEP-5 standards.
Some cryptocurrency enthusiasts are familiar with the company known as AirTM. Its goal is to bring financial services to the banked, unbanked, and underbanked populations alike. The service has been quite popular in Venezuela as well as other Latin American countries. To improve its offerings, the company has partnered with Zcash.
A Major Milestone for AirTM
Bringing financial services to those who need it the most is anything but easy. This is especially true in countries where high inflation, a lack of economic mobility, and trading embargoes are far too commonplace. This means most Latin American countries – among others – will suffer from a lack of financial inclusion, with little to no improvement in sight.