Blockchain

Catalan separatists have tooled up with a decentralized app for civil disobedience – TechCrunch

Is our age of ubiquitous smartphones and social media turning into an era of mass civil unrest? Two years after holding an independence referendum and unilaterally declaring independence in defiance of the Spanish state — then failing to gain recognition for la república and being forced to watch political leaders jailed or exiled — Catalonia’s …

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Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook – TechCrunch

There’s a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association. They’re not just names dropping off a list. Each potentially made Libra more useful, ubiquitous, or reputable. Now they could become obstacles to the token’s launch or growth. Fearing regulators’ inquiries not just into their Libra …

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Big blow to Facebook’s Libra: Mastercard, Visa, Stripe, eBay and Mercado Pago all pull out

The floodgates opened today on Facebook Inc.’s Libra Association as no fewer than five more companies exited the group overseeing the social network’s proposed cryptocurrency: Mastercard Inc., Visa Inc., eBay Inc., Stripe Inc. and Mercado Pago. Reports that some companies were looking to withdraw their support from Libra surfaced Oct. 1, with PayPal Holdings Inc. becoming the first to …

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The United Arab Emirates announces blockchain land registry plans for Abu Dhabi

The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities of the United Arab Emirates announced today a partnership with Tech Mahindra Ltd. to build a distributed ledger blockchain technology solution to track land registry records. Tech Mahindra, an information technology firm headquartered in India, will build the blockchain registry for Abu Dahabi’s land development strategy. By using …

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How is Blockchain Revolutionizing the Hiring Process

There is no denying that blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize all industries across the business spectrum completely. The most notable revolution of this technology is in the cryptocurrency trade. Crypto trade has made it easy and convenient for investors to verify financial transactions. The crypto-technology safeguards Bitcoin data against malicious tampering in the …

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Is this the First Political Party to Embrace Blockchain Technology?

The Uruguay Digital Party will apply Æternity blockchain technology in its internal democracy processes MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — October 3, 2019  — Æternity, the next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced a collaboration with the Uruguay Digital Party to optimize the participation processes of citizens through the use of blockchain technology in internal voting. …

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