• tokenize carbon emissions
    Politics,  Technology

    Interwork Alliance: tokenize carbon emissions

    Rather than a blockchain-specific token, the industry group seeks to create standards for sustainability tokens that can work on any platform

    The nonprofit blockchain industry group announced on July 29 that it has formed a working group to set standards for tokens that can be used in these carbon emissions trading programs.

  • Coronavirus hits darknet revenues
    Bitcoin

    Even drug dealers are hurting as coronavirus hits darknet revenues

    Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis finds bitcoin spending is dropping on darknet markets and gambling sites, but not legitimate merchants; crypto scammers are stepping up

    The pandemic's economic destruction is so bad that even retailers of what may be the most recession-proof product there is—illegal narcotics—are feeling the pinch as coronavirus hits darknet revenues.

  • EY Microsort COnsensys baseline
    Technology

    ConsenSys, Microsoft, EY bet businesses will embrace public blockchains

    Strong security and off-chain storage are key ingredients of the Baseline protocol the firms hope will coax enterprise coalitions onto Ethereum

    EY, Microsoft, and ConsenSys believe that given strong security and the right tools, businesses will embrace public blockchains as they look for ways to work together.

  • World Economic Forum sign sticking out of the snow in Davos. Clearly, the party got wild (via WEF).
    Technology

    World Economic Forum puts blockchain at center of ‘fourth industrial revolution’

    Its new Global Blockchain Council is one of six designed to influence the growth of technologies poised to change the world

    Blockchain is one of the six emerging technologies the World Economic Forum believes will change the world so dramatically that they will be a “fourth industrial revolution.”

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