Blockchain and other new financial technologies can help alleviate hunger, inequality, and poverty according to a new report from the United Nations.
Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and New York University are the tops when it comes to offering courses in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, according to a new report from Coinbase.
The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime is reportedly planning to partner with telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to provide free basic medical services in East Africa, where Focus Economics says three of the 10 poorest countries in the world are located.
A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency (Motherboard) “On Tuesday, the developers of Bitcoin Core—the software that effectively powers the Bitcoin blockchain—released a new version that patched a vulnerability that allowed a malicious user to crash the network, making everyone’s digital coins effectively useless. The bug has been variously described as ‘very scary,’ ‘major,’ and one of the ‘top three or four’ most serious bugs ever discovered in Bitcoin,” writes Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson. But it’s okay. Everything’s fine now. No need to ever worry about anything ever again. Now where’s our Xanax? These Oil Traders Are Trying to Overhaul the Industry With a Blockchain Venture…