• WEF crypto use cases
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    WEF report focuses on crypto use cases

    The World Economic Forum’s paper seeks to explain how cryptocurrencies are being employed in the real world

    The report, “Crypto, What Is It Good For? An Overview of Cryptocurrency Use Cases,” is more or less an overview of 30 cryptocurrencies, and blockchain users and providers, divided up into four categories.

  • Blockchain Bill of Rights
    Politics,  Regulation

    World Economic Forum unveils ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’—will it work?

    Achieving consensus in a fragmented landscape isn’t easy. Despite the proposal getting several significant signatories, plenty of hurdles remain

    The blockchain industry is a fragmented one—with countless projects forging their own way as they try to find compelling use cases for this technology. But now, the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Council is attempting to ratify some universal standards in a so-called “Blockchain Bill of Rights.”

  • COVID-19 spur blockchain adoption
    People,  Politics,  Regulation,  Technology

    Perianne Boring: COVID-19 will spur global blockchain adoption

    The founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce said the stresses the pandemic is putting on global supply chains will accelerate the acceptance and use of digital ledgers

    The COVID-19 crisis will spur global adoption of blockchain, Chamber of Digital Commerce founder and president Perianne Boring predicted. “We’re seeing all kinds of critical systems being stress tested and cracking under the current demands," she said.

  • EU coronavirus blockchain taskforce

    EU scrambles coronavirus blockchain taskforce

    The European Union-founded International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications seeks to speed the solution to ‘a humanitarian crisis of cruel proportions’

    A new European Union taskforce has been scrambled to quickly activate blockchain solutions that tackle challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.