Financial authorities across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain technology and digital currencies as a way of helping the poor get better access to banking services that can help lift them out of poverty, as well as speeding and improving interbank payments and cross-border settlements.
Last week’s run-up in Bitcoin prices seemed like it would remain a mystery. Now comes word that China is contemplating a ban on mining and it all starts to make sense.
A Japanese court handed Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpelès a suspended sentence for tampering with financial records, but acquitted him of the far more serious charges of embezzlement and breach of trust on March 15.
With New Zealand reeling after a self-described fascist murdered at least 49 worshippers at a Christchurch mosque, gun control is back on top of the news cycle worldwide. And blockchain developers think they can help make it more efficient and accurate.