• Japan central bank digital currencies
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Technology

    Bank of Japan’s top economist to head up department focused on digital currencies

    Kazushige Kamiyama’s appointment comes as the world’s third-largest economy ramps up efforts to embrace central bank digital currencies as China races ahead in creating one

    Kazushige Kamiyama’s appointment comes as the world’s third-largest economy makes a concerted effort to embrace financial innovation—and avoid being left behind.

  • 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.

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Mission and money: Three Celo validators talk staking for the Libra competitor

    Wade Abel, Aaron Boyd, and Pranay Mohan took very different routes to becoming validators on Celo’s payments-focused, proof-of-stake blockchain

    By making it cheaper and easier to make payments, Celo validators are supporting both earning money and supporting a social mission aimed at the unbanked.

  • EY IBM blockchain alliance
    Technology

    Driven by coronavirus, IBM and EY ally on blockchain

    It’s hoped the ‘enhanced, multi-year alliance’ will help companies ‘reframe their future amidst an unpredictable and rapidly evolving environment’

    “As organizations learn how to adapt to today's new normal, leveraging the cloud, AI, analytics and other technologies have become increasingly important,” EY’s global chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio said in a statement.