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Canada’s University of British Columbia To Launch First Blockchain Graduate Course

The University of British Columbia (UBC) announced that it is launching Canada’s first blockchain course for graduate students in January next year. The blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for graduate students aims to build capacity for existing master’s and PhD students in this area and help scale Canada’s blockchain industry, UBC

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Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange Testing British Pound Stablecoin

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is apparently testing a British pound stablecoin on its native blockchain, Binance Chain, according to a Twitter post on June 3.Twitter user CryptosBatman noticed that the listing “$BGBP” appeared on the Binance platform.Screenshot of stablecoin on Binance Chain. Source: TwitterBinance CEO Changpeng Zhao has commented

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Saudi British Bank Launches Ripple-Powered Instant Cross-Border Transfer Service

Saudi British Bank (SABB) has launched an instant cross-border transfer service powered by Ripple, according to a news release on April 25.The bank said the technology, unveiled at the Financial Sector Conference in Riyadh on April 24 and 25, formed part of its “strategic plan towards digital transformation and

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British Virgin Islands, Blockchain Firm Develop Crypto Payments System for Emergency Aid

The British Virgin Islands — a United Kingdom Overseas Territory in the Carribean — has partnered with blockchain firm Lifelabs.io to launch an alternative crypto-enabled payments infrastructure for residents across its network of islands. The development was reported in a BVI government press release on April 18.The partnership notably

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British Royal, US Ambassador Say Tech, Blockchain Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

Princess Eugenie of the United Kingdom and United States anti-human trafficking Ambassador John Richmond recently spoke in favor of using new technology like phone apps and blockchain to address human trafficking, Reuters reports on April 8.At a conference in Vienna, Austria hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation

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