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Canadian Securities Regulators Include DLT in 2019–2020 Business Plan

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are focusing on understanding and regulating distributed ledger technology (DLT) and its related components. The Canadian securities regulatory agency included a section on DLT and crypto assets in its Business Plan 2019–2022 that was published on July 13. The CSA’s business plan for 2018–2022 was

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Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon Now Support Workshops for DLT Startups

Major global firms Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon, have begun supporting a new blockchain accelerator program called Startup Studio, according to a press release on July 11.The companies are backing the program along with 20 other firms, including Ethereum Foundation and ETH Global, Stellar Foundation, crypto analytics firm Messari, and

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IOTA to Enter a New Partnership to Track Potentially Fatal Food Allergens With DLT

Non-profit blockchain organization IOTA Foundation has teamed up with digital food safety management firm Primority to track food allergens via blockchain, IOTA tweeted on June 20.The new partnership aims to reduce risks associated with potentially fatal food allergens, targeting 220 million people with food allergy worldwide, as IOTA noted

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Think Tank Tells Swiss National Bank to Launch Swiss Franc Token, Embrace DLT

Switzerland’s national bank should work with large industry players to develop a Swiss franc token, according to a report by the Avenir Suisse think tank on June 4.Avenir Suisse is an independent privately funded think tank, with a yearly budget of reportedly 5 million Swiss francs ($5 million).Despite the opportunities

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Russian State-Owned Holding Giant Proposes to Apply DLT in All Gov’t Data Systems

Russian state-owned holding conglomerate Rostec proposed a roadmap on applying blockchain in all the governmental data systems, local financial newspaper Kommersant reports on May 24.An institution under Rostec has reportedly developed a blockchain roadmap worth up to 85 billion rubles ($1.3 billion) that claims to provide an economic impact

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Maltese Government Awards 19 Blockchain Scholarships Using DLT Fund

The Maltese government has awarded 19 students blockchain scholarships worth a total of 160,000 euro ($179,000), local publication the Malta Independent reports May 23.The scholarships were granted by Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, using the $351,000 scholarship fund that was set up by

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Luxury Fashion Brand Alyx to Use Iota’s DLT for Supply Chain Tracking

Luxury fashion brand Alyx intends to use Iota’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) for supply chain tracking, cryptocurrency news outlet The Block reports on May 15.Per the report, Iota’s system will be implemented in partnership with global manufacturing company Avery Dennison to allow Alyx’s customers to have full insight into

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Polish-UK Blockchain Company Billon awarded €2 million euro from EU to build DLT Document System

Billon Digital Services, a fully owned subsidiary of Billon Group in the UK, has been awarded a whopping €2 million from the European Commission under Phase 2 of the SME Instrument, part of the Horizon 2020 framework program. The company plans to complete the build and commercialisation of its B4TDM

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