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German Government Consults Industry About Blockchain Technology

The German government is consulting companies and industry groups that could become stakeholders in the country’s blockchain development, Reuters reports on Feb. 18.The unnamed companies and groups have reportedly been invited to supply recommendations from this week onwards. Reuters also cites unspecified government sources saying that it is still unclear

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Spanish City Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

The government of the Spanish city of Aragon has allocated over 12 million euros ($13 million) for the development of “Industry 4.0,” which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. The news was announced by local news outlet La Vanguardia on Feb. 12.The funds —  the amount

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In Industry First, Crypto Asset Manager Morgan Creek Raises Money from Pension Funds

The $40 million investment fund of Morgan Creek will major focus on crypto investments along with other blockchain startups and token-based projects.On Tuesday, February 12, Morgan Creek became the first company in the crypto sector to secure massive funding from pension funds, reports Bloomberg. Two separate pension funds of Virginia’s Fairfox County

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Maltese Financial Regulator Issues Cybersecurity Consultation for Blockchain Industry

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has issued a consultation on cybersecurity, associated with new technologies such as blockchain, the agency tweeted on Feb. 8.In a consultation document called “Guidance Notes on Cybersecurity,” the MFSA suggested that the agency’s cybersecurity system should comply with international standards, including guidelines by the

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Russian Startup Develops Blockchain Solution for the Diamond Industry

Russian Startup Develops Blockchain Solution for the Diamond Industry January 31, 2019 by Vladimir Litvinov A Russian startup backed by the country’s education and science ministry has come up with a blockchain-based technology for tracing diamonds’ production and supply chain. According to local news reports, it is also planning a diamond-backed

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Professionalism in Crypto Needed, Gemini is Setting Industry Standards

This week, prominent U.S.-based crypto exchange Gemini revealed it had become the first-ever cryptocurrency exchange and custodian to successfully complete a System and Organization Controls (SOC 2) for Service Organizations Type 1 examination.The SOC 2 examination was conducted by “Big Four” auditor Deloitte & Touche LLP, and helps cement Gemini’s

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