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General Motors’ Finance Arm Joins Blockchain Data Security Initiative

United States automotive giant General Motors (GM) has become the latest member to join blockchain startup Spring Labs’ partner project to enhance data security, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 11.GM, which has experimented with the technology before, will join the Spring Founding Industry Partners (SPIF) Program, which

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Ripple Expanded University Blockchain Research Initiative Network

Enterprise blockchain solutions provider Ripple expanded its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) network by adding another eleven universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil. UBRI was launched by Ripple in June 2018 with 17 universities as launch partners to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency

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Ripple Expands Blockchain University Initiative With Partners in US, China & Singapore

Ripple has announced the latest new partners in its global University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), which include universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil. The development was announced in a press release published Feb. 7.As reported, Ripple launched UBRI in June 2018  to support academic research, technical development

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UAE Launches Blockchain Initiative to Process 50% of Govt. Transactions by 2021

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here.The government of the United Arab Emirates has unveiled two national initiatives focusing on strengthening the position of the country globally in emerging technologies such as blockchain

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Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention

The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail Bloc co-founder Nov. 15.ICE is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S, the

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Blockchain Nodes for Vehicle Microcontrollers: Infineon and XAIN Announce a Joint Research & Development Initiative

Infineon Technologies and XAIN will work together on the implementation of blockchain technology for the automotive sector. The Munich-based semiconductor manufacturer and the Berlin start-up signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the first Infineon Automotive Cybersecurity Forum in Munich, thus moving closer to integrate XAIN technology directly into Infineon microcontrollers.

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Monero Launches Initiative to Combat Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Earlier this week, the Monero (XMR) community announced the launch of a new website that aims to educate users on cleaning up crypto-jacking malware and ransomware. Easing Malware Victims’ Confusion and Frustration The ease of mining and privacy of Monero are standout features for the coin. However, the features attract bad actors who

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Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

Decentralized lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network will manage the Sustainable Development Goals Impact Fund (SDG Impact Fund) within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals initiative, according to a press release published September 21.The Sustainable Development Goals is an international program focused on bringing a “better and more sustainable future

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Intel, Software Multinational SAP Partner on Enterprise Blockchain Development Initiative

Intel and software multinational company SAP have announced that they are joining forces to address “gaps in the market” for solutions that power enterprise blockchain systems, according to an official Intel post September 4.Intel and SAP write that their 25-year collaboration on enterprise infrastructure platforms has recently expanded to encompass

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