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Bitwise Asset Management Files Application For Bitcoin ETF

San Francisco-based Bitwise Asset Management, which provides crypto asset index and beta funds, has filed an initial registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a new physically-held bitcoin (BTC-USD) exchange-traded fund (ETF). Bitcoin ETF The proposed Bitcoin ETF would track the Bitwise Bitcoin Total Return

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NASA Publishes Proposal for Air Traffic Management Blockchain Based on HyperLedger

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has proposed an air traffic management blockchain, according to a paper published on the agency’s official website on Jan. 10.The proposed system would employ an open-source permissioned blockchain to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services. The document

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German State Bank KfW Tests Blockchain App for Public Finance Management in Burkina Faso

Germany’s major state-owned bank KfW and Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Finance will test a blockchain application for use in public financial management, according to a statement posted Monday, Dec. 17.KfQ, ranked in 2017 as the country’s third largest bank by total assets, had also previously signed an agreement with the

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Financial Watchdog Warns Two Banks Over Poor Crypto Transaction Management

A South Korean financial authority has warned two major domestic banks about their lack of management of cryptocurrency transactions and anti-money laundering (AML) regulation, local online media outlet The Daily reports Dec. 4.The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has reviewed Kookmin Bank and Nonghyup Bank and found “unreasonable elements related to

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National Swiss Railway Operator Completes Pilot of Blockchain ID Management System

The national railway company of Switzerland has completed a proof of concept (PoC) of a “self-sovereign” blockchain-based identity management system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) product was developed by Linum Labs, a Switzerland-based firm focused on building decentralized systems, deploying Ethereum-based identity management protocol

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Consulting Company Accenture Deploys DLT Platform for Software License Management

Global management consultancy firm Accenture has deployed a distributed ledger (DLT) platform created to manage and track software licenses, a press release reveals Monday, Nov. 12.To develop the solution for software management, Accenture has partnered with Digital Assets, a U.S.-based company providing DLT products for financial institutions. The new app

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Deloitte Partners With Startup for Gov’t-Level Blockchain Identity Management

“Big Four” accounting firm Deloitte has partnered with identity management company Attest Inc. to develop a blockchain-based digital identity system, according to a press release published Nov. 5.Chicago-based Attest is an identity management company that offers a shared identity platform enabling its clients to conduct transactions, wherein its governmental customers

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Air Canada Plans To Use Blockchain For Travel Management

Credit: Air CanadaAir Canada (ACDVF) has partnered with Swiss start-up Winding Tree on a blockchain-based, decentralized open-source travel distribution platform. Winding Tree is developing this platform for travel distribution to provide greater access to inventory directly from suppliers. Canada’s Largest Domestic Airline Bullish on Blockchain Air Canada plans to integrate Winding Tree’s

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Oracle Releases Suite of Blockchain-Based Software for Supply Chain Management

Software development company Oracle Corp. has released a suite of blockchain-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications based on its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, according to an announcement published Oct. 23. The new product is purportedly designed to improve traceability and transparency throughout supply chains.Oracle is an American corporation founded in 1977, and

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