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Air France pilots blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system

With travel and tourism being one of the hardest-hit industries by the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns, several stakeholders are increasingly prioritizing digital and contactless solutions.In this vein, Air France has partnered with MedAire, SGS, International SOS, and the International Chamber of Commerce to test a blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system.Beginning from March

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Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19

The new applications and measures being implemented by public health authorities across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked debate over how to balance biosurveillance with individuals' right to the privacy of their personal information.In California, the Collaborative Charter Services Organization, which provides administrative support services to public charter schools,

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Robinhood ordeal shows broken system and importance of regulation, crypto industry execs say

Over the past few days, a number of stocks, such as GameStop (GME) and AMC Entertainment (AMC), have risen dramatically in price, reportedly in line with attention from Reddit users buying in the face of selling pressure from big players. Popular trading platform Robinhood subsequently began restricting customers’ ability to

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Huobi Global Connects to European Banking System via UK’s BCB Group

Regulated crypto payment services firm BCB Group has partnered with Huobi Global to help the Seychelles-based exchange giant connect its trading desks to the banking system in the U.K. and Europe.Announced Tuesday, customers of Huobi’s over-the-counter (OTC) platform will be able to settle transactions instantly in euros and pounds (GBP)

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Mitsubishi and Tokyo Tech create blockchain system for P2P energy trading

Mitsubishi Electric has teamed up with researchers from the prestigious Japanese university, Tokyo Tech, to jointly design a blockchain-based trading system that can support more flexible, peer-to-peer energy trading.Announced on Jan. 18, the new system is intended to support the efficient use of surplus electricity that is generated from renewable

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