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Oxfam Partners With Tech Firms to Test Dai’s Use in Disaster Aid

International charity organization Oxfam has partnered with Australian tech startup Sempo and blockchain company ConsenSys to test stablecoin Dai’s (DAI) suitability for aid in regions suffering from natural disasters, local news outlet Micky reported on June 17.The parties launched a philanthropic initiative dubbed UnBlocked Cash with the support of

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Malaysia Launches Work Visa Program for Blockchain Tech Professionals

Malaysia has launched a work visa program targeting tech freelancers that addresses a demand for blockchain capable talens, local news outlet the Star reported on June 18.The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) — a government-owned organization that oversees the tech sector — blockchain organization Nem Foundation and job marketplace

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Phillipine Government Tech Department Signs Deal With Blockchain Firm

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) of the Philippine government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with U.S.-based blockchain firm Monsoon Blockchain Storage, according to a report by GMA News Online on June 19.The MoA reportedly stipulates that Monsoon is to act as a blockchain consultant

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JPMorgan Seeking to Hire Bitcoin Tech Experts, Sees Bitcoin Futures ‘Understated’

Photo: ShutterstockControversial Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase has been swinging its opinion on cryptocurrencies with time. With its chief Jamie Dimon criticizing cryptocurrencies heavily to the bank launching its native crypto token JPM Coin, it has come a long way.The latest report from The Block suggests that JPMorgan

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Canadian University Offers Graduate Training in Blockchain Tech

Canadian-based University of British Columbia (UBC) has announced a blockchain and distributed ledger technology training program for master’s and PhD students. UBC announced the development in a press release on June 11.The training path is reportedly designed to build competency around blockchain tech, and is focused on its application

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Tech Startup Fluree Raises Nearly $5 Million in Seed Round for Blockchain Database

North Carolina-based Fluree has raised $4.7 million in its first funding round for the company’s blockchain-based database system, according to a report by Tech Crunch on June 3.The firm’s blockchain database product, FlureeDB, purports to be “an immutable, time-ordered blockchain database” according to its documentation. Additionally, users can reportedly

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Blockchain Tech Used by Enterprises at Risk of Becoming Obsolete Within 18 Months

Research firm Gartner has warned that 90% of the blockchain technology used by enterprises will need to be replaced within the next 18 months, tech site ITPro reported on June 3.The company’s senior research director, Adrian Lee, said the industry’s fragmented nature means the technology implemented by some companies is at risk

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