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CDU and CSU Union to Integrate Blockchain Into Public Services

In Germany, the CDU and CSU Union wants to integrate blockchain technology into public services, Cointelegraph Deutschland reported on June 25.The CDU and CSU Union represents the centre-right Christian democratic political alliance of two parties in Germany, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria

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Blockchain Credit Union Consortium to Use R3’s Corda for Cross-Border Payments Product

CULedger, a blockchain consortium and credit union service organization (CUSO), has chosen enterprise software firm R3’s Corda blockchain to underpin its forthcoming cross-border payments product. The news was reported by fintech news outlet Finextra on May 21.As reported, CULedger joined the R3 global blockchain ecosystem in December 2018.The blockchain

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Bitcoin-Western Union Drug Sellers Nailed in NY, First BTC Money Laundering Case Recorded in Area

Another criminal use case of Bitcoin on the dark web is brought to light, this time in New York, Manhattan Earlier this week, a District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan published a press release, detailing a case of Bitcoin money laundering by drug dealers that used both crypto and Western Union

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Western Union Partners With E-Wallet Coins.ph for Cross-Border Remittances

American financial services company The Western Union Company has partnered with Philippines-based e-wallet provider Coins.ph to enable Filipinos to conduct cross-border money transfers. The development was announced in a press release published on April 3.Within the collaboration, Western Union will purportedly integrate the Coins.ph blockchain-based platform into its cross-border

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105 Organizations Announce Commitment to New Blockchain Association INATBA Created by the European Union

105 organizations representing the full distributed ledger technology (DLT) ecosystem announced their commitment to a new platform, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), which is created by the European union in support of the DLT technologies and their integration in public and private sectors. INATBA was conceived to bring

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European Union Launches International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications

The European Union announced the launch of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) on its official website on April 3.According to a Cointelegraph representative who attended today’s ceremony at the European Commission in Brussels, the more than 100 members who have signed the charter include IBM, Accenture

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Western Union Joins Stellar Partner Thunes to Use Blockchain to Speed Up Transfers

Western Union, a world leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has teamed up with Thunes,  formally known as TransferTo, a company that previously partnered with Stellar.org to further enhance the way in which money is transferred across borders with its distributed ledger. Facilitating value to move across borders and directly between

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Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers

Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. The development was announced in an official press release published on March 21.Thunes is the latterly rebranded trading name of TransferTo — a cross-border payments

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Asia Pacific Conservative Union Launches Blockchain Ecosystem to Fight Authoritarianism

Two executives from the Asia Pacific Conservative Union (APCU) have launched the Liberty Ecosystem, a blockchain-based network designed to fight authoritarianism, a press release shared with Cointelegraph reveals on March 2.The co-founders of the project are APCU chairman, Jikido "Jay" Aeba, and CEO and co-founder of the organization, Yasu

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