February 14, 2018 7:52 PM The recently created FinTech Programme at the South African Reserve Bank is testing the waters for an Ethereum-based blockchain integration. On February 13, 2018, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) issued a statement regarding the three primary objectives of its FinTech Programme. First, the program will seek...
The proliferation of artificial intelligence  (AI) technologies continues to march onwards as AI becomes a globally established industry. However, these billions of dollars in AI revenue are rarely seen by those working at the lower end of the AI workforce. Dbrain, a new Blockchain platform, allows anyone with a...
February 12, 2018 8:42 PM Over the weekend, a piece of malware embedded in software designed to help those with difficulty reading led to thousands of websites mining cryptocurrency, some of which were operated by government organizations. On February 11, 2018, thousands of websites became infected with malware designed to hijack...
Distributed ledgers can be used to record different kinds of data. While most efforts focus on the financial sector right now, there are plenty of other use cases for blockchain as well. Recording marriages on a distributed ledger is an option well worth exploring as of right now. Especially...
A pair of architects from two of China’s largest tech firms are setting up a blockchain technology-focused academy in China to foster the next generation of FinTech talent. Alibaba's ex-chief architect, Jianxiang Mo, will team up with the former chief architect from Baidu, Haiyang Xu, to co-found a blockchain technology...
February 8, 2018 11:23 PM It was discovered that, thanks to a new piece of malware, some Android devices and televisions in Asia have been mining Monero unbeknownst to users. On February 6, 2018, Chinese cybersecurity lab Netlab 360 detailed a newly discovered piece of malicious mining software. The latest worm in...
February 6, 2018 10:57 PM A leading European energy trading company is hoping that blockchain technology will allow it to keep up with increasing demand and process trades that are currently too small for its consideration. Vattenfall AB, one of Europe's leading energy trading firms, is reportedly struggling to keep up...
A group sanctioned by lawmakers in Illinois has released a report on its findings regarding government application of blockchain technology. Published on January 31, 2018, an anticipated "Illinois Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Task Force Final Report to the General Assembly" extolls the virtues of blockchain systems for governments, while acknowledging...
On Thursday, Enel strongly countered rumors that it would seek to provide its services to cryptocurrency miners. Following reports that Italian power company Enel SpA was engaged in talks to provide electricity to a cryptocurrency mining outfit, the company expressed that it "has no interest whatsoever" in doing so. On February...
Pony Ma is very excited about the promise of blockchain technology, and the company he runs, Tencent, has jumped head first into the space. Ma Huateng, or "Pony Ma" as the CEO and Chairman of Chinese internet giant Tencent is popularly known, is enthusiastic about blockchain technology, and several projects...