Rhode Island General Assembly introduces blockchain bill

The Rhode Island General Assembly has introduced a bill, called the Rhode Island Economic Growth Blockchain Act, which aims at encouraging the state’s economy by ensuring that its regulations are friendly to blockchain innovators and providing a comprehensive regulatory technology sandbox.

欧洲杯买彩票The Rhode Island Economic Growth Blockchain Act revolves around four main areas: an economic growth blockchain act; setting regulations for the sale of hemp; regulation of virtual and digital...

Kaspersky unveils new blockchain-based voting machine – reports

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Kaspersky Lab has introduced a voting machine based on Polys, a blockchain-based online voting system.

Kaspersky’s new voting machine would work like distributed ledger technology wherein the votes would be encrypted and the link between the voters would be verified, after which they will be able to confirm their vote that has been recorded on the blockchain.

The new system would aim to help reduce the possibility of fraud by verifying voters, as they would be able to...

Tech Mahindra and Telangana government launch blockchain accelerator program

India-based IT service firm Tech Mahindra has launched an inaugural accelerator program called T-Block Accelerator for Telangana Blockchain District in partnership with the state government and IBC Media, an innovation management firm.

According to the company, the initiative is focused on startups that have a strong blockchain use case, boosting the growth of startups and contributing to overall industry growth.

欧洲杯买彩票With the help of this initiative, Tech Mahindra will...

Australia to ramp up blockchain efforts with new government roadmap

欧洲杯买彩票The Australian Government has put together a roadmap document suggesting how the country can capitalise from blockchain technologies in five years’ time.

欧洲杯买彩票The document outlines various areas where blockchain technologies could benefit Australia. For instance, product counterfeiting and substitution cost the Australian food and wine industry more than AU$1.68 billion in 2017 alone. Overall, the roadmap advocates use cases around data redundancy, information transparency, data...

Chinese courts are increasingly using blockchain to help settle legal cases

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According to a report from Xinhua news agency, smart courts in China are increasingly making use of a number of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain in order to settle millions of pending legal cases. 

欧洲杯买彩票The report also highlighted the fact that more than 3.1m litigation activities in China from March to October were settled through the blockchain and AI-powered smart internet courts. 

What happens in these ‘courts of the future’ is...

Uruguay and Liechtenstein make moves in blockchain adoption for government use cases

欧洲杯买彩票More governmental murmurings are afoot when it comes to blockchain deployments, with Uruguay and Liechtenstein, two countries with previous in this field, announcing new initiatives.

The Uruguay Digital Party is entering into an agreement with blockchain platform provider Aeternity to build a system whereby blockchain technology could be used for internal voting and ‘optimise the participation processes of citizens.’

“The application of democratic governance that...

Janak Kalaria, ICF: On getting the processes right in integrating blockchain for governments

Blockchain technology has the potential to change a variety of industries through its transparency and security. With one eye on the leaks, misinformation and skulduggery enveloping the UK right now, government is a key example of an industry ripe for change.

Like many other industries, it is not merely a case of flicking a switch; the various bulwarks have to be broken down, initially through pilots and tests, before moving to greater rollouts.

Plenty of initiatives...

New Jersey brings blockchain task force programme into law

欧洲杯买彩票Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, has signed two bills which would bring about a blockchain initiative task force into law.

The bills, 2297 and A5111, will establish the New Jersey Blockchain Initiative Task Force and create the Innovation District Designation Program respectively.

欧洲杯买彩票The task force will not only just be focusing on blockchain technology alone, but will also highlight the opportunities and risks associated with use of blockchain and distributed...

Canadian city to allow Bitcoin payments through Coinberry collaboration

欧洲杯买彩票Canadian digital currency platform Coinberry has started negotiations with the City of Richmond Hill in Canada in order to provide a cryptocurrency payment processing solution. This comes after the council voted last week in favour of entering into an agreement with Coinberry, to provide an option for property tax payment in Bitcoin for residents and businesses of the City of Richmond Hill.

欧洲杯买彩票This announcement also marks Coinberry’s second municipal partnership within six months,...

Voatz raises $7 million to help push mobile blockchain voting platform

欧洲杯买彩票Massachusetts-based voting and citizen engagement platform Voatz has accumulated a total of $7 million (£5.53m) in its latest series A fundraising round. The fundraiser - led by Medici Ventures and Techstars - will help Voatz to boost the accessibility and usability of its technology and expand its security footprint, as the company launches new pilot programmes with states, cities, and international jurisdictions.

The Voatz platform, which uses biometrics, encryption, and...