Kaspersky unveils new blockchain-based voting machine – reports

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欧洲杯买彩票Kaspersky Lab has introduced a voting machine based on Polys, a blockchain-based online voting system.

欧洲杯买彩票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.

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

China blockchain investments fell sharply in 2019 – but hope for ‘healthier development’ ahead

China’s blockchain startups saw cumulative funding to the tune of just under $3.5 billion in 2019, according to a new report.

The study, from Xinhua Finance and Rhino Data, found that a total of 245 investments had taken place with a total figure of approximately 24 billion yuan ($3.48bn, £2.66bn). The volume of investments, as well as the money raised, represent a roughly 50% decrease from 2018. The report notes hope for healthier development in 2020 with more rational capital...

MPC Alliance launches to further multi-party computation message

Consortia are increasingly being seen as the way forward when it comes to true consensus across adoption of blockchain technologies – and the newly-launched MPC Alliance can be seen as the latest example.

The Alliance, which makes its public debut at the Blockchain Expo North America event today, focuses on ‘improving the security and privacy of personal and professional data through the application of privacy-preserving secure multi-party computation (MPC)’, in the...

How blockchain could be used for traceability: Watermarking data in time, place and identity

欧洲杯买彩票Opinion Blockchain has been one of the most widely discussed technologies in recent years, since its first application acting as a platform for the transaction of Bitcoin. Since then, the revolutionary technology that touts decentralisation of data has been applied to a number of industries for its element of trust as it is not native to one location or computer, exists publicly and each transaction is verifiable.

Despite a prediction from Global Analyst House Forrester in 2018,...

How IBM is looking long-term to enable a business as usual blockchain future

At the recent Blockchain Expo Europe event in Amsterdam, several of the use cases presented focused on particular industries, from FMCG, to finance, to automotive. Yet to truly understand blockchain technologies – as these examples all proved – you have to go beyond an industry-centric mindset and paint a fuller picture.

IBM, who had an extensive presence at the event, had its own automotive example it was showcasing, through its work with Vinturas. Using IBM’s blockchain,...

Q&A: Steve Davies, PwC: On creating value through blockchain amid uncertainties

欧洲杯买彩票“Is your business ready for blockchain?” asks PwC on its portal page, adding: “The most exciting thing about blockchain is that its true potential is still unknown.”

欧洲杯买彩票If you’re not ready, then the consultancy giant is more than ready to help, offering expertise across cryptocurrencies and payments, smart contracts, DLT assurance, the supply chain, as well as identity and security. Earlier this month it was reported that PwC was testing blockchain technology for...

How Papilio Services is aiming to help Malta solidify its ‘blockchain island’ billing

Last May, The Block reported on a new initiative focusing on utilising blockchain technologies for public transport infrastructure in Malta. The country, as this publication put it, “appears to be one step ahead of many other countries in the race to implement blockchain.”

Yet there is far more to the Mediterranean island than meets the eye. Its location and strategy has made it a viable venue for many stakeholders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency field. Indeed,...

INATBA aims to provide ‘predictable, transparent, trust-based framework’ for blockchain

The International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), comprising more than 100 organisations across the distributed ledger technology ecosystem, has launched with the goal of ‘developing a predictable, transparent, and trust-based global framework.’

欧洲杯买彩票The launch, which took place at the European Commission headquarters, revealed strong support from various stakeholders across the ecosystem. Alongside the Commission, some of the firms that had joined the...

Swiss Federal Council starts blockchain consultation process

The Federal Council of Switzerland has started consultation on adaptation of federal law for blockchain development. The initiative intends to eliminate obstacles for distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based applications, limiting risks of misuse and increase legal certainty, thus improving the regulatory framework in the country’s DLT sector, especially in the field of finance.

欧洲杯买彩票The Council had adopted a report on the legal bodywork for both the blockchain and DLT in the...

IBM to work with French National Council of Clerks to deploy blockchain technology

欧洲杯买彩票IBM, along with the French National Council of Clerks (NCC) have successfully developed a blockchain-based commercial court solution dedicated to the clerks of commercial courts' commercial and corporate registry.

欧洲杯买彩票The blockchain network will be used from 2019 by the Clerks operating in commercial courts across the nation, which will add transparency and bring efficiency through improved management of legal transactions associated with the lifecycle of organisations. The network...