DLT

The challenges with designing a CBDC, explained

An identity-based, meta-blockchain can achieve all three design goals of identity, privacy and programmability. While blockchain systems can be structurally decentralized, the operation itself can be very much centralized and sequential. The problem lies in how transactions cannot be processed in parallel — and multiple smart contracts cannot be operated simultaneously. A meta-blockchain that can …

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Eftpos reveals plans to power Australian smart cities with blockchain tech

Australia’s leading point-of-sale technology provider Eftpos Australia has revealed ambitious plans to roll out blockchain-powered autonomous vehicles and smart cities in Australia built using Hedera’s Hashgraph. Speaking on Tuesday as part of the Australian Blockchain Week, Robert Allen, deputy chair of Blockchain Australia and Eftpos’ entrepreneur in residence, discussed the firm’s intention to use distributed …

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Russia’s regulatory sandbox and the implementation of blockchain tech

The main challenge companies face when testing and implementing innovative technologies is the need to amend existing legislation. Developing and testing new products based on distributed ledger technology requires special conditions that are often inconsistent with existing regulations. The solution to this problem would be the introduction of a special “regulatory sandbox” regime. It means …

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12 of the biggest enterprise blockchain players of 2020

Enterprise blockchain started gaining traction in 2017 shortly after Bitcoin had reached its all-time high of nearly $20,000. Since then, enterprise blockchain has mainly been defined by private blockchain networks used by businesses for things such as supply chain management.  The enterprise blockchain space has changed quite a bit since 2017. For instance, 2020 has …

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Three Market Trends Fueled Enterprise DLT Adoption in 2020

After many years of investment, experimentation and infrastructure improvements, the intersection of three market trends are paving the way for enterprise adoption of public distributed networks: tokenization, decentralized finance (DeFi) and business logic moving to layer 2.  In 2020, it became ever more apparent that these trends, in addition to hard lessons learned from attempted …

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Bilateral Saudi, UAE Digital Currency Experiment Shows Benefits of Distributed Ledgers, Central Banks Say

The central banks of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have concluded a digital currency (CBDC) pilot, finding that distributed ledger technology can improve cross-border transactions and meet the demands of financial privacy in a purely digital context.  In a 93-page overview of the “Aber” project, the two central banks outlined the lessons …

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XRP Price Climbed 123% in 30 Days, Spark Token Airdrop Pushes Value Higher

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/387425″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”https://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/bitcoin-wallet-banner-11.png” alt width=”728″ height=”90″></a></div><strong>During the course of the week digital currency markets have seen colossal gains and one crypto asset, in particular, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/XRP” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>XRP</a>, has jumped significantly in value over the last seven days. The distributed ledger …

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BIS report suggests ‘embedded‘ monitoring tool for stablecoins

Facebook’s proposal for its digital currency, Libra, was a wake-up call for international regulatory agencies, finance ministries and central bankers. All these actors recognized that the company’s reach across its three platforms had the potential to accelerate adoption of a global stablecoin to an unprecedented extent. In a new paper from the Bank of International …

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Airbnb IPO Prospectus Says Future Success Means Adapting to Cryptocurrencies

Belarus’ Largest Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Service The largest bank in Belarus, Belarusbank, has reportedly begun providing a cryptocurrency exchange service, allowing customers to buy bitcoin using Visa cards. Belarusbank’s new cryptocurrency exchange service is in collaboration with bitcoin exchange service provider Whitebird, several local news outlets … read more. Bitpay Launches New Payroll Service …

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Hashgraph CTO expects blockchain interest to grow even bigger in 2021

In an interview with Cointelegraph, Hedera Hashgraph CTO Leemon Baird said that while interest in blockchain greatly increased in 2020, he expects much bigger things to come in 2021. Baird, who holds a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, explained that “the world as a whole looks at this industry as blockchain or DLT …

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