Tag Archives: Blockchain

Opera Releases ‘Web 3-Ready’ Android Browser With Ethereum, DApp Support

Opera has launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android, with crypto wallet integration, support for Ethereum (ETH) and interactions with decentralized applications (DApps). The launch was announced at the Hard Fork Decentralized event in London Dec. 13, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Charles Hamel, product manager of Opera Crypto, has outlined that the new product… Read More »

France: Gov’t Report Recommends $570 Million Blockchain Investment

French political deputies want to spend €500 million (about $569 million) on state-level blockchain deployments over the next three years, local daily news outlet Les Echos reported Dec. 12. Citing a report published Wednesday, the publication said both blockchain and cryptocurrency interaction was high on the agenda of two members of parliament (MP), who are pushing the initiative… Read More »

Swift CEO To Step Down After 7 Years at The Helm

Swift CEO, Gottfried Leibbrandt, notified the organization’s 25-member board that he wished to step down from his position by June next year. His departure in 2019 will mark a 7 year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of the global financial services provider. Mr. Leibbrandt joined the organization back in July 2012. The CEO went on to summarize… Read More »

Hyperledger Onboards 12 New Members Including Alibaba Cloud, Deutsche Telekom and Citi

Hyperledger has onboarded 12 new members, including such major firms as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, and Deutsche Telekom, according to an announcement published on Dec. 11. Launched in 2016, Hyperledger is an open source project created by the Linux Foundation and created to support the development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. The new members were announced at the Hyperledger Global… Read More »

Report: Court Ruling to Return Mistakenly Sent Cryptocurrency Could Set Precedent

A Dec. 12 Business Law Blog post from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law notes possible repercussions for lost and stolen crypto claims following a case in a Canadian trial court earlier this year. In the post, SAFE Frankfurt researcher Grygoriy Pustovit notes the case of Copytrack Pte Ltd v Wall. The superior trial court of British… Read More »

Major Ethereum Software Client Upgrades in Preparation for Constantinople Hard Fork

The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople upgrade appears to be proceeding as planned, as a widely used Ethereum software client has published new code that includes a Constantinople activation time on GitHub Dec. 11. The post reads that Geth, which stands for Go Ethereum, v1.8.20 is a special release that will “finally” enable the Constantinople hard fork on the Ethereum… Read More »

Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner

A Canadian court has decided that a sum of mistakenly transferred cryptocurrency should be returned to its rightful owner, according to a report from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law published Dec. 12. A superior trial court of British Columbia found that Ethereum (ETH) tokens, which were mistakenly sent by the plaintiff, blockchain startup Copytrack, to the… Read More »

Russian Deputy Prime Minister: Draft Crypto Legislation Won’t Be ‘Significantly’ Edited

Maxim Akimov, the deputy prime minister of Russia, announced that the authors of Russia’s draft cryptocurrency legislation were not planning on making any changes to the bill. His statement was reported by Russian information agency Finmarket, which specializing on the financial and commodity markets, on Dec. 11. The bill “On Digital Financial Assets” — approved by Russia’s parliament,… Read More »

IBM Research Teams up With Agritech Firm to Boost African Agribusiness with Blockchain

IBM Research has teamed up with United States-based agriculture tech firm Hello Tractor to boost the African agriculture industry with blockchain. The partnership was described in a Dec. 11 blog post on IBM’s official website. According to the post, the IBM Research division in Kenya is working with Hello Tractor’s developers in order to apply various tools and… Read More »

Samsung Could Be Developing a Bitcoin (BTC) and Crypto Wallet App for The Galaxy S10

News reaching Ethereum World News from The Block and SamMobile.com indicate that the giant electronics and smart-phone manufacturer of Samsung, might be working on integrating a Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency wallet into its unreleased Galaxy S10 device. According to SamMobile, Samsung’s new cryptocurrency service will have two parts: A cold wallet for saving cryptocurrency, public and private keys… Read More »