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Ho Chi Minh City to Develop Blockchain Regulations for Smart Cities

“In June 2019, Automotive giant China Wanxiang Holding partnered with blockchain-based tech firm PlatOn to develop a smart city in Hangzhou” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Ho Chi Minh City will develop a blockchain-oriented regulatory framework for the development of smart cities. Earlier this year, a project at the University of Nevada, Reno announced it was developing a new blockchain-based autonomous vehicle smart city project.As a major technology that is expected to improve the transparency, speed and immutability of records, blockchain has been increasingly implemented in smart city projects globally.The…

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Gaming Rewards Firm Partners With Blockchain-Based Streaming Platform DLive

“United States blockchain-based rewards and marketing company Refereum has announced its latest partnership with decentralized streaming platform DLive to reward gamers for creating and watching content” writes Joeri Cant for cointelegraph.com. DLive is reportedly the first blockchain-powered streaming service to join the Refereum platform, alongside Twitch and Mixer. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Indian University Students Create Blockchain-Based System for Online Voting

“A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables voters to cast their ballots online” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. However, Nir Kshetri, a professor of management at the University of North Carolina, questioned the readiness of blockchain technology for voting processes.Earlier in October, two counties in the United States announced that they will implement blockchain-based mobile voting in special elections in November 2019. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Blockchain Voting Systems — Can Democracy Rely on Them?

“However, to better understand the frailties of blockchain-based voting systems, Cointelegraph reached out to Barry Gitarts, one of the implementing developers of the voting decentralized application (DApp) for the Status network” writes Shiraz Jagati for cointelegraph.com. Lloyd then went on to add: Ivanitskiy also mentioned that this past September, a blockchain voting system was used for the city of Moscow’s parliamentary election.In his opinion, the question is not really about the reliability of blockchain-based voting systems in general but rather the transparency of the Voatz app itself.Ivanitskiy then added: It…

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Reward Token System Backed by Microsoft, Intel

“The EEA is a blockchain consortium with over 450 enterprise business members such as Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Santander, Accenture, ING, Intel and Cisco” writes Joeri Cant for cointelegraph.com. Intel’s blockchain program manager Michael Reed told Coindesk that there are three types of tokens — a reward token, a reputation token and a penalty token — adding: “It really can be applied to any consortium to incentivize teamwork. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Economic Dept. of Dubai Unveils Blockchain-Based Business Registry

“The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has announced its move to a blockchain-based unified business registry platform (UBRP)” writes Joeri Cant for cointelegraph.com. The Silicon Oasis Authority, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre have already joined the platform.The solution is hosted on the blockchain-as-a-service platform called Dubai Pulse, which is a joint initiative of Smart Dubai — Duba’s smart city initiative — and telecommunications firm du.According to a Saudi Gazette report on Oct. 7, the platform aims to improve the ease of doing business in Dubai…

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SIX Lining Up Investors for Its Blockchain-Based Exchange

“Swiss Digital Exchange (SDX), the blockchain-based platform of Swiss stock exchange SIX, is lining up companies by forming a consortium to invest in the upcoming initial digital offerings (IDO) of the platform” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. On one large level … we are looking at, say, four or five-ish large investors.The exchange, however, launched a prototype to test the features of the blockchain-based platform. “We are looking at a two-phased approach,” Kindle added. “As a first step, we are looking at an international consortium of investors.The key focus is…

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Animoca Brands to Develop Blockchain-Based MotoGP Manager Game

“Blockchain and artificial intelligence firm Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has entered into a partnership with sports management company Dorna Sports, S.L. to develop a blockchain-based MotoGP manager game” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Also this month, open-source blockchain platform Waves and blockchain game distribution platform The Abyss announced plans to launch a blockchain-based marketplace of digital goods and in-game items.Most recently, Naspers, the largest shareholder of Chinese Internet giant Tencent, participated in a $15 million investment in blockchain game developer Immutable.Companies have been actively experimenting with blockchain technology in the…

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Swiss University Fights Fake Diplomas With Blockchain Technology

“Gallen has chosen to partner with Swiss blockchain startup BlockFactory and will use its certification solution to create immutable diplomas that are registered on the Ethereum blockchain” writes Joeri Cant for cointelegraph.com. Similarly, the University of Bahrain announced that it was partnering with the startup Learning Machine to provide its blockchain diplomas at the beginning of 2019.In June, Cointelegraph reported that a Canadian tech institute also plans to issue blockchain-based diplomas to its next graduating class.Gallen in Switzerland is setting its sights on blockchain technology to fight fake diplomas, a…

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