Italian Copyright Authority and Algorand Develop Blockchain Ecosystem for Copyright Management

Italian Society of Authors and Publishers teamed up with Algorand to develop a new ecosystem for copyright management based on blockchain technology.

The Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) has teamed up with Algorand to develop a new ecosystem for copyright management, based on Algorand’s recently launched blockchain platform. Read more

EOS-Based Social Media Platform Voice Announces Beta Launch

Voice, a social media platform developed by EOS creator Block.One, announced that it will launch in beta on Feb. 14, 2020.

Voice, the social media platform first unveiled by EOS creator Block.One in June, announced that it will launch in beta on Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — in 2020. Voice announced the beta launch date in a blog post published by the project on Dec. 5. The firm also promises that it will share its progress with the community as the development goes on.  Read more

Ghana Joins the Bandwagon — Plans for CBDC, Still Wary of Crypto

Ghana is maintaining a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies despite its central bank’s plans to launch a CBDC pilot in 2020.

Ghana is maintaining a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies despite its central bank’s plans to launch a digital currency in the new year. Over the past five years, the West African country has become the fastest-growing mobile money market on the continent. The burgeoning number of mobile money users is proof that digitized payments systems are providing a means for people to become financially active. Read more

Ex Italy’s Economy Minister on ‘Transition From Old Coins to New Coins’

Former Italian minister of economy and finance spoke to Cointelegraph about his vision of the future economy and crypto’s part in it.

During the Code4Future conference, the first event in Italy dedicated to the concept of open innovation held at the Talent Garden in Rome, the former Minister of Economy and Finance Giulio Tremonti — currently president of Aspen Institute Italia — expressed his thoughts regarding the future of digital payments and the advent of cryptocurrencies. Read more

Report: ‘Blockchain Is A Rapidly Maturing Technology in China’

According to a report by Forkast Insights, the research arm of Asia-based Forkast, blockchain is a rapidly maturing technology in China, “far beyond the experimental stage.”

Forkast Insights, the research arm of Asia-based Forkast, took an in-depth, comprehensive look at how blockchain technology is integrated in China. Read more

Ukraine Passes Law on Money Laundering With Crypto Policy Based on FATF

The Ukrainian government approves the final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers per FATF guidelines.

The Ukranian government has approved the final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs) per FATF guidelines. Read more

Brazil’s Tax Authority Fines Those Who Fail to Declare Bitcoin and Crypto

Brazil’s tax authority has implemented a new tax code that fines taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin and crypto transactions.

Brazil’s tax agency, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), published a new tax code that specifies fines for taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency transactions. Read more

Blockchain and 3D Printing Are Reinventing Aerospace Supply Chains

Blockchain takes to the skies as aerospace companies begin to make use of blockchain and 3D printing to streamline their supply chains.

Blockchain, like many other emerging technologies, is enthusiastically touted as a solution to many of the world’s problems. Perhaps because of its relation to cryptocurrency or the narrative prophecies that surround them both, blockchain draws both criticism and praise from a staggering array of sectors. Read more

Bank for International Settlements Exec Shows New Fondness for CBDCs

General manager at the BIS Agustin Carstens seems to have changed his negative stance towards CBDCs, now saying that such currencies could open up new possibilities.

General manager at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Agustin Carstens seems to have changed his negative stance towards central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), now stating that such currencies could open up new possibilities. Read more