Seoul’s Artbloc to Offer High-End Art Using Blockchain-Based Fractional Ownership

A Korean start-up will be fractionally selling two works by David Hockney in September. Gangnam, Seoul-based Artbloc this month acquired Focus Moving, 2018 and Pictured Gathering with Mirror, 2018. It will be issuing 8,500 tokens for the former and 5,000 for the latter and offering the tokens during an event to be held at Lounge […]

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These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It

Summa co-founder James Prestwich wants to bridge the great divide: bitcoin vs. ethereum. Now his firm is teaming up with fellow blockchain startup Keep to launch the Cross-Chain Working Group, which aims to create a protocol for using bitcoin on ethereum-based systems. The group hosted its first meeting on Thursday with more than 40 participants, […]

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South Korea’s Shinhan Brokerage to Offer Blockchain-Based Securities Lending

Shinhan Financial Investment will soon be offering peer-to-peer (P2P) stock lending via the blockchain. When the new service is introduced this year, individuals will be able to borrow and lend securities with other individuals directly, rather than going through an intermediary. The Economic News and other local Korean media reported the news. Securities lending and borrowing transactions are […]

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Longenesis Brings South Korean Medical Records to the Blockchain

Longenesis has concluded two new partnerships in South Korea. According to the Riga, Latvia-based, Hong Kong-incorporated company, it will be providing its medical-consent platform-as-a-service to Hanshin Medipia Medical Center and Infinity Care. That brings to four the number of business relationships it has in South Korea, currently the company’s primary market of focus. Longenesis, which […]

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Italy Announces 30 Experts to Lead National Blockchain Strategy

The Italian government has published a list of 30 experts brought together to develop the nation’s blockchain strategy. The Ministry of Economic Development published the list on Thursday, revealing a pool of expertise across areas such as business, academic research, computer science and law – of course, all with knowledge and experience of blockchain tech. […]

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Iranian Official Believes Blockchain Can Drive Economic Growth

According to an Iranian official, the integration of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies could provide a much-needed boost to the country’s economy, per reports on the Tehran Times. Alireza Daliri, a Deputy for Management Development and Resources at the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, stated that blockchain technology could provide Iran with a platform to […]

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Apple Patent Filing Hints at Blockchain Use

A new patent application from U.S. electronics giant Apple points to the potential use of blockchain within a prospective system for creating and verifying timestamps. In an application released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple details a program able to certify timestamps by combining aspects of blockchain technology with Public Key […]

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