Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform...

Switzerland: Swiss Industry Set Up An Organisation to Set Standards for the Use of...

To facilitate the use of blockchain technology, Switzerland's leading players in finance, technology, science and law formed a new association together: the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA). The CMTA aims to develop open standards and working tools that...

China: China's State Council Orders Faster Blockchain Development

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China's State Council, the country's central administrative branch of government, has sent its highest-level order demanding that local authorities speed up blockchain technology development, it was revealed on Thursday. (Chinese) image via BCFocus

China: Baidu Launches its Own Blockchain Platform Totem

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Today, Baidu officially launched its own blockchain platform Totem, releasing the white paper at the same time. Odaily Planet Daily learned at the release site that Baidu Totem will build a content copyright chain based on Baidu Super Chain to solve problems such as high cost of copyright confirmation,...

China: Search Giant Baidu Is Launching a Blockchain Space Game

Chinese search giant Baidu revealed on Friday that it is launching a native blockchain game, just days after it revealed a proprietary platform called SuperChain. Dubbed Du Yuzhou – which means "The Universe" in literal translation – the game depicts a...

China:Nanjing Launches $1.5 Billion Blockchain Fund

Nanjing City has launched a 10 billion yuan blockchain investment fund to foster the token economy and public blockchain projects in China. The capital of Jiangsu province, China, together with Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance, a Beijing-based alliance formed by...

G​lobal: Mayo Clinic, UK Firm Sign Pact to Study Blockchain

The investigation of the practical use of blockchain technology in healthcare received a major endorsement this week, as the Mayo Clinic entered into an agreement with a United Kingdom firm to work on potential future applications within healthcare. image via...

Russia: It Takes a Russian Village to Build a Blockchain

A family farm in Kolionovo, a rural village on the outskirts of Moscow, has become a role model of circular economy, thanks to the launch of the first agricultural ICO (Initial Coin Offering, a fundraising system similar to public offerings...

Japan:LINE Announced New Blockchain Project “LINE Token Economy

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LINE announced the new "LINE Token Economy" project using blockchain technology at the LINE CONFERENCE held on June 28. The development can be roughly divided into three steps: "Unblock", "Unchain" and "Blockchain lab". They first use the blockchain technology to make plans in the "Unblock"...

China: China's IT Ministry: 2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Growth

Nearly 40 percent of all Chinese blockchain startups emerged in 2017 alone, according to a new white paper published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.(Chinese) image via flickr

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Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...