Northern Irish Capital, Belfast Introduces Bitcoin-Like Local Cryptocurrency

The city council of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has announced it is introducing a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency for local goods and services. The technology is currently being trialled, during which the council hope to attract “an ecosystem of stakeholders.” ‘Belfast Coin’ Encourages Locals To Spend Locally ‘Belfast Coin’, developed with Israeli firm Colu, encourages residents to spend […]

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‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks Rewards, Says Analyst

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that ‘Facebook Coin’ would look more like Bitcoin or Ethereum than your Starbucks reward points. Facebook Coin Might Encourage Viewing Ads With growing interest, many are trying to envision Facebook’s planned ‘FaceCoin.’ Lacking […]

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Singapore Students Receive ‘Tamper-Free’ Digital Certificates On Blockchain

Students at the high-school level and above in Singapore will from this year receive digital certificates upon graduation. The initiative uses blockchain technology to enable an “easy and reliable way” to prove qualifications through tamper-free certification. Authenticating An Education The concept is simple enough. Graduating students receive digital certificates via email, each of which has […]

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