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Trust in Europe – Underpinned by Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes Originally the European Economic Community was just that – a community that enabled the easy trade between the member states set up in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome. Given that Europe is a fairly small area geographically with multiple land borders, it made sense to simplify the business of doing business with neighbours. Over time it has expanded its jurisdiction considerably with common laws, common currency and even the talk of a common army. There is also a national anthem for the European Union (as it became in 1993) and which, this year, at the start of the new Parliament Session, the Brexiter Candidates from the UK refused to honour, preferring instead to turn their backs stating that the EU was a collation of nations, not a nation-state in its own right.

NEWS: Kleros, Decentralized Justice and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leveraging the blockchain technology, Kleros has made available a platform that resolves disputes digitally, while being fast, affordable and fair. This was achieved by simply innovating a classic system that worked in the ancient Athenian government. Using the Kleros platform as a dispute resolution layer,  a crowdsourced jury makes decisions on disputes brought before it.

Europechain launches a high performance GDPR compliant blockchain to empower businesses be EU compliant.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europechain, the European-compliant, high performing blockchain launched today with the ambition to power businesses around the world to be EU compliant, ensuring that data is an asset rather than a liability. Data breaches and lack of EU compliance are detrimental to business, as epitomised by the recent British Airways breach which resulted in a £183m fine

The Future of Blockchain Technology Is Promising Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

Reading Time: 2 minutes The invention of the blockchain has already opened up new possibilities to the way we can record data, not in the least powering the cryptocurrency revolution. With the popularity of blockchain applications like Bitcoin, however, come new challenges. As more people use it, blockchains will have to become more efficient, more secure, and more adaptable. That’s where artificial intelligence comes in.

What is an IEO – not just another confused Old MacDonald Song

Reading Time: 3 minutes Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) were the darlings of the crypto world for much of 2017 and largely into 2018 before they fell from grace.  Once hailed as an innovative and inclusive democratic method of crowdfunding before they crashed and burned in the Crypto Winter – optimistically so named since its season extended far beyond the normal tenure of three months..

Urging Women to Join Blockchain – RDS May 30 – part of BlockchainIrelandWeek

Reading Time: < 1 minute lockchain Summit Ireland which is collocated with Tech Connect Live Conference & Exhibition is returning to the RDS, Dublin for the fifth year on the 30th May 2019. In its fifth year, 3000+ senior technology and business executives, start-ups and investors from Ireland will gather to network and pitch to the largest gathering of technology purchasers in Ireland. Now in its fifth year, the event covers a series of talks on a wide range of blockchain related topics.

Monday Comment: Amazon and Facebook eyeing blockchain: Can They Propel Crypto to New Heights?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It has been an exciting road as cryptocurrency adoption has ebbed and flowed, and just as with the stock market, pundits have been chomping at the bit to predict what’s next. Many crypto enthusiasts have long been talking about what can propel the industry to the next level, and many believe that all it will take is new SEC regulatory guidance or a tech giant like Facebook or Amazon to announce their own cryptocurrency to do so. It is easy to doubt either would issue their own digital currency, but upon closer look it seems as if the writing is already on the wall.

Cherchez la Femme

Reading Time: < 1 minute The mis-coined expression from Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Mohicans of Paris (for which I always want to substitute the Last of the Mohicans) refers to how women are the source of all problems. I want to use this familiar expression to look for women in blockchain – whether they be problematic or […]

ICON Brings World’s First ICO Awards to London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier this month saw the launch of the ICON Awards, the world’s first celebration and platform for the brightest blockchain projects today. The ICON awards single out the best ICO projects from around the world, looking to reward talent and success with international recognition. Founders, Clara Florey of DisPRupter PR […]

Blockleaders launches October 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are delighted to let you know that Blockleaders is launching on the 1st of October 2018. Every weekday in October there will be a profile of a leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world.  Who will be the first ever blockleaders profile?