The Museum of the Future, an innovation center in the United Arab Emirates, has announced it creates the Global Blockchain Council, incorporating 32 members, including three blockchain startups, BitOasis, Kraken, and YellowPay. Other members of the council are government entities and international technological corporations, like Cisco, IBM, SAP, and Microsoft..
Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange assisting the trustee for MtGox collapse investigation, has released a statement on his behalf, noting that reviewing of claims from the defunct exchange’s customers has made a significant progress. MtGox halted operations in February 2014, when then-CEO Mark Karpeles stated the exchange had suffered from a.
Ukrainian bitcoin exchange Obi.co announced it temporarily shuts down operations due to termination of financing. The company’s support service sent e-mails to all users of the exchange notifying them of the closure. Notably, the letter also states that the exchange’s employees cannot access their work places. For that reason, the.
Australian Flux Party intends to use bitcoin in replacing representative democracy with a digital counterpart to direct democracy, Reuters reported.
Mizuho Financial, one of Japan’s three largest banks, has announced it intends to integrate a blockchain-based solution for internal recordkeeping purposes. “We are pleased to be among the early adopters of blockchain technology in Japan to make our processes and workflows faster and more efficient,” stated Toshitsugu Okabe, deputy president.
The head of the People’s Bank of China conceded the central bank may use blockchain technology for its future digital currency presently under development. Speaking to Caixin Weekly, Zhou Xiaochuan stated that the PBOC may utilize blockchain technology alongside with cloud computation, secure chips, and mobile networks in its electronic.
According to Australian Financial Review, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has concluded the local banks did not go into huddle by blocking their services to several bitcoin companies. The regulator said no further investigation of the matter is required. The publication references to the letter by the ACCC’s.
According to the vice commissioner of the European Council Valdis Dombrovskis, the regulations may incorporate prohibition of transactions from so-called “high-risk countries”. Speaking at a press conference in Brussels on Saturday, February 13, Dombrovskis stated: “By June at the latest we will propose measures to […] have better control of.