UK’s Pensions and Welfare Department Eyes DLT for Faster Payments

To keep up with the changing face of payments, the U.K.’s pensions and welfare division of government, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), says it is investigating distributed ledger technology. In a blog post published late last week, Richard Laycock deputy director at the DWP’s Digital Delivery Shared Platforms, said that improvements are planned across the…

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Italian Government Selects 30 Representatives to Develop DLT and Crypto Policy

Regulation Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development recently published a list of the 30 individuals that the Italian government has tasked with developing the country’s regulatory strategy with regards to distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrencies. Among the individuals are alumni of the United Nations, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Italian Chamber of…

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Linkedin Names ‘Blockchain Developer’ Top Emerging US Job of 2018

Economy & Regulation Linkedin has published its 2018 “Emerging Jobs Report” for the United States, in which it names “Blockchain Developer” as the most rapidly emerging employment position of the past year. According to the report, the position saw growth of 33x on Linkedin’s platform during 2018. Also Read: Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against…

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Infinity’s End? $31 Million NEX Project Could Be Biggest Casualty of DLT Cuts

Project Infinity, launched in May 2017 by NEX Group (formerly ICAP), could be the biggest bloodletting the distributed ledger sector has seen to date, having cost roughly $31.7 million and hemorrhaged dozens of jobs, former employees say. Spearheaded by Jenny Knott, former head of NEX Optimisation, the project had a grand vision of bringing the…

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Regulatory Round-Up: U.K. Chief Blockchain Officer, DLT Cohort in FCA Sandbox, Central Bank Calls Crypto ”Fallacy”

Regulation In recent regulatory news, U.K. minister, Eddie Hughes has published a report that advocates for the creation of a “Chief Blockchain Officer,” the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has announced that a number of distributed ledger (DLT) companies have been accepted into cohort 4 of its regulatory sandbox, and Finland’s Central Bank has published a…

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VIDEO: The Bitcoin Group #120 – Circle No Bitcoin – Distributed Ledger Tech – ZCrash Continues – VC Hacked

Donate: 18EQEiQBK1X2DyDL5Y18j78iw4NuNHoLej Featuring… Tone Vays (https://twitter.com/Tone_LLT) and Thomas Hunt (https://twitter.com/MadBitcoins). THIS WEEK: —————————- Bitcoin Powerhouse Will Pull the Plug on Bitcoin http://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-powerhouse-will-pull-the-plug-on-bitcoin-1481104800 The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency https://www.wired.com/2016/12/future-bitcoin-not-digital-currency/ ECB, Bank of Japan Launch Joint Distributed Ledger Research Effort http://www.coindesk.com/ecb-bank-japan-blockchain-research/ US Federal Reserve Releases First Distributed Ledger Research Paper http://www.coindesk.com/federal-reserve-central-bank-distributed-ledger-research-paper/ Zcash…

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