National Bank of Kuwait Launches Ripple-Based Cross-Border Payments Product

National Bank of Kuwait Launches Ripple-Based Cross-Border Payments Product

The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has launched a cross-border remittance product based on RippleNet’s blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Dec. 27. Established... Details
India Allegedly Planning to End Its Crypto Ban

India Allegedly Planning to End Its Crypto Ban

Could India potentially put an end to its present crypto ban? According to the New India Express, the answer might be “yes.” The publication recently... Details

Research: Blockchain Technology to Create Disruption in Global Automotive Sector by 2021

Blockchain technology is primed to take over the automotive industry in the next three years. if senior executives in the sector are to be believed,... Details
Bank of America Reveals New Blockchain Patent Targeting Cash Handling

Bank of America Reveals New Blockchain Patent Targeting Cash Handling

Bank of America (BoA) wants to patent a system using blockchain technology to improve cash handling, a new application published Dec. 25 confirms. Originally submitted... Details
South Korea Offers New Crypto MBA Degree

South Korea Offers New Crypto MBA Degree

Crypto education is growing by the day, and now Seoul, South Korea has become the latest center for a degree in bitcoin. The Seoul School... Details
Japanese Giant Mizuho Financial Group to Introduce Digital Currency for Cashless Payments

Japanese Giant Mizuho Financial Group to Introduce Digital Currency for Cashless Payments

Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group plans to introduce a digital currency to be used for remittances and payments in March, English-language Asian media Nikkei reports Dec.... Details
New Indian Governmental Committee Favors Legalizing Cryptocurrencies, Media Reports

New Indian Governmental Committee Favors Legalizing Cryptocurrencies, Media Reports

A governmental committee in India has reportedly suggested that cryptocurrencies be legalized in the country, English-language local media TheNewIndianExpress (TNIE) reported on Dec. 26. According... Details
UN Partnership to Roll Out Blockchain-Based Telemedicine, Telepsychology in East Africa

UN Partnership to Roll Out Blockchain-Based Telemedicine, Telepsychology in East Africa

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reportedly partner with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to expand free basic healthcare services... Details
University Student Building “Revolutionary” New Crypto Business

University Student Building “Revolutionary” New Crypto Business

A 20-year-old Hong Kong University student is looking to revolutionize the crypto space. Kenta Iwasaki says the cryptocurrency arena has stagnated in recent months, and... Details
Mining One Bitcoin a Month Would Require Harvesting Body Heat from 44,000 People

Mining One Bitcoin a Month Would Require Harvesting Body Heat from 44,000 People

In a bid to raise awareness about the crypto industry’s energy consumption, the Institute of Human Obsolescence, a Dutch organization focused on data ownership, explored... Details