Second-Largest Indian State to Use Blockchain in Various Spheres

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications.  According to a report by Indian English-language news daily DNA India on Aug. 19, the government aims to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration and document management.  The Maharashtra Information Technology …

$240M in Suspected Scheme Assets Moves in Four Bitcoin Transactions

Over $240 million in proceeds from the alleged crypto scheme PlusToken have reportedly moved through four Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. Whale Alert — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting large cryptocurrency transactions — posted on Aug. 17 that four transactions totaling 22,923 BTC were likely the proceeds of PlusToken. The four transactions moved 6,000 BTC, 5,000 …

Japan to Solarize Its Burgeoning Digital Economy, Expert Take

Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, which is currently produced with coal and fossil fuels that have adverse environmental effects. A global shift toward green energy will require the removal of the technological/infrastructural, financial …

NEO Is in Talks to Integrate Celer Network to Improve Scalability

Blockchain project NEO is considering integrating Celer Network’s (CELR) layer-two scaling protocol to improve scalability. Faster transactions, more possibilities As industry-focused news outlet Crypto Briefing reported on Aug. 17, John Wang, NEO’s director of Eco Growth, said that integration with Celer is under discussion. Celer’s platform is a solution that enables faster off-chain transactions both …

Binance Jersey to Reward Hacker Who Compromised Its Domain Name

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will compensate the white hat hacker who compromised Binance Jersey’s Internet domain name and Twitter account. Binance Jersey Twitter and domain compromised In a post published on Aug. 16, crypto exchange Binance Jersey announced that a white hat hacker was able to gain access to the @BinanceJE Twitter account (the official Binance …

Bitcoin Price Drop Not Caused by $3B Ponzi BTC Dump

Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price drop has not been caused by Bitcoin sell-offs from a $3 billion Chinese Ponzi scheme PlusToken, according to researchers at crypto analytics firm TokenAnalyst.  Crypto analytics firm: PlusToken cannot be the cause  As Bloomberg reports on Aug. 15, co-founder of London-based cryptocurrency analytics firm TokenAnalyst, Sid Shekhar, said that a Bitcoin …

Cardano Partners With Blockchain Venture Studio to Accelerate Adoption

The Cardano Foundation has partnered with Berlin blockchain venture studio Konfidio to accelerate Cardano adoption. A strategic partnership An announcement published by the Cardano Foundation on Aug. 15 reveals that the foundation has partnered with Konfidio. The partnership will aim to enable real-world business cases on the Cardano blockchain. Per the announcement, the initial focus …