World Economic Forum Unveils ‘Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and seven major mining and metals firms are partnering to develop responsible sourcing and sustainability practices using blockchain. The Global Mining Review reported details of the new “Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative” on Oct. 25. Advancing sustainability, transparency and efficiency The seven partners, together with the WEF, plan to pool…

Bittrex to Leave Blockchain Island in Malta, Setup Exchange Business Operations to Liechtenstein

European Country Liechtenstein to become the new home of Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange as the trading platform’s main office exits ‘Blockchain Island’ in Malta. Bittrex has declared that it’s shifting their headquarters from Malta to Liechtenstein. The purpose behind the change in location has not yet been uncovered. However, the closing of Bittrex International was announced…

Three Options for Central Banks with Cryptocurrencies

Denis Beau who is the deputy governor of the central bank in France spoke about the focus on cryptocurrencies for central banks. Beau of Banque de France spoke at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum conference which was held in London in October. His discussion was on the role crypto plays in the financial…

Former IBM, Google Russia Exec Joins Blockchain Firm Credits as CBO

Former Google Russia chief technology officer Jennifer Trelewicz has joined blockchain platform Credits (CS) as its new chief business officer (CBO). According to an official announcement published on Oct. 11, Trelewicz’s first experience working with blockchain was during her time as the CEO of Russian technology startup S7 TechLab. In the past, she also worked as the…