EU builds blockchain community

A new European initiative has been launched to ensure the continent capitalises on the transformative potential of blockchain technologies. The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, backed by the European Com...

UNICEF’s offer to blockchain startups

UNICEF is on the hunt for blockchain startups that are pioneering platforms that can 'benefit humanity'. Up to $90,000 in equity-free seed funding is available, via the UNICEF Innovation Fund, to young tech ...

Blockchain and education

(EUROPE) Blockchain can provide a boost to the education sector in Europe, according to a new report. The paper produced by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge servi...

Blockchain strengthens food systems

IBM is using its blockchain platform to improve food safety in China. The Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, a collaboration between IBM, Walmart, JD and Tsinghua University, is going to harness the digital le...

Blockchain backs sustainable methods

Plans to use blockchain technologies to reward sustainable practices by supply chain companies have been announced at today's One Planet Summit. Startups, banks and corporates have signed up to take part in ...

Innovations will arrive in due course

(EUROPE) A range of new online courses examining the role blockchain has to play in the renewable energy sector have been launched. InnoEnergy, ‘Europe’s sustainable energy innovation engine supported by ...

Blockchain deployed for climate action

(GERMANY) The popular hackathon platform used to identify solutions to global challenges will form part the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) for the first time. For four days, beginning 12 November, i...

Tokyo targets blockchain startups

(JAPAN) Tokyo is working hard to attract the world's brightest startups. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is promoting a number of accelerator programmes targeted at young companies harnessing fron...

Tourists get their own money

Chinese tourists visiting Japan will soon be able to use crypto currencies to make certain purchases. A partnership between blockchain startup GATCOIN commerce giant SK Planet Japan (SKPJ) will see 'geo-targ...

Blockchain and burgers

(RUSSIA) Buying burgers with a tradable cryptocurrency is now possible thanks to a new innovation from a global fast food giant. Burger King Russia is offering Whoppercoins, one for every Rouble to be exa...