Russian president Vladimir Putin has officially stated that Russia is to issue the national virtual currency, the CryptoRuble, demonstrating the country’s approach to Blockchain technology. The news was announced at a closed door meeting in Moscow. The details still remain unclear, but Nikolay Nikiforov, Russian Minister of Communications, has revealed some useful points.
Today at Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington D.C., we’re announcing a number of important advances for Azure Government, the dedicated cloud for our U.S. Government customers and their partners. We’re expanding our support for highly-classified workloads, delivering advanced technologies like Blockchain and support for High Performance Computing, and increasing our available security capabilities with Azure Security Center.
The development firm behind the privacy-focused public blockchain Zcash has announced the first integration of its zero-knowledge security layer (ZSL) into an enterprise blockchain, with JPMorgan today revealing it has added the functionality to its Quorum blockchain.
After completing Stage One of our project with the IOTA foundation six weeks ago, we are proud to announce the completion of Stage Two, the public release of the proof-of-concept demo site.
On October 16, IBM announced that it would be collaborating with KlickEx and Stellar in order to accelerate the speed of banking transactions. The platform will be built on IBM’s Blockchain and seeks to help consumers achieve faster settlement times as well as reduce the cost of global payments.
Australian authorities are updating their AML/CTF regulations which would regulate bitcoin exchanges for the first time.