Governments

Masverse Unveils Groundbreaking Blockchain Platform

MasChain Ready to Democratise Blockchain Technology for Government, Enterprises and Industries KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Masverse Sdn. Bhd., a pioneering blockchain specialist company, today announced the launch of MasChain, a transformative platform designed to revolutionise the digital ecosystem for government, enterprises, and industries by enhancing the security and trustworthiness of transactions via Proof of Authority (PoA). [caption id="attachment_1883794" align="alignnone" width="1000"] [L-R] Chew Kian Kok, Chief Executive Officer of Masverse Sdn. Bhd.; Mr. Danesh Jothiprahasam, Head of Domestic Digital Investment of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)[/caption]Leveraging

A New Era of Ownership

  Months ago, the mainstream media wrote articles about how crypto was dead and that there would never be another bull run. Wild predictions of Bitcoin going to zero sought to instill fear in people so they would turn away from the markets and invest in more traditional assets. Yet, despite the doomsday prophecies, Bitcoin has surged to new heights, defying expectations even before the halving takes place. The media has quickly forgotten its failed predictions and instead turned its attention to the NFT market, echoing similar skepticism. Several articles

Utah County Leads the First Government Adoption of the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM)

Utah County is the first government entity in the world to adopt the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) to assess their blockchain-based solution and use it to continually improve the reliability and trustworthiness of their blockchain-based government services. From the mid 1800’s Utah County has drawn pioneers to its territory. That indominable spirit of overcoming challenges and finding new paths forward has not waned. When Covid shut down government offices, Utah County had already begun the transition to online platforms. Clerk/Auditor Amelia Gardner, had led the charge into that territory in

InvoiceMate Partners with the DFINITY Foundation and Migrates from Hyperledger Fabric to The Internet Computer Blockchain

  Zurich, Switzerland & Dubai, UAE. The DFINITY Foundation, a not-for-profit research and development organization based in Switzerland and a major contributor to the Internet Computer blockchain (ICP), has announced that it has partnered with InvoiceMate. InvoiceMate.tech will migrate from Hyperledger Fabric to the Internet Computer. The DFINITY Foundation will support InvoiceMate in this transition as it becomes an important part of the ICP ecosystem. InvoiceMate is a blockchain & AI-powered invoicing platform that acts as a bridge between SMEs and financing institutions. InvoiceMate leads to easier financial inclusion by

Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Releases Voting Solution Assessment Model

  Washington, DC, September 19 — The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) announces the release of the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) Voting Supplement. "The Voting Supplement is a critical resource for governments, organizations, and developers worldwide, providing a comprehensive framework to ensure the privacy, security, and integrity of voting systems," said Susan Eustis, Chair of the GBA Voting Working Group. "Its scope extends beyond government elections, making it applicable businesses, associations and other forms of governance, enhancing trust in democratic outcomes." The supplement is a roadmap for developers and administrators seeking

Zilliqa partners with GMEX ZERO13 to launch consumer-focused carbon offset platform

LONDON, 27 September 2023 – Zilliqa, a leading layer-1 blockchain offering high-performance, high-security and low-fee solutions, today announces a partnership with GMEX Group and its initiative ZERO13, the digital climate fintech aggregation ecosystem, to launch the first-of-its-kind carbon offset platform that will transform the way that retail customers engage with corporate environmental initiatives. Together, Zilliqa Group and GMEX ZERO13 will deliver a cutting-edge platform that uses the blockchain-based currency, EVP, to represent carbon credit offsets. When they purchase goods or services, customers of brands partnered with Zilliqa will receive EVP

The Tightrope of Regulation

In a significant move at the recent G20 meeting in India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) released a joint paper outlining a framework for the global regulation of cryptocurrencies. While the proposals mostly tread familiar territory, what’s new is their conviction in crypto’s unstoppable growth and success. A flurry of optimism greeted the G20’s endorsement of the report because it advocates that countries don’t ban crypto. Hidden in its text, however, are some worrying signs. For example, on the first page, they state, “Widespread

ESG1 Partners with GMEX ZERO13 on Trading Tokenized Carbon Credits from Emissions Removals

Cross-chain interoperable ESG asset trading and settlement enabled by ZERO13 as a fully integrated market distribution partner for ESG1’s highly verified, IoT-linked industrial carbon credit tokens. London and Calgary, 14 September 2023: ZERO13, a GMEX Group initiative providing a digital climate fintech aggregation ecosystem, and ESG1, a subsidiary of GuildOne providing innovative digital assets and ESG solutions built on R3’s Corda, have announced a landmark collaboration that will create an automated digital pipeline for North American industrial carbon offsets to reach high-demand markets in Europe and the Middle East. ESG1’s

Bridging Real and Virtual Economies

In an era where decentralized finance (DeFi) promises revolutionary, permissionless, and credit-check-free access to financial services, the limitations to its application lie in the narrow range of digital assets it encompasses. But industry pioneers are working to widen its scope by introducing real-world assets (RWAs) to the digital realm. For instance, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Ripple is embarking on a research project to try and tokenize real estate. This venture was made public about seven weeks ago as part of a broader initiative, the digital

The Fight for Financial Freedom

As the grasp of regulators tightens on the global cryptocurrency market, exchanges such as KuCoin are being compelled to implement mandatory pre-purchase checks. In tandem, several prominent banks are limiting funds transferred to cryptocurrency exchanges under the guise of protecting customers from fraudulent activities. In the background, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is looming over these rapidly evolving regulations. The FATF underscores the significance of Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), Know Your Transaction (KYT), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations applicable to all financial transactions, cryptocurrencies included.