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The US Department of the Treasury published a blog post offering advice to other government agencies that are interested in adopting blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) in their internal systems. The post, which was drafted by the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), includes several lessons that officials gleaned while experimenting with a proof...
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The Quebec government’s recent actions to disconnect cryptocurrency mining from the region has drawn criticism from Francois Remy, head of the digital desk at Les Affaires, a Quebec newspaper, in a recent blog. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has said the bitcoin miners planning to move to the region will not get cheap electricity from the government-owned utility Hydro-Quebec, as the...
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The blockchain has just disrupted another niche. UK-based Nivaura in partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud has proved in a test case that the public ledger can be used to support regulated assets. The blockchain is an increasingly attractive option as the payments industry continues to embrace cryptocurrencies and even digital fiat money. The technology was created by Avtar...
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