Former Ernst & Young Analyst Disillusioned by the Blockchain

CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. A recent article in Barron’s describes Angus Champion de Crespigny, who spent ten years at professional services firm Ernst and Young and led the blockchain financial services division for years and was the subject of …

Korean Firm Aims to Make Blockchain Faster

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. According to local news outlet Joongnag Daily, a blockchain company based in Korea believes that it has found what it takes to revolutionize blockchain technology and bring even quicker pace to the …

South Korea to Test Blockchain-based Voting Prior to Integration with Online Voting

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Blockchain voting could soon be a reality in South Korea if the trial on a system based on distributed ledger technology turns out successfully. According to The Korea Times, the development …

Contractors Threaten to Sue KodakOne over Outstanding Fees

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn KodakOne, a blockchain based rights management and protection platform for photographers, is owing contractors hired to develop its platform over $100K. According to a report on HardFork, KodakOne has been accused by a group of contractors of refusing to make payments of their contracting fees as at when due. In an email …

Tezos Korea Foundation Joins Forces with Yonsei University to Promote Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The South Korean arm of the Tezos Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yonsei University for the development of unique talents and expertise in blockchain technology, according to a press release  published by Tezos. The release reads: “Through this agreement, both sides will strengthen the expertise of the blockchain …

Is Spain’s Rebel Province Catalonia Introducing Blockchain Voting?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn October 1, 2017. A clandestine referendum election is held against the Spanish government’s orders across schools and polling stations throughout Catalonia. It was a day of defiance with an overwhelming “yes” vote to sever ties with the rest of the mainland. It was also one marked with bloodshed, voter intimidation, and riots. …

Phase Two of SEC’s Enforcement is Slow Painful Grind For Crypto

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn According to Kobre & Kim government enforcement defense and securities litigation attorney Jake Chervinsky, the second phase of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s enforcement on crypto is a painful and slow grind for the sector. Earlier this week, the US SEC cracked down on Paragon and AirFox, two initial coin …

Blockchain Wunderkinds Headline Forbes 30-Under-30 List

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem is well represented in this year’s Forbes 30-Under-30 list, with four young founders and CEOs aged between 25 and 28 featured for their work on crypto finance, blockchain scaling and crypto asset management. Olaoluwa Osuntokun (25), Nader Al-Naji (26), JB Rubinovitz (26) and Hunter Horsley (28) have …

China’s Central Bank Slams Blockchain Investment ‘Bubble’

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn China’s central bank has called on the government to strengthen supervision into ‘speculative’ financing and investments in the blockchain sector. The Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, published a working paper titled ‘What can a blockchain do and cannot do?’ on Tuesday. An early analysis of …