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Blockchain Could Boost Trade Finance by $1 Trillion, WEF Research Says

Blockchain Could Boost Trade Finance by $1 Trillion, WEF Research Says Blockchain is able to fill in much of the $1.5 trillion-dollar supply-demand gap in global trade finance by easing financing for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets, new research says. Jointly conducted and released by the World …

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Indian Government Approves Bank’s Blockchain Research

Indian Government Approves Bank’s Blockchain Research The Republic of India may be taking a deeper look at how it can use blockchain technology. India’s Union Cabinet – an executive decision-making body composed of senior government officials and led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – said it would allow the nation’s Export-Import …

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Stock Brokerage EF Hutton to Launch Crypto Reports for ‘Confused’ Investors

Stock Brokerage EF Hutton to Launch Crypto Reports for ‘Confused’ Investors U.S. stock brokerage EF Hutton is hoping to educate investors interested in, but “confused” by, cryptocurrencies. The company announced Wednesday that it is to publish research reports that will delve into into cryptocurrencies, specifically focusing on bitcoin, ethereum, XRP, …

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PBoC’s Digital Currency Lab Launches New Research Center Outside of Beijing

PBoC’s Digital Currency Lab Launches New Research Center Outside of Beijing The Digital Currency Research Lab of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is further expanding its ongoing research efforts to several cities outside of Beijing to encourage deployment of fintech, including blockchain, in real-life projects. According to a report on Wednesday …

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US Government Grants $800K to Blockchain Researchers

US Government Grants $800K to Blockchain Researchers The U.S. government will help fund a distributed ledger platform being developed by researchers at the University of California-San Diego. Subhashini Sivagnanam, a researcher and software architect with the Data Enabled Scientific Computing division at the San Diego Supercomputing Center, won $818,433 from …

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Blockchain Enters ‘Trough of Disillusionment’ on Gartner’s Hype Scale

Blockchain Enters ‘Trough of Disillusionment’ on Gartner’s Hype Scale Interest in blockchain technology is waning, research firm Gartner said in its latest “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies” report. Gartner included blockchain, along with four other emerging technologies, as one of five trends that can blur the lines between humans and …

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