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The idea of taking d10e to Bucharest was conceived over some drinks at the 2016 edition in Amsterdam where Mike Costache was a guest of d10e’s founder, Brock Pierce. Brock and Mike both live in LA, but Mike grew up in Romania and did extensive...

by Matt Mckibbin Decentralization isn’t a buzzword. Decentralization is the future. Fundamental financial systems, new and exciting technologies, and entire political structures will be revolutionized by decentralization. What is “decentralization?” Why is it important? Who does it empower? Why should you, an individual, care about its...

Several major Japanese banks, in partnership with bitcoin exchange bitFlyer and Deloitte Japan, have published the first results of a blockchain interbank payments trial. The Blockchain Study Group, which includes Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., have spent...

The government of the United Arab Emirates is sponsoring a virtual hackathon dedicated to blockchain, with $140,000 in prizes up for grabs. Organized by AngelHack and featuring technical support from ethereum startup ConsenSys, the Blockchain Virtual GovHack is aimed at spotlighting innovations that could reshape how local...

The operator of Europe’s largest shipping port is taking part in a new blockchain consortium focused on logistics. Announced earlier this month, the Netherlands-based effort includes support from a number of local and regional institutions, including the Port of Rotterdam, ABN Amro, Delft University and the...

The Swiss branch of global professional services firm Ernst & Young is set to begin accepting bitcoin payments next year. Starting in January, EY Switzerland will accept bitcoin for invoice payments, the firm said last week. The company will also launch a new bitcoin ATM at its...

With its currency volatility, one might expect Argentina's central bank to be hesitant in exploring blockchain technology. But that wasn't the case at a hackathon held last week that united students, professionals, economists and bitcoin and blockchain enthusiasts. Held on Friday and Saturday, the two-day event saw...

The Chinese government has had a keen eye on distributed ledger technology for quite some time. Now the government of Nanjing City has granted a blockchain startup Bankledger  1.5 million yuan, according to regional publication and forum 8btc.com. The grant represents the country’s first local...

Indonesia and South Korea are thinking about joining forces in an attempt to boost the FinTech industry to help the burgeoning sector in both countries, reports The Jakarta Post. Last month South Korea announced that it is going to introduce bitcoin regulations in 2017 as digital currencies...