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Indian University Students Create Blockchain-Based System for Online Voting
A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables the electorate to vote online
Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Quit Libra if the Association Launched Prematurely - CoinDesk
Facebook’s CEO told lawmakers the company would pull out of the Libra Association if the consortium launched its cryptocurrency without regulatory approvals.
Opera Becomes First Major Browser to Enable Direct Bitcoin Payments
Web browser Opera now supports payments with Bitcoin directly inside the browser
TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain
Blockchain platform TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank announced a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier blockchain telecommunications payments platform
‘Hell No’: Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Won’t Be Joining Libra Association - CoinDesk
The private Libra project is not in line with what Dorsey wants Twitter to stand for, the CEO (and bitcoin supporter) said.
‘Source of Truth’ — Winklevoss Says Bitcoin Is More Than Digital Gold
Cameron Winklevoss says Bitcoin’s possibilities go beyond digital gold — it can be a “source of truth” and that this is just the beginning
Bahamas to Release Fiat Digital Currency to Counter Cash Dependence
The Central Bank of the Bahamas is planning to release its own fiat digital currency in order to ensure the economy’s resilience in the event of a natural disaster
Bitcoin Jumps 12% as China’s Xi Embraces Blockchain, Boosting Crypto Sentiment - CoinDesk
Bitcoin prices surged Friday after the Chinese President said his countrymen should “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain technology.