In the latest blockchain news, we have Moneynetint, which is a UK-based provider of foreign exchange services joining Ripple’s enterprise blockchain solution, RippleNet. The recent addition to the RippleNet blockchain has been officially unveiled this Tuesday.
The payments platform provides cross-border money transfers as well as currency exchange services. It recently announced that it has completed the integration phase with Ripple and now has fully deployed the blockchain solution with payments received from RippleNet members in other locations.
Meanwhile, the RippleNet blockchain network now has over 100 members including banks, payment providers and remittance operators around the world – mostly because of its ability to facilitate payouts in Israel’s fiat currency.
According to the director of account management at Ripple, Nadeem Ladki:
“Their ability to now facilitate payouts in Israeli New Shekel – in addition to Euros – on behalf of other RippleNet members is another big step in expanding the overall network. By leveraging Ripple’s blockchain technology, Moneynetint will now be able to simplify and reduce the FX conversion rates for their customers, increase the speed of settlement and offer services to new markets that would otherwise have been too difficult or too costly to reach in the past.”
As such, RippleNet is a flagship product that enables near-instant money transfers with on-demand liquidity and end-to-end tracking and transparency on a blockchain. According to many experts, it provides a better advantage than the traditional payment rails (SWIFT) used by the global banking systems, which often take several days to settle a transfer at a higher cost mostly due to the multiple participants in a transaction.
The City Of Graz Opens A Cancer Research Laboratory That Will Use Smart Contracts On The Blockchain
“Blockchain is definitely one of the new important technologies. In addition to Artificial Intelligence and Speech Recognition, it is one of the big issues we want to highlight in the coming period of the EU Presidency.”The Austrian government will provide Lancor with grants over a 5-year period for research equipment, clinical trials, facilities and more. Graz is not the only city in Austria with high blockchain interest. Vienna, the capital, is trying to stimulate blockchain innovation by opening a cryptocurrency bank last year. The country, in general, is open to negotiations regarding crypto legislation. The government also issued $1.35 billion in bonds on the Ethereum blockchain in September 2018.
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UK Research Shows That Private Blockchains And New EU Privacy Rules Might Go Well Together
“There is a risk that this legal uncertainty will have a chilling effect on innovation, at least in the EU and potentially more broadly. For example, if all nodes and miners of a platform were to be deemed joint controllers, they would have joint and several liability, with potential penalties under the GDPR.”However, blockchain operators could be treated like processors the same way the companies behind cloud technologies control the users’ data. Blockchain networks could store personal data externally to meet the rules of the privacy laws or allow nodes to delete the private key that has encrypted information. GDPR rules are really hard to comply with especially for crypto mining businesses which are why the researches urge the European Data Protection Board to create a guide of the protection law that will be clearer.
Maduro: You Can Trade Petro To Other Crypto Assets Only If You Have Bought It In 2018
“Anyone who buys the Petro until Dec 31 will be able to convert it into any other digital currency.”In the past 12 months, Venezuela suffered extreme hyperinflation, therefore, the national currency of the country, the Bolivar, is basically worthless. Many citizens in the country are incapable of buying necessary things such as food and medicine since the Bolivar lost its value. According to a report from BBC:
“A 2.4kg chicken has been costing 14,600,000 bolivars (equivalent to $2.22, or £1.74) in the capital, Caracas. Last Thursday, a toilet roll cost 2,600,000 bolivars. And a kilogram of meat cost 9,500,000 bolivars.’’In order to change this terrible economic situation, the president Maduro created Petro that is supposed to represent the oil reserves of the country and become the new national currency. However, there are many issues with the cryptocurrency and some experts deny calling it a cryptocurrency. According to the official whitepaper, Venezuela guarantees that Petro will be accepted as a method of payment of national fees, taxes, and public services. The government also claimed that they raised more than $1 billion from the token sale of Petro. A few months later that number changed to $5 billion in the token sale. Experts believe that the government cannot have control over cryptocurrencies such as Petro and that is exactly why Petro is doomed to fail.
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