Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Director on What DLT Startups Need to Succeed

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator — an incubator for early stage distributed ledger technology startups at the University of California, Berkeley — recently launched its spring cohort, which includes startups seeking to fight COVID-19, launch a cannabis-themed massively multiplayer online game and create a reverse auction platform for loans. Cointelegraph spoke to Jocelyn Weber, the director …

Australian Uni Partners With Ripple on Blockchain Law Courses

The Australian National University (ANU)’s law school will roll out two new courses in its Masters program next year exploring the impact of blockchain on the legal field.  The courses are being developed with the assistance of Ripple’s Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) — a program that seeks to collaborate with universities to examine emerging trends …

Tokyo District Court Extends Mt. Gox Rehabilitation Plan Deadline

The trustee of now-defunct Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox has extended the deadline for the submission of rehabilitation plans.  According to an official announcement published on the company’s website on March 30, Mt. Gox Rehabilitation Trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi filed a motion with the Tokyo District Court to extend the submission deadline of a rehabilitation plan. …

What Will Be the Early Privacy Impact of Secure Multiparty Computation?

Currently, one of the most rigorously examined corners of the surging cryptography space, secure multiparty computation, or sMPC, is widely considered a viable solution to many practical situations in the real world. The concept has some promising implications ranging from privacy to scalability and efficiency, and it’s lasting impact lay outside the purview of only …

Overstock Plots Global Expansion for Blockchain-Based Agritech Platform

Overstock’s blockchain accelerator, Medici Ventures, announced a global expansion of the distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered agritech platform GrainChain. Medici Ventures published a press release on March 27 announcing that GrainChain’s expansion will be executed in collaboration with fintech company Symbiont — with GrainChain set to transition from HyperLedger Fabric to Symbiont’s enterprise blockchain platform, Assembly. …

Madrid Team Builds Iota-Based Decentralized Information Platform to Combat Coronavirus

A team based in Madrid, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, has released an Iota Tango platform that helps combat the coronavirus. AidSquad GeoDB is a decentralized peer-to-peer big data sharing ecosystem which returns value to its creators, the users. Luis Gelado, GeoDB CEO and founder shared with Cointelegraph his rationale for creating …

Peter Vessenes in the Focus of Cointelegraph China

Welcome back to Cointelegraph China’s Focus talk show. This time around, Peter Vessenes is under the spotlight. He is the founder of CoinLab, the first venture-backed Bitcoin company. He also co-founded the Bitcoin Foundation, serving as its first executive director and chairman. Vessenes has provided digital-currency consulting services for entities including the United States Treasury …