How DLT Helps Tracking Gems and Prevents Fraud

Last week, Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science introduced a blockchain-enabled platform for tracking diamonds. Indeed, blockchain has been bringing transparency into the diamond industry — a complex ecosystem where corruption and irresponsible mining appear to be largely present. Self-regulation in the diamond industry — and how Everledger’s arrival pivoted it from a dead end …

Russia to Implement Blockchain Tech in University Exam for Education Quality Control

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science, (Rosobrnadzor) will implement blockchain technology in the country’s main graduation examination, major Russian news agency TASS reports Feb. 5. Starting this year, Rosobrnadzor intends to implement blockchain technology in the Unified State Exam (USE), which is the only form of graduation examinations …

“The Cutest Crypto Game” Celebrates Chinese New Year and Sends Out Digital Gifts

Decentralized crypto collectible game Blockchain Cuties, which is already available on three different blockchain platforms — Ethereum, EOS and Tron — has announced a celebration of Chinese New Year for its players. The game developer is going to implement the Chinese tradition of giving “lucky red envelopes” and will send out digital gifts. The Blockchain …

Crypto Bank Seba Partners With Mortgage Bank Hypothekarbank

Switzerland-based crypto bank Seba Crypto AG has signed an agreement with Swiss mortgage bank Hypothekarbank Lenzburg AG to use its core banking system, Finstar, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports on Jan. 31. The partnership will allow for the implementation of Seba’s decentralized software into Finstar, as well as allowing Seba to use Finstar’s conventional services.  Additionally, …

From Ponzi Schemes to ICO Exits, Ethereum’s Blockchain Has Been the Platform of Choice for Scammers

According to a recent report from crypto analytics specialists Chainalysis, Ethereum (ETH) has become the crypto platform of choice for scam artists. Its research suggests that 2018 saw far more sophisticated, higher-earning scams carried out using ETH, although the actual number of these crimes dropped significantly year on year. The amount stolen through ETH-based scams …

Major UK Public Transport Provider Partners With Crypto Startup for Loyalty Program

Major United Kingdom public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to introduce a tokenized rewards system for rail customers, TechCrunch reported Feb. 1. Listed on the FTSE 250 — an index of the 101st to 350th largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange — Go-Ahead provides over one billion …