Japanese Telecom giant wants to use blockchain, Huobi launches a cloud platform, US congressman calls for crypto investigation, Barclays fills two blockchain patents & other news
- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) considers inventing a new blockchain-based contract agreement system.
- Huobi Group has launched the new Huobi Cloud platform that will allow users to build digital asset exchanges on top of Huobi’s existing platform.
- Seiko Noda, Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications, and Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment, was questioned over her involvement with an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange, which was allegedly violating the Japanese fund settlement law. Noda denies she put pressure on FSA in probe on cryptocurrency.
- A Democratic congressman has called for an investigation of the cryptocurrency industry following Robert Mueller’s indictment — while another has called for a ban on cryptocurrency mining and buying altogether.
- Barclays has filed two crypto-related patents this week to make various banking processes more efficient.
- Blockchain have just announced the name of their new global head of security. George Sax is a former U.S. special agent previously entrusted with guarding the president himself.
- After announcing his candidacy just one day ago, Tron founder Justin Sun has already been elected to run one of just 27 nodes that will operate the $2.5 billion Tron network.