FedEx & others join Hyperledger, Baidu releases WP, France publishes a 'blacklist', West Virginia uses blockchain for voting, Circle launches its stablecoin, MasterCard searches for the way to expand its services, IRS wants to receive its cut
- FedEx, Honeywell and 12 blockchain startups joined the Hyperledger consortium in order to build blockchain platforms and applications for enterprises.
- The ‘Chinese Google’, Baidu, has released the Blockchain White Paper V1.0 which describes the development of a ‘Super Chain’ network system.
- Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), a financial market regulator, published a list of unauthorized investment companies to warn the public against engaging in them. The majority of them are offering cryptocurrency trade and investments.
- West Virginia introduces blockchain voting app for midterm election so that people can vote remotely and securely if a polling place or dependable mail services are unavailable.
- With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies making huge sums of money for those adept at timing the market, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is keen to make sure it receives its cut of the profits.
- Circle announced the release of its new stablecoin USD Coin (USDC), which will begin trading on Circle’s Poloniex exchange immediately. The new USDC stablecoin will be fully collateralized by USD at a 1:1 ratio.
- The Irish branch of multinational corporation MasterCard is ready to include AI, blockchain, and machine learning into its payments solutions.
- BTC is trading at the price of $6,505, ETH has come to $219,24 at the moment of writing.