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Blockchain: Last Week Updates. #SDdigest

03.09.2018 — 0

  • “Big four” auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is launching training programs to employees on blockchain and other nascent technologies. Earlier this week, CCN reported that 42 percent of the top 50 universities in the U.S. offer at least one blockchain course.

  • Retail giant Walmart has a plan to build an army of autonomous robots controlled and authenticated through a blockchain network. The global supermarket chain has turned to blockchain in light of autonomous technologies becoming “more affordable and available for use”, making it vulnerable to cyber attacks.

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  • The world’s sixth most popular website Yahoo has launched a service to allow readers to trade bitcoin, ethereum, and other cryptocurrency tokens directly through its platform.

  • Global Bitcoin ATM Market to be worth $145 Million by 2023 according to a study conducted by business-to-business research firm MarketsandMarkets. It indicates that the cryptocurrency ATM market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 54.7% between 2018 and 2023.

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  • Hong Kong is seeking to attract worldwide talents with specialties in innovative technologies including blockchain via a special immigration policy. Hong Kong’s chairman of the Human Resources Planning Commission Matthew Cheung Kin-chung stated:

"Hong Kong welcomes talents from all over the world with valuable skills, knowledge and experience to work here, bringing their talent into full play and further developing their careers".

  • Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced the formation of a data consortium in partnership with IBM and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for the purpose of building a groundbreaking large-scale, cross-industry smart contract platform for Australian businesses to collaborate and do business within.

Have a nice and productive week! See you next Monday!

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