Category: Other Regions

DUBAI IS BUILDING A BLOCKCHAIN-POWERED GOVERNMENT

Smart Dubai is a government and city-led initiative to make Dubai the “smartest and happiest” city in the world. This week saw Dubai’s the government’s payment portal become blockchain-based. The online payment portal DubaiPay will now use blockchain technology for real-time reconciliation and settlement of transactions. This is another step towards Dubai’s goal of becoming the ...

Thailand’s Kasikornbank to Pilot Visa’s Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

The biggest bank by market capitalization in Thailand, Kasikornbank, has become the first financial institution in the Southeast Asian country to get on board the Visa B2B Connect platform. Designed to enable fast and secure cross-border payments between businesses using blockchain technology, the platform relies on a permissioned private blockchain architecture which is operated by global ...

New York University Offers Major in Blockchain Technology

New York University (NYU) has reportedly become the “first” university in the U.S. to offer students a major in blockchain technology, CBS New York reported September 18. The program will reportedly be provided by the NYU Stern School of Business, which was also a pioneer in offering undergraduate courses in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Professor Andrew Hinkes commented on the new program: ...