North Korean Dissidents Use Crypto To Resist Repressive Government

The Cheollima Civil Defense wants you to visit North Korea … just as soon as it’s liberated it. On Sunday, March 17, a group of North Korean political dissidents posted plans on its website to raise funds to overthrow the totalitarian regime of Kim Jong-un. Their method? Cryptocurrency. To fund […]

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Australia Unveils Blockchain Project Plans And Government Funding

Two Australian ministers prepare to send blockchain members of Austrade to Consensus 2019. To help strengthen the blockchain industry throughout Australia, Karen Andrews, the country’s minister for industry, science, and technology, and Simon Birmingham, the minister for trade, tourism, and investment, have issued a joint press release outlining the country’s […]

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Japanese Companies To Store Academic Records On Blockchain

Japan’s visa processors need to know if prospective students and workers are proficient in Japanese. Blockchain is here to help. Sony Global Education is teaming up with Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Research Institute to conduct field trials to assess the usefulness of blockchains for securing students’ academic data. According to […]

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America's neglected growth factor: Net exports to China, Europe and Japan

Excessive credit creation and soaring public debts and budget deficits offer no scope for further monetary and fiscal stimuli to support economic activity in the United States. But there is plenty of room to rev up the U.S. economy through rising export sales and import substitution via incoming foreign direct […]

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Could New Zealand’s Blockchain Opportunity Lie In Digital Identities?

A new report commissioned by New Zealand’s innovation agency suggests the country is fertile ground for blockchain tech. New Zealand’s innovation agency has published an opportunity report on blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) that picks out blockchain-based digital identities as way for the country to demonstrate expertise in the […]

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