Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

The co-creator of Facebook’s Libra says that once the blockchain-based digital currency is launched users’ social media information – and financial data tied to the stablecoin – will not be connected in any way. Christian Catalini, the head economist at Calibra, the Facebook subsidiary in charge of the launch of Libra …

Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could elude new regs

Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could potentially be covered by the same regulations used to govern securities, according to a global financial oversight group. The finding could help move forward projects such as Facebook’s Libra digital currency, known as a stablecoin. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), made up of …

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec

A new specification to allow businesses to create blockchain-based tokens for international trade and finance has been published – and businesses have already tested digital money based on it for cross border payments and settlement. The Token Taxonomy Framework v1.0 (TTF) was developed by more than two dozen businesses and …

In 2020, businesses likely to shift blockchain focus to integration, interoperability

After several years of proofs of concept testing, followed by pilot programs, enterprises deploying blockchain should turn their focus toward integrating the distributed ledger technology (DLT) with legacy data systems and making sure they can communicate with other external blockchains. That advice is part of Forrester Research’s 2020 Predictions, which …

L’IA devrait lourdement impacter l’agenda des dirigeants d’entreprises d’ici 2025

Pour l’institut d’études Gartner, l’intelligence artificielle devrait s’imposer, dans les cinq ans à venir, comme une véritable révolution pour nos sociétés. Les perspectives de Gartner pour les cinq prochaines années s’articulent autour de l’idée que l’intelligence artificielle augmentera les prises de décisions, les émotions et les relations humaines. La grande …

Mastercard partners on blockchain-based food supply chain

Mastercard is partnering with food track-and-trace software provider Envisible to create a blockchain-based supply chain platform to help supermarkets trace the origin of seafood. Envisible’s new Wholechain traceability system will be powered by Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance service; it’s designed to give grocery partners more insight into the ethical sourcing and …

Blockchain en entreprise : le guide ultime pour tout comprendre

Sommaire Qu’est-ce que la blockchain : une chaîne de blocs est une version unique de la vérité rendue possible par un registre immuable horodaté et sécurisé, dont des copies sont détenues par plusieurs parties. Pourquoi c’est important : la blockchain permet d’authentifier un acte (comme une transaction) et de renforcer …

12 blockchain-related jobs to consider in 2020

For more than a year, blockchain management and development has topped some lists of the hottest skills in the IT job market, and thousands of blockchain jobs in the U.S. are now up for grabs. According to a mid-year salary survey from Janco Associates, a management consulting firm that conducts …

Facebook won’t launch cryptocurrency until U.S. regulators approve

In a prepared statement to a House oversight committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said plans to launch a global payments system will remain on hold until U.S. regulators approve it. The comments end speculation Libra coin could go live in nations where there is no government pushback. The statement, published …