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Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor

Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor

Mar 16, 2018

www.reuters.com

Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) and the U.S. State Department along with two other companies (Bitfury and Emercoin) said on Friday they are launching a project using blockchain’s digital ledger technology to create a secure registry for workers that will help fight the use of forced labor worldwide.

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Bitfury Lands on Forbes Fintech 50 List

Bitfury Lands on Forbes Fintech 50 List

Feb 13, 2018

www.forbes.com

While crypto hogs the headlines, technology is disrupting the $8.5 trillion (market cap) U.S. financial services industry in less flashy ways, changing how we invest, borrow and save; how big banks control risk; and how hedge funds analyze data and place their bets. Worldwide, $27.4 billion poured into fintech startups in 2017, Accenture reports, up 18% from 2016. With so much in play, it's not surprising that 22 companies are new on this, the third edition of our list. All our picks have operations, customers or impact in the U.S., even if they're not based here. Our list excludes publicly traded companies and their subsidiaries, as well as established financial players that are privately held.

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Hut 8: Bitcoin Chip Battle Brewing Behind Hut 8's Canadian Listing

Hut 8: Bitcoin Chip Battle Brewing Behind Hut 8's Canadian Listing

Feb 12, 2018

www.bloomberg.com

A new stock listing in Canada will soon give investors their first chance to buy into the booming market for computer chips driving most of the world’s bitcoin mining farms. Hut 8 Mining Corp. which is set to debut on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto this month, is backed by Bitfury Group Ltd., the main competitor to the Chinese company that dominates the market.

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Bitfury Enters Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Business with Crystal Launch

Bitfury Enters Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Business with Crystal Launch

Jan 30, 2018

www.coindesk.com

Bitfury isn't waiting for law enforcement to clean up the bitcoin space. After years of working with government agencies leery of bitcoin's seedy past, the blockchain services firm best known for its bitcoin transaction processing business has decided to take matters into its own hands. Launched today, a number of tools collectively identified as Crystal are intended to make it easy for users to identify and investigate criminal activity on the world's largest blockchain.

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Bitfury trumpets blockchain land registry with Republic of Georgia at Harvard and UN

Bitfury trumpets blockchain land registry with Republic of Georgia at Harvard and UN

Nov 10, 2017

www.ibtimes.co.uk

Blockchain infrastructure provider Bitfury Group will discuss its partnership with the Republic of Georgia to build the world's first blockchain-based land-titling project this week at Harvard Business School and the United Nations. Harvard Business School has authored an educational case study on Bitfury's work in Georgia and the project will be launched before a group of students at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold

Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold

Oct 18, 2017

www.coindesk.com

The Global Blockchain Business Council is ramping up its presence in Europe. Announced today, the technology advocacy group co-founded by blockchain services firm Bitfury Group will host a blockchain-focused summit at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday in conjunction with Eva Kaili, a parliament member from Greece. At the event, the council will brief members of the EU parliament and representatives from the European Commission on the challenges and solutions offered by blockchain technology.

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How To Explain Cryptocurrencies And Blockchains To The Average Person

How To Explain Cryptocurrencies And Blockchains To The Average Person

Oct 03, 2017

www.forbes.com

Smith, the ex-global chief communications officer for Bitcoin hardware and software firm Bitfury and CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, along with Amanda Gutterman, the chief marketing officer of Ethereum venture production studio ConsenSys, rebut every common misconception about cryptocurrencies and answer all the most common questions about them.

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Politico Playbook - John Mercurio Joins The Bitfury Group

Politico Playbook - John Mercurio Joins The Bitfury Group

Sep 22, 2017

www.politico.com

TRANSITIONS -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- JOHN MERCURIO has been named deputy global chief communications officer of The Bitfury Group. He previously worked in senior strategic roles at Purple Strategies and Burson-Marsteller.

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Ukrainian ministry carries out first blockchain transactions

Ukrainian ministry carries out first blockchain transactions

Sep 07, 2017

www.reuters.com

Ukraine’s justice ministry carried out trial auctions using blockchain technology for the first time on Wednesday, part of an effort to improve transparency in government transactions. The project is part of a broader drive by the Ukrainian authorities to modernize state institutions and eliminate corruption, in exchange for a $40 billion bailout from the International Monetary fund and other donors. In April, global technology firm the Bitfury Group announced it was working with Ukraine to put a wide range of government data on a blockchain platform - a ledger of transactions that permanently records and tracks assets or transactions.

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Ukraine's Government Plans to Auction Seized Assets On a Blockchain

Ukraine's Government Plans to Auction Seized Assets On a Blockchain

Sep 07, 2017

www.coindesk.com

Ukraine's justice ministry has begun testing the use of a blockchain to digitally auction seized assets, according to a report by Reuters. The use of the platform will expand as the year progresses, with an eye to implementing state property and land registries onto the blockchain by the end of the year. Towards this goal, the government has been formally partnered with blockchain firm Bitfury since April.

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