Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, has called for an exploration to see if blockchain can make the U.S. government more efficient and transparent.
In a speech before the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress on Tuesday, McCarthy saidthat blockchain is “revolutionizing” the security of the financial industry and that it can also help transform the “transparency of our own legislative process.”
“Why would we wait around and why wouldn’t we institute blockchain on our own?” he asked.
Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies’ legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.
The National Council of Clerks (NCC) project has already undergone tests involving four court clerks and IT providers, IBM said Thursday, and the system is planned to go into full-scale production in the first half of 2019. The goal is to allow clerks in commercial courts who maintain the country’s Register of Commerce and Companies do their job better and faster.
The clerks will use the system to share regulatory information about the difficulties companies experience, as well as changes in their status, like a change of court office in which a company is registered, name changes, and new branch office openings. When this information needs to be updated, the process can involve multiple regions, so that local registries need to coordinate, and here is where the “single source of truth” afforded by blockchain tech can help.
在新加坡举行的国际航空运输协会（IATA）世界货物研讨会上，新加坡物流公司Cargo Community Network和微软共同推出一款基于区块链的航空货物的计费、成本计算和对账系统。这套基于区块链的系统是在微软的Azure云计算服务上开发的。
Microsoft launch blockchain air cargo billing, costing and reconciliation system
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Singapore-based logistics company Cargo Community Network (CCN) and Microsoft launched a blockchain-based billing, costing and reconciliation system for air cargo at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium in Singapore this week.
Cryptocurrency backers are hoping the Securities and Exchange Commission will soon permit retail investors to trade bitcoin on the public markets, but the agency’s chief has a list of requirements that must be met before that happens.
In an exclusive interview with FOX Business, Chairman Jay Clayton defended his stance on the digital currency, arguing he is not against the asset but rather has concerns over the potential for manipulation and wants to ensure investors are protected.
Two national securities bodies in Canada have issued a joint consultation paper on March 14, aiming to gather industry feedback about cryptocurrency token regulation.
In a summary press release about the paper, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) said it was necessary to adapt existing laws in order to cope with the emergence of new trading platforms specializing in crypto-assets.
The CSA is a national standards group covering 57 different areas, while the IIROC is a self-regulatory body overseeing investment dealers and trading platforms.
“This consultation outlines a proposed regulatory framework that provides clarity for platforms, greater market integrity and protection for investors,” CSA Chair Louis Morisset commented in the press release. Morisset also stated:
“Platforms have told us that a tailored regulatory framework is welcome as they seek to build consumer confidence and expand their businesses across Canada and globally.”