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E-voting to become reality soon? Here’s what Election Commission should do before going for blockchain polls
Politics

E-voting to become reality soon? Here’s what Election Commission should do before going for blockchain polls

Countries such as the United States, Argentina, Russia, Estonia, Thailand and South Korea in the past have utilised the blockchain methods for conducting voting processes for their citizens

LaLiga joins blockchain world and launches NFTs to give clubs new revenue stream
Sports

LaLiga joins blockchain world and launches NFTs to give clubs new revenue stream

The Spanish league is the first of the top five football leagues to sign a major NFT partnership, according to Sorare, which has Griezmann as an investor and Gerard Pique as an strategic adviser.

Bitcoin mining is an energy guzzler and neither your office nor home computer are up to it
World

Bitcoin mining is an energy guzzler and neither your office nor home computer are up to it

Mining is a central operation in the Bitcoin universe as it not only facilitates the creation of new Bitcoin but also keeps the entire Bitcoin system of recording transactions running

The more things change, the more they stay the same: A short story about art and NFTs
Arts & Culture

The more things change, the more they stay the same: A short story about art and NFTs

While browsing through the Instagram handles of galleries and museums publicising online viewing rooms and socially distanced preview evenings, Mrs Q stopped at this wordy headline: A non-fungible token by American artist Beeple sold for $69 million at Christie’s — the most expensive ever sold at an auction.

LVMH, Prada use blockchain to let consumers access product information, in a bid to promote transparency
Tech

LVMH, Prada use blockchain to let consumers access product information, in a bid to promote transparency

Luxury groups have long worried about fake copies of their products, and they are keen to let customers know about how they are made in order to build their brands.

Will NFT trend in art prove to be next frontier in trading, or merely a new form of 'tulip mania'?
Arts & Culture

Will NFT trend in art prove to be next frontier in trading, or merely a new form of 'tulip mania'?

Since the 17th century, tulip mania has become a byword for the irrationality of financial bubbles.

How two crypto investors spent $70 million on a Beeple piece, securing their place in art history
Tech

How two crypto investors spent $70 million on a Beeple piece, securing their place in art history

Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran describe the nerve-racking final moments of the online auction for a collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple.

Decoding the allure of crypto art: Manufactured scarcity, the social construct of value drive demand for NFTs
Arts & Culture

Decoding the allure of crypto art: Manufactured scarcity, the social construct of value drive demand for NFTs

Some crypto artists, who have felt excluded by the mainstream art world, say they have found more support in the crypto community and can now earn a living making art.

India Today Conclave: India will not 'shut off all windows' for cryptocurrency, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

India Today Conclave: India will not 'shut off all windows' for cryptocurrency, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking at the India Today Conclave on 14 March, Sitharaman said that a Cabinet note is being prepared on the issue of formulation of cryptocurrency in India

As Beeple's digital art piece sells for $70 million, understanding the craze behind NFTs
Tech

As Beeple's digital art piece sells for $70 million, understanding the craze behind NFTs

One purpose of NFTs is that they can be used to trace an object’s digital provenance, allowing a select few to prove ownership.

The tricky world of NFT art: Why a blockchain company burnt and completely digitised a Banksy piece
Arts & Culture

The tricky world of NFT art: Why a blockchain company burnt and completely digitised a Banksy piece

The company behind the stunt, called Injective Protocol, bought the screen print from a New York gallery. They then live-streamed its burning on the Twitter account BurntBanksy.

In a first, Christie’s to sell Beeple's digital artwork and accept payment in cryptocurrency
World

In a first, Christie’s to sell Beeple's digital artwork and accept payment in cryptocurrency

Beeple is selling these works as NFTs — nonfungible tokens — digital collectibles that use blockchain technology as authentication.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ripple Labs donates $200,000 to help US battle coronavirus
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ripple Labs donates $200,000 to help US battle coronavirus

Ripple Labs mentioned that the donation in their “own backyard” was but the first step in their commitment of being a “part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Collaboration using blockchain technology is key to solving a lot of systemic issues in banking sector says IBM's Jitan Chandanani
News & Analysis

Collaboration using blockchain technology is key to solving a lot of systemic issues in banking sector says IBM's Jitan Chandanani

In the first phase of this network, the banks set up a live network for supply-chain vendors across India to register themselves

FBI arrests US blockchain expert for helping North Korea evade sanctions
News & Analysis

FBI arrests US blockchain expert for helping North Korea evade sanctions

Virgil Griffith travelled to North Korea to attend the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference

HSBC plans to move from paper-based records to blockchain to track $20 bn worth of assets
News & Analysis

HSBC plans to move from paper-based records to blockchain to track $20 bn worth of assets

Proponents say the blockchain will upend the financial sector by cutting out costly processes or the need for middlemen

China's digital currency will not seek full control of individuals' transaction details, says central bank official
News & Analysis

China's digital currency will not seek full control of individuals' transaction details, says central bank official

China is preparing to be the first country to roll out a digitised domestic currency, a development that is being closely watched by the world's financial services industries

Chinese daily cautions investors to stay rational after blockchain and bitcoin stocks soared
News & Analysis

Chinese daily cautions investors to stay rational after blockchain and bitcoin stocks soared

Xi Jinping said last week that China should accelerate the development of blockchain technology

Blockchain is at the same stage of development as the internet was in the 1990s: Pundi X Labs CEO Zac Cheah
News & Analysis

Blockchain is at the same stage of development as the internet was in the 1990s: Pundi X Labs CEO Zac Cheah

How does a blockchain-powered phone work? What are its benefits? Where would we use one?

HSBC completes first blockchain-based letter of credit transaction in yuan
News & Analysis

HSBC completes first blockchain-based letter of credit transaction in yuan

HSBC has been looking to use blockchain to streamline the paper-based and bureaucratic business of financing trade.