California Agency Backs Green-Energy Pilot Using RSK’s Bitcoin Smart Contracts

The California Energy Commission, the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, is funding an experimental market for carbon-credit trading on a public blockchain.  Under a plan announced Friday, digital tokens will be awarded to participating businesses that cut their carbon footprint by powering electric van sharing, said Eduardo Javier Muñoz, CEO of EVShare, the […]

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Russia’s Sberbank Launches Blockchain on Hyperledger, Mulls Stablecoin in 2021

Sberbank, Russia’s biggest consumer bank, is launching a blockchain platform built on Hyperledger Fabric, potentially with its own stablecoin.  The blockchain system is designed for trade finance transactions, including exchanging letters of credit, the bank’s press representative told CoinDesk Thursday.  Anatoly Popov, Sberbank’s deputy chair, told the Russian newspaper Vedomosti on Wednesday that the the […]

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BnkToTheFuture Steps Away From Banks Citing Mounting Risk to Clients’ Assets

Online fintech and blockchain investment platform BnkToTheFuture is moving client assets to a Hong Kong-based trust company citing a “systemic risk” with traditional banking. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent […]

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