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Alethea to Launch Decentralized Network for Deepfakes and Synthetic Content

News Alethea AI is launching a decentralized Synthetic Content Network to track the usage and intellectual property of AI-generated content. The company plans to offer a wide selection of content, including but not limited to face-swapped deepfake videos. Alethea is a production studio for AI-gene..

Libra Association Forms Steering Committee to Guide Technical Development

News The Libra Association — the government body of the eponymous stablecoin introduced by Facebook in late 2019 — has formed a new committee to guide the network’s technical development. According to an announcement on Jan. 16, the Libra Association has voted to establish the five-member Technic..

Russia’s New Prime Minister Sets Course for Digital Economy

News The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation has called on the country to prioritize the development of the digital economy. As domestic news outlet RIA Novosti reported on Jan. 16, Mikhail Mishustin — who was confirmed in the position as the Prime Minister earlier today — noted some key prio..

JPMorgan’s DLT Spin-off Completes Industry’s First Hybrid Blockchain

News JPMorgan’s blockchain spin-off Kadena has fully launched its public blockchain, completing what it calls the “industry’s first hybrid blockchain platform.” Launched on Jan. 15, Kadena’s public blockchain includes full transactions and the ability to write smart contracts, the firm’s CEO co-fo..

UAE Can Save Over $3B by Deploying Blockchain, New Research Reveals

News The deployment of blockchain technology can save the United Arab Emirates (UAE) more than $3 billion, according to new findings. The findings were revealed in a white paper entitled “Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain: Case Studies and Learning from the United Arab Emirates,” Emirates News Ag..

Power Ledger Integrates Blockchain-Based Energy Auditing in Solar Power Asset

News Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will utilize a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 13, Power Ledger purchased the system from Perdaman Advan..

US Treasury to Complete PoC of Blockchain-Based Grants Payment System

News The United States Treasury Department has almost completed tests of a blockchain-based grants payment capability as part of the exploration of how the tech can improve such operations. As the Business of Federal Technology reported on Jan. 10, the Treasury Department launched a program design..

Privacy and Scalability of Lightning Network Lower Than Expected: Report

News Researchers from cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX have suggested that the privacy and scalability benefits of Bitcoin’s (BTC) implementation of the Lightning Network are less than expected. A report published by BitMEX on Jan. 11 illustrates the researchers’ efforts to determine the growth of t..

China’s Central Bank Completes Top-Later Design and Joint Tests of Planned CBDC

News The central bank of China has completed the top-layer design and joint testing of its soon-to-be-released central bank digital currency (CBDC). As domestic news outlet Sina reported on Jan. 10, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) accomplished the top-layer design of the planned digital yuan, develo..

Blockchain Developer Ant Financial Ranks Fifth Largest Private Firm in China

News Fintech and blockchain developer Ant Financial, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has been ranked the fifth most valuable private firm in China. In an inaugural rankings report by Hurun, which is best known for compiling a rich list for China, Ant Financial is the top firm in its fiel..

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