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New Blockchain-Based Smart City Project Planned for Cambodian Capital

News A Singaporean startup, Limestone Network, is using blockchain to sustain a smart neighbourhood at the heart of the Cambodian capital. As Tech in Asia reports on August 14, the 100-hectare mixed-use development in Phnom Penh encompasses residential properties, offices, retail centers, schools ..

BitPay Now Requires Your Photo ID for Purchases Over $3K in Bitcoin

News Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay is introducing new identity verification measures for certain high-value payments, refunds and payouts. According to an Aug. 1 announcement from the United States-based firm, the new measures notably do not apply to person-to-person payments using the B..

US Department of Commerce Offering 6-Figure Salary to Crypto Expert

News The United States Department of Commerce is looking to hire a computer scientist specializing in blockchain and identity management. According to a job listing from Aug. 9, the federal agency is seeking someone with at least one year of specialized experience in developing blockchain infrastr..

Civic, BitGo to Release New Wallet for Crypto and Identity Data

News Decentralized identity startup Civic and blockchain security firm BitGo plan to launch a new wallet using BitGo’s multisig technology in Q4 2019. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 23, the two firms revealed that the forthcoming “Civic Wallet” will host hold both cryptocurre..

Major Korean Firms Partner to Launch Blockchain Mobile ID System

News A consortium of major South Korean firms partnered to launch a blockchain-based mobile identification system in 2020, English-language local media Korea Times reports on July 14. Per the report, the participants are financial services firms KEB Hana Bank, Woori Bank, KOSCOM, mobile carriers S..

Decentralized Identity: How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control...

Microsoft wants you to take control of your personal data with its new blockchain project called the decentralized identity (DID) network, built on the bitcoin network.

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