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Power Ledger Completes Peer-to-Peer Solar Energy Trading Trial in India

News Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger and Indian electricity distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have completed a peer-to-peer (P2P) solar power trading trial in the country. Power Ledger announced the news in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 14, ..

Bitcoin Ban Means India Will Get More Corrupt Under Modi — Tim Draper

News India is leaving itself vulnerable to corruption by attempting to ban cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), says Tim Draper. Speaking to California-based media outlet Indica on Oct. 31, the pro-Bitcoin VC investor called on prime minister Narendra Modi to rethink the current hostile enviro..

Blockchain and AI Have ‘Revolutionized’ War — India Defence Minister

News India’s Defence Minister believes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data will form part of the future of warfare. As local daily news outlet Times of India reported on Nov. 4, Rajnath Singh highlighted the potential of blockchain, along with big data and AI, in defen..

10th-Largest Indian State to Release Policy for Blockchain and AI

News The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is reportedly working on a state-level policy for blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). On Oct. 31, local news outlet The Times of India reported that Tamil Nadu, the 10th-largest state in India, is working on separate policies for blockchain a..

India Not Alone in Libra Crypto Aversion, Says Finance Minister

India remains one of the more hostile countries when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Facebook’s proposed Libra crypto hasn’t been exempted from this crypto aversion. However, authorities in New Delhi aren’t the only ones wary of Libra. In fact, since the project’s white paper was published, there has..

‘No Borders’ — Alistair Milne Sends Bitcoin Instead of $2.6K Gold Bar

News Bitcoin (BTC) investor Alistair Milne was eventually forced to send Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 gold bar as part of his recent giveaway. Following a giveaway announcement on Sept. 19, Milne has revealed the winner as well as other giveaway details in a thread on Twitter on Oct. 22. Giveaway ..

Indian University Students Create Blockchain-Based System for Online Voting

News A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables voters to cast their ballots online. The voting system was developed by three students from Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women, local business and finance publication The Hindu Busin..

Minister Says India, Like Other Nations, Extremely Cautious on Libra

News Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India — like many others, in his view — is showing a high degree of caution in regard to Facebook’s Libra. During last week’s 2019 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. — which included a dis..

Samsung SDS Partners With Tech Mahindra for a New DLT Product

News Samsung SDS, the IT subsidiary of global tech giant Samsung, has announced a joint initiative to launch a new blockchain-based traceability product. To develop the new project, Samsung SDS partnered with American software firm Pega and Tech Mahindra, a subsidiary of major Indian multinational..

Supreme Court of India Postpones Cryptocurrency Ban Hearing to November

News The Supreme Court of India has postponed a hearing that would consider the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ban on providing services to cryptocurrency-related business. In an Oct. 16 session on the ban that prohibits banks and financial institutions from providing digital currency-related servi..

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