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Group of US Advocacy Calls for National Action Plan on Blockchain

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A blockchain advocacy group of The Chamber of Digital Commerce has asked the U.S. government to apply a national strategy for blockchain technology.

A blockchain advocacy group of The Chamber of Digital Commerce has asked the U.S. government to apply a national strategy for blockchain technology.

 

On Wednesday, the recommendations for the plan was released by the organization. The organization has also requested the government to promote and support the blockchain industry through clear and supportive public statements.

 

According to the Chamber, until now most of the public statements from the U.S. government on cryptocurrencies were in the form of warnings and enforcement actions. Instead, there is a need for “clearly effective and expressive statement of support for the private sector” on blockchain for the benefit of the government, business and consumers.

 

The group further added that the U.S. government agencies should also coordinate with each other to develop blockchain policies, guidance, rules, and regulations. There should be a “light-touch regulatory approach” and the industry must have clarity on what laws apply to blockchain-based applications and digital tokens.

 

Chamber of Digital Commerce founder and president Perianne Boring said that the other developed nations are promoting the adoption of blockchain and digital assets. It is imperative that the U.S. should also recognize the power and potential of blockchain technology.

 

The U.S. government should also create an office to coordinate on blockchain strategy,  the chamber recommended.

 

The chamber further argued that blockchain technology has the potential to streamline processes across industries, including cybersecurity, financial services, healthcare, supply chain, and more. The lawmakers should reach out and cooperate with entrepreneurs in order to develop the national blockchain strategy.

 

Some U.S. lawmakers have already been making legislative efforts in the crypto and blockchain space. Back in October, a bipartisan bill was introduced, proposing the creation of a “consensus-based definition of blockchain.”

 

In December, two more bipartisan bills were introduced aimed to prevent crypto price manipulation and to boost acceptance of blockchain technology.

 

And, just last week, lawmakers in the U.S. state passed three bills related to blockchain and cryptos.

 

One bill is designed to recognize digital assets like property and clears the way for banks to act as crypto custodians, the others aim to enable securities to be issued in the form of a token and create “special purpose depository institutions” to enable blockchain businesses to access traditional banking services. All three are now awaiting signature by the state governor to officially become law.

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Adoption: Courts in France adopt blockchain technology

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The NCC or National Council of Clerks of France have finally tested a blockchain technology-based solution for the courts of the country.

The NCC or National Council of Clerks of France recently made an announcement that they have finally tested a blockchain technology-based solution for the courts and are now prepared to launch it throughout France. The National Council of Clerks is a representation of the clerks of the corporate and commercial registry in around a hundred thirty-hour workplaces in France. The workplaces depend upon one another for sharing important data.

 

The goal of NCC France

The NCC is determined to streamline and position the latest information technology that capitulates something that is known as ‘the single version of the truth’. The data tracks an organization’s growth, dissolution, change of location etc. The sharing of data amongst each other was earlier a big challenge for the NCC.

 

The project based on blockchain technology had an aim of rapid cycle times and precision of information. In the pilot phase of the project, the National Council of Clerks in France was able to lessen the timing of registry operation involving a lot of days to just one day.

 

According to the president of France National Council of Clerks, Sophie Jonval, the project based on blockchain technology is an outcome of the partnership with IBM. IBM who is already an expert in blockchain technology and cryptography has been serving as a technological partner.

 

According to the NCC, the project shall be rolled out in the 1st half of 2019 and the project shall ensure a transparent and improved dynamics of the interactions between the clerks.

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HSBC Bank Looking to Expand Blockchain Platform Voltron in South Korea

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HSBC, the largest bank in Europe is searching for banks in South Korea for launching Voltron, it's blockchain platform as reported by the Korean Times.

HSBC, the largest bank in Europe is searching for banks in South Korea for launching Voltron, it’s blockchain platform as reported by the Korean Times.

 

HSBC Voltron:

The Voltron platform delivers a more quick method to process and settle invoices using by using permissioned blockchain technology. The permissioned blockchain stops the transactional data from being shared with everyone but instead, the data is shared with only consented users. The platform decreases the time that is usually required for the total process.

 

According to Joshua Kroeker, the innovation director of HSBC, the platform would mostly impact the process timing. Thus the transparency which comes with blockchain, as well as the rapid flow, would help the banks in managing their working capital as well as their cash flows. Kroeker reached out to the banks in South Korea to partner with their blockchain platform i.e. Voltron for the letters of credit.

 

HSBC’s blockchain platform was initiated in 2018 and is currently partnered with seven banks namely Standard Chartered, Bangkok Bank, BNP Paribas, ING, CTBC Holding, SEB, and NatWest. The platform is still in its pilot stage however, it shall soon be launched commercially.

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World’s biggest Blockchain ETF on London Stock Exchange

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The world's biggest blockchain ETF is scheduled to be launched by Invesco on the London Stock Exchange by Invesco, a large investment management company.

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world have been curiously waiting for a bitcoin ETF to be approved by the SEC or any other potential government in the world. However, before a bitcoin ETF, the world’s biggest blockchain ETF is scheduled to be launched by Invesco on the London Stock Exchange. Invesco is a large investment management company that has more than $800 billion in assets under management.

 

World’s biggest Blockchain ETF

At the launch, the Blockchain ETF will invest in a portfolio of forty-eight companies including the CME Group, a US exchange which had earlier launched bitcoin futures on the exchange and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, a company that supplies crypto mining machines. Other companies are those that have an exposer to the blockchain technology.

 

The Blockchain ETF will be based on a proprietary scoring system made by Elwwod Asset Management LLP. According to Bin Ren, the chief executive officer at Elwood, the blockchain goes past cryptocurrencies. He mentioned that although blockchain technology is mostly being used by financial companies, it will be implemented in a vast range of industries soon.

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