Exploring Digital Currency and E-payments in the Caribbean

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-+*This article was originally published by Shiva Bissessar in the Trinidad Express and posted on the Pinaka Technology Solutions blog. It is reposted here with permission.  In November 2014, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) commenced a study entitled “Opportunities and risks associated with the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean,” where… Read more »

What Do the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals Mean for the Blockchain?

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-+*The UN is conducting a Summit this week (Sept 25 – 27, 2015) to adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are meant to shape national level strategies for development and poverty alleviation for the next 15 years.  The 17 goals include items like: ensuring gender equality, achieving food security, combating climate change, conserving… Read more »

Call for Participation: The 2015 Digital Currency Adoption Survey is now open!

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-+*Coin Academy is now in the process of gathering data for their first white paper project: The Digital Currency Adoption Report. As part of the research process, a short survey has been created for digital currency owners around the world. The survey is now available online at http://digitalagencyasia.com/email-marketing/mailer/surveys.php?id=8 

DCC Convenes LIVE Social Impact Chat with Factom, BitGive, MIT’s Media Lab, and Code to Inspire

-+*On September 15th, the Digital Currency Council partnered with TechChange, the leading provider of online education in technology and social change, to host a LIVE conversation about how digital currency can impact global development. Headline speakers included: Factom’s President, Peter Kirby The BitGive Foundation’s Executive Director, Connie Gallippi The MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative’s… Read more »

AlphaPoint’s Vadim Telyatnikov on How Bitcoin Is Changing the Exchange Landscape

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-+*As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Inside Bitcoins, the DCC’s CEO, David Berger, had the opportunity to interview the thought leaders that will be speaking at the Inside Bitcoins Conference in New York City on April 27­-29, 2015. Today, we share an interview with Vadim Telyatnikov, the CEO at AlphaPoint.

Stuart Hoegner, Jerry Brito Release New Book, “The Law of Bitcoin”

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-+*Stuart Hoegner, General Counsel to the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Jerry Brito, Executive Director of Coin Center, and a number of top legal experts released a new book, “The Law of Bitcoin,” this month. The book is the first of its kind to dig into cryptocurrency law in four jurisdictions: Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom,… Read more »

Chamber of Digital Commerce, DCC Partner on Education and Advocacy

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-+*The Chamber of Digital Commerce (“Chamber”) and the Digital Currency Council (DCC) announced last week a key strategic partnership to strengthen the advocacy and education efforts for the digital asset and digital currency industry. Through this initiative led by the Chamber, the DCC will extend education and training opportunities to the Chamber’s members as part… Read more »