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One of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is to provide everyone in the world with legal identity. And Microsoft and its partners believe this is a perfect case for blockchain technology.
Microsoft has published a blog post announcing a new strategic partnership with R3, a leading financial services consortium, to bring blockchain technologies into mainstream banking.
An amendment to a proposed law in Russia will see those issuing surrogate currencies - such as Bitcoin - face up to seven years in prison. The new amendment also introduces fines of up to £25,000.
In a bid to shake up Aussie politics, Nathan Spataro and Max Kaye create a new party whose voting would be directly influenced by its participants and potentially supported by blockchain technology.
The Linux Foundation has come up with a name for its Blockchain group which was announced in December. It's now called 'The Hyperledger Project', the name's trademark was given by Digital Asset.
The first peer-reviewed study on Bitcoin is out but is expected to be published in May. It investigates participants knowledge about Bitcoin, why some don't use it, and its barriers.
The UK Government's Chief Scientific Adviser has written a report which suggests that it should adopt blockchain technology to help manage public money as it would reduce fraud.
A new report from the influential RAND think tank suggests that governments should attack Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to undermine the public's perception of their utility and security.
The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaboration effort to help speed up development of blockchain technology, making it suitable for enterprise use.
On Wednesday Apple removed popular Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from their app store, sparking outrage from the online community.