UAE's Masdar Institute announces hosting of 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference

UAE’s Masdar Institute announces hosting of 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference

ABU DHABI- The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced that it is hosting the 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips, VLSI-SoC, on the theme of, ‘The Internet of Things: SoC Opportunities and Challenges’. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology . The Internet […]

Open source innovation in the public sector

Open source innovation in the public sector

With digitalization, open source technology is gaining momentum and governments are increasingly embracing open source solutions. In open government initiatives, open source has led to greater citizen participation and contribution. eGov Innovation speaks to Damien Wong, Vice President & General Manager ASEAN, Red Hat, on how government agencies can tap on open source to foster […]

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange, Bitflyer, plans to distribute and trade the new cryptocurrency. Some exchanges will only distribute the coins, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges […]

IBM Blockchain Payments Aren’t an Upbeat Signal for Cryptocurrencies

IBM Blockchain Payments Aren’t an Upbeat Signal for Cryptocurrencies

IBM Corp. ( NYSE:IBM ) recently announced cross-border payments using blockchain technology. Mastercard Inc. ( NYSE:MA ) followed with its own cross-border blockchain payment solution. IBM, in collaboration with several other banks, is enabling cross-border payments powered by Stellar’s cryptocurrency, Lumens. Payments will be sent in near real-time using IBM’s blockchain technology. The payment system […]