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Facebook Hops Onto The Blockchain Train With The Appointment Of A New Engineering Director

Facebook Hops Onto The Blockchain Train With The Appointment Of A New Engineering Director

Things have finally settled for Facebook, with regards to blockchain technology. After much probing, the social media giant finally gave in by hiring a new lead dedicated to its upcoming blockchain division. Evan Cheng, one of Facebook’s senior engineers, has been appointed to the position of “director of engineering, blockchain”, … Read the rest

$150 Billion-Valued Ant Financial Makes a Big Bet on Blockchain Technology

$150 Billion-Valued Ant Financial Makes a Big Bet on Blockchain Technology

Jack Ma-led Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s fintech conglomerate Ant Financial considers blockchain technology as one of the five key technologies that will dominate every industry in the long-term. In terms of immutability and decentralization, blockchain technology in its current form is impeccable. It is able to process sensitive data and … Read the rest

Russia: Financial University to Store Diplomas via Blockchain

Russia: Financial University to Store Diplomas via Blockchain

A state university in Russia has announced that it will store diploma records using blockchain technology, the institution announced in an official statement. According to the statement and a tweet from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the institution has recorded “all diplomas issued over the … Read the rest