Denver to Use Mobile Voting Blockchain Platform Aimed at Overseas Voters in Elections

The capital and most populous city in the United States state of Colorado, Denver, will use a smartphone app based on blockchain technology for casting municipal election this May, PR Newswire reports Thursday, March 7. According to the announcement, the City and County of Denver will implement a mobile voting platform backed with blockchain tech targeting the “active-duty military, their eligible dependents and overseas voters,” who will be able to use their smartphones to participate in the Denver municipal elections. As the article states: “Eligible voters will be able to…

South Africa’s Standard Bank to Launch Permissioned Blockchain for Overseas Exchange Services

South Africa’s Standard Bank will soon launch its private permissioned blockchain for overseas exchange trades on behalf of corporate clients, fintech news outlet FinExtra reports Thursday, Feb. 28. The platform, which is set to go live in the second half of 2019, is based on the Hyperledger Fabric — a foundation for developing applications or solutions for enterprise with a modular architecture. The South African bank is also planning to connect its foreign currency trading app, Shyft, to the blockchain platform. The blockchain-driven system is expected to speed up the…

John McAfee Will Run His Presidential Campaign Overseas

US entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast John McAfee has fled the United States to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign. The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019 John McAfee Runs for President John McAfee is the founder of the famous McAfee antivirus software. Back in June of 2018, the cryptocurrency enthusiast announced his plans to run for the US…

China Threatens Overseas Tax Havens, Will Investors Flock to Crypto

Since early 2018, the government of China has tightened policies targeting millionaire investors in the country holding their wealth overseas to avoid large taxes, and it may lead local investors to alternative assets like crypto. Chinese investors rely on the Swiss offshore banking industry, Hong Kong real estate market, and foreign stock markets to hoard millions of dollars worth of properties, assets, and cash outside of mainland China. But, local financial authorities have started to crackdown on investors that amass significant wealth in overseas markets. Will Investors Move to Crypto?…

LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers

LG Uplus – a South Korean cellular carrier owned by the nation’s fourth largest conglomerate, LG Corporation – is launching a blockchain-based overseas payment service. Announced Sunday, the trial effort will see the company working with partners in Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. to offer users of three mobile carriers cheaper and faster payments when travelling internationally. Expected to launch early in 2019, the system is based on a blockchain cross-carrier payment platform provided by project partner, U.S.-based TBCASoft, according to The Korea Times. LG Uplus has also signed a memorandum…

Korean Mobile Carrier LGU+ Launches Blockchain-Based Overseas Payment System

South Korea’s LG UPlus, a mobile carrier owned by the country’s fourth largest conglomerate LG Corp., is launching a blockchain-based cross-carrier overseas payment service, Korea Times reports today, September 16. Last Thursday, September 13, LG UPlus had signed an MoU to develop the new service alongside three global partners: Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications, Japan’s SoftBank, and U.S.-based TBCASoft. Through the new service, users of one telecoms carrier will be able to frictionlessly complete transactions on the payment networks of another. According to the Korea Times, the first trial of the…

West Virginia Offers Overseas Residents Blockchain Voting Option for Midterm Elections

U.S. troops serving overseas will be able to use a smartphone app based on blockchain technology for casting federal election ballots in West Virginia this November, CNN reports August 6. The mobile voting platform, Voatz, employes facial recognition software to ensure that each voter matches their government-issued identification. CNN notes that the West Virginia will limit the use of the mobile app mainly to troops currently abroad. The West Virginia Secretary of State, Mac Warner, and Voatz, the Boston-based app developer, told CNN that they believe the app is secure…