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BlackBerry Is Launching A Blockchain-Based Platform For Medical Data Sharing

The company is using its network operation center (NOC) to power a blockchain digital ledger that aims to create a secure global system for storing and sharing patient medical data, a release states. The blockchain is provided by Onebio, a peer-to-peer marketplace for biodata. BlackBerry Limited has now come up with a blockchain solution for secure data sharing among healthcare providers in order to improve patient outcomes. BlackBerry, the longtime developer of smartphones and tablets, has recently unveiled BlackBerry Spark, an Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform, that aims to transform…

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In Melbourne, Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating Tax Officials Net AU$50K

Per Australian newspaper reports, four victims have so far lost amounts totaling AU$50,000 on the understanding that they were settling a tax debt. According to detectives at Maribyrnong Crime Investigation Unit, all the victims hail from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Despite a scam alert issued by the Australian Taxation Office late last month, fraudsters impersonating employees of the tax body have still managed to con victims thousands of dollars. The fraudsters not only informed the victims that they had a tax debt that required to be paid, but they also suggested…

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Banks are Interested Towards Crypto, Await for Regulators to Invest

Rebecca Harding, who operates as the CEO of Coriolis Technologies, a trade technology company that provides services to major banks and corporations in the traditional finance sector, said in an interview with Forbes contributor Billy Bambrough that the vast majority of banks are healthily skeptical and curious about crypto. According to Rebecca Harding, a financial journalist and the acclaimed author of “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of policy and economics,” major financial institutions are waiting to invest in the crypto market. As Crypto world news reported, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup,…

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South Korea to Double Crypto Taxes, Says Exchanges Are Not Venture Firms

First proposed by South Korea’s Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Startups in August, the revision to the law called for Korea’s domestic blockchain industry, including cryptocurrency exchanges, to be removed from the government’s official classified list of certified venture firms. In a blow to the industry, the government of South Korea has stuck with its legislative proposal to exclude the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry from being certified as venture firms. As Cryptoworld news reported at the time, the enactment of the proposal would mean that cryptocurrency startups…

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