UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot

The World Food Programme (WFP), the food assistance arm of the United Nations, is testing blockchain technology. In a blog post from earlier this month, the WFP detailed a project centered on a village in Pakistan. The test, which involved recording cash transactions on the...
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Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps

Ethereum developers had to shutter a highly anticipated app last week when two critical bugs provoked security concerns shortly after launch. Armed with a countdown clock and a big vision, the Ethereum Name System (ENS) was perhaps one of the most-anticipated projects on the network to date...
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Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis

Money transfer giant Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) published Western Union’s patent application for methods and systems related to “multi-network transaction analysis” on...
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