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Report: More than 65 Ways Blockchain Technology Can Fix Global Environmental Challenges

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San Francisco, United States, 14 September 2018 – A new World Economic Forum report released today at the Global Climate Action Summit in California identifies more than 65 ways blockchain can be applied to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges and calls for new global platforms to incubate ‘responsible blockchain ecosystems’ rather than just individual applications or companies.

Produced in collaboration with PwC, Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet also identifies eight game-changers where the technology can fundamentally transform the way the world manages its natural resources. These range from decentralising management of natural resources such as energy and water, to creating more transparent supply chains that drive greater sustainability, and providing new mechanisms for raising the trillions of dollars that will be needed to deliver low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.

Blockchain-enabled solutions are currently being explored to improve the sustainability of global supply chains and could help overcome illegal activities by tracking fish from “bait to plate”, or commodities like palm oil, beef, and soy from “farm to fork”. Such transparency is vital in influencing consumer decisions, updating supply chain practices and triggering new governance arrangements. Blockchain-enabled smart contracts could, for instance, be used to underpin innovative tenure arrangements that give specific resource rights to communities or fishers.

According to the report, these and other opportunities have been largely untapped by developers, investors, and governments, and represent an opportunity to unlock and monetise value that is currently embedded in environmental systems.

environmental challenges“Blockchain’s potential to fundamentally redefine how business, government, and society operate has generated considerable hype,” said Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distribute Ledger Technology at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “Despite this hype, there are many challenges to overcome – it is still a nascent technology undergoing rapid development. Now is the right time for stakeholders to work together to ensure the development of responsible blockchain solutions that are good for people and the planet.”

Celine Herweijer, Partner, PwC UK, added: “It is important for anyone thinking about developing or investing in a blockchain application for the environment to take a step back and ask three essential questions: will blockchain solve the actual problem, can downside risks or unintended consequences be acceptably managed, and has the right ecosystem of stakeholders been built?”

If harnessed in the right way, blockchain has significant potential to enable the transition to cleaner and more resource-preserving decentralised solutions, unlock natural capital and empower communities. This is particularly important for the environment, where the tragedy of the commons and challenges related to non-financial value are prevalent.

“If history has taught us anything, it is that these transformative changes will not happen automatically,” said Dominic Waughray, Head of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Global Public Goods. “They will require deliberate collaboration between diverse stakeholders ranging from technology industries through to environmental policy-makers, and will need to be underpinned by new platforms that can support these stakeholders to advance not just a technology application, but the systems shift that will enable it to truly take hold.”

Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet forms part of a series of reports from the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth project, run in association with the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Bitcoin Events to Host South Africa’s First Crypto Festival

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Bitcoin Events is delighted to be hosting South Africa’s first Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019.

Bitcoin EventsThere’s been a lot of renewed interest in cryptocurrencies in Africa and globally, and the Crypto Festival will highlight the exciting opportunities that cryptocurrencies offer individuals and organisations: from investing, trading, mining and transacting to privacy, security, price volatility, tokenisation of assets, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs).

South Africa is at the forefront of crypto adoption. It has the highest percentage, 10.7%, of internet users owning cryptocurrencies, twice the global average of 5.5%, according to a recent international survey by social media management firm Hootsuite in partnership with London-based WeAreSocial.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have certainly changed the way we think about money, privacy, investments, payments and more. Cryptocurrencies are a disruptive innovation that numerous start-ups and individuals are leveraging, along with blockchain technology, to build innovative products and services for consumers and businesses alike.

We are expecting about 150-200 attendees from various backgrounds and industries at the Crypto Festival: crypto exchanges, payment systems, investment firms, mining operations, trading enthusiasts and companies, ICOs and IEOs, legal practitioners, crypto enthusiasts, blockchain developers, thought leaders, industry innovators and entrepreneurs.

Grab your Early Adopter ticket now for ONLY R450!

The Crypto Festival Call for Papers is Open

Our call for papers is now open, so don’t miss this opportunity to share your insights and expertise with our audience by submitting your paper now.

For more information on the Crypto Festival, visit Cryptofest or email the team at info@blockchainafrica.co.

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“Mobile Localbitcoins” Totalcoin Integrates Ripple

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Mobile cryptocurrency platform Totalcoin to add support for Ripple. Users of Totalcoin will be able to create wallets for XRP in addition to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dash wallets.

For the first time in the history of cryptocurrency, XRP can be transferred anywhere in the world by phone number.

The update is currently being tested and will be released soon.

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Moreover, Totalcoin added a feature of instant exchange of Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV for Bitcoin and vice versa. The platform now supports 20 cryptocurrencies for exchange.

The nearest plans of Totalcoin are the development of a web version of the app, an increase of the number of supported cryptocurrencies, and redesign of user interface elements.  

Totalcoin is a unique mobile cryptocurrency app, that combines a cryptocurrency wallet, a P2P platform for buying and selling Bitcoin, and an opportunity to instantly exchange Bitcoin for another cryptocurrency and vice versa.

Beta testing of Totalcoin was successfully completed late in 2018. The app has been downloaded more than 15 thousand times.

Major advantages of the app are low fees, built-in cryptocurrency wallet, opportunity to send cryptocurrency using a phone number, live customer support, convenient user interface, and profitable referral program.

The application is available on iOS and Android.

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AnthemGold Announces Minting of First 1000 AGLD Gold Stablecoins Fully Backed And Fully Insured Gold Bars In Highly Secure Class 3 Vault

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April 29, 2019, Austin, TXAnthemGold, Inc. a Texas-based blockchain company, is proud to announce the minting of its first 1000 AGLD gold stablecoins on April 23rd, 2019.  After successfully launching mainnet live on April 10th, 2019, the company now has 100% insured, fully gold-backed with all bars on video asset tokens available for purchase. 

Anthem Blanchard, CEO of AnthemGold, states, “Our team is very excited to combine gold with a stablecoin, bringing the power of freedom of wealth movement and store of value stability to people all over the world.”

AGLD gold token is the first gold stablecoin offered to U.S. citizens as well as to residents of 174 total countries.

Cynthia Blanchard, President of AnthemGold, says, “We have been working toward this goal for five years. This is a very proud moment for us.”

Grey Jabesi, AnthemGold’s Chief Visual Officer, adds: “AnthemGold is a perfect hybrid for those who strongly believe in both physical assets like gold, as well as the revolutionary potential of cryptocurrencies.”

All AGLD tokens are fully backed by .9999 fine gold kilogram bars. Each kilobar backs 1000 AGLD stablecoins.  All kilobars are stored in a high security, private Class 3 vaulting facility on video surveillance.  All kilobars are fully insured, making AnthemGold the first blockchain stablecoin to have this highest level of security and insurance.

All bar inventory is photographed with x-ray spectrometer, tracked and stored by the Hercules protocol, an indisputable tracking system launched October 29th, 2018.  All bar inventory logs are viewable and all kilogram bars are on video display live on the AnthemGold website. 

About AnthemGold, Inc.

AnthemGoldAnthemGold offers a new, cost-effective, convenient and secure way to buy, own and utilise physical gold electronically as a peer-to-peer store of value. Its blockchain-powered crypto token/digital asset AGLD provides one of the lowest cost and most flexible forms of direct gold ownership. Each AGLD is backed by one gram of gold, and each token represents direct ownership of physical gold bullion held in the form of fully-allocated, segregated London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Good Delivery bars within the highly-secure and insured Anthem Bunker storage facility.

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Josh Gunter, Director of Client Services jgunter@anthemgold.com

Website: https://anthemgold.com/

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