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  • Jet Token, HondaJet, private aviation, blockchain
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    Jet Token joins HondaJet to make private aviation with blockchain tech

    At Jet Token we envisioned for the first time, travellers being able to use one App to book a private jet, a commercial airline ticket or both, all on the same itinerary. To support our App and membership program, we selected the Best-In-Class HondaJet Elite aircraft for our customers in the United States. How are we changing private aviation? First, with blockchain technology*, we offer our members an alternative to buy or sell time they might not need if their travel changes. Second, for those who mix private and commercial travel on the same itinerary, we offer our App. Third, […] More

  • Health records go digital to fight fakes, restart air travel in Singapore, Singapore News & Top Stories
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    Health records go digital to fight fakes, restart air travel in Singapore, Singapore News & Top Stories

    SINGAPORE – In efforts to inspire confidence in cross-border travel amid the pandemic, Singapore is rolling out a tamper-proof digital system that captures an individual’s Covid-19 test results – and soon, vaccination records. A portal is launched today for authorised clinics to issue digital pre-departure Covid-19 test (PDT) certificates. The IQcert portal is compliant with GovTech’s HealthCerts – an open-source scheme and set of standards to ensure that the digital certificates can be widely recognised at local and overseas airports. The portal is owned by Innovative Diagnostics and Quest Laboratories, which will be merging to become the largest independent lab here, […] More

  • FATF to Update Its Guidelines On Stablecoins and Crypto-Service Providers
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    FATF to Update Its Guidelines On Stablecoins and Crypto-Service Providers

    News emanating from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) reveals that it will update and publish its laws concerning virtual asset providers (VASP) and cryptocurrency providers. Virtual asset providers include custody platforms, wallet providers, exchanges, and others providing similar services. After consulting with key stakeholders, the updated document will be made available to the public members through them. In a briefing made available to the public yesterday, the team members unanimously agreed at the firm’s three-day plenary session to update its policies on VASPs. When Will the New Policies Be Published? This intergovernmental firm revealed that it wouldn’t exceed early […] More

  • Nevada governor proposes giving tech firms power to govern governor Steve Sisolak Nevada proposal Blockchain
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    Nevada governor proposes giving tech firms power to govern governor Steve Sisolak Nevada proposal Blockchain

    Nevada s governor on Friday unveiled a proposal that would allow technology companies to establish jurisdictions with powers similar to those of county governments, arguing the state needed to be bold to diversify its economy and pushing back against those who have likened the idea to company towns. “This proposal is an exciting, unprecedented concept that has a potential to position Nevada as a global center of advanced technology and innovation, while helping to create immediate positive economic impact and shape the economy of the future,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said of his Innovation Zones idea. “As we’ve learned in the […] More

  • FATF updates guidance on crypto service providers, calls for public comments
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    FATF updates guidance on crypto service providers, calls for public comments

    The Financial Action Task Force says it is set to publish an update to its guidelines on cryptocurrencies and virtual asset service providers; a catch-all term including exchanges, wallet providers, and custody platforms, among others. This updated document will also be made available for public consultation from key stakeholders. According to a circular issued by the FATF on Thursday, the decision to update its guidance on VASPs was the result of the organization’s three-day plenary session. As part of its announcement, the intergovernmental that focuses on policies aimed at combating money laundering and terrorist financing revealed that the updated guidelines […] More

  • New HealthCerts scheme to issue digital Covid-19 test certificates & ensure smooth cross-border travel - Mothership.SG
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    New HealthCerts scheme to issue digital Covid-19 test certificates & ensure smooth cross-border travel – Mothership.SG

    HealthCerts, a set of open-source digital standards, will be used to support digitally verifiable cross-border travel. Minister for Smart Nation Vivian Balakrishnan announced in his Committee of Supply speech for the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group on Feb. 26, “We’re also developing a globally interoperable health cert standard, based on blockchain technology, to facilitate cross-border verification of health documents.” Co-developed by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), the scheme will be used to issue digital Covid-19 test result certificates, and be eventually extended to include vaccination certificates. Its use is expected to help smoothen […] More

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    FATF to Update “Travel Rule” Guidance

    Shutterstock The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental anti-money laundering organization, is preparing to issue an update to its crypto and VASPs guidelines in March, the watchdog said in a document published on Thursday. According to the announcement, the FATF guideline, which requires virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to share data on senders and recipients on their platforms, will have a draft updated in the first week of March. The decision was taken during a three-day plenary session, during which FATF member nations discussed their ongoing efforts in combating money laundering, and also which countries were failing to implement […] More

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    Hyperledger Unveils Plans for 2021 Global Forum

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced plans for Hyperledger Global Forum (HGF, #HyperledgerForum), the premier virtual enterprise blockchain event of 2021. The event, set for June 8-10, is open to users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from around the globe looking to connect, network and collaborate. To reach the growing, global base of people exploring and adopting Hyperledger technology, the virtual event will feature content tracks, delivered across a mix of time zones, tackling both business and technical next steps for scaling enterprise blockchain development and deployment.  […] More

  • HOPR Hosts Global Token Launch Event on Feb 24 After First-Of-Its-Kind DAO Experiment
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    HOPR Hosts Global Token Launch Event on Feb 24 After First-Of-Its-Kind DAO Experiment

    The HOPR Jungfrau release marks the first public release of the HOPR privacy protocol and HOPR token. HOPR’s token release mechanism was decided by a DAO vote, independent of the project itself. Zurich, Switzerland – HOPR, a Swiss Web3 pioneer, is holding a global event on February 24th to mark the launch of its token and privacy protocol. HOPR’s privacy protocol is the first to provide incentivized decentralized metadata privacy, ensuring people and devices can transfer data securely without leaking identifiable metadata. Users who run HOPR nodes can earn HOPR tokens for supporting HOPR’s global privacy network. Over the course […] More

  • Air France pilots blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system
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    Air France pilots blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system

    With travel and tourism being one of the hardest-hit industries by the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns, several stakeholders are increasingly prioritizing digital and contactless solutions. In this vein, Air France has partnered with MedAire, SGS, International SOS, and the International Chamber of Commerce to test a blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system. Beginning from March 11, Air France will begin the pilot test of the ICC AOKpass system developed by MedAire and the International SOS. The ICC AOKpass is an app that travelers can install on their smartphones that contains a secure record of their COVID-19 test results from approved labs. With the […] More

  • Blockchain Week in Review - February 2021 #2 | Perkins Coie
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    Blockchain Week in Review – February 2021 #2 | Perkins Coie

    Weekly Focus: Tesla buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin BNY Mellon launches crypto custody unit OCC welcomes new crypto company Iowa introduces smart contracts bill Rhode Island introduces blockchain act BitMEX publishes data storage framework for FATF ‘Travel Rule’ Bank of Korea says CBDCs are fiat currency Central Bank of Nigeria issues prohibition on crypto trading U.S. Developments Tesla buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin In a 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, Tesla announced that it had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin.  Tesla said the purchase of the bitcoin was approved by the Audit Committee […] More

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    Girona will test the health certificate in Ethereum for mass events – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

    A pilot test based on a blockchain application with the intention of recovering life as it was before the pandemic, will be carried out in the Catalan city of Girona, Spain, from February 25 to March 26. The goal is to enable people to travel, attend public events, shop, go to restaurants and do other activities that were previously everyday, without compromising the health of others. The Obrir Girona project initiative (Open Girona, in Spanish) is organized by the Blockchain Center of Catalonia (CBCat) and supported by the City Council, the University of Girona, and the Chambers of Commerce of […] More

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