Fraud warning from Blockchain Ireland

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It has come to our attention that certain social media channels and groups are styling themselves as Blockchain Ireland, with reference to our website at www.blockchainireland.ie These groups have been reported to encourage investment, open digital wallets, and solicit payments. Blockchain Ireland does not, under any circumstances, offer investment, financial, or commercial advice on any […]

Central Bank of Ireland CP156 – Central Bank approach to innovation engagement in financial services

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Further to the Blockchain Ireland Webinar with the Central Bank of Ireland’s Eoin FItzgerald, the consultation period on “Central Bank approach to innovation engagement in financial services” is still open. The consultation period is open for responses from 8 November 2023 to 8 February 2024. Since April 2018 and the launch of its Innovation Hub, […]

Webinar: Central Bank of Ireland – Innovation engagement with financial services

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The Central Bank of Ireland launched its Innovation Hub in 2018 and has sought to develop its capabilities and reach in line with the continuous development of the fintech innovation ecosystem. It has recently launched the Consultation Paper 156, “Central Bank approach to innovation engagement in financial services” and now seeks feedback from the community. […]

Electricity demand at data centres seen doubling in three years

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Global electricity demand from data centres, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence (AI) could more than double over the next three years, adding the equivalent of Germany’s entire power needs, the International Energy Agency forecasts in its latest report. A Bloomberg article reports  there are more than 8,000 data centers globally, with about 33% in the US, […]

Skills Needs Analysis Roundtable

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Blockchain Ireland Education, Skills, and Innovation working group, in association with MTU, is conducting a skills needs analysis of the blockchain sector in Ireland. The aim of this analysis is to assess the current skills shortages, investigate the need for specific master classes or micro credential courses, and analyse the links that exist between the […]

Monthly Meeting Webinar — Blockchain: exploring standards, value, and meaning for business

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SEEBLOCKS.eu is a Digital Europe Programme project with the mission of delivering targeted, democratic, and industry-driven support to European interests in standardisation within the Blockchain/DLT domain. SEEBLOCKS brings together EU researchers and open standards specialists, along with industry and policy experts. Playing a leading role in the initiative is Blockchain Ireland’s Fiona Delaney, working group […]

Bitcoin ETFs win SEC approval

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US regulators have approved bitcoin ETFs, dramatically broadening access to the 15-year-old cryptocurrency, reports CoinDesk. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday declared effective key filings from the markets seeking to list the groundbreaking products. They will begin trading on Thursday (11/01/2024). About a dozen companies, including BlackRock, Fidelity and Grayscale, sought to create bitcoin […]

Blockchain Ireland podcast series launched

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A new podcast series, Blockchain Leaders’ Insights, has been launched by Blockchain Ireland. Now available on Spotify, the series features leaders from all aspects of the blockchain, crypto, and Web3 world, sharing their insights and experiences, in conversation with working and steering group members from Blockchain Ireland. The  inagural episode features a dive into the […]

CHAISE – blockchain skills for Europe

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The CHAISE Alliance is inviting organisations to join the alliance as an Associated Partner and to support project goals and outcomes via a Statement of Support. By joining, organisations will be part of a network of some of the finest experts working towards strengthening the development of blockchain skills in Europe. CHAISE is dedicated to […]

Stablecoins in crypto: role, risks and reward

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Date and time: Wed, 27 Sep 2023 19:00 – 21:00 IST Location: Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay Dublin 1 This after-work event seeks to present informed and engaging perspectives from key actors and influencers in the crypto and defi realm. Come for expert knowledge sharing and networking in the blockchain #Startups and Web3 ecosystem. Guest […]

From TradFi to DeFi and ReFi: the revolution in financial services

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The adoption and application of technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), combined with the next iteration of internet technologies in web3, is driving a new wave of development in financial services. Articles, such as this one in Intelligent CIO Magazine, talk about how Web3 can enable “immutable credit histories” to be built […]

Techbrek – Blockchain and Digital Assets: Harnessing the potential to transform

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Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have steadily developed as a key infrastructure element for many industries, in financial services and beyond. According to the Deloitte 2021 Global Blockchain Survey, the vast majority (80%) of participants say their industries will see new revenue streams from blockchain, digital assets, and/or cryptocurrency solutions. This is to the […]