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 […]

Goldman Sachs digital assets chief sees ‘huge appetite’ for blockchain assets
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Goldman Sachs expects a “significant uptick” in trading volumes of blockchain-based assets within the next one or two years, the bank’s global head of digital assets told Reuters. The Wall Street heavyweight has also seen increasing client interest in crypto derivatives trading, Mathew McDermott said, as markets expect the US securities regulator to soon approve […]

China to verify citizen identities with new blockchain-based platform
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Blockchain technology will be used to verify the real-name identities of China’s 1.4 billion people, according to an announcement from the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), China’s national-level blockchain initiative – a move likely to spark concern among data-privacy advocates, reports Coindesk. China’s Ministry of Public Security spearheaded the initiative, called RealDID, with help from BSN. […]

Education: Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology
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Blockchain is a disruptive technology platform, transforming the way many industries will carry out trusted transactions into the future. Being able to identify the right blockchain solutions to support your business is critical. The Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology module (10 ECTS credits), delivered by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Atlantic Technological University, is designed for managers […]

Blockchain Ireland warning on advisory services
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It has come to our attention that certain social media channels and groups are purporting to host Blockchain Ireland steering or working group members to provide financial or investment advice. Blockchain Ireland does not, under any circumstances, offer investment, financial, or commercial advice on any topic. Any individual or group offering such services or access […]

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