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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forbes’ famed “Under 30” list data to be listed on Ethereum

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Forbes has announced that the latest iteration of its revered “Under 30” series will be etched onto the Ethereum blockchain for the first time, reports Cryptonews. The narratives of the exceptional individuals featured in the list will be permanently recorded on the blockchain, marking a significant foray into the intersection of traditional media and web3. […]

What is sharding for blockchains?

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The Block’s editor in chief, Tim Copeland has written a good explainer on the technique of sharding in blockchains, explain that it is used to enhance the scalability of blockchain networks in multiple ways. The premise of sharding, explains Copeland, is to split up information across multiple shards, potentially increasing storage capacity. This can be […]

Layer-2 network to launch a decentralised sequencer pool

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In their quest for scalability and cost-effectiveness, many layer-2 networks adopt a centralised approach to on-chain transaction processing, introducing a single point of failure vulnerability. The Metis blockchain, however, has pioneered a distributed sequencer pool to improve security and decentralisation, reports Cointelegraph. The Ethereum blockchain introduced smart contracts to automate certain events on the network, […]

Start-Ups event: Blockchain, Sustainability, and Climate-Finance

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Date and Time: Wed, 29 Nov 18:30-20:30 Location: Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay Dublin 1 During this after-work event, we will explore how blockchain can revolutionize the way we address climate change and create sustainable financial solutions. Our guest speakers will share their passion and approaches to harnessing blockchain technology for sustainability and climate-finance. Connect […]

BlockW event: Immersive Technologies: Ireland as an International Hub

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Join BlockW, in partnership with KPMG, on 29 November to discuss Immersive Technologies and how Ireland can be a front runner in this field. Date and time: Wednesday, November 29 · 8 – 9:30am GMT Location: 2 Harbourmaster Pl, KPMG Platform X 2 Harbourmaster Place D01 X5P3 IFSC, Dublin Attendees can register for in person […]