Fuelling Ireland’s Economic Growth Through the Opportunity of Crypto

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    Ireland is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growth and adoption of blockchain and cryptoasset technology. Before I tell you why, let me tell you my story, how crypto assets inspired me, and why I believe in Ireland’s potential to thrive through this emerging fintech sector, writes Kraken’s Brian Gahan. My Journey to […]

Blockchain Bootcamp launch

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Join our BI Startups and Web3 ecosystem to learn more about Web3, DeFi, Crypto Startup culture. Connect with blockchain, crypto and Web3 founding teams, learn about Web3 product pipelines, digital marketing and community-building, fundraising and pitching in the Blockchain Bootcamp. The Blockchain Bootcamp will be weekly Monday Morning All-Hands and 1-1 mentorship for talented Web3 […]

Mastercard launches ‘next gen’ of blockchain payments startup program

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Fintech giant Mastercard has announced that five new startups have joined its Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program, reports Cointelegraph. The Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program is a fintech accelerator program that focuses on “exploring future use cases to scale new solutions with startups around the world.” Joining the program are crypto […]

Binance Academy introduces university-accredited programs with discount and rewards

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Binance Academy has recently unveiled a range of university-accredited programs in partnership with leading educational institutions in Europe, reports Blockchain.news. These programs are designed to provide learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of blockchain technology and digital assets. The participating universities include the Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE), the European Business Institute (EBI) […]

DWF Labs renews DMCC collaboration to propel MENA blockchain ecosystem

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DWF Labs is committed to investing in 50 start-ups operating in the web3 space, with a significant investment of $500,000 reserved for the most promising business, reports Blockchain.news. The partnership builds upon the foundation laid by the previous agreement, which included the establishment of a $5 million growth platform for Web3 businesses at the DMCC […]

Blockchain Ireland Meetup April – UAE

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Our next Blockchain Ireland UAE meet-up is taking place in Dubai on 12 April, with thanks to BlockDelta and Declan Strain. 📌 When: April 12th, 20:30 📌 Where: McGettigans Factory, The Palm 📌 Who: All welcome 📌 Why: Meet new people in the blockchain space and reconnect with others 👉 Sign up here https://lu.ma/ngmj9beo

The CHAISE Project: blockchain skills requirements

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The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is currently working on the CHAISE project to create a strategic approach to blockchain skills development in Europe. CHAISE is a Sector Skills Alliance financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Its aim is to address the skills mismatches in the blockchain sector and to deliver appropriate […]

Major upgrades underway on Ethereum

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What has been described as the biggest change to Ethereum since its move to proof of stake in 2022, is dropping on 13 March 2024. The Dencun Mainnet Announcement details nine specific protocol upgrades that will change how data is stored, significantly reduce transaction costs, or gas fees, and  a host of other changes. Coindesk’s […]

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 […]