Blockchain evidence in court + a gift

Blockchain evidence in court + a gift
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

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Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. China allows Blockchain evidence in court.

China aims to be at the forefront of technology and with President Xi endorsing blockchain a few months ago, now China’s Supreme Court allows blockchain evidence in court and even views it as legally binding. China’s internet court will allow evidence that can be proven authentic using timestamps, hash value checks and other tamper proof verification methods. (ETHNews)

2. China will use blockchain to track charity donations.

China is overhauling its charity tracking system and plans to use blockchain to track any charity donations. They will build a tamper-proof charity organisation information query system, which will make the practice of donating to charities a lot more transparent and controllable. (Cointelegraph

3. Malta takes a calculated risk in adopting blockchain.

Malta’s blockchain industry initiative could establish it as a major hub for decentralised organisations, and it aims to strip away layers of bureaucracy. In doing so, they are taking a ‘calculated risk’, as prime minister Joseph Muscat said in an interview. (Bloomberg)