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Italy recognises the legal value of DLTs and smart contracts

The Italian Parliament has approved the law provision introducing a definition of distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts in the Italian legal framework

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US SEC seeks help with blockchain data

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking information for potential sources to help it obtain data for the most widely used blockchain ledgers, including the universe of available information and transaction details

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Saudi Arabia and UAE trial common digital currency

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and the United Arab Emirates Central Bank have joined forces to trial a common digital currency for use in financial settlements between the two countries

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DLTs and smart contracts: Italy towards the recognition of their legal value

The Italian Senate is scrutinising a draft law provision that would introduce in the Italian legal framework a definition of DLTs and smart contracts

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Blockchain and associated legal issues for emerging markets

Blockchain's main characteristics present many challenges to the legal and regulatory framework and organizations that want to develop a decentralized application on a blockchain also face a new set of risks and issues. What are they and how can organisations mitigate them?

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US government department seeks anti-fraud blockchain solutions

The US Department of Homeland Security is calling on blockchain startups to come up with innovative solutions to enhance anti-forgery and counterfeiting capabilities for digital documentation

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Seven EU countries gather force to push blockchain adoption

Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain have signed a declaration to further the development of the distributed ledger technology and blockchain sphere

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WTO report: can blockchain revolutionise international trade?

The World Trade Organization report states that blockchain could bring trade globalisation to "another level" and also charts some of the challenges to be overcome to unlock its potential

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