Coronavirus Is Doing More to Topple Iran’s Regime Than Trump Ever Could

The Iranian government faces a crisis of legitimacy as the coronavirus outbreak exposes the weaknesses of its authoritarian rule. Iranian authorities may be underreporting the extent of the outbreak and suppressing dissidents. Covid-19 is literally killing government officials and could do more to lead to regime change than the Trump administration ever could. The assassination […]

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Australian Government Eyes Business Benefits in New National Blockchain Roadmap – CoinDesk

The Australian government recently unveiled plans to ramp up innovation through blockchain technology with an updated national roadmap, released Feb. 7. The Ministry for Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has formulated a new national strategy aimed at capturing the potential value generated via business-related blockchain activity, with a particular focus on supporting global supply chain […]

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Switzerland Softens Tone on Libra After Ex-President Says Project ‘Failed’ – CoinDesk

The Swiss government has attempted to strike a more conciliatory tone on the Facebook-led Libra project, weeks after the country’s now-departed president called the project a failure. A government memo, seen by Bloomberg, emphasizes the country’s regulators have not ruled out the possibility Libra could one day receive their approval. Swiss officials will continue to […]

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Canada Forges $130,000 Development Deal for Steel-Tracking Blockchain – CoinDesk

The Canadian government has awarded enterprise blockchain startup Mavennet a procurement contract for the development of an on-chain steel-tracking platform. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), a government agency with the mandate to foster technology innovation, published a procurement award on Nov. 12 that will fund the R&D project for six months with CD$169,427 […]

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