EU Countries to Sign Blockchain Development Declaration

The project participants intend to exchange experience and knowledge in the technical and regulatory sphere
11 April 2018   345

More than 20 EU countries signed a declaration on the European partnership in the field of blockchain technologies. This is reported by RIA News with reference to the press service of the European Commission.

The project participants intend to exchange experience and knowledge in the technical and regulatory sphere, to prepare the launch of unified applications for the EU using distributed ledger technology for the public and private sectors.

In order to take advantage of the opportunities of blockchain technologies and to avoid a fragmented approach, the participants of this declaration agree to cooperate in the creation of a European partnership for the development of the blockchain infrastructure that will help to improve trustworthy and user-oriented digital services within a single market.
 

EU Declaration

The agreement provides that the first cross-border actions should begin by the end of 2019.

Earlier it was reported that the European Commission intends to invest about 300 million euros in projects that support the use of blockchain technology.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   97

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.