Medici Land Governance...Signs MOU With Government of Rwanda to Implement Paperless Blockchain Land Governance and Property Rights Management

Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has announced that its blockchain-meets-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance, has signed its second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an African nation to develop a blockchain-based platform to manage land governance and property rights.

This latest MOU has been signed with the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) and the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) to implement Medici Land Governance’s technology to move Rwanda to a paperless, secure, corruption-proof, blockchain-based system of land governance.

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Daben Steele
West Virginians abroad in 29 countries have voted by mobile device, in the biggest blockchain-based voting test ever

Nearly 140 West Virginians living abroad in 29 countries have cast their election ballots in an unprecedented pilot project that involves voting remotely by mobile device, according to state officials.

West Virginia is the first state to run a blockchain-based voting project at such a scale, state officials say. And if adopted more widely, the technology could make it easier to vote and potentially reduce long lines at the polls.

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‘E-currency pilot coming’

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has stepped in to quell a potential standoff between the fintech (financial technology) company Bitt and some commercial banks by announcing a digital currency pilot project.

Bitt utilizes blockchain and distributed ledger technology to facilitate secure peer-to-peer transactions through mobile money across a range of software and mobile applications.

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Overstock To Sell Bitcoin Through Its Website In 2019 With Bitsy Wallet

Crypto-friendly online retailer Overstock.com expects to formally begin selling bitcoin through its website in the first half of 2019, the company has revealed.

Such functionality will be offered through Bitsy, a crypto wallet and portfolio company of Medici Ventures, Overstock’s blockhain-focused subsidiary which currently has investments deployed in 18 separate ventures.

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tZERO Emerges as De Facto Leader of Crypto Infrastructure

tZERO began in October 2017 to build an alternative trading system (ATS) that is dedicated to crypto security tokens. As of the August 6, 2018, tZERO will become the global crypto infrastructure industry’s de facto leader thanks to the vision of Overstock.com and tZERO in anticipating the need for regulated crypto infrastructure.

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Daben Steele