Weekly Digest Vol. 6. The weekly Sunday digest covers the latest topics, news, and articles from the blockchain space where we collect the trending headlines from the past week. The summary is divided into four sections: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and a special focus on a topic of our choice.

BLOCKCHAIN

  • Blockchain startup teams up with London designer to transform fashion industry. Read More (cointelegraph.com)
  • Mauritius: the tropical paradise looking to become a Blockchain Hub. Read More (coindesk.com)
  • Russian ministers plan blockchain tech legalization in 2019. Read More (financefeeds.com)
  • Energy companies join forces with Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity to launch global blockchain initiative for energy. Read More (rmi.org)
  • UN agency launches cryptocurrency cybercrime training. Read More (coindesk.com)
  • The University of Surrey has won three bids to test the blockchain in initiatives focusing on voting, digital archives and healthcare. Read More (cryptocoinsnews.com)
  • Tech providers join forces for Wall Street’s biggest blockchain project. Read More (newsweek.com)
  • Blockchain for audit to be tested by US congress – supported nonprofit. Read More (cointelegraph.com
  • Blockchain technology ‘could transform pensions administration’: KPMG. Read More (ipe.com)

BITCOIN

  • Australian’s new budget includes a Bitcoin tax cut. Read More (coindeskt.com)
  • Japan e-giant GMO Internet to launch bitcoin trading exchange May 24th. Read More (cryptoninjas.net)
  • Kraken and Poloniex DDoS leads to trader losses. Read More (cryptocoinsnews.com)

ETHEREUM

  • The gold rush is on for Ethereum domain names. Read More (motherboard.com)
  • Ethereum growing exponentially in China. Read More (medium.com)
  • Royal Dutch Shell and other energy giants join forces to launch Ethereum blockchain initiative. Read More (trustnodes.com)

 

SPECIAL FOCUS: Introduction to smart contracts

  • Smart contracts. Read More (blockchainhub.net)
  • Smart contracts explained. Read More(Infographic) (blockchainhub.net)
  • Smart contracts: the blockchain technology that will replace lawyers. Read More (blockgeeks.com)
  • Smart contracts explained. Read More (blockchaintechnologies.com)
  • What are smart contracts? Read More (monax.io)
  • Simple introduction to smart contracts on a blockchain. Read More(Video) (youtube)