CasperLabs: 90% of enterprises are adopting blockchain tech

Business

Despite a difficult past year for crypto and blockchain, new research from web3 platform CasperLabs has found that 87 percent of businesses say they are likely to invest in blockchain in 2023.

‘The State of Enterprise Blockchain Adoption in 2023’ questioned 603 enterprise “decision makers” across firms from the United States, UK, and China.

It found that sentiment towards blockchain remained strong in these countries despite market downturns. On top of the 87...

Canada’s Conservative Party elects pro-crypto Pierre Poilievre

Canada Symbolism

Pierre Poilievre, a staunch crypto advocate and Ontario Member of Parliament, has won the Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC) leadership race by a major margin.

The Alberta-born lawmaker, who said he “wants to make Canada the blockchain capital of the world”, garnered 68% of the conservative vote. His closest rival, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, netted a meagre 16% of total votes.

As the new leader of the country’s main opposition party, Poilievre is...

Vietnam Blockchain Association partners with Binance to drive innovation

The Vietnam Blockchain Association is collaborating with the world’s leading crypto exchange, Binance, on the exchange of research and application of blockchain technology in Vietnam.

Newly formed in May, the organisation will also cooperate with Binance on human resource training to promote blockchain and build bridges with other global technology corporations. The news was announced at the Vietnam NFT Summit 2022 on June 4.

With seven of the top 200 blockchain...

Medha Parlikar & Niamh O’Connell, CasperLabs: Enterprise adoption in blockchain

CasperLabs is the overseer of the Casper blockchain, a proof-of-stake network optimised for enterprise and developer adoption that launched in early 2021.

The Zug-based company provides engineering and professional services to enterprise clients looking to migrate key business processes to a secure and scalable blockchain.

Following a recent partnership with Amazon Web Services and expansion into the Chinese market, The Block caught up with CasperLabs’ CTO and...

Nigeria has highest rate of global crypto ownership at 24.2%

Nigeria

Nigeria has the world’s highest cryptocurrency adoption rating, with 24.2% of adults owning some form of digital currency.

According to the latest Cryptocurrency Adoption Index from financial comparison platform Finder.com, which surveyed 41,645 adults in 22 countries, Nigeria is well ahead of the global average adoption rate of 11.4%.

Of the quarter of online adults in the West African nation who own cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is the most popular with 66.5% of owners...