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The EU Wants to Hear Your Questions About Blockchain – CoinDesk

  • An organization established by the European Commission to focus on blockchain research and development is soliciting questions from the general public about the nascent technology.
  • The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum announced through a tweet on Monday that it is hosting a 90-minute AMA (Ask me anything) session on June 18, to address any concerns from the public about blockchain and the organization’s future plan in the emerging space.
  • The session marks a notable move by the European Union’s executive arm to educate the public about the basics of blockchain technology and its real-life applications, according to the session’s agenda listed on the Observatory’s website.
  • The European Commission announced in April that it plans to invest around $400 million in blockchain related projects over the next two years, anticipating that the technology is going mainstream, as CoinDesk hasreported.
  • Earlier this year, Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank also hosted an online session where he addressed questions posted by the public through Facebook and Twitter that related to blockchain and cryptocurrency.

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The EU Wants to Hear Your Questions About Blockchain – CoinDesk

Number of Women Eyeing Crypto Investing Doubled Since Start of Year

  • Over the last six months, the amount of women considering an investment in cryptocurrencies has gone from 6% to 13%, reports City A.M. June 9.
  • The report was based on a market research conducted by a UK cryptocurrency exchange London Block Exchange, which shows that cryptocurrency is most popular with women in the millennial generation, one out of five of whom express a desire to invest.
  • The research also suggests a difference in the way men and women invest, with women taking a more strategic approach as they are 50% less likely than men to suffer from a fear of missing out (FOMO).
  • An earlier research from etoro crypto exchange suggests that up until recently, the industry was male-dominated with men making up 91.5% of all investors and women only accounting for 8.5%.
  • According to City A.M., Roeyer said, – Theres still a common misconception that cryptocurrency is a game for men, but weve seen hundreds of women sign up for our exchange in the last few months and some of the most inspiring and knowledgeable investors, leading the way in the industry…

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Number of Women Eyeing Crypto Investing Doubled Since Start of Year

Why Connected Cars Need a New Approach for Security – Coinjournal

  • There are significant benefits for business too, with manufacturers, parts producers, fuelling stations and tourist attractions able to harness data produced by connected cars and use the resulting insights to offer products and services that better meet driver needs.
  • So, for connected cars to become an integral part of consumers lives, data security must be stepped up.
  • While car manufacturers were previously concerned about physical forced entry into vehicles, they must now turn their attention to sophisticated hackers using connected cars as a way to steal user data.
  • To speed up the security development process, the industry must turn its attention to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency payments; innovative technologies that offer real inroads to connected vehicle manufacturers by securing vehicle data.
  • Part of the convenience of connected cars will be the ability to securely use the vehicle rather than cards, cash or phones for payment.

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Why Connected Cars Need a New Approach for Security – Coinjournal