South Korea's "Silicon Valley" continues its love affair with Blockchain technology.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in which severe body intoxication and problems with the respiratory and digestive systems are noted.
While the earliest signs of this recent strain of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) trace back to late December in the Hubei province of China in the city of Wuhan, the virus has since become an invisible threat shared across geographical, political and cultural boundaries.
A coronavirus is a type of virus that originally transfers from animals to humans, causing a range of illnesses from the common cold to more severe diseases such Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). While not as deadly as the 2002–2003 SARS outbreak on a per-case basis, COVID-19 (the disease produced by the virus) is much more infectious and poses a particular threat to the elderly and individuals with preexisting immuno-compromised conditions.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the world’s financial markets (including the crypto asset class) have seen their sharpest drops in years, hundreds of thousands of cases around the world have been confirmed with over 14,000 reported deaths (at the time of writing) and governments are working around the clock to mitigate the risk of widespread collapse of health care systems. This is an exponential threat.
At Cointelegraph, we are paying close attention to the pandemic and its impact on technology, society and politics.
One of the biggest commercial banks in South Korea has partnered with the Korea Expressway Corporation for a blockchain-based toll system.5668
Blockchain could be key for ensuring user privacy in COVID-19 contact-tracing apps.5839
ShareRing has launched an anonymous e-passport app with contact tracing in an effort to revive the $9 trillion global tourism industry.2184
United States Representative Tom Emmer is confident about the bright future of Bitcoin and blockchain technology.4487
Publicly-backed VC firms are stepping in where private investors retreat, according to a new report on Central and Eastern European tech investments.2241
Thirty new whales are gobbling up XRP in a sign some big investors are rethinking the cryptocurrency.26979
Paxful has released data showing growing usage of its peer-to-peer trading platform in Russia.4417
Americans who invested the entirety of their first $1,200 stimulus checks in Bitcoin have seen more than a 40% return as BTC passes $10,200.10124
Bitcoin Depot's Brandon Mintz says blockchain can help find a cure for COVID-19 which will play a big role in the technology’s adoption.7425
Despite the benefits of crypto being in the hands of the few, the current crisis may be a harbinger of change.4736
Blockchain interoperability has a big goal: to empower developers to choose what’s right for their application, not what is right for the platform they’re locked into.5392
Gibraltar Finance, the business development arm of Gibraltar’s government, will provide support to the forthcoming Post-COVID Hackathon.5913
In a global economic recession, individuals and institutions have been turning away from traditional assets and seeking opportunities in cryptocurrency.7507
Key U.S. federal stimulus programs are set to expire soon and if they are not renewed the stock market and Bitcoin price could crash again.13930