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Iran faces a long road before using blockchain to evade US sanctions

The Islamic Republic of Iran has a long way to go before it’s ready to launch a national cryptocurrency. Tehran’s central bank has that ambition, but the effort remains at the experimental stage. Some recent media reports claim that Iran has “launched” a state cryptocurrency based on gold called the Peyman. What really is happening, however, is less dramatic. It ...

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Data61 helping NSW predict traffic incidents using artificial intelligence

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61 has partnered with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transport systems. The Traffic Congestion Management program, which has been under way for a few years, is touted as “analysing automated end-to-end, multi-modal journey planning for operators and passengers”. Addressing the Standing Committee on ...

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Argentinians can now travel using Bitcoin – Chepicap

In major adoption news, thanks to a partnership between Bitex – a blockchain based financial services provider –  and Alto Viaje – a platform to top-up Argentinian transport cards – citizens of Argentina can now pay for their travel using Bitcoin (BTC). Alto Viaje is the company responsible for topping up the Argentinian state public transport card or SUBE (Sistema ...

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