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Let's follow the white rabbit today, to the latest,
in international news
Newsblocks, Issue 01
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Welcome to the new bi-weekly newsletter of the University of Nicosia's MSc in Digital Currency, the first of its type degree program in the world.


The newsletter will focus on the news we find most interesting in our industry and an occasional update on our degrees, research, and awesome students, faculty and staff. Each time we'll have a different theme. Let's follow the white rabbit today, to the latest,
in international news: 

A new European Parliament draft report on digital currencies calls for the creation of a task force specifically devoted to the technology. Read more

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) explores Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains. Read more

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is quietly testing technology that underpins the digital currency bitcoin on U.S. dollar transfers between London and Tokyo.
Read more 

Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic party is planning to propose legal changes that would define bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as currencies. Read more

Microsoft Azure is also developing a Blockchain-as-a-Service, so clients can have a developing environment in the cloud. 
Read more

In the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bitcoin and Blockchain was the topic of heated discussion. Read more

Policy experts talk about transparency in Bitcoin, at Foreign Affairs Event. Read more
 

The European Central Bank, is open to the settlement potential of the blockchain as mentioned in a latest consultative report. 
Read more

Asians Banks are investigating blockchain technology more attentively. Read more

 

IBM is getting more ambitious about blockchains, reveals service with Linux Foundation. Read more

Just in case you've been busy, MOOC 5 has started and you can still join us here: http://digitalcurrency.unic.ac.cy/  
 
Come meet over 400 fellow students and take the next step in furthering your Bitcoin and blockchain technology education. Get a blockchain-embedded certificate or become part of the forefront of blockchain professionals, with the first MSc in Digital Currency globally.
 We've also created a discussion room on Slack.com where students of the MSc program and MOOC course can discuss openly about the industry and new developments.
Join us on Slack
Till next time! 

Best regards,
The Digital Currency Team
University of Nicosia
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