South Korean Province Of Gyeongsangbuk-do To Issue Own Cryptocurrency

News | August 31, 2018 By:

The South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-do is planning to issue its own cryptocurrency to replace the local currencies of its nine cities.

Gyeongsangbuk-do, also known as Gyeongbuk, wants to replace city-issued gift certificates with a cryptocurrency called Gyeongbuk Coin, which will be made available for purchase at an exchange and will be usable at merchants across the province.


PwC Seeks To Boost Employees’ Blockchain Knowledge, Creates Digital Skills Program

Blockchain, News | August 31, 2018 By:

‘Big Four’ auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is launching a two-year training program to enhance the digital skills of its employees.

Called Digital Accelerators, the program will begin in January 2019 with 1,000 employees. PwC will reportedly replace the usual workload of these employees with digital technology-related projects and weekly classes on everything from cleansing data and blockchain to 3D printing and drones for two years.