Tether Will Launch on Tron Blockchain in Q2
Cointelegraph 2019 reported that Tether will run on Tron’s blockchain from Q2 on. Currently, Tether operates on two different blockchains as a token. On the Omni network and on the Ethereum network as an ERC20 token. Until now, Tether has not commented this step and it is unknown whether Tether tokens will migrate successively to Tron or if Tether will continue to issue tokens on the other blockchains as well. The move will likely spark controversy as Tron’s founder Justin Sun often compares himself and Tron with Vitalik Buterin and Ethereum.
Venezuela Launches Remittance Service
Venezuela has reportedly launched a remittance service. It lets Venezuelan migrants convert their cryptocurrencies into Petro which they can send to their family and friends. The service is available for Bitcoin and Litecoin so far. The Petro’s backing is, however, dubious. Therefore, it is questionable why anyone would send their next ones Petro if they can send them Litecoin and Bitcoin without additional fees and definitely faster.
German Government Will Present Blockchain Strategy Mid-2019
The German government has announced that it will have a strategic plan for the implementation of blockchain technology by mid-2019. The Bundesregierung reacted to a parliamentary request in the German parliament by members of the FDP, the German economic-liberal party. The requesters posed several questions regarding the assessment of Germany‘s situation and awareness of the fin-tech sector in Germany, the EU and the world. The government answered all of these questions but had to lay open that it could not answer all of them.
A New Blockchain And AI Platform Will Diagnose Rare Diseases
A growing number of children are diagnosed with congenital diseases that are rare and hence pose a challenge to health practitioners charged with their diagnosis. Additionally, these conditions have a far-reaching and devastating burden of disease to parents, relatives, and the community at large. As the world marks the Rare Disease Day, the Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey for Children with a Rare Diseases has launched a pilot project that is using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to diagnose these conditions.