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BREXIT impact on ICT, Sustainable development, Blockchain and more…

ITU has published its latest Newsletter, which includes:

Brexit fallout: Impact on ICTs
Britain’s vote to leave the EU will have little impact on the UK regulatory environment, says Ovum. But questions are rising in the European space industry. The uncertainty is having an immediate impact on UK tech startups. Will Dublin attract the talent? Berlin?

ICTs for Sustainable Development
CEOs say ICTs are critical to sustainable business – and to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meanwhile, the US House Foreign Affairs Committee has introduced legislation to promote first-time Internet access for 1.5 million people in developing countries by 2020.

Digital Finance
Blockchain in Japan Mizuho Financial Group and IBM will test the potential of blockchain for use in settlements with virtual currency, exploring how payments can be instantaneously swapped. Could this lead to new financial services based on Blockchain?

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