Korea's Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System

Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System

Shinhan Card, South Korea’s top credit card company, has been granted a patent for a blockchain payment system.As reported...
Shell Invests in Blockchain-Based Energy Startup

Shell Invests in Blockchain-Based Energy Startup

Shell, the world’s fifth largest oil and gas firm, has invested in a blockchain-based energy startup, Forbes reports on July 10. The European oil and...
Middle East Blockchain Development Primed to Lead the Global Industry

Middle East Blockchain Development Primed to Lead the Global Industry

While we often get to hear about how cryptocurrency adoption is rapidly gaining ground in the West, a number of countries across the Middle...
Malta To Register All Rent Contracts on Blockchain

Malta To Register All Rent Contracts on Blockchain

Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minister of Malta, announced on Sunday that every rental contract in Malta would be registered...
Tracking Drugs on Blockchain: How Significant Is Walmart and IBM's New Collaboration?

How Significant Is Walmart and IBM’s New Collaboration?

Walmart is no stranger to distributed ledger technology (DLT). Back in October 2016, the multinational food retailer began collaborating with IBM on a blockchain-based system...
Italy’s Banks to Use Blockchain to Boost Settlements and Improve Transparency

Italy’s Banks to Use Blockchain to Boost Settlements and Improve Transparency

Italian banks will deploy blockchain technology to run reconciliations starting in March 2020, financial technology news outlet Finextra reported on June 18. The Italian Banking...
National Fisheries Institute and IBM’s Food Trust Work on Seafood Blockchain Traceability

National Fisheries Institute and IBM’s Food Trust Work on Seafood Blockchain Traceability

United States seafood trade association National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is working with IBM’s blockchain supply chain solution Food Trust to trace seafood, food-related news...
Aion Network Launches First Blockchain Virtual Machine on Java

Aion Network Launches First Blockchain Virtual Machine on Java

Aion Network, a non-profit aiming to “rebuild an internet that puts users first” through broadening the use of blockchain,...
Retail Giant Carrefour Saw Sales Boost From Blockchain Tracking

Retail Giant Carrefour Saw Sales Boost From Blockchain Tracking

French retail giant Carrefour has attributed a recent increase in sales to its use of blockchain tracking.Carrefour’s blockchain project...
Gartner: Blockchain Tech Used by Enterprises at Risk of Becoming Obsolete Within 18 Months

Blockchain Tech Used by Enterprises at Risk of Becoming Obsolete Within 18 Months

Research firm Gartner has warned that 90% of the blockchain technology used by enterprises will need to be replaced within the next 18 months, tech site...
Three of Ireland's ‘Big Four’ Banks Using Blockchain to Verify Staff Credentials

Three of Ireland’s ‘Big Four’ Banks Using Blockchain to Verify Staff Credentials

Three of Ireland’s “Big Four” banks are using blockchain tech to verify employees’ credentials.The Bank of Ireland, AIB and...
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Big Four Auditor EY Provides Blockchain Solution for New Wine Traceability Platform

Big Four audit firm Ernst & Young (EY) is providing its proprietary blockchain solution for a major new platform...
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Bitfury Partners With Kazakhstan-Based Financial Hub to Cooperate on Blockchain Projects

Blockchain tech giant Bitfury partnered with major Kazakhstan-based financial hub to apply the technology across multiple industries, local government-backed newspaper The Astana Times reports...
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Seoul to Implement Blockchain in Citizen Cards, the Mayor Reveals

The South Korean city of Seoul will implement blockchain technology in its citizen cards, Korean publication Queen.co.kr reports on May 20. Park Won-soon, the mayor...
'Expert' Says Startups Should Go All-In on Blockchain

‘Expert’ Says Startups Should Go All-In on Blockchain

Bernhard Schroeder, an educational director of entrepreneur programs at San Diego State, implores entrepreneurs and investors to focus on...
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Technology Is ‘Basically Good Enough’ to Ramp Up Production Blockchains

A Pfizer executive has challenged existing theories about slow rates of blockchain adoption — telling the Consensus conference on May 14 that the technology is...
Blockchain's Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical

Blockchain’s Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical

As technology infiltrates our lives, a fundamental conflict is emerging in society, one brought on by two, intertwined forces....
Starbucks to Track Coffee Using Microsoft's Blockchain Service

Starbucks to Track Coffee Using Microsoft’s Blockchain Service

Starbucks is moving to give consumers more information on its coffee products using a blockchain system that will track...
Chinese Authorities Probably Want to Exploit Blockchain to Monitor Citizens

Chinese Authorities Probably Want to Exploit Blockchain to Monitor Citizens

In modern times, China has worked to consolidate state power over individuals. Local authorities are trialing systems to control...
Foam Turns to Token Grants to Build Out Decentralized Mapping Platform

Foam Turns to Token Grants to Build Out Decentralized Mapping Platform

Foam is accomplishing what few token issuers have: A consistently engaged community that actually uses its token beyond speculation.Following...

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Facebook hired former assistant of United States Republican senator Mike Crapo, Susan Stoner Zook, to join the lobbying team for its Libra stablecoin.Facebook doubles...
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British Tax Authority Seeks Data from Crypto Exchanges in Search of Tax Evaders

HM Revenue & Customs, the British tax authority, is pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to reveal customers’ names and transaction histories,...
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Bitcoin Whale Bets Binance CEO 10 BTC That Price Will Drop Below $8K

Yesterday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) warned that shorting Bitcoin right now wasn’t a good idea. However, a crypto...
More Cities and Regions Accepting Coins for Taxes, Services

More Cities and Regions Accepting Coins for Taxes, Services

Cryptocurrency payments, as convenient as they can be, are still something most governments are trying to wrap their heads around and regulate. Local authorities,...
Overstock's tZERO Patents Tech for Recording Trades on Public Blockchains

Overstock’s tZERO Patents Tech for Recording Trades on Public Blockchains

Security token trading platform tZERO has been awarded a patent for a way of recording trading data on public...