European Energy Firms Trial Blockchain Trading Marketplace

Two European energy providers tested a new blockchain-based trading platform earlier this month. Italian gas and electricity firm Enel and Germany-based E.On conducted the trial...

Blockchain Journalism Platform Civil Receives $5 Million in Funding

Decentralized journalism marketplace Civil has announced $5 million in funding from blockchain development firm ConsenSys. The in-development blockchain-based news platform said in a blog post that it plans...

Blockchain specialists in Russia earn 25% more

The word “blockchain” in curriculum vitae can raise the price of a specialist by 25% in Russia. This year, employers have posted 484 ads to...

Report says venture investment in blockchain technology growing slowly

...Despite a lot of hype, the blockchain technology business is still a nascent industry — particularly when it comes to venture capital investments. Blockchain is...

CDC to Trial Blockchain With IBM in Bid to Manage Medical Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has signed an agreement with IBM Watson Health to research the use of blockchain for storing...

City of Tokyo Announces Blockchain Startup Accelerator

The government of Tokyo is organizing a new blockchain-focused startup, which is set to officially start in January. Tokyo Metropolitan Government is working with Japanese...

Hong Kong, Singapore to link up trade finance blockchain platforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong and Singapore's de facto central banks unveiled plans on Wednesday to link trade finance platforms they are developing...

Bitcoin Pioneer Says New Coin to Work on Multiple Blockchains

Jeff Garzik, one of a handful of key developers who helped build the underlying software for bitcoin that is known as blockchain, has seen...

Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Adds Bosch, Wipro and More as New Members

Linux Foundation-backed blockchain consortium Hyperledger has added five new members to its portfolio. Following the recent additions of China's search engine giant Baidu and business networking company Tradeshift,...

Overstock to Release Blockchain Product to Curb Naked Short Sales

Overstock will soon release software designed to help alleviate the very problem that got its founder involved in blockchain in the first place. After four...

Imagine PayPal, Juiced by Blockchain Steroids

Imagine the benefits of PayPal, but juiced up with cryptocurrency flexibility and two-way buyer/seller protection - that’s UTRUST. Online payment platforms have not kept up...

Ledger beefs up security on its cryptocurrency storage apps with Intel technology

Ledger, the Paris-headquartered security and infrastructure leader for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, and Intel today announced a unique collaboration. The innovative, joint solution will...

Grid Foundation unveils an enterprise ‘cloud operating system’ for all blockchains

The Grid Foundation has officially launched development of a new ‘Cloud Operating System’ that will act as a central hub for all Blockchains and...

Abu Dhabi Admits 4 Blockchain Startups to Fintech Sandbox

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) – the city's international financial free zone within the UAE – has admitted a second batch of fintech...

R3 Files DLT Patents for ‘Dynamic’ Record-Keeping System

Consortium startup R3 has filed two patent applications detailing its work on applying distributed ledger tech to "dynamic" agreements between financial institutions. The two applications – submitted last year and...

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

Mastercard has opened its blockchain technology up to developers, allowing financial institutions and merchants on a selective basis to start testing their own blockchain-based...

Unity Partners Up with GameCredits to Bring Blockchain Technology to More Gamers

Belgrade, Serbia  — GameCredits, a Blockchain company driving innovation in the games industry, today announced the company has signed a deal with Unity Technologies, creator of...

Leveraging Bitcoin & Blockchain For ‘Solar Power’ Sun Exchange Scores $1.6M From U.S. Investors

Sun Exchange, a peer-to-peer solar equipment leasing marketplace based in South Africa, has raised $1.6 million (m) in seed financing from strategic partners including...

Saudi Arabia’s IDB Plans Blockchain Financial Project

Institutional-level adoption cases for Blockchain technology are cropping up everywhere. The most recent announcement comes from Saudi Arabia, where the Islamic Development Bank will use Blockchain-based financial...

MasterCard Announces Blockchain B2B Payments Despite Rejection of Bitcoin

MasterCard recently announced a way for businesses to make direct business to business (B2B) payments over their Blockchain technology-based network. The company has dubbed its offering “MasterCard Blockchain...

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Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations, according to its recently published report. In its “2019 Giving Report,” Fidelity Charitable...
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A bug could have lost the users of Coinbase a lot of money, confesses the exchange itself in its...