The owner of some of the planet’s largest manufacturers of luxury goods has announced its intentions to implement blockchain technology. Richemont are hoping to use the innovation to help customers ensure the authenticity of their products and the materials used to make them. Richemont Plans to Track Luxury Goods and Precious Materials on the Blockchain […]
Cryptocurrency startup Tether, the creator of the controversial crypto token of the same name, has hired a former Bank of Montreal executive to head the firm’s compliance efforts. The British Virgin Islands-based company announced on Thursday that it had appointed Leonardo Real to serve as its new chief compliance officer (CCO). Prior to joining Tether, […]
Bitcoin payment startup Abra has announced the addition of Visa and Mastercard payment options for buying bitcoin on its platform. The new payment option is in partnership with fintech company Simplex, per the company’s blog post. Up until today, users who wanted to purchase cryptocurrencies were limited to a few options that included bank deposits […]
A municipal utility provider in New York got the green light from state regulators to create a new set of electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners.
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee will host a crypto hearing focused on its use as a form of money next week.
A South Korean government-funded organization has submitted a blockchain-related patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
As his Hungarian parents had fled post-war Soviet regime to settle in the United States, Nick Szabo came to call the Californian Bay area of the 1990s his home. Here, he was among the first to frequent the in-person “Cypherpunk” meetings organized by Timothy May, Eric Hughes and other founding members of the collective of […]
New York realtors looking to avoid hiccups in their commission payouts can now turn to blockchain-based smart contracts. The first real estate commission split was brokered earlier this summer in Manhattan’s ritzy SoHo neighborhood by New York-based Bapple Realty. Enabled through data uploaded onto the Zap platform, the seller divvied up a $3,400 commission — […]
A campaign to raise awareness that XRP is not Ripple, three court cases and a race to meet SEC decentralization requirements for endorsement is obviously exposing XRP and cushioning Ripple the company. At the time of press, Ripple (XRP) is down six percent and trading below 45 cents, a main support line in our analysis. […]
NEO token holders are going to receive $40 million dollars worth of ONT tokens in a free airdrop. NEO and ONT are both blockchain projects based out of China and have their roots tied to Onchain, a Shanghai-based blockchain R&D company. Ontology has recently launched its main network, along with projects like TRON and EOS, […]