Owner of Montblanc, Piaget to Track Gold and Diamonds Using the Blockchain

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 […]

Crypto Startup Tether Hires Bank of Montreal Vet to Head Compliance Efforts

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, […]

Abra Announces New Credit Card Payment Options for Bitcoin Purchases

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 […]

Nick Spanos’s Zap Jolts Real Estate With Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

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 — […]

Free Coins: NEO Partners with ONT for a $40M Airdrop

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, […]