Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain with Porsche Holdings, the largest car distributor in Europe

Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform

Europe Takes Serious Steps Toward Blockchain Adoption

Declarations, partnerships, agreements – Europe is making moves toward blockchain adoption

CEO of Panxora Warns: ‘Draconian’ Regulatory Measures Could Risk Losing Control of Crypto in US

Following the CFTC’s request for feedback in order to better inform the Commission’s understanding of the market for, and technology behind crypto-currencies, Gavin Smith, CEO at Panxora, says he’s quite unhappy with the current US regulatory model. Although he’s pleased that… Continue Reading →

Pantera says some tokens in portfolio likely noncompliant with SEC rules

U.S. blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital said on Thursday approximately a quarter of the fund’s capital was invested in projects or digital assets that may not have been compliant with U.S. securities regulations.

Dutch Blockchain Company Tymlez Group Starts Trading on Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)

Blockchain enterprise platform Tymlez Group Ltd has kicked off trading on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Following the successful ASX admission, offer proceeds will be primarily used to increase marketing and sales activities to drive increased sales of the licenses… Continue Reading →

US Congressman Offers to Fund Mexican Border Wall Using Blockchain, ‘Wall Coins’

Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson suggests building a border wall using crowdfunding, blockchain and “wall coins”

South Korean Internet Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Startup Orbs

South Korea’s largest messaging app operator, Kakao, has invested in Israeli blockchain startup, Orbs

PwC Partners With BitFury to Create Blockchain Accelerator in Russia

Global consulting group PwC partners with mining company Bitfury to launch a business blockchain accelerator in Russia

Payments and foreign exchange company UAE Exchange says it is partnering with Ripple to launch cross-border remittances to Asia via blockchain by Q1 2019 (Tom Arnold/Reuters)

Tom Arnold / Reuters:Payments and foreign exchange company UAE Exchange says it is partnering with Ripple to launch cross-border remittances to Asia via blockchain by Q1 2019  —  DUBAI (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates-based UAE Exchange and U.S. startup Ripple… Continue Reading →

UAE Exchange, Ripple to Launch Blockchain Remittances to Asia by Q1 2019

UAE Exchange has partnered with Ripple to launch blockchain cross-border remittances to Asia by Q1 2019

Lancor Scientific Links Use of a Digital Token to Global Blockchain-based Cancer Screening Registry

Lancor Scientific, an early detection cancer screening start-up, has validated an integrated cancer screening system that will provide users with a seamless journey, using its digital token. London-based Lancor Scientific has tested and linked the use of its smart-contract-driven Medici… Continue Reading →

France: Gov’t Report Recommends $570 Million Blockchain Investment

New French governmental report highlights Bitcoin mining and blockchain investment

South Korea’s Kakao invests in Israeli blockchain firm Orbs

Israeli blockchain startup Orbs said on Thursday it received an investment from Kakao Investment, the venture arm of South Korean internet conglomerate Kakao Corp.

Opera launches its cryptocurrency-oriented browser for the decentralized web

Opera is finally rolling out its blockchain-oriented browser specifically designed for surfing and interacting with the decentralized web (also known as Web 3.0). Today at Hard Fork Decentralized in London, the company announced the browser, which comes with a built-in cryptocurrency… Continue Reading →

Finablr’s UAE Exchange, Ripple to begin blockchain payments by first quarter

United Arab Emirates-based UAE Exchange and U.S. startup Ripple plan to launch cross-border remittances to Asia via blockchain by the first quarter of 2019, UAE Exchange’s group CEO said in an interview.

Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies

Thibault Schrepel Contributor Share on Twitter Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy. While statements and position papers from… Continue Reading →

IBM Research Teams up With Agritech Firm to Boost African Agribusiness with Blockchain

IBM Research teams up with U.S.-based agritech firm Hello Tractor to boost the African agriculture industry with blockchain and AI

China: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Use Blockchain for Electronic Tax Invoices

Chinese tech giant Tencent has opened its payment platform on WeChat for electronic blockchain invoices Shenzhen, Guangdong Province

India’s Telecom Regulator Completes Mobile Blockchain Pilot with IBM

India’s telecom regulator and major telecom firms have completed blockchain pilots with IBM to improve mobile network data records

Developers Test Cross-Blockchain Protocol for One-Way ERC20-Bitcoin LN Atomic Swaps

An R&D lab at crypto startup TenX has demoed the use of its cross-blockchain interoperability protocol to transfer ERC20 tokens for Bitcoin using the Lightning Network

Report: Financial Criminal Allegedly Revealed as Figure Behind ‘Blockchain Terminal’ ICO

The man behind the “Blockchain Terminal” ICO has been ousted as a convicted financial criminal who concealed his former identity from employees and investors alike

Binance launches a new platform to teach you about blockchain and cryptocurrency

Exchange desk Binance wants to introduce you to the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain with its latest offering. The company has launched its own education platform to help users get more familiar with the technology. The new undertaking, called Binance… Continue Reading →

Wisdom of the Crowd Could Be Ideal Model to Teach AI

We are all familiar with some of the internet’s largest crowdsourcing experiments, like Wikipedia and Amazon Mechanical Turk. But, crowdsourcing today is being applied to new, high technologies, like artificial intelligence. And it’s the crowd that could humanize our use… Continue Reading →

Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Proposes to Tackle Corruption Using Blockchain

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes that blockchain can help combat corruption in public administration

Four Vermont State Agencies Establish Blockchain Working Group

Four government agencies of the U.S. state of Vermont have formed a blockchain working group to learn more about the technology’s applications

Spanish Ruling Party to Introduce Regulation on Blockchain, Crypto

Partido Popular, a major Spanish political party, will introduce a draft bill on crypto and blockchain

US CFTC Asks for Comments to Improve Understanding of Ethereum Blockchain, Altcoin

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has asked for public comment and feedback to improve its knowledge of the Ethereum blockchain and altcoin

Vitalik Buterin: Proof-of-Stake, Sharding to Make Blockchains ‘1,000x’ More Efficient

Sharding and proof-of-stake will render future blockchains “thousands of times more efficient,” according to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin

DNAtix Releases Live Demo of its Blockchain based Genetic Infrastructure Platform

Digital DNAtix Ltd., the blockchain genetics company, has announced the launch of a demo of its beta genetic wallet platform which is blockchain based, allowing users to get a first glimpse of the company’s future services. The company will offer full… Continue Reading →

IBM Blockchain CTO Joins Muirfield Investment Partners Real Estate Company

IBM Blockchain CTO Joins Private Equity Firm On Wednesday, Muirfield Investment Partners announced a new addition to its team. The new addition, Garl Singh, comes from IBM’s Blockchain team and is touted as an expert in the industry. His background… Continue Reading →

Top Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News in the Blockchain Space Today: Sept 12th [VIDEO] Recap

TimiHealth’s TimiDNA Blockchain Healthcare Service Allows for Genetic Data Opt-Out TimiHealth’s TimiDNA Blockchain Healthcare Service Allows for Genetic Data Opt-Out Hacker Exploits EOS Betting Platform DEOSBet by Winning the Jackpot 24x Consecutively Hacker Exploits EOS Betting Platform DEOSBet by Winning… Continue Reading →

Blockchain ICO Tokens Get Spotlight from New Korean Financial Watchdog Probes

Korean Financial Watchdog Probes Blockchain Companies Over ICO Activity The South Korean financial authorities are contacting many blockchain companies from the country as part of an effort to investigate Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the country. According to reports from… Continue Reading →

What’s Happening the Past 24 Hours with Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto News [VIDEO]

Check out the Top Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News in the Last 24 Hours To Catch Up On Tokenization For Entrepreneurs: NASGO Wants To Be The Godaddy Of Blockchain Tokenization For Entrepreneurs: NASGO Wants To Be The Godaddy Of Blockchain… Continue Reading →

Splend Partners with Shanghai Code to Use Blockchain for China Cable Television Network

Silicon Valley-based Startup Partners with A Chinese-Based IT Company to develop ‘Next Generation Network” Based on the Blockchain Splend, a Silicon Valley-based startup, has announced an important partnership with a China-based IT company, Shanghai Code Center Industry, to develop “next… Continue Reading →

TimiHealth’s TimiDNA Blockchain Healthcare Service Allows for Genetic Data Opt-Out

TimiDNA Opts You out Until You Decide to Opt-in, Since it is Your Genetic Data Timicoin is a healthcare company based on the innovative technology. It recently announced the spreading out of TimiDNA platform which will be a full service… Continue Reading →

CEO Sandra Ro of Global Blockchain Business Shares Her Blockchain Opinions

Sandra Ro Shares Her Opinion on the Blockchain Sandra Ro, the CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, has many interesting things to say about the blockchain and its impact on various industries. According to her, when she thinks about… Continue Reading →

Did Cocos-BCX Receive $40 Million in Funding for Blockchain Gaming Platform Expansion

Cocos-BCX Receives $40 million Funding to Expand Blockchain Gaming Platform Cocos-BCX, a blockchain game development platform, has reportedly received $40 million seed funding from leading blockchain companies and investors, including NEO Global Capital, 500 Startups, Binance Labs and many others…. Continue Reading →

Tim Draper Equates Buying Bitcoin into Jumpstarting a Blockchain Revolution in Society

Tim Draper Believes in the Transformative Potential of Blockchain Technology Tim Draper, a prominent California-based venture capital investor, claims that he wants to motivate superheroes to walk with him in his mission to revolutionize the world. Essentially, Tim sees the… Continue Reading →

Softbank Finishes Its Blockchain Proof of Concept Pilot For P2P Mobile Payments

Softbank Completes First Blockchain Test For Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments Platform Softbank Corp, a Japanese telecom giant, was recently able to complete its test for a blockchain proof of concept that was created to allow P2P mobile payment transactions to happen… Continue Reading →

CNBC Advancements TV Show with Ted Danson to Highlight VeChain Blockchain

CNBC’s ‘Advancements’ with Ted Danson will focus on VeChain in Next Episode CNBC, a major news broadcaster in the US, will shed light on VeChain is an upcoming episode of Advancements, which is hosted by Ted Danson. As part of… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Mining FAQ: Interesting Stats About The BTC Blockchain Ecosystem

How Many Bitcoins Are There? Probably Not As Many As You Think You’ve probably heard people talk about the total supply of bitcoin. Bitcoin has a total supply of 21 million bitcoins: there can never be more than 21 million… Continue Reading →

The Blockchain Association Lobbying Group Forms In Washington, DC Backed By Multiple Funds And Exchanges

According to a report in the Washington Post, there is a new organization that is working to lobby the lawmakers in Washington, DC. The group is made up of exchanges, startups, and blockchain funds, and they hope to work on… Continue Reading →

Wagerr Blockchain Betting Contracts Releases Mainnet With Gambling Functionality

Wagerr To Unveil Mainnet With Gambling Functionality Wagerr is a firm that makes use of the blockchain technology to execute gambling contracts. It announced yesterday that it will release its mainnet with gambling functionalities. This is as a result of… Continue Reading →

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