Tagged: distributed ledger technology

Whoppercoin Loyalty Program: Burger King Russia Using Waves Platform’s Distributed Ledger Technology

  Burger King Russia’s adoption of Waves Platform for its loyalty program shows that Distributed Ledger Technology could one day become as mainstream as burgers and fries. Fast food giant Burger King Russia has announced its new blockchain loyalty program, hosted on the Waves platform. Whoppercoin –… Read More

What’s Next For Token Sales & ICOs After the SEC’s Recent Warnings

  Disclaimer: Although I am a securities attorney, I am not your securities attorney, so the following is in no way legal advice. If you are thinking about doing an ICO or token sale, I highly recommend talking to and hiring your own attorney. If you’ve been… Read More

CoinList Attempting to Standardize & Self-Regulate ICOs

CoinList, founded as a partnership between Angel List and Protocol Labs, is quietly trying to standardize initial coin offerings (ICOs) by self-imposing similar restrictions as the SEC imposes on companies that conduct certain private offerings under Regulation D. The Growing ICO Market ICOs have been… Read More

Medici Ventures Invests in Symbiont, Aims to Lead Delaware Blockchain Form Registration

Medici Ventures, a major blockchain tech investor, completed its strategic investment in Symbiont. As part of the new relationship, the two companies will collaborate on strategic projects involving both Medici Ventures and its parent company, Overstock.com Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform… Read More

Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Adds 34 New Members Becoming World’s Largest Open Source Blockchain Intiative

This week, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) announced the addition of 34 new members, pushing the organization’s total membership to over 150 organizations, making the alliance the world’s largest open source blockchain initiative. World’s Largest Blockchain Initiative The EEA is an alliance of fortune 500… Read More

South Korea Makes it Legal to Transfer Cryptocurrencies Internationally

According to several online sources, a new law in South Korea is set to make it legal for companies to process international transfers using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. Digital Currency Exchanges Can Register with Korean Gov’t The new laws, which are set to go… Read More

Delaware Law Legalizing Blockchain Stocks Quietly Moving Forward

Earlier this month, the Delaware House of Representatives passed amendments to state law that would make it explicitly legal for stocks to be traded on a blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. According to an article on Coindesk, the amendments relating to… Read More

China’s Central Bank Testing Prototype Cryptocurrency

Over a month ago, speculation abounded on whether China was developing its very own cryptocurrency to essentially digitize RMB. Now we know quite certainly that the Central Bank of China has developed and is currently testing a cryptocoin. Planned Integration with Commercial Banks Although there… Read More

What the Heck is Going on with Ethereum?

Ether, the cryptocurrency based off of and powering the blockchain technology Ethereum, made headlines last month after soaring to over $400 a coin. The huge surge caused many people to speculate that Ethereum would one day surpass Bitcoin, the world’s most valuable cryptocoin both by market… Read More

Blockchain Being Used to Power Renewable Energy Grid in Brooklyn

Correction: a previous version of this article stated that LO3’s blockchain technology was based on Ethereum. LO3 currently uses their own proprietary private blockchain technology. According to an article published by Politico last month, a pilot program was launched in a neighborhood of Brooklyn that… Read More

Visa Hiring Ethereum Engineer to Continue Work on its Blockchain Technology

Last week, Visa posted a new job opening for an Ethereum engineer to continue work on the company’s growing blockchain technology products. The company had previously launched an international B2B payment solution that utilized blockchain technology last year. Ethereum Developer Wanted The job posting describes Visa’s… Read More

Potential Red Flags in Bancor’s ICO?

Last week, Bancor, a blockchain startup aiming to be the standard for smart tokens, held an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which raised over $144 million in a few hours. A recent post on Hacking, Distributed claims that Bancor’s ICO was flawed and there were a… Read More

Morgan Stanley Believes Bitcoin Needs Regulations for Further Growth

In a recent report titled “Blockchain: Unchained?”, Morgan Stanley details its hesitance towards Bitcoin and outlines its belief that in order for Bitcoin to see continued growth, more regulations need to be enacted. While Morgan Stanley does have high hopes for blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin,… Read More

Circle Launches Free Cross-Border Mobile Payments Based on Blockchain

Circle, a Blockchain based Fintech startup backed by Goldman Sachs, announced recently it was launching its mobile payments solution to the US, UK, and Europe, which will allow people to transfer money across countries without any fees instantly. Free and Instant Cross-Border Payments Blockchain is the… Read More

Thomson Reuters Launches Blockchain Based Service for Delivering Market Data

It was announced recently that Thomson Reuters is set to launch its blockchain-based service, BlockOne IQ, which will provide its clients with fast and secure financial market data. Wall Street firms will be able to connect to market data through the blockchain network and be… Read More

US Department of State Seeks Intern for New Blockchain Working Group

According to a recent posting on the Virtual Student Foreign Service’s (VSFS) website, the US Department of State is currently accepting applications for an intern to research and report on developments in blockchain and distributed ledger technology. E-Internship Reporting on Blockchain Innovation The VSFS is… Read More

UN Sends Aid to Thousands of Syrian Refugees Using Ethereum’s Blockchain

  As reported by Coindesk a little over a month ago, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched an innovative test program to deliver aid to impoverished areas in the middle east using blockchain technology based on Ethereum. The pilot program was declared a… Read More

Senior Chinese Official Says Bitcoin and Ethereum are of National Interest

Yao Qian, the Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department at the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, recently authored an extensive report on digital currencies. In the report, Yao Qian highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages of digital currencies, focusing much… Read More

Australian P2P Lender Credit Crowd Joins Blockchain Lending Platform Othera

It was announced recently that Australia-based P2P lender, Credit Crowd, has joined Othera’s Blockchain Lending Platform and Digital Asset Trading Exchange. By joining Othera’s platform, Credit Crowd is seeking to evolve its P2P lending market by digitizing the trading of P2P loans on the block chain. P2P… Read More

Japan’s Bitcoin Frenzy Affecting Small Cap Market

According to an article published on Bloomberg, the increased frenzy over bitcoin in Japan is causing some spill-over effects on some of the country’s small-cap stock market companies. The companies being affected are all related to bitcoin in some way and, as the article speculates,… Read More