Zventus Set To Modernize Legacy Mortgage Processes With Blockchain

Business services provider Zventus has launched a blockchain lab for the financial services industry, specifically focused on modernizing the mortgage sector. The new Mortgage Blockchain Lab will focus on developing new products, services, and solutions to enhance the loan process. Zventus’ core competencies is combined with blockchain innovations to make mortgage loans more secure, easier… Continue reading Zventus Set To Modernize Legacy Mortgage Processes With Blockchain

Bitcoin ATM Operators Form Consortium To Tighten Compliance Standards

Leading Bitcoin ATM operators such as DigitalMint and Coinsource, have led a consortium to form the Cryptocurrency Compliance Cooperative (CCC) that will focus on establishing compliance standards for the cash-to-cryptocurrency industry, including Bitcoin ATM operators. The compliance standards are currently deemed by many to be insufficient. The CCC will advocate on behalf of the cash-to-cryptocurrency… Continue reading Bitcoin ATM Operators Form Consortium To Tighten Compliance Standards

US Air Force prioritizes blockchain security with new Constellation Network contract

A blockchain-based initiative from the United States Air Force will employ Constellation’s Hypergraph Network to provide data security with the Department of Defense’s commercial partners. In a Thursday announcement, Constellation said it had been working with Kinnami Software Corporation to develop an end-to-end data security solution using blockchain encryption and distributed data management for the… Continue reading US Air Force prioritizes blockchain security with new Constellation Network contract

Satoshi Block Dojo summer barbecue to feature beer, yakitori and special guests

A launch event for a London-based BSV incubator, Satoshi Block Dojo, will host none other than Satoshi Nakamoto himself, the inventor of Bitcoin Dr. Craig Wright. The event, which takes the form of a free Japanese style summer BBQ is to take place in East London on August 25, kicking off at 6 p.m. till… Continue reading Satoshi Block Dojo summer barbecue to feature beer, yakitori and special guests

Bitcoin Depot Inks Long-Term Deal To Host Bitcoin ATMs At Circle K

Bitcoin ATM provider Bitcoin Depot has inked an exclusive long-term international partnership with convenience store chain Circle K to install its Bitcoin ATM systems at thousands of their store locations across the U.S. and Canada. Bitcoin Depot has already installed more than 700 Bitcoin ATMs at Cirkle K locations in 30 states in the U.S.… Continue reading Bitcoin Depot Inks Long-Term Deal To Host Bitcoin ATMs At Circle K

FAQs: July 2021 block withholding/re-organisation attack on the BSV network

Last updated: July, 15 – 12 p.m. (UKT) In response to the block withholding/re-organisation attack on the Bitcoin SV network, Bitcoin Association has prepared answers to the most frequently asked questions that we and our representatives are receiving. What has happened? On June 24, 2021 and then again on July 1, 6 and 9, an… Continue reading FAQs: July 2021 block withholding/re-organisation attack on the BSV network

Nueva Pescanova To Use IBM Blockchain For Traceability Of Seafood Products

Spanish seafood firm Nueva Pescanova teamed up with IBM Blockchain to apply blockchain technology to improve the traceability of its seafood products and help promote consumer trust across their supply chain. Nueva Pescanova specializes in the fishing, farming, processing and marketing of fresh, refrigerated and frozen seafood products. The solution will ensure seafood traceability in… Continue reading Nueva Pescanova To Use IBM Blockchain For Traceability Of Seafood Products

Police block damages claim for Gobbo client who served 12 years’ jail

Victoria Police has moved to block any compensation for Faruk Orman, who served 12 years in jail before his murder conviction was quashed in 2019 because of the role played by barrister-turned-police-informer Nicola Gobbo. Lawyers acting for Victoria Police have submitted that Mr Orman’s claim for aggravated and exemplary damages is baseless, and is “liable… Continue reading Police block damages claim for Gobbo client who served 12 years’ jail

China block reward mining industry stalls amid news of impending crackdown

Digital currency miners in China, including HashCow and BTC.TOP, halted all or part of their local operations after Beijing officials signaled a potential crackdown on BTC mining and trading activities was imminent to prevent individual risks from being spread to the social level. Digital currency mining is a sizable business in the world’s second-biggest economy… Continue reading China block reward mining industry stalls amid news of impending crackdown

Home block reward miners to face ‘heavy fines’ in Iran

People in Iran who turn to mining digital currency via their domestic electricity supply will now face heavy fines, according to a spokesperson for the Iranian government. Mostafa Rajabi, a spokesperson for the Energy Ministry in Tehran, said users would be subject to significant fines if caught mining from home, citing block reward mining as… Continue reading Home block reward miners to face ‘heavy fines’ in Iran

Galaxy Digital To Acquire BitGo In $1.2 Bln Cash, Stock Deal

Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures has agreed to acquire U.S.-based digital asset services firm BitGo in a cash and stock deal valued at about $1.2 billion to become the first full-service financial platform for digital assets. The consideration consists of 33.8 million of newly issued shares of Galaxy Digital common stock and $265 million in… Continue reading Galaxy Digital To Acquire BitGo In $1.2 Bln Cash, Stock Deal

The Giving Block launches ‘Crypto Giving Pledge’ to ramp up crypto donation efforts

The Giving Block, a leading cryptocurrency donations platform, has launched a new initiative with the stated goal of making crypto the most charitable industry in the world. The “Crypto Giving Pledge” encourages digital asset investors to pledge at least 1% of their holdings to charities each year and for cryptocurrency companies to contribute 1% of… Continue reading The Giving Block launches ‘Crypto Giving Pledge’ to ramp up crypto donation efforts

Crypto.com Launches NFT Platform With Exclusive Content

Cryptocurrency trading platform Crypto.com has rolled out a Non-Fungible Token or NFT marketplace with exclusive content from popular artists, musicians, athletes, and sports. The exclusive content will be auctioned on the invite-only marketplace in the form of digital NFT. The platform will auction exclusive content from Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One, Axel Mansoor, Bag Raiders,… Continue reading Crypto.com Launches NFT Platform With Exclusive Content

Block reward miners get tax breaks in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has signed a pair of legislative bills that enable block reward miners to take advantage of tax breaks in the energy-rich Commonwealth. Senate Bill 255 extends the state’s clean energy-focused programs to block reward miners who invest at least $1 million in blockchain mining equipment operating in-state. Similarly, House Bill 230… Continue reading Block reward miners get tax breaks in Kentucky

Avant-garde Artist Baranoff-Rossine’s Painting To Be Auctioned As An NFT

NFT marketplace Mintable announced the auction of a selection of paintings from the 20th century avant-garde artist Vladimir Baranoff-Rossine’s collection in the form of digital NFT (Non–Fungible Token). A 96-year old original framed painting entitled “Abstract Composition” by the Ukrainian-born painter, sculptor and inventor will be auctioned as an NFT on March 25, 2021. This… Continue reading Avant-garde Artist Baranoff-Rossine’s Painting To Be Auctioned As An NFT

Report: India could Block IP Addresses of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

According to a Business Standard report, uncertainty around cryptocurrencies in India continues as the government is considering blocking the internet protocol (IP) addresses of prominent crypto exchanges in the country. The Inherent Crypto Ban Business Standard added that the government would implement the move after three to six months for investors to square their crypto-investments.… Continue reading Report: India could Block IP Addresses of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin ATMs Globally Cross 16,000 Mark, Up 7.8% In February

New Bitcoin ATM machines (BATM) installed across the world grew 7.8 percent or 1167 BATMs on month in February to a total of 16,101 BATMs, according to Coin ATM Radar. The speed of BATM installations maintained a stable rise of 7 to 8 percent. In the month of February, 1310 BATMs were installed and 143… Continue reading Bitcoin ATMs Globally Cross 16,000 Mark, Up 7.8% In February

Reviewing ChainGuardians Blockchain Heroes

The NFT fever is upon us, and for good reason. Unlike standard cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, non-fungible tokens are designed to represent unique assets, meaning that there is no support for interchangeability. In other words, NFTs provide state-of-the-art digital scarcity, whilst proving ownership of unique digital items like in-game collectibles, art, music, and much more.… Continue reading Reviewing ChainGuardians Blockchain Heroes

Ebang dives into block reward mining business

Nasdaq-listed blockchain equipment manufacturer Ebang International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EBON) has announced plans to use its own machine to mine digital currencies. Per multiple press releases, the company’s board of directors passed resolutions approving its foray into BTC, Dogecoin, and Litecoin block reward mining business.  Besides using its own mining machines, Ebang plans to use mining… Continue reading Ebang dives into block reward mining business

Payment Facilitator OLB Enables Crypto Payments To US Merchants

U.S.-based payment facilitator OLB Group is now supporting cryptocurrency payment options by using blockchain technology on its cloud-based Ominicommerce platform and SecurePay payment gateway. This will enable merchants to seamlessly offer cryptocurrency payments through major wallets that incorporate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as a funding source. OLB Group is a provider of cloud-based omnicommerce and… Continue reading Payment Facilitator OLB Enables Crypto Payments To US Merchants

Pelosi urges Pentagon to block 'Trump loyalist' from national security role before Biden's inauguration

Defense officials fear ‘insider attack’ on Biden inauguration FOX News Washington correspondent Rich Edson joins ‘Special Report’ with latest on Capitol Hill security House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on the acting defense secretary to “immediately cease” plans to install so-called “Trump loyalist” Michael Ellis as the new general counsel for the National Security Agency… Continue reading Pelosi urges Pentagon to block 'Trump loyalist' from national security role before Biden's inauguration

Fashion Brand Covalent Using Blockchain To Track Carbon Impact Of Its Products

Covalent, a fashion brand recently launched by biotechnology company Newlight Technologies, is using IBM Blockchain to help track the carbon impact of its AirCarbon-based fashion accessories, from eyewear to handbags. Newlight developed AirCarbon, which is a regenerative material made by natural ocean microorganisms that is being used to replace synthetic plastic and fibers to help… Continue reading Fashion Brand Covalent Using Blockchain To Track Carbon Impact Of Its Products