Minerals giant Norilsk Nickel joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

“Mining” may be most frequently used in the crypto industry to refer to the process by which digital currencies are collectively generated — but there are contexts in which firms are adopting blockchain infrastructure to manage the most physical of mining supply chains. The Russian company Norilsk Nickel — the world’s largest producer of palladium and… Continue reading Minerals giant Norilsk Nickel joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Swiss Media Giant Says Bitcoin Is Becoming "Socially Acceptable"

With the price of bitcoin being on a tear since the Black Thursday crash, more retailers and institutions are adopting the number one crypto as a viable investment option. Fear of Currency Devaluation Push Investors to Bitcoin According to the Swiss publication Blick on Monday (Jan. 11, 2021), the recent spike in Bitcoin price comes… Continue reading Swiss Media Giant Says Bitcoin Is Becoming "Socially Acceptable"

Swiss Media Giant Says Bitcoin Is Becoming "Socially Acceptable"

With the price of bitcoin being on a tear since the Black Thursday crash, more retailers and institutions are adopting the number one crypto as a viable investment option. Fear of Currency Devaluation Push Investors to Bitcoin According to the Swiss publication Blick on Monday (Jan. 11, 2021), the recent spike in Bitcoin price comes… Continue reading Swiss Media Giant Says Bitcoin Is Becoming "Socially Acceptable"

Retirement giant clocks 31% quarterly sales boost: death, illness not main driver

A listed retirement business has clocked a 31 per cent sales rise in the latest quarter. The company saw strong trade in three areas of the country, driven largely by new sales. Illness or death of residents wasn’t the main reason for the strong resales – one of the grimmer facts of life in villages.… Continue reading Retirement giant clocks 31% quarterly sales boost: death, illness not main driver

Japanese financial giant SBI acquires crypto trading firm B2C2

Japanese financial giant SBI has completed another cryptocurrency-related acquisition in a move to bring more adoption to the industry. SBI Financial Services, a subsidiary of SBI Holdings, has acquired United Kingdom-based crypto trading firm B2C2. According to an official Dec. 16 announcement, SBI has purchased a 90% stake in B2C2, making it a subsidiary. The… Continue reading Japanese financial giant SBI acquires crypto trading firm B2C2

Games giant Electronic Arts gatecrashes £725m Codemasters takeover

The American computer games giant Electronic Arts (EA) has gatecrashed the £725m takeover of Codemasters, the London-listed producer of some of the world’s most popular motor racing titles. Sky News has learnt that EA has tabled a potentially knockout bid for Codemasters, trumping an offer agreed last month with Take-Two Interactive Software, maker of the… Continue reading Games giant Electronic Arts gatecrashes £725m Codemasters takeover

Asia’s Banking Giant Gets Greenlight For Bitcoin and Ethereum Exchange

One of Asia’s biggest bank with half a trillion in assets under management and $10 billion in yearly revenue, has announced they have received an “in-principle approval by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to recognise DBS Digital Exchange as a Recognised Market Operator.” The subsidiary of DBS bank is thus expected to begin trading next… Continue reading Asia’s Banking Giant Gets Greenlight For Bitcoin and Ethereum Exchange

Genomics giant Illumina hopes to help launch ‘bona fide’ biotechs

Nasdaq-listed genomics giant Illumina is hoping to help spawn a new generation of cutting-edge Australian biotech startups as it cements its place as a long-term research partner for local businesses. The $US50 billion ($67 billion) genetic sequencing business is intensifying its focus on the Asia Pacific region, having committed last week to a partnership with… Continue reading Genomics giant Illumina hopes to help launch ‘bona fide’ biotechs

Genomics giant Illumina hopes to help launch ‘bona fide’ biotechs

Nasdaq-listed genomics giant Illumina is hoping to help spawn a new generation of cutting-edge Australian biotech startups as it cements its place as a long-term research partner for local businesses. The $US50 billion ($67 billion) genetic sequencing business is intensifying its focus on the Asia Pacific region, having committed last week to a partnership with… Continue reading Genomics giant Illumina hopes to help launch ‘bona fide’ biotechs

Streaming Giant Spotify To Enter Crypto Space

The mainstream crypto adoption has been one of the most important targets that the crypto industry has set. There have been a lot of moves made in this direction, and probably one of the most notable ones is the one made by PayPal. PayPal is supporting crypto for a while, and this gave Bitcoin’s price… Continue reading Streaming Giant Spotify To Enter Crypto Space

South Korea’s Telecoms Giant to Launch Online Mall Powered by Busan’s Crypto

KT Corporation is launching an online mall dubbed Dongbaek Mall. The Mall will adopt Busan City’s blockchain-based digital currency, Dongbaekjeon as its primary medium of exchange, according to reports on November 26, 2020. Dongbaekjeom Use Case Extends KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom), South Korea’s first and largest telecommunications company, has announced plans to launch an… Continue reading South Korea’s Telecoms Giant to Launch Online Mall Powered by Busan’s Crypto

Japanese messaging giant Line developing CBDC platform

Line, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of the South Korean internet search engine company Naver, is building a platform for developing central bank digital currencies, South Korean news agency the Chosun Ilbo reported on Oct. 19. Sources familiar with the matter reportedly told Chosun Ilbo that Line aims to support the development of a so-called “customized CBDC.”… Continue reading Japanese messaging giant Line developing CBDC platform

Climate change? U.S. oil giants are doubling down on fossil fuels.

European energy companies like BP, Royal Dutch Shell and others have lately been selling off oil fields and investing billions in renewable energy, a response to plunging oil prices and growing concerns about climate changes. But the American oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil are going in a far different direction. They are doubling down… Continue reading Climate change? U.S. oil giants are doubling down on fossil fuels.

Japanese financial giant SBI to launch CFDs for Bitcoin, Ether and XRP

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is preparing to launch contract-for-difference, or CFD, trading for major cryptocurrencies. Starting Aug. 31, SBI Holdings will start CFD trading service for crypto assets, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP, Cointelegraph Japan reported on Aug. 28. As officially announced, the new service will be offered through SBI’s foreign exchange-focused… Continue reading Japanese financial giant SBI to launch CFDs for Bitcoin, Ether and XRP

Japan: Instant Messaging Giant LINE Launches Crypto Wallet and Blockchain Services

A Japanese tech player will provide crypto services to its millions of users in the coming weeks, according to a report by Coindesk. Bringing Blockchain to Millions Messaging giant LINE, a Japanese mega-firm with millions of users and the country’s equivalent of WhatsApp has unveiled a new crypto wallet for its users to allow them… Continue reading Japan: Instant Messaging Giant LINE Launches Crypto Wallet and Blockchain Services

Austrian Telecom Giant Enables Bitcoin Payment Support | BTCMANAGER

Customers of A1 Telekom subsidiary will now be able to make crypto payments based on a recent collaboration with the Austrian crypto payments processor, Salamantex. Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Accepted on A1 Payment The company made the announcement via a press release on Monday (July 27, 2020). According to the release, the inclusion of cryptocurrencies… Continue reading Austrian Telecom Giant Enables Bitcoin Payment Support | BTCMANAGER

Delivery giant Hermes will create over 10,000 new UK jobs

Delivery giant Hermes will create over 10,000 new UK jobs as it invests £100 million to cope with ‘massive spike’ in internet shopping during lockdown Courier giant to create opportunities for 9,000 couriers and 1,500 full time staff Hermes said that online shopping would not lose ground with store reopenings High street retailers are trying to… Continue reading Delivery giant Hermes will create over 10,000 new UK jobs

Chinese Transportation Giant Didi Chuxing to Trial DCEP  | BTCMANAGER

Didi Chuxing Technology Co., China’s leading mobile transportation firm founded by Cheng Wei in June 2012, has announced that it has joined forces with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). The alliance will enable Didi Chuxing to trial and explore the nation’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) called Digital… Continue reading Chinese Transportation Giant Didi Chuxing to Trial DCEP  | BTCMANAGER

IT Services Giant Tata Launches Quartz Smart Solution Cryptocurrency Trading for Indian Institutional Investors – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

India’s IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services have launched a new financial instrument for Indian institutional investors called Quartz Smart Solution which will allow high-end investors to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. The Quartz, The Smart Ledgers are targeted at helping organizations across multiple domains leverage blockchain meaningfully for their businesses. Quartz, The Smart Ledgers comprises… Continue reading IT Services Giant Tata Launches Quartz Smart Solution Cryptocurrency Trading for Indian Institutional Investors – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

Telecom Giant Thinks Blockchain Can Make Phone Insurance More Convenient

South Korean telecommunications firm, SK Telecom, announced a blockchain-based document submission process for mobile phone insurance. This new protocol will do away with the company’s current antiquated paper processing methods. Before now, users had to visit a technical repair office to receive insurance benefits for damaged phones, according to Itbiznews. Successful visits would conclude with… Continue reading Telecom Giant Thinks Blockchain Can Make Phone Insurance More Convenient

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Files New Slew of Blockchain Patents

Tencent has been expanding its research into blockchain, with the firm registering a series of patents detailing distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based solutions for fund management, and advertising. Chinese media outlet Egsea reported the patents on June 18, noting that the filings also included blockchain-based consumer applications, hardware devices, and media storage systems. The recent filings… Continue reading Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Files New Slew of Blockchain Patents

Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Offer Blockchain Certification Courses

Leading Indian technology company Tech Mahindra has partnered with edtech startup Idealabs to offer blockchain certification courses. The certification course will be offered as a combination of live online and in-person, on-campus classes. Students enrolling for the course will learn about blockchain foundations, Ethereum, smart contracts, decentralized apps and Hyperledger Fabric, among other topics. The… Continue reading Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Offer Blockchain Certification Courses

Cops find shape of giant penis ploughed into a field while hunting drone suspect – The Sun

BAFFLED cops discovered the shape of a giant penis ploughed into a field while they were on the hunt for a drone suspect. Officers stumbled across the rude design which they say caught them "completely by surprise". The Devon and Cornwall Police drone team shared the image online and it has, unsurprisingly, attracted plenty of… Continue reading Cops find shape of giant penis ploughed into a field while hunting drone suspect – The Sun

Accounting Giant Grant Thornton Bets on Its Enterprise-Geared Blockchain Platform | BTCMANAGER

Accounting giant Grant Thornton has released a blockchain-powered platform called inter.x for managing intercompany transactions. This, according to a report by accounting TODAY, May 14, 2020. Blockchain Tool to Manage Intercompany Transactions In a bid to leverage the benefits of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for the benefit of corporate transactions, major accounting firm Grant Thornton… Continue reading Accounting Giant Grant Thornton Bets on Its Enterprise-Geared Blockchain Platform | BTCMANAGER