South African startup Wala aimed to provide unbanked citizens of African nations with a crypto-centric payments alternative, but conflicting stories highlight the service’s struggles leading up to its demise in February of this year.
Researchers for the IOTA Foundation have released details of their plan to combine proof-of-work algorithms with proof-of-stake algorithms to improve the IOTA network’s ability to avoid congestion and tackle spam attacks.
As part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-funded study, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory looked at the conversations being had about bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero on reddit; how quickly those discussions grew; and how effective posts and comments were for each cryptocurrency.
With development starting back in early 2018, the blockchain network built by State Farm and USAA on JPMorgan’s private version of Ethereum will allow the two companies to pay each other’s insurance claims by 2020. With the blockchain netting out the claim balances and facilitating payments, the two insurers hope to add more companies to […]
Partnering with blockchain firm The White Company, Representative Swalwell will accept six different cryptocurrency donations to support his presidential run, including bitcoin, Ether, bitcoin cash, stellar, bitcoin SV, and The White Company’s native token.
Luxury goods company LVMH, which includes subsidiaries Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and other rarefied brands, has partnered with ConsenSys and Microsoft to develop a blockchain-based platform to verify products’ authenticity.
Starbucks is working with Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Service to track coffee shipments around the world and provide customers with more information about the coffee they’re drinking.
A discussion regarding the pros and cons of building a city based on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.
The Bank of Canada and the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced the successful completion of a cross-border and cross-currency payment pilot using central bank digital currencies.
Popular payment processor Bitpay has partnered with tax service provider Refundo to allow US citizens to receive all or part of their tax refund in bitcoin.