20-year-old bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman has invested an undisclosed amount in Metallicus, a startup behind the peer-to-peer payments platform Metal Pay, in an attempt to create an “all-in-one” crypto banking platform that will include banking, payments, and social media features.
The United Parcel Service has invested an undisclosed amount in TuSimple, a self-driving truck company. TuSimple joins UPS’ portfolio of investments in innovative technologies, including blockchain, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence.
Crypto developer education tool FumbleChain is a deliberately flawed blockchain that allows developers to earn fumblecoins every time they find a new flaw to exploit.
Crypto mining firm Bitfury Group has reportedly launched an artificial intelligence division with the goal of breaking down the world’s vast amount of data and deriving value from it.
Stanford ophthalmologist Robert Chang and University of California, Berkeley, professor Dawn Song are both working to develop Kara, an artificial intelligence project that keeps your data from prying eyes while it learns.
Researchers from the University of Crete and the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a study showing that a website that hosts at least three ads can produce five-and-a-half times the revenue of a website that uses a cryptojacking script to mine with visitors’ computing power.
Expected to launch this November, the city of Seoul will introduce a points system for residents that will reward them with S-coins, which can then be spent on goods and services. Residents will be able to earn S-coins by completing tasks such as paying taxes or participating in public opinion polls.
To boost the payments and settlements infrastructure in the US, the Federal Reserve has been tasked with creating a new real-time payments and settlements service dubbed “FedNow.”
It looks like Mastercard isn’t content with just being a founding member of the Libra Association, as the payments giant has posted job listings searching for positions to assist in the development of its own cryptocurrency and wallet.
Dapper Labs, the team behind CryptoKitties, has partnered with the NBA to create NBA Top Shots, which will allow fans to buy, sell, and trade blockchain-based NBA player move set collectibles, including “Kevin Durant’s 3-point shot” and “Joel Embiid’s dunk.” NBA Top Shots will launch this fall at the start of the new NBA season.