Monthly Archives: August 2019

Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

In a proof of concept demonstration, a Jaguar I-Pace uses Iota’s DLT to track and display the car’s energy source and usage to the public. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota partners with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT. Tracking energy source and usage Iota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iota is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and French energy R&D center Engie Lab Crigen for the demonstration. […]

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Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

Tether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (USDT), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent interview that Tether is also preparing to launch stablecoins backed by bulk commodities like gold, rubber, and crude oil. Also read: ERC20 Tether Transactions Flip Their Omni Equivalent Tether Dominance in the East and Plans for a Digital Yuan Called […]

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Bitcoin Price Stable, Altcoins Send Mixed Signals After Fresh Gains

After seeing growth earlier today, crypto markets are trading sideways, with top-20 coins by market cap sending mixed signals and Bitcoin price stable. Friday, Aug. 30 — after seeing some growth on the day, crypto markets are trading sideways, with top-20 coins by market cap sending mixed signals. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC), which managed to climb over $9,600 earlier today, is now trading at $9,531, up around 0.1% on the day at press time. Bitcoin dropped below the $10,000 threshold earlier this month on Aug. […]

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Is Blockchain Payments Integration in Messenger Apps Good for Crypto?

The integration of DLT technology into messenger apps is expected to drive mainstream crypto adoption, but possibly at the expense of centralization. Many cryptocurrency analysts and industry representatives are predicting that the increasing integration of blockchain payments with messenger apps will comprise the catalyst for the next wave of mainstream distributed ledger technology (DLT) adoption. However, critics are warning that the blockchain payments integrated with messenger apps may undermine many of the core values underpinning cryptocurrency.  They predict that the majority of individuals’ economic activities may occur […]

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Unconfirmed: Boeing Joins IBM on Hedera Hashgraph’s Governing Council

American aircraft giant Boeing is joining the governing council of enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph, according to Coindesk. Major global aerospace manufacturer Boeing has reportedly joined the governing council of enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph. Ten members so far The American aircraft giant is the 10th firm in the list of Hedera’s governing council members, including tech giant IBM, Japanese financial holding company Nomura Holdings, Indian telecom Tata Communications and financial services firm FIS Global, Coindesk reported on Aug. 29.  According to the report, Boeing has not […]

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Supermarket Chain Migros Implements Blockchain-Based Food Traceability

Largest Swiss supermarket chain incorporates blockchain-based food traceability system using TE-Food’s platform. Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain and retailer, Migros is turning to blockchain to keep tabs on its supply chain for food. Migros announced the implementation of TE-Food’s blockchain-based food traceability system, Aug. 29. Whilst many retailers are incorporating such systems to provide transparent information to customers, Migros is looking to the technology to optimize processes and provide greater value. Optimization through deeper supply chain insight According to the announcement, Migros expects the new initiative to provide […]

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German Cabinet and Bundesbank Are in Close Communication on CBDC Issues

The Cabinet of Germany answers a request from the parliamentary group at the Free Democratic Party regarding central bank digital currencies. The Cabinet of Germany and Germany’s central bank Deutsche Bundesbank are working together closely on issues related to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Awareness of global CBDC situation On Aug. 29, Germany’s federal parliament (Bundestag) published official feedback to a request from parliamentary group the Free Democratic Party, which asked the Cabinet to respond to six questions related to CBDCs in July 2019. In the document, […]

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What’s Being Built – and What’s Not – on 2019’s Smart Contract Blockchains

Has anyone checked in with EOS lately, to see how it’s doing? How about Tezos – any signs of life there? In mid 2017, two of the largest token sales in history birthed two smart contracting platforms that promised to topple Ethereum and usher in an era of fast and low-cost value transfer with dApps for everyone. Two years on, news.Bitcoin.com decided it ought to perform a welfare check on the leading smart contracting platforms to look for signs of life. Also read: How Market Makers Inject […]

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Germany’s Bitwala Launches All-In-One Mobile Bitcoin Bank App

Bitwala launches smartphone Bitcoin banking app for customers in 30 European countries. On Aug. 29, German blockchain-based banking startup, Bitwala, announced the launch of its smartphone app for Bitcoin banking on iOS and Android. Customers in over 30 European countries can now open a German bank account with integrated Bitcoin wallet and trading.  Open an account directly from within the app in minutes The onboarding process for new customers has been directly integrated into the app. It uses a video identification feature, with which residents throughout the […]

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Kleiman Files — Craig Wright Controversy Gets Complicated

Craig Wright has been ordered by a U.S. court to hand over more that 500K of his Bitcoin holdings to David Kleiman’s estate. Will the market survive? With each passing day, Craig S. Wright’s reputation continues to take a bigger beating. This time around, a Florida court has found the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin (BTC) to be guilty of not only submitting false documents as part of an earlier testimony but also lying about a legal dispute (related to the estate of his former partner, David Kleiman) […]

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