US: IBM's New Partnership with Travelport Will Bring Major Changes to Blockchain Technology and...

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Following the famous words by Back to the Future’s Doc Brown, the future of the travel industry, will never be the same, thanks to IBM and leading travel commerce platform, Travelport’s latest announcement. In its major announcement in August, Travelport and its strategic...

Japan: Toyota Sees 21% Performance Lift with Blockchain Optimization for Programmatic Ads

Toyota experienced a 21% lift in performance in a pilot of a blockchain-optimized  programmatic campaign created in partnership with agency Saatchi & Saatchi and blockchain advertising analytics firm Lucidity, according to a news release. The effort is reportedly the auto...

US: Microsoft Tests New Blockchain Identity Verification Systems

Microsoft has been exploring blockchain technology for several years. Now, according to reports, the tech giant is testing new blockchain-based identification products. The goal is to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity verification systems from dreams to reality. Microsoft released a...

Global: Bitcoin with Lightning Network more Closely Fits Satoshi’s vision says Charlie Lee

On 6th October, Charlie Lee elucidated on the difference between the on-chain Bitcoin and Litecoin payments in a series of tweets. The Founder of Litecoin’s release comes in the wake of a discussion with Roger Ver, the CEO of Bitcoin.com, who...

Israel: Securities Authority Tackles Online Threats with Blockchain

Israel’s market regulator, Securities Authorities (ISA), has embedded a blockchain-based solution to its internal communication system in a bid to bring more online protection, local media reported on Wednesday. ISA wants to expand distributed ledger technology (DLT) across other parts of...

Global: Five Things that Must Happen for Blockchain to See Widespread Adoption

CNBC
Blockchain is perhaps one of the biggest buzzwords in both finance and technology today. Proponents tout it as the technology that will revolutionize the financial services, pointing to its ability to function without a central authority and also store...

Global: What Can Blockchain Really Do For The Food Industry?

Forbes
Blockchain technology could transform the entire food industry, some bullish tech prospectors say, by increasing efficiency, transparency and collaboration throughout the food system. Consumers could be able to trace the source of their lettuce in seconds. Shippers could see if...

China: JD.com Initiates Institute for Creating ‘Smart Cities’ With Blockchain and AI

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JD Finance, a division of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has set-up the Smart City Research Institute at its headquarters in Nanjing as reported by People’s Daily on 28th September. A Chinese e-commerce company, Jingdong Group (JD.com) actively focuses on new...

US: Walmart's Blockchain Offers Tech Fix, But There's More To Leafy Greens Than Data

Forbes
Walmart made a major announcement this week to its leafy green growers. In a decision that will put blockchain’s much touted potential in food to the test, Walmart’s leafy greens suppliers will be required to join the company’s blockchain by this time next...

US: AT&T Announces Suite of Blockchain Solutions

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AT&T has created a suite of blockchain solutions designed to work with technology from IBM and Microsoft. Enterprise customers can use these solutions as they automate and digitalize their business processes using blockchain technologies. Customers will have better resources to...

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Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...

Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...