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IBM’s Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board

IBM’s Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board IBM is taking its food-tracking blockchain into production, making it one of the largest enterprise projects to achieve that milestone, and has signed European supermarket giant Carrefour to use it. Announced Monday, the commercial launch of IBM Food …

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Chinese University Proposes Managing Web Domains On a Blockchain

Chinese University Proposes Managing Web Domains On a Blockchain A major Chinese university is proposing blockchain technology as a better way to manage web domain names. According to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Shenzhen Graduate School at Peking University is examining how …

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Circle Eyes Crypto Securities Bid With Crowdfunding Site Acquisition

Circle Eyes Crypto Securities Bid With Crowdfunding Site Acquisition Crypto company Circle is reportedly moving to acquire SeedInvest, a crowdfunding platform for startups. Bloomberg reported Friday that Circle’s acquisition will – if approved by regulators – open to the door to allowing startups to raise funds by selling digital tokens …

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UK Land Registry Begins New Phase of Blockchain Research Project

UK Land Registry Begins New Phase of Blockchain Research Project The U.K.’s national land registry is moving into the second phase of its ongoing blockchain research effort. The HM Land Registry announced Tuesday it was partnering with blockchain company Methods, which plans to build on R3’s Corda framework to develop …

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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Wine-Tracking Blockchain Startup

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Invests in Wine-Tracking Blockchain Startup Medici Ventures, the blockchain accelerator and subsidiary of Overstock.com, has made a seven-figure investment in blockchain startup VinX. Israel-based VinX is developing a supply chain platform for trading wine futures, which allow connoisseurs and collectors to purchase a vintage while it’s still …

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BlackBerry Unveils Blockchain Partnership to Support Medical Research

BlackBerry Unveils Blockchain Partnership to Support Medical Research BlackBerry, the software company and former maker of an eponymous line of mobile phones, announced Thursday its plans for a new blockchain platform aimed at storing and sharing medical data. The firm said in a press release that it would use its …

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Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity

Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity A newly-published indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice charges seven alleged Russian intelligence agents with using cryptocurrencies as part of a broad “influence and disinformation” scheme. The government alleges that Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets, Evgenii Mikhaylovich Serebriakov, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Artem …

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‘Nothing Is Decentralized’: Crypto Springs Confronts Tech’s Shortcomings

‘Nothing Is Decentralized’: Crypto Springs Confronts Tech’s Shortcomings When Crypto Springs conference co-organizer Meltem Demirors took the stage on Wednesday, watermelon margarita in hand, her “nothing is decentralized” rallying cry drew thunderous applause. That may seem counterintuitive for a poolside gathering of cryptocurrency industry veterans in Palm Springs, California. But …

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Melonport Co-Founder Joins the Decentralized Crypto Exchange Race

Melonport Co-Founder Joins the Decentralized Crypto Exchange Race A co-founder of one of the most talked-about blockchain projects of recent years has launched a decentralized exchange (DEX), aspiring to make such platforms easier to use. Announced today, Reto Trinkler has opened the new DEX, dubbed Agora Trade, in Malta – …

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