German Stock Exchange Plans International Digital Asset ‘Ecosystem’ Through New Partnership With SBI
German stock exchange owner Boerse Stuttgart Group and Japanese financial giant SBI Group are teaming up on a joint initiative to expand their digital assets businesses internationally.
Ecuadorian Shrimp Producers Join IBM’s Blockchain-Based Food Trust Ecosystem
The Ecuador-based Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) is joining IBM's Food Trust Ecosystem, using IBM’s blockchain technology to ensure the quality of SSP shrimp products, according to a press release on May 6.
Ripple Partners With One of the World’s Largest Money Transfer Providers
Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide and one of the largest money transfer businesses in the world, has joined RippleNet. Ria will leverage xCurrent to connect and transact with Ripple’s global blockchain payments network of 200+ financial institutions.
2,000 More US Grocery Stores Enable Bitcoin Buying at Coinstar Machines
Supermarket kiosk chain Coinstar is expanding the footprint of its bitcoin-buying service to more than 2,000 locations in 19 different states.
First Cinema In Brazil To Accept Bitcoin For Tickets
In 2018, Bitcoinist reported that Major Cineplex Group – the largest movie theater chain in Thailand, was set to start accepting cryptocurrencies as a means of payment for a broad range of services such as the purchase of movie tickets and even popcorn.
Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Announces Partnership with Major Swiss Online Bank
European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has announced a partnership with major Swiss online bank Dukascopy, according to an announcement published on Friday, Jan. 25.
UN Partnership to Roll Out Blockchain-Based Telemedicine, Telepsychology in East Africa
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reportedly partner with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to expand free basic healthcare services across Eastern Africa. News of the partnership was shared with Cointelegraph in an email on Dec. 26.
German Railway Operator Examines Deploying Blockchain to Tokenize Its Ecosystem
German railway operator Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has partnered with blockchain integration platform Unibright to examine the possibility of tokenizing its ecosystem. A press release revealed the partnership on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Dash Aids Venezuelan Adoption As 66,000 KRIP Phones Sold in 4 Months
Dash has recorded yet another adoption milestone driven by special circumstances in Venezuela, with the sale of more than 66,000 KRIP mobile phones that are designed with special cryptocurrency enhancements optimised for the Dash ecosystem. According to the company, from launch in August 2018 to present, the vast majority of the devices have been sold in Venezuela, making it by far the world’s biggest market for the cryptocurrency-enabled phones.
Virtual Land on Ethereum-Based Decentraland Sold for $215,000
An unnamed user or organization has recently acquired an estate on Decentraland, a virtual reality (VR) platform developed on the Ethereum blockchain, for $215,000. The estate was a 126-parcel piece of LAND, and set a new record for the platform.
There's a New Plan to Build the Hardware for Ethereum 2.0
The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin.
Financial Giant SBI Group to Develop Wallet Following New Partnership
Japan-based financial services firm SBI Group and Danish cryptography services company Sepior ApS have partnered to jointly develop a proprietary wallet, according to an announcement published Oct. 13. The wallet is set to ensure secure transactions on SBI’s cryptocurrencies exchange platform, VCTRADE.
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.
Gifto Decentralized Blockchain App Partners with NEM for Scaling and Lowering Costs
Gifto, a blockchain-based decentralized application (dApp) ecosystem, announced that it will partner with NEM, a blockchain application platform. The partnership will allow Gifto to test over the next several months the NEM blockchain to enhance scalability for some its blockchain-based services, in comparison to its current Ethereum architecture.
Energy Firm ENGIE Partners With Consulting Firm to Create Blockchain Software Offering
French electric utility company ENGIE and consulting firm Maltem Consulting Group have jointly established a blockchain development firm designed for commercial customers, according to a press release published September 7.
Singapore Stock Exchange Turns to Blockchain for Rapid Settlements
Singapore’s primary stock exchange has announced a working partnership with the country’s central bank to develop a blockchain platform for securities’ settlements.
KODAKCoin Inks Arena Partnership to Store NBA, NHL Photos
Its initial coin offering is still in progress, but a new announcement indicates that the team behind KODAKCoin is working to put the forthcoming cryptocurrency to use.
Former Goldman Sachs VP Joins Crypto Wallet Blockchain To Attract Institutional Clients
Crypto wallet Blockchain.com has hired former Goldman Sachs executive Breanne Madigan as the head of institutional sales and strategy, CNBC reports today, April 17.
22 European Nations Form New Blockchain Partnership
A group of 22 European nations has formed a new blockchain partnership aimed to exchange information on the technology.
Actor Steven Seagal Endorses Questionable 'Bitcoiin' ICO
Action film star Steven Seagal has become the brand ambassador for a controversial cryptocurrency ahead of its initial coin offering (ICO).