Category: Blockchain

A Crypto-Infused Professional Sports League: Billionaires Form a Blockchain Advisory Committee for the NBA

A number of National Basketball Association (NBA) team owners have formed an NBA blockchain advisory committee for the American professional basketball league. The advisory committee is composed of well known billionaires and blockchain advocates who own the teams the Nets, Mavs, Wizards, Celtics, Kings, and Jazz. Billionaire NBA Team Owners Invoke a Blockchain Advisory Committee […]

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Inside Polkadot’s bid to offer a ‘multichain’ alternative to Ethereum

Quick Take Polkadot has been attracting many development teams and significant outside investment lately. The vision behind the project is to make it possible for ‘multichain’ applications to use multiple interoperable blockchains at once. First, though, more developers must become familiar with its complicated new features. This feature story is available to subscribers of The […]

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Polkadot’s Gavin Wood to Give Lecture Series as Part of UC Berkeley Blockchain Curriculum

University of California, Berkeley and Parity Technologies are joining forces on several blockchain fronts, including educational development and awareness, by leveraging Parity’s expert team and the Substrate framework as knowledge-building resources. UC Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Partners with Parity to Promote Blockchain Adoption To bring more resources to the University of California, Berkeley community and Blockchain […]

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A Group of Crypto Proponents Burned an Original Banksy ‘Morons’ Print and Turned It Into an NFT

Original artwork crafted by the pseudonymous England-based street artist and political activist Banksy has been burned in order to turn the art into a non-fungible token (NFT). The screenprint was one of only 500 made and was authenticated by Banksy’s verification company Pest Control. The burning was a symbolic message of turning a rare piece […]

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Parity To Educate Berkeley Students on Developing Blockchain Projects on Polkadot

The popular DLT protocol Parity Technologies has partnered with Berkeley’s Blockchain Xcelerator program to provide educational panels for students in the university’s blockchain curriculum. As part of the collaboration, Polkadot’s co-founder Gavin Woods will be a guest lecturer in the A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series. Parity to Educate Berkeley Students About Blockchain Parity […]

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Blockchain project LazyLedger raises $1.5 million in seed funding to develop ‘pluggable consensus layer’

Blockchain project LazyLedger Labs has secured $1.5 million in a seed funding round. The round was backed by Interchain Foundation, Binance Labs, Maven 11, KR1, Signature Ventures, P2P Capital, and several other participants. With fresh capital at hand, LazyLedger aims to grow its engineering team (currently three members), co-founder Mustafa Al-Bassam told The Block. The […]

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NBA reveals 2021 Rising Stars rosters on NFT platform NBA Top Shot

The NBA unveiled its 2021 Rising Stars rosters on NFT marketplace NBA Top Shot on Wednesday.  The Rising Stars Challenge is a basketball game that takes place at the annual All-Star Weekend when rookies and young players compete against each other. Because of the pandemic, the NBA isn’t doing the game this year but is […]

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