Tag: Blockchain

Kenyan Fintech Startup to Use Stablecoins to Transfer Universal Basic Income Payments to African Refugees

Kotani Pay, a Kenya based digital currency on and off-ramp service provider, has entered into an agreement wherein it will enable the transfer of universal basic income (UBI) payments to African refugees. Working in conjunction with the Refugee Integration Organisation (RIO) and Impact Market, the fintech start-up, which uses the Celo blockchain, will use its […]

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Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer […]

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Why the Danish Red Cross put a volcano catastrophe bond on a blockchain

Quick Take The Danish Red Cross has teamed up with blockchain startup Replexus to issue the first-ever blockchain-based catastrophe bond. So-called cat bonds let the relief organization raise money that can be spent immediately in the event of a disaster. But why does the bond need a blockchain? This feature story is available to subscribers […]

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Kenyan Athlete and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Gets $40K in ETH After Auctioning NFTs of ‘Key Moments’

Kenyan athlete and world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge recently auctioned off his first set of NFTs for a total of 17.9837 ethereum tokens. The auction, which was conducted on the NFT marketplace Opensea, includes some of the key moments in Kipchoge’s career. According to a report, one of these moments, Kipchoge’s 2019 record-breaking run in […]

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Poker Prospers in Blockchain’s Promising Landscape

Gambling may be no stranger to the blockchain, but poker’s appeal amongst players has only expanded further as poker sites embrace bitcoin and Covid-19 moves gameplay increasingly online. Famed Game Puts Spotlight on Varied Blockchain Use Cases Although online betting and gaming were already widely popular before the emergence of blockchain, as the technology has […]

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11% Of Business In Spain Use Blockchain Technology, Report

The use of decentralized technologies is growing in Spain, and we are not just talking about cryptocurrencies but blockchain in general, especially for enterprise purposes. From municipalities and public universities to corporations and industries, more and more businesses are adopting the blockchain in one way or another, increasing the ecosystem’s diversity and activity. According to […]

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Here’s how the militaries of the US, China and Russia talk about blockchains — at least in public

Quick Take Researchers at RAND Corporation analyzed years of public statements by the militaries of the US, China, and Russia that mention blockchain and cryptocurrency. There are common threads among the three militaries, but the researchers also found unique themes.  This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading […]

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NFT Roundup: A Closer Look at Key Developments Over the Last Week

Another exciting week in the NFT universe has unfolded as Kiwie digitizes graffiti in new collectibles, the original meme makes its way to market, and a new integration between Videocoin and Filecoin supports video-based NFTs. The Fat Monster Meets the Mint Latvian-based art collective Kiwie is bringing its iconic Fat Monster character to the blockchain […]

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Bitmain Sells 42,000 S19 Antiminers to Riot Blockchain

Bitcoin mining company Riot Blockchain has decided to expand its mining capacity by purchasing 42,000 S19 Antimners from Bitmain, a Hong Kong crypto-mining products manufacturer. The purchase was worth at least $138.5 million and it’s part of the company’s plans to increase its Bitcoin mining hashrate, aiming at 7.7 EH/s by mid-2021 (an increase in […]

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US Regulator Accuses Lbry Project of Selling Unregistered Securities, CEO Denies Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against the blockchain-based file-sharing and payment network called Lbry last week, as the U.S. regulator has accused the company Lbry Inc. of selling unregistered securities. However, the CEO of Lbry denies the project’s native tokens are securities and says the SEC’s logic will put a […]

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