Spanish Car Manufacturer SEAT Joins Alastria Consortium to Develop Blockchain Products

Spanish Car Manufacturer SEAT Joins Alastria Consortium to Develop Blockchain Products Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT has joined Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products. Cointelegraph in Spanish reported the news Jan. 16. Founded in 1950, SEAT is a state-owned industrial company and Spain’s largest car manufacturer. SEAT’s turnover reportedly reached a record figure of 9.552 billion…

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Founder of Ethereum and ConsenSys Joe Lubin Joins Board of Directors of Crypto Startup ErisX

Founder of Ethereum and ConsenSys Joe Lubin Joins Board of Directors of Crypto Startup ErisX Founder of blockchain tech company ConsenSys Joseph Lubin has been appointed to the board of directors of cryptocurrency startup ErisX. The news was revealed in an official press release published Jan. 17. Cryptocurrency exchange ErisX is a reboot of a futures market Eris Exchange, originally established in 2010.…

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You Can Now Buy Bitcoin at Some Grocery Stores in the US

You Can Now Buy Bitcoin at Some Grocery Stores in the US The crypto curious will soon be able to dip their toes into bitcoin while grocery shopping. Bitcoin ATM company Coinme is partnering with coins-to-cash converter Coinstar to allow bitcoin purchases through Coinstar kiosks in a number of U.S. states, the companies announced Thursday. At launch,…

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Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring Blockspring, a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs, has been acquired by Coinbase. “Joining Coinbase was a no-brainer for a number [of] reasons including its commitment to establishing an open financial system and the strength of its engineering team,” Blockspring announced on its blog this week.…

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MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’ A group of researchers from top United States universities have announced the launch of a “globally scalable decentralized payments network,” according to a press release published today, Jan. 17. The development of the cryptocurrency, dubbed “Unit-e,” is being funded by Distributed Technologies Research (DTR) — a non-profit organization based in Switzerland,…

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WWF Launches Blockchain Tool to Track Food Along Supply Chain

WWF Launches Blockchain Tool to Track Food Along Supply Chain World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF-Australia) has announced the launch of a supply chain tool that uses blockchain to allow businesses and consumers to track food items, according to a tweet today, Jan. 17. The platform, dubbed OpenSC, is the product of a partnership between WWF-Australia and BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) — the global corporate…

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