Turkish Exchange Develops Blockchain-Based Customer Database

Turkish Exchange Develops Blockchain-Based Customer Database Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST) has developed a blockchain-powered customer database, Daily Sabah reported September 6. Founded in 2013, BIST is the result of the merger of the Istanbul Stock Exchange, the Istanbul Gold Exchange, and the Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TurkDex). Per the exchange’s annual report for 2017, it has 399 listed companies, a…

Gin & cocktail gift box delivery service MicroBarBox.com now accepts Bitcoin Cash

Gin & cocktail gift box delivery service MicroBarBox.com now accepts Bitcoin Cash     Having enjoyed huge summer growth, MicroBarBox – literally a cocktail bar in a box, delivered to your door – are now looking to further expand their reach by accepting Bitcoin Cash, the world’s only digital, low-cost, fast, secure transaction-based currency.   As an online business…

BUSINESSMAN TILMAN FERTITTA’S POST OAK MOTOR CARS NOW ACCEPTS BITCOIN

BUSINESSMAN TILMAN FERTITTA’S POST OAK MOTOR CARS NOW ACCEPTS BITCOIN Nation’s First Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Bugatti Dealership to Accept Bitcoin Payments   HOUSTON – September 5, 2018 – Hospitality mogul, Tilman Fertitta, is proud to announce his luxury automobile retailer Post Oak Motor Cars is the first Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Bugatti dealership in America to…

High Times Now Says It’s Accepting Cryptocurrencies Payments For Its IPO

High Times Now Says It’s Accepting Cryptocurrencies Payments For Its IPO It turns out that the cannabis publication High Times is accepting cryptocurrency for its ongoing initial public offering (IPO) after all. The publication announced at the beginning of August that it would accept bitcoin and ethereum for its IPO, but later walked back that…

Winklevoss Twins’ Company Files New Patent for Securely Storing Digital Assets

Winklevoss Twins’ Company Files New Patent for Securely Storing Digital Assets Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ company has filed a new patent for “securely storing digital assets,” the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) revealed Tuesday, September 4. The Winklevoss IP, LLC patent, entitled “Systems and methods for storing digital math-based assets using a secure portal,” includes a new method that…

UK-Based Maritime Society Creates Model of Blockchain-Based Ship Register

UK-Based Maritime Society Creates Model of Blockchain-Based Ship Register Lloyd’s Register (LR), a British tech and business maritime classification society, has created a model of a blockchain-powered class register of ships, according to an official press releasepublished September 4. LR’s new class register is reportedly “the first demonstrator that can register ships into Class” by deploying blockchain technology. Originally,…

Walmart Explores Blockchain for Connecting Automated Delivery Drones

Walmart Explores Blockchain for Connecting Automated Delivery Drones Walmart’s recent patent efforts have showcased how the retail giant is investigating blockchain, and a new filing points to a focus on autonomous delivery drones. The application was published on August 30, detailing a system by which “autonomous electronic devices” communicate with each other wirelessly and pass transported objects to…

South Korean Province to Issue Own Coin as Gov’t Says Crypto Should Be ‘Accepted’

South Korean Province to Issue Own Coin as Gov’t Says Crypto Should Be ‘Accepted’ The government of a South Korean province will issue its own blockchain-based digital currency in a move to replace a state loyalty scheme, local media first reported Monday, August 27. Officials in Gyeongsangbuk-do will partner with blockchain startup Orbs to create Gyeongbuk Coin, which it will roll…

University of Malta Launches Blockchain and DLT Scholarship Fund

University of Malta Launches Blockchain and DLT Scholarship Fund The University of Malta has partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) scholarship fund, Times of Malta reported August 29. The new scholarship is targeted at students studying information and communications technology (ICT), law, finance, and engineering,…

Yahoo Finance Integrates Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin Trading

Yahoo Finance Integrates Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin Trading Yahoo Finance has integrated trading with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) on its platform. While statistics are available on the platform for other digital currencies like Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC) or EOS, they currently do not have buy and sell options. The development has led some in the crypto community to say that…

JP Morgan CIO: Blockchain Will Replace Existing Technology

JP Morgan CIO: Blockchain Will Replace Existing Technology JP Morgan CIO Lori Beer said at a press conference in Buenos Aires that blockchain will “replace existing technology” in a few years, according to Argentinian website Cripto247 August 23. “We will see a greater and wider use of blockchain […] In a few years blockchain will replace the existing technology,…

Samsung Looks to Streamline Banking With Blockchain Tool

Samsung Looks to Streamline Banking With Blockchain Tool Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of South Korea’s tech conglomerate, has developed a blockchain-based certification platform for South Korean banks, it announced Monday. Developed in collaboration with the Korea Federation of Banks, a new platform called BankSign is said to make interactions between different banks’ mobile systems seamless.…