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…

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.…

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,…

Crypto Market Update: EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), IOTA Price Analysis

Crypto Market Update: EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), IOTA Price Analysis The total crypto market cap broke a major resistance near the $117.00B level. EOS price broke the $2.50 resistance and it may rise towards the $2.62 level. Bitcoin cash price jumped above the $130 level and it might head towards the $135 resistance. Tron…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Could Rally If $116 Support Holds

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Could Rally If $116 Support Holds ETH price is currently consolidating above the $116 and $117 support levels against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line is active with resistance at $126 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair may gain bullish momentum sooner…

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.…

Grin Mining Launch Draws Interest From Deep-Pocketed Investors

Grin Mining Launch Draws Interest From Deep-Pocketed Investors Grin, a new privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, has long drawn the interest of cypherpunks. But another group turned out in force to mine on the network that formally launched on Tuesday: investment firms. “We have been watching the whole show today. With maybe the most expensive genesis block one…

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,…

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…

VanEck to Nasdaq: Bitcoin Market Structure Expected to Improve in 2019

VanEck to Nasdaq: Bitcoin Market Structure Expected to Improve in 2019 Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market will grow slowly and steadily in 2019, Gabor Gurbacs told Nasdaq. The chief digital asset strategist at VanEck, a New York-based investment giant, said that investors would be more comfortable while investing in digital assets. Development…