One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world is working with VeChain to develop a new blockchain-based traceability platform. Bayer China revealed in an interview Thursday that it had chosen VeChain as tech provider for a new blockchain-powered solution that will allow the firm – a branch of...
Electronics company LG joined Hedera Hashgraph’s Governing Council on Wednesday, becoming its 14th member. The addition edges Hedera toward its council’s long-term goal: tap 39 hands-on node runners to govern its enterprise-grade public ledger, Hashgraph. Hashgraph is an alternative to blockchain platforms with buy-in from Google, IBM, Boeing...
LG Electronics has joined the governing council of Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform. LG serves as the council’s fourteenth member, sitting alongside Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Google, IBM, Tata Communications, and other leading organizations.Hedera Hashgraph CEO Mance Harmon told Cointelegraph that LG is the first home...
Blockchain meets basketball in the newest game from the developers of CryptoKitties. Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot has launched into private beta following the game’s initial product announcement in July 2019. The game is looking to fill a product niche by combining manager-style sports games with digitally scarce goods...
A senior figure at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes a digital currency backed by a central bank would open the door to much greater innovation in retail payments. Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, the IMF’s deputy division chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, said synthetic CBDCs – digital currencies...
Known for their regulation-friendly outlook within the crypto industry, Gemini exchange founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss hold a hybrid approach to privacy and government rules. The twin brothers explained in a May 22 podcast interview with Peter McCormack that crypto adoption comes a need for some degree of regulation....
In the approach to the launch of Facebook’s Libra payments ecosystem, a key subsidiary has been given a new name and a new look. According to an announcement on Tuesday, Libra’s wallet provider Calibra has now been rebranded to Novi – a portmanteau of the Latin root words, “novus”...
Mining reward halvings are a hot topic in the crypto markets, as they alter a cryptocurrency’s supply and often have a significant impact on prices.  Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency by market value, underwent its third halving on May 11, which reduced the reward per block mined to 6.25 bitcoin...
Daejeon University is the latest in a series of South Korean universities redesigning portions of its finance and technology departments. The university made an official announcement on May 25 that it would open a new fintech department called “Future Convergence.”According to the announcement published by Daejeon Journal, the...
With bitcoin’s price losing altitude again, small investors appear to be seeking exposure to the top cryptocurrency by market value. Prices fell by 9.8% last week to register bitcoin’s biggest weekly decline since the second week of March, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. A two-week low of $8,630 was...