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Hitachi and KDDI Testing Biometric Payment System – No Phone Required

Hitachi, a Tokyo-based tech leader has partnered with KDDI, a telecom operator to test and experiment with a new blockchain-based biometric system to settle retail payments. Hitachi’s blockchain is built on biometric data verification and designed to work with KDDI’s coupon system which allows customers with coupons to pay for in-store purchases at merchants using just their fingerprints. The tech is … Read moreHitachi and KDDI Testing Biometric Payment System – No Phone Required

Ethereum’s Blockchain Stablecoins have over $240M in Investor Backing

A research project conducted by Diar shows that new stablecoin solutions have raised more than $240M in investor backing by companies like Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Pantera, DCG, Polychain, MetaStable, 1confirmation and Naval Ravikant. These backers make up at least $133M in capital raised and make up the chunk of stablcoin investors. Seven of the … Read moreEthereum’s Blockchain Stablecoins have over $240M in Investor Backing

Blocks.io Launches – Fastest Block Explorer for EOS

Bloks.io is supposedly the fastest block explorer in existence for EOS. It just launched yesterday. It’s an online web tool launched by a partnership effort between HKEOS and EOS Calgary. It’s a complete tool that allows people to view a list of information that details blocks, transactions, accounts, and producers on the EOS blockchain. It … Read moreBlocks.io Launches – Fastest Block Explorer for EOS

Bank of Thailand’s Governor Considering Implementing Blockchain Tech

Bank of Thailand’s (BoT) governor announced that the bank is seriously considering to add blockchain tech to various applications during his speech at the Bloomberg ASEAN Businesses Summit this past July 12. Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob said that the bank was reviewing and going over applications that could use some blockchain support for facilitating cross-border payments, document … Read moreBank of Thailand’s Governor Considering Implementing Blockchain Tech

LG Partners with Ubank; Pre-Installs Ubank Mobile on Phones

Electronics giant LG has just formed a new partnership Ubank, which is the dev team powering Ubcoin Market. The mobile app payment system will be pre-installed by LG on their own line of smartphones that are available in specific locations. LG is one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. They have over 83K … Read moreLG Partners with Ubank; Pre-Installs Ubank Mobile on Phones

No Postage Necessary – World’s First Blockchain Film Released on Qtum

A copyright tracking and video exchange platform called Vevue based on the Qtum blockchain is debuting the world’s first film released on its blockchain. It’s called No Postage Necessary, which is an indie movie covering the life of a computer hacker. It’ll be available on the Qtum blockchain and users of Vevue can pay in crypto … Read moreNo Postage Necessary – World’s First Blockchain Film Released on Qtum

India’s Central Bank Bans All Crypto-Related Accounts

The Reserve Bank of India had a deadline to ban all cryptocurrency which expired yesterday, July 5th, according to local news outlet The Times of India. Panjak Jain, a crypto investor, and blockchain worker tweeted that the silver lining behind all this is that the RBI must provide a reason for the banning of all … Read moreIndia’s Central Bank Bans All Crypto-Related Accounts

Malta Approves Bills to Promote Blockchain Development – “Blockchain Island”

Malta is the new Silicon Valley for blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. The Parliament of Malta has just passed a few bills into law that build a regulatory set of rules and restrictions of what can be done and what can’t be done within the realms of blockchain technology. The local news outlet Malta Today stated that the … Read moreMalta Approves Bills to Promote Blockchain Development – “Blockchain Island”

Microsoft Piloting New Blockchain Payment System on Xbox One – Ubisoft Test Drives

Software giant Microsoft is introducing a new blockchain system to manage royalty payments for game developers. This technology is built on the Quorum blockchain using their proprietary Azure Cloud platform. Its goal is to reduce operational costs and make it a lot easier to create a payment system. It’ll initially be piloted on the Xbox One’s … Read moreMicrosoft Piloting New Blockchain Payment System on Xbox One – Ubisoft Test Drives

CEO of SBI Holdings Believes Blockchain Will Trigger Japan’s Economy Boom

Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO of Japnese a giant financial firm known as SBI Holdings, said he believes that blockchain technology will help Japan’s economy grow and will also be the next big boom to trigger it. These remarks were made at the Japanese Blockchain Conference in Tokyo earlier this week. He believes the changes will happen within … Read moreCEO of SBI Holdings Believes Blockchain Will Trigger Japan’s Economy Boom

Jack Ma Shows Off His First Transaction; Bashes Bitcoin

Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, is flaunting his own blockchain technology. It’s a remittance service from Ant Financial, which used to be known as Alipay. It’s a subsidiary of Alibaba and owned by the same company. It’s a huge blockchain investor. It just completed its first ever transaction between Hong Kong and the Philippines in … Read moreJack Ma Shows Off His First Transaction; Bashes Bitcoin

IOTA’s Tangle Technology Being Used in Taipei As Push for “Smart City” Continues

IOTA’s tech will be used in a new digital ID card called the Tangle will launch this year in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. The card is designed to build a new level of security and with that, prevent ID theft and fraud. It’s a contributing partnership between startup BiiLabs and Taiwan’s Dept. of Information Technology. … Read moreIOTA’s Tangle Technology Being Used in Taipei As Push for “Smart City” Continues