Can AI Tools Improve Cryptocurrency Adoption?

There are many different paths to choose from, to improve cryptocurrency usability.  Lately, I’ve been focused on project tokenomics as I have a feeling that better rewards distribution is the way forward. For instance, traditional exchanges do not provide enough rewards to users; a few exceptions are Binance, Coss, or ABCC. I especially like the last one …

Apple Pioneer Steve Wozniak Joins Blockchain Fund as Co-Founder

Steve Wozniak, the tech entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Apple, has joined EQUI Global, a venture capital fund built using blockchain technology, as a co-founder. In a Medium post published by the company, Wozniak said that he will scout for technology companies to find the “tech stars” of the future. He also said that …

Major Auction House Christie’s to Integrate Blockchain Technology for Art Sales

Christie’s, a leading art business based in the United States is collaborating with Artory, a highly reputed independent digital registry for the art industry, to register the sales of artworks on the blockchain, according to a press release by Christie’s on October 11, 2018. As stated in its press release, the leading art auction house …

We Haven’t Seen the Last of the Bug That Killed the DAO

More than two years after the collapse of The DAO thrust the Ethereum community into civil war, one of the bugs that caused that caused that black swan event continues to lurk in many smart contracts, waiting to be exploited by hackers. That’s according to Emin Gün Sirer‏, a computer science professor at Cornell and …

Opera Has Built-in Ethereum Support, Browsers to Integrate Web 3.0

Opera, the fifth most widely utilized browser behind Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari, has added built-in Ethereum support to its desktop app, enabling Web 3.0, an ecosystem that allows users can seamlessly interact with decentralized applications (dApps) and peer-to-peer systems on the blockchain. To utilize Ethereum-based dApps, users are required to have non-custodial wallets like …

Austria Turns to Public Ethereum Blockchain for €1.15 Billion Bond Auction

Austria will raise a total 1.15 billion euros in a federal bond auction on Oct. 2 using blockchain notarization, according to Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB), which oversees the auctions for issuing federal bonds as a neutral capital market participant for the Austrian Federal Financing Agency (OeBFA). The auction demonstrates Austria’s pioneering role in Europe for deploying blockchain …

U.S. Faces Crypto Exodus if Govt. Doesn’t Adopt ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation

More than 50 stakeholders from the cryptocurrency and finance industries this week met with U.S. lawmakers in Washington to discuss the future of blockchain regulations in the country. The roundtable, which took place at Capitol Hill at the behest of Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), saw attendance from the representatives of industry heavyweights including Coinbase, Kraken, …

Thailand’s Kasikornbank to Pilot Visa’s Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

The biggest bank by market capitalization in Thailand, Kasikornbank, has become the first financial institution in the Southeast Asian country to get on board the Visa B2B Connect platform. Designed to enable fast and secure cross-border payments between businesses using blockchain technology, the platform relies on a permissioned private blockchain architecture which is operated by …

Blockchain Needs to Target Manufacturing

At World AI Conference 2018, Jack Ma, the co-founder and chairman of $414 billion e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba, stated that artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT) can all become meaningless if they fail to target the manufacturing industry. “AI, Blockchain and IoT will be meaningless tech unless they can promote the transformation of …

How Ethereum Hackathons are Drastically Improving Blockchain Systems

Since mid-2017, Ethereum hackathons have been held in many major cities across the globe, to encourage the development of decentralized applications (dApps) and blockchain-based systems. ETHGlobal, the biggest Ethereum hackathon organization to date, has played a key role in facilitating the growth of the Ethereum open-source developer community, providing technical workshops, educational talks, and resources …