BlockApps and Optimum Plan to Track Energy Usage on the Blockchain

News Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) company BlockApps has partnered with software consulting firm Optimum to develop a blockchain solution for tracking energy usage. A founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), BlockApps is the developer of a cloud-agnostic blockchain platform, STR.. Hires Team Behind Prominent Block Producer EOS New York

News EOSIO developer has recruited the team behind EOS New York (NY), a high-profile Block Producer on the EOS network. Founded in 2017, EOS NY was a one-time #1 Block Producer on EOS, but has now ceased its operations, an announcement on March 25 revealed. Speaking to Cointelegraph, EO..

ConsenSys Partnering with Hitachi for PegaSys Plus Sales in Japan

News Hitachi Solutions will be the first company in Japan permitted to conduct sales of blockchain software technology company ConsenSys’ product PegaSys Plus starting on April 1. According to a March 30 press release, Tokyo-based Hitachi announced it would work in collaboration with U.S.-based Co..

Coinbase’s Retail Payment Portal Passed $200 Million in Transactions

News Coinbase Commerce, a platform that supports cryptocurrency payments for internet retailers, just passed $200 million in total transactions processed over its two-year history. According to sources available to Cointelegraph, the wing of the largest crypto exchange in the U.S. reported on Marc..

AR Crypto Game Makes an Impact on Social Distancing

News The coronavirus pandemic is causing the worst global economic recession among all business sectors since 1929. Advertising and marketing budgets alone could see a $3 billion loss in 2020. Both traditional brands and crypto companies are replacing their high profile ads with low budget posts i..

Dutch Govt to Embrace Blockchain in Fight Against Pandemic

News A consortium of Dutch companies has launched the “Tech against Corona” initiative. Participating firms will freely provide the Dutch government with access to innovative technologies that can be used in the fight against COVID-19. Netherlands-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm, Ty..

University Students Harness Blockchain for Elections Amid Lockdown

News Students enrolled in the University of Malta’s Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies masters program have built a decentralized application (Dapp) that has been used for voting in upcoming student representative elections, per a March 28 press release. The Dapp is built on top of a d..

Market Update: Uncertainty Remains Thick as Bears Claw Bitcoin Price Below $6K

Bitcoin’s price has been dragging downward and on March 29, BTC’s fiat value slipped beneath the $6K zone. Most of the top ten cryptocurrencies are down between 5-8% in the last 24 hours. As the global economy falters and the halving approaches, people are uncertain about the future price of bitcoin..

First Game Built on Tezos Blockchain Preparing for Alpha Launch

News Tezos (XTZ) co-founder Kathleen Breitman is preparing to launch the alpha version of the game built on top of Tezos — a crypto-powered collectible card game called ‘Emergents.’ Emergents’ in-game cards will comprise non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that players have full ownership over. Coase inten..

Berkeley Blockchain Incubator Welcomes Startup Fighting COVID-19

News The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, an incubator program for distributed ledger technology, or DLT, startups run out of UC Berkeley, has welcomed Snark Health into its spring cohort. Snark Health seeks to combat COVID-19 by “building a framework for data-driven discussions and shared learning..

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