Blockchain

Rick and Morty Creator Sells NFT Art Collection for Over $1 Million in Ether

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty has joined the growing trend of celebrity artists creating non-fungible token (NFT) artwork. After the animator released the collection called “The Best I Could Do” on the NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $1 million …

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Venezuelan President Maduro Promises 2021 Will Be the Year to Boost Usage of Petro

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has claimed that 2021 will be the year of the state-backed petro (PTR) token. He also promised to boost a “100% national digital economy” agenda through a “complete digitalization process.”</strong> 77% of Trade Transactions in Venezuela Are Made via Digital Solutions in Bolivar During an annual speech …

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Shanghai Government Invests $5M in Blockchain Startup Conflux

Blockchain startup Conflux has received over $5 million research grant from the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee and Changning District government, which is part of the city’s municipal government.  The Beijing-based firm touted that it has become the only public, permissionless blockchain project backed by the Chinese government, according to the firm’s statement shared with …

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Big Tech’s Freedom of Speech Purge Pushes People to Censorship-Resistant Blockchain Social Media

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>During the last few days, the world has watched the Big Tech and social media crackdown after the incident that took place at Capitol Hill a few days ago. During the last 48 hours, U.S. President Donald Trump, a great number of right-wing supporters, and literally anyone who speaks out against the …

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Stratis Brings Blockchain as a Service to All Businesses via its C# Native Platform

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> PRESS RELEASE. 7th January 2021, London, United Kingdom – <a href=”https://www.stratisplatform.com/”>Stratis</a> was created for a simple purpose – to provide enterprises with blockchain as a service (BaaS) solutions, designed to implement complex blockchain architecture within mainstream coding languages, used by everyday companies away from the crypto niche. It does this through cloud …

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Iconloop secures gov backing to test blockchain driver’s license project

Enterprise blockchain firm Iconloop has secured approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT to test its decentralized identity, or DID, technology system to manage driver’s license data in the country. According to an announcement from the company, the trial run aims to showcase the DID’s capabilities in offering secure data storage while preventing …

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From Uniswap to Axies, these 6 DApps blew us away in 2020

With the crypto market making a crazy comeback this year, an increasing number of casual investors all over the world are beginning to understand the potential that blockchain technology possesses. For example, over the course of 2020, decentralized applications gained a remarkable amount of traction, with the total locked volume across all decentralized exchanges rising …

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Rep. Soto seeks to create office to ‘coordinate’ Federal use of blockchain tech

A new bill filed on Thursday, H.R.9067, seeks to create an office that will “coordinate” federal applications of blockchain technology.  Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto, a Democrat representing Florida’s 9th district, the bill would “establish an office within the Department of Commerce to coordinate all non-defense related deployment and activities related to blockchain technology within …

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Celebs and crypto in 2020: Blockchain cities, Bitcoin newbies and Twitter trolling

Celebrities have long been used to promote brands, products and services to varying degrees of success, and the cryptocurrency space has been no exception to this practice. In years gone by, the biggest names in the world of entertainment have made waves in the crypto space for endorsing or investing in projects, tokens and companies. …

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Japan’s crypto market matured in 2020, but 2021 may see huge growth

In 2020, the Japanese crypto industry seems to have entered its maturation phase. With new crypto laws established in May, large exchanges have solidified their leading positions, while crypto startups and unregulated businesses have exited the market. However, it seems that a winner has not yet been declared. There are already more than 25 registered …

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