StormyDaniels.com will now be accepting the Vice Industry Token (VIT) as payment for viewing the website’s premium adult video content, PR Newswire reports today, May 25. The Vice Industry Token raised $22 mln in Ethereum (ETH) in 24 hours during its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in February. The token, which...
Shanghai-based startup VeChain is testing a blockchain application to verify the wine supply chain and fight counterfeits. ...
Two leading diamond industry players have agreed to work with blockchain startup D1 Mint Limited to tokenize diamonds, according to a May 23 press release shared with Cointelegraph. D1 Mint Limited, the creator of the diamond-backed crypto asset D1 Coin, has signed its first purchase agreement to buy 1,500 investment-grade...
American Express partners with online merchant Boxed to pilot a blockchain-based rewards program that can more specifically target promotions to customers. ...
Banco Masventas in Argentina announced via its Facebook page that it is introducing a new program that will allow customers to make cross-border payments using bitcoin. The institution has partnered with the Latin America–focused exchange startup Bitex — founded in 2014 — to potentially compete with SWIFT, a global,...
Venture capitalist and Bitcoin enthusiast Tim Draper said that blockchain could enable people to more easily emigrate away inefficient governments. ...
The Bank of England issued a working paper on introducing its own central bank digital currency, and the risk it could present to the banking system and economy. ...
Norway’s central bank, Norges Bank, is considering developing its own digital currency as a supplement to cash to “ensure confidence in money and the monetary system”, according to a working paper May 18. The report, prepared by a Norges Bank working group, investigates aspects they believe should be considered when...
On May 8, 2018 it was reported that the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy had created a unit tasked with researching the further development of blockchain across technology. This could represent a major step forward for the adoption and application of blockchain technology as governments are not...
The Federal Council of the Government of Switzerland has requested a report on the risks and opportunities of introducing its own state-backed digital currency, or so called “e-franc”, Reuters reported May 17. The Federal Council moved to investigate the subject at the prompt of Swiss lawmaker and vice-president of the...