An artist who has sold pieces to Hollywood A-listers, rock stars, and professional athletes recently sold an entire collection of his work for cryptocurrency. Lincoln Townley is is disrupting the world of art sales with his unorthodox methods of exhibition, as well as the payment methods he accepts.Artist Embraces...
IBM, CSIRO’s Data61 and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills have partnered on a new Australian consortium to build a cross-industry blockchain-based smart contracts platform for enterprises, according to a press release published August 29. Data61 is a digital innovation center that forms part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research...
Although current crypto prices are a far cry from last year’s all-time highs, the adoption of blockchain-backed assets remains a hot topic in this industry, with Yahoo Finance revealing a crypto-friendly feature.“The Virus Is Spreading”In an unexpected move, Yahoo Finance, a well-established business news site, has introduced Bitcoin (BTC),...
Yahoo Finance has integrated trading with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) on its platform. While statistics are available on the platform for other digital currencies like Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC) or EOS, they currently do not have buy and sell options. The development has led some in...
The University of Malta has partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) scholarship fund, Times of Malta reported August 29. The new scholarship is targeted at students studying information and communications technology (ICT), law, finance, and engineering, and...
Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee has dismissed short-term price trends as the upshot of “speculation,” stressing that long-term valuation is a truer measure of crypto’s success, in a CNBC interview August 27. When asked to what extent price is a meaningful metric for a given cryptocurrency, and whether or not...
The Associated Press (AP) news agency has inked a content licensing partnership with blockchain-based startup Civil, according to an official announcement Tuesday, August 28. AP is reportedly interested in exploring ways to secure intellectual property rights, support ethical journalism, and track content usage with blockchain technology. As part of the project,...
“Big Four” auditor Deloitte’s 2018 blockchain survey, published August 27, reveals that the technology is gaining significantly – if unevenly – in traction at the executive level of enterprises across diverse industries.   Deloitte’s survey polled a sample of just over 1,000 senior executives in seven countries – Canada, China,...
JP Morgan CIO Lori Beer said at a press conference in Buenos Aires that blockchain will “replace existing technology” in a few years, according to Argentinian website Cripto247 August 23. “We will see a greater and wider use of blockchain In a few years blockchain will replace the existing...
Samsung SDS, the IT arm of tech giant Samsung, has developed BankSign, a blockchain-based certification tool for banks, according to an official announcement August 27. The development by Samsung SDS is a joint project with the Korea Federation of Banks (KFB). BankSign aims to provide a simple transaction method within...