IAB Tech Lab Lifts Veil on Digital Advertising Potential

A pilot program is underway to get beyond the hype of Blockchain applications in digital advertising and demonstrate the value of the technology. According to a press release, Tuesday, the initiative, by the IAB Technology Laboratory Blockchain Working Group, will provide a real-world mechanism for testing blockchain-based products and services, with a goal …

IBM Partners with Stablecoin Stronghold USD on Stellar Network

Enterprise-focused IBM Blockchain has backed a new stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar called Stronghold USD. It was announced on Tuesday that Stronghold will be the first USD anchor on the Stellar network. Stronghold, which has recently raised funding from Freestyle Capital, will provide liquidity through its institutional exchange services …

Bitcoin Used to Fund Russian Interference in U.S. Election

The U.S. Department of Justice used the word “bitcoin” 28 times in its 29-page indictment against Russian agents who disrupted the 2016 U.S. election. Russian agents “principally used bitcoin when purchasing servers, registering domains, and otherwise making payments in furtherance of hacking activity,” wrote the Justice Department in the indictment …

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This Week on Crypto Social Media: ‘Burn in hell,’ Facebook Acquiring Coinbase?

Each week, Blockchain News brings you the best social media tidbits, FUD and other oddities from the cryptosphere’s social media landscape. “Burn in hell” Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sparked mass outrage after an interview with TechCrunch in which he said that he hopes centralized crypto exchanges “burn in hell.” The …

Quantum Computing Will Impact Blockchain Technology — Find Out How

Many cryptocurrency followers worry that quantum computing processing power could impact digital signatures due to its computing algorithms, threatening the security of crypto protocols. Dr. Talia Gershon of IBM sets out to educate on what exactly quantum computing entails by explaining concepts at different levels — to a child, a …

First Look at a Cell Phone Made Just for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts

Take a look at this mockup of the leading phone that is made specifically for cryptocurrency holders. The phone features both a cold and hard wallet with security features to keep all crypto holdings safe on the network, while also including decentralized applications on the go. The post First Look …

Futuristic, Blockchain-Powered, Algae-Coated Towers Proposed for Hangzhou

Unveiled by XTU architects last month, a futuristic high rise project called FrenchDreamTowers, featuring a blockchain powered internet-of-things (IoT) network, has been proposed for the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The IoT network would manage air quality, energy storage and various environmental systems within the towers. The network was created by …

Zen Protocol Launches Mainnet Genesis Block

Zen Protocol has launched its mainnet genesis block and released the Official Zen Protocol Wallet. The new release is called ‘Malkuth’ and will make all Zen Protocol native tokens freely transferable. A Blockchain built for finance, Zen Protocol aims to make secure, peer to peer finance possible, removing the need …

Former Titanic Explorer Joins PO8, a Startup Using Blockchain to Discover Underwater Artifacts

David Gallo, a globally-respected oceanographer, announced his new position as vice president for exploration for the blockchain marine archaeology startup PO8, which is based in the Bahamas. PO8 utilizes blockchain technology to maintain transparency in their underwater discoveries, a benefit not only for investors, but for the Bahamian government as …

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