Author: Rachel Wolfson

Blockchain-Based Shopify Plugin Ensures Consumers Receive Authentic Products

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A San Francisco-based startup called “Real Items Foundation” is beta testing a Shopify plugin to ensure that authentic items are being sold to online shoppers.  The plugin –-  powered by a combination of blockchain technology and a cloud-based application called Read More

Blockchain-Powered App Helps Mongolian Herders Trace Cashmere

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Toronto-based startup Convergence.tech has successfully concluded a blockchain-based pilot to help Mongolian nomadic herders track and certify sustainable cashmere. The supply chain project, which was conducted with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is powered by Convergence.tech’s Ethereum-based traceability platform, Read More

What The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive Means For Crypto Businesses

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The European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) came into effect today, January 10. The regulation was entered as law on July 9, 2018 in an effort to bring increased transparency to financial transactions for pushing back against money laundering Read More

‘Pro-Bitcoin’ Telegram Group Enters Read-Only Mode, Group Contributor Says Reason Unclear

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On Jan. 3 a “pro-Bitcoin” news outlet called “Nakamoto” launched with the stated intention of letting industry thought leaders share positive content about cryptocurrencies. According to the about section of the Nakamoto website, the platform was launched “to create a venue Read More

IBM and Fair Trade Initiative Demo Blockchain-Based Coffee Tracking App

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On Jan. 6 at The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, IBM and Farmer Connect – an organization committed to increasing transparency and sustainability in agriculture supply chains – demoed a blockchain-based app that allows consumers to learn about the Read More

Electra Pilots Blockchain-Based Financial Management System – Can It Compete?

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Electra (ECA), the open-source Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain project focused on digital payments, will begin beta testing its flagship product this month.  Known as “ElectraPay,” the product functions as a financial management system that will let merchants adopt a cryptocurrency payment Read More

Justin Sun Explains the Rationale Behind His $1 Million Greta Thunberg Donation

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On Dec. 18 Cointelegraph reported that Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun publicly pledged to donate $1 million to Swedish activist Great Thunberg to raise global awareness of the climate crisis.  Following the COP25 UN Climate Conference in Madrid, Sun tweeted: Although Read More

Ethereum Co-Founder Reportedly Sells 90k ETH To U.S. Cryptocurrency Exchange

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Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and core developer, Jeffrey Wilcke, has reportedly sent 92,000 ETH ($11.5 million) to U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Kraken on Dec. 25. While Cointelegraph reported early today about concerns that Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin could be planning to sell Read More

YouTube Crypto-Related Content Not Fully Restored, YouTubers Say “Nothing Has Changed”

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On December 26, YouTube released a statement saying the platform had mistakenly removed hundreds of crypto-related videos this week. However, many of the YouTubers affected by the ban still have not had their videos restored on the site. YouTuber Ivan Read More

Cryptocurrency Influencers Speak Out On YouTube Deleting Crypto-Related Content

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YouTube, one of the most popular social media platforms for video sharing, has aggressively started deleting cryptocurrency-related content from some of the biggest influencers in the industry. Based on Twitter and Reddit threads, YouTube suddenly began deleting a number of Read More

University of California at Santa Barbara Just Finished Its First Accredited Blockchain Course

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The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) has just concluded its first accredited course focused on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. The course, which was taught as a computer science class through the College of Creative Studies, was formed Read More

Anti-Human Trafficking Agency Traces Crypto to Fight Modern-Day Slavery

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Cryptocurrency could be a game-changer for combating crime, a notion illustrated by CipherTrace’s newly formed partnership with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII). CipherTrace, a leader in blockchain security, has announced that it will join forces with ATII to use Read More

Blockbuster or a Bust? Tickets Industry Lines Up Around the Blockchain

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Ticketmaster, one of the largest event ticket distributors in the world, announced in October 2018 that it had acquired Upgraded, a blockchain technology company specializing in live event ticketing. By applying blockchain technology, Ticketmaster set out to solve some of Read More

Uphold and Salt Partner to Bring Liquidity to Millions Using Crypto-Backed Loans

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Uphold, a digital money platform providing access to investments and payments using blockchain technology, has announced a partnership with crypto-backed lending company Salt. Together, the two plan to provide users with cash or stablecoin loans using cryptocurrencies as collateral. Uphold’s Read More

Cointelegraph Launches Consulting Division To Drive Enterprise Blockchain Adoption, Partners With Insolar and VeChain

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Cointelegraph, the leading publication for blockchain and cryptocurrency news, has announced the launch of its Cointelegraph Consulting division. The new business sector is focused on advancing enterprise blockchain adoption by helping companies understand the potential of blockchain technology and then Read More

With New Crypto Hardware Wallet, Evercoin Takes Aim at Trezor and Ledger

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Evercoin announced the launch of Evercoin 2 today, Nov. 12, at New York Consensus Invest Summit. Evercoin claims that its new wallet is the safest hardware wallet currently on the market, providing users with an end-to-end encrypted ownership solution for Read More