Bitcoin

Microsoft Picks Bitcoin to Create a New Identity System

Microsoft is developing a Bitcoin-based decentralized identity system that aims to significantly improve privacy, security, and control while achieving tens-of-thousands of operations per second. Credentials, in the new identity system, will be wholly owned and controlled by the user. Microsoft’s New ID Network on the Bitcoin Blockchain For over a year, Microsoft had been experimenting […]

Ethereum

ConsenSys Picks Latest 10 Blockchain Startups for Accelerator Program

ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of ethereum development studio ConsenSys, has selected 10 blockchain startups for the second cohort of its accelerator program Tachyon. Announcing the news on Monday, ConsenSys Ventures said that the selected startups for the Tachyon 2.0 program are focused on building new blockchain-based solutions across data privacy, encryption, healthcare and decentralized […]

Crypto News

Ripple Picks Three Crypto Exchanges for International XRP Payments

Advertisement Blockchain payments and remittance startup Ripple has picked three cryptocurrency exchanges to facilitate xRapid – its cross-border payments solution for banks using the cryptocurrency XRP. In an announcement on Wednesday, Ripple named Bittrex, Bits and Coin.Ph – in the United States, Mexico and the Philippines respectively – as its “preferred’ cryptocurrency exchanges to solidify […]

Ethereum

World Bank Picks Australia’s CBA to Deliver ‘World’s First Blockchain Bond’ on Ethereum

Advertisement The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the country’s largest bank, has won a mandate from the World Bank to become the sole arranger of a bond exclusively created and managed on a blockchain. Dubbed ‘bond-I’ – Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument- with a nod to Australia’s famous Bondi beach, the pioneering issue will be […]

Crypto News

Riyadh City Picks IBM to Integrate Blockchain in Government Services

Advertisement The municipality of Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh has partnered IBM to facilitate government services and transactions on a blockchain. Under terms of the partnership, early blockchain-tech mover IBM will work with Elm Company, the municipality’s technology partner, to develop an implementation strategy to plug government transactions and commercial services to citizens and residents […]