Affluent Bangkok Community Uses Blockchain to Exchange Energy

Affluent Bangkok Community Uses Blockchain to Exchange Energy

Residents of an affluent Bangkok neighborhood have been trialing a blockchain platform that allows them to exchange renewably sourced electricity with one another. The firms involved with the project claim that it is one of the world’s biggest blockchain platforms providing users with peer-to-peer renewable energy services; the total generating capacity of the platform totals 635 KW. […]

Tron Reportedly Claims Stake in BitTorrent Inventor Project

Tron Reportedly Claims Stake in BitTorrent Inventor Project

Recent reports have revealed that the recent acquisition of BitTorrent by Tron has gone a step further with news of Tron getting a stake in the BitTorrent’s ex-owner’s latest cryptocurrency project, the Chia Network. Latest information Bram Cohen, BitTorrent’s inventor, was reported to have officially stepped away from the company in mid-August and has continued […]

Oxfam to Trial Blockchain to Improve Pricing for Cambodian Rice Farmers

Oxfam to Trial Blockchain to Improve Pricing for Cambodian Rice Farmers

Oxfam International is piloting a blockchain-based farming project that aims to ensure that rice farmers get a fair price for their produce. With 50 organic rice farmers already on board, the Blockchain for Livelihoods from Organic Cambodian Rice project, also dubbed Blocrice, Oxfam intends to introduce the program across the country. Blockchain boost Currently, the […]

Moscow to Use Ethereum to Oversee Farmers’ Markets Allocations

Moscow to Use Ethereum to Oversee Farmer Markets Allocations

Moscow is going ahead with plans to develop a system using the Ethereum blockchain which will simplify the allocation of commercial trading plots to farmers. The system is designed to allocate some 1,500 trading spots which become available each year with 20,000 farmers scrambling for a foothold in the April to November agricultural season. The […]

Hong Kong on the Lookout for Blockchain Professionals

Hong Kong on the Lookout for Blockchain Professionals

Hong Kong is ramping up its blockchain profile and, as a result, has announced that it will be needing more industry professionals to support its DLT focus in the years to come through a new employment program. A “talent list” has been issued by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in which […]

Bitcoin News Radio Show, 28th August 2018

itcoin News Radio Show, 9th August 2018

Listen to the 28 August 2018 Bitcoin News Radio Show below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1229721/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-7-29%2F4294026-44100-2-79f2cd91beb6a.mp3″] On this edition of the Bitcoin News radio show, we discuss a new index fund from Morgan Creek and Bitwise that allows for institutional investment. Hear about how the mining hash rate for Bitcoin has hit a new record. Learn about the possible […]

Mining Hash Rate Spikes to Record High 62 Exahash/s

Mining Hash Rate Spikes to Record High 62 Exahash/s

Bitcoin’s hash rate has spiked to a record high of 62 Exahash/s as of 26 August 2018, where an Exahash is equivalent to 1,000 Petahash, and a Petahash equals 1,000 Terahash. The previous record high was 54 Exahash/s on 10 August. This continues the long-term trend of Bitcoin’s hash rate exponentially increasing. To put this […]

Deloitte: 84% of Businesses Say Blockchain Mainstream a ”Matter of Time”

Deloitte: 84% of Businesses Say Blockchain Mainstream a ''Matter of Time''

Multinational professional services network Deloitte has published results of its 2018 Global Blockchain Survey, with significant findings including that 84% of businesses believe blockchain mainstream adoption is just a matter of time, with the biggest issue to this identified as regulatory concerns. A total of 1,053 companies took part in the survey across seven countries: Canada, the […]

Bitwise, Morgan Creek Set Up Digital Asset Index Fund

Bitwise, Morgan Creek Set Up Digital Asset Index Fund

Morgan Creek Digital Assets and Bitwise Asset Management, two well-known cryptocurrency hedge funds, have launched the Digital Asset Index Fund to give institutional investors a safe, regulated and efficient way of investing in the crypto markets. An index fund like this provides a better alternative to exchange-traded funds (ETFs), especially since it is backed by […]