South Korea Hospital to Use Blockchain for Patient Information

South Korea Hospital to Use Blockchain for Patient Information

Myongji Medical Complex, one of the largest hospitals in South Korea, has announced that it is partnering with a local blockchain company to develop a DLT-based medical services platform for its patients. The sprawling medical facility in Goyang has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean company BICube, which itself is basically a […]

Forbes 30 Under 30 List Shows Blockchain “Here To Stay”

Forbes 30 Under 30 List Shows Blockchain "Here To Stay"

The latest Forbes “30 under 30” annual list which describes itself as selecting the “brashest entrepreneurs across the United States and Canada” has been published, and blockchain entrepreneurs display a notable presence in the 2018 edition. 600 names are featured on its pages, from across a diverse range of sectors. This year, the finance sector […]

XRP Security Class Action Makes “Brilliant” Move to Federal Court

Class Action Lawsuit Over Whether XRP Is A Security Moves To Federal Court

A class action lawsuit against Ripple over whether XRP is a security has been moved to federal court. Specifically, the lawsuit has been removed from the San Mateo Superior Court and transferred to the US District Court for the Northern District of California. Ripple’s lawyers motioned for this move, since in the federal courts Ripple […]

Altcoins Tank 10%, Bitcoin 4% in Surprise Rout Amid Stable Period

Altcoins Tank 10%, Bitcoin 4% in Surprise Rout Amid Stable Period

Cryptocurrency prices have taken a tumble today in what appears to be sudden rout highlighted by an afternoon selloff across the board, surprising traders getting used to weeks of relative stability in prices. As of 5.20 pm GMT on 14 November, Ripple posted the biggest daily loss in the Top 10, shedding 15% of its […]

NZ’s “Friendliest” Exchange Launches Country’s First ICO

NZ's "Friendliest" Exchange Launches Country's First ICO

New Zealand is finally about to launch its first ICO with cryptocurrency exchange Coingrid planning to begin a USD 3 million fundraiser in the next two weeks. Although New Zealand’s Minister of State for Trade and Export Damien O’Connor is positive there is a real desire in the government to be in the vanguard of […]

Mitsubishi UFJ Signs MoU with Brazil Bank for Ripple-Based International Payments

Mitsubishi UFJ Signs MoU with Brazil Bank for Ripple-Based International Payments

Japanese banking corporation Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFJ) Inc has announced that it has struck a partnership with Brazilian bank Banco Bradesco for a new Ripple-based cross-border payments system. According to an official press release from the Japanese bank, the new partnership will be based in Brazil itself with the local subsidiary of the bank […]

Rosetta Coffee Adopts Crypto for International Export, Improved Farmer’s Pay

Rosetta Coffee Adopting Cryptocurrency To Improve Farmer's Pay And Expand Internationally

The Rosetta Coffee Company has announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin, Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Litecoin, and Zcoin. This will allow Rosetta Coffee to export internationally for the first time, and to increase their farmer’s wages by sending cryptocurrency directly to them, cutting out middlemen. Chargebacks had been such an issue when exporting […]

IMF Big Guns Uphold Pro-Blockchain Views, Commit Long-Term Research

IMF Big Guns Uphold Pro-Blockchain Views, Confirm Long-Term Interest

Key figures at International Monetary Fund (IMF) have recently espoused pro-blockchain views with the IMF Managing Director believing in the public benefits of cryptocurrencies, and the Deputy Counsel discussing blockchain technology as part of ongoing future policy research. Risk and reward Earlier on in November, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) published a […]

Shell, Equinor, BP to Use Blockchain for Energy Trading

Shell And British Petroleum To Use Blockchain For Energy Trading

Shell, Equinor and BP will be using the blockchain-based platform Vakt for energy trading, with operations on the platform to go live by the end of November 2018 in the North Sea oil fields. The purpose of using Vakt is to move energy trading from cumbersome paper contracts to digital smart contracts. Cryptocurrency will not be […] Daily Podcast 13th November 2018, Jihan Wu Leaves Bitmain Board of Directors

Daily Podcast 11th November 2018, 4,000 Bitcoin ATMs, New Type of Exchange Hack

Listen to the 13 November 2018 Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url = “”] On this edition of the Daily Podcast we discuss how BP, Shell, and Equinor are adopting blockchain technology for energy trading, and how Bitmain’s Board of Directors has been re-shuffled. Hear about a coffee company which has adopted cryptocurrency. Learn about […]