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US FDA Calls for Blockchain to Authenticate Prescription Drugs

US FDA Calls for Blockchain to Authenticate Prescription Drugs

Blockchain busy American multinational retail corporation Walmart Inc has announced it wants to expand its new tech footprint by developing a proof-of-concept blockchain for identifying and tracking prescription drugs. Working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  IBM, Merck and KPMG, the retailing giant is joining a pilot aimed at improving the tracking and authentication of prescription drugs, to …


The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin ATMs Continues as Circle K Adds Another 20

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin ATMs Continues as Circle K Adds Another 20

Canadian-owned American multinational chain of convenience stores Circle K has added Bitcoin ATMs to 20 of its convenience stores in the US. The ATMs at the company’s Arizona and Nevada stores can buy up to a limit of USD 20K a day through DigitalMint’s new link up with the chain. DigitalMint claims to be the largest ATM operator in the …


Firefox JavaScript Vulnerability Warning to Crypto Users

Firefox has assigned a critical or top-level threat to a vulnerability discovered by the Coinbase security team and Google security researcher Samuel D Gross. The mixing attack has been used in the past to attack cryptocurrency users. A zero-day (also known as 0-day) vulnerability is a computer-software vulnerability that is unknown to, or unaddressed by, those who should be interested in …


Washington Lawmakers Call to Spoil Party on Facebook’s Crypto Aspirations

Washington Lawmakers Call to Spoil Party on Facebook's Crypto Aspirations

New plans from Facebook to enter crypto space appear to be infuriating a group of Washington lawmakers who fear the media giant is cutting loose without regards to regulation. The comments floating around Capitol Hill seem to be led by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters who just wants to put the skids on the development of Facebook’s Libra …


Interest in CME Bitcoin Futures Reach All-Time High

Interest in CME Bitcoin Futures Reach All-Time High

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) data shows that the interest in Bitcoin futures trading is now at an all-time peak as Bitcoin enjoys a renewed interest in the markets. The Twitter post by CME revealed this week that interest has peaked with an all-time high of 5,311 contracts totaling 26,555 BTC, or approximately USD 247 million at press time. Bitcoin …


Canadian Pharmacy Adopts Blockchain to Standardize Medical Cannabis

Canadian Pharmacy Adopts Blockchain to Standardize Medical Cannabis

Shoppers Drug Mart, a Canadian retail pharmacy, has announced today a collaboration with blockchain-based TruTrace Technologies Inc in an attempt to validate drug quality and protect intellectual property throughout the logistics network. As reported by Yahoo Finance Canada, the collaboration was announced at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick. The pilot project, in collaboration with the subsidiary of Loblaw …


Brazil’s President Bolsonaro and Central Bank Clearly Differ on Crypto Adoption

Brazil's President Bolsonaro and Central Bank Clearly Differ on Crypto Adoption (1)

Brazil’s cryptocurrency uptake may not have been helped by the country’s new president Jair Bolsonaro who seems to know absolutely nothing about crypto. But his head of banking clearly does. “I don’t know. Is it a coin?” Brazil’s new leader recently asked, when Bitcoin was put to him. However, his administration has taken up previous president Michel Miguel Elias Temer’s …


Can Facebook’s Latest Project Re-Invigorate the Crypto Space?

Can Facebook's Latest Project Re-Invigorate the Crypto Space_

With Facebook about to enter the cryptocurrency arena, the industry is awash with opinions about how exactly the arrival of the much-discussed coin will impact on all aspects of the digital currency market, and whether these impacts will be negative, positive or a mixture of both. Facebook’s original vision, created by a small group of enthusiastic students, was pretty profound. …


UK Insurer Legal & General Picks Amazon for Blockchain Pensions

UK Insurer Legal & General Picks Amazon for Blockchain Pensions

Reuters reports that UK insurance firm Legal & General has settled on Amazon as its client to work on what it says will be the first corporate pension blockchain system. Amazon Web Services (AWS) will launch a managed blockchain system by Legal & General to manage bulk annuities. This involves the insurer assuming the control of the defined benefit or …


Google Claims It Did Not Shut Down CCN.com

Google Claims It Did Not Shut Down CCN.com

A Google representative has denied that there was any attempt to instigate CNN.com’s shutdown by updating the Google algorithm. On 10 June, the popular cryptocurrency news site was shut down due to a marked decrease in its online readership. The search giant responded that some sites might be affected more than others after the Google update. After Google’s Core Update on …


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