Visa Goes Live With Blockchain-Powered Business Payments Service

news Visa’s blockchain-powered business-to-business payments service, first made public in October 2016, has officially gone live. As reported by Reuters on Tuesday,  the payments giant has launched its Visa B2B Connect network – a product that was originally developed alongside blockchain startup Chain. Visa B2B Connect at launch will serve businesses seeking to make payments to 30…

Retail Giant Carrefour Saw Sales Boost From Blockchain Tracking

news French retail giant Carrefour has attributed a recent increase in sales to its use of blockchain tracking. Carrefour’s blockchain project manager Emmanuel Delerm told Reuters on Monday that the use of blockchain ledger technology to track meat, milk and fruit from farm to supermarket has increased sales of these products. According to Delerm, blockchain tracking…

Coinstar Expands Bitcoin Buying Service to Cover 21 US States

news Supermarket kiosk network Coinstar has further expanded its bitcoin-buying service, adding around 100 new outlets and growing U.S. coverage to 21 states and the District of Columbia. The service, offered through a partnership with blockchain startup Coinme, now allows individuals to buy bitcoin with cash at over 2,200 locations, Coinme announced Wednesday. As of…

Facebook Hires Two of Coinbase’s Former Compliance Managers

news Facebook hired two Coinbase veterans to work in compliance this month, and at least one of them is involved with the social media giant’s blockchain effort. Jeff Cartwright left Coinbase in March after nearly five years at the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange in various compliance roles. He joined Facebook as a policy and compliance manager…

Florincoin – the 2014 Altcoin You Don’t Remember – Is Attracting Real Users

feature One of the most recognizable names in the crypto space (and perhaps even outside of it) is using one of the least recognizable blockchains. Overstock.com subsidiaries Medici Ventures and tZERO have been utilizing the FLO blockchain for some time in work aimed at re-organizing property rights. At one time, a video of the tZERO…

Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Is Plotting Another IPO Attempt

news Canaan Creative, manufacturer of the Avalon bitcoin miner, is considering another attempt to go public, people familiar with the situation said.  According to one source, the company’s main shareholders are discussing a plan to list its shares on the newly created Science and Technology (Sci-Tech) Innovation Board within the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The source…

TrueDigital Expands Distribution of Its Bitcoin and Ether OTC Reference Rates

news Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital Holdings has signed two new distribution deals to expand the reach of its over-the-counter (OTC) reference rates for bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH). Announcing the news on Monday, trueDigital said that it has partnered with Kaiko, provider of cryptocurrency market data, and Inca Digital Securities, a data aggregation and…

BMW, Intel Partner With Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator

news BMW Group Asia, Intel and Nielsen are now corporate partners of the Singapore government-supported blockchain accelerator Tribe. Tribe Accelerator announced the news Friday, saying that the three firms will share their knowledge and subject expertise in their respective fields with Tribe’s startups in order to help build an “inclusive” ecosystem “ready for industry 4.0.”…

UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

news U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business (B2B) sales into the digital age. Announced yesterday, UPS has inked a deal with e-commerce company Inxeption to develop a platform to facilitate business-to-business sales, one supported by blockchain technology. The platform, called Inxeption Zippy, will work as an online…