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…

Bitcoin Mining Giant Holds Flash Sale to Celebrate Price ‘Bottom’

Bitcoin mining firm Canaan Creative has revealed it is temporarily cutting prices across all of its crypto mining devices. As part of its “flash sale” starting today, all of the company’s miners – from the Avalon 921 (20 terahashes per second) to the Avalon 851 (14.5 TH/s) – are all available at $200 each. A representative…

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

FEATURE Richard Stallman, the fervently committed founder of the free software movement, is discussing the term “libertarian,” when he stops talking abruptly and says, “Hello?” I tell him I’m still listening, but he explains that the confused greeting wasn’t intended for me. Instead, he says a man’s voice – neither mine nor an echo of…

What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Cash appears to be disappearing from China’s teeming cities. Foreign tourists talk of struggling to…

Crypto Isn’t Just Money – It’s a Defense Against Discrimination

Sonya Mann works in communications and marketing at the Zcash Foundation, a financial privacy non-profit. She is a former technology journalist. For Americans, it can be easy to discount the social relevance of censorship-resistant digital assets like bitcoin. Unlike people living under authoritarian regimes, we are free to enter into commercial transactions how and when…

Bakkt CEO: Crypto Trading Platform Won’t Support Margin Trading

NEWS Aug 20, 2018 at 17:35 UTC Two weeks after the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) introduced Bakkt, a new digital assets platform, the latter’s CEO has set out to explain what the service will offer consumers. Bakkt chief executive Kelly Loeffler outlined the fundamentals for a platform to trade, store or spend cryptocurrencies in a post published on…