Nasdaq Just Made its Biggest Commitment to Cryptocurrency Yet

Nasdaq headquarters in Times Square, New York. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Leading a $20 million Series B round of funding in capital market blockchain technology company Symbiont could arguably be Nasdaq’s biggest crypto play to date. It comes right after Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman gave further clues to Nasdaq’s commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain …

Wanchain Joins Telefónica, One of the World’s Largest Telephone Operators, Developing a Mobile Blockchain Future

Blockchain Phone. Image from Shutterstock. Wanchain Symbol Eleven Paths, a subsidiary of Telefónica, has tapped Wanchain in an effort to build a secure blockchain platform for the mobile generation. Rivetz is a security company which works extensively in the blockchain space and also plays an important role in the new effort. Wanchain is an Ethereum …

Edge Wallet’s Paul Puey on the Future of Money

Bitcoin, the future of money? Image Shutterstock. CCN had a chance to speak with Paul Puey, founder of Edge Wallet and veteran crypto entrepreneur. Edge Wallet was previously called Airbitz. In the early days of crypto, Airbitz was a Bitcoin-only wallet that featured a directory of brick and mortar businesses which accepted Bitcoin. It was …

Crypto Firms Speak out Against Critical McKinsey Report

Consulting giant McKinsey & Co recently published a report on the state of the blockchain industry, claiming that while crypto technology has potential, it has been unable to break away from the early “pioneer” phase with most use cases failing to take off. The Report: ‘Blockchain’s Occam Problem’ The report is not entirely critical, stating …

Opens 4,000-Sq-Ft Blockchain Center as Bitcoin Falls

New York City is doubling-down on crypto despite the bitcoin bear market. The NYC Economic Development Corp. opened a 4,000-square-foot Blockchain Center on Thursday (Jan. 10) amid the Crypto Winter. Why? Because the EDC is in it for the long haul, says an executive. “We are playing the long game,” Ana Arino — the chief strategy …

Bank of America Files Patent for Blockchain-enabled Cash Handlers

Bank of America (BoA) has filed another blockchain patent, documents with the USPTO reveal. The American multinational investment bank stated that it would use blockchain, the underlying technology which powers the world’s leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin, to handle some portions of its cash handling devices. The patent, titled “Banking Systems Controlled by Data Bearing Records, mentioned blockchain …

Popula Stores News on Ethereum’s Blockchain

Maria Bustillos Subscription-based news platform Popula has made history by providing the very first fully stored news article on a blockchain platform. Earlier this week, Maria Bustillos, the editor of journalist-owned Popula, announced the placement of an article published on the website has now been stored on the distributed ledger. According to the report, the article, …

Australian Insurer Announces Blockchain Trial For Beef Export Supply Chain

Australian truck and transport insurance company National Transport Insurance (NTI) has revealed that it is partnering with BeefLedger, an Australian blockchain platform on a pilot program that will deploy blockchain technology for end-to-end tracking of Australian beef exports. Aimed at improving food safety, export security and animal welfare in Australia, the program will use a …

Facebook Will Build ‘Most-Used Product in Crypto’: Morgan Creek

Morgan Creek’s Anthony Pompliano has declared that, contrary to the expectations of some in the blockchain space, Facebook will eventually build the “most used product in crypto.” Responding to a tweet by The Block founder Mike Dudas inferring that Facebook is hiring blockchain engineers without a clearly defined role or purpose for them, Pompliano stated …