Brave, the blockchain-based browser initiative that raised $35 million in an ICO earlier this year, is making its first major move to build an ecosystem that rewards publishers in a new kind of way. One of the selling points of Brave is that it uses its token (BAT, Basic Attention Token)...
Since the beginning of 2018, the entire cryptosphere has been hit with quite many challenges from regulators all over the globe. Recently, social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and others banned crypto-related adverts and initial coin offerings (ICOs) on their platforms. “Facebook has banned all advertising for cryptocurrencies because they are...
The French government opened the way on Friday for trading unlisted securities using blockchain digital ledgers with the adoption of new rules aimed at improving Paris' image as a center for financial innovation. The new rules mean that banks and fintech companies can set up blockchain platforms where unlisted securities...
It seems that Blockchain technology is becoming ubiquitous among financial and technology spaces these days. With a huge adoption curve, the new technology space is quickly finding use cases in a number of industries. The latest addition to the Blockchain revolution is insurance, as a group of fourteen European insurance providers have partnered together...
Blockchain technology has the power to restructure society for the better. Hence, without paying heed to the current value of tokens underlying them, it is imperative to go over some important blockchain innovations everyone needs in 2018. Securing Identity: Today, the possibility of faking information and identity theft is emphasizing the...
The first two eras of the internet During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on open protocols that were controlled by the internet community. This meant that people or organizations could grow their internet presence knowing the rules of the game wouldn’t...
Air New Zealand is partnering with Swiss company Winding Tree to explore the use of blockchain in its business. The airline is also investing in the company through a token sale, scheduled for January, according to a Reuters report. Such sales, or initial coin offerings, enable blockchain start-ups to raise funds without...
Japanese IT firm Fujitsu has revealed a new payments technology that connects different blockchains to enable exchanges and payments with various cryptocurrencies. In an announcement yesterday, Japan’s largest IT firm revealed details of ‘ConnectionChain’, described as a security technology to securely connect multiple blockchains to make them interoperable to the extent of...
It is one of the fastest growing technologies around, but the majority of blockchain projects are abandoned within months, according to researchers. More than 26,000 open-source blockchain projects were created on the software collaboration platform GitHub in 2016, research by auditing giant Deloitte has revealed. But despite the overwhelming amount of...
Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism head, Oleg Safonov, has claimed that Blockchain technology has the capability to transform the country’s tourism industry. He further stated that the sector is on the verge of transformation from new emerging technologies like Blockchain. In his speech at the Kazan Tourism Forum 2017 in early November,...