Texas Brings the Heat as an Alternative to Mining in Cold Climates

Cryptocurrency mining is both power and heat intensive. In the case of the latter, miners have been known to flock to countries like Iceland, as well as cities like New York. Texas based blockchain-based platform, TMGcore, is showing that this doesn’t have to be the case. According to Dallas News, the company uses custom-built mining rigs […]

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New Zealand Bank Shares Belief in Blockchain

SBS Bank in New Zealand seems to be considering using blockchain technology as a way to provide an improved user experience for their clients. While some financial institutions are vehemently denying their customers’ interest in cryptocurrencies, New Zealand’s SBS Bank is taking a more pro-active approach. According to The Southland Times, virtual currencies and blockchain […]

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IBM Secures $1 Billion Australian Dollar Blockchain Deal

The Australian government has chosen IBM as its central technology partner for the next five years in a deal worth $740 million dollars. The agreement will cover technology services provided to government departments, including services which will use IBM’s automation and blockchain technologies.  Technology’s Youth Key to the Project IBM will provide services to federal […]

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Is the Catholic Church the Next Stop on the Blockchain Train?

Nikita Blows · June 9, 2018 · 11:00 pm The Catholic Church is probably not the first thing that jumps to mind when thinking of blockchain. However, according to uCatholic, this is exactly where the technology could be heading to next. The term “Catholicism” may bring to mind images of dusty scrolls, solemn sermons, and […]

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Why Cryptocurrency and Talent Development Go Hand in Hand

Bitcoinist.net · May 20, 2018 · 8:00 am The tech world moves at a breakneck pace, which means that talent development is a constant concern in Silicon Valley and other innovation hubs. Skills that may be relevant one day are obsolete the next. Though different sources disagree on the size of the tech worker shortage, […]

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Brothel Goes All the Way and Accepts Its First Bitcoin Payment

Nikita Blows · April 26, 2018 · 5:00 am The term ‘first-time-ever’ may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when thinking about a brothel. However, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada could definitely claim the term as it recently accepted its first Bitcoin payment. One of the benefits of Bitcoin is […]

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Could Ford Enable Drivers to Pay in Crypto for Freedom of the Fast Lane?

Melanie Kramer · March 31, 2018 · 4:00 am A patent application filed by Ford describes a Cooperatively Managed Merge and Pass (CMMP) system that would allow drivers needing to travel quickly to use less congested lanes, and travel more freely, by paying other drivers in cryptocurrency. Other road users would move to slower moving […]

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West Virginia Leads the Blockchain-Based Voting Pack in the US

Nikita Blows · March 30, 2018 · 5:00 am The US state of West Virginia has become the first state to test a blockchain-based mobile app for voting. This project will initially only be available to out-of-state military personnel. The benefits of blockchain technology have been widely publicized, especially after cryptocurrencies started stealing the headlines […]

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A New Smartphone Aims to Keep Your Crypto Safe

Adam James · February 27, 2018 · 1:30 pm With large and small-scale cyber attacks costing exchanges and individuals their hard-earned digital currencies, one company is releasing a smartphone aimed at securing your investments from even the most skilled would-be cryptocurrency thieves. One Phone to Secure Them All Sikur, a cybersecurity firm based in Germany, […]

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