Leading Cryptocurrency Dash Now A Payment Option at Church’s Chicken Venezuela

  All locations in-country will exclusively accept Dash at the point of sale   Caracas, Venezuela — December 12, 2018 — Dash, the top digital currency for payments and e-commerce, has announced that it will now be the exclusive cryptocurrency payment option at all Church’s Chicken Venezuela locations, with 10 locations launching acceptance today. Church’s Chicken Venezuela becomes the first major franchise group to accept Dash and joins a growing list of over 2,200 merchants in Venezuela that now take Dash at the point of sale.   Bradley Zastrow, Global…

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DATA: Americans Distrust Mainstream Social Media

  New Report Finds Americans Trust Specialized Forums Over Facebook – Resurgence of Forum Users Amid Era of Social Media Disillusionment   Los Angeles, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Tapatalk, the leading mobile forum app, today announced survey results showing consumers are growing frustrated with the inability to find trusted information on mainstream social media. To learn more about this dynamic, Tapatalk conducted an anonymous survey of over 1,000 Americans to better understand how people are using platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and decentralized forums.     DOWNLOAD…

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Blockchain predictions for 2019: Crypto market crash has created “window of focus on underlying technology”, investors to gravitate towards STO fundraising model

As 2018 quickly draws to a close, we have included a selection of commentary below from a variety of industry experts from companies utilising blockchain technology to reflect on the year that was, as well as provide insight on what the next 12 months could potentially hold for blockchain.   Among the topics that are explored include the highlights and low points of 2018, trends and developments to look out for in 2019, short- and long-term predictions for blockchain, the implications of traditional/institutional investors entering the space, as well as…

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The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Introduces Insurance Coverage For Listed Assets

  Policy to Cover Both Hot and Cold Wallets.  The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Granted Full Licence by Regulator   Gibraltar – 10 December, 2018 – The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), a world-leading institutional-grade token sale platform and cryptocurrency exchange, has today announced an insurance coverage policy in association with Gibraltar based firm Callaghan Insurance. The insurance coverage ensures that assets listed on the GBX Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX), a secondary exchange for the trading of digital assets, can be insured.     Speaking about today’s announcement, Nick Cowan, CEO of the…

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DECEMBER 2018 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain and ICO weekly news headlines

Can’t keep up the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top news headlines for the weeks in December 2018… watch the short videos below!         State-owned Russian bank Sberbank with participation from Region Brokerage Company and the country’s National Settlement Depository (NSD), it settled the “world’s first” three-way over-the-counter (OTC) repo using a smart contract. Ethereum (ETH) core developers agreed to launch the Constantinople  hard fork at block 7,080,000, as decided in…

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How Echolocation Inspired Lidar and the Technologies Behind It

  Most people know that dolphins use echolocation to find things in their environment. The clicking noises they emit bounce off objects under the water and travel back to the smart mammal. This helps them measure size and distance between them and far away objects. But echolocation is not limited to dolphins. This brilliant use of sound as a directional tool can be used by many species and has even been developed as a new form of radar called “Lidar”.   What Is Echolocation? The idea of echolocation is simple:…

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Cornell and Tsinghua Unite in China for Third Annual Blockchain Workshop

Elite universities join forces to host International Workshop on Blockchain, powered by a grant from Social Alpha Foundation, with Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin set to deliver keynote   Xi’an, China – December 6, 2018 – Cornell University, an Ivy League research university, and Tsinghua University (清华大学), a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities, have joined forces to host the International Workshop on Blockchain due to take place in Xi’an, China.     The event was made possible by a US$150,000 grant from not-for-profit platform Social Alpha Foundation,…

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World Blockchain Forum to Launch Blockchain Awards in Shenzhen on 11 Jan 2019

  World Blockchain Forum (WBF) will officially build media alliance with blockchain leading media community Bit-Media.   On January 11, 2019, World Blockchain Forum (WBF) will launch World Blockchain Awards • Asia 2019 at Marco Polo hotel in Shenzhen, where the development and application directions of blockchain, the presentation ceremony of the blockchain, as well as the exchange of the industry will be discussed.   This will be a grand event in the blockchain world, which is helpful in defining the next future development in the industry.   In 2019,…

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Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Launches GiveTrack 1.0

  GiveTrack empowers the Bitcoin community to donate and track funds in support of four charitable causes this holiday season   Santiago, Chile — December 5, 2018 — BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced the launch of GiveTrack 1.0, the latest version of the flagship Bitcoin donation platform designed to enhance transparency in the donation process and empower donors to give more through direct, evidence-based reporting. Launched at the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in Santiago, Chile, GiveTrack 1.0 offers numerous technical upgrades from the beta product,…

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Royal Flush in Bitcoin – Swiss Developed Crypto Playing Cards now sold online

The coolest deck of playing cards is all about cryptocurrencies. It features custom art by amazing artists from all over the world and can be obtained online.   Neuchâtel, Switzerland, December 2018 – In Switzerland, a project was recently launched, with the goal of helping cryptocurrencies adoption : it’s a deck of playing cards, but not any deck. Instead of playing poker or blackjack with spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs, you’re now playing with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and NEO. Every suit has different dominant colours and each character was specifically designed…

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