CoinCards Customers Can Now Buy Gift Cards Using Dash at Hundreds of Top Retailers

  Latest partnership furthers Dash’s global merchant adoption, now enabling Dash-powered transactions at 2500+ merchants worldwide   Surrey, BC — August 30, 2018 — Dash, the top digital currency for payments and e-commerce, has announced an integration with CoinCards.ca, one of the few retail gift card companies in the world specializing in cryptocurrency as a form of payment.   The Canadian-based company allows customers to purchase gift cards for top brands and retailers — such as Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, and Netflix — using cryptocurrencies such as Dash. With this…

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Walmart files patent for IoT Robotic Bees that pollinate plants

Retail giant, Walmart, has joined many in trying to resolve the problem facing our world caused by the endangerment of bees.  Bees are regarded to be one of the world’s most important species as most crops (about 70 percent) today require pollination to develop fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.     On 8 March 2018, Walmart filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees which can pollinate plants.  Five other patents were also filed and these included additional farming drones such as drones used to track down pests and drones to…

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Walmart “Smart Shipping” and the Blockchain

On 1 March 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released an application by Walmart to patent a device described a “Smart Package”.  This is a device that would record information on a blockchain regarding the contents of the package, environmental conditions, and location for example.       Walmart has indicated that this “Smart Package” could be used in tandem with other connected devices such as autonomous vehicles, drones.       Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular which also brings about new challenges.  In the patent application,…

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