Shyft aims to build blockchain-based KYC-AML network

Shyft, a provider of KYC-AML infrastructure, has announced plans to develop an open and unified blockchain framework for the standardization of regulatory, compliance and due diligence for know your customer and anti-money laundering mandates. The Shyft Network blockchain-based system will...

Bitcoin mining in Iceland will use more electricity than homes, energy company says

Iceland's main energy company, HS Orka, has said that the country will expend more energy mining bitcoins than it will powering homes this year. Officials are concerned that the country won't have sufficient energy to power proposed bitcoin mining centers,...

SophiaTX releases roadmap for blockchain platform development

SophiaTX, a blockchain platform for business, has released an updated 2018 roadmap for the development of its blockchain platform, which will be purpose-built to integrate with enterprise applications such as SAP and Oracle. The development team has announced that items...

Blockchain-based registry Po.et releases API, developer tools

Po.et, a blockchain-based open universal ledger for digital creative assets, has released Frost, an open API and set of developer tools meant to allow content publishers and developers to more easily register creative works on the blockchain. With Frost, users...

Bitpesa expands into remittances with acquisition of TransferZero

Originally posted on Mobile Payments Today. BitPesa, a blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe, has announced their acquisition of TransferZero, an international online money transfer platform that specializes in sending money to consumers and companies in 200 countries using...

Romana Food Brand Corp. files for blockchain-related name change

Romana Food Brands Corp., an Italian food company, has filed to change its name to Romana Food Blockchain Corp., according to a press release.The company has asked to retain its existing stock ticker symbol following the name change. "Our new...

Singapore Airlines announces blockchain loyalty app

Originally posted on Mobile Payments Today. Singapore Airlines announced Monday that it's working on a blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet that will help unlock the value of frequent flyer miles to enable everyday spending at retail partners. "Innovation has been...

Aliant Payment Systems offers Litecoin option to merchants

Originally posted on Mobile Payments Today Aliant Payment Systems, a U.S.-based provider of merchant services and credit card processing, is now offering its merchants the ability to accept Litecoin payments, according to a company press release. "Our merchants look to...

Big banks ban crypto-related credit card purchases

The two largest U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, have announced that they will no longer allow cryptocurrency purchases on credit cards they have issued. The ban went into effect on Saturday and includes personal and business credit cards, a report in the St.

Blockchain-based employment contract solution Grain announces ICO

Grain, a blockchain solution for work agreements built on Ethereum smart contacts, is gearing up for a public token sale March 1–28. According to a press release, the ICO already has attracted interest from 6,100 potential buyers who have registered...

Decent, Dragonfly partner on blockchain solution for app sales

Decent, a blockchain technology company, has partnered with Dragonfly, a distribution platform for games, to launch ALAX. The project will use the blockchain to improve the efficiency of app sales by allowing users to pay content creators directly with ALAX...

Digital Power Lending aims to launch crypto ATM network

DPW Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company, has announced that its subsidiary, Digital Power Lending LLC, plans to launch a network of cryptocurrency ATMs. The ATMs will allow for the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies along with cash withdrawals, according...

Blockchain wallet fights plaque with virtual currency for dentists

Jaxx, a blockchain wallet, has integrated Dentacoin, a virtual currency for the global dentist industry, into its platform. Customers can now store their Dentacoins securely in their Jaxx wallets, according to a press release. Users can earn Dentacoins by participating...

Coinsource intros proprietary bitcoin ATM software

The Coinsource bitcoin ATM network has unveiled a new in-house software stack that will significantly improve the user experience at the company's nearly 200 machines, according to a press release. The new software replaces a third-party solution, and will reduce...

Cardstack launches protocol to enable larger apps on Ethereum

Cardstack has launched its Tally protocol for running larger apps on the Ethereum blockchain. The solution uses on-chain stake pools and off-chain calculations for mass payments, along with a consensus mechanism to enable decentralized community rules, according to a press...

QualiTest launches blockchain testing service

QualiTest Group, a QA and independent software testing company, has launched a blockchain testing service. The service builds on standard testing capabilities such as functionality, integration, security and performance, and adds specialized testing capabilities that include smart contract testing, peer/node...

Department of Energy, BlockCypher partner on blockchain energy solution

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy has partnered with BlockCypher to explore how energy transactions can be handled across multiple blockchains.

International securities forum raises concerns about ICOs

The International Organization of Securities Commissions, an international policy forum whose members regulate more than 95 percent of the world's securities market, has issued a warning about what it views to be "clear risks" of nondomestic and unregulated initial coin...

Japanese utility invests in blockchain development company

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the largest utility company in Japan, has closed an early-stage bridging round investment in Electron, a London-based technology company harnessing blockchain technology for the energy sector. TEPCO and Electron plan to explore opportunities to...

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