How Can Blockchain Change The Space Industry?

Cryptocurrency, blockchain and decentralized data are all buzzwords we’ve seen floating around in recent years, but the technology is so new that it’s hard to see direct applications to our lives, even in space exploration. But blockchain and space have more ties than you might expect. What these concepts all describe is a different way…

EY Japan To Use Blockchain To Fight Counterfiting of Japanese Sake and Fruits

EY Japan, the Japanese branch of global accountancy firm Ernst & Young, has announced plans to launch a blockchain system for tracking Japanese sake and fruit and preventing the sale of fraudulent or counterfeit products. According to Asian Nikkei Review, EY Japan’s SAKE Blockchain will be rolled out across Asia once the threat of the…

Ethereum Expands Blockchain Capacity by 25%

Ethereum’s network capacity has been expanded by the mining community to allow more transactions to be processed on the network per second. This is in light of increased traffic on the network, largely due to controversial stablecoin Tether and a gambling game called Fair Win. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin relayed last week that block producers…

Consensys and Ripple Labs Join New EU Blockchain Association

A new EU blockchain association was launched yesterday with the aim to promote blockchain technology in Europe. The International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) is planning a “predictable, transparent, and trust-based global framework” in order to foster blockchain adoption. Its 105 founding members, including Ripple Labs, Consensys AG, and Bitfury, will support the development…

The New York Times to Experiment With Blockchain Publishing

The New York Times, the second-largest newspaper in the U.S. by circulation and a storied institution in American journalism, is getting ready to experiment with blockchain technology for publishing. According to a job posting that appeared on the Times’ website Wednesday, the media organization is looking for someone to help “design a blockchain-based proof of…

IBM Enters Crypto Custody Market With Tecnhology Designed for Banks

Later this month, Shuttle Holdings, a New York investment firm, will launch the beta version of a crypto custody solution for digital assets built on IBM’s private cloud and encryption technologies. The companies won’t be storing cryptocurrencies and tokens themselves, but offering tools for others to do so. Potential users include banks, brokers, custodians, funds,…