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Waves Platform and The Abyss to Jointly Launch Blockchain-Based Games Marketplace

September 12, 2019
Open source blockchain platform Waves and blockchain game distribution platform The Abyss will jointly launch a blockchain-based marketplace of digital goods and in-game items. In a blog post published on Sept. 5, The Abyss revealed its collaboration with the Waves Platform, aimed at the development of a blockchain-powered marketplace of tradable goods and in-game items.

Burger King Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Orders in Germany

September 10, 2019
The German arm of global fast-food chain Burger King now accepts Bitcoin (BTC) payments on its delivery website and mobile application. Despite BTC’s sudden apperarance on its official website, it is unclear whether Bitcoin is also accepted in the 600 physical Burger King restaurants across Germany. BK embraces crypto again In summer 2017, Burger King

Mastercard Joins Blockchain Software Firm R3’s Marco Polo Network

September 10, 2019
American financial services giant Mastercard has joined blockchain software company R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo Network for trade finance. In a news release published on Sept. 3, Mastercard revealed its participation in the project, a collaboration of R3 and Irish tech company TradeIX that launched in 2017. The initiative provides a multi-asset class platform that offers broker-dealer

NEC and Partners to Create Blockchain Identity System for Buenos Aires

August 29, 2019
A new partnership between a development bank, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) and a tech corporation is eyeing the creation of a blockchain-based identity system to improve financial inclusion in Buenos Aires. IDB Lab (the Innovation Laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group), NGO Bitcoin Argentina and the Argentine subsidiary of NEC Corporation announced they had

Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

August 26, 2019
Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Driving decentralization On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs). Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able

Dallas Mavericks Become Second NBA Team to Accept Bitcoin

August 19, 2019
The Dallas Mavericks have become the second NBA team to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment for match tickets and merchandise. A tweet from cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay confirmed the news on Aug. 13. Mavs’ billionaire owner is a crypto enthusiast Cryptocurrency adoption has been on the horizon for the Mavs since early

American Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Chooses Blockchain for New Venture

August 16, 2019
Iconic American boxer Mike Tyson is spearheading a new blockchain-powered cross-entertainment platform for a new generation of fighters. On Aug. 13, VentureBeat reported that the new venture — dubbed “Fight to Fame” — will use blockchain technology to underpin a new, multi-pronged platform that aims to catapult aspiring fighters to success via social media, reality

Three Swiss Firms Complete ‘First’ $3 Mln Real Estate Transaction on Blockchain

March 6, 2019
Blockchain property transaction platform blockkimo Ltd along with two other companies have jointly completed “the first” real estate transaction on a blockchain in Switzerland. The development was announced by blockimmo in a blog post on Mar. 1. Blockimmo, proptech company Elea Labs Ltd. and digital assets service firm Swiss Crypto Tokens Ltd. have conducted a

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death

May 23, 2014
2014.05.23 Most parents have claimed at one stage that their children will be the death of them – but the reverse could be true. A new study suggests being childless may increase the risk of dying prematurely, especially in women. Scientists say the study throws new light on the age-old question of whether life fulfilment