walmart-paymentapp-blockchain-042318.jpg Retail giant Walmart is looking to use blockchain technology for their vendor payment sharing system and courier shopping system. This was revealed in two patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week. The applications were originally filed on October 13, 2017.

elaad-iota-charger-042318.jpg The Netherlands is now home to the world's first IOTA-enabled electric vehicle charging station that is being tested. The IOTA charger is part of the ElaadNL test site, an initiative of the Dutch grid operators who are exploring ways to make the existing network efficient and affordable to support the development of electric mobility, or e-mobility and smart charging.

fud-cryptocurrency-042318.jpg FUD simply means "fear, uncertainty and doubt". Misinformation will be spread deliberately with the intention of feeding it into the overall market sentiment. Such misinformation would be usually spread through comments in crypto discussion forums on reddit and other social media. Some comments made by personalities on TV can also be treated as FUD.

mastercard-identityprotection-blockchain-042018.jpg Payment giant MasterCard is set to use blockchain technology for identity protection. It has filed a patent application for the "method and system for identity and credential protection and verification via blockchain." The patent application no. US20180101684 was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which was published on their website last week.

belgium-un-feeding-042018.jpg Belgium has contributed EUR2 million ($2.4 million) to promote innovative projects by the United Nation's World Food Program (WFP). The money will allow the UN agency to scale up research and trials into the use of drone and blockchain-based payments to provide food to refugees. WFP is implementing...

newsfund-malta-blockchain-042018.jpg Blockchain-based Equity Fundraising Platform Neufund announced its support to the rapidly expanding blockchain ecosystem in the small Mediterranean island nation Malta, which plans to transform itself into a fintech hub and a crypto-friendly "Blockchain island." The move comes two months after Malta announced the adoption of a legal blockchain framework.

best-smartphones-041918.jpg Every month new phones flood the market, so your head may be spinning when trying to decide which one to buy. Let's take a look at the best smartphone available right now. 1. Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus: Samsung' recently launched flagship device the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is the best android smartphone...

fujitsu-iota-hannovermesse3-042018.jpg Fujitsu, the Japanese information technology conglomerate, is set to introduce IOTA, which it calls the next generation distributed ledger technology or blockchain, at the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany this month. The trade fair, Germany's biggest, is set to take place between April 23-27. The show will host 6,500 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors.

shill-042018.jpg Often one comes across the term "SHILL" in crypto forums. To SHILL a coin or SHILLING means to promote it by providing misinformation with the hope of boosting the price. Usually this is done by someone who holds the coin and wants its price to appreciate.

bittwatt-blockchain-041918.jpg A new startup company Bittwatt is launching a unique electricity trading platform using blockchain technology with the intention of offering transparency to all involved in the energy sector from electricity producers to the consumers.The decentralized matchmaking platform is expected to streamline operations and lower operational costs of the companies involved and the related high transfer fees.

banks-blockchain-041918.jpg A consortium of international banks and IBM has successfully conducted its first live cross-border transactions involving corporate clients on a blockchain-based trade finance platform. Batavia was founded by banking giant UBS in partnership with IBM Blockchain in 2016. Bank of Montreal (BMO), CaixaBank, Commerzbank and Erste Group later joined it and formed a consortium to advance its technologi

dowjones-bravesoftware-041918.jpg Dow Jones Media Group, a unit of Dow Jones, has partnered with ad-blocking browser startup Brave Software, to offer premium content to new users and test blockchain technology usage in digital publishing.

sindrithorstefansson-iceland-041918.jpg The suspected mastermind behind the theft of $2 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment has escaped an Icelandic prison, and reportedly fled to Sweden on a plane that was also carrying Iceland's Prime Minister. Sindri Thor Stefansson escaped from a minimum-security prison Tuesday, Icelandic media reported. He boarded the flight from the international airport in Keflavik using a ticket under s

barclays-cryptotrading-041818.jpg Barclays Plc, the British banking major, has reportedly reached out to its clients to gauge their interest in a cryptocurrency trading desk. The bank did a preliminary assessment of demand and feasibility of a cryptocurrency trading desk, Bloomberg reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

bitcoins-whale3-041918.jpg Bitcoin's price dropped nearly $200 in less than 30 minutes on Tuesday and many suspected a WHALE was behind this sharp fall. A WHALE in the crypto world is someone or a single wallet/account holding a huge amount, hundreds and thousands, of Bitcoins.

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