$400M African fertilizer deal executed on blockchain eases COVID-19 slowdown

Some companies are using blockchain technology to open up the logistics routes that COVID-19 has closed down. A state-owned Moroccan fertili...

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Exploring Venezuela’s crypto ecosystem since the start of the pandemic
1 week ago

Exploring Venezuela’s crypto ecosystem since the start of the pandemic

Here are the events that marked the past year in the Venezuelan crypto space and the opinions of those who experienced them from the inside. ...

South Korea to Introduce Blockchain Powered COVID-19 vaccine passports
2 weeks ago

South Korea to Introduce Blockchain Powered COVID-19 vaccine passports

With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world we knew and the way we live and travel has changed forever. One of the precautionary moves to contain the virus came as the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine passports introduced to revi...

Fracking Companies Pivot to Mining Bitcoin as Pandemic Woes Continue to Bite
2 weeks ago

Fracking Companies Pivot to Mining Bitcoin as Pandemic Woes Continue to Bite

Bitcoin is often slammed over its high electricity consumption. Critics argue this is wasteful and unsustainable in the long term. However, in an unusual twist to the environmental debate, it turns out that fracking companies are utilizing ...

Nifty News: NYT says NFTs in pandemic-fueled bubble, Polkamon eggs produce $1M gas ...
2 weeks ago

Nifty News: NYT says NFTs in pandemic-fueled bubble, Polkamon eggs produce $1M gas ...

NYT likens the NFT bubble to the plague induced “tulip mania” of the 1600s, Polkamon NFTs generate more than $1 million in gas fees, and a man fails to sell...

New York State Releases IBM Blockchain COVID-19 Passport Application
2 weeks ago

New York State Releases IBM Blockchain COVID-19 Passport Application

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a new application that uses IBM blockchain technology. According to an official announcement made on March 26, the ‘Excelsior Pass’ will help fast-track the reopening of businesses and enterta...

New York Launches a Blockchain-Powered COVID-19 Passport
2 weeks ago

New York Launches a Blockchain-Powered COVID-19 Passport

New York will launch its blockchain-based COVID-19 passport next week.

Bitcoin Sell-Off Worsens as US Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low; What’s Next?
3 weeks ago

Bitcoin Sell-Off Worsens as US Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low; What’s Next?

Bitcoin edged lower Thursday after the jobless claims in the United States reached their lowest level of the pandemic, confirming that the country’s economy is recovering at a faster rate. The benchmark cryptocurrency fell to as low a...

Gambling tokens hit the jackpot as COVID-19 lockdowns drag on
3 weeks ago

Gambling tokens hit the jackpot as COVID-19 lockdowns drag on

Blockchain gambling and gaming projects have seen their token prices triple as the COVID-19 lockdowns alter the nature of entertainment. Glo...

Jack Dorsey’s first ever Tweet auctioned for $2.9mln in Eth, proceeds go to African Covid-19 relief
3 weeks ago

Jack Dorsey’s first ever Tweet auctioned for $2.9mln in Eth, proceeds go to African Covid-19 relief

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s first ever Tweet has been auctioned off for $2.9mln of Eth, with the proceeds to be donated to charity. Dorsey’s genesis Tweet, which was the first ever on Twitter, was listed on non-fungible token marketpl...

Post-COVID-19, Bitcoin & Co May Help UK Escape from Economic Funk
4 weeks ago

Post-COVID-19, Bitcoin & Co May Help UK Escape from Economic Funk

After the UK’s decidedly mixed response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation has proven something of a frontrunner in all things vaccine-related, leading it to start easing out of its latest two-month-plus national lockdown on March 8...

Crypto Market Update on COVID-19 Crash-iversary
1 month ago

Crypto Market Update on COVID-19 Crash-iversary

This increasing demand for cryptocurrencies is evidenced by the explosive rise in prices across the crypto markets. While some have done considerably well, not every asset is seeing a seamless transition. Bitcoin (BTC) Exactly one year ago,...

New York governor Cuomo reveals COVID-19 pilot built on IBM blockchain
1 month ago

New York governor Cuomo reveals COVID-19 pilot built on IBM blockchain

Blockchain could play a crucial role in COVID-19 vaccination management as the globe starts to emerge from the crisis. A sense of relief has...

Moving beyond the crisis narrative: Crypto in a post-pandemic world
1 month ago

Moving beyond the crisis narrative: Crypto in a post-pandemic world

Over the last decade, crypto has weathered what feels like crisis after crisis. It’s time to think about what comes next. Everyone knows t...

Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19
2 months ago

Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19

A new blockchain system will be used to manage and track COVID-19 exposure among students and staff in multiple charter schools across California state. ...

Coronavirus pandemic could accelerate decision-making on digital currency launch, says Bank of Canada official
2 months ago

Coronavirus pandemic could accelerate decision-making on digital currency launch, says Bank of Canada official

Tim Lane, deputy governor of Canada's central bank, said Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may ultimately accelerate the institution's decision-making process on whether to issue a digital currency. The post Coronavirus pandem...

Biden rejects Bitcoin-sized COVID-19 rescue plan as money printers prime for action
2 months ago

Biden rejects Bitcoin-sized COVID-19 rescue plan as money printers prime for action

The president's refusal to budge on a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill will have knock-on effects for Bitcoin, as the money printers look set for action once ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Was Good for Crypto, and Here’s Why
2 months ago

Coronavirus Pandemic Was Good for Crypto, and Here’s Why

Dan Schulman, CEO and president of PayPal, said “the time is now” for crypto. Schulman predicts digital currencies will soon be in the mainstream and even become a leading daily payments technology. He says the coronavirus pandemic “h...

Regulatory sandbox and DeFi boom: How Spain pushed crypto adoption despite the pandemic
2 months ago

Regulatory sandbox and DeFi boom: How Spain pushed crypto adoption despite the pandemic

A summary of the events that marked 2020 in the Spanish crypto space and opinions from different people of the industry who lived it from the inside. ...

Deploying Blockchain and Mobile Apps: A Boost in Covid-19 Mitigation
2 months ago

Deploying Blockchain and Mobile Apps: A Boost in Covid-19 Mitigation

The mass campaign to immunize people against COVID-19 was always going to be a monumental challenge. Some vaccines are rendered useless or kept at ultralow temperatures making matters worse. There are three new vaccines, and the prospects f...

Blockchain-based COVID-19 passports to begin trials in Q1
3 months ago

Blockchain-based COVID-19 passports to begin trials in Q1

Blockchain-based digital passports containing a traveler’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination status will begin pilots in the next month. T...

Bitcoin's Volatility Highest Since COVID-19 Crash: Skew
3 months ago

Bitcoin's Volatility Highest Since COVID-19 Crash: Skew

Bitcoin’s volatility is higher than normal—but should we be worried?

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