Blockchain Platform VAKT Names Ex-JPMorgan Exec. New CEO

Blockchain platform VAKT announced the appointment of former JPMorgan executive Etienne Amic as its new Chief Executive Officer. VAKT created a blockchain-powered post-trade processing and management platform for commodities. Amic, with his experience at JPMorgan Chase and Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. in commodities trading, is in a role that will […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] & XRP among cryptocurrencies gaining adoption in real estate for the sale of “Stone Jug”

The cryptocurrency market has been turning eyes in the real world, despite the bearish onslaught that has prevailed over the past year. The news that XRP, Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies can now be used to purchase a piece of land known as “Stone Jug,” is a step forward towards […]

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California Uses Blockchain And IoT To Monitor Groundwater Use

California is using Blockchain technology and Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle drought by making groundwater usage sustainable. The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is partnering IBM Research and SweetSense Inc. to pilot technologies which can accurately monitor and track groundwater use in what is called “one of the largest and most […]

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Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations

Spain’s central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies. The Bank of Spain’s notice, issued Feb. 10, followed an official blog post published two days earlier, which had outlined the institution’s stance on cryptocurrencies, their characteristics, and their legal status in […]

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Bitcoin Stuck Around $3,400 as the Stock Market Sees a Minor Downturn

Thursday, Feb. 7 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to noteworthy gains on the day by press time, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering just over $3,400 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up a fraction of a percent on the […]

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