Andy Warhol’s Multi-Million Dollar Painting Tokenized and Sold on Blockchain

In a world first, an artwork worth millions of dollars has been tokenized and sold on blockchain. 14 Small Electric Chairs, a two-meter high painting by the late renowned American visual artist Andy Warhol, was sold on blockchain-based art investment platform Maecenas to 100 participants. Approximately US$1.7 million was raised …

Google Makes Ethereum Dataset Publicly Available in BigQuery

Internet giant Google has now made ethereum dataset publicly available to its big data analytics platform BigQuery, after adding Bitcoin dataset earlier this year. Google BigQuery is a cloud-based web service for processing very large read-only data sets. The company said that all historical data, including daily updates, will be …

Alibaba Has Filed for over 10% of the World’s Blockchain Patents: Research

China’s ongoing drive to dominate the emerging global blockchain technology sector has been underlined by news that Alibaba Group Holding alone filed more than 10 percent of all blockchain patents worldwide in 2017. Intellectual Property Rights Arms Race Research by Thomson Reuters shows that 56 percent of all 406 blockchain …

SEC Expresses Interest In Allowing Regular People To Invest In Private Companies

It seems like the rise of crowdfunding and ICOs may be having an affect on how US regulators perceive the investing landscape. Recently, the SEC announced that they were exploring how to make it easier for individuals to invest in private companies, including some of the world’s hottest startups. The …

Australia to Build Blockchain-based Smart Legal Contracts with IBM

An independent Australian federal government agency CSIRO’s (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) research arm Data61, has formed a consortium with law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and tech giant IBM to build Australia’s first cross-industry, large-scale, digital platform to enable Australian businesses to collaborate using blockchain-based smart legal contracts. The …

Bitcoin Adoption Just Got Real in Ukraine, Fruits & Vegetables Up for Sale in Cryptos

Bitcoin adoption is constantly increasing as according to the latest development, the Bessarabian market in Ukraine’s capital Kiev now allows people to buy fruits and vegetables in Bitcoin and other cryptos through the crypto payment processor, Paytomat that support 11 cryptocurrencies. Now buy groceries with multiple cryptocurrencies This is what …

You Can Now Trade Multiple Cryptocurrencies on Yahoo Finance

Investors can now buy and sell multiple cryptocurrencies directly on Yahoo Finance, the popular finance platform that previously focused solely on traditional forex and capital markets. Now, Yahoo Finance users can actively trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) without having to leave the platform. Upon …

Bitcoin Accepted Everywhere: Square Wins Patent for Cryptocurrency Payment Network

Digital payments firm Square has won a patent for a payment network that allows merchants to accept payments in any currency, including bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. Square Wins Patent for Crypto Payment Network Public documents published on Aug. 21 show that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved …

Coinbase Survey Reveals High Interest in Cryptocurrency at Universities

A recent study conducted by Coinbase shows that university students have demonstrated a keen interest in taking courses related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, in addition to roughly 18% stating they own at least some cryptocurrency. The nationwide survey, which was completed by 675 students, shows that 21 of the …

Reddit co-founder: Why I’m betting on bitcoin despite its volatility

The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Alexis Ohanian. The 35-year-old co-founder of Reddit, now owned by Condé Nast, announced in February he was stepping away from his day-to-day duties at the popular news aggregator and discussion site to focus on the venture capital firm, Initialized Capital. “I’ve …