Tag: adoption

J.P. Morgan Will Begin Customer Trials of Its “JPM Coin”

  • J.P. Morgan Chase will reportedly start trials of its "JPM Coin" with several of its corporate clients, which remain unnamed.
  • The "JPM Coin" was revealed in mid February, with the coin being presented as a stablecoin tethered to the U.S. dollar.

Bloomberg and Reuters will Add Crypto Data to their Terminals

  • Bloomberg and Reuters will soon include cryptocurrency data by Cryptoindex.com in their terminals.
  • This follows the addition of coinmarketcap data last week.

Space Misfits Becomes the First Blockchain-Powered Open-World MMORPG

  • Enjin is a blockchain-powered PaaS which offers gamers true ownership of in-game items, fraud prevention and numerous other benefits.
  • The first MMORPG utilising Enjin's technological advantages - Space Misfits - has just launched its alpha version.

Travel Booking Platform Travala.com Partners with Bitcoin.com

  • Travala.com is a blockchain-friendly travel booking platform.
  • Bitcoin.com's wallet downloads have just recently surpassed 4 million downloads, offering a significant user base boost to Travala.

AT&T Now Accepts Bill Payments in Crypto via BitPay

  • AT&T, a United States media and telecom giant, has become the first mobile carrier to accept cryptocurrency for phone bills payments, the company announced in a press release on 23 May.
  • This is not the first time the telecommunications giant has delved in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

The Bank of Russia to Consider a Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency for Mutual Settlements

  • The Bank of Russia will consider issuing a gold-backed cryptocurrency to facilitate international settlements, local news agency TASS reported on May 23.
  • The consideration of a gold-backed cryptocurrency is perhaps surprising, considering that Russia has been famously anti-crypto in the past years.

LA Times is Now a Brave Browser Verified Publisher

  • Following support by other popular publications such as The Guardian, Washington Post, as well as YouTube competitor Vimeo, this event further signals BAT's legitimacy to millions of readers.
  • Meanwhile the team behind the high performance web browser has announced that the Brave Rewards program will also be available to Android users as of version 1.0.91 of their software.

Trade Organization ICC Eyes Blockchain Adoption for Its 45 Million Members

  • As announced in a press release, Perlin will now have access to ICC's members, including leading companies such as Amazon, CocaCola, FedEx, McDonalds and PayPal.
  • While the partnership will take different forms, it will mainly focus on value chain traceability.

Airbnb Reservations Now Possible With Crypto Gift Cards

  • Digital gift card provider Bitrefill now offers the option to make reservations on Airbnb with cryptocurrency, the company announced this Wednesday.
  • The news was announced over Twitter, with the company saying that Airbnb gift cards can now be purchased with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dash (DASH), Litecoin (LTC), and Dogecoin (DOGE).

Binance Lite Now Allows Australians to Purchase Bitcoin With Cash at Over 1,300 Newsagents

  • The platform, Binance Lite Australia, is the first fiat gateway for Binance on the continent, and will enable its customers to buy digital currency with fiat money.
  • For now, the service only supports the purchase of Bitcoin with Australian dollars (AUD), but the exchange has said it plans to support more digital currency and fiat options in the future.