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Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Driving decentralization  On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs). Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able …

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Travelport and IBM Work on Blockchain Platform for Hotel Commissions

Artificial intelligence-enabled travel platform Travelport, IBM and travel management company BCD Travel are jointly developing a blockchain platform to streamline hotel commission reconciliation. Per a press release on Aug. 20, the companies are collaboratively working on the creation of a blockchain-based platform in a bid to optimize hotel commission processing. Specifically, the product will purportedly …

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New Booking CEO: Crypto Will Continue to Grow Mainly Outside the US

CEO of online travel giant Booking Holdings believes that blockchain-based currencies will continue to grow and gain more popularity. Glenn Fogel, recently appointed CEO of Booking, expressed his support of cryptocurrencies in an interview with New York-based travel publication Skift on Aug. 20. In the interview, Fogel discussed blockchain and crypto alongside with major issues …

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Software Engineering Firm EPAM Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Software engineering and IT consulting services firm EPAM Systems Inc. has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) that develops blockchain practices and standards in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industry. According to a press release on Aug. 19, EPAM determined 21 real-world use cases of blockchain tech in industries such as life sciences, …

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Second-Largest Indian State to Use Blockchain in Various Spheres

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications.  According to a report by Indian English-language news daily DNA India on Aug. 19, the government aims to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration and document management.  The Maharashtra Information Technology …

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Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments

Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin is now available for spending in Thailand at any merchant registered with the Thai QR code system through Satang App. According to an announcement published by Zcoin on Aug. 15, over 50 million users of Satang App can now use Zcoin at local merchants both in-store and online by scanning a QR …

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Major Staffing Company Kelly Services Turns to Blockchain With New Partnership

Global staffing company Kelly Services announced a strategic partnership with online blockchain-based hiring platform Moonlighting. As Forbes reported on Aug. 14, Kelly Services will deploy Moonlighting’s blockchain-enabled hiring platform in a bid to streamline internal processes such as secure uploading of job seekers’ profiles and their distribution among various platforms. Moonlighting is based on EOSIO’s …

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PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Global leaders from the Bitcoin Cash community will gather at the first Bitcoin Cash City Conference in Australia, being held in Townsville on September 4 & 5. Townsville has really embraced Bitcoin Cash, so hosting this conference in the cozy, coastal suburb was a natural next step. Australia’s first gathering of enthusiasts …

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Barclays May Be Ending Work With Coinbase, Transactions in GBP to Slow

British banking giant Barclays has reportedly cut ties with United States crypto exchange Coinbase. As Coindesk reported on August 13, unnamed industry sources have said that Barclays will no longer be banking for Coinbase, severing a relationship that began when Coinbase opened a Barclays account in March 2018. The news is expected to hit the …

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Development ‘On the Chain’ to Promote Off-Chain Blockchain Adoption?

In the last decade, blockchain and distributed ledger technology has had an immense impact on a multitude of industries, with 84% of organizations experimenting with the technology, with more than half (52%) of blockchain projects in the research and development phase, according to the PwC Global Blockchain Survey.  The industries making important strides forward with …

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