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FridayJan 27, 2023 10:30 am

Five Industries Making Use of Blockchain Tech

Blockchain technology has introduced a peculiar system that seeks to solve a myriad of problems faced by various industries. Blockchain has the ability to tackle pertinent issues such as security, speed, transparency and in-between costs, enticing businesses across vast business platforms. Of the said industries, here are five that are currently in the process of implementing blockchain technology. The health industry  Blockchain has been incorporated into the health sector to be able to secure health records and also increase transparency within hospital systems. The health industry has suffered security lapses where incidences of data loss or data compromise have led…

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WednesdayJan 25, 2023 11:15 am

New FTX Chief Mulls Reviving the Exchange

The current chief executive of the bankrupt FTX exchange, John Ray, is looking into bringing back the defunct crypto platform. He spoke to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) saying he intends to set up a task force to explore reviving FTX.com. FTX was valued at $32 billion before it went belly up and filed for bankruptcy protection in November last year. Presently, FTX stands at $8 billion in losses. Bankman-Fried, the founder and previous chief executive, has been under fire for allegedly defrauding FTX’s clients and investors to pay off debts in his hedge fund, the Alameda Research. Bankman- Fried…

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MondayJan 23, 2023 9:00 am

California Cannabis Producer Uses Blockchain to Track Produce

A cannabis nursery based in Mendocino County, California, has adopted the use of blockchains as well as smart contracts to authenticate its medicinal herbs. Called Mendocino Clone, the nursery was mentioned in a partnership project with EMTRI and tech company Global Compliance Applications earlier this month. It now has the power to harness the blockchain capabilities of the project to be able to ratify all clones or plants from its inception stages using a batch certificate. Cannabis nursery establishments specialize in plant biology (genetics), cloning of the plants, and recording shoots and seeds for wholesale distribution purposes. This move gives…

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FridayJan 20, 2023 12:00 pm

US Legislators Form First-Ever Subcommittee Focused on Digital Assets

The committee on financial services in the House has created a maiden subcommittee on digital assets, said chair Patrick McHenry. “This creates a fertile ground for a legal framework encapsulating digital assets,” commented Congressman French Hill, the leader of the digital asset committee. He also said that America has matured now to become a forerunner in this type of innovation, and he noted that the country needs to provide protection to the consumers and investors. Some of the tasks assigned to the first-ever digital assets subcommittee include the following: Creating clear rules to guide federal lawmakers regarding the assets in…

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TuesdayJan 17, 2023 9:00 am

SlowMist Report Reveals Tricks Crypto Scammers Used in 2022

SlowMist, an internationally famed blockchain security company, has found that more than 300 security incidents were recorded in 2022. Of these, almost one-third were phishing attacks and scams. The security company highlighted some common phishing ways scammers used to target unsuspecting victims. Some include browser bookmarks that were malicious and dodgy sales orders as well as Trojan malware applied through Discord, a messaging app. Browser bookmarks that are malicious Scammers use bookmark managers, features present in most contemporary browsers. Scammers exploit this to eventually gain entry to an individual’s Discord account after a scammer inserts JavaScript codes into the bookmarks…

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FridayJan 13, 2023 9:00 am

How Blockchain Tech Could Transform Transborder Payments 

Blockchain technology has the capacity to remarkably change how multilateral payments are done. Presently, transborder payments are unhurried and costly because a series of intermediaries are involved, coupled with compounded regulatory demands. Blockchain technology can essentially regulate this process and quicken it, thereby making it cheaper, and more efficient.  A way to change crossborder blockchain payments would be to decrease the number of middlemen involved. At present, transborder payments pass through several banks and a number of checkout processes among other mediators before arriving at their final destination. Each intermediary levies a service fee, which can hike the overall cost…

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WednesdayJan 11, 2023 9:00 am

Report Shows Binance Now Commands 67% of Crypto Trading Activity

The world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, remains firmly at the helm, closing 2022 with a 66.7% command of the trading market, in comparison to 48.7% at the beginning of the year. In a report by CryptoCompare, Binance took 66.7% of the market trading pie as far as centralized crypto exchanges are concerned at the end of 2022, after the FTX collapse. FTX was the company’s greatest rival. An analysis found that Binance’s market share rise emerged even as the platform experienced a 45% decline in its trading volume. OKX and Coinbase Global Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN) shared the trading floor at…

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MondayJan 09, 2023 9:00 am

World Economic Forum Sees Blockchain, Crypto as Vital in Global Economy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published an article outlining the crypto industry's prospects. According to the report, the technology underlying crypto and other digital assets will continue to be an important player in the contemporary economy. The WEF specifically emphasized the multiple uses of blockchain and cryptography, stating that their prominence in the finance industry is already evident. According to the report, investors should pay attention to what large banks and established financial services companies do rather than what they say to assess the viability of digital assets and blockchain at the heart of financial services as well as…

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FridayJan 06, 2023 9:00 am

Five Tech Predictions for 2023

While future predictions should be made with caution, Euronews Next has highlighted several major tech trends that will be prevalent in 2023. The metaverse bubble hype appears to have given way to AI, while cryptocurrency prices continue to fall amid numerous controversies and economic pressure and the tech sector has been severely impacted by mass job cuts. Crypto prices Last year's crypto prices were heavily impacted by difficult economic conditions. For starters, the third-largest crypto exchange, FTX, which was headed by Sam Bankman-Fried, spectacularly collapsed, shocking the sector as a whole. It occurred at a time when the total value…

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