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Dallas Mavericks to allow Bitcoin payments, BitPay confirms

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The Dallas Mavericks have become the second NBA team to accept Bitcoin payments, BitPay has confirmed. The basketball franchise joins the Sacramento Kings, which announced plans to accept Bitcoin for tickets, alongside promotional products, as far back as 2014. The NBA itself is also open to experimentation with blockchain technologies; earlier this month this publication […]

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Why it’s easy for blockchain startups to get initial funding – but harder to cross the series A chasm

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A total of $23.7 billion has been invested into blockchain startups since 2013 – but how is this money being used, and is it affecting these companies’ moves to profitable business models? A new report from Outlier Ventures (Slideshare) has explored the various funnels of funding and how startups involved in blockchain technologies are competing […]

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IBM and Tata Communications join Hedera Hashgraph governing council

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Decentralised public network Hedera Hashgraph has announced that IBM and Tata Communications have joined its Hedera Governing Council, which will include up to 39 multinational entities from a wide range of industries. By adding these two companies on its list, the Council expands its diverse portfolio of companies from industries like telecommunications to financial services, […]

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New Jersey brings blockchain task force programme into law

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Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, has signed two bills which would bring about a blockchain initiative task force into law. The bills, 2297 and A5111, will establish the New Jersey Blockchain Initiative Task Force and create the Innovation District Designation Program respectively. The task force will not only just be focusing on blockchain […]

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IBM launches Trust Your Supplier blockchain tool with Cisco, GSK, Vodafone and more on board

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A new blockchain network, called Trust Your Supplier, announced by IBM and Chainyard aims to enhance the entire supply chain management process, from qualification to validation and onboarding. An all-start cast of major multinational organisations, including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric, and Vodafone, are the founding participants. The Trust Your Supplier network […]

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Ripple further expands university blockchain initiative to Japan

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Ripple has announced the expansion of University Blockchain Research Initiative’s (UBRI) presence to Japan by adding new partners – including Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo. With this addition, the UBRI enterprise now backs 33 university partners to expedite academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain technology, crypto assets, and digital payments. Eric […]

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Canadian Pacific joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

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Canadian Pacific Railway, also known as CP Rail, has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA comprises nearly 500 members from different industries, including freight, transportation, logistics, and affiliated industries. The alliance, which is focused on education, advocacy, networking, and commercial outcomes around blockchain and other emerging technologies, is dedicated to overcoming geographic, language […]

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NBA to launch blockchain-powered digital platform with Dapper Labs

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The National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Dapper Labs, a consumer blockchain company and creator of CryptoKitties, have announced the development of a new digital platform, NBA Top Shot. The platform is targeted at basketball fans who can collect, trade, and own some of the greatest moments in league history, with […]