• BMW accelerating blockchain use
    Technology

    BMW accelerating blockchain use after successful supply chain pilot

    The German carmaker is aiming to ensure raw materials and components are fully traceable in its ‘highly complex’ international supply chain

    Last year’s initial trial saw BMW Group successfully purchase front lights, and the company now wants to expand the project to a broader range of participants. Ten suppliers are going to take part over the coming year, the company said.

  • Opera browser integrates Unstoppable’s .crypto
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Opera browser integrates Unstoppable’s .crypto domain

    The company believes the system driving its blockchain-based domain names has the potential to ‘replace the old internet entirely’

    Unstoppable Domains has partnered with Opera to create decentralized websites using the .crypto extension—a modern alternative to .com, .org, .gov and the rest of the world wide web’s domain names.

  • Voice can shout down Facebook
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Block.one: With $150 million Voice can shout down Facebook

    After incubating Voice for nine months, Block.one injected $150 million into the social news platform that’s aiming to tackle the rise of fake news

    Now independently operated, Voice is being billed as a “social news platform that rewards users and content creators,” and has the rather ambitious goal of tackling deficiencies in the media industry—namely the proliferation of fake news and concerns over data ownership.

  • QuadrigaCX user data to taxman
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Insult to injury: QuadrigaCX user data will be handed over to taxman

    The looted cryptocurrency exchange’s bankruptcy trustee bankruptcy trustee, Ernst & Young,

    The QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange’s bankruptcy trustee, Ernst & Young, announced that it intended to comply with the Canadian tax authority’s request for customer records. Specifically, it is planning to share a database containing the “account balances and transaction data of affected users.”