• Microsoft ITM IoT blockchain
    Technology

    Microsoft, ITM build IoT blockchain for Taiwanese energy firm

    The partnership uses internet-of-things devices to record and send tamper-proof power usage meter readings without requiring in-person visits or third-party audits

    The new solution allows Taiwan’s largest energy distributor, TaiPower, to avoid sending personnel to homes and businesses during (and after) the COVID pandemic.

  • Scotch whisky provenance
    Technology

    A dram or a scam?

    Blockchain provenance firm Everledger is working with the University of Glasgow to authentic rare Scotches whiskies

    Of the 50 rare bottle of Scotch whisky tested by the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre in 2018, 21 were fake or labeled as older than they really were.

  • Fidelity BlockFi partner custody
    Bitcoin

    Fidelity Digital Assets, BlockFi partner on DeFi lending custody

    The decentralized finance lending platform’s institutional clients can now pledge bitcoins in Fidelity’s vaults as loan collateral

    With substantial experience in providing custody services, the firm announced on Dec. 9 that it now offers services as a collateral agent, offering institutional clients the ability to pledge their bitcoin as collateral in transactions.

  • Gamers embrace blockchain
    Technology

    Why gaming could be the ultimate use case for blockchain adoption

    Gamers are far more likely to see the benefits of blockchain technology than the American public at large, a new poll suggests

    According to the report, gamers are 20% more likely to see the benefit of blockchain technology than American adults as a whole. On average, those who like whiling away the hours on their game consoles spend about $168 a year on virtual goods… and many are annoyed at how they’re denied true ownership of these items.