FBI says blockchain expert aided North Korea

FBI says blockchain expert aided North Korea

American investigators have arrested Virgil Griffith, a 36-year-old cryptocurrency specialist, for allegedly helping North Korea use blockchain technology in violation of US sanctions, the justice department has announced. The Federal Bureau of Investigation…
4 CBD Market Trends All Entrepreneurs Should Be Aware Of

4 CBD Market Trends All Entrepreneurs Should Be Aware Of

From consumption methods to methods of payment, the latest on this booming industry. October 30, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. According to recent predictions by BDS Analytics, the CBD market will reach somewhere close to $20 billion in sales by the year 2024. That’s a 49 percent compound annual…
China goes bullish on blockchain

China goes bullish on blockchain

China wants to embrace blockchain, the technology that verifies cryptocurrency transactions.An official from China's state bank urged the country's commercial banks to "step up their application" of blockchain and "embrace digital finance."The official's remarks come after Chinese President Xi Jinping said China must make "greater effort" to develop and apply blockchain technologies and gain an…
Volvo turns to blockchain to check EV batteries are responsibly sourced – Roadshow

Volvo turns to blockchain to check EV batteries are responsibly sourced – Roadshow

If we want cleaner cars, every part of the supply chain needs to clean its act up, too. Volvo Electric vehicles promise zero tailpipe emissions, but there are dirtier factors that are easily forgotten. Batteries require rare-earth materials and, sometimes, suppliers don't source them in the most responsible way. Volvo, on Wednesday, detailed how it…
We talked to 4 VC investors about the hottest trends in payments and the biggest innovations to keep an eye on

We talked to 4 VC investors about the hottest trends in payments and the...

We spoke to investors at Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, and Insight Partners to learn where they see the next innovations and opportunities in payments tech.Mostly, they're looking out for ways that payments companies can do more than just process transactions. That may be through add-on services, or even machine-initiated payments. Payments is interwoven…
Blockchain devs looking for work are spoiled for choice right now

Blockchain devs looking for work are spoiled for choice right now

Despite regulatory concerns, businesses are still pushing forward and hiring for blockchain and cryptocurrency positions. Based on a report from job site Indeed, there is less interest from candidates in blockchain and cryptocurrency roles, as searches for the jobs are on the decrease. On the other hand, Indeed says employer demand has “skyrocketed.” To come…
This new blockchain chocolate bar is brought to you by the UN

This new blockchain chocolate bar is brought to you by the UN

When you buy The Other Bar, an experimental new chocolate bar designed to fight global poverty, the candy comes with a choice: Inside the package, you can scan a code to donate a blockchain token to the farmers in Ecuador who produced the cocoa, or use it to get a discount on the next chocolate…
Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

What if Libra wasn’t backed by a basket of international currencies, but only the dollar? Regulatory pushback to the Facebook -led cryptocurrency Libra has caused major partners — including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and eBay — to pull out of the Libra Association. But one of the remaining members has floated a major change to the…
Rival credit card networks are working together on ‘click-to-pay’ checkouts that will compete with Apple Pay and PayPal

Rival credit card networks are working together on ‘click-to-pay’ checkouts that will compete with...

American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa have launched a new "click-to-pay" setup for online checkouts.  The companies are hoping to replace guest checkouts for online shoppers with a single place where all networks' cards are processed, akin to physical card terminals.PayPal already offers its own online-checkout buttons, so the move shows how legacy players are looking…
A UK-Based Travel Tech Startup Has Just Raised $30 Million

A UK-Based Travel Tech Startup Has Just Raised $30 Million

Plus, blockchain startup Zamna raised $5 million, and Bond Pet Foods is creating a cultured, sustainable dog food. November 1, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Duffel, a UK-based travel tech startup, has just raised $30 million in a round led by Index Ventures. Duffel is a business-to-business (B2B)…
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