Sony Develops Blockchain System for Digital Rights Management

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Entertainment behemoth Sony Corporation announced Monday the development of a blockchain-based tool for the management of the rights to intellectual property such as music, videos, and written works. Sony: We Built a Blockchain for Music, Video Rights https://t.co/dqZkLr8Wiv pic.twitter.com/87JT5KCYqJ — Backbone (UK) (@BackboneUK) October 15, 2018 Sony: Blockchain ‘Lends Itself to Rights Management’ The immutability…

Blockstream Launches Liquid Network, Exchanges Can Now Transfer Bitcoin in Under 2 Minutes

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With blockchain advancement once resting on the shoulders of beleaguered, boot-strapping developers, some would fire up the afterburners in a push to deliver tomorrow’s markets, today. Blockstream, one of the industry’s most heavily sponsored development powerhouses, unveiled a Lightning Network-style solution permitting the largest stakeholders in the game to transfer wholesale quantities of Bitcoin in…

China’s Oldest Science and Tech Publication Accepts BTC for Subscriptions

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On Sunday China’s oldest tech media publication, Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR) also known as ‘Technology life,’ has announced the business is accepting bitcoin core (BTC) for the magazine’s 2019 subscriptions. Also read: Launching a Website on the Bitcoin Cash Network Is Now a Reality  The Publication Beijing Sci-Tech Report Now Accepts BTC for 2019 Subscriptions  …

‘Groupon for Cannabis Users’ Sees Stock Jump After Announcing Development of Blockchain-Based Tech

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Leafbuyer Technologies, a company Bloomberg describes as a cross between “Groupon and Yelp for cannabis users,” saw a 40 percent jump in its stock on Thursday after announcing it would roll out a blockchain-based platform soon, according to the publication. Missing out Until then, Leafbuyer had missed the boat on the rise other marijuana-related companies…

0x Project (ZRX) Announces Completion of Mainnet Testing, Launch of Ver 2.0

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Will Warren, the co-founder of the 0x Project, announced Monday via Medium that the next iteration of the 0x protocol is now live. 0x protocol v2.0 is live!https://t.co/ZNroZY31FM — 0x (@0xProject) September 24, 2018 A Year in the Making Warren claims the team at 0x has worked hard over the course of the past year developing the…

Ripple’s xRapid Product Gains Momentum, May Launch in the Next Month

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said earlier this year that he hopes to have major banks using the company’s cryptocurrency XRP by the end of the calendar year, and “dozens” more using it in 2019. A big part of making that a reality will be Ripple’s xRapid product, which company executives hinted may launch within the next month.…

LG U+ Will Bring Blockchain-Based Payment Services to Overseas Customers

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South Korean telecom company LG U+ revealed Sunday that it will be rolling out a new blockchain-based, cross-carrier payment system (CCPS) via partnerships with mobile carriers in Taiwan and Japan, according to The Korea Times. The new system will allow LG U+ customers to buy products using their mobile phones at certain retailers in Taiwan…

Legendary Investor: Crypto is Seeing Highest Developer Activity Since Internet

Legendary Investor: Crypto is Seeing Highest Developer Activity Since Internet

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Ben Horowitz, the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, said that the company has not seen the level of developer activity the cryptocurrency sector has demonstrated in recent years since the rise of the Internet in the nineties. According to Horowitz, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can be considered as a new computing platform that allows the development…

EOS Reduces Account Creation Costs by 25 Percent

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EOS’ market-based RAM distribution approach has caused new account creation costs to rise beyond affordability. To combat this issue, EOS block producers approved an update to decrease account creation costs by 25 percent. New EOS Accounts Now Require Less RAM Fifteen EOS block producers voted to decrease the minimum amount of RAM required to purchase…

A Brave New Browser: Is BAT Coinbase’s Next Add?

A Brave New Browser: Is BAT Coinbase’s Next Add?

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Earlier this week, Brendan Eich, co-founder and CEO of Brave Software, unveiled the latest stats on his fledgling browser, Brave. Latest @Brave stats: 4M users (MAU), 21K verified channels, 26K publisher accounts. We will step on gas w/ brave-core + BAT on mobile this fall, get past 5M easily by EOY, >= 12M next, adding…