Bitcoin 

German Firm Unveils Mobile Eco-Friendly Bitcoin Mining Containers

Bitcoin (BTC) mining infrastructure firm Northern Bitcoin AG has announced the completion of tests for its new air-cooled mining container, which houses 144 ASIC miners. A press release published on Sept. 9 outlined that the highly mobile container solution has been designed as a piece of flexible and efficient infrastructure that will enable the firm to establish mining pools in countries with year-round cool locations.  Setting up shop anywhere energy is cheap, sustainable  Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Northern AG develops and operates Bitcoin-focused mining hardware that uses renewable energy…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Platform Unveils 4-Step Plan to Tackle Pain Points in Trading

An aggregated liquidity platform says it has identified four key directions for the future of crypto that will address the current points of pain in blockchain trading. BitCloud says it aims to deliver a “closed loop ecosystem” that fully embraces fiat trading as an integral part of the new digital economy. Unlike other platforms that struggle to support such channels in a compliant, regulated way, the company says it is determined to deliver fiat trading capabilities that give Visa and Mastercard owners as much freedom as consumers who have fully…

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Ethereum 

Fujitsu Unveils Blockchain-Based Identity and Credential Rating Service

Japanese tech research firm Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a blockchain-based solution for evaluating user credentials, identity and trustworthiness in online transactions, according to an announcement by Fujitsu on July 4. As reported, the solution considers user ratings, stored on a blockchain, to assign every user a “trustworthiness score.” Users reportedly rate each other when a transaction occurs and the technology evaluates this data to make a guess about users’ relationships with one another. Other users can then see how high someone else’s trust score is before agreeing to a transaction,…

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Bitcoin 

ETC Labs Unveils ETC-ETH Interoperability Solution Backed by Metronome

San Francisco-based incubator for the blockchain Ethereum Classic (ETC), ETC Labs, has announced that it has partnered with cryptocurrency firm Metronome to create a solution for Ethereum (ETH)/ETC interoperability, in an official blog post on June 27. Per the announcement, blockchain interoperability—also referred to as “chainhopping”—is a property of a blockchain asset meaning that it can be transferred between separate blockchains. In this case, the cryptocurrency Metronome (MET) will be transferable between the ETH and ETC blockchains. The ETH and ETC blockchains initially split in the summer of 2016 after…

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Ethereum 

Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Owner Unveils Blockchain Platform to Verify Luxury Goods

ConsenSys has teamed up with LVMH and Microsoft to build a blockchain-powered platform that allows consumers to verify the authenticity of luxury goods, according to a news release on May 16. The consortium says the system, known as Aura, is designed to “serve the entire luxury industry with powerful product tracking and tracing services.” LVMH brands including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are already involved in the project — and discussions are underway to extend Aura to other high-end names within the group. The news release added: “AURA makes it possible for consumers…

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