UK Telecoms Regulator Receives Grant to Deploy Blockchain for Telephone Number Management

The British telecoms regulator has received a £700,000 grant to explore blockchain applications for better telephone number management. The United Kingdom (U.K.) Office of Communications (Ofcom) has received a £700,000 ($916,00) grant from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to explore blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Oct. 8. The grant […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 8

With major events coming for the crypto industry in October and November, do the charts confirm that the market has bottomed out? The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own […]

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Walmart Inks Content Deal With MGM

Walmart is partnering with Metro Goldwyn Mayer, the U.S. movie studio, to create content for Vudu, its video on demand service. CNBC, citing Walmart, reported the retailer has been looking for ways to boost Vudu, which it acquired eight years ago, as its subscriber numbers are far behind Netflix. The idea is to find ways to […]

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IBM Launches Blockchain Food Tracking Network, Joined by Retail Giant Carrefour

IBM officially launches blockchain-based Food Trust, announcing its partnership with French-based retail giant Carrefour. U.S. tech giant IBM has officially launched its blockchain-based food tracking network, Food Trust, after 18 months of testing, the company revealed in a press-release Monday, October 8. In the same announcement, the corporation revealed that another major food retailer Carrefour […]

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Crypto Is More Centralized Than North Korea, Says ‘Dr. Doom’ Economist Roubini

Economist Nouriel Roubini, aka “Dr. Doom,” compares Bitcoin to North Korea, stating it has the worst inequality coefficient in the world. American Economist Nouriel Roubini has stated that cryptocurrency is more centralized than North Korea in a tweet October 7. New York University professor Roubini, better known as “Dr. Doom” for his alleged prediction of […]

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Mayor of Seoul commits $108m to blockchain-powered smart city initiatives

The mayor of South Korea’s capital Seoul, Park Won-Soon, has committed to investing $108m (£83m) towards developing blockchain hubs within the city. Park’s announcement came amid a diplomatic visit to Zurich, where he announced plans to create two business complexes in Seoul which would become home to 200 blockchain-based companies by 2021. These hubs would […]

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MyEG Launches Blockchain Payroll Solution

Malaysia-based MyEG Services is rolling out a new payroll solution developed on blockchain technology. Reports in The Edge Markets on Friday (Oct. 5) said MyEG is rolling out “PayMe” software, a tool allowing employers to manage payroll functions, like overtime, more accurately. PayMe will first be introduced in a pilot phase in select markets, reports […]

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