Spanish Energy Firm Repsol Claims Blockchain Can Help It Save 400,000 Euro per Year

Major Spanish energy firm Repsol has started using blockchain to improve the safety certification process of its petrochemical products. Madrid-based energy company Repsol reported a successful test of a blockchain pilot to improve the quality of safety certification of its products. Cointelegraph in Spanish reported the news on Jan. 15. Established in 1987, Repsol is […]

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Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools

A series of controversies around specific prediction markets highlight Augur’s governance issues. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, faces constant public scrutiny. The […]

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ConsenSys Backs Icelandic Startup Co-Founded by Ex-Chair of Country’s Central Bank

ConsenSys has participated in a $2 million seed funding round for Icelandic blockchain startup Monerium, which counts the country’s central bank ex-chairman as a co-founder. Ethereum (ETH) blockchain startup and incubator ConsenSys has participated in a $2 million seed funding round for Iceland-based blockchain startup Monerium, according to a press release from the firm, published […]

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Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Disputes Augur Metrics of $2 Mln, Claims Only $100,000 at Stake

Reactions to the Augur’s latest weekly report follow Jimmy Song highlighting low user numbers. Blockchain-based prediction market Augur is reportedly significantly overestimating its usage, a founding partner of cryptocurrency hedge fund Tetras Capital claimed on social media on Jan. 10. The latest criticism of the project, Alex Sunnarborg took Augur to task following publication of […]

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