Decentralized Crypto-Betting Platform Betmatch Raises the Bar | BTCMANAGER

People have been making bets since the earliest of times. In Ancient Greece, spectators used to bet on the Olympics’ participants, while in Ancient Rome – Romans used to bet on gladiators and chariot racers. Back then, people placed bets by agreeing with each other. Bookmaking as a business originated in Britain two millennia later. Throughout history governments limited or […]

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Blockchain Startups Qtum And Beam Partner To Offer Atomic Swap Function

Smart contracts platform Qtum has teamed with Israeli blockchain startup Beam to launch a test version of an atomic swap function. Qtum is a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency designed to facilitate the interoperability of major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum, as well as to make smart contracts more secure and easier to handle. It uses a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus […]

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Blockchain Healthcare Startup Solve.Care, Uber Health Partner For Patient Transport

Blockchain healthcare startup Solve.Care has teamed with Uber Health to allow healthcare organizations to provide accessible and affordable rides to patients and caregivers. Based in Estonia, Solve.Care offers a healthcare administration and care coordination platform that uses blockchain technology as the underlying distributed ledger for coordinating care, benefits and payments between patient, doctor, pharmacy, laboratory, employer, insurer, and all other […]

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Over 40 P-Rep Candidates prepare for ICON’s ICONSENSUS Election

ICON, a decentralized network designed to facilitate interoperability between blockchains, has over 40 candidates from more than 17 countries vying for the role of Public Representative (P-Reps) in their consensus governance system. The enthusiasm and support for ICON’s communal and indirect democratic approach are positive signs for its network, especially since the election of the P-Reps is ICON’s first milestone […]

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Crypto-Based Speed Downloading Software Launched By BitTorrent

BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing service that was acquired by blockchain startup TRON last year, has released a new software that connects and rewards users with BitTorrent (BTT) tokens. Called BitTorrent Speed, the new software will be integrated into new downloads of the popular µTorrent Classic Windows client, allowing users to receive BTT tokens in exchange for seeding and […]

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Intel Corp Endorses a Hyperledger-Powered Solution ‘Transact Project’

Intel Corp, an American multinational company, the second highest grossing and largest semiconductor chip manufacturer in the world after Samsung, has joined forces with Hyperledger to provision a universal programming platform for blockchain developers. Intel is a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) – dominant blockchain standards consortium with over 500 participants including JPMorgan Chase, IBM, Microsoft, ConsenSys and […]

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Oxfam Teams Up With Blockchain Startup to Ovehaul Sri Lankan Farming Insurance

International charity confederation Oxfam has teamed up with professional services company Aon and a blockchain insurance startup to provide farmers in Sri Lanka cover in the event of extreme weather conditions. The parties involved hope that the plan will improve the working conditions of the large percentage of the nation’s population working in agriculture. The blockchain insurance platform has seen […]

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Wanchain Beta Testnet Goes Live, What's Next?

Wanchain – a blockchain project that aims to build the future of digital finance, has just launched its much anticipated Galaxy Proof of Stake Beta TestNet. Through the platform’s cross-chain communication protocol, the Wanchain beta launch takes yet another step towards solving the blockchain arena’s interoperability woes.  In a nutshell, this centers on an inability for blockchain assets to communicate […]

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Blockchain-Based Prescription Management Platform Introduced By ScriptAssist Pharmacy

ScriptAssist Pharmacy (SAPh), a wholly-owned subsidiary pharmacy technology company ScriptAssist Holdings, has introduced a new blockchain-based prescription management platform. SAPh is an online and retail pharmacy that provides a medication management and compliance platform, by providing patients and their caregivers the easiest, safest and most convenient way of managing prescriptions, vitamins and supplements. They pre-pack and manage doses with their […]

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