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Stellar XLM Surges 17% Amidst Market Recovery and Increased Adoption

Stellar’s XLM surged 17% on Friday as the overall cryptocurrency markets posted gains, led by XRP, which was up 55% on a 24-hour trading period at the time of writing. The price rise of Stellar comes as the cryptocurrency is seeing increased…
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IBM Patent Eyes Blockchain for Drone Fleet Security

Computing giant and prolific blockchain researcher IBM has applied to patent a system that would use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to address privacy and security concerns associated with the increasing usage of drones in both commercial…
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IBM Introduces ‘World Wire’ Payment System on Stellar Network

IBM has launched a blockchain-based payment system called Blockchain World Wire. According to IBM, the new payment network uses digital currency on Stellar’s blockchain to “clear and settle cross-border payments” in near real time. The…
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US National Insurance Advisory AAIS Introduces IBM Blockchain-Based Reporting Tool

Privately held insurance advisory American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has introduced its blockchain-based insurance database and reporting tool, according to an announcement video posted August 15. The platform, dubbed Insurance…
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IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain Database Management System

Industry giant and proactive decentralized tech mover IBM has filed a patent for certain aspects of blockchain technology, a newly published document revealed. The patent for “Managing a Database Management System using a Blockchain Database”…
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Crypto Week In Review: Sentiment Starts To Shift As Bitcoin Moves Up 15%

Sentiment regarding the cryptocurrency market took a large shift this past week, as Bitcoin rallied 15% due to a series of positive technical and fundamental indicators. IBM To Use Stellar-Based Stablecoin For Faster Financial Payments IBM,…
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IBM Backs ‘Stablecoin’ Stronghold USD for Fast and Secure Financial Payments

IBM is exploring the use of a ‘stablecoin’ to facilitate fast and secure payments within the financial services sector. The tech giant has teamed up with institutional asset management platform Stronghold, which is federally insured…
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Hyundai Advertises Blockchain to 30 Million Viewers in World Cup Match

A blockchain advert has been capitalising on the huge attention on the 2018 FIFA World Cup. At half-time during the England 2-0 win over Sweden, the advert by a Hyundai subsidiary proclaimed the benefits of blockchain technology to 30 million…