blockchain

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Oracle unit partners with Everest to bring blockchain to banks worldwide

Oracle Financial Services Software, a unit of Oracle Corp, has teamed up with financial technology provider Everest to bring blockchain to banks worldwide to enhance their product ...

Platform News: NFT

NFT sales volume surges to $2.5 billion in 2021 first half

The market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) surged to new highs in the second quarter, with $2.5 billion in sales so far this year, up from just $13.7 million in the first half of 20...

Tim Berners Lee

World Wide Web source code NFT sells for $5.4 million at Sotheby’s

A blockchain-based token representing the original source code for the World Wide Web written by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee sold for $5.4 million at Sotheby’s in an online ...

Ant Group

China’s Ant highlights distinction between NFTs and cryptocurrencies

China’s Ant Group has sought to draw a distinction between non-fungible tokens (NFTs) available on its platforms and cryptocurrencies currently subject to a crackdown by Beij...

EIB - European Investment Bank

EIB sees up to 10 billion euro investment shortfall in AI and blockchain

The EU’s attempts to catch China and the US in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are set to be hobbled by an investment shortfall of as much as 10 billion e...

Ethereum news

Ethereum hits record high as 2021 gains near 500%

Cryptocurrency ether hit another record high, taking gains this year to close to 500% on the back of growing interest in decentralized finance applications and increasing instituti...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

EBay taps into NFT frenzy, allows sale on platform

Ebay Inc is allowing the sale of non-fungible tokens for digital collectibles like trading cards, images or video clips on its platform, the first e-commerce company to tap into th...

Crypto

Analysis: Cryptocurrency ethereum is flourishing but risks linger

Ethereum has outperformed major digital currency rivals this year, bolstered by the surge in decentralized finance (DeFi) and the anticipation of a technical adjustment this summer...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

EBay says open to accepting to cryptocurrencies in future

EBay Inc is open to the possibility of accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment in the future and is looking at ways to get non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its platform, the com...

Ethereum news

Ethereum jumps to record high on report of EIB digital bond issuance

Ethereum, the number two cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, rose to an all-time peak, with market participants citing media reports about the European Investment Ban...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin slumps 14% as pullback from record gathers pace

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, fell as much as 14% to $51,541 on Sunday, reversing most of the big gains it made over the past week. 

Visa Payment

Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

Visa has said it will allow the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the...

Platform News: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sold for $2.9 million as an NFT

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for just over $2.9 million dollars on Monday.

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

Bitcoin falls after weekend record high as India considers a ban

Bitcoin dropped on Monday, falling from a record high above $60,000 over the weekend, as investors digested a potential ban from India on cryptocurrencies.