Starbucks Could Serve Up a Blockchain Payments App

Advertisement Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on for just $39 per month. Bitcoin may be off limits, but the coffee chain is not overlooking the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies. Howard Schultz, Starbucks executive chairman and the face behind the brand, suggested blockchain could very well be part of the coffee retailer’s future, pointing […]


UK Bank HSBC Might Soon Pilot Live Blockchain Payments

International banking giant HSBC is reportedly close to testing blockchain in live transactions. Global Trade Review reports that the bank could launch several pilot programs based on existing proof-of-concept (PoC) projects in an effort to begin transitioning to live blockchain transactions. The move was announced during a private media call earlier this week. HSBC senior innovation […]


Meet the ‘Sovereign’: Marshall Islands Government to Issue Crypto Token

Another country is planning to create its own cryptocurrency. The Republic of the Marshall Islands intends to issue the Sovereign, or SOV, to supplement the U.S. dollar as its  legal tender. Legislators for the Pacific island nation (2011 population: 53,158) passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018 on February 26th. “The […]

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Bill Gates, “Cryptocurrencies… Caused Deaths In a Fairly Direct Way” In Reddit AMA, Community Reacts

Bill Gates, principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation, has caused a furor among Reddit users, stating that cryptocurrencies are “a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way”, during an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit on Feb. 27. Gates wrote: “The main feature of crypto currencies is their anonymity. I don’t […]


StarbucksCoin? Exec Says Coffee Seller Will ‘Probably’ Use Blockchain

Starbucks is likely to utilize blockchain technology as part of a new payments app, executive chairman Howard Shultz said Tuesday. Speaking with Maria Bartiromo during a Fox Business segment, Schultz discussed the use of a “proprietary digital currency” in conjunction with the payments app. When asked whether the coffee retailer would use blockchain in conjunction with […]


EU Financial Stability Chief Hints at Broad Cryptocurrency Regulation

Advertisement Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on for just $39 per month. A European Union official raised the possibility of outlining new regulatory framework and guidelines for cryptocurrency markets and ICOs across the EU. In a speech delivered yesterday during a roundtable on cryptocurrencies, European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis raised the possibility […]


Blockchain-based Artificial Neural Networks To Save Thousands Of Lives From Medical Errors

When we consider quite how far medicine has developed worldwide in the past century, it could be easy to become complacent and assume that we have advanced our treatment methods and capabilities as far as possible. However, a 2016 study revealed some quite shocking statistics regarding healthcare mistakes; namely, that 250,000 US citizens were killed every […]