It may have been overhyped, but blockchain technology is real and coming on in a very big way, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Streamlining international trade finance is becoming a high-demand application for blockchain technology, eliminating multiple copies of documents and narrowing the time needed to complete international trade transactions.
Ruan, a Des Moines-based transportation company, has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), the company announced Tuesday. BiTA claims to be the largest commercial blockchain alliance in the world, with nearly 500 members in more than 25 countries. Blockchain technology enables transactions to be identified and tracked digitally, and shared across a distributed network […]
Nearly 140 West Virginian citizens living abroad in 29 countries cast their ballots via blockchain on Tuesday, the largest pilot test of blockchain voting ever, reports the Washington Post. Yet, security experts still worry the technology contains vulnerabilities that will risk election integrity in the case of broader use. IN OTHER NEWS: Microsoft visionair […]
Cryptocurrency provider DigitalMint is partnering with EZ Money Check Cashing to launch 17 Bitcoin teller window locations across Iowa, with seven located in Des Moines. The service, similar to a traditional bank teller, will allow consumers to exchange U.S. dollars for Bitcoin in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo, Sioux City, Ames, Ankeny and […]
VENTUREBEAT: Imagine opening your mailbox and receiving a paper deed, proclaiming your legal ownership to every piece of digital, medical and locational data you have ever generated. Now imagine that paper deed has the blockchain technology behind it to allow you to protect or lease that data to any organization seeking its use. A new […]