Loyyal, a blockchain-based rewards platform has completed it’s blockchain rewards pilot program that involved Emirates Airlines.
The Colombia-based technology company iFinca applied blockchain to the coffee market and released the the iFinca app. With the iFinca app, they are looking to make it easier for individual farmers to directly participate in the supply-chain management.
Tobias Frömel, a Bavarian developer paid 0.09 BTC ($700 at the time of writing) to the developers of the Muhstik ransomware to recover access to his files. But here's the twist: he hacked the criminal's database and retrieved the around 3,000 victim's keys. These are keys that is required by victims to recover access to their data.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved Grayscale Investments to list what is considered to be the US’s first publicly-traded cryptocurrency Index Fund.
Australian government-owned precious metal refinery The Perth Mint has partnered with InfiniGold — a crypto-startup focussed on digitizing precious metal. Together, they have launched Perth Mint Gold Token (PMGT).
Ailsa Bay, the premium whisky brand under William Grant & Sons’ has launched the world's first-ever whisky bottle to be tracked using blockchain technology.
The increased interest of Bank of America in blockchain and cryptocurrency comes as a surprise since they have held negative stance towards cryptocurrency in general.
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc., a Japanese billion dollar media holding company, has been looking to enter the blockchain space for a while now.