Continental Unveils Demo Earning App for Blockchain-Based Car Platform

Automotive supplier Continental is providing a demonstration of its data monetization platform with an earning app for sharing car parking data. Automotive supplier Continental has unveiled an application called Earn As You Drive, which uses blockchain technology to monetize car user information. Parking space data for digital currency Forbes reported the news on Aug. 29. Per the report, Continental has partnered with tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise and open source network provider Crossbar.io to create Earn As You Drive. This application reportedly lets drivers opt in to earn digital currency…

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1.4 Million Brazilian Point-of-Sale Devices to Support Crypto Payments

Cielo, the largest credit card processing company in Brazil, recently announced support for cryptocurrency payments on its point-of-sale devices. Cielo, the largest payment processing provider in Brazil, has unveiled support for Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency purchases on its point-of-sale (PoS) devices. Crypto payments via QR codes Cointelegraph Brazil reported the news on Aug. 30. According to the report, users can make crypto payments through Cielo PoS devices via QR codes. The PoS machines generate QR codes for payment, and the customer can then use a smartphone in order to scan…

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South Korean ArtBloc to Sell David Hockney Paintings via Blockchain

South Korean art-focused project ArtBloc to conduct a fractionalized ownership sale of artwork by British painter David Hockney. South Korean art-focused blockchain project ArtBloc will conduct a fractionalized ownership sale of two paintings by popular British painter David Hockney. ArtBloc launch commemoration ArtBloc plans to host a special event introducing the blockchain-enabled fractionalized ownership sale of two of David Hockney’s paintings in Seoul on Sept. 19, local outlet KoreaTechDesk reported on Aug. 29. “Hockney Night with ArtBloc” will also function as ArtBloc’s launch party, where art enthusiasts will be able…

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Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

Tether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (USDT), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent interview that Tether is also preparing to launch stablecoins backed by bulk commodities like gold, rubber, and crude oil. Also read: ERC20 Tether Transactions Flip Their Omni Equivalent Tether Dominance in the East and Plans for a Digital Yuan Called CNHT Bitfinex shareholder…

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Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

In a proof of concept demonstration, a Jaguar I-Pace uses Iota’s DLT to track and display the car’s energy source and usage to the public. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota partners with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT. Tracking energy source and usage Iota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iota is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and French energy R&D center Engie Lab Crigen for the demonstration. The demonstration aims…

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Contradicting Reports Emphasize The Rise And Fall Cryptojacking

Following reports that the alleged Capital One hacker was using servers to mine crypto, cryptojacking is on the tip of the space’s tongue. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to how prevalent cryptojacking is, with a recently released study from McAfee Labs and information from the cybersecurity firm Bad Packets suggesting malicious miners are both on the rise and experiencing a downward trend.

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Bitcoin Price Stable, Altcoins Send Mixed Signals After Fresh Gains

After seeing growth earlier today, crypto markets are trading sideways, with top-20 coins by market cap sending mixed signals and Bitcoin price stable. Friday, Aug. 30 — after seeing some growth on the day, crypto markets are trading sideways, with top-20 coins by market cap sending mixed signals. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC), which managed to climb over $9,600 earlier today, is now trading at $9,531, up around 0.1% on the day at press time. Bitcoin dropped below the $10,000 threshold earlier this month on Aug. 28 amid a…

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Is Blockchain Payments Integration in Messenger Apps Good for Crypto?

The integration of DLT technology into messenger apps is expected to drive mainstream crypto adoption, but possibly at the expense of centralization. Many cryptocurrency analysts and industry representatives are predicting that the increasing integration of blockchain payments with messenger apps will comprise the catalyst for the next wave of mainstream distributed ledger technology (DLT) adoption. However, critics are warning that the blockchain payments integrated with messenger apps may undermine many of the core values underpinning cryptocurrency.  They predict that the majority of individuals’ economic activities may occur with centralized mediation…

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Bitcoin Facts: Altcoins, Opinions and the Way Towards Progress

Over 10 years has passed since Bitcoin was founded by Satoshi Nakamoto. Cryptocurrencies slowly began to change the economic landscape of the world and showed the people that there is something other than the rigged debt-fueled economy which drags the world down. The crypto market has definitely had its ups and downs but has flourished in the past few years. Incredible heights and lows were reached back in 2018 and many new cryptocurrencies were introduced by startups, organizations and even banks. Worldwide, blockchain technology is having a field day with…

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