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US AND CHINA USE BLOCKCHAIN TO TRADE SOYBEANS

PATRICK SMITH      A shipment of soybeans traveling from the US to China has become the first fully-fledged agricultural trade to utilize blockchain. BLOCKCHAIN CONTINUES ITS NEWFOUND INFLUENCE According to a report in The Business Times, the parties involved in the trade included…

THE LIFE OF LITECOIN WITHOUT LEE

JAMES LEVENSON Crypto traders can be a fickle bunch as  last month’s hero can quickly become this month’s zero. Altcoins can go out of favor just as fast as they came into it and can rapidly slide down the market…

TETHER NOW SUPPORTED ON THE ETHEREUM NETWORK

MATTHEW HRONES   Tether has switched from the previously used Omni protocol to the Ethereum network, citing lower fees and faster confirmations for the switch. “TETHERED” TO THE DOLLAR Tethers are a very controversial product in the cryptocurrency space and…

BITCOIN IS PERVASIVE IN MEDICAL TOURISM

JULIO GIL-PULGAR Bitcoin is increasingly being used for payments in various sectors of the tourism industry. Now, as medical tourism is booming, the cryptocurrency is also becoming popular in this multi-billion dollar sector. BITCOIN AND THE MEDICAL TOURISM BOOM For…

ETHEREUM FLOWS INTO FOUR FIGURES

JAMES LEVENSON       The start of 2018 has been a bumper one for cryptocurrency with the total market capacity jumping $150 billion in just five days. Bitcoin has remained relatively flat, so it has been the job of…