Brazil Records its First Blockchain-Exclusive Birth Certificates

Brazil’s first birth certificates have been registered on the blockchain. Families were able to sidestep the typical procedures with the civil registry office, and complete the registration process in record time. Álvaro de Medeiros Mendonça was one of the first children to take part in the project. Álvaro’s father, Waldyr Mendonça Junior, said the normally days-long registration took about five minutes.  According to the Sept. 1 announcement, parents wereRead more

Miller Lite Launches Blockchain-based Trivia Game

Miller Lite is looking to make beer and blockchain a winning combination, literally. The popular beer brand from brewer MillerCoors has worked in tandem with Vatom Labs to create a blockchain-based trivia game. 

Proof of Capacity Simplified

If you frequent the crypto-space you’ve probably heard mention of Proof of Work or Proof of Stake. These consensus algorithms are used to guarantee that blockchain transactions happen in a trustless way, so that tokens are spent only once.

Court ruling could mean good news for ICOs

Many are left wondering where the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will strike next, after last week’s crackdown on two big-name celebrities. But could another monumental ruling give crypto initial coin offerings (ICO) a better chance against the SEC in the courtroom?

Amazon Launches Service for Building Blockchains

After years of steering clear of the blockchain hype, Amazon is now embracing the technology by introducing two new products.

Wondering what to do with those unwanted gift cards?

Panic is sweeping through corners of the crypto world as Bitcoin continues to plunge below $5,000. But that’s not stopping peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace Paxful from gearing up for its busiest time of year.

What’s the future of Bitcoin Cash?

As the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork draws near, the crypto community is buzzing. The update is scheduled for Nov. 15, and could lead to a code split of Bitcoin Cash. That means there would be two independent BCH blockchains and two different BCH coins.

Bank of America Awarded Blockchain-based Crypto Storage Patent

Bank of America is adding another crypto-related patent to the pile. On Tuesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded BoA the patent allowing them to offer a blockchain-based “hardened storage device” customers could use to store private keys.