Year: 2019

World’s Oldest Watch Manufacturer to Use Blockchain for Tracking Timepieces

Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Vacheron Constantin will start using blockchain technology to track its timepieces, lifestyle magazine Robb Report reported on May 24. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is recognized as the world’s oldest watch manufacturer. The company plans to issue a paper and digital certificate to each […]

Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Halts Services in Iran

LocalBitcoins, a Helsinki-based peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanges, has recently stopped offering its services in Iran, presumably over U.S.-led sanctions that pressured other exchanges into withdrawing their services from the country. According to CoinDesk, various LocalBitcoins users started noticing they were having problems posting new trades and updating previous ones, before the […]

Tether [USDT]’s volume should be seen as a ‘completely irrelevant metric’, says researcher

Tether [USDT] has been a topic that has been voraciously discussed across the board lately, with the Bitfinex-Tether scandal providing the ground for the controversy surrounding the stablecoin. Another controversial topic in the cryptocurrency industry was the issue of fake transaction volumes on many of the popular cryptocurrency exchanges. The […]

Opposition Politicians Demand Details on Luxembourg E-Government Plan for Blockchain, AI

Opposition party members in the Luxembourg parliament are demanding specifics from the prime minister on a proposed e-government plan, according to a report by the Luxembourg Times on May 24. The plan reportedly centers on the implementation of blockchain technology, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) in government administration. The […]