Peter Gabriel, Former Genesis Frontman, Invests in Blockchain Startup for Food Transport

British pop star Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance, according to a press release July 18. The amount of his investment has not been disclosed. Gabriel jonis a group of investors led by Working Group Capital Fund, Digital Currency Group, Merian Ventures, and Plug and Play. With the new investment, U.K.-based Provenance hopes to expand their products. Provenance’s goal is to create better transparency in food transportation by applying blockchain technology. The company will use the funding from the former Genesis frontman to implement its blockchain-based application with…

EOS Developer Block.One Secures Investments from PayPal’s Peter Thiel, Bitmain’s Jihan Wu

EOS developer Block.one has secured investments from billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and crypto mining hardware billionaire Jihan Wu of Bitmain, according to an official announcement today, July 16. Block.one is the creator of the EOSIO software, a blockchain protocol that aims to support decentralized apps (dApps) on an industrial scale. The protocol’s native cryptocurrency EOS is currently ranked fifth in the world with a market capitalization of $7.1 bln.   Other notable co-investors of Block.one’s latest funding round –– of which the exact total is yet to be revealed ––…