Turkish Construction Conglomerate Isiklar Group to Create Blockchain-Based Loyalty Platform, Token Sale Goes Live Soon

The adoption of blockchain technology and decentralized applications by mainstream industry segments doesn’t need any more introductions, as there are many glowing examples of Fortune 500 companies as well as startups in their respective spaces implementing such solutions to further optimize their processes. As the use cases for cryptocurrency technologies continue to grow, a more than 50-year-old Turkish company has now ventured into the space by creating a universal customer loyalty program over blockchain to benefit its long list of long term partners as well as newcomers interested in doing…

Student Wins Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship to Build Media-Focused Platform

Bitcoin SV (BSV)-promoting Bitcoin Association has awarded a PhD student at Cambridge University with its Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship, designed to support the development of blockchain applications. Per a Jan. 9 press release, Robin Kohze, a second-year human genomics PhD student at Cambridge University, became the first to receive the scholarship following a series of blockchain competitions within the Bitcoin SV Hackathon last fall. With his project dubbed, Hive, Kohze took second place. The scholarship is set to allow further development of Hive into a fully operational platform. Challenging the media…

US SEC Seeks $16 Million Penalty from Token Sales Platform Operator

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking a default judgement against token sale platform ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov. Documents filed with the Central District Court of California on Jan. 9 order the defendants to pay over $16 million in disgorgement to the agency within 14 days of the judgement’s entry.  In a complaint filed on Sept. 18, 2019, the SEC had sued ICOBox and Evdokimov for operating an unregistered securities offering of roughly $14.6 million worth of digital assets in 2017, and operating as an unregistered…

Oman’s Largest Port Joins IBM’s Blockchain Shipping Platform TradeLens

On Jan. 8 the Times of Oman reported that the Port of Salalah joined TradeLens, the blockchain-based supply chain platform launched in 2018 by shipping giant Maersk and IBM.  An IBM spokesperson told Cointelegraph the addition of the Port of Salalah puts TradeLens at more than 90 ports and terminals, with over 150 participants in total on the platform.  According to the Times, The Port of Salalah is Oman’s largest port, handling a record number of 4 million shipping containers per year. The port reportedly joins TradeLens as part of…

Crypto Gaming Platform Litemint Completes the Acquisition of Stellarport

In an official statement released on January 1st, the gaming platform Litemint, and Stellarport, which is part of Stellar ecosystem, announced that the two companies have entered an agreement in which Litemint will be acquiring Stellarport. The press release states that Stellarport provides a compact multi-assets crypto wallet, and conducts and anchors the services and operations for Stellar Decentralized Exchange. Litemint will soon become a key player in the blockchain-based markets, merging $68.5 billion mobile gaming industry with blockchain technology. Litement will work towards providing gamers with a platform where…

Turkey’s University Center to Develop Blockchain Projects on Cornell Prof’s Ava Platform

In advance of its mainnet launch, Ava Labs has partnered with BlockchainIST Center in Turkey to create blockchain-based products for daily use. BlockchainIST, Turkey’s first university blockchain center, partnered with Cornell University’s Emin Gün Sirer‘s Ava Labs to develop DeFi products on the Ava Platform. The press event took place on Jan. 6 at Bahcesehir University in İstanbul, Turkey. BlockchainIST Founder and Director Bora Erdamar told Cointelegraph that Bahçeşehir University postgraduates and Istanbul Blockchain School students needed a solid consensus architecture  to develop DeFi and other blockchain-based products, and Ava…

Turkey’s University Center to Develop Blockchain Projects on Cornell Prof’s Ava Platform

In advance of its mainnet launch, Ava Labs has partnered with BlockchainIST Center in Turkey to create blockchain-based products for daily use. BlockchainIST, Turkey’s first university blockchain center, partnered with Cornell University’s Emin Gün Sirer‘s Ava Labs to develop DeFi products on the Ava Platform. The press event took place on Jan. 6 at Bahcesehir University in İstanbul, Turkey. BlockchainIST Founder and Director Bora Erdamar told Cointelegraph that Bahçeşehir University postgraduates and Istanbul Blockchain School students needed a solid consensus architecture  to develop DeFi and other blockchain-based products, and Ava…

KuCoin’s PoS Mining Platform Pool-X Launches BETA Version with Staking Service

Pool-X, the next generation POS mining platform supporting lockup crypto transactions backed by KuCoin, today announced the launch of its BETA version and the opening of the Staking function. The first four staking products include KCS-30, TRX-30, XTZ-30, and ATOM-Flexible. In addition to receiving Staking rewards, participating users can also get a share of 250,000 POL every day. According to the Staking rules announced by Pool-X, the activity is valid from January 8 to January 12. Unlike other Staking providers, Pool-X pioneered the double-income model of staking. During the staking…

Oman’s Largest Port Joins Blockchain Shipping Platform TradeLens

The largest port in the Middle Eastern nation of Oman has signed up to TradeLens – a blockchain supply chain platform founded by IBM and Maersk. The Port of Salalah recently became a member of the shipping data project as part of its digital transformation efforts, according to a report in the Times of Oman on Wednesday. The platform enables companies along the shipping supply chain to share data on cargoes in real time over its permissioned blockchain, ultimately aiming to bring improved transparency and efficiency to international trade. According…

Oman’s Largest Port Joins Blockchain Shipping Platform TradeLens

The largest port in the Middle Eastern nation of Oman has signed up to TradeLens – a blockchain supply chain platform founded by IBM and Maersk. The Port of Salalah recently became a member of the shipping data project as part of its digital transformation efforts, according to a report in the Times of Oman on Wednesday. The platform enables companies along the shipping supply chain to share data on cargoes in real time over its permissioned blockchain, ultimately aiming to bring improved transparency and efficiency to international trade. According…