Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group

Road to Innovation? Truck Giant Penske Joins Blockchain Group Global transport company Penske Logistics has become the latest company to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). The organization aims to spur blockchain development in the transport industry by creating applications for supply chain and logistics processes, asset tracking, and transaction ledgers, according to a…

Japan’s ‘Virtual Currency Girls’ Idol Group Performs First Crypto Educational Concert

Japan’s ‘Virtual Currency Girls’ Idol Group Performs First Crypto Educational Concert   Japan’s new female idol group “Virtual Currency Girls” performed their first live concert on Friday in Tokyo. Their songs incorporate reminders, advice, and warnings related to cryptocurrency trading. The girls receive their salaries in bitcoin and the show’s tickets and merchandise are also…

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin For Fried Chicken

KFC Canada Is Accepting Bitcoin For Fried Chicken Fried chicken chain KFC Canada is accepting bitcoin – for a limited time and for a cryptocurrency-themed bucket of chicken, that is. The limited-time marketing move sees the Canada-based chain advertising “The Bitcoin Bucket” complete with a Facebook-based live-tracker of the standing price for the product, which works out to…

Ripple Announces Partnership With MoneyGram To Speed Fiat Settlements

Ripple Announces Partnership With MoneyGram To Speed Fiat Settlements Blockchain-based payments gateway Ripple announced a new partnership with payment service MoneyGram today, Jan. 11. In a blog post today, Ripple confirmed that MoneyGram would integrate Ripple’s XRP altcoin into its payment system. The integration, according to Ripple, “allows MoneyGram to solve the age-old liquidity issue most financial institutions face.” Ripple CEO…

New Voice for Crypto: Japanese Pop Group ‘Virtual Currency Girls’

New Voice for Crypto: Japanese Pop Group ‘Virtual Currency Girls’ A new wave of cryptocurrency popularity in Japan has spawned many things – the latest being a pop group known as the ‘Virtual Currency Girls.’ Due to its relaxed attitude towards cryptocurrencies, Japan’s government has created a thriving atmosphere for cryptocurrencies in the country. Eastern…

Thailand’s Regulators Allow Bitcoin Futures Trading

Thailand’s Regulators Allow Bitcoin Futures Trading Investors in Thailand can now trade bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The country’s financial authorities say that these instruments should be offered in Thailand and one company is already offering them to their customers. Bitcoin Futures Trading Available Now Phillip…

30% of Millenials Prefer to Invest in Bitcoin, Key to Multi-Trillion Dollar Market Cap

30% of Millenials Prefer to Invest in Bitcoin, Key to Multi-Trillion Dollar Market Cap Blockchain Capital, a cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund and venture capital firm, has revealed in survey that 30 percent of millennials would rather invest in bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market than government bonds or stocks. Millennials Prefer Bitcoin Over Stocks In an interview…

Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency

Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency Following in the footsteps of Russia and Dubai, Israel is considering offering a national cryptocurrency – a digital shekel – which would correspond in value to physical shekels. According to the sources close to the Finance Ministry, Israel’s black market is approximately 22 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. A digital currency, registered with the government of Israel,…