Use Cases & Verticals

40-Strong Blockchain Insurance Group B3i Appoints CEO

| Ian Allison

Insurance industry blockchain group B3i has appointed John Carolin as chief executive officer.

Cuba Libra? Island Nation Slowly Explores Cryptocurrency Options

| Leigh Cuen

Cuba highlights the difference between bitcoin and corporate token projects like Facebook's Libra.

Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering

| Leigh Cuen

They don't exist yet, but you can soon buy Polkadot tokens from CoinFLEX via a new mechanism: the initial futures offering (IFO).

Samsung Teams With Banks, Telcos for Mobile ID Network Based on Blockchain

| Daniel Palmer

Tech giant Samsung Electronics is joining six other major South Korean firms to develop a blockchain-based certificate and ID authentication network.

Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent for Blockchain Credit System

| Daniel Palmer

Shinhan Card has been granted a patent for a blockchain payment system that could reportedly do away with physical credit cards.

ConsenSys HQ

ConsenSys May Finally Fix Its ‘Chaotic’ Employee Equity Situation

| Leigh Cuen

ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin is responding to employee complaints about how shares in the ethereum venture studio are doled out, sources say.

Amazon, Deloitte, Fidelity Partner With IDEO CoLab on Blockchain Accelerator

| Daniel Kuhn

The new blockchain accelerator is aiming to boost 12 promising startups this year.

Fidelity Digital Assets Is Hiring 10 More Blockchain and Trading Experts

| Anna Baydakova

The crypto-focused branch of the major asset manager is looking to grow its team with the addition of 10 new roles across blockchain and trading.

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

| Leigh Cuen

Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

Oil Giant Shell Invests in Startup That Uses Blockchain Tech for Energy Tracking

| Daniel Palmer

A blockchain startup that says it's working to give energy consumers more choice has raised an undisclosed sum from Shell and Sumitomo Group.