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This Crypto Vending Machine Can Tell If You're 21 And Sell You Beer

Blockchain technology startup Civic will demo how its ID verification services can be used to purchase alcohol via vending machines at Consensus 2018. Source link thanks you RSS link ( https://www.coindesk.com/the-worlds-first-crypto-beer-vending-machine-has-arrived/)

Maximalist for Hire: Bitcoin Believer Pierre Rochard Starts Advisory Firm

Don't judge a self-proclaimed bitcoin maximalist by his trollish tweets. At least not Paris-born Pierre Rochard, who many have surely dismissed because of his bombastic Twitter account, which he routinely uses...

BMW Test Drives Blockchain for Car Mileage Tracking

Global auto giant BMW is piloting a blockchain platform to track mileage in leased vehicles through its startup innovation program. DOVU was one of five startups to work with BMW Group...

Not Just Bitcoin: OpenBazaar Is Gearing Up for a Radical Redesign

OpenBazaar is gearing up for an overhaul. Since startup OB1 launched in 2014 to develop a "bitcoin-powered" online market, the founders have focused almost exclusively on the world's largest cryptocurrency. But...

CoinDesk’s Super-Secret Guide to Planning the Hottest ICO Launch Party

*Inspired by true stories At CoinDesk, we believe that you can put a blockchain on, in or next to anything. (It's possible that we may even be blockchains). And certainly there's...

Arrington-Backed Startup Launches Crypto-for-Cash Credit Platform

Cryptocurrency startup Nexo, which is backed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, has launched a cash-based lending platform. Announced Monday, Nexo provides loans or extends a line of credit using its own assets, said...

Two Big Crypto Startups Are Out to Build One Universal Wallet

If the future is to bring an endless variety of cryptocurrencies and tokens, the world will need a wallet that can hold them all. Now, two of the most prominent startups in...

Locked Out of Coinbase: Why Are Wyoming’s Bitcoin Users Still Waiting?

For over two years, Coinbase users in Wyoming have been unable access their cryptocurrency. "I'd venture to guess I lost $100,000 to this bullshit law," one resident complained on Reddit. It was...

Softbank Wants to Cut Carbon Emissions with Green Energy Blockchain

In bid to reduce carbon emissions, a group of Japanese technology and energy firms is launching a pilot project aimed to allow consumers in rural areas to trade renewable energy...

Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: In Crypto Coin Game, ‘Dope’ Names Pay

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "mithril" is a rare, indestructible metal whose beauty never tarnishes; in the real world, however, it's the name of three different blockchain projects,...