Adoption and Usefulness of Blockchain Integration Services

Over the years, Bitcoin has undergone a rock-star like persona; the poster child of the digital currency revolution. Cryptocurrencies have been raucous, due to the massive 4,500% surge in market capitalization between early 2017 and January 2018. This additionally catapulted the crypto sphere into a $138.6 billion market. The industry’s big brothers have been quite…

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Yellen says economic uncertainty has prompted some retailers to put plans on hold

Retailers are increasingly cautious heading into 2019, with fears of cooling global growth and a market sell-off top of mind, Janet Yellen says at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show event in New York. She says there could be “disruption” in retail if the partial government shutdown continues and doesn’t end “quickly.” Retailers are increasingly…

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Overstock CEO Reveals Estimated Date for Selling Retail Business to Focus on Blockchain

Patrick Byrne, founder and CEO of U.S. retail giant Overstock, is planning to sell the retail arm of his company to focus on blockchain by early next year, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports Nov. 23. Byrne, known in the blockchain industry for his commitment to the technology, did not disclose the details of the…

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Retail Company Carrefour Reveals Its Blockchain Food Tracking Platform

According to a press release on November 20, Carrefour Company deploys a food tracking system using blockchain. This company is currently operating in more than 30 countries. IBM is the initial influencer behind food tracking solution. The new blockchain food tracking platform track free-range chickens- “Calidad y Origen” (Quality & Origin). The main origin to…

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Blame Toys R Us closure for jobs report miss

The economy added 157,000 jobs, shy of the 190,000 expected by economists, and one retailer may have been responsible for much of the miss. The category for toy and hobby stores fell by 32,000 workers, and economists say the closing of Toy ‘R Us toy store chain could have been behind the miss. Overall, retail…

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Japan: Tech Giants Hitachi, KDDI Trial Blockchain Biometrics Verification System for Retail

Tokyo-headquartered tech conglomerate Hitachi and telecoms giant KDDI are trialing a retail coupon settlement system that combines blockchain with biometrics, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, July 26. This week, staff from the two firms are participating in an experimental demonstration at a KDDI store in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, as well as a local donut shop. The…

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SolarisBank Extends its Retail Banking Services to Cryptocurrency Firms

The new service will be known as Blockchain Factory. It is a way for cryptocurrency and blockchain firms to create personalized retail banking experiences. As such, companies can have access to a more tailored financial experience, rather than features they may not need or which are not suitable for their businesses. Moreover, this approach will…

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Spotware Integrates cTrader with FXCubic Liquidity Engine

Trading software developer Spotware Systems has announced today that it has begun a strategic partnership with FXCubic and it has integrated its platform cTrader with the FXCubic Liquidity Engine. Spotware’s cTrader is a trading platform solution that Forex and CFD brokers can offer to their retail investors. The FXCubic Liquidity Engine enables brokers to offer…

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UTRUST Expands Into Physical Retail After Partnering with Pundi X

Cryptocurrency, for all of the interest it has garnered recently, is only just now starting to make inroads as a real payment method for real life goods and services. In other words, it is seemingly becoming more and more like an actual currency — something you might expect from tech that literally has the word…

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Sberbank and Alfa-Bank testing cryptocurrency-based investment options for retail investors

Two of Russia’s largest banks are testing cryptocurrency-based investment options for retail investors, local news media out Kommersant reported June 15. As part of the Russian central bank’s ‘regulatory sandbox,’ Sberbank and Alfa-Bank opted to begin experimenting with products based on so-called “digital financial assets” at a meeting last Wednesday, according to the publication. Those assets will in fact take the form of…

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Walmart Files Patent Application For Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

The big box retailer has been making forays into blockchain technology to improve its supply chain. This latest patent may be a bid to compete with Amazon to get goods straight to customers. Multinational retail behemoth Walmart filed an application for a patent in October 2017 that was published May 10, 2018, which hints at…

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OriginTrail Launches Presale in ICO for Supply Chain Traceability – Blockchain News

OriginTrail, a supply chain traceability solutions provider based in Italy, announced it will conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) to further development of their blockchain protocol purpose-built for enhanced data exchange between organizations along the supply chain. The protocol stores data in a decentralized, off chain network identified by hashes on the blockchain that can…

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