Goonhilly and Spacebit Partner To Accelerate Commercial Space Exploration Through Blockchain Technology

Goonhilly Earth Station, the UK satellite communications innovator and space gateway, has today announced that it is collaborating with space blockchain technology pioneers, Spacebit, to develop the use of blockchain technology for space-based data applications and mission deployment. Blockchain technology has the potential to introduce new techniques to accelerate space exploration by creating an ecosystem that fosters access to space data. The partnership is seeking to lower the barrier to entry to access to space communication and application networks. The Goonhilly-Spacebit collaboration, with initial agreement signed at the Farnborough International…

Ripple (XRP) Signs Deal with Bittrex for xRapid Transactions

Ripple (XRP) has just announced that it has signed three major partnerships for xRapid, its product geared towards financial institutions. These Ripple xRapid partnerships will allow the XRP token to be exchanged to and from another currency efficiently. Announced today: Bittrex is the U.S. preferred digital asset exchange for xRapid transactions using #XRP. https://t.co/jqtYG3OeX4 — Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) August 16, 2018 Bittrex & Ripple xRapid Partnerships The popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has just become the ‘preferred’ crypto exchange for xRapid transactions that move through the US Dollar. “Bittrex is one…

EOS, Tron (TRX), & VeChain (VET) Get a Boost

Only a handful of coins in the top 100 cryptocurrencies are seeing losses on the market this morning. After a rough start to August, it seems the market has begun correcting itself again. At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just below $6,500 and Ethereum has just passed the $300 threshold. EOS, Tron (TRX), and VeChain (VET) are all altcoin gainers today – let’s take a closer look at their prices and latest project updates. Altcoin Gainers Today: EOS EOS was passed by Stellar earlier this week for the fifth largest…

After Months of Waiting, JD.com Launched its Blockchain Platform and Mobile App

JD.com has been busy today. On Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company rolled out two new products: a JD.com blockchain platform and a JD.com app. The latter is the platform’s first use case. Here’s what we know.  JD.com Blockchain Platform: Officially Live  Today, JD.com posted a press release, which stated that the company had not only created a blockchain platform but a mobile application as well. The company decided to both announce and launch the products Friday; this is likely a marketing move to keep the company in the backs of weekend traders’…

Kin Choses 40 Developers to Build its Ecosystem Apps

The Kik mobile messaging service announced back in May 2017, that it would be launching a new cryptocurrency named Kin as the first step to developing its Kin ecosystem; a decentralized ecosystem of digital services. Jump forward to September 2017 where Kik successfully concluded it’s token sale and raised nearly $100 million from across 117 countries.  Now — today, this decentralized ecosystem is truly underway as the company announced its approval of 40 developers to participate in its first ‘Kin Developer Program’. But what is this and what will these developers do?…