Blockchain 

Major Staffing Company Kelly Services Turns to Blockchain With New Partnership

Global staffing company Kelly Services announced a strategic partnership with online blockchain-based hiring platform Moonlighting. As Forbes reported on Aug. 14, Kelly Services will deploy Moonlighting’s blockchain-enabled hiring platform in a bid to streamline internal processes such as secure uploading of job seekers’ profiles and their distribution among various platforms. Moonlighting is based on EOSIO’s public blockchain and reportedly does not involve the use of a cryptocurrency. Moonlighting CEO and founder Jeff Tennery told Forbes that the biggest problem with the gig economy is its fragmentation, wherein people have to…

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Bitcoin 

Leicester City FC Renews Partnership With Crypto Investment Platform

On Aug. 2, English Premier League football club Leicester City FC announced the renewal of its partnership with multi-asset and cryptocurrency investment platform eToro.  EToro’s second season with the Foxes The Foxes’ head of partnerships Harj Hir added: “Our relationship with eToro last season was a really positive one so we’re pleased to renew the partnership and continue our work with such an exciting, innovative industry leader. The global reach of eToro is huge and we hope to further strengthen our relations with them as we embark on our second…

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Blockchain 

Andorra Telecom Inks New Partnership to Run Blockchain Node

Andorra Telecom has entered into partnership with Spanish digital economy-focused non-profit Alastria to integrate blockchain technology into its internal processes, Spanish-language news outlet Diari d’Andorra reported on Aug. 1. Alastria is a consortium of over 800 non-profit organizations that launched Spain’s first national multi-sector blockchain network in a bid to facilitate the development of digital economy through blockchain. “To reinforce technological pillar” Alastria will enable Andorra Telecom to deploy its blockchain network with its own node. Jordi Nadal, director general of Andorra Telecom, said that “the agreement with Alastria allows…

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Bitcoin 

Bittrex Launches Crypto Platform for Middle East Following New Partnership

Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange is partnering with Bahrain-based crypto exchange and custodian provider Rain Management WLL to launch a digital asset trading platform for customers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The new platform will purportedly combine Rain’s staff and expertise in the MENA region with Bittrex’s technology and security infrastructure, according to an announcement on July 31.  The platform will offer all the tokens that are currently available on Bittrex and Bittrex International. It will also offer four Bitcoin (BTC) trading pairs with local fiat currencies: the Bahraini…

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Bitcoin 

New Blockchain Partnership Aims to Pave the Way for Mass Adoption in China

A blockchain platform and a mobile gaming company have unveiled a partnership designed to benefit hundreds of millions of users. High Performance Blockchain (HPB) has announced it is the first public chain to team up with gaming company Shanghai Youwan — paving the way for widespread adoption by the customers of some of China’s biggest brands. According to HPB, this integration means that its coins can be converted into in-game currency that can be used on an array of titles. Players will also have the freedom to make conversions into in-game…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin ATM Firm LibertyX Expands Locations via New Partnership

LibertyX, the firm that launched America’s first Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM), will add 90 new machines to its network. In order to expand the network, Boston-based LibertyX has partnered with independent ATM operator DesertATM, according to a report by global ATM market publication ATMmarketplace on July 18. As a part of the partnership, DesertATM will upload LibertyX on 90 of its Genmega ATMs to enable Bitcoin operations. New Bitcoin ATM locations will include gas stations such as AMPM, ARCO & Chevron, as well as Family Dollar retail stores,…

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Blockchain 

NEO and Ontology Partnership Eyes Global Cross-Chain Blockchain Platform

Chinese blockchain platforms Ontology and NEO are partnering to create an interoperable protocol in a bid to spur development of the next-generation internet. A press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 18 revealed that the two blockchain firms intend to build an open, global cross-chain platform based on an interoperability protocol that would harness both companies’ strengths.  In reorienting the focus of their respective strategies to the task of full-fledged interoperability, NEO will work to develop protocols and components that can support a full spectrum of digital assets and Ontology…

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Ethereum 

Italy, Sweden, and Czechia to Lead European Blockchain Partnership

Italy, Sweden and the Czech Republic will share the next one-year presidency of the European Blockchain Partnership, Cointelegraph Italy reported on July 9. Following a meeting of the European Blockchain Partnership today in Brussels, the three countries took on the one-year presidency, which will last from July 2019 to July 2020. Marco Bellezza, Legal Advisor to Minister Di Maio for communications and digital innovation and Coordinator of the Italian delegation of the EU Blockchain Partnership, said: “The Italian Presidency of the EU Blockchain partnership is a first acknowledgment of the…

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Blockchain 

IOTA to Enter a New Partnership to Track Potentially Fatal Food Allergens With DLT

Non-profit blockchain organization IOTA Foundation has teamed up with digital food safety management firm Primority to track food allergens via blockchain, IOTA tweeted on June 20. The new partnership aims to reduce risks associated with potentially fatal food allergens, targeting 220 million people with food allergy worldwide, as IOTA noted in the tweet. The collaboration includes the development of a prototype of an application that would enable consumers to check food products for allergens, particularly those that go under usual radars for a number of reasons, including cases when products…

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Blockchain 

Ripple to Invest Up to $50M in MoneyGram Following New Partnership

Major money transmission network MoneyGram has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain-based payments firm Ripple, according to a press release on June 17. As part of the two-year agreement, the two firms will become partners in cross-border payments and foreign exchange settlements with digital assets. As part of the agreement, MoneyGram will be able to draw up to $50 million dollars from Ripple in exchange for equity. MoneyGram will purportedly use Ripple’s xRapid liquidity product, which allows money to be sent in one currency and instantly settled in the…

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