Shipping: IBM, Maersk Are Creating a New Blockchain Company

IBM and Danish shipping giant Maersk are teaming up to form a new company whose aim is to commercialize blockchain technology—the nifty, shared accounting ledgers first made famous by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The as-yet unnamed, New York-based venture is set to be owned 51% by Maersk and 49% by IBM (ibm), the companies said. The […]

You Can Now Hold Ether In Blockchain, One Of The World’s Most Popular Cryptocurrency Wallets

With the price of Ethereum’s token, ether, up almost 4,000% for the year, Blockchain.info, one of the oldest and most popular user-controlled bitcoin wallets, Thursday adds it as a second currency to the service. The move gives the 16 million Blockchain wallets access to the second-highest market cap coin, which is used to power smart contracts […]

How Blockchain Could Give Us a Smarter Energy Grid

On an electricity grid, electrons generated from the sun, wind, or other renewable sources are indistinguishable from those generated by fossil fuels. To keep track of how much clean energy is produced, governments around the world have created systems based on tradable certificates. Problem is, the way we manage these certificates “sucks,” and it’s holding […]

Ice tea company rebrands as “Long Blockchain” and stock price triples

Enlarge/ This row of ice tea bottles kind of looks like a blockchain. Long Island Ice Tea Corp. The Long Island Ice Tea Corporation is exactly what it sounds like: a company that sells people bottled iced tea and lemonade. But today the company announced a significant change of strategy that would start with changing […]

Bitcoin could become illegal almost everywhere, after shocking discovery in the blockchain

The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency. An analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain – the publicly accessible ledger of transactions upon which the system is built – has revealed this vast trove of data is irrevocably tainted with unremovable […]