The report: Bitcoin and all the major cryptocurrencies were in the morning; South Korea plans to build a secure voting system based on blockchain; BitTorrent starts accepting cryptocurrency for premium services; Sumitomo Corporation of Americas uses the blockchain to enhance its logistics activities; Swytch launches a clean energy platform based on artificial intelligence and ready for use on blockchain; and the Canadian jewelery luxury brand Birks works with BitPay to accept Bitcoin in retail stores.
Here's what's going on in the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday.
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BitTorrent, which manages the most popular P2P protocol and communication products in the world, namely BitTorrent and μTorrent, has begun to accept cryptocurrency for premium services. In a press release, the company said that customers can now pay for Pro and Ads Free products in TRX, BNB and BTC. BitTorrent has collaborated with CoinPayments.net, a provider of integrated payment gateway for cryptocurrencies, to offer the encrypted payment option.
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, the largest branch of Sumitomo Corp., plans to use the blockchain to enhance its logistics activities. In a press statement, the company stated that it had joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, which is dedicated to determining best practices and standards for blockchain in the transport and logistics sectors. Using blockchain technology, Sumitomo hopes to identify new growth opportunities and the potential to evolve into new business models, according to a press release.
Swytch has launched a clean energy platform based on artificial intelligence and based on blockchain intelligence. The platform provides businesses with real-time visibility into their green energy production data to ensure anonymity and security, and uses artificial intelligence-based predictive technology to create sustainable policies, "he said. the company in a note. The launch follows an operating beta test with Energy2market GmbH, an energy trading company in Europe. The large-scale pilot includes around 3.5 GW of solar, wind, hydro and biogas in Germany, which is sufficient to power over 500,000 homes.
Luxury brand of high jewelery of Canada Birks Group announced that it now accepts Bitcoin in specialty stores across Canada. The group collaborated with BitPay to allow its customers to pay in Bitcoin at points of sale of brands such as Rolex, Bulgari, Cartier and Breitling. "It is of great importance for the Birks Group to launch BitPay," said Jean-Christophe Bédos, CEO of Birks Group, in a press release. "As a growing international brand, we believe BitPay will benefit our customers as we seek to align with these innovative capabilities that are at the forefront of technology."
South Korea he will use the blockchain to build a secure voting system. According to a report by ZDNET, officials plan to start testing the voting system based on blockchain next month. The system, which will be developed by the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the National Electoral Commission, will allow voters to cast votes using personal and portable computers, according to the report.
Cryptocurrency prices today (at 8:35 AM EST)
Bitcoin (BTC) has increased by 11.22% in the last 24 hours, trading at $ 4,183.47.
Ethereum (ETH) is trading at $ 117.15 in the morning, up 10.13% over a 24-hour period.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is trading at $ 223, up 8.6% in the last 24 hours.
Ripple (XRP) is trading at $ 0.3851, up 9.56% over a 24-hour period.
Litecoin (LTC) is trading at $ 33.57, up 12.65% over a 24-hour period.
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