Hitachi and Concordium Foundation Team Up to Develop Biometric Crypto Wallet

The new project could eventually allow users to restore their accounts using a simple fingerprint or facial scan, the developers said. Hitachi Research & Development is partnering with blockchain developer Concordium Foundation to create a “proof of technology” for a biometric crypto wallet, according to a Dec. 12 announcement. The new wallet will allow users…

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Circle invests in Sei Blockchain Layer-One to expand use cases for USDC

Stablecoin issuer Circle is investing in a new Layer 1 blockchain to expand use cases for USDC, its dollar-pegged digital asset. In a new company blog post, the Sei Network (SEI), which claims to be the world’s fastest blockchain, claims that Circle’s venture capital arm is investing in it to expand the utility of USDC….

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Blockchain funding in Germany rises 3% amid market slowdown

Germany’s blockchain sector recorded a total of $355 million in venture capital funding across 34 deals, representing a 3% increase compared to the previous year. Germany hit an all-time high in global venture capital funding participation in 2023, despite a decline in overall blockchain market performance worldwide, according to a report published by Crypto Valley…

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Ripple will help the Central Bank of Colombia explore CBDC use cases

Blockchain payment company Ripple Labs Inc has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Central Bank of the Republic of Colombia and together they intend to explore use cases of blockchain technology with Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). In particular, the association involves the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) and a company specializing…

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Blockchain 30th Anniversary Celebrated by Blockchain’s First Inventors

Drs. Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta, the co-inventors of the first blockchain, collaborate with a team of industry-leading partners to celebrate the beginning of blockchain technology, its past, present and future. It’s a tribute to the trip and the community. Blockchain 30th Anniversary Celebration As a result, according to today’s announcement, the blockchain’s 30th…