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American grocery store chain Kroger is accepting cryptocurrency payments ahead of the holiday season. According to an official announcement on Nov. 5, the major retailer will accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH) at all of its stores — Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Fred Meyer, QFC and others — as well as for online purchases. ​​Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s
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Public blockchain platform Nervos has announced the mainnet beta launch of Godwoken. The layer-two blockchain protocol integrates Ethereum Virtual Machine capabilities and optimistic rollup mechanics to provide instant transaction finality and low fees within an Ethereum-like environment.  Built upon the existing Nervos layer-one network, the multi-chain solution seeks to capitalize on Ethereum’s well-documented drawbacks — most
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Joseph O’Connor, known in some corners of the internet as PlugWalkJoe, was indicted on an array of charges relating to a May 2019 cryptocurrency exchange hack. During the attack, he is alleged to have absconded with digital assets valued at approximately $784,000. In the criminal scheme, authorities believe O’Connor utilized SIM swap attacks (an artifice
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As reported by Reuters Thursday morning, Tierra Viva (“Alive Earth”), a Colombian exporter of long-horned beetles based in Tunja, has been developing its own cryptocurrency to avoid high commission costs on international sales. According to the outlet, the Hercules, Neptunus, and elephant beetle species exported by Tierra Viva have a retail price of $300 a
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This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   It was a quiet week in the mainland as much of the Chinese crypto community was either lying low, off in Lisbon, or
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According to Iran’s main blockchain organization, authorities have been remiss in their enforcement of cryptocurrency laws. The association is concerned about the government’s inactivity, offering its help to regulators that it feels are inadequately prepared to handle such a challenging task.  Abbas Ashtiani, head of the Iran Blockchain Association (IBA), said that Iranian regulators such
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Bitcoin (BTC) fell to 24-hour lows before Wall Street’s open on Nov. 3 as a previous bull run halted at $64,000.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price inches back toward $62,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed the return of uninspiring sideways price action after Tuesday’s volatility. As Cointelegraph reported, BTC/USD
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Cryptocurrency charity platform The Giving Block has announced the launch of 15 new ‘Cause Funds’ to better direct donations to charities with similar goals and missions. The Giving Block was established to facilitate cryptocurrency donations to over 700 nonprofits around the world including Save the Children, Malala Fund and World Vision. The new Cause Funds
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