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BitTorrent Bought By Blockchain Company Tron

BitTorrent Bought By Blockchain Company Tron

A blockchain startup named Tron has bought file sharing company BitTorrent for a reported sum of $126 million (about £96 million, AU$170 million). According to a statement BitTorrent’s will continue to operate from Tron’s offices in San Francisco, “pursuing its vision for the world’s largest decentralized ecosystem.” The acquisition will … Read the rest

South Korea’s Largest Telecom Operator KT Corporation, Introduces Its Blockchain Network

South Korea's Largest Telecom Operator KT Corporation, Introduces Its Blockchain Network

State-owned KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telephone company, has announced the launch of its blockchain-powered commercial network. The firm has built a blockchain layer on top of its existing nationwide network in order to make it “more secure and transparent.” With its new network, KT plans to allow its individual … Read the rest

Singapore Airlines Partners With Microsoft To Develop A Blockchain Based – Loyalty Wallet

Singapore Airlines Partners With Microsoft To Develop A Blockchain Based - Loyalty Wallet

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched its own airline loyalty digital wallet that uses blockchain technology. The software has been co-developed by Microsoft and KPMG Digital Village, according to the press release. The new wallet; dubbed ‘KrisPay’ after SIA’s ‘KrisFlyer’ loyalty programme, converts frequent flyer miles into digitized ‘KrisPay … Read the rest