Digital Tech Is Driving Growth in Transportation Management Systems

A recent market report by Grand View Research suggests that blockchain is one of the digital technologies driving market growth in the global transportation management systems (TMS) sector, according to a press release on July 11. According to Grand View Research, a market research company based in San Francisco, the TMS market is expected to reach $198.82 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate of 16.2%. A number of digital technologies are credited as driving forces for current and projected TMS market growth alongside blockchain, including Artificial Intelligence…

Props Announces First SEC-Approved Consumer-Facing Blockchain Token

Delaware-based blockchain organization Props PBC has released a token approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Regulation A+, according to a press release on June 11. According to the company, this is “the first consumer facing crypto token qualified by the SEC” via Reg A+. As previously reported, Reg A+ is an alternative to conducting an IPO that is intended to accommodate startup businesses seeking initial funding. This token has been issued on the Ethereum blockchain. According to the announcement, the Props platform is capable of abstracting a blockchain…

FDD Assesses Risks of Crypto Use by Countries Under US Sanctions

The American Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has assembled an assessment of current and future risks of cryptocurrency use by countries adversarial to the United States in a report published on July 11. In the report, the agency outlines possible future scenarios that would make blockchain technology sanctions resistance a larger threat. Specifically, the FDD analyzed how countries such as Russia, China, Venezuela, and Iran are deploying digital currency technology, and in what way this phenomenon could influence United States sanctions in future. In the report, the FDD warns…

Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon Now Support Workshops for DLT Startups

Major global firms Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon, have begun supporting a new blockchain accelerator program called Startup Studio, according to a press release on July 11. The companies are backing the program along with 20 other firms, including Ethereum Foundation and ETH Global, Stellar Foundation, crypto analytics firm Messari, and Coinbase-backed NEAR Protocol, among the others. The new blockchain accelerator is an initiative of IDEO CoLab Ventures, the venture capital division of United States-based design consultancy firm IDEO. Supported by Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon, as well as major crypto industry…

Brazilian Coffee Farming Cooperative to Issue a Coffee-Backed Token

Brazilian coffee farming cooperative Minasul plans to issue a coffee-backed token, Bloomberg reported on July 11. According to Bloomberg, Minasul’s president Jose Marcos Magalhaes declared at the Global Coffee Forum in Campinas that Minasul intends to launch the token this month. Farmers will reportedly be able to use the coin to buy fertilizer, machinery and other non-farm products — including cars and food — in a digital marketplace. Per the report, farmers will also be able to acquire the token in exchange for current and future coffee beans production: 30%…

Mob Burns Down Purported Crypto Ponzi Schemer’s House in South Africa

An angry mob in Ladysmith, South Africa has reportedly torched the residence of Sphelele Mbatha, known as Sgumza, a manager of alleged crypto Ponzi scheme Bitcoin Wallet. The mob was likely a collection of victims who lost money through Bitcoin Wallet, according to a report by local newspaper Ladysmith Gazette on July 10.  The local police have been investigating an unnamed Ponzi Scheme in Ladysmith, as reported by major South African news site IOL. According to the report, however, Bitcoin Wallet minimally appears to have made get-rich-quick promises to prospective…

Crypto Markets Continue Trading in Red, Oil Reports Losses

Thursday, July 11 — major cryptocurrency markets are trading in the red zone, with just a few coins reporting moderate gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), has continued coming down after yesterday’s sharp drop to trade at around $11,740 as of press time. The coin has lost 4.39% over the past 24 hours. During the day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor between $12,191 and $11,377. As reported earlier today, Bitcoin trading in Zimbabwe has continued to surge after the government…

Bitcoin’s 3-Day Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’

A bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time since the early stages of the 2016-17 bull market. The 50-candle moving average (MA) on bitcoin’s three-day chart is in a solid upward trajectory and looks set to cross above the 200-candle MA in the next few days. That would be the first golden crossover on the three-day chart since early February 2016. CoinDesk reported on a golden cross for bitcoin’s daily chart back in April. Seasoned traders often refer to that long-term bull market signal as…

Stellar Lumens (XLM) Down 50% Since IBM Parted Ways With Jesse Lund

Stellar Lumens (XLM) battered, slides 14.5 percent Even with IBM, bears are relentless Coinciding with Jesse Lund and CTO Yang exit, XLM prices are in a downtrend. Presently, XLM is at a precipice with traders aware that losses below 7 cents could see bears aim for new lows. Meanwhile, the coin is down 14.5 percent from last week’s close. Stellar Lumens Price Analysis Fundamentals Despite seamless communication, finance appears to be lagging. However, the introduction of a new layer, a web built on top of the internet is where future…

Bitcoin Sentiment in Venezuela Negative, BTC Post Double Digit Losses

Bitcoin (BTC) down 10.7 percent Venezuelans lambast Bitcoin Struggling against rampant sellers, Bitcoin is in a downtrend. In the last day, the coin is down 10.7 percent in 24 hours, but with criticism from Venezuela and Latin America, BTC could print lower in days ahead. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Social media activity is a metric that gauges impact of a product through buzz and sentiment. Analysis can reveal some interesting facts about especially in digital assets like Bitcoin where hype plays a part. In other case, it reveals what people…