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Canadian E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association

E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook's stablecoin project Libra.Shopify, a major Canada-based digital commerce platform hosting more than one million merchants, will be collaborating on the establishment of a global payment network within the Libra Association, the firm officially announced

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Italian Soccer Giant Juventus Inks Deal for Ethereum-Based Player Collectibles

Top Italian soccer team Juventus is launching digital collectibles of its star players on blockchain-enabled fantasy football platform Sorare.The freshly inked licensing deal, announced on Wednesday, will see Juventus offer digitally rare collectible "cards" of world-famous players such as Cristiano Ronaldo on Sorare.Sorare, which is based in Paris, France, provides

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Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra and Local Gov’t Launch Blockchain Accelerator

Tech Mahindra, the IT subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, is launching a blockchain accelerator together with the government of the southern state of Telangana. The parties hope the accelerator will become a “torch-bearer” for future accelerators nationwide, the Economic Times reported on Feb. 19.The new “T-Block Accelerator” is aimed

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Crypto Mining Giant Canaan Partners With Blockchain Firm Northern Data

Two major players in the global blockchain industry have signed a strategic partnership to pool together their technological and operational achievements.According to a Feb. 19 press release, Canaan Creative, the world’s second-largest Bitcoin (BTC) mining hardware manufacturer, and blockchain infrastructure firm Northern Data AG were joining forces to work

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Cloud Giant Microsoft Azure Embraces Commercial Blockchain

Lition, a commercial blockchain, announced on Feb. 18 that Microsoft has officially brought Lition blockchain solution to its Azure cloud marketplace.  This makes Lition one of the few public/private blockchains currently supported by a major cloud provider like Microsoft. Microsoft also became the first to bring blockchain to the cloud

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Payments Giant Visa Acquires Fintech Firm Plaid for $5.3 Billion

Payments behemoth Visa acquired financial technology firm Plaid for $5.3 billion, according to a press release published on Jan. 13.Per the release, Plaid has developed a network that allows users to easily connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives.The firm’s products reportedly

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Spain’s Telecom Giant Telefonica to Host 8,000 Firms on its Blockchain Network

Telefonica, one of Spain’s biggest and largest telecommunications companies (and the world’s), announced last week that it is throwing an open-house party for as many as eight thousand crypto and blockchain firms in its new blockchain garden.To cater to such a gigantic crowd, the telecom giant joined forces with the

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