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Blockchain in Biometrics Could be Used in Travel Security, US Customs Rep Says

Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology’s killer app in the travel security sector, according to a representative from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. The news was reported by travel industry media outlet Skift on March 21.Sikina Hasham, program manager at the CBP,

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Australian Federal Court Imposes Travel Ban, Fund Freeze on Bitconnect Promoter

The Federal Court of Australia has imposed a travel ban and frozen the funds of John Bigatton, a promoter of reported $2.6 billion Ponzi scheme Bitconnect, daily newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Jan. 5.Bigatton is reportedly listed as a director and shareholder of BitConnect International Plc and the

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Blockchain Travel Service to Offer Hotels 20 Percent Cheaper Than on Booking.com or AirBnb

The Europe-based company LockTrip wants to put the accommodation industry on the blockchain by creating “the first functional blockchain-based travel service.” The team says it already offers 100,000 hotels and more than 1,500 vacation rentals all over the world, with an average discount of almost 20 percent when compared to

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Blockchain Technology and the Quest to Transform the Travel Industry

The year 2018 hasn’t particularly been the best year for cryptocurrencies, as the bear market had eroded value in almost every digital asset out there. However, while cryptocurrencies aren’t having the best of times, blockchain technology has managed to stay relevant, with organizations and governments coming out with ways through which

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Acting AG Backed Alleged ‘Invention-Promotion Scam’ Touting ‘Time Travel’ Crypto

Acting U.S. attorney general (AG) Matthew G. Whitaker has come under fire for his association with an allegedly fraudulent patent company that involved cryptocurrency, U.S. news journal MotherJones reported Nov. 14.Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, was appointed by the U.S. president to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions Nov. 7.Among other

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Air Canada Plans To Use Blockchain For Travel Management

Credit: Air CanadaAir Canada (ACDVF) has partnered with Swiss start-up Winding Tree on a blockchain-based, decentralized open-source travel distribution platform. Winding Tree is developing this platform for travel distribution to provide greater access to inventory directly from suppliers. Canada’s Largest Domestic Airline Bullish on Blockchain Air Canada plans to integrate Winding Tree’s

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Air Canada to Integrate Blockchain-Based Travel Distribution Platform

Canada’s largest airline Air Canada has announced its participation on a blockchain-based travel distribution platform developed by Swiss blockchain startup Winding Tree, according to a press release published Oct. 24.Air Canada was established in 1937 and provides scheduled and charter passengers and cargo air transportation. In 2017, Air Canada carried

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Binance Invests $2.5 Million in Blockchain-based Travel Startup

Binance had to move its headquarters from China to Japan in the wake of the PBoC’s crackdown against local cryptocurrency firms. But that didn’t discourage it from becoming the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange.The company is now making waves in Australia as it invests USD$2.5 million into a local blockchain startup.A report

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