We keep hearing about alternative uses for blockchain tech beyond that of a currency replacement. But real-world implementations that prove such horizontal applicability are few and far between. Looking to plug a loophole in the short-selling of stocks, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has launched t0.
Launched in August last year, RateSV is a financial platform on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain utilizing big data. Its goal is to provide a convenient and efficient channel for moving data to blockchains, with plans to expand to data sources outside of financials in the future.
Mastercard, a company that once warned that the risks of digital currency outweigh the benefits, has released two new blockchain APIs to promote collaboration and innovation in the digital exchange of value. Through its Mastercard Labs arm, Mastercard has indicated the API release is just the start.