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Disaster Girl has sold her viral meme for $500,000

01 May 2021

Disaster Girl has sold her viral meme for $500,000

Although you might not remember Zoƫ Roth by her name, you would have probably seen her in the legendary meme that came to be known as "Disaster Girl".

Million-dollar NFTs could disappear with time if they aren't maintained

28 Mar 2021

Million-dollar NFTs could disappear with time if they aren't maintained

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are all the rage these days with completely virtual entities such as Jack Dorsey's first tweet, the world's first virtual house, famous memes, and digital art being sold for millions of dollars online.

World's first digital (virtual) house has been sold for $500,000

25 Mar 2021

World's first digital (virtual) house has been sold for $500,000

Not long after NFT or Non-Fungible Tokens took the art world by storm with the sale of a JPG file for $69 million, now someone has sold a virtual house for half a million dollars.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Blockchain technology is shaping the future

17 Mar 2021

#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Blockchain technology is shaping the future

The term "blockchain" is thrown around with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin quite often. Blockchain is a type of database, which is essentially an organized collection of information that can be accessed and manipulated simultaneously by multiple users.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning off the first-ever tweet

07 Mar 2021

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning off the first-ever tweet

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has put up his first-ever tweet for sale as a non-fungible token (NFT). The tweet reads "just setting up my twttr" and was posted on March 22, 2006.

Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why

13 May 2020

Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why

Telegram, one of the biggest messaging platforms in the world, has decided to shutter its blockchain and cryptocurrency project - the Telegram Open Network (TON).

Soon, HTC's blockchain phone will let you mine cryptocurrency

30 Apr 2020

Soon, HTC's blockchain phone will let you mine cryptocurrency

HTC's Exodus line of smartphones, aimed at cryptocurrency users, is set to get the ability to mine digital coins.

Supreme Court allows cryptocurrency trading, quashes RBI's ban

04 Mar 2020

Supreme Court allows cryptocurrency trading, quashes RBI's ban

In a major development, the Supreme Court of India has allowed cryptocurrency trading in the country.

Two hacker groups stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency: Details here

29 Jan 2019

Two hacker groups stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency: Details here

If you think cryptocurrency hacks are not that common, think again!

Patent suggests Samsung could be working on a blockchain smartphone

14 Dec 2018

Patent suggests Samsung could be working on a blockchain smartphone

Samsung, one of the world's biggest electronics company, could be working on a blockchain-based smartphone.

Japan tests its first blockchain-based voting system

04 Sep 2018

Japan tests its first blockchain-based voting system

We've all heard enough about the potential of blockchain technology, and now, Japan has deployed a blockchain-based voting system.

Tech Mahindra, Microsoft to use blockchain technology against spam calls

27 Aug 2018

Tech Mahindra, Microsoft to use blockchain technology against spam calls

In a bid to crack down on spam marketing calls and SMSes, Tech Mahindra, on Monday, announced a partnership with Microsoft that will use blockchain technology to fight the spam call menace.

Pornhub wants to pay cryptocurrency to users for watching porn

20 Aug 2018

Pornhub wants to pay cryptocurrency to users for watching porn

The adult entertainment industry has long been an early technology adopter. And now, Pornhub subsidiary Tube8 is looking to reward porn-watching with cryptocurrency.

Sirin Labs' Finney: World's first blockchain smartphone launching this November

13 Jul 2018

Sirin Labs' Finney: World's first blockchain smartphone launching this November

Finney, the world's first blockchain-powered smartphone, will reportedly launch in select markets in November this year.

6 innovative smartphones with extraordinary features you should know about

23 Jun 2018

6 innovative smartphones with extraordinary features you should know about

Smartphone technology is evolving rapidly, and device makers are constantly striving to bring the best smartphones not only with high-end specs but also unique features.

BitTorrent is being sold for $140mn to blockchain start-up Tron

19 Jun 2018

BitTorrent is being sold for $140mn to blockchain start-up Tron

BitTorrent, one of the most recognizable brands in the world, is reportedly being bought by blockchain-based start-up Tron for a whopping $140mn, according to TechCrunch.

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

07 Jun 2018

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

The tech capital of India, Bengaluru, is home to some of India's best companies to work for.

Sirin Labs unveils Finney, the world's first blockchain smartphone

12 May 2018

Sirin Labs unveils Finney, the world's first blockchain smartphone

Switzerland-based Sirin Labs has introduced the world's first blockchain smartphone.

Facebook might launch its own cryptocurrency in the future

12 May 2018

Facebook might launch its own cryptocurrency in the future

According to reports, Facebook is contemplating creating its own cryptocurrency.

Telegram raises $1.7 billion from two pre-ICO sales

02 Apr 2018

Telegram raises $1.7 billion from two pre-ICO sales

Secure messaging app Telegram has raised a total of $1.7 billion from two pre-sales prior to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for creating its own Blockchain platform "Telegram Open Network" (TON) and native cryptocurrency "Gram."

Bitcoin will be world's only currency in 10yrs: Twitter CEO

22 Mar 2018

Bitcoin will be world's only currency in 10yrs: Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said in an interview that bitcoin will become the world's "single currency" within the next 10 years.

#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

At 11am, India Inc tuned in to watch FM Arun Jaitley present the government's last full-fledged Budget before 2019.

#DecodingBudget: Announcements for Digital India made by FinMin Jaitley

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Announcements for Digital India made by FinMin Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the much-awaited Budget for 2018-19. While it's largely focused on agriculture, rural development, and healthcare, Jaitley also made key announcements for Digital India, giving a push to usage and development of technology.

This app lets users enter legal contracts for consensual sex

12 Jan 2018

This app lets users enter legal contracts for consensual sex

Dutch company LegalThings has created a new app called LegalFling that formulates legally binding contracts for consensual sex.

SBI to integrate "Blockchain" for Smart Contracts, KYC next month

20 Nov 2017

SBI to integrate "Blockchain" for Smart Contracts, KYC next month

State Bank of India has announced that it would soon start using "Blockchain Technology" for its products.

Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain enters India via Unocoin tie-up

07 Sep 2017

Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain enters India via Unocoin tie-up

New York-based Bitcoin wallet provider and software developer Blockchain will now enter the Indian market via a strategic partnership with Bengaluru-based crypto-currency exchange Unocoin.

Litecoin can be your first cryptocurrency investment

05 Jun 2017

Litecoin can be your first cryptocurrency investment

While cashless transactions via mediums like Paytm and MobiKwik are quite popular now, the acceptance of digital currencies or cryptocurrencies is also on a rise; some parts of the world will now even accept them instead of cash.