There’s been a flurry of alerts over the past couple of weeks about Irish media coverage of new and existing bitcoin and blockchain projects, so this article summarises some of the recent news you might have missed.
Belfast based Arcnet had a write up in The Irish Times which talked about their application of blockchain technologies towards fighting fraud in the food supply chain. Given that Ireland exports a huge amount, and dairy products such as milk formula are in high demand from places like China which have been hit by food scandals, it’s an interesting application of blockchain technologies from the North.
Meanwhile, Irish Global Investment Manager wrote an article at the height of the bitcoin’s brush with €2,800 in The Times (available behind free registration/leaky paywall) which discusses a number of topics including America leaving the Gold Standard. There was also a seperate article on bitcoin and blockchain in the Irish Independent by Adrian Weckler at the start of the month, with some comments from Reuben of tbe Blockchain Association of Ireland.
In more Belfast news, Ratuken Blockchain Lab was covered by The Belfast Telegraph at Belfast’s recent Digital DNA event. The Japanese company which set up base in the North a little while ago is investigating a range of different applications for the blockchain.
Also in the news, this time via CryptoNinjas , TradeIX, a London & Dublin based financial services company has announced the launch of their blockchain based TIX Platform, which uses a distributed ledger to attempt to solve some of the issues in the finance industry.
While not picked up by many media, the new Irish bitcoin exchange Bitsane announced via paid press release to a couple of sites including NewsBTC that they have added ripple trading to their trading pairs.
Irish Magazine BusinessWorld published an article on bitcoin and casino’s, although it doesn’t specify who wrote it.
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