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According to a newly issued report by the International Data Corporation, overall spending on the IoT-related products is expected to nearly double by the year 2019 to comprise almost $1.3 trillion, as compared to current $700 billion. Leading the trend is the Asia-Pacific region, which hosts more than forty percent.
Ukraine’s biggest private bank PrivatBank launched a service for cryptocurrency payments. The first company to integrate this new service is online store Allo.
AIRA developers announced their projects for drone controlling with smart contracts in Ethereum network. The system allows a human to hire a drone for a job. The robot would act as an autonomous agent executing the contract on its own accord, and would receive payments for the rendered services.
A few days ago we have noticed some issues in service functioning as it became impossible to send tips via site button. Shortly after that, when we tried to log in into our ChangeTip account, we got the message that our account has been suspended. Then we contacted ChangeTip’s helpdesk.
According to Natalia Lapko, the head of payment systems department of the National Bank of Ukraine, the regulator concedes the possibility of integrating Bitcoin in Ukraine’s financial system. She told the bank is not going to “be in arrears of the global innovations” and has its eye on development of.
KUNA Agency submitted a notification as to forthcoming launch of Ukraine’s first bitcoin exchange to the National Bank of Ukraine and to the head of the committee on securities and stock market of Ukrain, Timur Khromariov.
SWIFT, the international communications platform for international banking, announced a possible “roadmap” that might include the blockchain technology. As for now, they speak of improving the correspondent banking area. According to the statement, the organization expects the amendments to become effective as of early 2016.