‘Docklands DAO’ plan to help Melbourne precincts recover from the pandemic

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) Blockchain Innovation Hub has released a report proposing the implementation of pilot Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), to assist specific precincts in Melbourne’s CBD in recovering from the impacts of the pandemic. The report, which is part of a five-piece series of reports funded by the Victorian Government in […]

The Internet of Beer: Robotics startup taps Bitcoin to deliver automated beverage

Pubinno, a San Francisco-based technology firm that creates the “Internet of Beer” with artificial intelligence, robotics and cloud computing platforms, has now integrated Bitcoin (BTC) payment infrastructure into its system. Pubinno accepted BTC payments using the Lightning network at the #LightningHackdaysIST held from Feb. 25 to 27. By using their Lightning Network-supporting wallets, participants could […]

City-building startup Praxis secures $15M in Series A Funding

Peter Thiel-backed city-building startup Praxis has raised $15 million in Series A funding from a variety of crypto venture firms led by Paradigm Capital, Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research, and Three Arrows Capital. Dryden Brown of New York University, and Charlie Callinan of Boston College, co-founded Praxis, formerly Bluebook Cities in 2019, describing their goal as: […]

Successful smart cities will be impossible without decentralized techs

Smart cities are steadily garnering attention worldwide as they become points of aspiration for many jurisdictions. There is a very clear relationship in these urban utopias between the citizens for whom they are built and the systems, networks and devices that enable their safe, secure and efficient operation. Most importantly, they will be built on […]

Blockchain firm aims to build crypto city in Nevada desert

Blockchain incubator and investment firm Blockchains LLC is stepping up its plans to build a smart city in the Nevada desert east of Reno. In an interview with the Associated Press released Saturday, Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns said he had asked the state of Nevada to let him form a local government on the 67,000 […]