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Eastern Caribbean dollar goes digital, a help for unbanked

Apr. 08, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Eastern Caribbean has created its own form of digital currency meant to help speed transactions and serve people without bank accounts. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank said its “DCash” is the first such blockchain-based currency...

Sports cards have gone virtual, and in a big way

Mar. 31, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maybe the Luka Doncic rookie basketball card that recently sold at auction for a record $4.6 million was a bit rich for your blood. Perhaps you’d be interested in a more affordable alternative — say, a virtual card of the Dallas Mavericks forward currently...

Dapper Labs, creators of NBA Top Shot, get $305M in funding

Mar. 30, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding — some of it from current and former NBA players, including Michael Jordan — to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said Tuesday. ...

How two friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

Mar. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

It took a few minutes for Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran to realize that they'd parted with $69.3 million for a digital artwork stored in a JPEG file, coincidentally securing their place in art history. “We weren’t sure we won,” said Venkateswaran,...

Storey County passes resolution against Innovation Zones

Mar. 02, 2021 21:15 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The rural Nevada county where a blockchain technology firm wants to form a jurisdiction with governmental powers passed a resolution against ceding control over local decision-making but left the door open to working with the company on its bid to build a futuristic...