Mastercard wins a US patent, Stellar receives Sharia compliance certification, David Solomon is interested in crypto investments, 'Blockchain’ surges as a company name in China and reasons for Bitcoin's programmed growth
- MasterCard has filed a new patent for consumer protection and payment transactions based on blockchain technology, according to a US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent.
- Stellar, an open-source platform for distributed payments, is reportedly the first distributed ledger protocol to obtain Sharia compliance certification in the money transfer and asset tokenization field.
- Goldman Sachs is appointing a new Chairman and CEO David Solomon. Earlier, Solomon showed interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency investments. He emphasized the importance of adaptation to the current market needs.
- China has seen an explosion of companies registered with ‘blockchain’ in their names from January to July 16, almost sixfold the number for the whole of last year.
- Here are three reasons why ‘it might make sense’ for people to buy some Bitcoin ‘in case it catches on’: hard supply cap, lack of control and the Lindy Effect.