Blockchain-based shipment is completed, Bitmain is suspected, Thailand allows to pay for cinema with crypto, mining fraud in Vietnam, Texas attracts miners and Blocktrade.com is launched
- The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced the completion of a cross-border shipment that utilized blockchain to track a shipment of 17 tons of almonds from Melbourne to Hamburg, Germany.
- Bitmain appears to have been caught in a lie said by their CEO regarding whether or not it operates ‘secret mining pools’ using its own ASIC hardware prior to selling them.
- Thailand’s largest movie theater chain, Major Cineplex, is reportedly integrating crypto payments to allow customers to pay for its services and products with cryptocurrency, including movie tickets and popcorn.
- Over a dozen investors of Sky Mining, a cryptocurrency mining company based in Ho Chi Minh City, have claimed to be victims of a fraud case after the company's CEO, Le Minh Tam, went missing, allegedly with their $35 million.
- Bitmain will be opening a bitcoin mining facility in a former aluminum plant in Rockdale and Tmgcore mining company has acquired a ‘$60 million USD, 150,000-square-foot data center’ in Plano, Dallas.
- Blocktrade.com, the first regulated exchange for cryptocurrencies has opened for beta testing. The firm has been regulated under the MiFID II framework.