FC Barcelona to launch NFT collection in partnership with Ownix

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FC Barcelona has partnered with NFT marketplace Ownix to debut a non-fungible token (NFT) collection designed to enhance the digital connection between the club and its fans.

The collection will include historic moments from the club’s 122-year history, including a trophy display of the club’s 95 domestic and international victories.

FC Barcelona has stated: “This alliance between FC Barcelona and Ownix will provide a new way for the Club to reach its followers...

Cardano Summit 2021 sees DeFi, NFT and climate partnerships

A protester holding a sign that reads 'Earth is more valuable than money'.

The Cardano Summit 2021 on September 26 has led to a number of strategic partnerships designed to drive adoption of the Cardano blockchain being announced.

Held by the non-profit custodian of the blockchain, the Cardano Foundation, the Summit was co-located across a mixture of virtual and physical events in New York, Miami, Wyoming, London, Berlin and Cape Town.

At the event, Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation, said: "At Cardano, our goal is to provide...

Polestar partners with Circulor for blockchain traceability and transparency

Electric performance car manufacturer Polestar has announced a partnership with Circulor in a move which will target blockchain traceability and carbon dioxide tracking.

The companies already work together to trace cobalt in the batteries of the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback. This additional collaboration has seen the companies 'set a progressive scope and ambition that aims to entail a range of raw materials', as the duo put it.

These raw materials are...

SBI Sumishin Net Bank partners with DLT Labs on supply chain financing network

Japan’s largest digital bank, SBI Sumishin Net Bank (SSNB), have entered into a joint venture with DLT Labs to offer a blockchain-based supply chain financing network across Japan, with wide applications to industrial partners, the banking sector, as well as clients.

The supply chain financing network will be powered by DLT Labs' blockchain development platform and will provide end-to-end supply chain financing designed to integrate with clients’ supply chains.

DLT...

MorganFranklin announces partnership with blockchain cybersecurity firm 1Kosmos

Global financial advisory firm MorganFranklin is looking to expand its cybersecurity services through an alliance with 1Kosmos a provider of security technology which leverages blockchain and biometrics authentication.

1Kosmos’ BlockID platform provides digital identity proofing with advanced biometrics and passwordless authentication through a secured private blockchain. The authentication process involves a liveness test and the use of verifiable credentials in digital format....

Chainalysis valued at more than $2 billion after series D funding and Bluestone Analytics partnership

Chainalysis continues to cement itself in the top realm of global blockchain analysis providers after a fourth round of funding led by Paradigm secured $100 million (£72m).

The company, now valued at over $2 billion (£1.45bn), also received increased investments from previous investors Ribbit and Addition, as well as Marc Benioff’s investment fund, TIME Ventures.

Chainalysis is used by government agencies to investigate crypto-based crime and leading digital...

Umbria partners with Polygon to support development of DeFi protocol

Umbria Network, a decentralised finance (DeFi) platform on the Ethereum blockchain, has announced it will be building its applications on the Polygon network.

Polygon, formerly known as Matic, provides scalable, secure, and instant Ethereum transactions using plasma side chains and a proof-of-stake (PoS) network. It is one of the most active layer-two Ethereum scaling solutions in existence today.

Its developer support program is designed to help developers...

Elder Research partners with Smarter Contracts in blockchain and AI play

Elder Research, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science technologies, has signed a strategic partnership with Smarter Contracts, a UK based fintech company focused on data privacy. The two businesses are preparing to launch the first of its kind data privacy platform, by combining the unique features of blockchain technology with artificial intelligence.

Together they plan to incorporate elements of Elder Research’s AI and machine learning knowledge into an...

Visa partners with neobank First Boulevard for new crypto API initiative

Visa has chosen First Boulevard, a neobank with a focus on financially empowering the Black American community, as a partner for its new crypto API program anticipated to launch later this year.

First Boulevard will be the first to pilot Visa’s suite of crypto APIs which will allow the neobank’s customers to purchase, hold, and trade digital assets held by Anchorage, a federally chartered digital asset bank.

For Visa, this marks an important step in expanding the...

Covalent and IBM partnership looks to fashion sustainability through blockchain

IBM and fashion brand Covalent are teaming up to explore the carbon footprint and supply chain of the latter's products.

Covalent, a brand recently launched by sustinabile technology provider Newlight Technologies, provides fasion accessories, including eyewear and handbags. The company's products are made using AirCarbon, a biomaterial which is meltable and can be used as an alternative to plastic and leather.

The brand will use IBM's blockchain to create a verified...