5 Key Stories From The Digital Worlds

April 11

BY NABYL CHARANIA

1. 

WESTERN UNION PARTNERS WITH CRYPTO WALLET FOR CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS

  • Grant over 5 million Coins.ph users access to both local and international payments.
  • Receive international money transfers that are made from the Western Union platform.
  • Partnership is also a significant boost to Western Union’s blockchain efforts.

2.

$31.05 BN SPORTS TECHNOLOGY MARKET

  • Valued at USD 8.97 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 31.05 billion by 2024.
  • ESports is mainly driven by the increasing popularity of video games.
  • Wearable devices facilitate human-computer interaction by making use of small body-worn computers.

3.

COINBASE LAUNCHES CRYPTOCURRENCY DEBIT CARD IN THE UK

  • Coinbase Card will be linked to customers‘ accounts on the exchange.
  • Coinbase will be responsible for converting its customers’ cryptocurrency into fiat.
  • Crypto, equivalent to the amount spent, is liquidated immediately into fiat ensuring the correct value is captured.

4.

THESE TREE-PLANTING DRONES ARE FIRING SEED MISSILES TO RESTORE THE WORLD’S FORESTS

  • Two operators working with 10 drones can theoretically plant 400,000 trees in a day.
  • Drones first fly over an area to map it, collecting data about the topography and soil condition.
  • Drone fires biodegradable pods—filled with a germinated seed and nutrients—into the ground.

5.

Q1 2019 DAPP MARKET REPORT

  • Ethereum is still the No.1 choice for developers to build their dapp on.
  • EOS and TRON are the largest blockchains in dapp ecosystem—both of them processed over $1 billion transaction volume.
  • TRON was the fastest growing dapp ecosystem in 2019.