Seattle startup Nori raises cash for blockchain marketplace to fight climate change

The Nori team at a Techstars Demo Day. (Nori Photo) Microsoft’s sweeping pledge to remove more planet-warming carbon from the atmosphere than it emits has the tech world buzzing about “carbon removal.”  A Seattle startup just raised cash to take that concept to a new level. Nori operates a blockchain-based marketplace with its own cryptocurrency[…]

RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out in detail. The RBI clarified that it only fenced in the entities it regulates, such[…]

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros to wager in the casino. The proceeds are expected to be used for healthcare and[…]