10 ways blockchain developers can use ChatGPT

Blockchain technology has revolutionized the way we think about data storage and transactions, but it can also be a complex field for developers to navigate. One tool that can help simplify the process is ChatGPT, a large language model created by OpenAI. A language model is a type of artificial intelligence model that is trained on a large corpus of text to generate or predict text. It can be used to generate new text, such as in machine translation, or to predict the likelihood of a sequence of words. It…

Deal Box launches $125M blockchain and Web3 venture fund

According to a Jan. 18 press release, United States-based capital markets advisory and token offering platform Deal Box has launched a new $125 million venture capital arm dedicated to blockchain and Web3 startups. The fund, dubbed Deal Box Ventures, will invest in companies in the emerging growth, real estate, fintech, funtech and social impact fields. Commenting on the development, Thomas Carter, founder and chairman of Deal Box, said:  “Deal Box Ventures is an important milestone in our journey to invest in the most promising and disruptive blockchain startups, providing them with…

California cannabis producer adopts blockchain to track its weed

A California-based cannabis nursery has turned to blockchain and smart contracts to verify the authenticity of its medicinal plants. The cannabis nursery, known as Mendocino Clone Company, was named in a partnership announcement from the EMTRI project and tech firm Global Compliance Applications on Jan. 13. It will be harnessing the project’s blockchain capabilities to certify all clones, or baby plants, with a batch certificate. Cannabis nurseries are establishments that specialize in plant genetics, producing clones and baby plants and seeds for the purpose of wholesale distribution. The move allows the…

90% of enterprises are adopting blockchain tech

Despite a difficult past year for crypto and blockchain, new research from web3 platform CasperLabs has found that 87 percent of businesses say they are likely to invest in blockchain in 2023. ‘The State of Enterprise Blockchain Adoption in 2023’ questioned 603 enterprise “decision makers” across firms from the United States, UK, and China. It found that sentiment towards blockchain remained strong in these countries despite market downturns. On top of the 87 percent that are likely to invest this year, almost 90 percent of businesses said they have already…

3 blockchain use cases that extend beyond crypto

Blockchain use cases have expanded far beyond cryptocurrency in recent years, with multiple industries embracing the technology in a wide range of fields, including healthcare, logistics and financial services.  There are many factors behind the hype. Blockchains are decentralized, transparent and increase the capacity of a whole network, opening a window for solutions that require significant computational power. More importantly, they give users the capacity to control their assets, including their data, without relying on third parties. As blockchain evolves, companies across the world are working to find the best…

90% of businesses adopting blockchain technology, data

The crypto and blockchain space has had a turbulent past year, but that is not stopping users and enterprises from looking into the industry. A new survey from CasperLabs and Zogby Analytics revealed that the sentiment around blockchain adoption is especially positive among enterprises. The poll was conducted via 603 business enterprise “decision makers” in the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Nearly 90% of the businesses surveyed reported deploying blockchain technology in some capacity, with 87% saying they plan to invest in blockchain in the next year. This is particularly…

Abu Dhabi-based Venom Foundation launches $1B fund for Web3 and blockchain

Abu Dhabi-based blockchain platform Venom Foundation and investment manager Iceberg Capital announced they will allocate $1 billion of funding to Web3 and blockchain firms through a new partnership. The Venom Ventures Fund is set to invest in protocols and Web3 decentralized applications (DApps) focused on payments, asset management, decentralized finance (DeFi) and GameFi products and services. The fund is a partnership between layer-1 blockchain solution, Venom Foundation and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) investment management firm, Iceberg Capital. The latter will look to leverage its existing network to offer incubation…

Using blockchain technology to combat retail theft

The retail industry is one of the most important sectors of the United States economy. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has left the trillion-dollar retail sector vulnerable to in-store theft.  Findings from the National Retail Federation’s 2022 Retail Security Survey show that retail losses from stolen goods increased to $94.5 billion in 2021, up from $90.8 billion in 2020. Some retailers also have to lock away certain products to prevent theft, which may lead to decreased sales due to consumers’ inability to access goods. Retailers look toward blockchain to solve retail…

Blockchain fintech GammaRey signs $320M merger agreement

According to an announcement on Jan.3, blockchain fintech firm GammaRey signed a merger agreement with financial e-commerce and consumer data analytics company GoLogiq. Both companies are based in the U.S., while GoLogiq focuses on customers in Southeast Asia.  As stipulated by the terms, GoLogiq will issue $320 million in common stock to acquire 100% of GammaRey’s outstanding shares. The transaction is anticipated to be completed within the next few weeks, subject to conditions. As told by the two parties, the merger aims to “focus on the high-growth market of wealth management…

zkEVM could be the endgame for blockchain infrastructure

Very few projects have come close to matching the security and decentralization of the Ethereum network. However, the inherent overhead of maintaining these two critical features has left Ethereum burdened by low throughput and prohibitively high costs. As a result, alternative layer-1 blockchains (L1s) — which normally sacrifice security and decentralization to provide scale — have emerged to nip away at Ethereum’s market share. However, with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-equivalent scaling solutions bringing high throughput and low transaction fees to Ethereum itself, the question is: Do we really need these…