Mastercard Files Patent for Payment System Linking Blockchain Currency, Fiat Accounts

Mastercard has filed a new patent for consumer protection and payment transactions based on blockchain technology, according to a US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent filing published July 17. The new patent application includes a new form of a public blockchain-based method for linking assets between blockchain and fiat currency accounts. Mastercard’s patent describes the method for “managing fractional reserves of…

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex Reopen New User Sign-ups and will Add USD Trading

Bill Shihara, CEO of Bittrex, confirmed during a Unikrn Radio podcast with Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on Jan. 31 that the Bittrex exchange will be opening up USD trading to the majority of its customers. Bittrex was founded in 2013 by Shihara and two business partners, all of whom previously worked for security at Microsoft. Shihara told Sood that Bittrex’s initial success…

Instagram marketing company ‘Social Media Sphere’ Accepts Cryptocurrency and Pays Referrers

  The successful internet Instagram marketing company, Social Media Sphere, which is based out of Los Angeles, has just launched it’s referral rewards program.   The program offers Instagram users the ability to earn a nice residual income, while simultaneously marketing their own Instagram profiles. The rewards program offers referrers a 50% residual reward on any…