A16z Leads $111M Token Sale for Helium’s HNT

The token-powered decentralized telecommunications project is bringing on fresh capital.

Business  ·  10 August 2021

Telecoms Giant Swisscom Launches Chainlink Node for DeFi Data

Swisscom joins Deutsche Telekom in providing data to the oracle service.

News  ·  5 August 2021

Borderless Capital Raises $10M for HNT Staking and Mining

HNT.Fund is the first non-Algorand fund that Borderless Capital has been involved in.

News  ·  7 July 2021

Todd Morley Plans to Build Blockchain Tower in Manhattan: Report

The tower will incorporate a wireless network aiming to improve access to digital ledgers.

News  ·  25 May 2021

Argentine Telecom Hackers Demanded $7.5M in Crypto as Ransom

Argentina’s leading telecommunications company fought off a cyberattack on Saturday where hackers demanded a hefty ransom in monero to release keys that would allow infected computers back into the system.

News  ·  20 July 2020

Mobile Phone Retailer Joins China’s Blockchain Land Grab With US Company Investment

One of the largest smartphone retailers in China is stepping into the blockchain world by investing in U.S.-based startup Monsoon. Sources said the stake was sold at a nine-digit valuation.

Business  ·  13 January 2020

Orchid’s Decentralized VPN Network Set for Early-December Launch

Decentralized VPN provider Orchid will debut its app, network and token (OXT) during the first week of December.

Tech  ·  21 November 2019

Verizon Just Won a Patent to Create Virtual SIMs on a Blockchain

Telecoms conglomerate Verizon is eyeing the use of blockchain technology to underpin the dynamic creation of virtual SIM cards.

Tech  ·  20 September 2019

Deloitte: Tech and Telecom Execs Plan to Invest Millions in Blockchain

Deloitte said in a new report that telecommunication companies can use blockchain to improve a number of services and security functions.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 August 2018

South Korean Telecoms Giant KT Has Built Its Own Blockchain

The second largest mobile carrier in South Korea has launched its own blockchain network and aims to apply the tech across several sectors.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 July 2018

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone is looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology.

Business  ·  20 July 2018

Telecoms Giant Wants to Move Mobile Data Top-Ups to a Blockchain

China Mobile, one of China's three state-owned telecoms giants, is exploring moving part of its mobile data business to a distributed ledger.

Business  ·  5 June 2018

Indian Telecoms Watchdog to Combat Nuisance Calls with Blockchain

India's telecoms regulator plans to leverage blockchain technology to combat unsolicited phone calls and SMS messages.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 May 2018

Telecoms Giants BT, Telefonica and Telstra Join Blockchain Settlement Trial

Colt and PCCW Global have added notable new members to a blockchain trial that automates normally labor-intensive wholesale settlements.

Business  ·  9 May 2018

Korea’s SK Telecom to Build Blockchain for Identity and Asset Exchange

SK Telecom has announced plans to launch a blockchain-based platform aimed to simplify payment and subscription processes.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 April 2018