April 11 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By April 11, 2019 Insight

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