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    More than 450 airlines can now use IBM’s blockchain-based vaccine passport

    In April, travelers at London’s Heathrow airport had to wait as long as six hours to be cleared to fly. The bottlenecks were a result of airline agents struggling to make sense of the various Covid-19 health clearances travelers were presenting. Imagine small cards, stamped documents, and digital apps in various languages and formats. The lack of standardization was a killer. As international travel ramps up in parts of the world, Amadeus, a reservation system used by 474 airlines, has adopted IBM’s digital health passport solution called IBM Digital Health Pass. Instead of presenting paper-based certifications, travelers need only scan a […] More

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    Amadeus Heath Verification Tool Integrates IBM Digital Passport

    The IBM Digital Health Pass has been integrated into Amadeus’ Traveler ID for Safe Travel mobile health verification solution, enabling passengers to load and validate their Covid-19-related health and vaccination credentials during online flight check-in, according to the companies. During the online check-in process, Traveler ID for Safe Travel checks the requirements for that particular trip against destination country regulations and prompts passengers to generate a Covid-19 digital credential by scanning paper vaccination or negative test documents or uploading a digital version. These credentials then are authenticated by IBM Digital Health Pass using data encryption and blockchain, which ensures no […] More

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    EU Draft Bill Wants FATF’s Travel Rule for Crypto Transactions

    The anonymity of cryptocurrency usage is on its brink in Europe. A new draft bill introduced by the European Commission wants the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) so-called travel rule on all crypto transactions originating in the continent. “It aims at reflecting in EU law amendments made in June 2019 to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation on new technologies to cover ‘virtual assets’ and ‘virtual asset service providers’, and in particular new information obligations for the originator and beneficiary [Crypto-Asset Service Providers] CASPs at the two ends of a crypto-assets transfer (the so-called ‘travel rule’),” the […] More

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    Cryptocurrency : Viberate and Travala.com partner to travel with music fans – Gruntstuff

    Main music analysis and evaluation platform Viberate (whose native token VIB is listed on Binance, Bittrex, OKEx, and Uniswap) has simply introduced a strategic partnership with Travala.com, the favored crypto-friendly on-line travel reserving platform. . When the VIB token is built-in into the platform (becoming a member of Travala’s native AVA token), VIB token holders will likely be in a position to guide greater than three million travel merchandise (lodging, flights, actions, and so forth.) in additional than 230 nations. This implies extra reasonably priced, extra inclusive and fairer travel economic system choices for VIB token holders, who already get […] More

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    Viberate and Travala.com Partner Up for Music-Fan-Friendly Travel

    Leading music research and analytics platform Viberate (whose native token VIB is listed on Binance, Bittrex, OKEx, and Uniswap) just announced a strategic partnership with Travala.com, the popular cryptocurrency-friendly online travel booking platform. As the VIB token becomes integrated in the platform (joining Travala’s native AVA token), VIB token holders will be able to book over 3 million travel products (accommodation, flights, activities etc.) in more than 230 countries. This means more affordable, more inclusive and fairer travel economy options for VIB token holders, who already enjoy using VIB at thousands of retailers via the GoCrypto payment systems. For Matej […] More

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    European bill would require the identification of all transactions with bitcoin – CVBJ

    The European Commission is proposing a regulatory adjustment so that all transactions with bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies are not only traceable, but also identifiable with user data. The agency is pushing for all digital asset providers to apply the so-called “travel rule” to operations. The “travel rule” is that all operations that exceed a set amount, for example 1,000 euros, They must record the data of who sends and receives the funds. This information must contain: names and surnames, amount and date of the operation, physical address of both participants, date of birth and number of associated accounts, all […] More

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    How Cryptocurrency Could Change the Way We Travel

    How Cryptocurrency Could Change the Way We Travel | Travel + Leisure Skip to content Top Navigation Close this dialog window Explore Travel + Leisure Close this dialog window Share & More Close this dialog window View image How Cryptocurrency Could Change the Way We Travel this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Read further. More

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    SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja

    South Korea’s Yanolja has received a $1.7 billion capital injection from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to scale its cloud-based travel and leisure platform. Founded in 2005, Yanolja’s travel “super app” service includes accommodations, leisure, transportation and restaurants. The platform uses technologies including artificial intelligence, IoT, Big Data and blockchain to accelerate digital transformation across the travel industry and claims to be one of the fastest-growing travel sector unicorns in the world. According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. With SoftBank’s investment, Yanolja, which is […] More

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