Engine maker Rolls-Royce has signed a £160 million contract with metals and alloys treatment company Bodycote. The contract was awarded by Rolls-Royce's aerospace arm and will cover provision of heat treatment and thermal processor components over a 15 year period. Macclesfield-based Bodycote improves and protects the properties of...
Authorities in Venezuela have confirmed that they will use NEM blockchain for a new planned cryptocurrency, backed by the state.  The proposed Petro currency will use free and open blockchain technology, created by the NEM Foundation. "We have signed two fundamental agreements for El Petro to circulate in the...
Film production company EuropaCorp has “started discussions with various financial and/or business partners in order to reinforce its financial capacities.” The firm setup by legendary French director Luc Besson has been weighing its options as it struggles under recent losses, stemming in part from a costly gamble on 2017’s Valerian And...
UK technology developer ITM Power has signed an agreement with energy firm Shell to develop the world's largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany.  The energy storage and clean fuel company will build the plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany to provide peak capacity of 10 megawatts. The hydrogen will be used to process...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with a consortium of tech firms including cryptocurrency developer Ripple to develop a new open-source software called Mojaloop. The software creates a real-time, interoperable payments platform on a national scale to reach the world’s poor with essential financial tools. The World Bank estimates it may...