Call for Applications: Startup World Cup 2019

Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems around the world. This platform consists of a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.
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Don't Miss These 5 Must-See Bitcoin Documentaries

Adoption is important for the sustained growth and evolution of cryptocurrency. This is why there are so many learning materials available for new and old users to see the true extent of global Bitcoin use and its continued development. Watching Bitcoin documentaries is an easy way to learn all of this, and there are many such documentaries on the internet. These are the top 5 Bitcoin documentaries based on critical reception, awards, and content quality.

Israeli Blockchain Start-Up LogChain Completes Its First International Blockchain Shipment

The shipment, from Belgium to Israel, demonstrates the feasibility of performing a full shipping and trade finance digitization process across the supply-chain. LogChain's end-to-end Blockchain solution handles all aspects of the e-BL supply-chain and a digital Letter of Credit audit - to dramatically reduce costs and paperwork, improve customer experience and SLA, increase transparency and minimize fraud risks.

6 Best Bitcoin Mining Software

Bitcoin mining is a lucrative venture that involves a series of actions and techniques including confirming the transactions of everyday users. In return, miners receive “block rewards” for their services. The process is capital intensive and consumes resources like processing power and electricity.

Blockchain Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future

This brief is part of the IRENA project “Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future”, which maps the relevant innovations, identifies the synergies and formulates solutions for integrating high shares of variable renewable energy (VRE) into power systems. The synthesis report, Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future: Solutions to integrate variable renewables, illustrates the need for synergies among different innovations to create actual solutions. Solutions to drive the uptake of solar and wind power span four broad dimensions of innovation: enabling technologies, business models, market design and system operation. Along with the synthesis report, the project includes a series of briefs, each covering one of 30 key innovations identifi ed across those four dimensions.

Blockchain Technology Implementation in Logistics

This paper researches decentralized data storage represented by blockchain technology and the possibility of its development in sustainable logistics and supply chain management. Although the benefits of blockchain technology have been most widely researched in the financial sector, major challenges in logistics, such as order delay, damage to goods, errors, and multiple data entry can also be minimized by introducing blockchain technology.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches Fund IV with 200 million euros

Each year, experts from RBVC examine over 2,000 startups, but only around a hundred of these make it to the shortlist. “We invest in six to ten carefully selected companies each year. In addition to capital, we also offer know-how and operational support. We also connect startups with Bosch operating units,” says RBVC managing director Philipp Rose. These alliances benefit the fledgling companies as well as Bosch itself. Startups get the opportunity to become a supplier, technology partner, or even customer of Bosch. Bosch, in turn, receives early access to the latest technologies and can incorporate them into its own innovations. “Open innovation is a win-win for startups and Bosch alike,” Rose says. “It also lets us ensure that the startup’s expertise stays in the startup.” Bosch currently collaborates with more than one hundred companies on open innovation projects.

European Space Agency's Call for Tender: BLOCKCHAIN KICK-START

Blockchain has huge implications for a wide range of applications. It points the digital economy towards a new generation of internet - The Internet of Value - where people can send information and exchange valuable digital assets like currencies, property titles and identity information, in a trustworthy way. Blockchain transactions can happen without the involvement of centralised transaction management structures, like banks, stock exchanges and government agencies. It can store transactional history in a transparent and secure way, so that the chances of fraud, hacking and interference are eliminated. The technology could therefore revolutionise business transactions.
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Management and Monitoring of IoT Devices Using Blockchain

Nowadays, we are surrounded by a large number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices and sensors. These devices are designed to make life easier and more comfortable. Blockchain technology, especially its mass application, is becoming a term number one. Adoption of blockchain into enterprise networks still has a few challenges that need to be tackled. Utilizing blockchain can bring increased security and efficiency of network maintenance.

Call for proposals: The 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge

The Call for Code Global Initiative rallies developers to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.
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Blockchain startups to watch in 2019

From the beginning of the year, corporations, venture capitalists, investors, and regulators were locked in a mash of uncertainty. While some would take the year in all its gore and glory as a learning experience, others may have had a much bumpier ride.

Blockchain to create ‘a sea of opportunity’ for global trade – Bettina Warburg

Technology promises ‘a golden age of supply chain innovation and borderless trade’, blockchain expert tells WGS. Blockchain revolution will ultimately eliminate need for centralized institutions, Bettina Warburg tells capacity audience.

Wehubit's Call for Proposals on Climate Smart Agriculture

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase Climate Smart Agriculture by means of digital solutions.
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A UAV and Blockchain-Based System for Industry 4.0 Inventory and Traceability Applications

Industry 4.0 has paved the way for a world where smart factories will automate and upgrade many processes through the use of some of the latest emerging technologies. One such technology is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which have evolved a great deal in the last several years in terms of technology (e.g., control units, sensors, UAV frames) and have reduced significantly their cost. UAVs can help industry in automatable and tedious tasks, like the ones performed on a regular basis for determining the inventory and for preserving the traceability of certain items.

7 Blockchain ETFs to invest in

ETFs have been around for a long time and have been used to track benchmark indexes such as the NASDAQ-100, the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500, and the US Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Stock market investors also use these indexes to monitor their portfolio strength as well as compare it with the overall market.

Etisalat Digital accelerates adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the United Arab Emirates

Etisalat Digital selects four disruptive companies to join Future Now scaleup programme after Dubai Future Accelerators collaboration.

Call for Applications: 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator

Technologies explored by previous participants have included artificial intelligence, next-generation password authentication, blockchain-powered instant payments, and consumer lending credit verification using big data and social media.
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Best Cryptocurrency to mine in 2019

Cryptocurrency Mining is a decentralized way to issue and distribute new cryptocurrency while protecting a blockchain network from malicious activity. On systems like Bitcoin that use a Proof-of-Work consensus, mining involves confirming user transactions.

Call for applications: Smart Dubai Global Blockchain Challenge 2019

We are seeking innovative startups with original and feasible use cases that can contribute to Dubai's goals to become the first blockchain-powered city by 2020.
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Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

What Is a Blockchain Transaction Anyway?

Blockchain transactions bring huge advantages in terms of transactional speed and transfer fees. A normal bank transfer can take a week to complete. The delays are the result of numerous third-parties operating verification systems. A typical international transaction includes over 36 different third-party organizations.

HIVE Blockchain: The Future of Mining

Apart from being one of the top blockchain stocks, HIVE is currently the largest and farthest-reaching blockchain infrastructure company. Despite its age, the firm has made our list of blockchain stocks to invest in for several reasons and has positioned itself in the industry as one to look out for.

Omniaz is Bringing Blockchain & IoT Experience for Wine Consumers

Through this app, users will be able to access detailed information of their purchase for all wine, beer, and spirits, which will be authenticated on the blockchain.

Singapore-based startup CSE unveils the Smart Contract 2.0 solutions

Blockchain ensures transparency while Smart Contract allows for intelligent execution, which CSE has integrated into a virtual machine. Aside from finance, users may also instruct this virtual machine to “substitute” people in areas such as: cultivation of crops, logistics handling, timeline management, chain of custody, intelligent data management, or smart city management, etc. This is open source platform so users may integrate their solutions in two ways, by API or by embedding codes into any applications such as Web, App, software, as well as hardware, especially the IoT equipment, NFC, etc.

IBM and Columbia University Launch Two Accelerator Programs for Blockchain Startups

Programs combine research and enterprise network expertise to help early-stage and later-stage companies build and scale blockchain businesses.

Distributed ledger technology offers the potential to raise investments in small-scale renewable energy projects

Distributed ledger technology offers the potential to raise investments in small-scale renewable energy projects.

RatingToken Launches Sentiment Analysis Tool for Quantifying Online Sentiment Towards Blockchain Projects

By using textual analysis technology to study publicly available content across Facebook, Twitter and Telegram, RatingToken is able to produce a "Sentiment Score" for individual blockchain products. In this way, users can quickly see if a project has a positive or negative reputation online, and how it ranks compared to other projects.

EU Call for Proposals: Interoperable and smart homes and grids

The aim of the pilot is to exploit IoT reference architectures models that allow for combining services for home or building comfort and energy management, based on platforms that enable the integration of relevant digital technologies like IoT, AI, cloud and big data services and where applicable, combined with blockchain technologies.
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5 months ago

An Integrated Platform for the Internet of Things Based on an Open Source Ecosystem

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly part of daily life. However, the development of IoT applications still faces many problems, such as heterogeneity, complex management, and other difficulties. In this paper, first, the open source technologies of IoT are surveyed.

Smart Dubai and IBM announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform

Delivered through an IBM Cloud environment and built locally in the UAE, the enterprise-ready platform will serve as a stepping stone for organizations in the UAE and globally to transition their blockchain testing and development into full-production.

Call for Applications: Ubisoft's Gaming and Entertainment program for Start-ups in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Ubisoft’s program encourages and creates stimulating gatherings between Ubisoft expert teams, entrepreneurs and external experts in order to shape tomorrow’s entertainment. Each participating start-up works with Ubisoft to define their goals and regularly meets with experts to track their progress.
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Travelport and IBM working to disrupt travel industry with new innovations

Blockchain to bring increased hotel options, and IBM Watson to fuel new customer experiences

Singapore to establish Additive Manufacturing Facility and Applications in Maritime Sector

The facility’s location also leverages PSA’s parts supplier base and facility operations to support just-in-time inventory. This move towards digitised inventories reduces the need to hold excess inventory, which lowers storage costs, while shortening turnaround time from weeks to days due to improved availability of spare parts. In the long run, PSA will expand the scope of these services to the wider maritime industry, including ship owners, to help build its business adjacencies.

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

“The Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through 2019. Trends under each of these three themes are a key ingredient in driving a continuous innovation process as part of a ContinuousNEXT strategy,” said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

Tierion: Utilizing the Bitcoin Blockchain to Verify Documents

The Tierion’s development includes contributions from developers across the globe. The platforms code is open-source, and the development team invites programmers to help improve the coding.

IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.

Digitalization set to revolutionize shipping – new United Nations report

Technological advances including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain applications, autonomous ships, drones and others have the potential to boost efficiency in the global shipping industry, says the 2018 edition of UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport.

A Blockchain Implementation Prototype for the Electronic Open Source Traceability of Wood along the Whole Supply Chain

This work implements a blockchain architecture within the wood chain electronic traceability. The infotracing system is based on RFID sensors and open source technology.

BITMAIN building a farm for crypto mining in Texas

Bitmain, one of the largest cryptocurrency mining companies has announced plans for the operation of a new mining facility. The blockchain data center, commonly known as a farm, is already under construction in Texas and is worth an estimated $500 million.

Call for Proposals: Blockchain use cases in Agriculture

The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.
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Top Three Ways Blockchain Is Killing It in Agribusiness

We’re going to look at how blockchain in agribusiness is actually making a positive impact already with real, live use cases and companies making cost-savings and improving efficiencies now.

EU Call for Projects: Blockchain Enabled Healthcare

The project will initially establish an effective governance organisation and approach to enable continuous improvement and open competition among service providers, while ensuring that critical factors such as data integrity, privacy, regulatory compliance and efficiency are built into a ‘Healthcare Foundation’ which serves as an integration layer between underlying blockchain technologies and the business application layer.
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Top Blockchain Messaging Apps: Crypto Messengers

Blockchain messaging apps are on the rise. Multiple platforms have entered the market this year, with more scheduled for release in the coming months.

Crypto Crimes: ICO Scams, Robbery, and Money Laundering

The rising popularity of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology has brought many benefits to the world; however, this hasn’t come without a few down sides. Along the way, we have also seen a rise in the number of cryptocurrency crimes. From kidnappings to money laundering and many more types of crime, police and governments around the globe are looking to coordinate efforts in order to stop crypto criminals. In this article, we’ll take a look at some example cases and how law enforcement is handling them.
10 months ago

Countries in Europe and Central Asia Can Provide Better Opportunities and Services for Citizens by Leveraging Blockchain Technologies

With economic growth in Europe and Central Asia having peaked, following 2.7% growth in 2017 and a projection of 2.3% for 2018, countries in the region should take advantage of new digital technologies to innovate and improve their services, says a new World Bank report.
10 months ago

Call for Startups Registration Form: Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit is a world class community of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors that invests in early-stage startups in AgriFood ecosystem, led by seasoned entrepreneurs that are working to solve the world's greatest challenges in value chain agrifood with technology, while leading the sustainability revolution.
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a year ago

Multiple Authorities Attribute-Based Verification Mechanism for Blockchain Microgrid Transactions

Most of the energy distribution model deals with energy transactions and losses without considering the security aspects such as information tampering. The transaction data could be accessible online to keep track of the energy distribution between the consumer and producer (e.g., online payment records and supplier profiles).
a year ago

What Opportunities Could Blockchain Create for Intellectual Property (IP)?

There have been many early applications of blockchain technology in fin-tech, but how can blockchain improve the protection of intellectual property (IP)?
a year ago

New consortium Launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, announces its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible.
a year ago

Dubai unveiled blockchain commercial registry project to improve ease of doing business and facilitate foreign direct investments

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) have unveiled a joint blockchain project that was developed in collaboration with Smart Dubai and IBM to improve ease of doing business in Dubai and facilitate foreign direct investments.
a year ago

Could Cryptocurrency Investments Revolutionize Healthcare Systems?

The healthcare industry has naturally been one of the active areas of exploration as the world scrambles to find applications for cryptocurrency. The risk-averse nature of the medical industry combined with the enormous cost needed to initiate any change in healthcare has been a major barrier to change. As a result, the healthcare industry is renowned for being slow at adopting new technologies.
a year ago

Consortium of Jewelry Industry Leaders Announce TrustChain, First Global Blockchain Initiative to Bring Full Transparency to Consumers

IBM and a consortium of gold and diamond industry leaders announced the first cross-industry initiative to use blockchain to trace the provenance of finished pieces of jewelry across the supply chain for increased transparency.
a year ago

Three technology trends that will define the future of travel

The 2018 report evaluates automation, authenticity and blockchain as three major areas for consideration.
a year ago

BlockChain: A Distributed Solution to Automotive Security and Privacy

We propose a BC-based architecture to protect the privacy of users and to increase the security of the vehicular ecosystem. Wireless remote software updates and other emerging services such as dynamic vehicle insurance fees are used to illustrate the efficacy of the proposed security architecture. We also qualitatively argue the resilience of the architecture against common security attacks.
a year ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Governance & Resilience for the cities of New Delhi and Washington DC

Startups applying for this challenge should be leveraging emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Block chain to aid governments in addressing issues of collecting, analyzing and utilizing large flows of data while preserving privacy and security.
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a year ago

Blockchain Based Decentralized Management of Demand Response Programs in Smart Energy Grids

In this paper, we investigate the use of decentralized blockchain mechanisms for delivering transparent, secure, reliable, and timely energy flexibility, under the form of adaptation of energy demand profiles of Distributed Energy Prosumers, to all the stakeholders involved in the flexibility markets (Distribution System Operators primarily, retailers, aggregators, etc.).
a year ago

DEEP AERO is Building AI-Driven Drone Technology on the Blockchain

DEEP AERO, a global leader in drone technology innovation, is building an AI-driven, autonomous, self-governing, intelligent drone/unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) platform on the Blockchain. It is designed to enable safe low-altitude civilian flights of manned and unmanned aircraft in the shared airspace.
a year ago

ConsenSys Wins #Blockchain4Humanity Challenge for Designing Blockchain-Based Identification System to Help End Child Trafficking in Republic of Moldova

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology announced today that the Blockchain for Social Impact team of ConsenSys has won the Unite Ideas “Blockchain for Humanity” challenge, launched by the World Identity Network, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology.
a year ago

Application of IoT Blockchain in Information Technology

The main objective of this paper is to review the studies conducted in the application domains where the indefinite scope of IoT block chain seamlessly applies .As the application domain is very vast, this review paper focus mainly on the popular application domains such as crypto currency, industrial &manufacturing applications and smart health care.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for SMEs

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) enable parties who are geographically distant or have no particular trust in each other to interact and exchange value and information on a peer-to-peer basis with fewer to non-existent central intermediaries. Beyond well-known applications in the financial sector, new developments are emerging in other fields.
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a year ago

Funding and support opportunity: Services to support resilient & sustainable critical infrastructure

The service you intend to develop must be using on Earth a technology developed initially for Space like Satellite Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation, Satellite Communications, Spaceflight Technologies, Space Weather.
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a year ago

The Supply Chain Has No Clothes: Technology Adoption of Blockchain for Supply Chain Transparency

Blockchain technology, popularized by Bitcoin cryptocurrency, is characterized as an open-source, decentralized, distributed database for storing transaction information. Rather than relying on centralized intermediaries (e.g., banks) this technology allows two parties to transact directly using duplicate, linked ledgers called blockchains. This makes transactions considerably more transparent than those provided by centralized systems.
a year ago

Dubai Tourism to launch blockchain encrypted virtual B2B marketplace for the travel industry

Dubai will be the first city to embark on the journey of democratising travel through the use of emerging technologies as it adds an additional distribution channel for hotels in its first phase, as its recently announced 10X initiative.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Intelligence X.0 for Startups

CODE_n is looking for groundbreaking business models and use cases based on pioneering technologies. This year’s CONTEST, “Intelligence X.0,” will spotlight the 50 most progressive startups and industry disruptors worldwide.
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a year ago

Cambodia May Issue Its Legal Cryptocurrency, Following Venezuela

This summit is believed to be the establishment of an international platform for cooperation and communication on the application of blockchain technology, to boost innovation of blockchain technology and its application in different scenarios and promote the blockchain fin-tech in both Southeast Asia and internationally.
a year ago

Are You Ready For These World Changing Technologies In 2018?

Beginning with the very tools we use to buy things, entertain ourselves, and keep track of our lives, these technological trends for 2018 will change everything about how we use our gadgets and the systems which operate them.
a year ago

Advanced Technologies, Digitisation, and Changing Consumer Demands are Driving the FinTech Sector

The use of advanced technologies - which include cloud, platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Blockchain, and application programming interfaces (APIs) - impact operations of companies and customer experience.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services

The use of disruptive technologies (such as block-chain, big data analytics, Internet of Things, virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, algorithmic techniques, simulations and gamification) in public administrations, public goods, public governance, public engagement, public-private partnerships, public third sector partnerships and policy impact assessment is growing and can be very beneficial.
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a year ago

This Week in Cryptocurrency–February 16th, 2018

Things are looking up, folks–figuratively and literally. Price action has been on a steady upward trend since prices plunged to their lowest since November 2017. On February 6th, crypto’s overall market cap drooped to $276bln, down from $834bln at its all-time high in January.
a year ago

Ink Launches INKstone, A Platform For Blockchain App Developers

Ink, created by Ink Labs Foundation, launched the blockchain application developer platform INKstone. The platform is currently in beta version, and provides app developers with convenient blockchain infrastructure services.
a year ago

Canada to Test Advancements in Biometrics and Blockchain to Welcome International Travellers

The Government of Canada will collaborate with the World Economic Forum and partners to test emerging digital technologies and their application to air travel. Following the launch of a Known Traveller Digital Identity prototype, the Government of Canada will design a proof of concept pilot project between two countries, demonstrating the potential of emerging biometrics and distributed ledger technologies and their impact on facilitating secure and seamless air travel.
a year ago

Government of Canada exploring the potential of Blockchain technology

Through Catena, NRC IRAP is conducting a live trial to explore the use of public blockchains in the transparent administration of government grants and contributions.
a year ago

DeepBrain Chain, the First Artificial Intelligence Computing Platform Driven by Blockchain

The DBC project is for global AI computing resource sharing and resource scheduling because many small businesses do not have the money to buy expensive GPU servers, but many companies have a large number of GPU servers which are idle.
a year ago

Paris the First Financial Center in Europe to legally allow the Transfer of Ownership of Financial Securities by Blockchain

Blockchain technology is likely to allow a faster, safer and cheaper transmission of securities. The development of this technology should thus be an asset for the Paris market. The French authorities will continue to support resolutely the opportunities that arise from this technology for the financing of the economy.
a year ago

A Blockchain Ecosystem for Digital Identity: Improving Service Delivery in Canada’s Public and Private Sectors

In this article, drawing on our own experiences with an ecosystem approach to digital identity, we describe the potential value of using blockchain technology to address the present and future challenges of identity verification and authentication within a Canadian context.
a year ago

Ads.txt Plus, Open Source Blockchain Decentralized Applications for Digital Advertising

MetaX, a blockchain technology company driving development and adoption of open platforms for digital advertising and the creator of the adChain protocol and adToken (ADT), has brought the existing IAB Tech Lab ads.txt utility to the Ethereum blockchain, resulting in Ads.txt Plus, one of the first open source decentralized applications (DApps) for digital advertising.
a year ago

iExec Announces Partnership With Flixxo To Create The Decentralized Video-Sharing Platform

The Flixxo is a video sharing platform that enables users to upload videos, share them with the community, and get rewarded with Flixx tokens (FLX). It is based on a peer-to-peer (p2p) distributed content storage system from which the actual videos will be transferred via BitTorrent and stored locally on the viewers’ devices.
a year ago

Germany based Start-up, Envion AG, Has Pioneered Decentralized Mobile Mining by Combining Blockchain with Renewable Energy

Envion has developed fully automated (“industry 4.0”), mobile mining units (MMU) inside standardized intermodal shipping containers that can be shipped to virtually any location in the world within days or weeks, decentralizing the blockchain infrastructure.
a year ago

EDF trials a Blockchain Certification process for its Press Releases to Guarantee their Authenticity

KeeeX provides revolutionary, universal self-sufficient protection within the files themselves. Proof of integrity and signatures can indisputably certify their content and author. These are backed up by timestamps and proof of existence on the blockchain.
a year ago

Global Challenge for the Best Ideas and Expertise in using the Blockchain Technology for Humanitarian Purposes

Setting up a solution that would allow securing identity data on the blockchain, making an immutable record of the actual, or attempted exit with a minor without parents’ permission outside the borders of Moldova. The integrated ID system may cover the total population (size: 3,500,000 people) or a subset of it, and the choice between these two options should be explained and justified. Issues such as “the right to be forgotten” and the self-sovereign control of data should also be addressed in the proposed solution.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Moontec17: Estonia Aims to Become the Global Hub of Blockchain

Estonia is more than comfortable to welcome entrepreneurs to set up their blockchain business in Estonia, even without crossing its borders. In October 2014, the Estonian government launched its e-Residency program, which offers anyone on our planet a digital identity issued by the government with the opportunity to start and operate a business online under Estonian regulations.
a year ago

New Amadeus paper identifies four ways the Blockchain Can Transform the Future of the Travel Industry

This insight paper comes as the travel technology leader announces a new innovation approach on the eve of its 30 year anniversary. As part of this new approach, Amadeus has identified six core themes with the most potential to transform the travel industry. As well as blockchain, these include extended content, improved conversion, messaging platforms, operations & performance, and disruptive forces.
a year ago

World-wide Tests reveal Red Belly Blockchain’s Impressive Speed

The blockchain technology is also being developed to avoid common problems currently plaguing digital transactions, including double spending, when an individual successfully spends their money more than once. Red Belly Blockchain differs from proof-of-work blockchains in that it offers a performance that scales without consuming much electricity. This ensures the security of hundreds of thousands of transactions per second coming from a potentially unbounded number of clients.
a year ago

MintHealth, a Global Decentralized Health Platform based on Blockchain and Machine Learning Technologies

Seasoned healthcare executives and physician entrepreneurs announce the launch of MintHealth, a portable, secure, and self-sovereign personal health record (PHR) built using blockchain technology. This global decentralized health platform will align all healthcare stakeholders around the shared goal of empowering patients to minimize their risk for developing and suffering complications of chronic conditions.
a year ago

Blockchain, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Wireless Technologies Will Reshape Digital Business in 2018

Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted.
a year ago

BitVault®, the World's First Crypto Communicator and Blockchain Smart Phone

When a user sends a document created on a laptop or a PC via the BitVault® as an attachment, these documents are transferred over a private blockchain separate from the BitVault® communication environment. Both the sender and receiver will need to download an application on their respective computers to send or receive documents. Keys to open these documents will be securely transmitted from BitVault® to BitVault®. In this way, outside documents can never enter the BitVault® communication environment keeping it safe from malware.
2 years ago

A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity

We present the results of our eighth annual horizon scan of emerging issues likely to affect global biological diversity, the environment, and conservation efforts in the future. The potential effects of these novel issues might not yet be fully recognized or understood by the global conservation community, and the issues can be regarded as both opportunities and risks.
2 years ago

Groupe Renault teams with Microsoft and VISEO to create Blockchain-based Digital Car Maintenance Book Prototype

This new digital car maintenance book, with its open architecture, gathers all important information in one place accessible by the customer. For instance, if an owner wants to sell a vehicle, he/she can make information about the history of the vehicle more transparent by authorizing the potential buyer to access all the data in the digital car maintenance book, creating more trust between the buyer and the seller.
2 years ago

Blockchain for the people: Blockchain technology as the basis for a secure and reliable e-voting system

Governments around the world have been trying to implement secure and reliable e-voting (location-independent, individualized voting over the Internet) for a long time, to no avail: E-voting remains fundamentally insecure.This can change with the blockchain technology, an open, transparent, and distributed digital ledger. However, blockchain-based e-voting will only work if the blockchain-based e-voting infrastructure is truly distributed and no one entity, not even the government, controls a majority of it.
2 years ago

German KfW to use Blockchain Technology to Improve Transparency in the use of Budgetary Funds

This technology enables reliable records to be kept of all work and approval steps in the process of procurement, contracting, managing tenders and disbursing funds when implementing a project. With the aim of making the use of public funds transparent and verifiable, KfW Development Bank teamed up with the KfW Digital Office to develop the TruBudget (Trusted Budget Expenditure Regime) software application which is based on this innovative technology.
2 years ago

Aigang Network launched Digital Insurance Blockchain protocol for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices

The Singapore-based leader in blockchain protocol for digital insurance, Aigang Network, this week launched its unique Android and iOS demo app. Running on Ethereum testnet, the first-of-its-kind demo for Aigang Network’s peer-to-peer (P2P) digital insurance blockchain protocol for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.
2 years ago

London Stock Exchange Group collaborating with IBM to develop securities data blockchain solution for European SMEs

The blockchain solution for unlisted SMEs in Europe is designed to replace the paper trading certificates that are commonly issued to private companies today. With a more digitized, streamlined and transparent process enabled by the blockchain solution, various parties, including issuers, regulators and investors, will have increased insight into company information.
2 years ago

Blockchain based GAEX platform looks to revolutionize African agricultural industry

The Global Agricultural Exchange or GAEX Pronounced guy-ex, is a startup innovative commodity trading platform that looks to harness the power of Blockchain technology. Working out of Abidjan and New York City, the fintech platform will focus on providing liquidity to farmers and to commodity buyers around the globe by providing an easy, transparent, digital solution to transact.
2 years ago

WISeKey Unveils its New Citizen Digital Identity Platform to Bring Innovation and Security to Smart Cities across the Globe

WISeKey’s identity management and innovative cybersecurity solution for IOT will provide smart cities with a scalable, easily manageable object identity management and security solution when connecting to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft-based platforms. The Managed WISeKey Root of Trust (RoT) serves as a common trust anchor, which is recognized by operating systems (OS) and applications to ensure the authenticity, confidentiality and integrity of on-line transactions.
2 years ago

British Blockchain Tech Startup Provenance Aims to Make the Food and Drinks Industry Transparent by 2025

Provenance was one of the early leaders to track products along a supply chain on the blockchain, an exciting new technology bringing a new layer of trust to the web. The company aims to use its funding for setting a new standard for consumer trust in the food sector by implementing its blockchain-backed solution with over 1000 food and drinks businesses by 2025.
2 years ago

Hyperledger Announces Production-Ready Hyperledger Fabric 1.0

Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today the general availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain framework implementation and intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications, products or solutions.
2 years ago

IBM Z mainframe introduces a Breakthrough in Data Protection technology

IBM today unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of the world’s most powerful transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces a breakthrough encryption engine that, for the first time, makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.
2 years ago

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Among Top 10 Technologies Disrupting the ICT Industry

The convergence of Blockchain and IoT, combined with Big Data Analytics, is proving to be a viable solution to many challenges such as the authentication and authorization of IoT edge devices. As a result, this will help secure mesh networks and eliminate the need for central brokers.
2 years ago

Launch of Liquidshare, the European Blockchain Fintech for SME Post Trade

LiquidShare is a dynamic and innovative company which core objective is to improve SME’s access to capital markets, improving the transparency and security of post-trading operations using blockchain. With the financial support of its shareholders, the company aims to develop and operate a post-trading infrastructure that will serve these companies specifically. Eventually, the solution aims to reduce transaction costs.
2 years ago

Fast and Safe Blockchain being developed at University of Sydney

Named the ‘Red Belly Blockchain’, the new system being developed by the University of Sydney’s School of Information Technologies will allow secure and almost instantaneous digital transfer of virtual currencies across the world.
2 years ago

SCB, SBI and Ripple launch first Blockchain-powered Payment Service between Japan and Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), in collaboration with Japan’s SBI Remit, is using Ripple’s blockchain enterprise solution to power real-time remittance payments between Japan and Thailand. A first for the corridor, Ripple’s cross-border payments network solution is helping remittances from Japan reach SCB retail customers easily and faster than ever before.
2 years ago

Ciao Group announced plans to pilot $530 Billion Blockchain Financial Marketplace

Ciao Group, Inc. today announced plans to enter a collaboration agreement with Hub Culture to pilot a secure digital financial products marketplace constructed on a blockchain backbone and linked to a digital asset service engine managed by Hub Culture. Ciao Group recently revealed its Blockchain Frontier Markets Project, which has been under development over the past year with a specific initial target of bringing increased liquidity to USD$530 billion in African publicly traded company market capitalization.
2 years ago

NEM Voting Platform allows anybody to create and vote on Polls stored on Blockchain

The NEM voting platform is a new NanoWallet module that allows anybody to create and vote on polls stored on the NEM blockchain. Also the vote counting is made by the client with open source code, so that it is completely transparent. All the information is publicly available to everybody. NEM is ideal for a voting system due to the importance score inherent to every account on the network, which provides a very interesting way to weight votes.
2 years ago

Blockchain: The Next Generation of the Internet

The paper says that blockchain’s ability to generate unprecedented opportunities to create and trade value in society will lead to a generational shift from an internet of information to a new-generation internet of value. This ability is based on the way blockchain leverages a global peer-to-peer network to guarantee integrity of the value exchanged among billions of devices without the need for trusted third parties.
2 years ago

Antwerp start-up T-Mining develops Blockchain solution for safe, efficient container release

T-Mining is currently working on a pilot project that will make container handling in the port of Antwerp more efficient and secure. Using blockchain technology, processes that involve several parties, carriers, terminals, forwarders, hauliers, drivers, shippers etc., are securely digitised without any central middleman being involved.
2 years ago

Winners of Atos IT Challenge use Blockchain to create smart contracts app

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the winners of its international student competition, the Atos IT Challenge, at a ceremony presided over by Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of the group. In its sixth year, the competition saw 77 teams from around the world compete on the theme of the Blockchain.
2 years ago

AEON Financial Service Building a Financial Platform for Asian Market Based on IBM Blockchain

AEON Financial Service and IBM Japan today announced they are building a blockchain-based financial platform for the Asian market. With the blockchain technology, the platform is expected to enable AEON Financial Service to provide enhanced financial services such as settlement and transactions for both consumers and enterprises in Japan and throughout Asia, including virtual currency payments between individuals and businesses, loyalty points allocation and redemption, and transaction data management.
2 years ago

AOS and IBM developing Logistics and Transportation solution built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT

With the solution, once the truck leaves the distribution point, an automatic message is sent to the customer, informing them about the load, weight and estimated time of arrival. If part of the delivery is returned, the invoicing can be automated depending on the actual load delivered. Also, through the sensors located on the trucks, an information repository is generated using IoT and blockchain, which tracks all the exchanges, stops and transactions made by each truck and its respective load, from the distribution point to the final customer.
2 years ago

New Blockchain Insights Platform aimed at improving the Efficiency of Premium Video Advertising

One application of the Blockchain Insights Platform would be that advertisers and programmers could match data sets more effectively to build and execute media plans based on custom audience segments and more precisely and efficiently target across a nationwide footprint of pay-TV customers and streaming device users. Concurrently, programmers would be able to offer improved targeting precision across screens, increasing the value and quantity of monetized inventory.
2 years ago

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade developed an Identity prototype based on Blockchain technology

It is a sophisticated decentralized, or “distributed,” database architecture, maintained by multiple, trusted parties on the blockchain, eliminating the need for a central authority. The prototype does not store any personally identifiable information, instead tapping into existing “off-chain” systems when the individual user grants access.
2 years ago

AIG, IBM, Standard Chartered Deliver First Multinational Insurance Policy Powered by Blockchain

The blockchain solution creates a new level of trust and transparency in the underwriting process, enabling AIG and Standard Chartered to execute multinational coverage more efficiently. Coordinating management and placement of multiple insurance policies across multiple countries is highly complex. The pilot solution was built by IBM and is based on Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain framework and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation.
2 years ago

EU launches project on Blockchain for Industrial Transformations

It aims to identify, discuss and communicate possible uses and impacts of Blockchain and other DLT objects, networks and services within EU industrial or business contexts, from supply chains and assets monitoring, to intellectual property rights and authentication or certification. Its main outputs will contribute to explore future sociotechnical scenarios of production, distribution and use, and assess risks and opportunities for development and uptake, with a key focus on SMEs and on innovation and competitiveness.
2 years ago

ObjectTech develop Blockchain Digital Passports for seamless entry at Dubai Airport

This will mean passengers arriving in Dubai Airport will be able to step off their flight and walk straight to baggage reclaim via biometric verification whilst they walk - allowing them to be registered into the country using a pre-approved and entirely digitised passport. Seamless entry at international airports has been an idea for many years, but it is the advent of the identity trust framework provided by blockchain technology which means for the first time, this is now possible.
2 years ago

TradeIX Launches First Open Blockchain Platform for Trade Finance

The TIX Platform by TradeIX represents the dawn of the “internet of trade” and it has the potential to transform trade finance. The efficiencies and capabilities made possible with our TIX Platform enhance the value proposition for every party involved in trade and the supply chain.
2 years ago

NTT DATA Successfully Tests Prototype of Blockchain Shipping Insurance Policy

In the field of international trade, NTT DATA envisions adopting blockchain technology to enable transactional parties, including shippers (exporters), consignees (importers), banks, insurance companies, and carriers/forwarders, to share information simultaneously. The expected benefits include a significant reduction of transactional processing time, maintenance of transactional information integrity and reduction/elimination of document delivery costs.
2 years ago

Qtum Introduces Decentralized Governance Protocol to Manage Blockchain Network

The Qtum Project has introduced a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) that allows blockchain parameters to be modified quickly and seamlessly without ecosystem disruption. For the users of Qtum, this means no new software would have to be downloaded, and no actions need to be taken from network stakeholders and node operators when DGP network upgrades occur.
2 years ago

Fujitsu Develops Blockchain-based Software for a Secure Data Exchange Network

Fujitsu announced the development of software to create secure data exchange networks. With a proprietary data access control technology it has developed, Fujitsu aims to promote interchanges of data accumulated by various organizations and companies.
2 years ago

The Blockchain: a new Framework for Robotic Swarm systems

The combination of blockchain with other distributed systems, such as robotic swarm systems, can provide the necessary capabilities to make robotic swarm operations more secure, autonomous, flexible and even profitable. This work explains how blockchain technology can provide innovative solutions to four emergent issues in the swarm robotics research field.
2 years ago

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange launches Blockchain Technology to enable Investors to use E-Voting

ADX is the first in the MENA Region and the third globally to adopt the Blockchain technology. The launch in 2016 was part of the Exchange’s strategic innovations to further empower and strengthen the services provided by ADX to the local and foreign investors, listed companies, and stakeholders.The Blockchain technology enables investors to use e-voting in AGMs and access statistical records of each company and its investors through smart devices. It also enables investors to vote from inside the UAE and overseas.
2 years ago

Multisector Spanish Blockchain Network Red Lyra to create a Digital Identity System based on Smart Contracts

Lyra will develop new systems and services so that any individual or company in Spain, for instance, can identify itself digitally in a secure manner, among other things. The first service of Lyra is expected to be operational in the next few months. The goal is for any company to be able to use the network to validate basic services and to develop applications in a transversal environment with full legal guarantees in Spain.
2 years ago

Blockchain Ready Manufacturing Supply Chain using Distributed Ledger

The potential benefit of such technology in manufacturing supply chain is then discussed in this article and a vision for the future blockchain ready manufacturing supply chain is proposed. Manufacturing of cardboard boxes are used as an example to demonstrate how such technology can be used in a global supply chain network.
2 years ago

Russian Quantum Center developed the first Quantum Blockchain

For the first time ever, the researchers of the Russian Quantum Center developed and tested the quantum blockchain technology, a method of distributed storage and verification of financial, commercial, and other data protected by quantum cryptography.
2 years ago

European Energy Trading Firms test peer-to-peer Trading over the Blockchain

The Enerchain® software allows trading organisations, using encryption technology, to anonymously send orders to a decentralised orderbook which can be hit by other trading organisations. All this is done “peer-to-peer” without a central marketplace operated by a third party.
2 years ago

Ensuring Healthcare System Integrity with Blockchain

Estonian Government has been one of the early adopters of the technology and there are integrations in production for several years already. One of the most recent integration is with Estonian E-health Foundation - for securing medical records against tampering and providing means to independently audit the system. In the presentation I will give an overview of how KSI Blockchain technology works and review how it is applied in Estonian public sector (focusing on the integrations in health-care system).
2 years ago

OwlChain Launched as the World's First Food Blockchain Provenance System

The company announced OwlChain, the world's first Ethereum-based food provenance system. Through partnership with top-quality vendors like Nice Garden and Upwelling Ocean, OwlChain brings together transparency, immutability, integrity and deep domain expertise for various food supply chains, creating a new benchmark for better food safety in the world.
2 years ago

Automotive Industry Relies on Blockchain Platforms to Enhance Security in Increasingly Digitized Environment

By 2025, the total automotive industry's spend on technology is expected to be ~168.80 billion, with ~0.6 percent investment on blockchain technology due to their value in smart manufacturing, supply chain logistics, retailing & leasing, connected living & IoT (Internet of Things) and mobility services. Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) primarily employ blockchain technology in financial applications, but in the long term, they will extend their use to functional areas such as smart manufacturing and connected cars.
2 years ago

ITAMCO to Develop Blockchain-Based Secure Messaging App for U.S. Military

ITAMCO, developer of the advanced privacy app Crypto-Chat, has been awarded a Phase 1 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a secure, non-hackable messaging and transaction platform for the U.S. military.
2 years ago

Using Bitcoin to prevent Identity Theft

An attacker who hacked a public-key encryption system, for instance, might “certify”, or cryptographically assert the validity of, a false encryption key, to trick users into revealing secret information. But it couldn’t also decertify the true key without setting off alarms, so there would be two keys in circulation bearing certification from the same authority. The new system, which Tomescu developed together with his thesis advisor, Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, defends against such “equivocation.”
2 years ago

TMX Group Develops Blockchain Prototype for Energy Business

NGX collaborated with Nuco, a digital infrastructure provider, to build a new system using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to improve the tracking of natural gas flows at delivery locations in the United States. The prototype is designed to optimize the NGX natural gas settlement process for clients by providing a transparent view of gas movements across locations and enabling participants to more accurately report their positions. The NGX use case for the prototype also has the potential to enhance delivery and payment processing, mitigate the risk of, and expedite remediation of, supply shortfalls, and provide secure transactional data.
2 years ago

Zero-knowledge Security Layer to be Added to Quorum Blockchain Platform

The Zerocoin Electric Coin Company (ZECC), developers of the Zcash™ digital currency, today announced a partnership with J.P. Morgan, one of the world’s largest banks, to add technology from Zcash to J.P. Morgan's enterprise blockchain platform, Quorum.This technology will extend Quorum’s existing privacy protections, which already offer private smart contracts, to add cryptographically assured, private settlement of digitized assets on a distributed ledger without a central intermediary.
2 years ago

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab (MIT ML) and other industry partners to foster a digital environment where users, both businesses and consumers, may securely share driving and autonomous vehicle testing data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions and store vehicle usage information that could be used in the setting of insurance rates.
2 years ago

e-Estonia: Confidentiality, Availability and Integrity in a Dynamic Digital Society

The central security element for managing massive data and enabling data, rules, log files integrity is the Keyless Signature Infrastructure - a blockchain technology that is able to verify authenticity of information, prove its integrity independently with no trusted parties using pure math. E-Health system holds millions of health records, X-ray pictures, diagnosis, analysis results and not only gives instant access to the health data for authorized personnel and patients, but as well enables control over the data usage on all levels.
2 years ago

Consensus 2017: From Capital Markets to Supply Chains, IBM Outlines How Blockchain Will Reimagine Business Networks

With respect to capital markets, using blockchain to improve dispute resolution and settlement times can deliver benefits across boundaries. Krishna noted that an estimated $300 billion in underlying costs of global commerce can be optimized with blockchain, a powerful statement of the technology's benefit to industries such as shipping, property and capital markets. Blockchain will do for transactions what the Internet did for information.
2 years ago

FinTech4Good Announces Launch of Blockchain Accelerator Program at the K(NO)W Identity Conference

FinTech4Good believes that digital identity is one of the key foundations for blockchain-based solutions in the financial sector and many other industries.
2 years ago

IBM and Chile’s Santiago Exchange to Deliver World’s First Securities Lending Blockchain Solution

IBM and Chile’s Santiago Exchange, the largest in the country, today announced a partnership to introduce blockchain technology across the country’s financial sector. The agreement makes the Santiago Exchange the first stock market in Latin America to apply IBM Blockchain technology within its short selling system for securities lending.
2 years ago

LuxTrust and Cambridge Blockchain Announce Privacy-Protecting Identity Platform

The platform will instill state-of-the-art "privacy by design" principles outlined in the GDPR to provide quick onboarding, attribute, consent management and compliance services for natural persons, legal entities and devices with full transparency and auditability of transactions. Data and privacy policies are established through a single comprehensive system, accessible via user-friendly mobile and web applications.
2 years ago

Brightlands Innovation Factory is launching Incubation Program for Innovative Blockchain Startups

Brightlands Innovation Factory is launching a unique and tailor-made Incubation Program for innovative Blockchain startups! The program will take place inside Techruption, a dedicated co-creation zone in the Brightlands Smart Services Campus Heerlen. This campus is the heart of Blockchain development.
2 years ago

White Paper: "Project Hurricane" or how to implement Blockchain Technology in German Real Estate Transactions

This paper depicts the use of the blockchain concept in real estate transaction in Germany and is focused on the registration in Section II of the German Grundbuch.
2 years ago

Blockchain powered BitCAD platform introduces Biometric identification system for Enhanced Security and Authentication applications

BitCAD, a cryptographic smart platform, has announced its development of a decentralized blockchain-based system for biometric identification of users. Biometric Verification relates to the identification of an individual through the evaluation of distinguishing biological traits. Unique identifiers include fingerprint analysis, hand geometry, voice waves, iris or retina scans, DNA and signatures.
2 years ago

TenneT, sonnen, Vandebron and IBM to develop Blockchain for Managing the Electricity Grid in the Netherlands and Germany

The digital process of verifying and documenting the performance values of these distributed flexible energy devices is delivered using IBM Blockchain, built with Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain framework implementation and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation. Blockchain is suited to connecting multiple parties and large numbers of distributed computed nodes and enabling them to undertake joint action in a scalable, transparent and trusted network.
2 years ago

Cegeka, KPMG and Microsoft further optimize blockchain services

Cegeka, KPMG and Microsoft are collaborating in the Netherlands to optimize their service provision based on blockchain technology. Blockchain makes it possible to gather information from various sectors and perform transactions securely without involving a ‘trusted third party’, such as a bank or notary. The three partners each specialise in different blockchain technology fields: Cegeka is a specialist in the various blockchain technologies – such as Corda, Ethereum, Hyperledger, multichain and Ripple – and brings the required technical experience to the group, also using its expertise to determine which technologies are most suitable for which services.
2 years ago

Blockchain as Radical Innovation: A Framework for Engaging with Distributed Ledgers as Incumbent Organization

In this case study, we analyze how an incumbent bank deals with the radical innovation of blockchain. We find that blockchain as an innovation is unique, because its transaction cost-lowering nature requires cooperation not only on an intra-organizational, but also on an inter-organizational level to fully leverage the technology.
2 years ago

Lockheed Martin Contracts Guardtime Federal for Innovative Cyber Technology based on Blockchain

Lockheed Martin becomes the first U.S. defense contractor to incorporate blockchain technology into its developmental processes, enabling more efficient and assured offerings to the federal government. Using Guardtime Federal's Black Lantern appliances and the nationally distributed Guardtime Federal Core blockchain infrastructure, Lockheed Martin plans to realize more efficient and secure software development and supply chain risk management.
2 years ago

BNP Paribas Securities Services reveals Development of a Next-generation Fund Distribution Platform based on Blockchain and Smart Contract technology

One of the main objectives of the platform is to speed up the onboarding process for both fund buyers and asset managers. Fund buyers using BNP Paribas Fund Link will only have to upload their profile and investor onboarding documents once. This information will then be shared easily with the various management companies on the platform.
2 years ago

Mizuho and IBM Japan Building Trade Financial Platform Using Blockchain

Mizuho Financial Group is working with IBM Japan to ultimately conduct actual trade transactions based on Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain framework implementation and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation. Specifically, the project exchanges digitized letters of credit for actual trade transactions between Japan and overseas clients. As the letter of credit is digitally shared among parties including importers, exporters and their banks, it is expected to simplify the associated document creation and exchange processes, which have traditionally been time- and paper-intensive.
2 years ago

Analysis and Outlook of Applications of Blockchain Technology to Equity Crowdfunding in China

This study examines current problems in the practice of equity crowdfunding in China. Based on the analysis of the characteristics of blockchain technology, this study further explores its practical applications in equity crowdfunding.
2 years ago

Leading Global Transaction Banks kick off Blockchain Proof of Concept with SWIFT gpi

SWIFT is leveraging the recently released Hyperledger Fabric v1 technology, and combining it with key SWIFT assets, to ensure that all the information related to nostro/vostro accounts is kept private and seen only by the account owner and its correspondent banking partner. The PoC application will use a private permissioned blockchain in a closed user group environment, with specific user profiles and strong data controls, and user privileges and data access will be strictly governed.
2 years ago

Healthcare and Pharma to benefit from Trusted Identities in Blockchain Apps

The proof of concept showed that SAFE-BioPharma compliant digital identities can be linked to the blockchain to assure trust in the identity of each person engaged in the transaction. Transactions can be anonymous until the completion of a clinical study or other project and subsequently "chained back" to the proven identity of the user if needed for regulatory or clinical purposes.
2 years ago

IBM and NUS collaborate to promote FinTech and Blockchain Training in Singapore

The Singapore government's strategic goal to become a Smart Financial Centre has put focus on blockchain for Singapore. Through its Financial Sector Technology & Innovation (FSTI) scheme, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has committed S$225 million (US$157 million) over a five-year period to provide support for the creation of a vibrant fintech ecosystem. Among the projects that have been backed by the scheme is a decentralized record-keeping system based on blockchain technology aimed at preventing duplicate invoicing in trade finance.
2 years ago