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CME Plans To Develop New System To More Easily Modify Blockchain Protocols

A patent for a system that would allow for modifications of a Blockchain protocol without a consensus from all participants of the network, originally filed by...

Indian Software Firm, Canadian Research Institute Partner To Promote Blockchain In India

India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada’s Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to collaborate on Blockchain education...

Blockchain Based Social Media Platforms: The Future of Social Media?

Blockchain technologies have been fondly called the basis and the beginning of ‘The Internet 3.0’ over the recent years. But what does this mean...

China’s IT Ministry Wants A Blockchain Standard System ‘As Soon As Possible’

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (IT) has conducted a study on Blockchain technologies in order to promote the “formation of a complete Blockchain standard system...

Huawei Reportedly Seeks SIRIN OS License To Introduce Blockchain-Based Smartphone

Chinese tech giant Huawei plans to develop a smartphone that will support decentralized applications (DApp) running on Blockchain technology, reports Bloomberg March 21. According to an unconfirmed source acquired by...

Venture Capital Firms Pull Back From Fintech Investment, Recent Report Shows

Equity funding in capital markets fintech was “down 52% in 2017,” a White Paper by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concluded March 16. In 2017 fintech ventures...

Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake Identities

A newly published patent filing from Mastercard suggests that the payments giant is looking at blockchain as a way to safeguard identity data. In an application released...

Salesforce Among 12 New Members to Join Blockchain Research Institute

Cloud computing company Salesforce is among 12 new members to the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the multi-million dollar global blockchain think tank announced on...

The Blockchain Data Problem Might Be Bigger Than You Think

A straightforward data point - the total supply of bitcoin hit 17 million. But as with most things in crypto, it wasn't so simple. Every 10...

Irish University Study Calls For Government Action To Promote Blockchain In The Country

The authors of a study at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway on the adoption of blockchain in Ireland, called on the government to...

Spanish Bank Makes History And Votes With Blockchain At Annual Meeting

The secure, decentralized nature of blockchain technology presents countless applications outside of cryptocurrency, as one European bank proved in a historic first at its...

Australia: PwC, Chamber of Commerce, Port of Brisbane Partner for Blockchain Pilot

PwC Australia, the Port of Brisbane, and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have partnered to release a blockchain-based supply chain management proof of concept (PoC),...

Mastercard Files Patent for Blockchain System to Secure Card Payments

Financial services provider Mastercard has filed a patent for a blockchain system to provide faster and more secure payments on their cards, according to US Patent and Trademark Office...

Brazil’s Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

Brazil could soon have a new blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of information exchanged between the country's financial authorities. Brazil's central bank, Banco Central...

Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3’s Blockchain Tech

R3 has scored another win in the insurance sector, giving the startup a wide lead over other distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers in the sector. Revealed...

Accenture, Thales to Debut Blockchain Tool for Aerospace Supply Chains

Dublin-based major consultancy firm Accenture has partnered with French multinational aerospace firm Thales Group to update aircraft supply chains using blockchain, according to a press release July 16. Based on Hyperledger Fabric...

Another $1 Billion Blockchain Fund to Launch With Government Backing

Another Chinese city is launching a fund worth over $1 billion in order to support the development of blockchain-focused enterprises. The district government of the Jiangbei...

Forrester Research: 90% of Blockchain Initiatives by US Firms Will Never Become Operational

About 90 percent of currently active U.S. companies’ blockchain initiatives will ultimately be abandoned. This statistic comes from a study by Forrester Research, cited by Bloomberg...

CEVA Logistics: IBM-Maersk Blockchain Platform Is ‘Big Step Forward’

Swiss-registered logistics giant CEVA Logistics has announced its participation in IBM and Maersk’s new joint blockchain platform TradeLens in a press release August 10. The partners unveiled TradeLens, which is dedicated to enhancing shipping...

Canada: State-Funded Research Program IRAP Now Hosts Blockchain Explorer

The Canadian government-funded research program Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) is now hosting its own blockchain explorer, according to an official statement on Aug. 20. The IRAP, managed by the National...

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