Tagged: blockchain

ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IBM, Scentre Group, & Westpac Participates in Live Pilot of Blockchain-Based Platform Lygon

ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Scentre Group and Westpac announced on Tuesday they have jointly launched a live pilot for Lygon, which is described as a new digital platform using blockchain technology to transform the way businesses obtain and manage bank guarantees that are often required… Read More

Nestlé Launches New Blockchain Pilot Platform to Allow Customers to Track Food Right Back to the Farm

Swiss multinational food and drink company Nestlé announced on Tuesday the launch of its new blockchain pilot platform, which allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm. Nestlé claims to be the first major food and beverage company to announce it will… Read More

Aon, Oxfam, & Etherisc Collaborate to Launch Blockchain-Based Agricultural Insurance Policies in Sri Lanka

Aon plc, a UK-based global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announced on Monday it has partnered with Oxfam in Sri Lanka, the organization working to alleviate poverty; and Etherisc, the insurtech startup developing a protocol for decentralized insurance… Read More

Ripple Announces New Strategic Partnership & $50 Million Stake With Money Transfer Service MoneyGram

Ripple, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced it has formed a new strategic partnership with money transfer service, MoneyGram. Ripple has also taken a $50 million stake in MoneyGram in a push to deploy XRP. Ripple reported that through the new collaboration,… Read More

IBM Introduces New Version of Enterprise Blockchain Platform

IBM announced on Tuesday the launch of its enterprise blockchain platform’s latest version. IBM reported that its vision is a fully-flexible blockchain platform, built around a well-managed open source distributed ledger technology, that can truly run in virtually any computing infrastructure. It was revealed: “Clients… Read More

Symbiont Expands: Opens New International Headquarters in Amsterdam

Symbiont, a smart contracts platform for institutional applications of distributed ledger technology, announced on Monday it has opened its new international headquarters in Amsterdam. This news comes less than six months after the company secured $20 million through its Series B funding round, which was… Read More

Blockchain-Based Platform Developer Spring Labs Raises $23 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By GreatPoint Ventures

 Spring Labs, the company developing a blockchain-based platform designed to transform how information and data are shared globally, announced last week it raised $23 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by GreatPoint Ventures with participation from existing investors, including August Capital,… Read More

Kodak Debuts Blockchain-Enabled Document Management System

American technology company Kodak has reportedly launched its own blockchain-enable document management platform. According to Coindesk, the Kodak document management platform, which is known as Kodak Services for Business, is not under license to a third-party and actually is a Kodak product.  Kodak Services for… Read More

Block.one Launches new Blockchain-Base Social Media Application “Voice” For Alignment & Transparency

Block.one, the creator of the EOSIO (EOS) blockchain protocol, announced on Saturday the launch of its new blockchain-based social media application, Voice, which is designed with users of the platform in mind. According to Block.one, Voice is a more “transparent social media platform” for the… Read More

SingularityNET Announces Launch of SingularityNET X-Lab Blockchain AI Accelerator

Hong Kong-based AI company SingularityNET announced on Monday the launch of its new SingularityNet X-Lab Blockchain AI accelerator program. According to SingularityNet, the program aims to foster and support promising entrepreneurial teams specializing in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies at the intersection of… Read More

Facebook Registers Blockchain Company in Switzerland

Social media giant Facebook has reportedly set up a new fintech company that focuses on blockchain in Switzerland. According to Business Insider, the new fintech, named Libra Networks, with Facebook Global Holdings was named a stakeholder, was notably registered on May 2nd and aims to… Read More

Blockchain Association of Africa Announces Strategic Partnership With Afriplains Digital & Blockchain Worx

Blockchain Association of Africa (BAA), a South Africa based non-profit pan-African organization, announced on Thursday it has formed a strategic partnership with Afriplains Digital, Tanzania (AFD) & Blockchain Worx, Singapore (BCW) to use synergies and further its efforts to equip the community and stakeholders in Africa with hands-on Blockchain education, acumen… Read More

Canadian Blockchain Technology & Financial Cryptography Company Blockstream Announces New Liquid Securities Platform

Blockstream, a Canada-based blockchain technology and financial cryptography company, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new Liquid Securities Platform, which is described as a bitcoin sidechain that supports the creation of new digital assets in addition to the ability to peg-in bitcoin to the… Read More

QEDIT Announces Asset Transfer Enterprise Solution for Preserving Data Privacy on Blockchain

QEDIT, a provider of zero knowledge proof blockchain, announced on Tuesday the launch of its new product QEDIT Asset Transfer (QAT), which provides an enterprise solution for maintaining data confidentiality for large-scale value transfers on the blockchain. QEDIT recently announced the closure of its investment… Read More

Winding Tree Announces Hotel Booking Transaction on Public Blockchain

Winding Tree, an open-source travel distribution platform, announced on Monday it was successfully tested by Hobo Hotel Stockholm, a member of the Nordic Choice Hotels group, completing a hotel booking on a public blockchain and demonstrating a real-world use case the space has not seen… Read More

ICON Set to Hold Blockchain Development Contest “ICON TX Challenge”

ICON, one of the largest blockchain projects in South Korea, announced on Wednesday it will launch the ICON TX (Transaction) Challenge, which is described as a large blockchain development contest with a total prize pool of one million ICX (ICON’s cryptocurrency), starting on June 3rd…. Read More

Hyperledger Launches Fourth Active Project Hyperledger Iroha 1.0

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced on Monday the general availability of Hyperledger Iroha 1.0, which is the fourth active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Indy. According to Hyperledger, Iroha is a… Read More

Pfizer Now Set to Participate in Blockchain Protocol Program For Supply Chain Management

Pharma giant Pfizer has reportedly become one of the latest companies to join the MediLedger Project, which is a blockchain protocol program for supply chain management. McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and Primer Inc. have also joined the program. The MediLedger Project is described as a… Read More

CV Labs Launches New Incubation Program With 12 Blockchain Startups In Switzerland

CV VC (Crypto Valley Venture Capital) announced this week the launch of its new Incubation Program with 12 blockchain startups in Zug, Switzerland. The organization reported that out of 500 applications, 12 startups were selected and have relocated to Zug for the ten-week program. According… Read More

Fineqia Invests in Blockchain-Focused Wave

Blockchain technology firm Fineqia International Inc. announced on Thursday it has invested in Wave Financial Group, LLC (Wave), a blockchain-focused company. According to Fineqia, Wave undertakes early-stage investment, asset management, treasury management and strategy consulting to enhance the adoption of blockchain technologies worldwide. “Wave draws… Read More

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