Tagged: distributed ledger technology

Establishing Proper Standards Is Key to Ensuring Blockchain or DLT Sector Moves Forward: Report

Establishing proper standards is the key to ensuring that the blockchain sector moves forward, according to a recent blog post published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The blog post’s authors (Sumedha Deshmukh, Mercina Tillemann-Dick, Sofia Arend) note that standards for blockchain or distributed ledger tech… Read More

DeFi Experienced Explosive Growth in 2020, but Sector Needs More Regulatory Clarity and Better Compliance Programs: Chainalysis

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis confirms that decentralized finance (DeFi) is growing at “warp speed,” however, regulatory guidelines and compliance requirements still remain unclear. The Chainalysis team states in a blog post that DeFi’s explosive growth has been one of cryptocurrency’s “biggest stories” of 2020. The… Read More

Verizon Wireless Introduces Blockchain based Verification System for Verifying Information in News Releases

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), an American telecommunications firm that offers wireless products and services to 119 million+ subscribers, confirmed that it has launched Full Transparency by Verizon, a blockchain-powered, open-source newsroom product “designed to raise the bar for corporate accountability.” According to a release, the initiative… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Tokeny Solutions Celebrates Three Year Anniversary, Reveals Future Growth Plans

Tokeny Solutions, a digital asset platform facilitating primary issuance and management of security tokens, notes that they’ve planned many activities this week to celebrate the third year since their launch. The digital asset platform writes in a blog post that Tokeny Solutions was officially launched… Read More

IRIS Foundation Introduces Technology Grants Program to Support Blockchain Developers and DLT Projects

IRIS Foundation, which supports the ongoing development of IRISnet (which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications), has introduced the Tech-Grants Program to fund application developers, teams, and initiatives that contribute to the development of IRISnet and the wider ecosystem…. Read More

Realio Founder Explains that his Team’s Vision for Tokenized Real Estate was to Offer Democratized Global Access to Quality Deals

Derek Boirun, CEO and co-founder at Realio, a blockchain-enabled issuer, asset manager and technology provider, says that the idea behind his company (Realio) came to him when he realized that blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) might be a great tool to help with establishing… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Provider Bloq to Allow Users to Launch Cluster of Avalanche Nodes within Minutes

Bloq has launched support for managed Avalanche nodes. Users will now be able to set up a cluster of Avalanche nodes (or transaction validators) in a few minutes through the Bloq platform. Avalanche is a blockchain-enabled platform for creating “an open, simple, and democratic Internet… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul and Colleagues Present New Paper on Improving Runtime Verification of Blockchain based Smart Contracts

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, and his colleagues have authored a new paper, titled “Towards Configurable and Efficient Runtime Verification of Blockchain Based Smart Contracts at the Virtual Machine Level.” The… Read More

Ontology (ONT) to Accelerate Development of Decentralized ID Solutions by Building on Polkadot (DOT)

Blockchain platform Ontology (ONT) is building on Polkadot (DOT) so that it can accelerate the adoption of decentralized identity solutions. The Ontology team noted that they will be developing applications on Polkadot, which is a sharded blockchain that can seamlessly connect several different chains together… Read More

VeChain, Renji Hospital and DNV GL to Introduce World’s First Blockchain based “Intelligent” Tumor Treatment Center

VeChain, the developer of blockchain-based solutions for enhancing supply chain management processes (among other use cases), will be involved in the launch of the first blockchain-based “intelligent” tumor treatment center. VeChain will be working cooperatively with Renji Hospital and DNV GL in order to introduce… Read More

Dr. Amrit Kumar: President at Zilliqa Explains How Platform’s Scilla Smart Contract Language Is Used to Develop Secure Applications

We recently caught up with Dr. Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform. Many of the more popular iterations of blockchain are not sufficiently robust to handle the high transaction rates needed today – not to mention what… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Cloud Tech Will “Drive Evolution” of Capital Markets

Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of over $17 trillion, says that emerging technologies (Emtech) continue to “drive the evolution” of capital markets.  As covered, Friedman believes that Cloud technologies will transform financial services and… Read More

Qtum Foundation Reveals it Spent 189 Bitcoin (BTC) or $2.46 Million During Q3 2020 to Maintain and Grow Operations

The Qtum Foundation, an organization that supports the ongoing development of Qtum (QTUM), a platform for creating decentralized applications that aims to leverage certain technical aspects related to the security of the Bitcoin (BTC) network while providing smart contract functionality (somewhat similar to Ethereum), have… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Platform Waves Launches ERC-20 WAVES Token to Enable Access to Ethereum Network Apps

Waves (WAVES), a blockchain-based platform for developing enterprise-grade applications, will be issuing an ERC-20 compliant token as part of its collaboration with the Ethereum (ETH) network. The Waves development team noted: “As Waves continues to foster interoperability between various protocols, the WAVES token has been… Read More

Mark Smargon: CEO at Israeli Fintech Fuse.io Wants to Offer Non-Custodial, Open-Source Payments Services with WeChat level User Experience

We recently caught up with Mark Smargon, CEO of Fuse.io, a Fintech company that aims to connect everyday payments to the blockchain without compromising on user experience. Fuse.io is focused on leveraging the latest decentralized finance (DeFi) infrastructure to offer a unique platform to businesses… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain based Trade Finance, Food Safety, Medical Records Software Now Managed by Bank and Tech Firm led Consortiums, Nexia TS Explains

Nexia TS, a Singapore-based accounting firm, notes that the use of blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based solutions can potentially “improve compliance” and “decrease risks” typically associated with digital transformation processes. DLT-enabled solutions might also improve the overall efficiency of a company’s operations. The Nexia… Read More

Waves Association Is Offering 1 Million WAVES or $2.9 Million via its Blockchain Developer Grant Program

Waves Association, a non-profit organization that’s focused on the development of innovative technologies for the Waves (WAVES) protocol, will be offering a grant program of 1 million WAVES tokens – which are valued at around $2.9 million at the time of writing. The grant program… Read More

Sky Guo, Co-Founder at Cypherium, will be Representing Blockchain Sector at 75th United Nations General Assembly

Sky Guo, a founding member of OMFIF, an independent forum for central banking, economic policy and public investment, has reportedly been invited by the United Nations (UN) to talk about how foreign policy experts can take advantage of the latest digital technologies to address the… Read More

Nash, a Fast and User-Friendly Decentralized Financial Services Platform, Introduces Easy Way to Accept Digital Asset Payments

The digital commerce sector is on track to surpass $4.6 trillion globally within the next two years, according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. Amazon, Walmart, and Costco alone are expected to generate sales and revenue valued at around $1 trillion during 2020. As… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi Development are Similar but Also Quite Different because they Solve Unique Problems, OKCoin Explains

The development of the Bitcoin (BTC) protocol and decentralized finance (DeFi) networks is somewhat similar but also very different, according to a report from OKCoin. The exchange notes that application developers are focused on supporting the growth of Bitcoin and DeFi. They aim to create… Read More

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