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South Korean City of Seongnam to Expand Blockchain based Contactless Payments Platform by Introducing Digital Gift Certificates

The South Korean city of Seongnam is reportedly planning to expand its blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled payment platform by introducing digital gift certificates. The city’s DLT based payments platform will be accessible via a mobile app, called Chak. The app has been developed… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Developer, Bison Trails, to Add Support for Flow, which Serves as Foundation for Games, Digital Asset Developers

Blockchain infrastructure developer, Bison Trails, revealed on August 11, 2020, that it has added support for the Flow blockchain. As explained in a release shared with CI, Bison Trails’ support of Flow will let users access its multi-role architecture. All five Flow node types will… Read More

Real Estate and Title Recordkeeping Platform, Ubitquity, to Create Solution for Issuing Blockchain based Tokens Representing Property Titles for Rainier Title

Ubitquity, the developer of a blockchain-enabled platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, has teamed up with Washington-based Rainier Title, which aims to offer the “highest levels” of real property title and escrow services. As mentioned on its official website, Ubitquity offers a simple user… Read More

Division of China’s State-Owned Power Grid Introduces Blockchain enabled Blackout Insurance Policy

A division of China’s state-owned power grid has reportedly introduced a blockchain-enabled blackout insurance policy that’s issued to the chairman of a local firm that had to compensate for a recent loss due to a power outage. The Zhejiang Ningbo Power Supply Company has teamed… Read More

High-Performance Blockchain Platform Ontology Partners NEAR Protocol to Speed Up Development of “Decentralized” Identity Solutions

Ontology (ONT), a “high-performance” or high-throughput blockchain platform for enterprises, has teamed up with the developers of the NEAR Protocol in order to speed up the development and deployment of secure “decentralized” identity solutions. The Ontology team will offer technical support for NEAR’s Decentralized Identifier… Read More

Top Ethereum Projects by Developer Activity: Augur (REP), Band Protocol (BAND), Gnosis (GNO), Maker (MKR), Status (SNT), New Report Reveals

Santiment, which offers on-chain, social and curated information on over 900 cryptocurrencies, notes that, quite often, development activity is an “underrated” indicator of the success of a blockchain or digital asset project. Santiment believes that developer activity for crypto-related initiatives proves or shows the month-to-month… Read More

All-in-One, Interoperable DeFi Hub, Equilibrium, Partners Polkadot After Creating EOS based Lending Solution, and Stablecoin

Equilibrium, which describes itself as an all-in-one, interoperable decentralized finance (DeFi) Hub that lets users stake (cryptocurrencies) and earn, lend and raise liquidity “all in one place,” has partnered with Polkadot, a leading blockchain protocol that has been founded by Gavin Wood, an Ethereum (ETH)… Read More

Blockchain Interoperability Platform Polkadot, focused on Decentralized Web 3.0 Solutions, Launches Sharding Testnet

Polkadot (DOT), a “decentralized” Web 3.0 compatible, blockchain interoperability initiative, recently launched its test network (testnet), in order to assess its planned sharding implementation – which will be based on parachains. As explained by the Polkadot team,  a parachain is an “application-specific” data structure that’s… Read More

Avalanche, which is AVA Labs’ Project led by Professor Emin Gün Sirer, to Work with Whiteblock to Enhance Blockchain Security, Performance

Avalanche, which is AVA Labs‘ project led by Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer, has teamed up with blockchain network testers from Whiteblock, in order to analyze performance, identify key optimizations, and “ensure the production readiness” of the Avalanche protocol implementation. As mentioned in… Read More

Over $4 Billion Now Locked into Nascent DeFi or Decentralized Finance Market, with Open-Source Lending Protocol MakerDAO Leading the Way

The decentralized finance (DeFi) sector continues to experience significant growth, as the total value locked in its markets has surpassed $4 billion, according to DeFi Pulse data. DeFi markets leverage blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT), crypto-assets, and smart contracts (automated business logic), in order… Read More

More than 1,000 Block Producing Validators Took Part in Avalanche’s Denali Incentivized Test Network for Developing DeFi Apps

The development team at Avalanche, which is AVA Labs‘ project led by Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer, confirms that it has been a few months now since they opened Avalanche’s Denali testnet to the general public. Avalanche aims to be a scalable, open-source… Read More

$150 Million in ONT Tokens are Being Staked on Ontology, a “High-Performance” Blockchain Development Platform

In June 2020, the Ontology (ONT) team celebrated two years since the launch of the Ontology mainnet, which aims to serve as a “high-performance” enterprise blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. There are currently 70 decentralized applications (dApps) that are now live on the… Read More

Blockchain Platform Zilliqa to Work with Singapore’s Digital Asset Custody Service, OnChain Custodian

Zilliqa, a “high-performance” and “high-security” blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based platform, recently revealed that it has chosen Singapore’s digital currency custody service, Onchain Custodian, to secure its network’s assets. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “In working with the firm, the Zilliqa… Read More

Proof of Stake Blockchain Project Cardano Launches Shelley Mainnet After Over 5 Years of Peer Reviewed Development

The Cardano blockchain completed a “historic” hard fork (backwards incompatible upgrade) on July 29, 2020 – which initiated the launch of the highly-anticipated Shelley mainnet (main or production ready network). The open-source blockchain-based development platform will try to compete with Ethereum, EOS, and Tron (TRX)… Read More

US SEC Awards Contract to CipherTrace because it’s the “Only Known” Blockchain Forensics Tool that can Track Binance Chain Transactions

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed on July 29, 2020 that it’s planning to award a single-source contract to blockchain security firm CipherTrace, a Menlo Park, California based business that recently introduced real-time predictive risk scoring for cryptocurrencies. The SEC said that CipherTrace… Read More

ConsenSys Labs Is Accepting Applications for Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, will Develop Open, Interoperable Tools

ConsenSys Labs, an organization that aims to solve real-world problems with Ethereum blockchain-based solutions for enterprises, announced on July 30, 2020 that it’s accepting applications for the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, which is being powered by Tachyon, an accelerator program by ConsenSys Ventures that takes early-stage… Read More

Bluzelle, a “Decentralized” Data Network, to Launch Mainnet on August 8, 2020, will Use Latest Tendermint Version

Bluzelle, which aims to serve as s “decentralized” data network, revealed on July 30, 2020, that it will be launching Phase 1 of its mainnet. The network is scheduled to officially go live on August 8, 2020. Once the network is live, Bluzelle’s BLZ token… Read More

Ethereum Competitor Polkadot, a Blockchain Interoperability Protocol, Secures Over $43 Million in Funding via Private Token Sale

Blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot has acquired around $43.7 million in funding through a private token sale. The crypto token sale, which was conducted over the course of three days from July 24 to July 27, 2020, included participation from multiple investors, who provided 3,982 Bitcoins… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces New Website, Market Intel, which gives Digital Asset Managers and Regulators Access to Meaningful Insight about Crypto Activity

Leading blockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis, which recently secured $49 million in capital through a Series B round, announced on July 27, 2020, that it has launched Market Intel, its newly designed website for asset managers and regulatory agencies. The new site may be used to… Read More

Blockchain Driven Social Trading Platform HedgeTrade to Synch with Cosmos and Tendermint powered Bluezelle for Better Trading Experience

Blockchain-driven, social trading platform HedgeTrade will reportedly be synching up with Bluzelle’s “decentralized” database network, in order to provide blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-interoperable trading tools and features to HedgeTrade’s consumer base. Traders that use HedgeTrade are able to post predictions into a smart… Read More

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