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Expertise in Blockchain or DLT Now the Number-One “Hard Skill” that Firms are Seeking on LinkedIn

Expertise or prior experience working with blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) has quickly become the number-one “hard skill” that firms are now looking for on LinkedIn. According to a recently published job trends report, LinkedIn researchers examined user profiles who were “getting hired at… Read More

Australia-based Power Ledger, a Blockchain-enabled Energy Solutions Provider, Acquires 250 kW Photovoltaic System

Australia-headquartered Power Ledger, a blockchain-based energy solutions provider, has reportedly acquired a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will use a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered data management and settlement platform. According to a press release, Power Ledger acquired the system from Perdaman Advanced Energy, an… Read More

“Beijing Tong,” a Mobile App Developed by Beijing’s Municipal Government, Registers Data on “Menu Blockchain” System

“Beijing Tong,” a mobile-based app developed and released by Beijing’s municipal government, has reportedly registered data from more than 1,000 local business offices on its “menu blockchain” system. Confirming the development on January 11, 2020, during a scheduled session of the Municipal People’s Congress, Feng… Read More

Blockchain-enabled Smart Contract Auditing Solution Developer ChainSecurity Partners PwC to Streamline Auditor’s Services

The blockchain-enabled smart contract auditing solution developers at ChainSecurity have teamed up with the Switzerland-based division of Big Four auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in order to streamline the services the multinational auditor provides. According to statements shared with Cointelegraph, a PwC representative confirmed that no… Read More

Asian Fintech Firm Ant Financial Ranked China’s Fifth Most Valuable Private Company

Asian Fintech firm Ant Financial, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly been ranked China’s fifth most valuable privately-held company. According to an inaugural rankings report released by Hurun, which is primarily known for publishing China’s list of wealth individuals, Ant Financial is… Read More

Spanish Telecommunications Giant Telefonica to Test Blockchain-based Platform with 8,000 Local Firms

Telefonica, a Spanish telecommunications giant, will be teaming up with Spain’s Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE) in order to provide access to its blockchain-based platform to around 8,000 local companies. Telefonica will reportedly be deploying nodes of its Hyperledger-enabled blockchain at APTE’s 52… Read More

IBM and Farmer Connect Introduce Blockchain-based App that lets Users Learn About Coffee Beans they’ve Purchased

New York-based tech giant IBM and Farmer Connect, an organization focused on enhancing transparency and sustainability in agriculture supply chains, introduced a blockchain-powered application at the Consumer Electronic Show (held in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 6, 2020) that lets users learn more about the… Read More

Number of Israeli Blockchain and Crypto-focused Startups Increased by 32% Last Year: Report

The number of Israel-based blockchain and crypto-focused startups increased by 32% last year, a December 30 report from the Israeli Bitcoin Association confirmed. The report noted that there were 150 active blockchain firms in the country in 2019. Toward the end of 2018, there were… Read More

Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG Perform First Blockchain-based Trade Finance Transaction in the Country

Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG have reportedly performed the first blockchain-based trade finance transaction in the Middle Eastern nation using R3’s Corda technology. According to a November 23 report from Oman Observer, Oman Oil and Orpic Group, the country’s largest… Read More

Deutsche Börse Venture Network Partners with Fintech Firm Cashlink to Provide Digital Securities

The venture capital division of Deutsche Börse, a German marketplace, has finalized a new deal that will make it easier for institutional investors to acquire digital securities. According to an October 30 press release, Deutsche Börse Venture Network (DBVN) has partnered with local Fintech firm… Read More

Malta-based Crypto Exchange OKEx Joins Global Blockchain Platform Klaytn to Promote DLT Adoption

Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEx announced recently that it will be joining the global blockchain platform Klaytn, which has been developed by Kakao’s subsidiary Ground X. On October 25, OKEx’s management noted that blockchain project Klaytn is preparing to onboard the digital currency exchange into… Read More

Largest US-based Retail Food Group Purchasing Organization to Test Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech to Streamline Operations

Topco Associates, the largest US-based retail food GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) and the third largest private firm in Illinois, is preparing to test Mastercard’s blockchain-based technology to streamline its operations. Topco is planning to pilot a traceability platform created by Envisible, a logistics company. According… Read More

China Introduces New Cryptography Law to Be Effective January 1, 2020

A new cryptography law was passed on October 26 by the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress in China. The proposed law will be effective on January 1 of next year, according to local news outlet Xinhuanet. The announcement has come shortly after… Read More

Bank of America Is Reportedly Piloting Ripple’s Distributed Ledger Technology

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America (BoA), the second-largest US bank with over $2.3 trillion in total assets, is reportedly testing out Ripple’s distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based financial products. The bank might be planning to do more with the San Francisco-based Fintech firm’s technology. Ripple’s… Read More

CBDC: Bank for International Settlements and Swiss National Bank to Research DLT and Central Bank Digital Money

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has teamed up with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in order to work on a Switzerland-based innovation hub that will initially conduct research into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Financial services provider SIX is… Read More

Tokeny Aligns with DLA Piper to Provide Blockchain Compliance Solutions

Tokeny, the Luxembourg-based fintech compliant tokenization platform delivering institutional grade solutions in the issuance, lifecycle management and secondary trading of security tokens, has partnered with global law firm DLA Piper. Hedera Hashgraph recently cited DLA Piper as first members of the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council,… Read More

GSX Deploys Digital Stock Exchange Prototype on New Blockchain: All Aboard!

Two updates from the Gibraltar Stock Exchange posted today. The first: GSX Group has reportedly successfully deployed a GSX Digital Stock Exchange prototype and a demo bond issuance on the Securities Trading Asset Classification Settlement (STACS) Network’s Global TestNet. Using DLT, the STACS Network, designed… Read More

Report: Expressed Corporate Interest in Blockchain Declining

The word “blockchain” and other related buzzwords are being uttered less by corporate executives in earnings calls and in presentations to investors and analysts, says Axios reporter, Courtenay Brown. “Analysts are also asking about it less,” she writes. According to the chart, “Mentions of blockchain, Bitcoin… Read More

GFSC Veteran David Parody to Lead Gibraltar Association for New Technologies & Boost Public Trust in Expanding Blockchain Ecosystem

HM Government of Gibraltar has launched of the Gibraltar Association for New Technologies (GANT), a trade association that aims to drive forward Gibraltar’s innovative approach to Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The association seeks to establish formal lines of communication between policy makers and the private… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Covesting Receives DLT License in Gibraltar

Covesting, a cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform, announced on Friday it received its Distributed Ledger Technology License (DLT) from regulatory authorities in Gibraltar.   Covesting reported that the DLT License puts its exchange in a unique and strategically advantageous position within the cryptocurrency markets, as it will make the… Read More

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