Category: Blockchain

  • HTC Launches Blockchain Smartphone ‘Exodus’ with Flagship Specs

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    A decade on from the launch of the first ever Android phone, Taiwanese consumer electronics giant HTC has taken the wraps off its blockchain-powered smartphone, dubbed ‘Exodus’. HTC has officially announced the early access release of Exodus 1, the company’s first-ever blockchain phone. Available for preorder on its website, the phone will ship sometime in early […]

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  • Visa Integrates Open Source Hyperledger Tech for B2B Blockchain Payments

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    Visa is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric ahead of the commercial launch of its own blockchain service for enterprise payments in Q1 2019. Visa B2B Connect, the payment giant’s enterprise blockchain platform that enables cross-border payments between businesses, is partnering IBM to integrate the latter’s development of the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework. […]

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  • Samsung SDS, ABN AMRO to Link Blockchains in Europe’s Largest Shipping Port

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    Samsung SDS, the IT subsidiary of Korean giant Samsung, is collaborating with Dutch ‘big three’ bank ABN AMRO for a logistics blockchain pilot tracking the shipment of a container from Korea to the Netherlands. In an announcement on Monday, Samsung SDS revealed details of a new partnership with the Netherlands bank for a joint blockchain pilot to […]

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  • NEM Foundation Launches Blockchain Hub in Melbourne

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    Melbourne is now home to a new blockchain hub where NEM representatives will provide support to members of the public on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The hub will host educational programs and blockchain events, and it will also serve as a business incubator and support centre for NEM-based blockchain startups. Having benefited from local support through partnerships […]

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  • Fed Up With AI Mistakes? Blockchain Startup Follows ‘Wikipedia Model’ to Make It Better

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    Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing by leaps and bounds, with exciting new applications launching every day. But a blockchain-based startup believes the transition from an “information economy” to an “intelligence economy” will prove a bumpy ride for many people. Large corporations have built most  of the common AI systems that many people use today. CEN […]

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  • Russia: CEO of Banking Giant Sberbank Says Blockchain Tech Will Be ‘Ready’ in 3-5 Years

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    Herman Gref, CEO of state-owned Sberbank – Russia’s largest banking conglomerate – believes that global governments won’t “let go” of centralized models to “allow” decentralized cryptocurrencies to flourish within the next 10 years, local news agency RIA Novosti reports Oct. 18. According to Gref, governments are not yet ready to part with centralized currencies and thus will not let decentralized […]

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  • Entertainment Titan Sony to Use Blockchain Tech to Track Content

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    Entertainment giant Sony has just announced the development of a blockchain-based system to handle digital rights management (DRM) of its digital content. The system builds upon a previous platform that handles authenticating, sharing and rights management for Sony Global Education. The new system will also incorporate functionality for processing rights-related information. It opens the way […]

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  • Accenture Launches Commercial R3 Blockchain Solution in Thailand

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    Global consulting giant Accenture and Digital Ventures, a fintech subsidiary of Thai financial services conglomerate Slam Commercial Bank (SCB) have announced the launch of a jointly developed blockchain solution that makes commercial operations in Thailand more efficient by using R3‘s open-source Corda blockchain protocol to revamp the process of making and receiving payments and accessing finance. […]

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  • Malaysia to Spain: Asian FinTech Completes Ripple Blockchain API Payment

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    A central-bank approved Malaysian Fintech startup that has specializes in international money transfers has completed its first cross-border transfer on RippleNet, Ripple’s enterprise blockchain platform using an API solution. With a payment from Malaysia to Spain, Kuala Lumpur-based MoneyMatch has completed its first cross-border blockchain transaction, a local report from Focus Malaysia confirmed. The transaction, which enabled […]

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  • The Ghost Advisors of the Blockchain

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    Or a guide for management teams on how to choose your advisors Six months before Mr X. was barely known, he might not even know about the Blockchain. And now he is proudly broadcasted in major rating websites as one of the top ten best advisor of the sector. He is one of the ghost advisors […]

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