November 5, 2018 11:06 PM The blockchain developer aims to protect Arizonans from predatory loans. Non-profit blockchain developer Sweetbridge is the third company to join the Arizona FinTech Sandbox, according to a November statement issued by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. The sandbox was launched on August 3 of this year and...
October 30, 2018 11:14 PM Diamonds are forever...on the blockchain. The world's second-largest producer of diamonds, Russia-based ALROSA, has agreed to participate in a pilot for blockchain supply chain Tracr, according to an October 29 press release published on the ALROSA website. Tracr is an Ethereum-based blockchain platform conceived in 2017 by...
The new platform is intended to address "audit trail gaps" in the sharing of time-sensitive information. US stock exchange Nasdaq has won a patent in which it describes a blockchain platform for sharing time-sensitive information. The patent, which was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on October 23, outlines...
The Port of Rotterdam pilot will connect two enterprise blockchain platforms across vast distances. The Port of Rotterdam, Europe's busiest seaport, has partnered with Dutch Bank ABN AMRO and the IT division of technology giant Samsung to launch a blockchain pilot program to track shipping containers, according to an October...
Ticketmaster announced its acquisition of UPGRADED, a blockchain-powered smart ticket creator. Smart tickets can allow event owners and ticket sellers more control over ticket distribution and more power to prevent counterfeits. Ticketmaster announced today its acquisition of blockchain ticketing company UPGRADED. UPGRADED turns traditional tickets into smart, blockchain-secured tickets adding new...
October 16, 2018 12:03 AM The World Energy Council has produced its blockchain-focused World Energy Insights Brief 2018. After consulting with 39 global energy leaders and stakeholders, the report finds that blockchain is in its infancy, but it could have an immediate impact and holds the potential to “upend” the...
Coinfirm, a RegTech and blockchain startup, working with KAD ICT Hub, is launching an anti-fraud platform in an African country where digital scams occur all too frequently. Though it boasts one of Africa's strongest economies, Nigeria's reputation is held back by incidents of online and digital fraud, many of them...
Ofcom thinks blockchain technology will succeed where standard databases have failed. Ofcom, the United Kingdom's telecommunications and broadcasting regulator, has received £700,000 GBP, nearly $1 million USD, from the UK government's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to explore how blockchain technology can solve the country's telephone number management...
“Smart Money” could ease confusion over who gets paid and when. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have developed an application to test whether blockchain technology can increase the efficacy of insurance payments, according to an official October 9 announcement from...
The “feasibility studies” have been initiated by the Thailand Ministry of Commerce. The Thailand Ministry of Commerce, with the support of the British embassy in Thailand, has begun conducting "feasibility studies" to examine how blockchain technology can be used to manage intellectual property (IP) and copyrights, according to an October...