Samsung Galaxy S10 Could Expose Crypto to Millions of Users

This week, images were leaked potentially giving the world its first glimpse at South Korea-based tech giant Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. Among the images, was evidence that Samsung could be ready to launch a crypto wallet to store cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, and a blockchain explorer service called Samsung Blockchain KeyStore. While the leaked…

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Blockchain Firm Kadena Rolls Out Free Blockchain-as-a-Service Solution On AWS Marketplace

Kadena, a blockchain technology company founded by former JPMorgan and SEC technologists, has rolled out its Blockchain-as-a-Service solution on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace. Kadena is developing blockchain platforms for businesses and entrepreneurs by solving the speed, scalability, and security concerns that impede widespread blockchain adoption and offering simple solutions and tools for developing…

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Bug in Crypto-Platform Beam Causes Brief Halt in Blockchain

Beam, a newly launched privacy oriented cryptocurrency, experienced a bug that caused a sudden, but brief stoppage in its blockchain, the company announced in a Tweet on January 21, 2019. Technical Difficulties Cause a Halt in Beam’s Blockchain (Source: Steemit) One of two recently released implementations of the Mimblewimble privacy protocol, the Beam Mimblewimble blockchain,…

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Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier

Western Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger will partner with Japanese renewable energy firm Sharing Energy. The deal will see he solar panel provider team utilise Power Ledger’s distributed ledger to track consumption of clean energy. The initial pilot will focus on just 100 customers of the Japan-based green energy firm. This, according to Power Ledger,…

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Blockchain Tracking Solution For Pharmaceutical Industry Launched By Software Giant SAP

Multinational software giant SAP is offering a new blockchain solution that it claims will help eliminate counterfeit products along the pharmaceutical supply chain. SAP, a European multinational software corporation, makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. It focuses on 25 industries and six industry sectors, including process industries, discrete industries, consumer industries,…

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Spanish Car Maker SEAT Joins Blockchain Consortium Alastria

SEAT, a Spanish automobile manufacturer, has announced that it has joined blockchain consortium Alastria. Founded in 1950, SEAT is the first non-German wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Headquartered in Madrid, SEAT claims to be the only major Spanish car manufacturer with the ability and the infrastructure to develop its own cars in-house. In…

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R3's Corda Network has Gone Live

On January 16, 2019, R3 launched its Corda Network and announced the formation of the Corda Network Foundation what will manage its affairs. Arrival According to the announcement, the network will be managed by its new non-profit body, the Corda Network Foundation. The Corda Network will function as an open shared network, that will foster…

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Enterprise Blockchain Company – Chronicled Raises $16 Million

Chronicled is a company that has been involved with the cryptocurrency space for some time now, as it was founded in 2014. The company recently announced that they have raised  $16 million in Series A Funding, led by an investment firm out of China on January 15, 2019. About Chronicled Unlike many other companies in the…

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Spanish Energy Company Iberdrola Trials Blockchain To Track Renewable Energy

Iberdrola, a Spanish public multinational electric utility company, has conducted a blockchain pilot to track the supply of energy in real time. Iberdrola engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and retail of electricity in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, North America, the United Sates and Brazil. It has a workforce of around 31,330 employees…

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Blockchain Supply Chain Startup Chronicled Raises $16M USD In Series A Funding

Blockchain startup Chronicled has raised $16 million in Series A funding led by Mandra Capital. The round also saw participation from Streamlined Ventures, The Perkins Fund, Frank Fiore and David Aho. Based in San Francisco, Chronicled is a technology company leveraging blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) to power smart, secure supply chain solutions. It…

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Department of Energy Funds $5 Million for Blockchain Research

The United States Department of Energy has announced on January 7, 2018, that it has allocated $4.8 million dedicated specifically to research and development of four areas of which Cybersecure Sensors for Fossil Power Generation includes the application of blockchain.  DOE Plans to use Blockchain The funding aims to “develop the next generation of science and engineering…

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Blockchain Firms Accepted Into Dubai’s Latest Regulatory Sandbox Cohort

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced the acceptance of seven new firms into its regulatory sandbox. The DFSA’s regulatory sandbox permits tech companies to apply for an Innovation Testing License (ITL), which is part of the agency’s commitment to support innovation and the development of financial technology by enabling successful applicants to test…

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Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to Miners

Hive Blockchain Technologies has published an update regarding the company’s response to the Norwegian Parliament’s recent approval of a legislative bill that will restrict cryptocurrency miners from accessing the tax relief on electricity consumption available to other power-intensive industries. The release criticizes the government’s “unilateral” move to suspend the subsidy without consulting with representatives of…

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Where Are They Now?: Malta Dazzles with Crypto-Legal Certainty on a Pioneering European Island | BTCMANAGER

Throughout 2018 there have been very few nations like Malta who scoffed in the face of cautious regulatory approaches to particular aspects of blockchain technology, namely cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), and instead carved out a uniquely accommodating path for the tech. Compared to China, Malta’s blockchain journey sits on the opposite end of…

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Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity Consumers

Two companies mining cryptocurrencies have topped a list of the largest consumers of electricity in Georgia. In this crypto-friendly nation, however, that’s not necessarily a sin or a disadvantage. Energy-intensive enterprises in the Caucasian country purchase the power they need at wholesale prices. Also read: Huobi and Major Russian Bank to Provide Legal Help to…

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Why Are Women Necessary In The Blockchain Industry?

Overtime, the issue of participation levels of women in blockchain industry came up. Although, it seems not everyone is completely in support of targeting the female demography for inclusion into the crypto community. But, the idea is worth considering due to the following reasons. The New Technology Shouldn’t Exclude 50% Of The World When cryptocurrency…

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Waves Releases Latest Version Of Blockchain Explorer

Decentralized blockchain platform Waves has released the latest version of its blockchain explorer that has been optimized for mobile devices. The Waves Explorer is a simple tool which gets users detailed information about any Waves transaction, address, and block. The latest version, Explorer 2.0, will allow users to easily check transactions and network status from…

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Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Service Launched By National Bank Of Kuwait

The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has rolled out a new blockchain-based service for instantaneous money transfers. The NBK was incorporated in 1952 as the first local bank and the first shareholding company in Kuwait and the Persian Gulf region. NBK, which is the largest financial institution in Kuwait with effective market dominance in the…

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Blockchain Lien Alert System Introduced By Real Estate Startup Ubitquity

Blockchain real estate startup Ubitquity is introducing a blockchain monitoring solution that allows lenders to be alerted to a lien placed against them. Headquartered in Delaware, Ubitquity makes a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform using blockchain technology. Its platform enables users to ensure the authenticity of information related to the land or property in question, in particular…

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Canada’s Funding Competition Seeks Blockchain Applications In Agriculture And Agri-Food Sector

The Canadian government launched a new innovation funding competition to help create jobs and spur the growth of local companies. On behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, launched the new funding competition last week, through the Strategic…

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