Brickblock, JTC Partner On Blockchain Real Estate Investment Platform

London Stock Exchange-listed JTC has teamed with blockchain real estate startup Brickblock to launch a blockchain platform for cross-border real estate investment. Established in 1987, JTC provides fund, corporate, and private wealth services to institutional and private clients in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, Europe, Isle of Man, and the UK. The…

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Canada Border Services Test Blockchain Technology to Streamline Processes

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is the latest entity to partner with a blockchain-based platform in a bid to make its systems more efficient. Tracking goods is an intensive business, relying on many people and many documents. However, when you put these two components together in a high-stressed and fast-paced, human errors and misplaced…

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Bloq Hires Fidelity's Previous Head of Blockchain Innovation as its First COO

Blockchain technology company, Bloq, has gained a new COO in the form of Hadley Stern, who had previously led Fidelity’s Blockchain Incubator. Finding the right team members for your business is crucial to its success. It’s not just about experience though, especially in this age of disruptive technology. Innovation and drive are key characters as is…

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Australian Digital Transformation Agency Tells Senate There Is Better Technology Than Blockchain

Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has told the Senate that there is better technology for every use of blockchain considered today. The agency received AU$700,000 from the Australian 2018-19 Budget to explore blockchain for efficient government services purposes. Australian Government to Launch Blockchain Applications In May, the DTA was sent on a mission to look…

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Blockchain Startup Algorand Raises $62M In Funding

Blockchain payments platform Algorand has $62 million in an equity investment round. The funding comes from a broad global investment group representing the venture capital, cryptocurrency, and financial services communities, including Union Square Ventures and Pillar Venture Capital. Founded by MIT professor and Turing Award winner Silvio Micali, Algorand is a scalable and decentralized cryptocurrency…

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Blockchain Interoperability Solution Developed By Accenture

Professional services giant Accenture has developed a solution that enables two or more blockchain systems to work together without changes to the platforms or introducing messaging. For different blockchain sytems to integrate, they must preserve the ability to audit, trace and verify data elements with complete security and integrity. Accenture’s integration solution solve this challenge…

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Crypto Exchange Covesting Receives DLT License In Gibraltar

European cryptocurrency exchange Covesting has secured a distributed ledger technology (DLT) license in Gibraltar. Launched by former Saxo Bank traders, Covesting allows everyday investors to search and compare the performance of hundreds of proven crypto traders and mirror their trades automatically. At the same time, the platform helps investing talents bring their results in front…

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Gibraltar Commits to Train New Generations and Professionals on Blockchain

The government of Gibraltar has announced the launch of a new advisory group focused on creating education courses covering new technologies such as blockchain. The New Technologies in Education (NTiE) group will be a joint initiative between the government and the University of Gibraltar in collaboration with several tech companies based in the country. The…

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Blockchain Syndicated Lending Platform Integrated By National Westminster Bank

UK-based National Westminster Bank (NatWest) has integrated a new blockchain platform for the syndicated loan market. Established in 1968, NatWest is a major retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom. It is considered one of the Big Four clearing banks in the UK, with over 960 branches and 3,400 cash machines. It claims to…

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HTC to Launch Blockchain-Powered Smartphone This Month

The device named Exodus from the Taiwanese consumer electronics firm will hit the markets on October 22. Blockchain Device from HTC The New Taipei-based consumer electronics manufacturer has confirmed that the blockchain-powered Exodus smartphone will be launched on October 22. The announcement was made on the company’s official Instagram account and reported by online publication…

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Rwanda Announces Blockchain Platform to Eradicate Conflict Resources From Supply Chain

The government of Rwanda is leading an innovative mineral traceability initiative using blockchain. To that effect, the project is working with U.K.-based startup Circulor and its blockchain powered supply chain platform to record the provenance of metals in order to eradicate sources of funding for conflict minerals. Circulor to Help Rwanda Comply with International Agreements Tantalum…

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Maqta Gateway, Port of Antwerp Partner To Trial Blockchain Solution For International Trade

Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of UAE-based Abu Dhabi Ports, has partnered with Belgium’s Port of Antwerp to launch an international blockchain pilot. Established in 2016, Maqta Gateway is the developer and operator of the first Port Community System (PCS) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which standardizes and secure all the information exchange among port…

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Sony is Building a Blockchain-Enabled Rights Management System for Digital Content

Japanese technology giant Sony Corporation has announced the development of a rights management system for digital content that utilizes blockchain technology. The purpose is to create a more efficient way of managing and demonstrating ownership of copyright-related information for written works, the company said on Monday. “Today, advances in technologies for digital content creation allow…

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Nouriel Roubini Expands Anti-Cryptocurrency Crusade to Blockchain Technology

Controversial economist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Nouriel Roubini, has long been a detractor of cryptocurrencies, first warning investors against the “scam” in 2013. Since his widely reported tirade against the cryptocurrency, its price has risen 11x, mainly due to increased adoption and growing promise. Despite being undeniably wrong about…

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Blockchain Making Inroads With Commercial Real Estate Industry

The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is comprised of many different types of service providers, including property management, brokerage firms, banks, and other types of lenders. When a CRE transaction takes place, there are various operators involved, requiring extensive sharing of official property documents, and financial information which need to be validated. The requirements for…

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Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Threatens Bitcoin Network

A joint study conducted by Princeton University and Florida International University has found three-quarters of Bitcoin mining is based in China and warned of the potential risks that could result from the significant geographical centralization of the mining network. Also Read: Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders  Researchers Argue China is the “Most…

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OECD Organizes International Conference on the impact of Blockchain Technology

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development will hold an international blockchain technology conference next month to discuss the potential impact of the distributed ledger technology. The conference, dubbed OECD Blockchain Policy Forum, will look at how the blockchain technology will impact the public and private sectors. In attendance will be the State Secretary of…

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Former Trump Adviser, Gary Cohn, just made his Next Career Move to a Blockchain Startup

Cohn, who left the Trump administration in March, said he has always had interest in the blockchain. This prompted him to link up with Fintech blockchain start-up, as was disclosed by the company in a press release on Friday. Spring Labs, a  venture capital supported start-up, which has offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, is…

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Blockchain Startup ScoutChain Partners With Block Crafters On Decentralized Recruitment Platform

Blockchain recruitment platform ScoutChain has partnered with blockchain accelerator Block Crafters to transform the recruitment paradigm. ScoutChain is a new job search platform based on blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). The platform allows users to have ownership and control of their own data and receive rewards for their activity. The company behind ScoutChain is Scout…

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Gladius: A Blockchain Based Cyber Security Solution to Fight DDoS Attacks

A blockchain start-up, Gladius claims to have come up with a solution to prevent the dreaded DDoS attacks. The platform went live earlier yesterday. Respite From DDoS Attacks Gladius, a Washington D.C. based blockchain start-up claims to have come up with a solution that will help websites fight off a distributed denial of service (DDoS)…

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