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UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention Teams Up with Other Local Agencies to Launch Blockchain Platform for Managing Healthcare Records

The United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has teamed up with the nation’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City and several other local government agencies in order to launch a blockchain-enabled health data storage platform. The Emirates News Agency reported… Read More

Blockchain-based Supply Chain and Trade Finance Firm, Envoy Group, Acquires $13 Million in Funding

Blockchain-enabled supply chain and trade finance firm Envoy Group is reportedly planning to expand its operations beyond Latin America. This, after recently acquiring $13 million in funding from Alcedo Digital Ventures. Developed on R3’s Corda platform, Envoy aims to enhance the existing $17 trillion annual… Read More

Enterprise-grade DLT Platform Insolar Launches Mainnet, Introduces Native Insolar Coin (XNS)

Enterprise-grade distributed ledger tech (DLT) platform Insolar is launching its own main network (mainnet), while introducing its native Insolar Coin (XNS), in order to replace its previously used Ethereum-based digital token INS. Following the successful trial period of its testnet last year, Insolar has introduced… Read More

Chief Fintech Advisor to Premier of Bermuda Says Island Nation is Planning to Launch Complete Crypto and DLT Ecosystem

Denis Pitcher, Chief Fintech advisor to the Premier of Bermuda, confirmed recently that the island country’s government has been focusing on encouraging blockchain and crypto adoption. Bermuda aims to enable greater financial inclusion with its national virtual currency in an area where residents are reportedly… Read More

Hyperledger Foundation Introduces Second Software Release of its Open-Source DLT Platform, Hyperledger Fabric

The Hyperledger Foundation has introduced the second software release of its open-source distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, known as Hyperledger Fabric. The software has a wide range of potential applications but mainly focuses on enterprise blockchain development for large businesses. The foundation’s second release comes… Read More

Baton Systems, Provider of “Blockchain-Inspired” Payments Software, Finalizes $12 Million Investment Round

Baton Systems, an established developer of “blockchain-inspired” bank-to-bank payments software and infrastructure for linking multiple different ledgers, has reportedly secured $12 million in capital, which now includes an additional $4 million from VC Illuminate Financial. Illuminate has joined other existing investors including Trinity Ventures, Alsop… Read More

Israeli Securities Authority Issues a Request for Information to Identify Regulations that May Hinder Ongoing Blockchain Industry Development

The Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) has reportedly issued a Request For Information in order to identify regulatory policies that could hinder the ongoing development of distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused projects in Israel. The country’s regulator is also planning to look closely into the potential use… Read More

Belgium-based Blockchain Firm SettleMint Secures $2 Million via Latest Investment Round

Belgium-headquartered SettleMint, an enterprise blockchain firm, has reportedly secured €1.9 million (appr. $2.04 million) through a new investment round. KPN Ventures and Medici Ventures took part in the firm’s latest funding, SettleMint’s management confirmed on January 28. Following the capital injection, the company is planning… Read More

Urgent Action Required to Address Serious Skills Shortage Crisis In UK’s Financial Services Sector: Report

Urgent action is required in order to address a serious skills and talent shortage in the United Kingdom’s financial services sector, an independent review commissioned by HM Revenue has revealed. The review has issued a warning to industry participants stating that the UK’s financial sector… Read More

Blockchain-focused Project Covantis, Backed by Agri-Business Giant Cargill, Chooses ConsenSys as Tech Partner

Covantis, a blockchain-focused project backed by multinational agri-business companies such as Cargill, has reportedly chosen ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, New York-based Ethereum development studio, as its technology partner. Through Convantis’ partnership with ConsenSys, the Ethereum-based software developer will create a blockchain-powered platform to fully digitize the… Read More

Digital Asset Wallet Developer BRD to Branch Out into Enterprise Blockchain Market with new Project, “Blockset”

BRD, a digital currency wallet developer that has received investments from US-based Fintech Ripple and Japanese financial services company SBI Holdings, has branched out into the enterprise blockchain industry. BRD’s latest initiative, called “Blockset,” aims to provide services to traditional banks, financial services providers and… Read More

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

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