Kenyan Gov’t to Use Blockchain in New Affordable Housing Project

Kenya’s government plans to deploy blockchain technology to manage a government housing project of 500,000 units, Kenyan news outlet the Star reported Oct. 15. Within the affordable housing program the government of Kenya reportedly aims to build 500,000 units by 2022, and assist contributors earning less than 100,000 Kenyan Shillings ($992) as they cannot afford…

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Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security

Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution, South Korean economic news outlets The Digital Times reports Monday, Oct. 15. KB Financial is reported to have over $342 billion in assets under management and presides over multiple overseas and domestic subsidiaries,…

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NASDAQ to Launch a Security Token Issuance and Trading Platform

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Spread the love With so many countries against ICOs mainly due to the fact that it has been abused and used by scammers to swindle people out of their hard earn cash. In light of this, NASDAQ is about to provide an alternative which is safer and well regulated. NASDAQ has announced that it will…

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Sony Develops Blockchain Solution for Rights Management with Internal Partnerships

Japanese technology multinational Sony revealed it is working on a blockchain-powered extension of its digital rights management system Monday, Oct. 15. The project is a joint endeavor with both Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Global Education. The as yet unnamed project — the commercialization of which is currently being “considered” — specifically targets “managing…

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IBM’s Blockchain Patents: From Food-Tracking and Shipping to IoT and Security Solutions

The adoption of blockchain technology is slowly taking shape across a multitude of industries. At the forefront of the amalgamation of payment systems and logistics is US tech giant International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), which has established itself as a leader in terms of blockchain-based products and offerings. The latest developments aim at the logistics…

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Faces ‘Consensus Issue’ in Testing

An alleged “consensus issue” in the testing of a planned hard fork of Ethereum, called Constantinople, has caused a testnet to be “not usable,” according to a tweet from Ethereum blockchain infrastructure firm Infura October 13. Infura’s tweet also advises developers to use other testing networks while the Ethereum developer community is “investigating” the issue.…

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The European Blockchain Partnership Finds Europe Getting Serious About Distributed Ledger Technology

On April 10, 2018, 21 EU member states and Norway signed up to create the European Blockchain Partnership. Including the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Ireland, they committed themselves to "cooperate in the establishment of a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) that will support the delivery of cross-border digital public services, with the…

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Circle CEO Says Blockchain Will Make the Internet Look Like a “Cute Experiment”

Amid a recent acquisition spree, the CEO of Circle believes cryptocurrency tokenization could revolutionize the financial landscape Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Boston-based cryptocurrency firm Circle, has made some flattering remarks about blockchain technology in a recent interview with CNBC. Allaire believes cryptocurrency could potentially make the web look like a "cute experiment" in comparison. …

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Watch out Wall Street, Blockchain is Coming: Fmr. JPMorgan Exec. Blythe Masters

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Advertisement Blockchain innovator and former JPMorgan head of commodities Blythe Masters spoke at the London Metal Exchange annual dinner during the LME Week to say that blockchain is coming to commodity markets to introduce heightened confidentiality, reduce paper waste, and improve provenance and productivity. Masters — who became managing director at JPMorgan at the age of…

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Nouriel Roubini Versus Blockchain: Notes from the Senate Floor

Normally, there is very limited room for drawing legitimate comparisons between a Senate hearing and an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight. Yet the hearing entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem,” which took place on October 11, 2018 on the US Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs’ floor, definitely bore quite a few similarities…

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French Grocery Chain Integrates IBM’s Food Trust Blockchain

Advertisement IBM has been flirting with blockchain technology for years. The former PC manufacturer has quietly built multiple blockchain technologies while more obviously innovating in spaces like artificial intelligence with its Watson technology. One area of keen interest as to what the blockchain is capable of is product information, tracking, and so forth. More specifically,…

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Swiss-Based Neuseren to Provide Security Token Solutions Based on BlockRules’ Technology

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Swiss-based Neuseren partnered with US-based BlockRules, a wholly owned subsidiary of pharmaceutical firm Verseon, to offer security token services to companies worldwide. Neuseren S.A., a financial services company based in Geneva, Switzerland, announced on Friday that it partnered with blockchain-oriented development firm BlockRules. According to the agreement, Neuseren will apply BlockRules’ technology and solutions to…

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