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More dismal EU EASME blockchain investment examples

In a recent examination of EASME (the EU's The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), ET was somewhat scathing about the amount it was investing in blockchain or distributed ledger...

Swisscom + CA Technologies launch Open Banking Hub

CA Technologies is partnering with Swisscom in a strategic alliance to create an innovative 'Open Banking Hub' (OBH). With Swisscom being a leading Swiss telecommunications provider, it is significant it has...
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Might SDRs turn into IMFcoins?

In October 2016 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched consultations on the future of its SDRs (Special Drawing Rights). It was part of a conversation at a gathering to celebrate the Bank...
Thomas Fire

Community Microgrids – a model for more than utilities?

The Montecito Fire Protection District Board of Directors has authorised its Fire Chief to draft a memorandum of understanding to proceed with a Community Microgrid efforts to support its Fire Protection...
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Securities data blockchain for European SMEs

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is collaborating with IBM to develop a securities data blockchain solution for European SMEs. The project plans to digitize securities certificate data to simplify issuance...

SkyCell and OpenPort add different logistics/blockchain angles

SkyCell and OpenPort have different approaches to the logistics/blockchain challenge. Skycell focuses on air freight and airlines. In contrast, OpenPort, a Hong-Kong-based platform that uses blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in...
Blockpass

Blockpass chases blockchain KYC

Blockpass has revealed its roadmap for a decentralized, KYC compliant blockchain identity verification platform. Through the use of Ethereum and smart contracts, Blockpass will offer shared regulatory and compliance services for...
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Citi and Nasdaq partner in blockchain payments initiative

Two major financial institutions – Citibank and Nasdaq, the stock exchange – wish to tackle liquidity issues in the private securities market. To do this they are leveraging blockchain technology from...

SNS + blockchain = FunkeyPay

FunkeyPay uses blockchain technology and applies it to Social Network Services (SNS). FunkeyPay aims to link SNS and direct commerce with a blockchain model that incorporates payment and P2P marketing. It...
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Earn as you drive: DLT, IOTA and Jaguar Land Rover

According to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), drivers will in the future be able to earn cryptocurrency and make payments on the move, backed by IOTA blockchain-like technology, using connected car services....

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Malware is totally under control

At the Panda Security user conference, PASS2019, held in Madrid, attendees were told "Malware is totally under control." As statements go its about as...
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Salesforce Ventures refills funding bucket in Europe with $125

At Salesforce World Tour, London today Paul Smith EVP & GM UK announced a new $125 million Salesforce Ventures fund to invest in European cloud based...
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Natero acquisition slots into Freshworks

Freshworks has announced the acquisition of customer success platform vendor Natero for an undisclosed amount. The customer success technology dovetails neatly into the marketing,...
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Dragonchain patent for blockchain loyalty system

Dragonchain has received a USPTO patent for a blockchain loyalty system which tracks and monetises time. The product described in the filing corresponds to the...
BanQu

BanQu signs up RSM Spain for supply chain transparency

BanQu, a for-profit/for-purpose blockchain-as-a-service software company, has secured a strategic partnership with RSM Spain, the Spanish member firm of RSM International. The latter is...
CloudBees

CloudBees scores US$10 million from HSBC

Enterprise DevOps vendor, CloudBees, has received a US$10 million investment from global banking giant HSBC. This is the latest significant investment in CloudBees who...
Immense Solutions secures $4.6 million in funding

Immense Solutions secures $4.6 million in funding

Intelligent mobility software provider, Immense Solutions, has raised US$4.6 million in a series A funding round. The funding round was led by Amadeus Capital...
Apache Kafka

Kai Waehner explains why you need Kafka

The Apache Kafka summit was held in London last week. Kafka was originally designed to solve the problem of high volume and throughput at...

Calastone’s blockchain-based DMI goes live

Calastone has gone live with its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI). The technology underpinning Calastone's network has migrated to a blockchain-enabled market infrastructure. This...
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HPE buys Cray for $1.3 billion

Supercomputer stalwart, Cray Inc, has been bought by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The offer of £35 per share values Cray at $1.3 billion and...
Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF is growing so fast

Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF is growing so fast

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is holding its annual European conference in Barcelona this week. Alongside the CNCF conference is KubeCon, a project that...
FLETA

FLETA testnet claims 15,000 TPS

FLETA, a Korean blockchain platform, is aiming to create a sustainable DApp ecosystem. It has announced the release of its beta testnet with its...

Marconi adds Diffie and launches its Mainnet for scaling complex networks

Marconi, creator of a networking and blockchain protocol using programmable packets, has launched its Mainnet platform. This multi-cloud application platform provides ways to build...