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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...
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Moeda relaunches $-based ‘Banking-as-a-Service’

Moeda is an innovative ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ cooperative network. It aims to empower underbanked entrepreneurs using blockchain technology. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, it has announced plans to relaunch its Moeda (MDA) digital token...
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Humanitarian aid experiments with blockchain

Start Network is partnering with Disberse in a social enterprise start up. Their aims are to: test blockchain in the delivery of humanitarian finance harness the potentially revolutionary potential of the...
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A digression: what is the ILP or Interledger Protocol?

The Interledger Protocol sounds unglamourous. Sometimes referred to as the ILP, an undated paper by two Ripple employees, Stefan Thomas and Evan Schwarz, proposed it. The ILP has moved beyond Ripple and...
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BoE tests Interledger Protocol in PoC

The Bank of England, with Ripple, have tested the Interledger Protocol as part of the BoE’s ‘FinTech Accelerator Proof of Concept’. This PoC explored the synchronised settlement of payments of: two...
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SolarCoin blockchain: earn your reward

SolarCoin, supported by a SolarCoin blockchain, provides an alternative digital currency. It works like air-miles for solar electricity generation. Individuals claim SolarCoins by living in homes equipped with solar energy panels...
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Mizuho’s trade finance transaction trial completes

Mizuho started a trade finance initiative using blockchain earlier this year. It has now completed a trade transaction between Australia and Japan in which the participants were: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc....
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22 more banks join SWIFT blockchain PoC

22 more banks join the SWIFT blockchain proof of concept (PoC). SWIFT has designed the PoC to validate whether the technology can help banks reconcile their international nostro accounts in real...
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Yet another trade finance/blockchain initiative!

Yet another trade finance/blockchain initiative has emerged. Commerzbank and Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund have begun a joint research project on digitisation of trade finance. International trade...
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Introducing a blockchain-based security token

Rivetz Intl., a new subsidiary of Rivetz Corp., is introducing a blockchain-based security token. The idea is to combine trusted computing with blockchain technology to offer comprehensive privacy protection. Mobile devices are, today,...

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Norsk Hydro shutdown by ransomware

Norsk Hydro, one of the largest aluminium producers in the world has been hit by a ransomware attack. The attack has forced the company...

Council of Clerks of Commercial Courts (NCC) deploys IBM-developed blockchain

The French National Council of Clerks (NCC) and IBM have developed a blockchain-based commercial court solution devoted to the clerks of commercial courts' commercial...
SAS invests $1 billion into AI

SAS to invest $1 billion in AI

Analytics vendor SAS is to invest US$1 billion in Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the next three years. The money will be spread across three...
2nd Watch selects RiverMeadow for cloud migration

RiverMeadow helps 2nd Watch migrate to the cloud

2nd Watch is to use RiverMeadow to help migrate client data and apps to the cloud. This deal sees 2nd Watch take advantage of...
Tide Protocol

Tide launches blockchain-based data marketplace 

Tide is a non-profit foundation with a blockchain protocol which seeks to address costly GDPR compliance, compensation and data accuracy issues. Its objective is...
Qlik donates 18 more courses to Data Literacy Project

Qlik boosts Data Literacy Project course library

The Data Literacy Project has just expanded its course library after data analytics vendor Qlik made 18 of its courses available. The project was...
BITC highlights problems with cyber security in SMBs

BITC claims small businesses key to preventing data breaches

Business in the Community (BITC) is claiming that small businesses are the key to preventing data breaches in the future. It's relatively easy to...
NAO slams UK Cyber Security Programme

NAO calls UK Government Cyber Security Programme a farce

In 2016, the government announced it was to invest £1.9 billion in a National Cyber Security Strategy. The announcement came with a lot of...
Certik

CertiK to audit smart contracts on LTO Network

CertiK is introducing an LTO Network Live Contract Audit. The relevant, auditable, Live Contracts run on LTO Network, a hybrid blockchain platform for decentralised...
EQT completes acquisition of SUSE

EQT completes aquisition of SUSE from Micro Focus

EQT Partners has completed its acquisition of SUSE from Micro Focus. The deal was first announced in July 2018 with EQT paying US$2.5 billion...
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Change and keep column settings in Explorer 10

You would be amazed how many times I get asked this question. “How do I keep the settings of particular columns in Explorer for...
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Blockchain motivates UN when related to its SDGs

The United Nations (UN) has held an event within the Economic and Social Council Chamber to discuss the opportunities provided by AI and blockchain...
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Wolfram Blockchain Labs to integrate ARK ecosystem

Wolfram Blockchain Labs (Wolfram) has announced, at SXSW, an integration between its DLT hosting architecture and the ARK Ecosystem. The effect of this collaboration...
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Ivanti launches new Cloud platform

Ivanti has launched the Ivanti Cloud. It is a new cloud-based platform that enables companies to combine operational and security data, insights and administration in...