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Cobalt Bluesky joins BT Radianz Cloud ecosystem

Cobalt, the FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology, has joined the BT Radianz Cloud. The latter says it is the world's largest financial community. Organisations can now access...
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Aventus blockchain partnership with Townsend Music

Aventus Systems has announced a blockchain partnership with Townsend Music. The objective is to test a ticketing application in the UK market. The first phase of the collaboration will utilise Aventus’ first...
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27 BTC buys you a Dubai apartment (or 33 perhaps)

27 Bitcoins will buy you a studio in a £250 million development of 1,000+ studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in two apartment towers and a shopping mall in Dubai. All are...
UTRUST makes $1.5 million in 90 minutes with pre-ICO offering

UTRUST raises $1.5 million in 90 minutes

Cryptocurrency payment platform UTRUST has raised $1.5 million in 90 minutes as part of its pre Initial Coin Offering. The sale was over oversubscribed with just over 1,100 of the registered...
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Utility Settlement Coin, PBOC and cryptocurrency risk

UBS, the Swiss bank started work on what it calls USC or Utility Settlement Coin in 2015. It hopes USC will be the digital equivalent of fiat currencies offered by major...
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Your birth – registered on a blockchain

The Illinois Blockchain Initiative has announced its intention to create a secure, 'self-sovereign' identity for Illinois citizens during the birth registration process. In partnership with Evernym, an identity solutions provider, it...
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Hyperledger membership analysis

Investment in Hyperledger continues apace. New members join. In late August (2017), BTS, Oracle and Patientory joined an already large 'club' which has: 19 premier members (including Accenture, Airbus, American Express,...
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Tesseract – a blockchain-based integrated mobility platform

EY announced the launch of Tesseract, an integrated mobility platform underpinned by blockchain technology. The Tesseract platform aims to facilitate: fractional vehicle ownership shared use seamless multi-modal transport.   If it succeeds it...
Comparitech warns of phishing links in Bitcoin tutorial

Comparitech spots phishing links in Bitcoin mixing tutorial

Comparitech is warning of another scam targeting novice bitcoin users. The scam targets those looking for a tutorial on Bitcoin mixing. This is a process that helps users break the traceable...
Networked blockchains

Nuco’s Aion aims to federate blockchains

Enterprise blockchain company Nuco has announced Aion. Nuco claims this is the first interoperable blockchain network and will provide the basis for a delivery framework which allows communication between blockchains. Multiple blockchains...

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FDA program to evaluate blockchain to protect pharmaceutical integrity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has selected IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart for inclusion in a program which will support the U.S....
Visa B2B Connect

Visa B2B Connect launches for global crossborder payments

Visa has launched globally its Visa B2B Connect (VB2BC) network. This offers financial institutions the ability to process high-value corporate cross-border payments and covers...
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Icertis, with Microsoft, expands its Blockchain Framework

Icertis, a provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, is collaborating with Microsoft to expand the Icertis Blockchain Framework to create a more...
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Accord Project to develop open source framework for smart legal contracts

The Linux Foundation has launched the Accord Project, under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. The Accord Project is a nonprofit which will build...
Tableau survey shows lack of analytics skills

Salesforce doubles down against SAP with Tableau acquisition

Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tableau for $15.7 million. The announcement comes a few months after SAP paid $8 billion for...
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WSO2 API Manager adds Ping API security platform

WSO2 and Ping Indentity have partnered to integrate their two products. The open source WS02 API Manager can now integrate with the PingIntelligence API...
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Atlas – an enterprise blockchain platform to improve B2B

Sky Republic, an enterprise blockchain company founded by B2B software veterans, has launched Atlas, a smart contract platform built to synchronize B2B ecosystems. With...
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Industry wants 5G, but barriers remain according to Capgemini report

Industrial companies are embracing 5G connectivity as a primary enabler of digital transformation and plan to implement the technology within two years. This is...
Solve.Care

Solve.Care launches blockchain network for diabetes patients

Solve.Care is partnering with Boehringer Ingelheim, the big pharma company, to launch a global healthcare platform using blockchain technology for the administration, coordination and...
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ARK Deployer : create a blockchain in simple steps

ARK, a blockchain technology vendor (with no connection to ArcNet), has launched ARK Deployer. This is a free tool which enables users quickly and...

TRON plans blockchain addition to BitTorrent File System Protocol

TRON, a blockchain platform, has announced its plan to incorporate decentralised storage (as another blockchain solution) into the BitTorrent ecosystem. This represents another step...
Risks to OT increased through lack of skills 

Risks to OT increased through lack of skills

An online poll conducted by NTT Security claims that risks to Operational Technology (OT) are increased due to a lack of skills and visibility....
DIF

ArcBlock joins the Decentralized Identity Foundation

ArcBlock has officially joined the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF). This is a consortium formed to create and promote an ecosystem where decentralised identities use...

Need to change the data in a cell from lots of characters to just...

My students come to me with all sorts of questions. One that seems to come up every so often is how to easily change...