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BTC vs BCC: confused?

At 1220 UTC on 1st August, 2017, Bitcoin Cash (BCC) arrived. It is an analogue, but not a precise one, for Bitcoins (aka BTC). The most obvious difference is that the...
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BASF applies blockchain to its supply chain

BASF showed off how it is applying blockchain to its supply chain at an EXPO Day of start-up accelerator STARTUP AUTOBAHN. This was held in Stuttgart on July 25. Alongside Daimler,...
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Toda-Algorand platform scalable to >3M tps and >4B users?

  Toda-Algorand Corp., a joint venture between TodaCorp and Algorand, aims to deliver a decentralized transaction platform which combines the ledgerless ease and scalability of cash payment systems with a flexible ledger-based...
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ICOs may be securities: investors beware

If you delight in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), beware. This week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative Report cautioning market participants about offers and sales of digital...
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TrueRec: a blockchain app for qualifications

As part of its ongoing work involving blockchain, SAP’s Innovation Center Network has produced TrueRec. This is a secure and trusted digital wallet for storing professional and academic credentials. These credentials...
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Recycling waste shipping and a blockchain PoC

Marine Transport International (MTI) has launched a proof of concept (PoC) trial. The aim is to connect parties involved in the recycling supply chain via blockchain technology. By incorporating FRED, the...
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Blockchain-based Po.et 2.0 attracts publishers

Digital media publications The Merkle, Crypto Insider, Coinspeaker, and ChainB - are partnering with Po.et. The announcement was shared in a blog by Max Bronstein, media and strategy at Po.et. They are...
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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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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,...
Dragonchain

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...
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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...

Calculating number of workdays between two dates where weekends are not Saturday and Sunday

A recent tip of mine showed how to calculate the number of working days there are between two dates. Also where there are bank...
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VMware report says digital employee experience is linked with company growth

VMware Inc, shared results of a global survey of employees, human resources (HR) professionals, and information technology (IT) decision makers. The survey reviewed attitudes...