Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain Research Institute snags governments

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has extended its public sector support. The syndicated research program, of over 40 projects on the strategic implications of blockchain, has snagged the Government of Canada,...
Emercoin blockchain technology to protect Polybius Bank document chain

Emercoin to support cryptocurrency bank

Digital currency and blockchain platform provider Emercoin has announced it is to host the document flow for Polybius Bank. Based in Estonia, Polybius Bank is positioning itself as the world's first...
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Blockchain growth to rise to $2.3B by 2021?

Another fat, and expensive (US$650) report predicts massive growth for blockchain technologies. This time it forecasts the ‘overall’ size of blockchain expenditure four years out. The Report has a snappy title: “Blockchain...
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Australian CSIRO reports on blockchain

The Australian research organisation, CSIRO - via Data61, has produced two reports on blockchain technology. These examine the risks and opportunities of this technology for Australia. The first report, ‘Distributed Ledgers: Scenarios...
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Decentralised Governance Protocol for blockchains

The Qtum Project has announced a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP). Its objective is to enable rapid modification of blockchain parameters without ecosystem disruption. Qtum will debut a beta version of the...
Titanium organisation set up for research purposes into blockchain

Blockchain criminally exempt?

A group of fifteen organisations from seven European countries has initiated a project – named TITANIUM. This stands for ‘Tools for the Investigation of Transactions in Underground Markets’).Its purpose: to curtail...
SEB will implement CGI’s Trade360 solution for global trade finance. (Image credit Pixabay/HypnoArt

Swedish bank adopts global trade finance platform

SEB, the Nordic financial services group will implement and support of CGI’s Trade360 solution for trade finance. Through a partnership, SEB will obtain CGI's expertise in emerging digital technologies, such as...
Red Lyra sets out plans for a blockchain consortium

Red Lyra: nailing blockchain colours to the fence?

Two days ago we described the formation of a Spanish consortium led by Cecabank and Grant Thornton to chase blockchain initiatives. It's ‘déjà vu time all over again’. This time a...
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XinFin to introduces blockchain institutional financing marketplace

XinFin is set to launch an institutional financial marketplace. The XinFin Foundation is a non-profit organisation which liaises with governments to enable low cost Infrastructure financing with improved financing for global...
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European wholesale energy market to try blockchain

23 European wholesale energy trading firms – including EDF, ENEL, EON, Iberdrola, RWE, Total and Vattenfall – will test peer-to-peer trading in the wholesale energy market based on blockchain technology. Trading...

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Linking spreadsheets in Excel 19

A while ago I wrote a tip on how to consolidate two or more spreadsheets together. It occurred to me that maybe some of...
LogChain

LogChain completes international blockchain shipment

LogChain has completed, as part of its pilot program, a full cycle international blockchain-backed maritime shipment. This executed on its end-to-end, digital and tamper-proof...
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SWIFT’s ‘gpi Link’ meets Corda DLT for trade ecosystems

Back in January (2019) SWIFT added a proof of concept (PoC) to trial a new gateway - the 'gpi Link' - with R3's Corda....
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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...