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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Wine comes to blockchain via TATTOO

Blockchain Wine Pte Ltd (BWPL) has selected EY to provide services to build a blockchain solution - TATTOO - leveraging EY's OpsChain Solution. BWPL...