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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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Blockchain pilot solution to release Antwerp containers

Europe’s second largest container port, Antwerp, is introducing a blockchain pilot which can release containers faster as well as more securely and efficiently. Working with start-up T-Mining, Antwerp uses blockchain technology...
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Daimler uses blockchain for €100M Schuldschein (loan)

Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) have used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction. Daimler and LBBW successfully tested blockchain for capital markets in parallel with the process required by...
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7 European banks select Hyperledger Fabric

7 European banks have chosen to build and host a new trade finance platform based on IBM Blockchain powered by Hyperledger Fabric. This objective is to simplify and facilitate domestic and...
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Asian financial blockchain from AEON and IBM

AEON Financial Service (AFS) and IBM Japan have announced they are building an Asian financial blockchain-based platform. Using blockchain technology, they expect the platform to enable AFS to: provide enhanced financial...

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Keeper Security launches BreachWatch

Keeper searches Dark Web for password breaches

Keeper Security has released BreachWatch, a utility which searches the Dark Web for login credentials exposed through a public breach. BreachWatch is available as...
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Salesforce makes email marketing smarter with new Einstein AI innovations

Salesforce has announced new Einstein AI innovations for Marketing Cloud. The enhancements will enable brands to increase customer engagement with relevant and timely email...
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Accelo expenses module is generally available

Accelo has completed the work on its expenses module but has yet to launch the new release. Accelo believes that its module should stop...
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Blocksyte + Caroli introduce blockchain traceability for olive oil

Blocksyte, a blockchain supply chain application company focused on the food industry supply chain, and Caroli, a producer of high-quality, extra virgin olive oil...
SafeBreach warns of critical vulnerability in PC-Doctor

SafeBreach warns of critical vulnerability in PC-Doctor

SafeBreach has released details of a vulnerability in PC-Doctor, a support tool used by several PC vendors including Dell. The software allows end users...
How SNIA is using Open Source to speed up storage standards

How SNIA is using Open Source to speed up storage standards

Developing a storage standard has always been a long, arduous and contentious process. It is the same for most standards. However, with the speed that...
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What to make of Facebook’s Libra?

On June 18th Facebook 'announced Calibra and Libra (though they will not be available until 2020). This is either a momentous event or an...
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New but familiar player in Service Desk Software – SolarWinds

Following a slew of acquisitions, SolarWinds has launched a Service Desk solution. Solarwinds is a brand familiar to IT leaders with a wide range...
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Microsoft, SalesForce and the Ethereum Foundation join Hyperledger

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain, has announced a diverse line-up of eight new members, including the Ethereum Foundation, Microsoft,...
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Reports highlight future of Jobs in the digital age

Zigurat Innovation & Technology Business School and consultancy Setesca, have published a report "Future of Jobs in the Digital Era." The report highlights the...
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Kaminario launches new Storage as a Service Offerings

Kaminario, a cloud storage software company, announced three new offerings and a unified licensing framework. The announcement is aligned to the company’s vision of...
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Ripple partners with MoneyGram

Ripple, a provider of blockchain for global payments, entered into what it calls "a strategic partnership with MoneyGram". The latter is one of the...
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TCS teams with SAP to transform surgical kit ecosystem

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is partnering with SAP to launch an Intelligent Field Inventory Management (iFIM) solution. Powered by SAP Leonardo, this leverages IoT...
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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....