Tags: Blockchain

Crowd Machine unveils a different approach to blockchain

Metavine Labs, creator of the Metavine Genesis product, has unveiled a prototype for the creation of fully decentralized blockchain applications. It calls this Crowd Machine. In a crowded blockchain world the potential for introducing the non-super-technical to blockchain could be significant. “The growth of the production blockchain ecosystem is slow because traditional development approaches don’t…

Visa follows, or leads, AmEx and Mastercard

In late 2016, Visa previewed B2B Connect, its offering-to-be to transform the business-to-business (B2B) payments space. Since then, it has worked at partnering with financial institutions around the world to transform the 2016 vision into a platform that can now process bank-to-bank test transactions ahead of a full commercial launch in mid-2018. Its objectives, and…

AmEx introduces blockchain-enabled crossborder transfers

American Express (AmEx) has announced the introduction of blockchain-enabled, business-to-business cross-border payments. The American Express® FX International Payments (FXIP) business is working with: Ripple, a provider of enterprise global blockchain solutions Santander UK The objective is to: make blockchain payments commercially available reduce the time and cost of settlement maintain the level of security that…

BlockEx to partner with OpenText on supply chains

To accelerate BlockEx’s trimming of fat using blockchain, it is partnering with OpenText to use blockchain to make supply chain finance more efficient. OpenText already operates some of the world’s largest supply chains through its Business Network. More than 600,000 companies have connections to its network which exchanges more than 24B business transactions a year.…

Qualification verification: add APPII as a provider

APPII has launched a blockchain-based verification of CVs. This aspires to maximise candidates’ potential and to minimise employer wasted time. Though APPII claims to be the world’s first blockchain career verification platform, SAP TrueRec  and Blockcerts are in a similar space. Gary McKay, Managing Director and Founder of APPII commented: “Our aim has long been…

FortKnoxster’s blockchain-secured platform

FortKnoxster has announced (yet another) token sale for its secure privacy platform. It claims this is one of the few token sales backed by a working product, which is an indictment of the whole ICO scene. Yet what interests is less the token sale and more that product. The FortKnoxster platform claims to be an…

Could Substratum’s blockchain combinations decentralise web content?

Substratum is a start-up developing a decentralized approach web, one which may seeks to free and provide unrestricted access to content. The Substratum network is a worldwide collection of nodes that uses blockchain-based cryptography to deliver secure content anywhere, all without the need for VPNs or Tor. Substratum hopes to revolutionise the hosting industry by…

Allianz captive insurance blockchain prototype

Allianz Risk Transfer (ART), part of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, has successfully implemented a blockchain prototype. This is for the existing global captive insurance program of an unnamed client. ART worked with EY, Ginetta and Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. The prototype demonstrated it is possible to simplify and accelerate international insurance transactions. AGCS…