Tags: Hyperledger

Sawtooth 1.0 to speed up blockchain development

The Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers has been released. This is the second of the Linux Foundation Hyperledger projects to reach this milestone. Last year the Hyperledger Fabric also hit 1.0 and is expected to go to 1.1 in the next few months. This year should also see…

Maersk and IBM form global joint venture

Maersk and IBM have formed a global joint venture to use blockchain to improve global trade and digitise supply chains. This is not the first time these two giants of their respective industries have talked blockchain. Back in March 2017, the two companies announced plans to collaborate on a blockchain solution for global supply chains. This…

ASX blockchain to replace CHESS

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has announced its intention to replace its Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS). Its plan is to introduce  distributed ledger technology (DLT) developed by Digital Asset (DA). ASX operates and invests in the infrastructure needed to promote the stability and development of Australia’s financial markets. In this context, CHESS is the 1990s…

Blockchains will alter the commercial vehicle industry, and more

According to a new Frost and Sullivan Report, blockchains will account for 10–15% of commercial vehicle (CV) industry transactions by 2025. The Report, which covers Heavy, Medium and Light Duty trucks, suggests that an increasing use of blockchain technology will go hand in hand with other advances in CV technologies – such as digital transformation,…

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service – now launched

  Oracle has announced its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. It has designed this to enable enterprises to extend business applications and processes across partner ecosystems via an enterprise-grade, secure distributed ledger cloud platform. It claims enterprises will: increase business velocity create new revenue streams reduce costs and risks (by securely extending ERP, supply chain, and…

ZF, UBS and IBM combine in Car eWallet

ZF, UBS and IBM  are jointly to develop the Car eWallet open automotive transaction platform for mobility services. This will use  blockchain technology. To its founders, Car eWallet has the potential to change radically the way manufacturers, suppliers and service providers process digital transactions. The objective is to simplify the use of vehicle services. Equipped…

Your birth – registered on a blockchain

The Illinois Blockchain Initiative has announced its intention to create a secure, ‘self-sovereign’ identity for Illinois citizens during the birth registration process. In partnership with Evernym, an identity solutions provider, it will use leveraging distributed ledger technology to provide secure digital identity solutions. The concept will augment work from the W3C’s Verifiable Claims Task Force…

Hyperledger membership analysis

Investment in Hyperledger continues apace. New members join. In late August (2017), BTS, Oracle and Patientory joined an already large ‘club’ which has: 19 premier members (including Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, NEC, R3, SAP, and Wanda FFan…

KBank Letters of Guarantee to use blockchain

Thailand’s KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited (KBank), has announced the launch of a new enterprise Letter of Guarantee network based on IBM Blockchain. The intention is simplify and expedite procedures for KBank’s Letter of Guarantee process. This includes: improving the customer experience strengthening security reducing costs, for both clients and the KBank. “Blockchain technology is applied…

IBM and Sony use blockchain in education

IBM has announced that it has helped Sony develop a blockchain solution for education. Sony Global Education will now sell the new blockchain-based student education records platform. It is designed to prevent fraud in educational awards and provide students with a learning history solution. The platform is built on IBM Blockchain using the Hyperledger Fabric.…