Tags: Hyperledger

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.…

BTC, BCC and blockchain: a brief revisit

BCC (Bitcoin Cash) has split from BTC (Bitcoin), with a myriad of unknown implications. ET has decided to offer a brief revisit to the BTC, BCC and blockchain in the hope of maintainin some clarity in a murky world. The objective is to segregate BTC and BCC from the significance of blockchain. For enterprises, blockchains…

Cognizant finds blockchain is key for financial services

IT services company Cognizant has just released its latest report on blockchain. It is called Financial Services,: Building Blockchain One Block at a Time. The report comes less than a week after a blog looking at blockchain and the insurance industry. Reading both pieces of work it is clear that blockchain is beginning to emerge…

Toda-Algorand platform scalable to >3M tps and >4B users?

  Toda-Algorand Corp., a joint venture between TodaCorp and Algorand, aims to deliver a decentralized transaction platform which combines the ledgerless ease and scalability of cash payment systems with a flexible ledger-based technology. The platform will enhance and incorporate features of existing financial payment systems. The design of the Toda-Algorand platform aspires to a throughput…