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Singapore’s National Energy Provider Launches Blockchain Marketplace for Green Energy

Singapore’s national electricity and gas provider has launched blockchain-powered trading of renewable energy certificates in a new marketplace. The blockchain is designed and built in-house by the company’s own team of digital energy experts to “ensure the security, integrity and traceability” of every renewable energy certificate (REC) transaction, Singapore Power (SP) said in a press release. […]

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Israel Has Over 200 Domestic Blockchain Startups: Industry Body

Israeli Blockchain Association, an organization whose primary objective is to educate, develop and empower Israel’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) community, encourage best practices and connect it with global leaders in the blockchain space, has released its third Israeli Blockchain Startup Map. According to a recent press release by the organization, there are now more than 200 blockchain-based businesses in Israel. […]

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Alibaba Cloud’s Blockchain as a Service Now Available Outside China

The cloud computing division of China’s largest online retailer Alibaba has announced the expansion of its Blockchain as a Service offering beyond its domestic market. In a statement, Alibaba Cloud disclosed that the blockchain service will now be available in the United States as well as countries in Europe and South East Asia. “Our customers in China […]

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IBM and Maersk Struggle to Sign Partners to Shipping Blockchain

It’s hard enough to get enterprises that compete with each other to work together as a team, but it’s especially tricky when one of those rivals owns the team. Shipping giant Maersk and tech provider IBM are wrestling with this problem with TradeLens, their distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for supply chains. Some 10 months ago, the […]

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Blockchain, Ledger Release ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Cryptocurrency web wallet provider Blockchain has struck a deal with hardware wallet producer Ledger to manufacture a custom hardware device that will allow Blockchain users to seamlessly manage their online and offline funds through a single familiar interface. Unveiled on Thursday, the Blockchain Lockbox, is, according to an announcement, a “first-of-its-kind hardware and software” solution. Leveraging […]

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UK Royal Mint Says Market Conditions Led to Blockchain Gold Plan Freeze

The U.K. Royal Mint has suspended a long-running plan to create a crypto asset representing physical gold holdings. Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reported Thursday that the Royal Mint had frozen its plans to issue Royal Mint Gold (RMG) tokens after its partnership with the CME Group fell through and the U.K. government “vetoed a plan to have […]

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New Protocol to Enable Transfers between Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchains

A new protocol is allowing users to complete cross-chain transactions – meaning value can be transferred between different blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The open-source technology is known as the Open Federated Gateway Protocol, or OFGP for short. It has been developed by iBitcome and DEx.top, and the first federated blockchain to be built using […]

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HTC Launches Blockchain Smartphone ‘Exodus’ with Flagship Specs

A decade on from the launch of the first ever Android phone, Taiwanese consumer electronics giant HTC has taken the wraps off its blockchain-powered smartphone, dubbed ‘Exodus’. HTC has officially announced the early access release of Exodus 1, the company’s first-ever blockchain phone. Available for preorder on its website, the phone will ship sometime in early […]

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Visa Integrates Open Source Hyperledger Tech for B2B Blockchain Payments

Visa is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric ahead of the commercial launch of its own blockchain service for enterprise payments in Q1 2019. Visa B2B Connect, the payment giant’s enterprise blockchain platform that enables cross-border payments between businesses, is partnering IBM to integrate the latter’s development of the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework. […]

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