Posts Tagged ‘implementations’

Game Giant Unity to Work With Kik’s ICO Token

The Kin Foundation will work with Unity – the maker of a popular game engine – to develop a gaming-specific SDK that will allow millions of Unity developers to integrate kin token into their designs. In practical terms, this means that the team will introduce a wallet and a marketplace for developers. After emerging from its beta […]

Polish bank begins using a blockchain-based document management system

A blockchain company called Coinfirm has announced a partnership with PKO BP, a major Polish bank, to provide blockchain-based document verification using a tool called Trudatum. The project is a an actual implementation of one of the primary benefits of blockchain-based tools, namely its ability to permanently and immutably store data. The Trudatum tool essentially allows PKO BP to […]

China’s central bank institute launches first blockchain platform

A research institute under the People’s Bank of China has launched a blockchain-based platform, the first of its kind to be launched under China’s central bank. The Hangzhou Blockchain Research Institute presented its Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP) at the Global Financial Science and Technology Summit in Hangzhou. The platform aims to cut through China’s bureaucracy, daunting […]

Google Is Working on Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology

Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups that use the heavily-hyped technology to operate online in new ways, according to people familiar with the situation. The Alphabet Inc. unit is developing its own distributed digital ledger that third parties can use to post and verify transactions. The internet […]

IBM unveils new startup-friendly blockchain platform

IBM has revealed its new blockchain platform that allows startups to build their own distributed ledger projects within a testing environment. The platform, which operates as a permission blockchain, is currently operating in a beta testing mode, meaning that developers are able to test it for free right up until a commercial release. Read more

Japan’s Third Largest Utility Tests Bitcoin On Lightning

Japan’s third-largest electricity provider Chubu Electric Power Co. is emerging as one of the first major companies in the world to trial a promising bitcoin payments technology. The company has entered into a proof-of-concept with local bitcoin and Internet of Things (IoT) startup Nayuta, exploring how bitcoin payments can be made via the Lightning Network, an in-development protocol that […]

Bithumb to Bring Cryptocurrency Kiosks to South Korean Restaurants

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has announced plans to provide restaurants and cafes with digital currency kiosks.  This will allow customers to pay for their food with their virtual currency holdings on Bithumb. Bithumb will offer multiple different options to the businesses utilizing their kiosks, allowing the proprietors to choose the best service for their needs. […]

Chilean National Energy Commission Adopts Blockchain Technology

Chile’s National Energy Commission has begun final preparations to launch a blockchain data initiative sometime this month. The initiative is an effort to record sensitive data on a distributed ledger for the purpose of securing and modernizing Chile’s electrical infrastructure. The platform will be used to authenticate data such as average market prices, marginal costs, the price of gasoline, […]

Sierra Leone Becomes First Country With Blockchain-Verified Election Voting

In last week’s presidential election in Sierra Leone, blockchain technology was used to verify voting results. However, the new tech was not used throughout the whole country. Rather, it was confined to the country’s most populous region. The voting process was overseen by Agora, a Swiss-based blockchain startup. Once the voting had taken place, up to […]

CERES Coin Files to Raise $20 Million ICO for Blockchain based Cannabis Transaction Network

CERES Coin has filed a Form D with the SEC indicating its intent to raise up to $20 million to launch a “Blockchain based transaction network for the legal Cannabis industry.” Ceres’ ICO seeks to provide a solution to the “unbanked” legal Cannabis sector. The problem Ceres wants to solve is the fact that most banks do not […]