Hyperledger Gains Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Among Raft of New Members

Microsoft, Salesforce and the Ethereum Foundation are among the major new companies joining enterprise blockchain platform Hyperledger. The company’s executive director, Brian Behlendorf, confirmed the news to Cointelegraph ahead of a public unveiling at the ongoing Synchronize Europe conference in London on June 18.Part of a monthly update on new members of Hyperledger, Behlendorf said…

Georgian Gov’t, IOHK Partner to Develop Blockchain in Education, Ministry Services

The government of Georgia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with blockchain technology firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) to implement blockchain-enabled projects across business, education and government services. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 17.The MoU has been signed between the Georgian Ministry of Education and…

Russia Is Getting Serious About Blockchain, but Remains on the Fence About Cryptocurrencies

Last week, an annual forum featuring Russia’s top people from the economic sector was held in St. Petersburg, and cryptocurrencies were a hot topic there. Notably, government agents and state-controlled businesses were vocal about their interest in blockchain, but seemed to distance themselves from digital tokens.Meanwhile, the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies is still missing in…

Appetite for Blockchain Tech Builds Among Korean Banks, but Without Crypto

In recent weeks, major South Korean financial institutions have rolled out a number of services incorporating blockchain technology, especially in the areas of Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures and security. Fintech has become a buzzword for local banks trying to keep up with the change of the times.The banks, however, are not looking into an…

Community First: One Protocol’s Plan to Give Users a Seat at the Governance Table

A “next-generation” mobile payment protocol has unveiled new features — including “incentives” for users who own and run the nodes that perform vital roles on its network, including the verification of transactions.Crypto.com says the new program is a result of a partnership with Allnodes, which is offering its hosting services for the platform. Users who…

OPACITY LAUNCHES CRYPTO FILE STORAGE

Opacity focuses on privacy, security, and a familiar user experience. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 5, 2019 — Opacity Storage, a cryptographic file storage company, today announced the release of Opacity v1.0. The new product provides anonymous online file storage utilizing a crypto token payment system and a user friendly interface. No personal data such as…

Legal & General Partners with Amazon to Develop Blockchain System

It was always going to happen. As the blockchain sector evolves, more companies will start merging into it. And this week, that’s precisely what British insurer Legal & General did. Yesterday, Legal & General, a multinational British insurer, announced that it’ll be working with Amazon to develop a blockchain system. Here’s everything we know. Legal…

Ubisoft Developing Blockchain-Based Marketplace to Buy In-Game Items

According to French financial publication Les Échos, software giant Ubisoft is exploring potential blockchain applications in gaming. The move to blockchain is said to give the gaming firm a competitive edge in the gaming world. Ubisoft Blockchain Applications in Gaming Ubisoft has allegedly been exploring blockchain applications for months under the radar. And now it has…

Microsoft Adds Blockchain Tools to Power Platform

It helps the cryptocurrency sector when the broader world begins to utilize the digital assets’ underpinning technology. Of course, I’m talking about blockchain technology. Therefore, it’s a great push for the decentralized asset when technology giant Microsoft clearly becomes a huge advocate for blockchain. How is it an advocate? Well, it is reportedly making blockchain-based tools…