Technology

Chinese authorities have released a master plan for turning southern island province Hainan into a free trade port, Xinhua news reports on June 1. A trade port system will focus on facilitating free trade, investment and cross-border capital flows in the whole island. Government institutions reform The master plan encourages government institutions to use blockchain
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Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra, in association with Idealabs, has launched a strategic initiative to enhance the blockchain skillset and know-how of thousands of engineering students and tech professionals across the country. This, according to a report by Telangana Today, June 1, 2020. Aiming to Develop a Strong Blockchain Force In a bid to equip aspiring tech professionals
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The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or FINMA, has authorized InCore bank to carry out digital assets transactions, allowing customers worldwide to access and transact within the bank. The official announcement represents an important step in creating a blockchain-friendly environment across the EU banking sector. InCore bank becomes the first Swiss business-to-business bank approved to
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In today’s evolving business world, industry leaders across the globe are turning to blockchain technology to revolutionize their respective industries. Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, a growing number of companies are now investing in it. Blockchain has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency and
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Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, has called for tenders to provide 4,917 ATMs with a built-in graphic card capable of supporting “blockchain operations”. Cointelegraph spoke with two experts who said the most obvious use case for a blockchain optimized graphics card is mining cryptocurrency. Sberbank is Russia’s oldest and largest bank and holds almost 44% of
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Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s biggest private port operator has partnered with blockchain-powered digital container logistics platform TradeLens to optimize its port operations and improve supply chain management (SCM). Leveraging Blockchain for India’s Supply Chain According to The Hindu BusinessLine, a blockchain-based virtual container logistics management network dubbed TradeLens will be
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The Swiss-based non-profit blockchain industry association, the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), believes that the crises resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted the benefits of distributed ledger technology (DLT). In email correspondence with Cointelegraph, a representative of the GBBC asserted that DLT can modernize and address the inefficiencies of the systems that underpin the
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According to an article published by Yonhap News Agency on May 26, 2020, South Korea’s LG Group’s IT service unit – LG CNS Co. – has entered into a partnership with Canada-based Evernym Inc. to develop blockchain-enabled ID system. Partnership to Power Blockchain-Based Digital ID Solutions Blockchain technology continues to witness widespread adoption across swathes
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CoinDCX, India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it had raised $2.5 million from investors including Polychain Capital and Coinbase Ventures, the investment arm of crypto exchange Coinbase. The investment comes shortly after the exchange’s Series A funding round in March, in which CoinCDX secured $3 million from Bain Capital, Polychain and HDR Group, the operator
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Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. Sensorium will participate in GBBC’s upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firm’s director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will
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Coinbase has announced that it will provide custody services for the exchange token of the Binance-backed crypto derivatives platform FTX (FTT) on May 22. Coinbase Custody will comprise the primary custodian for the ERC-20 token, managing custody, compliance, and insurance for the FTT tokens. Coinbase stated that FTX is its “largest exchange client to-date.” The
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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm Algorand has partnered with blockchain-based tamper-proof media verification platform Attestiv to target fraud within the insurance industry. The firms will combine their tech to develop a single platform for verifying digital media for a multitude of stakeholders across the insurance sector — including insurers, customers, repair vendors and carriers. Media
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U.S. berry producer California Giant Berry Farms joined the blockchain-based food tracking solution IBM Food Trust. Fruit and vegetable news outlet The Packer reported on May 17 that California Giant will use a blockchain to share data between all the points of its supply chain. The firm employs Glassbit’s Glasschain IBM Food Trust integration compliance
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Lamborghini, a famous Italian manufacturer of luxury sports cars, continues to utilize the Blockchain in its corporate operations. Among the latest technology developments, the well-known brand is applying blockchain to digitize its collectible stamps. Lamborghini is launching its first collectible digital stamps, the “Automobili Lamborghini Collection.” Powered by blockchain technology, the new collection is a
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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is transforming blockchain companies, and its impact is not always negative for the blockchain industry. Amid the latest coronavirus crisis-fueled changes, China is taking another step toward blockchain adoption to officially recognize industry jobs. China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, or MOHRSS, is the ministry responsible for national labor
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A new study from Fortune Business Insights, a company offering market studies and consulting services, estimates the blockchain technology market will reach $21 Billion by 2025, according to GlobeNewswire’s report on May 12.  It stated that:  “The blockchain technology market size stood at USD 1.64 billion in 2017, and is projected to reach USD 21.07 billion
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