IBM Partners With Columbia University to Boost Blockchain Application Development

Technology firm IBM partners with Columbia University to boost blockchain application development by launching a blockchain research center reported Coindesk on July 17. The blockchain center will open on Tuesday and will be located on the Manhattan campus of Columbia University in New York City. It will integrate blockchain applications by outlining both technical and academic … Continue reading IBM Partners With Columbia University to Boost Blockchain Application Development

GMO Will Use Blockchain to Facilitate Payments For Its New Internet Bank

Japan-based GMO will use blockchain to facilitate payments for its new internet bank, reported Coindesk on July 17. The digital services firm expressed through a company statement that it had partnered with Aozora Bank Group in order to be prepared for the development of the "next-generation" bank, a project they are working on since 2016. The … Continue reading GMO Will Use Blockchain to Facilitate Payments For Its New Internet Bank

MLB is Turning to Blockchain to Increase Its Fanbase

The Major League Baseball (MLB) is turning to blockchain to increase its fanbase by partnering with Lucid Sight, a blockchain gaming company to develop a dApp game on the ethereum blockchain, reported Yahoo Finance. The new game called MLB Crypto Baseball will allow baseball fans to buy avatars of their favorite moment in recent games by … Continue reading MLB is Turning to Blockchain to Increase Its Fanbase

The Importance For Companies to Embrace Tokenization

This article was written by Paul Brody, a principal and the global blockchain leader at EY, as he explains the importance for companies to embrace tokenization. It is the second article in a series of 4. Read part one here. One of the most compelling uses of blockchain technology is the ability to reliably record information and … Continue reading The Importance For Companies to Embrace Tokenization

American Express Plans to Use Blockchain to Prove When a Transaction Occurs

American Express plans to use blockchain to prove when a transaction occurs, as it explains in its patent application released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week, reported Coindesk on June 16. The filing explains a method using a "proof-of-payment system" that would "receive a payment confirmation including a transaction amount and a merchant identifier." … Continue reading American Express Plans to Use Blockchain to Prove When a Transaction Occurs

Malta is the Most Promising Blockchain-Friendly Jurisdiction

This article was written by Marlene Ronstedt, a writer and journalist that is currently working for Neufund as a blockchain reporter, and André Eggert, a partner at the law firm of LACORE LLP and the legal architect of Neufund.org, a platform for primary offerings of tokenized equity. They explain why Malta is the most promising blockchain-friendly jurisdiction. Among the handful … Continue reading Malta is the Most Promising Blockchain-Friendly Jurisdiction

On-Chain Governance Vs Off-Chain Governance

This article was written by Taylor Pearson, the author of "The End of Jobs" and writer about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me, as he compares on-chain governance and off-chain governance of cryptocurrency networks. Following acrimonious debates within the bitcoin and ethereum communities over the past few years regarding governance decisions that ended in forks, there has … Continue reading On-Chain Governance Vs Off-Chain Governance

Blockchain Technology Could ‘Change Our World More Than People Imagine.’ -Alibaba’s Co-Founder

Jack Ma, Alibaba's co-founder, mentioned that blockchain technology could "change our world more than people imagine," while speaking about the potential of the technology in Hong Kong attending the launch of its blockchain-based remittance service Gcash, reported Crypto Disrupt on June 26. The new service will be offered by Jack Ma's Ant Financial in collaboration … Continue reading Blockchain Technology Could ‘Change Our World More Than People Imagine.’ -Alibaba’s Co-Founder

Pharmaceuticals Giant Merck Plans to Use Blockchain to Verify the Authenticity of Medications

Pharmaceuticals giant Merck plans to use blockchain to verify the authenticity of medications by following them as they move through the supply chain, reported Coindesk on June 25. Merck filed a patent application that was published last Thursday where it describes a method the blockchain could be used to track a physical object as it … Continue reading Pharmaceuticals Giant Merck Plans to Use Blockchain to Verify the Authenticity of Medications

Breaking “the Silo Between Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrency and the Existing Monetary System” is a Priority for the PBoC

The Digital Currency Research Lab at the People's Bank of China has been working hard to develop a cryptocurrency which would be composed of features of both cryptocurrencies and the present monetary system by filing more than 40 patents in less than a year, reported Coindesk on June 26. According to PBoC's patents, the main goal … Continue reading Breaking “the Silo Between Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrency and the Existing Monetary System” is a Priority for the PBoC