Steve Woznick Launches New Blockchain-Based Company Called Efforce

Malta-based media outlet Independent has confirmed that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has invested and co-founded EFFORCE, a blockchain-based startup focused on energy efficiency. Efforce claims to be the first platform that allows contributors to profit from the energy savings generated by energy efficiency projects worldwide. The platform brings together those who want to improve the energy efficiency…

Pfizer Executive: Technology Is ‘Basically Good Enough’ to Ramp Up Production Blockchains

A Pfizer executive has challenged existing theories about slow rates of blockchain adoption — telling the Consensus conference on May 14 that the technology is “basically good enough to have more production blockchains than we have today.” Ken Nessel, senior director of business technology at the pharmaceutical giant, made his comments during the second day of the conference…

EU Report: Blockchain Adoption Will Be Led by Permissioned Platforms

EU Report: Blockchain Adoption Will Be Led by Permissioned Platforms

The “first wave” of blockchain adoption will be led by permissioned platforms focused on specific use cases or user bases, according to a new EU report. The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum published the “thematic report” last week, produced on its behalf by ConsenSys AG and titled “Scalability, Interoperability and Sustainability of Blockchains.” The document argues…

Germany Seeking Industry Feedback for National Blockchain Strategy

Germany Seeking Industry Feedback for National Blockchain Strategy

The German government is seeking industry feedback ahead of developing the country’s blockchain strategy by the summer. A Reuters report on Monday, citing anonymous government sources, said that companies and industry groups “that could become stakeholders in a blockchain deployment process” have been invited to provide recommendations on the strategy. Whether proposed recommendations would result…

Pharma Blockchain 2019

Pharma Blockchain 2019

05th & 06th March 2019, Sheraton Skyline Hotel, London Heathrow, UK One of the most talked about technologies of 2018 is Blockchain. The blockchain technology market is expected to grow to 2.3 billion US dollars by 2021, from 339.5 million US dollars in 2017. With an annual growth rate of 61.5%, it is one of…

BLOCKCHAINGE DC 2019

BLOCKCHAINGE DC 2019

January 13 – 15, 2019 Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road Northwest, Washington DC 20008, USA Blockchain adoption is at a tipping point. BlockChainge DC 2019 will convene key Government, Industry, and Technology leaders in conversations on crucial issues and solutions to enable Blockchain(ge). JOIN more than 500 blockchain experts, industry leaders, government officials,…