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…

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BlockHealth Summit 2019

BlockHealth Summit 2019

1-3 April 2019, Dubai “…blockchain technology has the potential to transform healthcare, placing the patient at the center of the healthcare ecosystem and increasing the security, privacy, and interoperability of health data.” – Deloitte The healthcare industry is overflowing in data that is heavily fragmented across the healthcare ecosystem, which impacts the efficient delivery of…

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Overstock’s Medici Acquires Stake in Blockchain Banking Startup

Overstock’s Medici Acquires Stake in Blockchain Banking Startup

Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, has acquired a 5.1 percent equity stake in blockchain banking startup Bankorus. Announcing the news on Monday, Overstock said Bankorus’ blockchain platform allows individuals and institutions to “securely” buy, sell, store and lend digital assets. “The addition of Bankorus to Medici Ventures’ portfolio of companies will further…

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Continental, HPE introduce vehicle data sharing platform

Continental, HPE introduce vehicle data sharing platform

As part of a strategic partnership between HPE and Continental, the new platform was jointly designed by HPE Pointnext and Continental’s Interior division and is expected to be available in 2019. To improve driver safety and convenience, the technology firm Continental together with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launched a new platform for sharing of vehicle…

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Navigating the Risks of Blockchain Technology in Commercial Real Estate

Navigating the Risks of Blockchain Technology in Commercial Real Estate

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether continue to dominate the headlines. But these tokens could not exist without blockchain.  Investors in real estate, that most quintessential of physical assets, historically have not taken advantage of blockchain. However, recent signs have pointed to a coming blockchain revolution in the world of commercial real estate.  For example, in…

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Blockchain adoption will increase rapidly in 2019

Blockchain adoption will increase rapidly in 2019

Blockchain’s key value propositions are security, workflow simplification, cost reduction and control over how data is leveraged over the extended enterprise. It reduces costs by eliminating the need for a trusted third party service provider and for automating labour-intensive manual verification processes. In 2018 we have seen the adoption of blockchain in digital payments, international…

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2019 Blockchain & Crypto Conference: The Path Forward

2019 Blockchain & Crypto Conference: The Path Forward

9:00AM – 6:00PM February 23, 2019 Harvard i-Lab @ Batten Hall 125 Western Avenue Allston, MA 02134 The HBS Blockchain and Crypto Club is bringing thought leaders, founders, investors, and other prominent figures in blockchain and crypto to discuss the current state of the industry. Through the lens of mainstream adoption, we will explore topics…

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Philippines Implement New Regulations for its Cryptocurrency Industry

Philippines Implement New Regulations for its Cryptocurrency Industry

Crypto-friendly Philippines now has a new set of comprehensive regulations tagged as the digital Asset Token Offering (DATO) regulations. The guidelines were formulated and approved by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), to sanitize the space and protect consumers against fraud, according to a Vietnam News report on February 4, 2019. CEZA Approves Crypto Laws…

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StanChart makes first Singapore trade finance deal using blockchain

StanChart makes first Singapore trade finance deal using blockchain

Standard Chartered‘s Singapore unit has completed its first cross-border trade finance transaction on a blockchain-based platform. StanChart tapped startup Distributed Ledger Technologies’ platform to complete an agri-business supply chain deal in one day, instead of the normal five to seven, the bank announced. The blockchain technology, which enables parties in the supply chain network to…

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