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Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Adds Bosch, Wipro and More as New Members

Linux Foundation-backed blockchain consortium Hyperledger has added five new members to its portfolio. Following the recent additions of China’s search engine giant Baidu and business networking company Tradeshift, Hyperledger has now opened its doors to general members Robert Bosch GmbH, Indian IT firm Wipro, Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software, cognitive solutions and cloud platform Cognition Foundry, Read More

Russia’s Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System

The Russian government is to begin testing a blockchain-based land registry system early next year. According to a draft resolution published by the Ministry of Economic Development, the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreetr), the Federal Tax Service and the Government of Moscow will assess the trial through July 1, 2018. The ministry will Read More

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto

So much for collaboration… In the latest sign that the blockchain sector has reached peak hubris, two much-anticipated conferences devolved this week into what can only be described as elaborate trolling. But for those following the run-up to the events, the result is unlikely to be a surprise. When distributed ledger startup Ripple announced it Read More

BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform

BNP Paribas Securities Services has partnered with Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on a new pilot that will see the two firms apply blockchain to a new asset servicing data platform. According to a statement, the companies will launch a blockchain-based platform said to offer faster and more secure corporate event announcements. The ultimate Read More

Accenture Develops DLT Prototypes for Singapore’s Central Bank

Professional services firm Accenture has today announced it has been hired by Singapore’s de facto central bank to develop distributed ledger prototype systems for processing interbank payments. Just this week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) went public with the three new payments prototypes, which were developed using three platforms: Quorum (an ethereum-based system developed by JPMorgan Chase), Read More

50 Startups: Central Bank Director Touts Singapore as Blockchain Hub

A senior official for Singapore’s de facto central bank says that as many as 50 startups in Singapore are working with blockchain. During a speech yesterday, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon said that dozens of new companies are focused on the tech – an ecosystem that is further supported by local Read More

OneCoin Promoter Targeted By Finnish Police in Ongoing Investigation

A police investigation in Finland into the OneCoin cryptocurrency investment scheme is accelerating. The Finnish Broadcasting Company reports that, according to law enforcement officials in the city of Österbotten, an as-yet-unnamed OneCoin promoter is now the subject of an “economic crime case.” “The…damage is over half a million euros,” said Antti Perälä, an official with the city police Read More