Tag Archives: Blocktech

Blockchain Water Purifier? New China Mobile Appliance Earns You Tokens

Telecommunications giant China Mobile is trying to show everyday consumers the value of blockchain by incorporating the technology into an ordinary household product. The company’s internet of things (IoT) unit has developed a water purifier with a built-in computing chip and an IoT module. Like other IoT-connected devices, it will collect data on user behavior, which will be… Read More »

Civil-Backed News Site Stores Full Article on Ethereum Blockchain

A U.S. news article has been stored in its entirety onto the ethereum blockchain, in what its writer claims is a world first. Maria Bustillos, editor with the journalist-owned Popula news site, announced Monday that she had archived an article originally published in Death and Taxes magazine onto the ethereum in full, as well as storing its hash on the IPFS protocol. As… Read More »

Tensions Emerge Between Hyperledger Blockchain Group’s Biggest Supporters

When the governing board of Hyperledger approved a new supply chain project earlier this month, it marked a significant departure for the open-source blockchain consortium. Sawtooth Supply Chain, as the project is provisionally called, breaks new ground because it’s arguably the consortium’s first to really inhabit the application layer of the software stack. It’s built on top of the… Read More »

Thailand Government Trials Blockchain in Fight Against Tax Fraud

A government agency in Thailand is trialing blockchain tech as a means to track value-added tax (VAT) payments in the country. According to a report from the Bangkok Post on Monday, Thailand’s Revenue Department is considering implementing blockchain to prevent fraudulent VAT refund claims in the country. VAT is a form of consumption tax levied on goods and services. Ekniti… Read More »

Po.et Moves From Testnet to Mainnet

Blockchain Protocol for Creativity Opens Technology for All to Use New York City, NY, November 27, 2018 – Po.et, a blockchain-based, open, universal ledger for digital creative assets, today announced a move from testnet to Bitcoin mainnet. Po.et CEO, Jarrod Dicker (formerly of the Washington Post), signed onto the project just under a year ago with a mission to reframe… Read More »

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

“Can we stop talking about my bad brother?” That’s how Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group, describes the conversations she often has these days with executives and board members of client companies. Pawczuk’s team is squarely focused on helping decades-old, global enterprises figure out how to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to transform… Read More »

Oracle Releases Suite of Blockchain-Based Software for Supply Chain Management

Software development company Oracle Corp. has released a suite of blockchain-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications based on its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, according to an announcement published Oct. 23. The new product is purportedly designed to improve traceability and transparency throughout supply chains. Oracle is an American corporation founded in 1977, and currently is one of the largest vendors in the business software market. With… Read More »

Top Chinese Company ChainDD Expands Global Footprint with US Launch at the CHAINSIGHTS Summit in New York

October 22, 2018, the formal announcement of ChainDD US was made at the CHAINSIGHTS Blockchain Leadership Summit 2018 in New York today at the Lotte Palace Hotel in Manhattan. The summit was a launchpad for this new and ambitious project. It brought together some of the most influential investors and executives and members of the media in the… Read More »

HTC Opens Pre-Orders for Blockchain Phone, Payable Only in Crypto

A decade after launching its first Android device, global consumer tech giant HTC is officially releasing its first blockchain-enabled phone. The early-access version of the HTC Exodus is now available for pre-order, the company announced Tuesday, and must be purchased with cryptocurrency. Dubbed the EXODUS 1, the device can only be bought using bitcoin or ethereum, and will… Read More »

Every Week More Governments Are Announcing Blockchain Adoption

By David Freuden Every week there is another government announcement how and where they are launching a blockchain solution or supporting a blockchain initiative. As I write this the Democratic Party of India have just announcement that they will be using MiVote, an Australian blockchain project. The Indian government will be the world’s first political party to adopt… Read More »