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Swiss National Postal Service and Telecom Leader to Build Blockchain Platform

Advertisement Swiss Post and Swisscom will take advantage of their trusted reputation in Switzerland to create a blockchain platform for use by themselves and others that will be based on Hyperledger Fabric2. Swiss Post is publicly owned and the country’s second largest employer. It already uses blockchain technology to record temperature data while transporting pharmaceuticals in the national… Read More »

Amazon Has Launched a New Service for Building Blockchains

Tech giant Amazon is launching a blockchain service to help clients develop blockchain networks without incurring the costs of creating their own platform. Announced Wednesday at Amazon’s re:Invent conference, the Amazon Managed Blockchain platform “is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks.” Users can build platforms using either Hyperledger Fabric… Read More »

New Effort to Tackle Global Ocean Plastics Crisis Uses Blockchain

Advertisement Household supplies multinational SC Johnson has announced a pioneering partnership with Plastic Bank, a plastic waste recycling startup, to tackle the threat of global ocean plastics by increasing the rate of recycling across less privileged areas of Indonesia. Plastic Bank, which currently has a successful proof-of-concept program running in Haiti uses a custom cryptocurrency solution running on… Read More »

Alibaba Cloud’s Blockchain as a Service Now Available Outside China

Advertisement The cloud computing division of China’s largest online retailer Alibaba has announced the expansion of its Blockchain as a Service offering beyond its domestic market. In a statement, Alibaba Cloud disclosed that the blockchain service will now be available in the United States as well as countries in Europe and South East Asia. “Our customers in China… Read More »

Germany’s Central Bank and Deutsche Börse Complete Blockchain Settlement Trial

Advertisement Germany central bank Deutsche Bundesbank, and Deutsche Börse have announced the successful completion of a performance test for two prototype blockchain-based securities settlement systems which they developed jointly. In an announcement posted earlier today, it was revealed that the prototype systems support settlement of regular payments, interest payments, securities transactions and repayment when bonds achieve maturity. The… Read More »

Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains

Enterprise blockchain customers might not need to worry any longer about having picked the wrong platform to build on, thanks to a new interoperability solution being unveiled by Accenture. Revealed at the annual Sibos conference on Monday, the consulting giant has created an “interoperability node” which it says can house the business logic of different blockchains – in… Read More »

Visa Integrates Open Source Hyperledger Tech for B2B Blockchain Payments

Advertisement Visa is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric ahead of the commercial launch of its own blockchain service for enterprise payments in Q1 2019. Visa B2B Connect, the payment giant’s enterprise blockchain platform that enables cross-border payments between businesses, is partnering IBM to integrate the latter’s development of the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework. As reported… Read More »

IBM’s Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board

IBM is taking its food-tracking blockchain into production, making it one of the largest enterprise projects to achieve that milestone, and has signed European supermarket giant Carrefour to use it. Announced Monday, the commercial launch of IBM Food Trust means that large players, as well as small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry supply chain, can now… Read More »

The Big Legal Issue Blockchain Developers Rarely Discuss

Mark Radcliffe and Victoria Lee are partners at the law firm of DLA Piper.  Software licensed under open source licenses (OSS) is fundamental to the success of blockchain projects. Such licenses permit collaborative, decentralized development, encourage swift adoption by users and enable the community to “fork” the project to resolve strategic disputes. In fact, OSS licenses are used… Read More »

Insurance Ratings Bureau Pilots IBM Blockchain for Automatic Reporting

The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) is turning to the IBM Blockchain platform to support a new automated insurance reporting tool, the organization announced Wednesday. Built on IBM Blockchain using Hyperledger Fabric, the open Insurance Data Link (openIDL) system is aimed to simplify regulatory reporting by allowing insurance carriers to store data on a permissioned blockchain for regulators… Read More »