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BloqLabs is Born, Bridging Enterprises With Open Source

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

BloqLabs is Born, Bridging Enterprises With Open Source

Jeff Garzik and Matthew Roszak's Bloq continues to evolve into a foundation for professionalism, experimentation, and standard-setting in the blockchain community with its newly baptized BloqLabs. If Blockchain Technology is the new Superman in the Information Technology field, then petty bickering and immaturity amongst developers and entrepreneurs are the kryptonite that has defiled this budding industry. From the beginning, an...

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IBM Launches Carbon Credit Management Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM Launches Carbon Credit Management Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

On March 20, IBM announced that it had launched the world’s first blockchain-based carbon asset management platform built on top of the Hyperledger Fabric distributed ledger in cooperation with Energy-Blockchain Labs.   The new platform will be used by the Chinese carbon asset market and will enable companies to create carbon assets more efficiently to help build a “greener” and...

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IBM Targets Large-Scale Companies With Hyperledger's Fabric Blockchain

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IBM Targets Large-Scale Companies With Hyperledger's Fabric Blockchain

IBM plans to target large-scale commercial enterprises with its new product called “Blockchain-as-a-Service” by allowing customers to utilize its public blockchain-based cloud service to construct private blockchain networks. Jerry Cuomo, IBM's VP of blockchain technology, announced that the IBM Blockchain-as-a-Service includes a broad range of blockchain-based cloud services that can be used by businesses to create and manage blockchain networks...

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Coinbase: Users to Pay Fees for On-chain Transactions, Internal Off-chain Transactions Still Free

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Coinbase: Users to Pay Fees for On-chain Transactions, Internal Off-chain Transactions Still Free

The Bitcoin ecosystem evolves. Coinbase, with six million users the largest exchange platform in the US, reacts to the emerging fee market and does no longer pay the transaction fee for its customers. Off-chain transactions, from Coinbase account to Coinbase account, however, are still free. Besides some minor updates in its so-called “Spring Cleaning” Coinbase also adjusts its wallets to...

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Smaller Blockchain Consortia are Paving the Way for Adoption in Financial Services

Category: Blockchain, Business

Smaller Blockchain Consortia are Paving the Way for Adoption in Financial Services

There is a lot of buzz surrounding blockchain implementation in the financial services industry due to the technology’s ability to reduce operational inefficiencies, streamline processes and safely store and transfer data. Several blockchain consortia have been formed in the last year to speed up the adoption of this new technology so that financial institutions can develop and test new blockchain-based...

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Hyperledger’s Production-Ready Blockchain Code to Come Within March

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Hyperledger’s Production-Ready Blockchain Code to Come Within March

The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project, a blockchain group which includes 120 major corporations and financial institutions including IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Accenture, will release its first production-ready blockchain codebase by the end of March. The codebase, called Hyperledger Fabric, will be utilized as the base protocol and platform for its member banks and companies looking to use...

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Jury Weighs Charges Against Software Engineer and Pastor in Coin.mx Trial

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Jury Weighs Charges Against Software Engineer and Pastor in Coin.mx Trial

On March 10, the jury in a Manhattan federal court prepared to weigh charges against two individuals, a software engineer and a pastor, who were allegedly involved in a scheme to help the illegally operating digital currency exchange Coin.mx. The Coin.mx Trials Florida-based software engineer Yuri Lebedev and New Jersey pastor Trevon Gross are being accused of helping the owner...

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Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

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Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

A report outlining the 'Roadmap for Blockchain Standards,' has been published by Standards Australia in March, to support the development blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and to clarify international standards. Australia’s non-governmental body is in charge of managing the Secretariat of an international technical committee for the development of blockchain standards, ISO/TC 307, by the International Organisation for Standardization...

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Syscoin Adds New Services to Microsoft Azure BaaS Platform

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Syscoin Adds New Services to Microsoft Azure BaaS Platform

Syscoin have announced that they have completed all of the prerequisite steps for their first official Microsoft Azure BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) Marketplace product certification and have pushed their offering to Microsoft’s staging environment for approval. Syscoin had a bumpy start, launching as a scrypt-based, merge-mineable coin with certificate issuance, distributed marketplace, document exchange, and data storage services in August 2014. Following...

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The Blockchain is Bound to Transform the Construction Industry

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News

The Blockchain is Bound to Transform the Construction Industry

Blockchain technology has already proven to be a powerful tool to develop useful applications for almost any industry. It is a highly versatile technology that allows a new problem-solving approach, pushing forward the disruption and transformation of many of the traditional business management and organizational models used throughout history. From the slums of the Dark Net and underground markets, the...

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