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Hyperledger Members Leave the Consortium Out in the Cold

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Hyperledger Members Leave the Consortium Out in the Cold

Hyperledger, a global collaboration of leaders from finance, banking, the Internet of Things, and many other sectors, has seen more than 15 members reduce financial support or leave the group entirely over the last couple of months. Changing Focus Points The blockchain consortium Hyperledger, which generated a lot of buzz a while back due to the level of expertise each…

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Hyperledger Releases First Production Ready Blockchain Code For Commercial Companies

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Hyperledger Releases First Production Ready Blockchain Code For Commercial Companies

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative project led by the Linux Foundation, released its first production-ready blockchain codebase that can be utilized by large-scale commercial companies. On March 22, BTCManager reported that IBM was targeting large conglomerates with the Hyperledger Fabric. At the time, Jerry Cuomo, IBM’s Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, revealed that the company received requests from many large-scale…

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Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Blockchain technology is progressively becoming the Holy Grail for disruption throughout many industries. From new financial applications up to new ways of managing and distributing charity funds, the technology underpinning Bitcoin is making its way into everyday life. Currently, there are a lot of projects in development; some are more concerned with the financial application and the creation the so…

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AIG, IBM, and Standard Chartered Collaborate on First Multinational Smart Contract Insurance Policy

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AIG, IBM, and Standard Chartered Collaborate on First Multinational Smart Contract Insurance Policy

Insurance giant AIG, the commercial bank Standard Chartered, and IBM have announced the successful completion of the pilot of the first ever multinational smart contract insurance policy backed by blockchain technology. The solution was built by IBM and is based on the Hyperledger Fabric framework, which is one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation. The technology allowed…

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Chile’s Santiago Stock Exchange Leads Blockchain Implementation in Latin America

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance

Chile’s Santiago Stock Exchange Leads Blockchain Implementation in Latin America

On May 17, technology giant IBM and Chile’s largest stock exchange, the Santiago Exchange, announced a partnership to implement blockchain technology into the nation’s financial services sector. The collaboration makes the Santiago Stock Exchange the first exchange in South America to utilize blockchain technology for securities lending on its short selling platform. The new solution built by IBM and the…

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Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

Category: News, News Digest

Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

Microsoft has announced a new Plugin for Office10 that makes it possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document – without the need for a notary or a lawyer. Microsoft has potentially created Bitcoin’s first non-monetary killer app. The new notary app for…

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Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

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Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

Japanese blockchain startup Soramitsu Co. and the National Bank of Cambodia have announced that they will collaborate to co-develop the open source distributed ledger project Hyperledger Iroha with the aim to build a new payment infrastructure based on blockchain technology. Hyperledger Iroha is an open-source software framework and part of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project. Hyperledger Iroha is a distributed…

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Litecoin’s SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

Category: News, News Digest

Litecoin’s SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

It has been another interesting week for the cryptocurrency community. Litecoin is coming closer to activating SegWit, which, if successful, could act as a powerful use case for a potential SegWit soft fork for bitcoin in the near future. Stellar has also expanded its footprint and galvanized its place in the world of blockchain, pioneering a way to pay coffee…

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How the Blockchain’s Potential is Being Demonstrated by SAP, Hyperledger and Intel

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How the Blockchain’s Potential is Being Demonstrated by SAP, Hyperledger and Intel

Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, is being tested by some of the world’s largest and leading companies including SAP and Intel. Specifically, a rising number of companies are implementing blockchain onto existing infrastructure that handles supply chain, to develop a single platform which can autonomously process operations with a greater level of transparency and security. Most recently, the large technology…

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Hyperledger Approves Intel’s Smart Contract Blockchain Platform Burrow: A ‘Friendly Rival’ for Ethereum?

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Hyperledger Approves Intel’s Smart Contract Blockchain Platform Burrow: A ‘Friendly Rival’ for Ethereum?

Following the momentum of its enterprise-grade blockchain platform Fabric, Hyperledger is ready to target yet another blockchain project. Burrow, a project proposed by engineers at Monax and Intel, was approved by the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and is currently under development. Hyperledger as an open-source collaborative effort populated by various members and companies has a unique approach toward approving…

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