Entries by Steve

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Launches Blockchain Trade Finance Program with Ping-An

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) just announced they would be introducing a blockchain platform to make trade finance more efficient. Hong Kong is a global shipping hub. The HKMA is the equivalent of Hong Kong’s central bank. They worked with the financial group China’s Ping-An to create the new blockchain platform. Global shipping finance […]

5 ways to hack blockchain in the enterprise

One of the hottest topics in cybersecurity circles is the enterprise blockchain. This is the same technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Simply defined, blockchain is a list of transactions or contracts shared with peers and locked down by some clever cryptography. Beyond Bitcoin, it can ensure the integrity of supply chains, manage contracts, or […]

Oracle Blockchain Opens for Business

Oracle’s blockchain platform is hitting the market on Monday. The service provides software and server infrastructure for customers to set up and manage networks of distributed ledgers, the tech at the heart of cryptocurrencies. Companies can use these novel blockchain databases to help monitor supply chains, track global shipments, make cross-border payments, and more. Oracle […]

How Blockchain Can Help Failing Economies

When many investors in the U.S. hear the word “blockchain,” they immediately think of cryptocurrencies, and with good reason. The impressive new technology provides the support necessary for the decentralized, anonymized tracking and transaction of digital currencies around the world. However, as many industries are discovering, blockchain technology also allows for many other uses and applications as […]

Blis Adds New Blockchain Platform for Better Audience Data Fidelity and Transparency

Blis Launches Blockchain Platform with Unilever as a Pilot Partner Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, backed by Unilever, Endeit, and Beringea, announced a pilot platform to add transparency across the data ecosystem. Digital advertising commonly relies on disparate data sets to help identify audiences likely to buy products and services. Marketers increasingly face pressures to comply […]

Ushering in the Next Global Data Revolution with Jupiter Chain – Utilising Blockchain Technology to Transform How an Individual’s Data is Used

Singapore, 16 July 2018 – Jupiter Chain, a Singapore-based data exchange platform, is set to change the way our data is handled, shared and monetized using blockchain technology. A smart, consentable data exchange, Jupiter Chain allows for data exchanges to happen securely, protecting the privacy of an individual’s personal information. Additionally, data owners, especially the […]

Blockchain Paradox: Privacy and Security

As we’re by now familiar with the genesis tale: blockchain technology was invented in the 1990s as a database tree that when made public embeds trust and delivers radical transparency through an open ledger. Although it has been around for a quarter of a century, combining cryptography and hashing power, it wasn’t until the 2008 […]

Accenture Showcases Blockchain Prototype For Aerospace Supply Chains At Farnborough Air Show

USAF Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon in the flying-display with smoke at the 1998 Farnborough Airshow. (Photo by: aviation-images.com/UIG via Getty Images) The professional services firm Accenture is demoing a new blockchain prototype specifically tailored to aerospace and defense industry supply chains at this week’s Farnborough Air Show, the second largest such exhibition in the […]

Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Launch Multi-Bank Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank will launch its own blockchain trade finance solution with 21 banks in August, Financial Times (FT) reported Sunday, July 15. The joint venture between the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Chinese company Ping An Group’s fintech subsidiary OneConnect aims to substantially reduce paperwork, costs security risks for participants, FT […]

Blockchain Disruptions – Adotas

Blockchain is a general label for a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a P2P network. The entire process takes place without being controlled by a particular entity. Instead, the ledger is distributed among millions of users around the globe. The network is robust, flexible and unhackable. BitFortune claims that the reason this recent discovery […]