Entries by Steve

Blockchain: MeitY gets a blockchain plan

Mumbai: The National Institute for Smart Governance (NISG), a publicprivate body promoted by the Centre and software industry lobby Nasscom among others, has recommended that laws and regulations should be based on the functions performed by technologies such as blockchain and not on the technology itself. It made the recommendation in the draft national strategy […]

Driving blockchain forward: new innovations and business models to transform mobility

Disruption is a difficult word. Clients are often advised by Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, to take the long view and consider disruption as part of a larger transformation—a constant push to evolve and adapt to a changing energy and transportation landscape. Transformation involves many small disruptions, not all of which will be as sudden […]

Blockchain vs. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Even in 2020, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) remain a black box to the majority of the world. In this article, we will explain all you need to know about the blockchain and the distributed ledger technology, and enough to get you into any conversation. What is the Blockchain? The blockchain has grown to […]

Tether is all gold-fingers in the Blockchain space

Jan 28, 2020 05:02&nbspUTC | Updated: Jan 28, 2020 at 05:02&nbspUTC By&nbspRajat Gaur There are a lot of new products that are being pinned to the Blockchain space as many of the product owners are revolving around the fact that crypto-space is a very good platform to boost sales. The blockchain space would require more […]

Subcommittee Drives Blockchain Interest, Explores Potential Use Cases

Insider Members of the Finance Subcommittee of the Blockchain Working Group heard about potential interest from the state and discussed the technology’s possible uses in taxation, banking and elsewhere. Subcommittee members of the state Blockchain Working Group, whose work is still in formative stages, are making headway in considering how best residents and officials might […]

Blockchain Technology: Can You Quantify Your Trust?

Contrary to misguided perception, the applications revolving around blockchain technology extend beyond cryptocurrencies. The assurance of blockchain, in fact, is all about the transfer of trust. Technically, the technology concerning distributed ledger removes the requirement of centralized third-parties to confirm transactions and remain anonymous. Naturally, an enterprise strives to form a bridge of trust. However, […]

BitDegree to Compete for 1M EUR in the Finals of EIC Horizon Prize for Blockchains for Social Good

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BitDegree Scholarships’ solution was selected to appear among the 23 finalists in Brussels and will compete for a 1M EUR prize in the category “Aid & Philanthropy.” BitDegree has developed the first-ever transparent P2P blockchain system for scholarships tied to educational outcomes. Now, anyone can get paid to learn […]

SettleMint raises $2.1M to build out enterprise blockchain-as-a-service

Belgium-based blockchain platform-as-a-service distributed ledger technology company SettleMint NV today announced the procurement of $2.1 million in funds backed by KPN Ventures and existing U.S. investor Medici Ventures. Founded in 2016, SettleMint provides infrastructure and developer tools for enterprise-grade blockchain projects using a low-code solution. SettleMint’s vision with its proprietary scalable, low-code, chain and infrastructure agnostic […]

HSBC, ING backed letter of credit blockchain, Contour, launches in Singapore

Today sees the Singapore launch of the trade finance blockchain Contour, formerly known as Voltron, and founded by seven global banks. The letter of credit blockchain has initiated numerous pilots in 14 countries and recently had a global trial involving 50 banks and corporates. Letters of credit (LoC) are relatively cumbersome and paper-intensive instruments. Typically […]