Dutch Multi City Blockchain Week to be First of its Kind with Events Hosted All Over the Country

Dutch Blockchain Week that will be held from the 2nd until the 7th of June 2019, will also be the first of its kind with events hosted not just in one city, but in seven cities all across the Netherlands. Right now the events are taking place in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Arnhem, Tilburg and Almelo and the number of participating cities is still rising.  Blockchain Netherlands, the initiator of the event, is unifying the Dutch ecosystem creating a truly community-driven Blockchain week, aiming to connect and strengthen this…

Microsoft’s Blockchain Obsession, Including ID Push, Is Good for Bitcoin

By CCN: Does Microsoft consider blockchain to be the strongest technology in the world? Who knows, but they sure seem to recognize its growing mainstream status and view it as a potential moneymaker. The company recently announced that it would be building a decentralized identity (DID) network on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, the oldest and arguably most trusted blockchain within the space. The network will be built in accordance with standards set by the Decentralized Identity Foundation, which Microsoft claims can overpower the “throughput issues” commonly witnessed on the…

Canadian Blockchain Expert Alex Tapscott and NextBlock Global Limited to Pay $1M for Misleading Investors

About Richard Kastelein Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News…

First Security Token Blockchain called Polymesh announced by Polymath at Consensus New York 2019

Polymath, a leading security token platform that makes it easy to create and manage security tokens, has announced that they will build the world’s first security token Blockchain called Polymesh. The new Blockchain is going to be built in collaboration with Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of Ethereum and Cardano. The announcement was made on stage at Consensus in New York by Polymath Co-Founder Trevor Koverko, alongside Charles Hoskinson. Hoskinson will take on the roll of Polymesh’s co-architect. advertisement Until now, Polymath has built its technology solution for security tokens on Ethereum.…

Leading Freelance Platform Moonlighting Announces First Blockchain Integration Partner – Teams with HireVibes For EOSIO Solution

Leading on-demand freelance platform Moonlighting announced today their first blockchain partnership with HireVibes, a blockchain jobs platform that incentivizes freelance, contract and permanent hiring via cryptocurrencies. HireVibes will be one of the first platforms to access Moonlighting’s base of 720,000 freelancer profiles. “HireVibes shares the same vision we have for helping freelancers succeed in today’s ever-changing gig economy,” said Ritesh Johar, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Moonlighting. “We are excited to work with them to give our users the power, freedom and control to port their profiles using a…

Polish-UK Blockchain Company Billon awarded €2 million euro from EU to build DLT Document System

Billon Digital Services, a fully owned subsidiary of Billon Group in the UK, has been awarded a whopping €2 million from the European Commission under Phase 2 of the SME Instrument, part of the Horizon 2020 framework program. The company plans to complete the build and commercialisation of its B4TDM (Blockchain for Trusted Document Management) solution for global adoption, using a proprietary distributed ledger technology that they say,  was designed to deliver the highest system performance metrics in the industry. “Today’s document management industry has struggled with fulfilling regulatory and…

IBM to Track Fresh Shrimp on the Blockchain

The IBM Food Trust ecosystem gained another member this week with the joining of the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP). The new deal with IBM will use blockchain technology and will provide traceability of SSP shrimp from farm to fork  “Food fraud is on the rise. With complex supply systems, and a global lack of transparency we are seeing too many examples of mislabeling and poor quality products entering the marketplace,” said Jose Antonio Camposano, Executive President of the National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador. “It’s time we change that. Consumers have a…

Major Canadian Banks Choose Blockchain Solution for Identity Verification

SecureKey Technologies, the company behind the blockchain-powered Verified.Me identity verification system is now available for consumers of a number of major Canadian Banks including CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD – with BMO Bank of Montreal and National Bank of Canada to launch soon and un Life Financial Inc. has signed on as an early adopter and the first North American insurer on the service.  Canadian customers and members of these financial institutions are now able to use Verified.Me to help verify their identities online with the services they need…

Amazon Managed Blockchain Launched – AT&T, Nestlé, and Singapore Exchange Limited Onboard

Amazon has announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks. “Blockchain is far more than just Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. It’s changing the way companies do business and giving us a new way to solve complex business problems,” said Andy Daudelin, Vice President, Alliances Business Development, AT&T Business. “AT&T’s suite of blockchain solutions now includes Amazon’s Managed Blockchain. Amazon Web Services customers can integrate their blockchain solution with AT&T Business’s IoT and edge-to-edge portfolio. This allows them to automate data collection to improve…

TRON Blockchain Cuts Deal with Swarm For Security Tokens

About Richard Kastelein Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News…