University of Malta Students Develop and Use Blockchain Voting Application

Sharing is caring! Master students in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta have designed, built, and used decentralised blockchain app developed to vote for their student representatives. According to the Times of Malta: “At this time especially, given the current situation, it was important to have a remote voting mechanism in place that enables trust and transparency thanks to the Blockchain-based solution. The main challenge to achieve this is onboarding users in a trusted manner – and digital identity platforms such as that provided by Vodafone…

Japan’s Nomura Securities and BOOSTRY Issue First Blockchain Digital Bond Offering

Sharing is caring! Nomura Securities (NS) joined the Nomura Research Institute (NRI) and BOOSTRY have joined up in a venture to create Japan’s first digital asset bond and digital bond to use value co-creation to help develop the countries’ capital markets, along with solving social issues.  The digital asset bond was offered directly to investors by NRI, while NS served as the underwriter, Nomura Trust and Banking (NTB) acted as fiscal agent, while BOOSTRY provided its blockchain platform “ibet” and acted as register agent. The platform allows issuers to keep…

Opera Rolls out Update and Expansion of its Cryptocurrency-Friendly Browser Blockchain Architecture

Sharing is caring! Norwegian company Opera, the first browser to introduce Web 3 capabilities and a built-in cryptocurrency wallet across its mobile and computer browsers, is adding several new features using blockchain. The updated Opera blockchain browser does not only have a built-in crypto wallet for its Web 3 mobile and computer users, but it is also adding more features due to partnerships with Wyre and Unstoppable Domains which grease the wheels of the cryptocurrency experience on the browser. It’s also expanding the service. Opera now supports seamless crypto top-ups…

Hong Kong Bank Partners with Aegis to Focus On Asset Digitalization Using Blockchain Technology

Sharing is caring! CTBC Bank in Hong Kong has cut a deal with San Francisco-based Aegis Custody to expand its digital financial asset business, launching bundle factoring, REITs and equity investment in special asset digitalization (security tokens) to tap into channels for cash flow and support diversification of the banking sector. Founder and CEO Serra Wei of Aegis said: “A stable cash flow is essential for big enterprises. They will be able to access a stable cash flow after the digital digitalization of traditional assets. This is indeed the practical…

European Union Looking to Blockchain Technology for Defense?

Sharing is caring! The European Union has put out a call for proposals targeting innovative defence products, solutions and technologies to the community of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). They are offering up to 10 million euro to support several consortium defence proposals and considering multiple contributions of up to 2.5 million euro to kick off individual proposals. “The development of innovative and future-oriented defence products and technologies relies on the innovation capacity of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).” More specifically they are looking for innovative defence products, solutions, materials…

Tech against Corona (COVID-19) – Dutch Enterprise Blockchain Company TYMLEZ Helps Dutch Government

The “Tech against Corona” Initiative of Dutch tech companies including TYMLEZ offers free support in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). To this end, an online meeting took place on Wednesday 25 March between various tech companies and civil servants, including MPs. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss how these companies can contribute to the fight against the coronavirus through their services and products. In an interview with Blockchain News, Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam and TYMLEZ CTO Jaap Gordijn stated: “Blockchain can be the enabling…

NOvid 2020: American Scientist Pushes for Blockchain to Secure Mobile Citizen Data and Build Payment Platform For Addressing Pandemic And Economic Crisis

Sharing is caring! by John Henry Clippinger, It takes a blunt existential crisis to redress systemic societal and economic failings. We are at such a moment with the epic storm of global health and economic crisis compounded by inept and regressive leadership. These failures will not be redressed by traditional means.  These challenges also present a singular opportunity to catalyze a new ecological, social and economic contract for the 21st century.  As data are the new currency of the digital realm, there is the real prospect of resetting foundational rights…

SettleMint – Belgian blockchain startup raises USD $2.09 Million for Expansion

Sharing is caring! US-based investor Medici Ventures and Dutch KPN Ventures has participated in the €1.9M (USD $2.09 million) investment round of SettleMint, a Belgium based Blockchain Platform as a Service company that has built a low code and infrastructure agnostic blockchain platform solving the major challenges of enterprise-grade blockchain use case development and deployment. ~ advertisement ~ “When you recognise the benefits of this technology for the economy and for society, you have a moral obligation to make it easy for developers to use, to accelerate adoption. As with…

Blockchain Real Estate Project Smartlands Raising Funds on Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs

Sharing is caring! Global blockchain-based investment and digital banking ecosystem Smartlands is selling 2.53% of equity stake, at a pre-money valuation of £15,400,000, to help fund a freemium model for customers in 2020. The sale will be conducted on one of the most successful crowdfunding platforms in the world, Seedrs who have helped startups and later-stage companies worldwide to raise over £840 million with cases include Revolut, TransferGo, Smarterly and hundreds of others. ~ advertisement ~ A top-five platform for issuing single asset digital securities, Smartlands is the first blockchain…

Microasset – The International Blockchain Monetary Reserve Announces $3.48 M In Reserve Funding, New Listing on BiKi Exchange

Sharing is caring! The International Blockchain Monetary Reserve (IBMR) an economic development reserve and advisory company, say they have raised USD $3.48 M for their ARCC Currency Reserve, a basket of cryptocurrencies that include ALGO, BTC, and BNB. Funding is also available to the tune of USD $700,000 in seed investments for US-based tech start-up companies. ~ advertisement ~ The IBMR’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, exploitation and wealth disparity in failing emerging markets through the decentralized network effects of blockchain technology. “The mission of ARCC is to…