Chinese Military Eyes Blockchain Technology for Rewards Programme – Boosting Training and Gamifying System

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…

Visa’s Rolls Out New Blockchain LucidiTEE – Tackles Concerns related to misuse of sensitive user data, when shared with third-parties.

Visa’s LucidiTEE claims to be the first system to enable multiple parties to jointly compute on large-scale private data while guaranteeing policy-compliance even when the input providers are offline and allows fairness to all output recipients. The project, from the research arm of Visa –  aims to take on growing concerns related to misuse of sensitive user data when shared with third-parties.  advertisement It is a system they claim provides transparency and control to users by:  Enforcing agreed-upon policies on what functions can be evaluated over private data (even when…

Dutch Police Bust CEO of Blockchain Game Firm, Komodore64 – €78 million Gone?

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…

Volvo Cars to implement blockchain traceability of cobalt used in electric car batteries

Volvo Cars will become the first carmaker to blockchain technology in order to globally trace the cobalt used in its batteries.   advertisement “We have always been committed to an ethical supply chain for our raw materials,” said Martina Buchhauser, head of procurement at Volvo Cars. “With blockchain technology, we can take the next step towards ensuring full traceability of our supply chain and minimising any related risks, in close collaboration with our suppliers.” Traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt, is one of…

EU-Funded Acceleration Project, LEDGER, Offering Support Services and Up to €200k Equity-Free for Blockchain Data Governance Projects

Pan-European acceleration program for human-centric solutions LEDGER has kicked off its second open call – aimed at innovative projects building blockchain and other DLT supported solutions for data governance.  advertisement So far, the European Commission has invested more than €80 million in blockchain projects for societal use. By 2020, the European Commission expects to allocate around €300 million to blockchain initiatives like LEDGER.  The final 16 selected teams will access a Venture Builder programme of 12 months receiving DLT software support and training, technological and business mentoring and other enabling…

Researchers Claim Cross-border B2B Blockchain Transactions set to Explode to $4.4 Trillion by 2024

A fresh report from Juniper Research claims the total value of B2B cross-border payments stored on the blockchain will exceed $4.4 trillion by 2024 – a massive increase from the mere $171 billion in 2019.  advertisement According to research author, Dr Morgane Kimmich: “The implementation of blockchain is part of a wider strategy for financial institutions to digitally transform operations. Blockchain will enable stakeholders to reduce operational costs in a competitive market that is becoming increasingly commoditised”. The new paid-for research, Blockchain: Key Vertical Opportunities, Trends & Challenges 2019-2030, estimates that…

Polish-British Blockchain Company Billon to Digitise Euro in Deal with Raiffeisen Bank International

Long-time Polish-UK trans-European project Billon has recently been selected by Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) to showcase their technology in the bank’s Elevator Lab Partnership Program. The awarded idea, presented during the final qualification round on 17 October 2019 in Vienna, is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) based digital cash platform enabling transactions with tokenised euro stored on the blockchain.  advertisement “Participation in the Elevator Lab program is a chance to forge a partnership with a large international financial institution and a leading bank in Central and Eastern Europe, something that…

500.com Limited Releases Intel on Blockchain Technology for China’s Lottery Industry

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…