The IBM–Maersk blockchain effort was doomed to fail from the start

Blockchain projects continue to experience failure rates in excess of 90%, and it seems that with every passing moment, more and more “successful” companies add their underperforming blockchain project to the graveyard. One of the most recent blockchain failure victims was Moller-Maersk, which recently announced the termination of its highly publicized TradeLens offering — a global trade platform built on IBM blockchain technology.  These failures, however, were totally predictable and, in many cases, would be avoidable if companies more closely observed certain lessons in innovation diffusion. Lesson 1: Innovation is…

Metacade presale investment rockets past $5 million as GameFi investors hurry to buy remaining MCADE tokens – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

The Metacade presale is selling out fast with stage 3 coming to a close after just 12 days. The presale of the play-to-earn (P2E) metaverse arcade saw its previous rounds sell out within 4 weeks, raising $2.7 million but this has been dwarfed in comparison to the third stage selling out at lightning speed and bringing the project to raise past $5 million in just several days. Metacade is set to deliver the ultimate blockchain gaming experience, merging the worlds of gaming and crypto in a seamless and exciting way.…

Top 7 blockchain courses and certifications for beginners

Blockchain courses and certifications can play an important role in helping individuals gain a comprehensive understanding of blockchain technology and its applications. By completing these courses, individuals can develop technical skills, stay current with industry developments, enhance their career opportunities and increase their earning potential. Here are seven blockchain courses and certifications for beginners. INE’s Blockchain Security INE’s Blockchain Security course is an online course offered by Internetwork Expert (INE) that provides a comprehensive overview of the security aspects of blockchain technology. The course covers various topics such as consensus…

Binance’s New Blockchain Platform Aims to Build Web3 Infrastructure

In its recently published BNB Greenfield white paper, the cryptocurrency exchange Binance stated that it is interested in constructing a blockchain-based Web3 infrastructure. BNB Chain is a blockchain platform that was established by Binance. According to the white paper, it is a decentralised storage infrastructure that is integrated into BNB Chain. This infrastructure grants users and decentralised applications (DApps) complete control of the data stored inside it. Hosting websites, maintaining personal clouds and data archives, publishing, and other applications are all examples of possible use cases. The core team at…

Blockchain IM apps to reach over half-billion dollar valuation by 2030

Blockchain use cases continue to surface as the technology becomes more accessible, with some use cases, such as blockchain-based messaging applications, on the cusp of mass adoption. According to a new report from Grand View Research, the global blockchain messaging application market size is forecasted to hit a valuation of $536.5 million by 2030. The report, released on Feb 1. highlights this as a 43.6% compound annual growth rate in the seven-year timespan. In 2021, the market valuation for blockchain messaging applications was around $22.2 million. At that time, North…

Toyota to explore blockchain use cases via DAO hackathon

Automotive giant Toyota is delving deeper into blockchain use cases through its involvement with a Web3 hackathon for decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) developers. On Feb. 1, multi-chain smart contract and decentralized application (dApp) network Astar announced its inaugural Web3 hackathon. The news of note, however, was that it’s being supported by the Toyota Motor Corporation. Founder of the Astar Network, Sota Watanabe, commented on the significance of Toyota’s involvement in the initiative: “During the event, we aim to develop the first PoC (Proof of Concept) DAO tool for Toyota’s employees.…

Blockchain provider SIMBA Chain awarded $30M by US Air Force STRATFI program

Blockchain solutions provider SIMBA Chain has been selected for a $30 million Strategic Technology Focus Initiative (STRATFI) by the United States Air Force (USAF). The initiative is focused on identifying and advancing technologies that could secure the future dominance of the U.S. Air Force.  According to the announcement, the investment will be used to develop blockchain applications in supply chain management and programs that will be used by several government organizations, including the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, the USAF, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army…

Bitcoin Rallied over the Weekend and UK Treasury is in Search for a CBDC Head – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

By Marcus Sotiriou, Market Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset broker GlobalBlock (TSXV:BLOK).  Bitcoin continued its comeback over the weekend, as it rallied to a high of almost $24,000. However, this morning it has retraced all of its weekend gains, as it is now around $23,200, which aligns with the range high from the short-term range Bitcoin broke out from over the weekend. The way Bitcoin reacts at this level could be key in determining Bitcoin’s next move. The UK is demonstrating more urgency toward launching a CBDC, as the U.K. Treasury…

ETH to peak at $2,474 in 2023 According to Finder’s Ethereum Price Predictions Report  – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

Ether is bound for another volatile year in 2023, according to Finder.com’s latest Ethereum Price Predictions Report. Finder’s panel of 56 fintech and cryptocurrency specialists think ETH will go as high as US$2,474 and as low as $984 in 2023 before ending the year at $2,184. Ethereum is currently priced at $1,588. Digital Capital Management managing director Ben Ritchie thinks Ether will be worth $2,500 by the end of 2023 but says it could go as low as $900 throughout the year. “Ethereum continues to dominate the market as the…