DBS Bank joins Hedera blockchain’s governing council

The Hedera Governing Council has welcomed Singapore’s oldest bank, DBS Bank, as its newest member, making it the first Southeast Asian lender to join the worldwide Hyperledger organization. DBS Bank, a member of the advisory council on fintech, has joined the blockchain council alongside 39 other major technology, corporate and nonprofit leaders, including Google, IBM, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, the University of London, Dentons and LG Electronics, among others. The Asian lender may acquire value from Hedera’s innovative enterprise blockchain platform while also influencing it by providing input on real-world business…

Helium and Dish Network Collaborate to Expand its Blockchain-based Distributed 5G Platform

The decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) 5G wireless network Helium announced on Tuesday, October 26, a new partnership with Dish Network. DISH has become the first telecom operator in the telecom industry to join the Helium 5G network ecosystem. This cooperation will expand the Helium node and deploy their own Helium 5G CBRS-based hotspots with dish customers while receiving HNT token rewards. Helium network, founded in 2013, is the world’s first peer-to-peer LoRaWAN wireless IoT network, also known as “The People’s Network”. Frank Mong, Chief Operating Officer of Helium, commented on the…

Culture converges with blockchain as luxury fashion brands launch NFT collections

It’s no surprise that nonfungible tokens (NFT) have been dominating the crypto market this year. The booming digital asset class generated over $2.5 billion in sales within the first six months of 2021, demonstrating unheard-of financial gains for artists, brands and content creators across the globe.  The rise of metaverses has also impacted the adoption of NFTs, as the world is moving closer toward visions of a future defined by augmented reality. As such, NFTs are further demonstrating the convergence of culture with technology, which in turn is having an…

Blockchain Data Indexer The Graph Launches on NEAR

Developers on the NEAR blockchain are getting a lift Tuesday with data indexing and query service The Graph going live in beta. The Graph is a decentralized indexer used by developers to access key data such as prices on automated market makers (AMMs), user information and other on-chain metrics. The protocol is currently live on 25 blockchain networks. Tegan Kline, a co-founder of The Graph developer Edge & Node, told CoinDesk in an interview that it took “many months” to complete the integration, as The Graph has previously only expanded…

Alien Worlds Takes the Helm as the Top Blockchain Game, Approximately 11 Million Daily Transactions

Alien Worlds has emerged as the leading blockchain game with nearly 11 million daily transactions undertaken by more than 700,000 monthly active users. DappRadar, a leading portal for decentralized applications, undertook this study by tracking on-chain smart contract activity.  Max Infeld, an NFT artist, praised Alien Worlds for taking off in less than 12 months and said: “The Alien Worlds community has successfully inspired a generation of blockchain gamers to engage in the same intense cooperation and competition – mining, fighting, playing games and participating in governance – that…

How to Expand Blockchain Beyond Fintech and Into Factories

This experimental pilot project was ambitious. Blockchain may be going more mainstream, but harnessing it for non-fintech applications is still nascent. We encountered challenges around costs, ease of use, data digitization and integration, engineering talent, literacy, reliable internet access, the lack of hardware needed to take a survey, and an unprecedented global pandemic that has disrupted not just supply chains but also workers’ lives. Source link

Which blockchain is the most decentralized? Experts answer

Mance is the co-founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed ledger technology that claims to possess higher speeds and security guarantees than existing blockchain solutions. “When we talk about decentralization, I think it’s very important to be specific about what we mean. When talking about layer-one protocols, precisely what is being measured when we talk about decentralization? Two separate categories of decentralization are important: 1) governance and 2) transaction ordering. First, governance: How many different entities (people or organizations) are involved in making decisions on the product roadmap,…

Blockchain Week with Vitalik still happening, ‘Bitcoin’ searches on WeChat hit 26M in a day – Cointelegraph Magazine

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   In this 30th edition of the Shanghai Man column, we preview the Wanxiang Shanghai Blockchain Week, an offline event that normally is the biggest blockchain conference on the Chinese calendar. Next week, despite all the regulatory crackdowns, the event is still planning to go ahead, albeit with a one-month delay from its usual place in mid-September.  The flagship…

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com drops NFT series on its own blockchain

Chinese online retail giant JD.com is diving into the nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, industry by introducing a special NFT series for its annual JD Discovery conference. Using its proprietary blockchain platform, JD.com will be distributing commemorative NFT certificates to attendees of the JDD 2021 event in Beijing, the Chinese new agency Sina Finance reported Oct. 20. JD.com will specifically issue one NFT for free to anyone who signs up for the JDD 2021 conference between Oct. 18 and Nov. 22 through WeChat mini program on the event’s official website. According…

Major Advantages of Blockchain Financial Trading

Blockchain-based trade finance platforms are already changing the world. In this article we will explore their key benefits and will explain why you should start testing this new model now. The traditional model is already outdated. There are always many participants involved (sellers, buyers, banks, insurance and logistics companies, etz.) and everyone has to interact with each other. In addition lots of emails, documents and communication implied. Error correction and waiting takes a huge amount of time, many processes are difficult to manage fast and to synchronize with each other.…