Chinese Government Blockchain Standardized Certification Received by Lenovo, Alipay, and Aelf

While most governments around the world are guarded against the challenge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, surprisingly, the Chinese Government, though vehemently against cryptocurrencies, regards Blockchain technology with a positive view. Since 2017, the China Electronics Technology Standardization Institute (CESI) has been conducting Standard Blockchain System Function Test in order to pressure test and certify the top blockchain projects operating in China. Since inception, the organization has certified only 30 projects globally, including Lenovo, Alipay, and most recently, Aelf. advertisement At the launching ceremony and the first academic seminar of…

Blockchain-Based ‘Lunar Registry’ Launched – Blockchain News

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…

Blockchain-Based ‘Lunar Registry’ Launched – Blockchain News

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, a project called Diana has launched to create a land registry for the moon using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The dApp (Decentralization app) service that can mark the land of the Moon and trade it will be launched on July 20, 2019. advertisement A Diana representative, Jason Goo said: “The Diana project will be a great opportunity for the Moon to be a daily interest.” According to a UN Treaty, the Moon is listed as a common heritage of mankind…

Ugandan President to Explore use of Blockchain to Tackle Counterfeit Drugs

MediConnect, the developer of a framework blockchain solution to trace and manage prescription medication, is pleased to announce that it has received indicative support from the Ugandan government to explore the use of its solution to tackle the spread of counterfeit drugs in the country. Uebert Angel, strategic partner of MediConnect, said:  advertisement “Travelling to Uganda, I was shocked by the extent to which counterfeit drugs have ruined the lives of the most vulnerable people in society. It is therefore humbling to be able to make a difference by investing…

Blockchain Project Aims to Apportion and Tokenize the Moon

A new blockchain project has launched a registry that would divvy up and tokenize portions of the lunar surface.  Dubbed Diana — after the Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon — the project launched on July 19, just one day before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. The goal of this project is purportedly to “secure the possible right of man to the Moon to propose a solution to ‘who owns the moon.’” A lunar registry will reportedly secure access to the moon as it is…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Builds a Blockchain Energy-Efficiency Company in Malta

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has carried out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to bring more efficiency in the field of energy. At the pre-launch of Delta Summit, Malta’s leading digital innovation event, he talked about the company he co-founded with Jacobo Visetti and invested in, EFFORCE. The company will be based on blockchain and work on bringing the level of efficiency in the field of energy. EFFORCE will be based in Malta. Applications of blockchain have been scaling to various industries. Sectors such as power and energy have…

Nestle and McDonald’s Join JICWEBS’ Blockchain Pilot Program in the UK

The Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS) – which is owned by UK’s advertisers, agencies and media owners to enhance the efficiency, transparency, and independence of media companies – has recently announced a pilot program using a distributed ledger technology (DLT). Nestlé, McDonald’s and Virgin Media have joined the JICWEBS’ pilot program, and in fact, they are the first three major brands enrolling to the program. The brands’ media agencies Zenith, OMD UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD respectively, are the key connections between the blockchain pilot and the companies.…

#MetaGather Program Starts Free Familiarization with Blockchain Campaign

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase, recently stated, “To put it in perspective, we’ve been talking about blockchain for seven years and very little has happened.” This negative publicity has made some people skeptical of what blockchain could do for the common people.  The podium is soon taken away from him and other major finance influencers (i.e. those who control centralized capitalism) when #MetaHash, the high-performance blockchain network, kicked off its #MetaGather Program, a targeted campaign to stimulate massive familiarization with blockchain by getting common people involved in…

KPGM to Work With Microsoft, Tomia and R3 on Blockchain Telecom Solutions

Business advisory firm KPGM has partnered with tech companies Tomia, Microsoft and R3 to create a blockchain-based settlements solution for the telecom industry, in anticipation of 5G network services. KPMG announced the partnership and product plans in an official blog post on July 16. As per the report, the planned blockchain solution intends to make use of smart contracts in order to reduce disputes between carriers and mobile operators. Such smart contracts would reportedly include critical information for this purpose, by providing details such as correct rates, destination and bilateral…

Energy Company E.ON Files Blockchain Patent for Data Analytics Device

Energy network company E.ON has filed a patent application for a blockchain-based data collector with the European Patent Office.  E.ON announced the patent filing on the company’s website on July 19. As per the announcement, the device in question makes use of sensors to collect user data, which the user can then choose to sell as data analytics. According to the announcement, users supply data from smart home applications.  E.ON claims that the customer has sole control over who accesses any given portion of their data. This includes E.ON itself,…