Hybrid AI Firm Cindicator Launches Tracking App for 150 Digital Assets

Hybrid intelligence firm Cindicator launched Edge, a new web app for receiving and tracking indicators for over 150 digital assets. Estimating probability in the market According to a blog post on Sept. 11, the new product called Cindicator Edge targets holders of Cindicator (CND) tokens and is available on free demo basis. Cindicator Edge’s indicators intend to help in making trading decisions by estimating probabilities of various events across more than 100 crypto assets, stocks and futures, according to the announcement. In order to receive more indicators in real-time, users…

Thai Oil and Gas Firm Develops Blockchain-Based Renewables Platform

Thai state-owned oil and gas company PTT and blockchain energy nonprofit Energy Web Foundation (EWF) are jointly building a blockchain-based renewables platform. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 11, the parties are developing a regional solution based on the Energy Web Chain. The new product will also be compliant with the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC) Standard, which certifies renewable energy sources. I-REC certificate demand Energy producers can apply for I-REC tracking certificates from an issuer appointed by a government or trade organization. Once the tickets…

Ethereum Dev Firm ConsenSys Now a Premier Member of Hyperledger

Ethereum-focused development firm ConsenSys becomes a premier member of blockchain development project Hyperledger, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Software already submitted Per the release, ConsenSys also submitted its Pantheon Java-based Ethereum client to Hyperledger as the project ​Hyperledger Besu. Besu, which is reportedly the first public chain compatible blockchain submission to Hyperledger, is the fifteenth Hyperledger project.  Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf commented on the submission, saying: “By submitting the code for Hyperledger Besu right out of the gate, ConsenSys is showing its support for our mission…

Mastercard Partners With Blockchain Firm R3 for Payments Solution

Mastercard partnered with blockchain firm R3 to develop a cross-border payment solution. According to a Mastercard press release published on Sept. 1, the two firms plan to pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payment solution. The system will reportedly focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks. Multiple ways to move money Per the release, the announcement is part of Mastercard’s plans to strengthen its cross border payments network, building on its acquisition of global payments company Transfast earlier this year.  The partnership with R3 is part of the…

Tim Draper Joins Board of Directors at EOS-Based DApp Firm

Tim Draper, a famous investor with an estimated crypto net worth ranging between $350 million and $500 million, joined the board of directors of EOS-based decentralized application (DApp) firm MakeSense Labs. Draper commented on the appointment in a MakeSense Labs press release on Sept. 9, saying, “I am excited to support this amazing application. Sense.Chat improves human connections by allowing private, seamless messaging and payments.” A notable investor Per the release, Draper was an early investor in the firm’s parent company Sensay. Sense.Chat chief technology officer Ben Sigman commented on…

Mastercard Joins Blockchain Software Firm R3’s Marco Polo Network

American financial services corporation Mastercard has joined blockchain software firm R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo blockchain network for trade finance. In a press release published on Sept. 3, Mastercard revealed its participation in the Marco Polo Network project, a collaboration of R3 and Irish tech firm TradeIX that launched in 2017. The initiative provides a multi-asset class platform that offers broker dealer services and multi-currency transactions, among other related services. The company’s Mastercard Track platform for business-to-business global trade has collaborated with Marco Polo in a bid to facilitate Marco Polo’s…

SK Group’s Securities Arm Teams Up With Blockchain Real Estate Firm

SK Securities, a branch of South Korea’s largest telecom SK Group, has partnered with a local blockchain firm for a digital real estate beneficiary platform. The securities operator has signed a business agreement with Kasa Korea, a Seoul-based startup developing a digital securities blockchain platform for thereal estate market, Korean news outlet Yonhap News reported on Sept. 4. SK Securities and Kasa Korea agreed to collaborate on a digital platform for distribution of real estate beneficiary securities. Based on real estate securitized beneficiaries issued by real estate trust companies, Kasa…

Crypto Analytics Firm Elliptic Raised $23M in SBI-Led Funding Round

Elliptic has completed its Series B funding round and raised $23 million. The round was led by the Japanese financial services company group SBI Holdings. The money raised will be used to expand into the Asian market. Recently, cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has completed its Series B funding round, where it raised $23 million. The round was led by the Japanese financial services company group SBI Holdings. Among other participants were venture firm AlbionVC and such investors as SignalFire, Octopus Ventures, and Santander Innoventures. Elliptic is a London-based blockchain company…

Publicly-Listed Firm Files Patent to Put Cannabis on the Blockchain

Australian Securities Exchange-listed firm Security Matters has filed a patent application in the United States for a blockchain system to securely manage the cannabis supply chain. The proposed system could be applied to mark, track and manage the supply chain for cannabis plants, products and cannabis-derived ingredients, ZDNet reported on Sept. 3. Cannabis on the blockchain Security Matters — which publicly trades in Australia but is headquartered in Israel — has indicated that the scope of the patent covers the use of its proprietary chemical solution for “marking” cannabis plants…

US Firm Raises $12M for Bank-Focused Blockchain Payments Solution

California-based blockchain development firm Baton Systems has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Trinity Ventures. According to a Ledger Insights report published Sept. 2, the new funding will be used to scale Baton Systems’ blockchain-powered bank-to-bank payment solution.  Interoperability with legacy systems Baton Systems has reported that it already processes over $13 billion in payments implementing its solution for market participants and clearinghouse counterparties. The firm’s blockchain platform is designed to be interoperable with legacy systems and doesn’t require clients to overhaul their existing business systems.…