The partnerships was announced at the Consensus 2018 conference Wednesday, where Streamr CEO Henri Pihkala also conducted a live launch of the company’s real-time data marketplace.
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Veridium, a collaborative initiative of EcoSmart Labs, Brian Kelly Capital Management, IDEAcarbon, Everland and CBL Markets, will leverage IBM’s blockchain technology and expertise to transform carbon credits into a new type of fungible digital asset that can be redeemed and traded on the Stellar network with less friction.
Blockstack is a new Internet for decentralized apps that users access through the Blockstack browser. Blockstack is both an open source project and a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC).
Amazon Web Services (AWS), in collaboration with New York-based blockchain specialist ConsenSys, has announced a new cloud service aimed at speeding and simplifying enterprises’ journey to using blockchain technology.
Called Kaleido, the new blockchain cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that runs on AWS.
Electronic trading solutions provider SmartTrade Technologies has added cryptocurrencies to its Forex trading platform, LiquidityFX (LFX).
Founded in 1999, SmartTrade is a multi-national financial software company that provides technology for financial institutions. It has developed software for internalization/matching for equities, fixed income,
Bing Ads, Microsoft’s advertising service, is planning to ban cryptocurrency ads on its platform, citing the need to protect users from scams.
Formerly Microsoft adCenter, Bing Ads is a service that provides pay-per-click advertising on both the Bing and Yahoo!
Yves Mersch, European Central Bank (ECB) executive board director, said that banks should “segregate” any business they do with cryptocurrencies and post “adequate” amounts of capital against it.
Speaking at the 39th meeting of the Governor’s Club Bodrum in Turkey, Mersch said cryptocurrencies issued by private companies with the help of users do not qualify as money and their issuers should be regulated.
Taiwanese electronics maker HTC has unveiled its upcoming smartphone that can run blockchain-based decentralized applications (DApp).
The new smartphone, dubbed Exodus, will feature crypto-linked functions such as a cold storage crypto wallet, secure exchange access, encrypted communications and a peer to peer (P2P) resource sharing ecosystem for payment and apps. The smartphone will be compatible with multiple protocols and will also support interoperability.
Israel-based social trading network eToro will be launching a cryptocurrency offering in the United States, enabling US-based users to invest in ten cryptocurrencies initially.
eToro announced on Tuesday at the Consensus conference in New York that the company will start its operations in the US with a waiting list.
Blockchain identity solution provider Shyft has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Bermuda to support local blockchain projects.
Shyft is a multi-layer blockchain network enabling users to securely obtain, store, inquire about, and work with “regulatory-compliance-satisfying” data.