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Blockchain Startup Streamr Launches Realtime Data Marketplace, Partners With Nokia And OSIsoft

Announcements, Blockchain | May 17, 2018 By:

Swiss blockchain startup Streamr has partnered with Finnish telecom giant Nokia and California software company OSIsoft to enable consumers to control and market tokenized data.

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.


Veridium Teams With IBM To Create Social And Environmental Impact Tokens

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation, News | May 17, 2018 By:

Environmental FinTech company Veridium is partnering with IBM to help transform the carbon credit market using blockchain technology.

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.


“Banks Should Segregate Any Cryptocurrency Business” Says European Central Bank Executive

News | May 16, 2018 By:

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.


HTC Unveils Blockchain-Powered Smartphone

News | May 16, 2018 By:

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.