The Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (“Murphy”), which removed the barrier to legalized sports betting, has not only opened the door to traditional sports betting in casinos, but in certain states, has allowed for the expansion of sports betting to online and mobile platforms.
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced federal funding of up to $4.8 million for research and development projects at universities, including those related to emerging technologies such as blockchain.
The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for research and development of programs involving coal,
The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has announced the most recent release of its openIDL blockchain platform.
AAIS is a national insurance advisory organization and is one of the two major “rating bureaus” in the United States, along with the Insurance Services Office.
Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), in partnership with blockchain startup Blockskye, has successfully completed a joint blockchain proof of concept (PoC) for settlement of direct ticket sales.
ARC, which is owned by nine major airlines, provides ticket transaction settlement services between airlines and travel agencies (both traditional and online) and the travel management companies that sell their products in the United States.
GoldMint, a FinTech company registered in Singapore, has connected Moscow-based pawnshop network “MosGorLombard” to its MINT blockchain network.
GoldMint, which is part of the Russian KVP Group holding, has been providing services for the pawnshop business for the purchase and processing of gold,
The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI), a financial industry self-regulator, has launched a blockchain-based motor insurance platform to ensure authenticity and counter fraud.
Called the “Motor Insurance DLT-based Authentication System” (MIDAS), the platform was first announced in April 2018 with the support of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Pakistan-based Telenor Microfinance Bank, in partnership with Malaysia-based FinTech firm Valyou, is planning to launch a cross-border remittance service that will be powered by Alipay’s blockchain technology.
Announced at an event in Islamabad attended by State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa,
Blockchain infrastructure firm Parity Technologies has received a $5 million grant from the Ethereum Foundation for its years of contributions to the Ethereum ecosystem
Founded in 2015 by Gavin Wood and Jutta Steiner, Parity Technologies is an infrastructure and innovation focused company building platforms and applications that combines cutting-edge cryptography,
GeniusLink, a unit of tech and financial services firm General Electric (GE), has teamed with ODEM, creator of the on-demand education marketplace, to support management of experts and on-demand consultants using blockchain technology.
Launched in 2013, GeniusLink is GE’s Expert Operating System –
Blockchain image rights management platform KodakOne has reportedly generated post licensing cases of over $1 million since it went live in private beta in October 2018.
Developed by Kodak and RYDE Holding, formerly Wenn Digital, KodakOne is an encrypted, digital ledger of rights ownership for photographers to register both new and archive work that they can then license within the platform.