Hong-kyu Lee, technical director at ICON, has been appointed as CEO of Unchain. Hong-kyu currently develops and reviews decentralized app (DApp) teams looking to collaborate with ICON.
Ripple has created a new division that will seek to expand the use of XRP beyond its payment and finance focus.
While Ripple’s XRP is the third-largest cryptocurrency in market cap, its use has been largely confined to big institutions making cross-border payments.
The Bank of Canada (BoC), the country’s central bank, has announced that the latest “Project Jasper” blockchain trials have demonstrated the feasibility of instantaneous equity settlement through distributed ledger technology (DLT).
Launched in March 2016, Project Jasper is a collaborative research initiative between Payments Canada,
Banking and financial services organization HSBC and Dutch bank ING have conducted their first live trade finance transaction using blockchain technology. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.
HSBC and Dutch bank ING successfully completed the transaction for US-based agriculture company Cargill.
The Polish Credit Office (BIK), the largest credit bureau in Central and Eastern Europe, has teamed with blockchain startup Billon to implement blockchain technology for storage and secure access to sensitive customer information.
Founded in 1997, BIK is owned by the largest banks in Poland,
Bahrain’s General Directorate of Traffic (GDT) is planning to adopt blockchain technology to cut the cost of maintaining the country’s vehicle registration data.
The blockchain project, announced during the Gateway Gulf Forum backed by the country’s crown prince, is in line with the government’s aim to provide world-class services,
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LG CNS, a subsidiary of of South Korean electronics giant LG, has launched its own blockchain platform.
LG CNS provides information technology (IT) services including consulting, system integration, network integration, business process outsourcing, and information technology outsourcing. Currently, LG CNS is Korea’s largest IT service provider and has implemented a number of large-scale public IT infrastructure projects.
The China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing announced the first monthly Global Public Chain Assessment Index during a seminar on public chain assessment.
The index provides a detailed review of global blockchain projects by experts in government,
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