Hedera Hashgraph, a DLT project that is popular for being a competitor of Blockchain has launched its mainnet beta. The mainnet beta is open to anyone from the general public unlike how it was previously, only accessible to developers who were building on the platform…
The government of Catalonia has launched a new project, ‘IdentiCAT’ based on distributed ledger technology (DLT). It will create a decentralized and self-sovereign digital identity for the citizens of Catalonia…
There are many who believe blockchain in election voting can and will provide a new method of voting. The new method will be more secure, easier and will allow for more people to perform their basic civic duty. Elections face attacks from many factors…
Lenzing which happens to be one of the world’s foremost fiber producing country is going to embrace blockchain. Soon, it will set up a blockchain tracking system for its supply chain of fiber. The announcement comes official from the website of the Austrian firm. Apparently, the fiber producer is teaming up with TextileGenesis, a blockchain […]
Stratis, a London-based company, has announced a new project that includes sidechains, smart contracts, an ICO and STO platform, and distributed ledger technology, that eases transaction processing. The project is based on Stratis C# Full Node which is built on Microsoft’s .NET Core. The service is intended to enable developers to use the existing languages in the .NET ecosystem to build blockchain solutions without requiring any external tools.
The Italian Government has published a decree dubbed as “Decreto Semplificazioni” for protection and regulation of the legal status of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technologies. The new set of rules now considers blockchain as a legitimate tool for authentication of time of registration of contracts and documents.
Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology at the World Economic Forum, has stated that the Indian government has been trying to figure out the transfer of former systems to an immutable, transparent and secure system like blockchain. She also said that although any full-fledged initiatives have not been executed, currently many are in the federal level.
Saiterm, an Amsterdam-based heating technology firm, has introduced Spring, a blockchain-powered platform to control energy consumption. The company aims to reduce electricity bills utilizing the distributed ledger technology. As reported, the platform will use the company’s infrared heating technology to cut-down the energy consumption and carbon emissions from industrial and domestic usages.
The Indian Statistical Institute has declared its collaboration with the state of West Bengal to build a blockchain-based center of excellence. As per sources, the blockchain unit will focus on conducting research on blockchain technology. This is aimed at providing better services and safeguard the government data.
China has launched Internet court in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou aimed at utilizing blockchain to fight against plagiarism for online writers. The court will save time and cutdown the overhead costs required in seeking justice in case of an online dispute. The country has already set up Internet courts in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou for handling Internet-related issues.