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Blockchain system to track individuals not infected with high-risk viruses

Blockchain System to Track Individuals without any Virus Infection

Public Health Blockchain Consortium (PHBC) based in Netherland announces the release of a blockchain-based system that can track individuals without any infections from high-risk viruses like COVID-19. The motive behind the development is crystal clear which is to help healthy people stay away from potentially life-threatening diseases. The PHBC announced the release on March 19. […]

China Everbright Bank Uses Ant Financial DLT for Supply Chain

A Major Chinese Commercial Bank Uses Blockchain-based Supply Chain Finance

Popular as a major commercial bank in China and one of the largest public companies in the world, China Everbright Bank (CEB) is working on introducing a blockchain-based supply chain finance solution in partnership with Ant Financial. Ant Financial, which is widely recognized as the financial arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, teams up […]

MakerDAO governance approves USDC stablecoin as collateral

MakerDAO Governance Approves USDC Stablecoin as Collateral

The MakerDAO governance has approved the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin as the third collateral type accepted in the Maker Protocol, according to a community post on March 17. The decision was put to an extraordinary executive vote outside of the usual weekly schedule, with the aim of urgently increasing DAI liquidity following last week’s market […]

Crypto Exchange KuCoin establishes KuGroup to expand services

IDG-Backed Crypto Exchange KuCoin Establishes KuGroup to Expand Services

Despite the ongoing global crisis fueled by intensifying coronavirus fears, Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin takes action to expand its services and restructure the business. Backed by major venture capital firm IDG Capital, KuCoin exchange has established KuGroup, a core division of the company that will manage all KuCoin products. KuCoin announces two new appointments alongside […]

Sweden's central bank digital currencies

Sweden’s Central Bank Wants to Host Innovation Hub for Digital Currencies

The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank that started testing its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) in February, wants to host the digital currency innovation hub by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Officially announcing the news on March 6, the Riksbank noted that in order for the hub to be located in Sweden, the bank […]

Blockchain technology in air cargo industry

Air Cargo Industry Could Save $400M Per Year with Innovative Blockchain Tech

Sita, an air transport communications and information tech company, and ULD Care, a trade association, are exploring the possibility of using blockchain technology to save $400M a year in the air cargo industry, according to the March 12 announcement. Blockchain Platform brings down cost and improves efficiency Blockchain technology allows air cargo companies to digitally […]

standard chartered bank

Standard Chartered Bank Joins IBM & Maersk’s Blockchain Shipping Platform

Standard Chartered Bank has become the first financial institution to join TradeLens, the global blockchain shipping platform created by IBM and the Danish logistics giant Maersk. The London-headquartered bank announced its decision on March 10, with global head of trade, Michael Spiegel, stating that digital ecosystems like TradeLens have the potential to promote the sustainability […]

Nike explores blockchain for supply chain data collection

Nike Explores Blockchain with RFID for Tracking Products in Supply Chain

The Chain Integration Pilot (CHIP) of the Auburn University RFID Lab in Alabama has published a proof-of-concept whitepaper that seeks to demonstrate the efficiency savings blockchain technology can unlock across the contemporary supply chain. The proof-of-concept was designed to ingest, encode, distribute, and store serialized data from multiple points throughout the supply chain on Hyperledger […]

Huobi open source DeFi blockchain

Huobi Open-Source DeFi Blockchain Now Live for Public Beta Testing

Huobi, a major cryptocurrency exchange, announced the public testnet launch of its open-source decentralized finance (DeFi) blockchain, Huobi Chain, on Feb 29. Its aim is to provide a regulatory-friendly framework for financial services companies to deploy applications in a variety of finance-related sectors. Huobi Chain incorporates a flexible governance model that supports both regulators and […]

Ripple says stablecoins could be created on XRP ledger

Ripple Says Stablecoins Could be Created on XRP Ledger

Blockchain-based financial services network RippleNet provides a safe, convenient, and easy-to-use wallet for holders of the cryptocurrency XRP, and the features to their system’s ledger may be expanding. RippleNet has been developed significantly since it was created in 2012. The system’s users have long had the ability to perform transactions on a decentralized ledger. Soon […]