R3 Plagued by Internal Conflicts Over Corda, Sources Claim

The development of R3’s enterprise blockchain platform Corda is being plagued by fundamental disagreements over its core vision, causing frustration and delay. The claim was made in a report from FT Alphaville on Aug. 22, citing numerous insider sources. “Corda maximalists” versus interoperability proponents Sources close to R3 reportedly allege that there is a gulf between Corda’s engineers and its […]

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Samsung-Backed Blockchain Startup Raises $7.5M from Shinhan Bank

South Korean blockchain startup Blockco has secured 9 billion Korean won ($7.5 million) in a recent Series B+ funding round participated by major local banks. Banks continue interest in blockchain Backed by South Korea’s tech giant Samsung, Blockco announced the investment in a blog post on Aug. 22. The funding round involved South Korea’s oldest bank Shinhan Bank and South […]

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Blockchain CEOs Fed Up With South Korean Regulation Approach: Report

South Korean Blockchain projects are ditching the domestic market due to regulatory headaches, mainstream media report. South Korean Blockchain Projects Look Abroad Referencing a range of industry experts on August 18, local news outlet Business Korea noted the increasing tendency for Blockchain projects born in South Korea to seek out easier funding overseas.  Major international exchanges are the focus for […]

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Hubii’s Nahmii Announces IEO and First Member of Governing Board

Ethereum-based layer-two blockchain scaling platform nahmii has onboarded the Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) as the first member of its governing association, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 16. Created by Hubii, nahmii is designed to solve the transaction speed issue on the Ethereum network, which can reportedly manage only 15 transactions per second. This, the release […]

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California Blockchain Working Group Commences Operations  | BTCMANAGER

California Government Operations Agency  (CalGovOps) Secretary, Marybel Batjer has selected Camille Crittenden to Chair the state’s 20-man blockchain working group which has been mandated to explore the possible use cases of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the state and present a report of their findings to the Legislature by July 1, 2020, reports Enterprise Times on August 16, 2019. California […]

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Major Staffing Company Kelly Services Turns to Blockchain With New Partnership

Global staffing company Kelly Services announced a strategic partnership with online blockchain-based hiring platform Moonlighting. As Forbes reported on Aug. 14, Kelly Services will deploy Moonlighting’s blockchain-enabled hiring platform in a bid to streamline internal processes such as secure uploading of job seekers’ profiles and their distribution among various platforms. Moonlighting is based on EOSIO’s public blockchain and reportedly does […]

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Cardano Partners With Blockchain Venture Studio to Accelerate Adoption

The Cardano Foundation has partnered with Berlin blockchain venture studio Konfidio to accelerate Cardano adoption. A strategic partnership An announcement published by the Cardano Foundation on Aug. 15 reveals that the foundation has partnered with Konfidio. The partnership will aim to enable real-world business cases on the Cardano blockchain. Per the announcement, the initial focus of the collaboration will be […]

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Baikal Blockchain & Crypto Summit 2019 highlights

Now in its fifth year, the Baikal Blockchain & Crypto Summit 2019 was held in Irkutsk, Siberia, home to an overwhelming percentage of cryptocurrency miners. “Welcome to Irkutsk, the Siberia, Baikal region. They call themselves ‘crypto capital,’ the world crypto capital because there is 40% of all miners here, so all larger mining facilities and pools, more than one gigawatt […]

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Google Cloud Partners With Enterprise Blockchain Platform Cypherium

Ubiquitous tech behemoth Google cloud wing is entering into another partnership with a blockchain platform, Cypherium.  Cypherium announced the new partnership in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 13. Cypherium describes its product, Cypherium Enterprise, as an enterprise-focused blockchain platform with a focus on scalability and decentralization. As a result of this partnership, Google Cloud customers will have […]

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