Entries by Steve

A blockchain-powered smart city revolution

In Photo: Locus Chain CEO Sang Yoon Lee addresses the audience. TODAY I start a series on technology-powered real-estate developments, starting with the one technology closest to my heart, blockchain. Last week I was in Tokyo for the launch of the Ceza road show that just might very well help make the Philippines the next […]

ICS Financial Systems, AJIB Announce Successful Blockchain PoC Trial

ICS Financial Systems, a company that provides software and services for banks and financial institutions, declared a successful blockchain trial in Jordan. ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), a subsidiary of London-based International Computer Systems Group, said it has successfully completed a proof of concept (PoC) trial carried out at Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB). The […]

IBM Debuts Stellar-Powered ‘Blockchain World Wire’ Payments System

IBM is taking its long-in-the-works blockchain-based payment system out of beta, with the launch of a new product called Blockchain World Wire. Aimed at institutions and harnessing the stellar blockchain network, Big Blue says its new financial rail “can simultaneously clear and settle cross-border payments in near real-time.” Similar to other blockchain-based payment networks such as Ripple, […]

Blockchain doesn’t kill people, but smart contracts can, law professor says

By now, we should be feeling quite familiar with artificial intelligence. Science fiction has shown us what happens when robots are gifted human-like intelligence. Typically, it doesn’t end well, but what about the “intelligence” of automated blockchain networks? Smart contracts, like the ones that power Ethereum’s ecosystem, can be seen as a simple form of […]

British Maritime Society Builds Blockchain Tool for Ship Registration

British maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register has developed a prototype blockchain platform aimed to enable more efficient shipping registration, the organization announced Tuesday. The not-for-profit, which is already looking at using blockchain to improve the safety and security of critical shipping infrastructure and individuals in the industry, is now working to speed up the process of […]

“”PwC’s Global #Blockchain Survey 2018″ PwC explores the world of #ICOs and Blockchain in their latest report. https://t.co/GzJ92xfkax… https://t.co/k1qBVt39zM”

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Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) joins BiTA — FreightWaves

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) and Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) today announced a new partnership to improve coordination, cooperation and governance within their respective memberships. The new partnership will support both BRI and BiTA members in their efforts to build and support a collaborative network of leaders in blockchain technology, specifically as it pertains […]

PBoC-Backed Blockchain Trade Finance Platform Enters Test Phase

A blockchain trade finance platform spearheaded by China’s central bank has entered the testing phase ahead of an official roll-out. According to a report from 21st Century Business Herald on Tuesday, the first phase of the so-called Bay Area Trade Finance Blockchain Platform is already deployed across financial institutions in the southern city of Shenzhen and is […]

Startup aims to solve seafood traceability issues via blockchain

The blockchain-based startup Fishcoin plans to apply blockchain technology to bring more traceability to the seafood supply chain, reports Cointelegraph. Using decentralized ledger technology (DLT), it aims to link fishermen and fish farmers at the point of harvest to global seafood supply chain actors, ranging from distributors, processors, wholesalers and retailers. It said the technology […]