JD.com has been busy today. On Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company rolled out two new products: a JD.com blockchain platform and a JD.com app. The latter is the platform’s first use case. Here’s what we know.  JD.com Blockchain Platform: Officially Live  Today, JD.com posted a press release, which stated that the...
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has made quite the revolutionary announcement today. No, Lionel Messi has not quit football or anything like that, rather the announcement revealed the new UEFA ticketing system. And the new UEFA ticketing system uses blockchain technology. Get in! The UEFA Ticketing System UEFA successfully deployed its...
Capital firm Golden Gate Ventures (GGV), based in Singapore, is planning to launch a $10 million USD fund exclusively for blockchain and cryptocurrency investments. The fund will be accessible for cryptocurrency start-ups as well as established blockchain companies looking for further investment. The announcement was made via Reuters, early today...
Last month, the Korea Blockchain Enterprise Promotion Association was established. While the association is still relatively new, it’s already making major moves. This week, the association called for not only Korean crypto regulation but Korean blockchain regulation as well. Here’s what we know. Korean Crypto Regulation and Korean Blockchain Regulation On August...
The IBM blockchain platform aimed at financial services was launched today, according to a CNBC news report. IBM currently holds several blockchain-based patents and is working on several different projects with Distributed Ledger technology. IBM Paves the Way When cryptocurrency began its ramp up back in mid-2017, several banks around the world started...
More and more countries, cities, and states are adopting blockchain technology. Malta already has, and so has Colorado—and for good reasons, too. Many have said that blockchain will one day surpass crypto, being the brains behind the operation. Until then, areas in the world are going to keep...
South Korea and Japan have joined forces to advocate for wider use of blockchain, the technology that is behind Bitcoin, which might actually end up being more popular than the currency itself one day. Two blockchain advocacy groups from South Korea and Japan are going to start working...
France has now approved the use of blockchain technology for trading unlisted securities.According to Reuters, its government has implemented a new set of rules that enables its banks and fintech firms to initiate their own blockchain platforms for trading. This change allows the trading of these unlisted securities...
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will become the first central stock exchange to power its clearing and settlement system with blockchain technology. The ASX has spent more than two years real-world testing the technology with multiple proofs of concepts and prototypes, in order to use blockchain in its after-trade...
The phenomenon of Blockchain has become big enough that Great Britain’s House of Lords considers it necessary to explore the possible applications of distributed ledger technology (DLT) across government services. The House has suggested that the government should study the possibility of using the technology in a number of...