Global: Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Swell the Hyperledger Ranks Amid Growing Cross-Industry Blockchain Collaboration

United States tech giant Microsoft and the Ethereum Foundation are among the latest companies to join the ranks of the Hyperledger greenhouse hosted by the Linux Foundation. Many notable names in the tech and wider business fields today are developing enterprise-grade solutions based on the expanding set...

Global: Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers

Facebook Inc. has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc.,Mastercard Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week. The collection of financial firms and e-commerce companies will invest around $10 million...

Brazil: IBM, Hyperledger Blockchain ID System for Banks Launches in Brazil

CIP, a facilitator of Brazilian banking and financial infrastructure, has officially launched its blockchain ID platform via a partnership with IBM using Hyperledger Fabric, Cointelegraph Brazil reported on June 12. The identity solution, dubbed “Device ID,” will see participation from nine banks, and is reportedly integrated...

US: Microsoft Rolls Out New Cloud Services for AI and Blockchain

Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use. Microsoft released the tools ahead of its software developer conference next week in Seattle. Once...

Global: Fedex Calls To Mandate Blockchain For International Shipping

FedEx CIO, Rob Carter, believes that mandated blockchain standards for international shipping will lead to widespread adoption within the industry. This would also enable authorities to better track goods’ provenance, and help combat the trafficking of counterfeit or illegal goods. image via Shutterstock

Global: VeChain Onboards Deloitte to Use VeChainThor Blockchain Platform

The VeChain project has announced that Deloitte will join its network to develop its own blockchain solution on the VeChainThor network. The leading auditing company has announced its migration from the Ethereum network. The news was revealed in a tweet following...

Global: Crypto Exchange OKCoin Adds Decentralized Blockchain App Protocol EOS to Platform

OKCoin, a major cryptocurrency exchange, has recently decided to diversify the assets held by the company by adding a new token to its offerings: EOS. This cryptocurrency may be somewhat new but it has gained a lot of adoption...

US: JPMorgan Plots Blockchain Payments to Fight Transferwise, Ripple Threat

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Wall Street firm JPMorgan has a plan to save the banking industry’s lucrative cross-border payments business from alternatives such as Bitcoin and fintechs such as Ripple and TransferWise – expand the use cases for its permissioned blockchain network, the...

Global: Free Ernst & Young Nightfall Software Helps Apply Ethereum Blockchain Tech for Corporate...

Industries around the world are quickly finding the value that blockchain has to offer, but not everyone is prepared to implement it with their current infrastructure. EY, one of the Big Four firms that deals in professional services, has...

India: India’s Payments Corporation Considering Blockchain Technology To Strengthen Digital Transactions

The National Payments Corporation of India is pondering over the implementation of blockchain technology in an effort to strengthen digital transactions in the country, reported Business Today. This initiative is being promoted by ten banks with backing from...

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Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...

OKEx Is Fighting back Against Amber AI’s BCH Settlement Allegations

In their public response on Monday, OKEx outlined several issues with the Amber AI complaints, expressing that “These are completely false allegations and the defamatory statements have caused serious damages to OKEx’s reputation.” The cryptocurrency exchange laid out their arguments, focusing on 3 main points that present that not only did the cryptocurrency exchange act in the best interest of their customers, but that Amber AI has no right to a lawsuit in the first place. 1 – Amber AI is not a customer. According to OKEx, “We do not have an institutional client profile named Amber AI, while Amber AI claim themselves as a Hong Kong-based company. We do NOT serve any customer in Hong Kong, in respect of the local laws and regulations. The OKEx account that Amber AI claimed managing is an individual account, which is not a Hong Kong resident or entity on the report of the KYC information” 2...

Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...

An Interview with Jihan Wu: BCH Split and STO

Jihan Wu, the Bitcoin mining titan and prominent supporter of BCH, recently gave an interview at a Q&A session for entrepreneurs at Peking University Guanghua school of Management . During the discussion, he shared his views on the controversial BCH split, current thoughts on STOs, Eco-friendly mining, and his opinions on the viability of coin-free blockchains. Regarding the split, Jihan shared his views on the importance of community and how his actions have been in support of free speech. “In this environment of free speech, I believe that division is inevitable. This is the nature of human contribution to the community, and it is easy to split because of some differences. The split itself will bring about the richness of the whole system.” He concluded that even though this split has created 2 new coins in the form of BCHABC and BCHSV, there is potential for further splits down the road Not a current...