,

Overcoming Limits of Bitcoin: MIT Researchers Aim To Enable Scalability And Smart Contracts

Key goals are faster transmissions and execution of complex rules So far, most approaches to blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies had specific up- and downsides in terms of features. In a (highly simplified way) Bitcoin was seen as a form…
,

Blockchain interoperability: Ability to perform transactions across platforms

One mark of the first wave of platforms for blockchain usage in corporate environments was this: They seemed to assume that they - and only they - might be the dominating solution for a given use case. Cross platform transfer This seems…
,

"Challenge Accepted" - IBM and Global Citizen want to re-organize flow of humanitarian aid

Blockchain technologies, while still a new concept to many industrial markets are increasingly viewed as a solution how to manage humanitarian aid. Now IBM and  Global Citizen, an advocacy group, have teamed up for a challenge to developers:…
,

Facebook sets up dedicated team to explore Blockchain

Facebook has appointed a new head of development to explore blockchain. While the team is small the move is watched closely. Why? Blockchain technologies could - potentially - provide new options how the social network interacts. The newly…

Spotify buys Loudr to enhance tracking songs and paying royalties

Via Bloomberg, April 12, 2018: "Spotify is buying rights company Loudr in a move to beef up its ability to track and pay royalties to music publishers. The move comes a day after the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would…
, ,

An Investors View of Blockchain Technology: "At its core, blockchains are about trust."

As of early 2018 the common understanding of blockchain technologies is that they enable cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Ether. But this is only part of the story. What other scenarios are possible? We spoke with Marcus Erken from Sunfish…
, , , ,

Photography Site Unsplash Raises $7,25 With OST as Lead Investor

Unsplash, a popular, easy to use destination for free, high-quality photos has announced a funding round. The outlook is interesting for anyone looking into the future of photos and blockchain. If you followed news about the use of blockchain…
,

What Is The Blockchain? One Article From "The New York Times Magazine" Is A Great Explainer

Whether you are already familiar with blockchain concepts or totally bewildered by the flood of news, updates, etc: An article which manages to break down what this technology is and how it might affect day-to-day life is hard to find.  "Beyond…
,

Filament pairs hardware chip with blockchain to manage Internet of Things

A new chip, called Blocklet, aims to connect the Internet of Things (IoT) world with blockchain technologies. The chip is aimed to connect items (such as containers, production machines) with a new way to record data. This could lead to a number…
Container Shipping Singapore
, , ,

Global Shipping and Blockchain: A Better Way to Handle Millions of Items

Why using blockchain technologies for global shipping is relevant for creative content, too According to a Reuters news update from January 16, 2018 IBM and A.P Moller-Maersk, the biggest container logistics company in the world, plan to…