Procivis debuts beta of e-ID creation and services platform

Just four months after the company's launch, Swiss e-government startup Procivis has rolled out the beta version of its blockchain-based integrated electronic identity and services platform, eID-plus. According to a press release, the platform allows the user to issue, manage...

Axoni adds Citi to funding group

Citi has joined the Series A funding round for distributed ledger provider Axoni, bringing the company's total to more than $10 million, according to a press release. Axoni is a New York-based capital markets technology firm whose product offerings include...

Cofound.it to begin token crowdsale

Cofound.it, a company that connects startups with experts and investors through its decentralized platform, plans to raise funds May 24–June 24 through a token crowdsale on an Ethereum smart contract, according to a press release. The company will issue CFI...

Dutch POS provider brings bitcoin payments to retailers

Countr POS, a Dutch provider of a tablet-based point-of-sale software for small to medium-size businesses, has announced a strategic partnership with Coinify, a European blockchain payment and trading service provider. This partnership enables Countr POS to offer retailers a wider...

Aragon announces new board members, Aragon Institution MTU

Aragon, a business management tool built on the Ethereum platform, has added two blockchain experts to its board of advisors and has launched Aragon Institution MTU, according to a press release. Based in Estonia, Aragon Institution MTU is a nonprofit...

Fermat and Cicada sync efforts

Fermat, developer of an open source project enabled with blockchain and graphchain, has partnered with Cicada to continue developing decentralization and the Internet of People, according to a press release.   "Partnering with Fermat was the natural choice for us," Cicada founder Daniel Jeffries said in the release.

Energy Web Foundation secures funding for blockchain solutions

A conglomerate of energy companies has funded the Energy Web Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity for the purpose of accelerating blockchain technology deployment within the energy industry, according to a press release. Companies...

SettleMint to participate in blockchain challenge

Belgian blockchain startup SettleMint has been selected as one of the top 20 startups to participate in the Smart Dubai Office Blockchain Challenge, the company has announced. The startup and its Dubai-area partner, Ateon, will compete together in a two-day...

Wipro joins Etherium Enterprise Alliance

Wipro Ltd. has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, a collaboration of companies dedicated to developing, implementing and promoting Ethereum-based blockchain applications, according to a press release. Ethereum is an open-source platform designed to synthesize blockchain technology for all sectors, according...

Qatari FI, Infosys Finacle complete pilot on a cloud-based blockchain network

Infosys Finacle, part of the Infosys subsidiary EdgeVerve Systems, and The Commercial Bank of Qatar and its partners, have successfully completed a pilot with the first-ever cloud-based blockchain network to process international remittances. Commercial Bank, its Turkish subsidiary Alternatifbank, and...

Chinese tech firm forges strategic partnership with smart contract provider Symbiont

Symbiont, a smart contracts platform for institutional applications of distributed ledger technology, has forged a strategic partnership with Chinese software giant Hundsun Technologies Inc. According to a press release, the deal includes an investment in Symbiont's Series A-1 round —...

Blockchain more likely to support than supplant CPAs, study says

Distributed ledgers and blockchain technology have the potential to improve trust in financial transactions but seem more likely to support, rather than replace, the work of professional accountants, according to a new report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants....

Blockchain-based patient health tracking app judged 'most investable' at medical conference

Patientory, a health care tech startup that is using the blockchain to help patients track their health history, was awarded the top prize in the SEMDA PitchRound competition last week at the 2017 Southeastern Medical Device Association Conference in Atlanta....

Study examines potential of blockchain in insurance industry

International law firm Pinsent Masons and Applied Blockchain, a blockchain solutions development company, have launched research highlighting the opportunities and risks for engaging in blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects in the insurance sector. While there is great potential for...

Biometric ID gets a security boost from the blockchain

BitCAD, a cryptographic smart platform, has developed a decentralized blockchain-based system for biometric identification of users. Iris-pattern and retina-pattern authentication methods are already employed in a variety of devices — including ATMs, the company noted in a press release. However,...

BTL to release Interbit beta in Q3

BTL has announced that it will release the beta version of Interbit, the companies commercial enterprise blockchain platform, in Q3. The proprietary solution is designed to help companies reduce the high cost of maintaining legacy IT frameworks, improve data transfer...

Coinsource marks 100th bitcoin ATM deployment

Coinsource, which bills itself as the world's largest bitcoin ATM network, recently passed the 100-machine milestone in Q1 with 14 new installations in New York state, including two with buy-sell capability. Within just two years of its founding, the company...

Mysterium to launch crowdsale at month-end

Mysterium will commence its native MYST token crowdsale, on May 30, according to a press release. The blockchain startup is building a decentralized VPN to offer users secure and anonymous internet access, and says that it will award digital tokens...

Spotify acquires Mediachain Labs

Spotify has acquired blockchain solution company Mediachain Labs. Mediachain develops decentralized solutions for content creators, according to a company blog. Spotify will use the Mediachain protocol to craft solutions to reward content creators.

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