North American utilities continue to invest in blockchain for renewable energy

North American utilities companies are continuing to invest in green and renewable energy, as well as new technologies such as blockchain to reduce carbon emissions. These companies are investing, despite the U.S.

$150M in Ether frozen upon discovery of vulnerability

Parity Technologies, a virtual currency wallet company, recently disclosed a major security vulnerability of multisignature Ethereum wallets that could result in massive theft or loss. A user accidently wiped out the library code, which contained the logic for multisig contracts,...

Bloq to launch cross-blockchain cryptocurrency Metronome

Bloq, a blockchain technology company, has announced its plans to launch a cross-blockchain cryptocurrency, Metronome, in December. Metronome will be self-governing, managed by autonomous smart contracts, according to a press release. To enable cross-blockchain transactions, Metronome creates a proof-of-exit receipt...

Blockchain predicted to be No. 1 digital disruptor in 2018

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, virtual and augmented reality — these innovations have the potential to reshape digital business in 2018, according to research digital technology provider Dimension Data. And, according to a press release from the company, businesses...

CME Group to launch bitcoin futures

Derivatives marketplace CME Group intends to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter, pending relevant regulatory reviews. According to a press release, the new contract will be cash-settled based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate, which serves as a once-a-day update for the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin.

SophiaTX integrates blockchain with SAP

SophiaTX recently launched its blockchain platform that integrates with enterprise software SAP and other ERP, CRM and SCM systems. The goal of the platform is to help link traditional enterprise application software with blockchain technology, according to a press release....

Blockchain streamlines data management, info sharing for medical provider

SimplyVital Health, a healthcare blockchain company, has delivered its ConnectingCare platform to iCare, a clinical management consultancy, to streamline medical data management and sharing, according to a press release. ConnectingCare provides a secure, decentralized record of patient data that gives...

Blockchain delivery company's hurricane relief efforts take the spotlight on PBS show

ScriptDrop, a blockchain-based pharmaceutical delivery company, will be featured on an episode of the PBS show Success Files hosted by Rob Lowe. The show will highlight the company's partnership with Albertson Companies LLC to get prescriptions to Hurricane Harvey victims....

Smart contracts company joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Symbiont, a blockchain smart contracts platform, has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to spread knowledge about blockchain technology and explore its potential uses, according to a press release. "We are very excited...

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance partners with AICPA to boost tech for accounting

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a nonprofit trade association, has partnered with the American Institute of CPAs to examine how the blockchain will impact the accounting industry. The AICPA will administer the WSB's working group on tax and accounting, which...

Templum closes seed funding round for SEC-compliant ICO solution

Templum LLC has closed a seed funding round totaling $2.7 million led by Raptor Group, Galaxy Investment Partners, Blockchain Capital and firstminute.capital. According to a press release, the funding follows an agreement between Templum and broker-dealer Liquid M Capital LLC,...

BitVault debuts in Netherlands

Embedded Downloads has officially introduced BitVault, which the company billed in a press release as the world's first blockchain phone and crypto communicator. Features include: Dynamic key creation — biometric identification and NFC technology combine to allow the user to...

Presearch launches beta of decentralized search engine

Presearch has announced the beta launch of a decentralized, community-driven search engine built to disrupt the multibillion dollar internet search industry, according to a press release Already in use since 2013 as an internal tool, Presearch will launch in beta Nov. 9.

Russian government launches CryptoRuble, plans to ban other virtual currencies

The Russian government has launched its own virtual currency called CryptoRuble, and plans to ban all other virtual currencies after a few weeks. Russian President Vladimir Putin officially gave the green light for the cryptocurrency, according to a report by...

Positive launches tool to protect ICOs from cyberattack

Positive.com has launched a website service to help protect companies from cyberattack during initial coin offerings. The service involves tools to ensure that smart contracts are free of vulnerabilities and logic flaws and that the code is secure, according to a press release. Cybercriminals often target ICOs, due to the large sums involved.

BitClave follows $15M presale with crowdsale for decentralized ad search engine

Blockchain startup BitClave, recently raised almost $15 million in a presale token event, and plans to launch a crowd sale Nov. 8 for its Consumer Activity Token. Currently, the company is building a decentralized search engine that will reward users...

JPMorgan intros blockchain-based Interbank Information Network for global payments

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Bank of Canada, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. have launched the Interbank Information Network.

Ripple offers rebates, incentives to attract FIs to RippleNet

Ripple is offering a reward to financial institutions that are the first in their markets to process and promote commercial payments on RippleNet. The reward will take the form of rebates through the RippleNet Accelerator Program. Built for enterprise use,...

BBVA, BBVA Bancomer to pilot DLT-based FX matching app

BBVA and BBVA Bancomer have announced the pilot of an FX matching application using distributed ledger technology and cloud services. According to a press release.

Blockchain-based warranty solution promises to prevent fraudulent product returns

Bitmark, a provider of low-cost property titles, and Chibitronics, a provider of educational hardware kits aimed at enhancing gender diversity in coding and engineering, have partnered on new antifraud protection for hardware and IoT devices. The Bitmark will use its...

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