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Chinese Blockchain Project Awards $1M to Third-Party Developers

On April 9, Nervos (CKB), a public blockchain network, awarded $1 million dollars to several teams working on enhancements to its infrastructure. This represents the first of numerous upcoming payouts from the network’s previously announced $30M development fund.$100 M ICO — $30 M development fundIn 2018, Nervos completed a

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The US Department of Homeland Security Awards 143K to Blockchain Security Firm

The Austria-based company Danube Tech GmbH secured over $143K from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for enabling interoperability between blockchains for multiple credential data formats.Implementing this new security functionality for blockchain will help the DHS to combat forgery and counterfeiting in immigration and citizenship

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US Department of Homeland Security Awards $143K Grant to Blockchain Firm

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $143,478 to Vienna-based Danube Tech to develop blockchain security solutions.Silicon Valley Innovation ProgramOn Sept. 26, the United States DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced in a press release that Danube Tech was awarded a contract to assist the

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European Space Agency Awards €60K for Blockchain Satellite Wallet

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a 60,000 euro ($66,400) grant for blockchain startup SpaceChain to commercially develop its satellite-powered, multi-sig wallet.According to an announcement published on Sept. 18, the new grant comes via ESA’s “kick-start activities” fund. SpaceChain’s project, if successful, also stands poised to secure additional

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US Awards Patent for Blockchain-Based Firearm Data Recording System

Two American inventors have won a patent for a blockchain-based recording system for ballistic data. The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded two inventors — Jason Palazzolo and Kevin Barnes — a patent for a “firearm environmental recording apparatus and system” on July 23.This apparently could include multiple recording

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Maltese Government Awards 19 Blockchain Scholarships Using DLT Fund

The Maltese government has awarded 19 students blockchain scholarships worth a total of 160,000 euro ($179,000), local publication the Malta Independent reports May 23.The scholarships were granted by Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, using the $351,000 scholarship fund that was set up by

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Qtum Awards $400K Grant to Columbia University Research Team for Smart Contracts R&D

Open source blockchain project Qtum has awarded a $400,000 grant to academics at Columbia University to fund the development of a new programming language for Ethereum (ETH)-style smart contracts. The news was announced in an email shared with CryptoX Dec. 19.The research and development (R&D) grant will go to a

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