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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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E-Commerce Giant Alibaba to Integrate Blockchain Into Intellectual Property System

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will integrate blockchain technology into its intellectual property system of global enterprises and brands, local news outlet Sohu reported on May 23.Ali Xizhi, the company’s director of intellectual property protection, reportedly said that Alibaba is in the process of upgrading the filing of intellectual property

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Blockchain Firm Raises $4 Million From Draper’s VC Fund to Provide Uncensorable Domains

San Francisco-based blockchain domains firm Unstoppable Domains has secured $4 million in a funding round backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper, co-founder Brad Kam told Cointelegraph in an email on May 23.Following a $730,000 seed round led by investment firm Boost VC, Unstoppable Domains has carried out a Series

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Report on Blockchain Use Cases in Real Estate

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has detailed several blockchain use cases relevant to the real estate industry in a report shared with Cointelegraph on May 23.The document is reportedly the result of several months of work by the group’s members, which includes over 50 real estate companies. The report

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Company Behind Fortnite Epic Games Partners With Blockchain Gaming Platform The Abyss

Epic Games, the company that developed successful videogame Fortnite, announced that it has partnered with blockchain game distribution platform The Abyss in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 23.The press release notes that the partnership will allow developers on the platform access to the Unreal Developers Network.

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Four Banks Successfully Test New Blockchain Platform for Processing Promissory Note Loans

A group of four banks have successfully issued a promissory note — a type of legally binding loan agreement — through a new blockchain platform, a news release on May 21 announced.The financial institutions used finledger to complete the transaction. According to Helaba, one of the banks involved, the platform reduces the

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Facebook is developing Blockchain Payment System

Facebook has registered a new financial technology company in Switzerland which will be focussing on blockchain and payments, Reuters reported citing Geneva’s commercial register. The formation of the new company comes amid the speculation that the social media giant is preparing to announce its own cryptocurrency. As per the report, Libra Networks was

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Blockchain Credit Union Consortium to Use R3’s Corda for Cross-Border Payments Product

CULedger, a blockchain consortium and credit union service organization (CUSO), has chosen enterprise software firm R3’s Corda blockchain to underpin its forthcoming cross-border payments product. The news was reported by fintech news outlet Finextra on May 21.As reported, CULedger joined the R3 global blockchain ecosystem in December 2018.The blockchain

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