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Air France pilots blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system

With travel and tourism being one of the hardest-hit industries by the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns, several stakeholders are increasingly prioritizing digital and contactless solutions.In this vein, Air France has partnered with MedAire, SGS, International SOS, and the International Chamber of Commerce to test a blockchain-based COVID-19 travel system.Beginning from March

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FunFair (FUN) gains 183% as the blockchain-based gaming industry grows

Many DApps and blockchain-based games are designed with casino-style and RPG features that allow players to use cryptocurrency for gambling. FunFair is essentially a white-label, turnkey blockchain-based casino and the platform aims to provide services with zero set-up fees and no monthly minimums.The platform’s native FUN token is the fuel behind

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ConsenSys partners with China’s Blockchain-based Service Network

ConsenSys, one of the world’s largest blockchain software companies, has partnered with the Blockchain-based Service Network, a Chinese government-backed nationwide blockchain project,As part of the partnership, ConsenSys’ Ethereum-based distributed ledger protocol ConsenSys Quorum will be featured on the BSN ecosystem, the firm announced on Jan. 25. The protocol will be available

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Blockchain-Based Immunity Passports Don’t End Privacy Issue

Existing decentralized digital identity standards are vulnerable to compromise and do not have privacy at their core: This is the central argument posed by a new paper presented by Harry Halpin, a visiting professor at research university KU Leuven, at the Mozilla-hosted Security Standardization Research Conference (SSR20).Proposals for vaccine or

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LayerX will develop blockchain-based voting system using digital ID verification in Japan

Japanese firm Layer X will be partnering with a digital identity application called xID to build a blockchain-based voting system in the Japanese city of Kaga.In a Thursday announcement from LayerX, the Tokyo-based company said it will be developing the electronic voting project in an effort to promote safe and

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Blockchain-based voting systems have potential despite security concerns

The 2020 United States presidential election was met with an increase in mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 concerns. Yet while many Americans stayed away from polling stations this year, postal delays, rejected ballots, and other challenges emerged.Unsurprisingly, better ways for casting votes during major elections quickly became a hot topic of

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Mitsubishi Financial Group to Debut Blockchain-Based Payment Network by 2021

MUFG will be able to harness its existing financial services to drive the mainstream adoption of the network.Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is set to launch its high-speed blockchain-based payment network by 2021. Per a Coindesk report, the Mitsubishi payment network is under development in partnership with

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