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Dubai Property Giant Emaar to Launch Blockchain-Based Rewards and Loyalty Ecosystem

Emaar, the Dubai-based property developer behind the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Mall, the most visited shopping and entertainment destination in the world, is releasing a new blockchain-based referral and loyalty platform.  advertisement The new EMR platform will reward Emaar customers with tokens for their loyalty and business referrals

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Five Top Automakers to Introduce Blockchain-Based Vehicle Payment System

A blockchain-based identification system is due to be launched in the U.S. markets, whose primary job will be to allow the drivers to pay their parking fees or highway tolls through a digital currency.The project has been undertaken by Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), an international consortium of prominent companies

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Economic Dept. of Dubai Unveils Blockchain-Based Business Registry

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has announced its move to a blockchain-based unified business registry platform (UBRP).According to a Saudi Gazette report on Oct. 7, the platform aims to improve the ease of doing business in Dubai and enable license issuers to manage trade licenses and corporate registries.The Silicon

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Verisart Raises $2.5M to Expand Its Blockchain-based Art Verification Services

Verisart’s funding will be spent on extending the product and engineering team as well as launching a suite of premium services aimed at artists, galleries and collectors. Verisart is a platform designed to conduct certification and verification of artworks of different types which is carried out with the help of blockchain.

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Blockchain-Based Protocol Tachyon Network Releases White Paper

Tachyon network, a decentralized internet protocol has officially launched its white paper which discloses details on the project background and Tachyon ecosystem.Reconstruct the TCP/IP modelIn a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 27, Tachyon network announced the release of its white paper revealing details on how the protocol

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Animoca Brands to Develop Blockchain-Based MotoGP Manager Game

Blockchain and artificial intelligence firm Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has entered into a partnership with sports management company Dorna Sports, S.L. to develop a blockchain-based MotoGP manager game.Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 26, Animoca Brands completed a strategic capital raise of A$1 million ($677,600) from

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Facebook’s David Marcus Advocates for Blockchain-Based Payment Networks

David Marcus, the head of Calibra at Facebook, has set forth arguments in favor of blockchain-based payment networks.In a Sept. 25 blog post, Marcus pointed out shortcomings of existing payment systems such as regional and international networks, including SWIFT and RT1, central banks and others. Marcus began by noting

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Insurance Broker Marsh Pilots Blockchain-Based Digital Placement Platform

Leading insurance broking and risk management firm Marsh has piloted a blockchain-based digital placement platform.Per a Sept. 24 press release, the Risk Exchange platform aims to ensure a more transparent and secure digital placement and enables users to receive real-time information and feedback on the placement and binding process.Insurance

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Two Firms to Build Blockchain-Based Solution for European Shipping

Vakt, a blockchain-based post-trade platform for commodities, has signed a memorandum of understanding with essDOCS, a firm that develops paperless trade solutions, to put European shipping on the blockchain.As markets and technology-focused outlet Benzinga reported on Sept. 20, Vakt and essDOCS will work on a blockchain-based solution that will

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Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices.A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein a traditional physical SIM card can be replaced with a

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