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State Street Slashes DLT Developer Team as Bank Rethinks Blockchain Strategy

“If something is Fabric-related we still have some Fabric engineers on board,” said Achkar, who runs a digital asset product development and innovation team in London, complemented by similar teams in the U.S. and Singapore. But his objective is to identify the best business cases, rather than the best protocol,

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KPMG Launches DLT Supply Chain Tool in Australia, China and Japan

Big Four audit firm KPMG has officially launched a blockchain-based track and trace platform in Australia, China and Japan. Dubbed KPMG Origins, the tool is designed to increase transparency and traceability of processes in multiple industries such as agriculture, manufacturing and financial services, the firm announced on Nov. 28.The

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China’s Zhejiang Processes $6M via DLT Medical Billing Platform

China’s Zhejiang province has processed nearly $6 million via a blockchain medical billing platform using Ant Financial’s blockchain technology, Chinese publication QNSB reports on Nov. 18. Successfully piloted in 2018, the blockchain-enabled platform allows citizens to make doctor’s appointments, get prescriptions as well as pay, record and store their

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University of Malta Introduces Master of Science in Blockchain and DLT

The University of Malta, located in the Mediterranean island of Malta, has initiated a master’s program that specializes in distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain topics.Malta is commonly referred to as the ‘blockchain island’ because of its favorable attitude towards blockchain technology, and especially cryptocurrencies. While the rest of the

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University of Malta Introduces Blockchain and DLT Master’s Degree

A master’s degree in blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is now attainable at the University of Malta.Fintech-focused news outlet CrowdfundInsider reported on the creation of the new master’s degree on Oct. 21, also noting that about 35 students are enrolled for the course. Joshua Ellul, director of the master’s

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Samsung SDS Partners With Tech Mahindra for a New DLT Product

Samsung SDS, the IT subsidiary of global tech giant Samsung, has announced a joint initiative to launch a new blockchain-based traceability product.To develop the new project, Samsung SDS partnered with American software firm Pega and Tech Mahindra, a subsidiary of major Indian multinational conglomerate holding company Mahindra Group, according

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Major Singapore Bank Completes First DLT Trade Financing Transaction

A Singaporean banking branch of CIMB Group, one of the largest Asian investment banks, has completed its first blockchain-based trade financing transaction.The transaction was processed using blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by local trade financing firm iTrust Trading, Yahoo Singapore reports Oct. 17.By applying iTrust’s blockchain-based

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Power Ledger Goes to Rural Australia to Trade Surplus Energy via DLT

Australian blockchain energy startup Power Ledger has launched its first trial of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading technology in rural areas.Energy monetization for outlying settlementsAccording to a blog post on Sept. 9, Power Ledger has launched pilots outside of a metropolitan area in Western Australia, intending to help outlying commercial

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