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Ethereum Consortium Launches Token Initiative With Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Others

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has launched a blockchain-neutral Token Taxonomy Initiative in partnership with major firms, according to a press release from EEA on April 17. The initiative will seek to define tokens in non-technical and cross-industry terms in a bid to drive enterprise token adoption at scale.The

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Blockchain Insurance Initiative B3i Expands Its Group of Investors

Swiss blockchain-based insurance transaction platform B3i has expanded its group of investors in its ongoing funding round, according to a press release published on April 3.Per the release, B3i has added three new insurer and reinsurers to participate in the company’s current funding round. B3i notes in the announcement

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London Metals Exchange Endorses International Blockchain Initiative: FT

United Kingdom-based global metals trading mecca the London Metals Exchange (LME) is reportedly backing an effort to disrupt industry supply chains with blockchain, but would not confirm its involvement, the Financial Times (FT) reported on March 27.Citing unnamed sources familiar with the alleged plan, FT reported that LME is

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Qatar Telecommunications Giant Ooredoo Launches Blockchain Initiative

Qatar-based telecommunications giant Ooredoo Group has launched a blockchain initiative, English-language local media The Peninsular Qatar reports on March 18.Per the report, the company already collaborates with entities in the private, public and academic spaces to develop blockchain solutions. Ooredoo Group CEO Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani is

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Singapore Launches Pilot of TradeTrust Blockchain Shipping Initiative

The Singapore government will press ahead with a pilot of its blockchain-based maritime trade platform TradeTrust through an official partnership, trade news outlet Asia Middle East Maritime Focus reported on March 7.TradeTrust, which aims to leverage blockchain to streamline complex manual processes involved in international shipping, will first focus

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General Motors’ Finance Arm Joins Blockchain Data Security Initiative

United States automotive giant General Motors (GM) has become the latest member to join blockchain startup Spring Labs’ partner project to enhance data security, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 11.GM, which has experimented with the technology before, will join the Spring Founding Industry Partners (SPIF) Program, which

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Ripple Expanded University Blockchain Research Initiative Network

Enterprise blockchain solutions provider Ripple expanded its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) network by adding another eleven universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil. UBRI was launched by Ripple in June 2018 with 17 universities as launch partners to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency

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Ripple Expands Blockchain University Initiative With Partners in US, China & Singapore

Ripple has announced the latest new partners in its global University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), which include universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil. The development was announced in a press release published Feb. 7.As reported, Ripple launched UBRI in June 2018  to support academic research, technical development

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UAE Launches Blockchain Initiative to Process 50% of Govt. Transactions by 2021

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here.The government of the United Arab Emirates has unveiled two national initiatives focusing on strengthening the position of the country globally in emerging technologies such as blockchain

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Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention

The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail Bloc co-founder Nov. 15.ICE is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S, the

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