Sunday, January 19, 2020
Prominent figures from a range of long-established companies found greener pastures in the blockchain realm in 2019. From BlackRock to Goldman Sachs, and from HSBC to the SEC, traditional industries saw some of their top personnel leave for new prospects in cryptocurrency over the past year. Early 2019Frigid...
Smart contract auditing team ChainSecurity partnered with the Swiss branch of Big Four auditing firm PwC to enhance the services the global auditor provides.In an email sent to Cointelegraph, a PwC spokesperson explained that no acquisition took place and multiple ChainSecurity teams joined the firm. Hand in handAccording...
Crypto traders see potential for other market platforms to exit after crypto derivatives exchange Deribit announced a move to Panama from its EU base in the Netherlands."This is something they had hinted at in an interview months ago, and it’s something I fully expect we see more...
Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet has raised $31.2 million to boost cross-border payments in Southeast Asian countries.The Bangkok-headquartered firm has completed a Series A funding round led by major financial conglomerates in the region, Singaporean United Overseas Bank (UOB) and South Korea’s Hanwha Investment & Securities, Business...
On Jan. 8 the Times of Oman reported that the Port of Salalah joined TradeLens, the blockchain-based supply chain platform launched in 2018 by shipping giant Maersk and IBM. An IBM spokesperson told Cointelegraph the addition of the Port of Salalah puts TradeLens at more than 90 ports...
Decentralized management platform Aragon has begun onboarding jurors for its decentralized Aragon Court set to be launched in mid-February.Per Aragon’s official website, the company developed a community governed decentralized organization, with the objective of operating as a digital jurisdiction and an online decentralized court. By rolling out...
Kelly Loeffler, former CEO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed crypto trading platform Bakkt, has been sworn into the United States Senate.In a Jan. 6 tweet, Loeffler announced that she was sworn into the U.S. Senate by Mike Pence, the Senate’s chief officer, to become Georgia’s newest Senator.Loeffler...
Fans of Italian professional soccer club Juventus have used the Socios platform to vote on the song to be played when they score a goal in their home stadium.The voting marked the first-ever poll held on Socios, a tokenized fan-voting platform for sports, and a real use-case...
Medical cannabis companies are rushing to sign up for the world’s first blockchain-secured platform for tracking product from seed-to-sale, according to a report from ProActiveInvestors on Jan. 3.The StrainSecure platform, developed by TruTrace, provides testing, DNA-based validation and product guarantees for patients and customers.Seed-to-sale trackingThe immutable, cryptographically-secure...
The National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) in China continues to clarify the guidelines for blockchain patent applications, which are set to become effective as of Feb. 1.At the end of December 2019, the NIPA announced the revised guidelines to patent applications for new emerging technologies such as...