Blockchain for a brighter future in 2020 and beyond

Industry has long been easily excited about concepts from virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to autonomous vehicles, wearable technology to chatbots and drones, the list goes on. After innovations emerge, the pattern after much debut hype, is to go underground into pilot programs until the market achieves tangible validation.

2020欧洲杯最新战况If 2019 was the year that blockchain hype persevered, albeit among much polarisation, then 2020 will give way from previously unstructured experimentation...

General Motors applies for blockchain map patent

General Motors (GM) has filed an application to the US Patent and Trademark Office for a “Decentralized Distributed Map Using Blockchain.”

2020欧洲杯最新战况The patent tries to solve an issue related to the dynamic feedback of mapping around a car.

At present, most vehicles, including autonomous vehicles, leverage some type of navigation system that provides detailed maps to the driver of the vehicle or the automated driving system regarding the geographic location of the vehicle and...

Toyota and Securitize develop blockchain-based ID platform

2020欧洲杯最新战况Toyota is looking to expand the scope of its blockchain operations with a new personal ID and vehicle ID platform that has been developed in collaboration with blockchain start-up BUIDL.

The personal ID platform can be used by corporate entities to manage points, employee benefits and digital certificate issuance, whereas the vehicle ID platform can be used to manage vehicle registration, maintenance records, ownership records and more.

BUIDL, established in 2018 and...

John Calian, SVP, Deutsche Telekom: How blockchain brings trust to the emerging M2M economy

“Think about all of your interactions, whether it’s humans dealing with humans or humans dealing with machines,” John Calian, senior vice president and head of T-Labs at Deutsche Telekom, explains. “How do you trust things?”

The concept of trust, so central to the rise in blockchain technologies, is one where consumers are increasingly gaining power. But there is a long way to go. A report from the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights in September predicted...

Kaspersky unveils new blockchain-based voting machine – reports

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Kaspersky Lab has introduced a voting machine based on Polys, a blockchain-based online voting system.

2020欧洲杯最新战况Kaspersky’s new voting machine would work like distributed ledger technology wherein the votes would be encrypted and the link between the voters would be verified, after which they will be able to confirm their vote that has been recorded on the blockchain.

The new system would aim to help reduce the possibility of fraud by verifying voters, as they would be able to...

Northern Data and Canaan collaborate on blockchain and AI development

Blockchain solutions and datacenter provider, Northern Data has announced its cooperation with Canaan, a blockchain technology firm, in order to bring development in the area of artificial Intelligence, blockchain technology and data centre operations.

Integrating Canaan's expertise in the fields of AI chip development and ASIC hardware with Northern Data's initiatives in data centre and blockchain infrastructure at scale will offer both firms a solid bedrock to develop and...

UEFA to unveil new blockchain ticketing system for upcoming Euro 2020 championship

UEFA, European football’s governing body, is to introduce a blockchain-based ticketing system for the upcoming Euro 2020 championship.

In order to boost the fans’ football experience, the UEFA blockchain ticketing system will include the distribution of match tickets through a mobile ticketing system application. This system is expected to deliver more than one million mobile tickets across the entire tournament.

According to UEFA, as Euro 2020 is expected to be its...

Blockchain technologies and media: How to rebuild trust in a landscape of fake news

2020欧洲杯最新战况If the one main cause of social media and Internet-based technologies is a democratisation of the court of opinion, then the erosion of trust is its effect.

2020欧洲杯最新战况An accidental effect? You be the judge. Information is everywhere today, so where should we look for the most trustworthy, the most up-to-date? Are the old bulwarks still up to the job? Naturally, amid such uncertainty, purveyors of disinformation and distortion run rampant – and the media industry, therefore, is facing a...

Lancashire Cricket launches blockchain-secure ticketing

Lancashire County Cricket Club has claimed to become the first organisation in the UK to have activated blockchain secure mobile tickets for all types of domestic and international matches at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium in 2020.

It will be leveraging a new blockchain mobile tickets platform, called TIXnGO, which will aim to ensure that only genuine supporters get tickets and will help curb the problem of counterfeit merchandise.

2020欧洲杯最新战况The TIXnGO platform was finalised...

Sacramento Kings to auction and verify memorabilia through Consensys-powered platform

2020欧洲杯最新战况The Sacramento Kings have partnered with ConsenSys to introduce a new auction platform that allows users to bid live on in-game sports gear through the latter’s supply chain product Treum. Each auctioned item will be authenticated on this platform, giving fans assurance that every single gear they intend to buy is authentic.

The auction platform will be available via Kings.com/Auction and the award-winning Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center app and Kings.com. Fans would be able...