Blockchain for a brighter future in 2020 and beyond

2020欧洲杯最新战况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.

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

Q&A: Peter Stein, CEO, Agreement Solutions

With the current uncertain climate around COVID-19, many people have been looking towards more bankable assets and investments; a difficult job as the global markets plummet. It is fair to say that the history of blockchain technologies – ICO boom in 2017, crash in 2018, consolidation thereafter – would not mark it out right now, despite what one may read from the Bitcoin press. Yet some companies are trying to change that.

2020欧洲杯最新战况Agreement Solutions, based in Germany, is aiming to...

Three quarters of execs see blockchain as enterprise-wide priority, says Wipro

More good news for those tracking blockchain’s expected rise in the enterprise: a new report from Wipro has found three quarters of executives polled said they look at blockchain as an enterprise-wide strategic priority.

The report, whose title – ‘Ignore Blockchain At Your Peril, But Don’t Drive Blindly’ – intimates the overall message, was put together by HFS Research and polled 300 senior executives, a third of whom were C-suite, around current and future blockchain...

EY, ConsenSys and Microsoft team up for Baseline enterprise Ethereum project

2020欧洲杯最新战况Ernst & Young (EY), ConsenSys and Microsoft are coming together to form a protocol which aims to make Ethereum ‘safe and effective’ for enterprise usage.

Making blockchain technologies enterprise-friendly has long been a goal of the industry; the key part being increasing the transaction speed to deal with complex organisational goals. The efforts of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Foundation aside, Ethereum has so far struggled on this front, although...

R3 paints optimistic look on enterprise blockchain adoption as companies become ‘smarter’

A new report from R3 paints an optimistic picture for enterprise blockchain initiatives, with companies learning more around how the technology works and delivery increasing.

The report, titled ‘Blockchain: 2020 Vision’, argues that delivery issues, rather than disillusionment, led to the slowdown. In other words, putting these things together takes time; companies who have been working on privacy, performance, and enterprise integration in 2018 and 2019 will see success in...

Forbes’ Blockchain 50 reveals enterprises ‘embracing’ multiple providers

2020欧洲杯最新战况Forbes has published its latest Blockchain 50 list; a half-century of the largest companies with significant blockchain technology initiatives, in a year the publisher has described as one where enterprises have ‘embraced’ the technology.

2020欧洲杯最新战况The list, for which qualification sits upon on either generating revenues or having a valuation in seven figures, can be seen as something of an important milestone. Forbes’ Cloud 100 for instance, a yearly evaluation of the most...

Clear raises $13 million in series A funding for blockchain-based settlement and clearing

2020欧洲杯最新战况Clear Blockchain Technologies has announced $13 million raised in its series A funding round to further its mission to ‘transform B2B enterprise clearing and settlement’ through blockchain.

Founded in 2018, Clear aims at facilitating frictionless B2B commerce allowing enterprises to realise more value from their partnerships. It has developed a blockchain-based platform that helps enterprises automate contracts and data management, whereas guaranteeing control, security, and...

Canadian government chooses Mavennet to develop on-chain steel tracking platform

Mavennet, a Toronto-based blockchain startup has announced that it has received a contract from the Canadian government to develop an on-chain steel tracking platform.

2020欧洲杯最新战况In November, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) published a procurement award that will fund the R&D project for six months with CD $169,427 (£98,300). As per the contract, Mavennet will be aiming to build a blockchain proof-of-concept prototype that will be able to track...

Everest Group enterprise managed blockchain analysis places IBM and Microsoft at the summit

The enterprise managed blockchain, or blockchain as a service (BaaS) space, is one which though nascent has many of technology’s fastest horses running in the race. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, who continue to conduct their battle for cloud infrastructure, have well-known stakes in blockchain, as well as many of the ‘second tier’ cloud provides, from Alibaba Cloud, to IBM, to Oracle.

2020欧洲杯最新战况A new report from Everest Group has assessed the runners and riders in managed...

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial to launch enterprise blockchain platform – reports

Ant Financial Services Group, an offshoot of eCommerce giant Alibaba, will reportedly be launching its enterprise-centred “Ant Blockchain Open Alliance” platform later this month.

2020欧洲杯最新战况On January 8, as reported by CoinTelegraph, local news agency Bihai123 reported that Jiang Guofei, the Group’s VP and the president of Ant’s smart technology business group, stated the network has been live in beta as of November 2019, and will soon be introduced as a fully operational...