Blockchain

Decentralized oracle network Chainlink’s Grant Program is making more than $100,000 worth of blockchain integration grants available to developers that fully integrate the smart contracts platform into new blockchains. So far, Chainlink has accepted the first integration proposal for the DeFi scaling provider Solana network, including its Serum project. The program is an addition to
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Japanese financial services company, SBI Holdings announced today that it will raise funds by holding a security token offering (STO) using the Ibet blockchain platform from Boostry, instead of conventional stocks and corporate bonds. The blockchain tech Boostry came into being after Japanese firms Nomura Holdings and Nomura Research Institute (NRI) established this blockchain platform
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Decentralized storage network, Filecoin today announced that it has started its pre-mainnet phase, coined as ‘Mainnet Ignition’ and that the Filecoin community has a “few weeks” left to initialize, set up systems, and optimize deployments. According to the release, Filecoin is expected to launch its mainnet between Oct 19 -23. 3…2…1… Countdown to liftoff! Filecoin
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Samsung SDS, the IT arm of the South Korean multinational business Samsung group will begin testing a blockchain-powered distribution system that will offer better management of pharmaceutical drugs, according to a local news source, Yakup. The pilot project which is called ‘Disruptive innovation technology for tracking drug distribution history’ will be rolled out in November
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In an attempt to provide more clarity on regulations to crypto firms, European Commission released a document titled The Digital Finance Package that included digital finance and retail payment strategies, according to an announcement today. This would be the first time that the EC has proposed detailed legislation on cryptocurrency assets.  The future of finance
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Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is an international financial institution owned by central banks posted a job announcement today that stated a requirement for a “host” of blockchain experts to join the BIS Innovation Hub.  Daydreaming about creating your own currency? Join the #BISInnovationHub, and make it happen #blockchainjobs #cryptojobs #CBDCs #blockchain #DLT https://t.co/5xqatNVt3C
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San Francisco-based Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, Kraken today announced that U.S state of Wyoming approved Kraken’s application to form Kraken Financial which would allow it to provide seamless banking services between cryptocurrencies and fiat for Kraken clients in the U.S. This move would make Kraken Financial the world’s first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) based
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Residents in the US state of Georgia can now register on the Binance.US cryptocurrency exchange which will function under the state’s regulatory requirements, according to a company announcement published today.  🍑 https://t.co/AZwoBOy3iq is now live in Georgia 🍑 Georgians can start registering & trading today! — Binance.US 🇺🇸 (@BinanceUS) September 15, 2020 This move comes
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Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, which includes over 5,000 Bitcoin-focused members, today announced that it would use donations to buy advertising spaces to post Bitcoin ads that would educate locals about the merits and risks of the premier cryptocurrency. According to the release, these Bitcoin ads will be displayed on three Bitcoin-themed doubledecker trams. Besides
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Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC) announced a partnership with the blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis to offer Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) that would help cryptocurrency businesses comply with local and global regulations.   With regard to this partnership, Chainalysis said it would also offer the ETC Labs startups, projects, and grantees access to Chainalysis subject matter experts
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Global financial services company, Mastercard launched a Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) virtual and custom ‘testing’ platform, for central banks to evaluate use cases of national digital currencies and even simulate a CBDC ecosystem, a release stated today. Moreover, Mastercard has called for global partnerships with central banks, commercial banks, and tech and advisory firms
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