Sony ups the cold storage game, Binance publicizes charitable contributions, and more legal drama in Plattsburgh and India. Here is some of what’s happening for Thursday, October 25, 2018: Sony Developing Contact-less Hardware Wallet Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc, has announced the creation of a contact-less hardware wallet, per a press release published Tuesday. The […]
October 25, 2018 10:48 PM Germany’s central bank and the operator of its stock exchange – one of the largest securities trading centers in the world – have successfully performed a pilot of securities settlements using blockchain technology. Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse Group, long-time collaborators in the development of financial market infrastructure, partnered in […]
October 25, 2018 11:42 PM The purpose of Buidler is to make developers’ lives easier. Earlier this month, Nomic Labs won a $50,000 Ethereum Foundation grant to work on Buidler. The idea is that the current tools available to developers of EDCCs (aka smart contracts) on the Ethereum blockchain are “unreliable” and “rigid,” which leads […]
Coinbase adds custody services, Japan lets its crypto association self-regulate, and the HTC Exodus only takes crypto. New York Authorizes Coinbase to Create Crypto Custody Trust Per an announcement Tuesday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) approved an application from Coinbase to operate a crypto custody trust. The trust, the Coinbase Custody […]
October 24, 2018 10:40 PM The Aurora exchange’s latest move has drawn some ire. Aurora, which identifies itself as a decentralized crypto-banking platform, tweeted yesterday that its IDEX exchange will start to block orders from New York users on Thursday, October 25. Although the company has not officially announced why it will block the state’s […]
October 24, 2018 10:25 PM The race is on to bring blockchain development to every enterprise. Alibaba has extended its cloud blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) product to include Southeast Asia, the US, and Europe. Alibaba Cloud’s BaaS is already available in China, having launched in August 2018, and Alibaba says it already has a proven track record […]
SBI continues to take cryptocurrency seriously, becoming the first Japanese bank to create its own cryptocurrency exchange. The exchange will initially only offer XPR, the currency of its collaborator, Ripple. UPDATED | October 23, 2018: On October 22, blockchain security startup Sepior ApS announced a collaboration with SBI Group to develop a “proprietary wallet to […]
October 23, 2018 10:48 PM The protocol could help developers make their own blockchains without specialized expertise. Parity Technologies founder Gavin Wood and his team have been at work on a new blockchain building platform that makes it faster and easier to build blockchains and create cryptocurrencies. In a demonstration at the Web3 Summit in […]
The Port of Rotterdam pilot will connect two enterprise blockchain platforms across vast distances. The Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s busiest seaport, has partnered with Dutch Bank ABN AMRO and the IT division of technology giant Samsung to launch a blockchain pilot program to track shipping containers, according to an October 22 press release. The foundation […]
October 22, 2018 10:03 PM Dutch banking giant ING has taken a blockchain-based privacy development of 2017 a step further. In November 2017, ING’s blockchain team announced its first major breakthrough, which it believed could encourage the use of blockchain technology in financial systems and services. The new code, a “zero-knowledge range proof” (ZKRP), was […]
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