UK Cricket Club Will Issue this Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain

A county cricket club in the U.K. is to use blockchain-based ticketing for all domestic and international fixtures played at its home ground in 2020. According to a report Friday from industry magazine, TheTicketingBusiness, Lancashire Cricket Club developed the new solution in partnership with the blockchain ticketing provider TIXnGO. The new blockchain tickets are said to be entirely traceable, unique to the purchaser and nearly impossible to counterfeit. The system also includes a new facility that simplifies the process of transferring or reselling tickets. Following 18-months of development, the new…

Hyperledger to Explore How Blockchain Can Help World Meet Climate Goals

Hyperledger has announced a new working group at Davos that will explore how blockchain can help the world meet climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The enterprise blockchain consortium launched the Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group (SIG) during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Said to be the first of its kind, the Climate SIG will enable participants to share ideas and findings on how distributed ledgers can help governments and companies coordinate on reducing global emissions. “DLTs are central to the creation of…

Ripple-Backed Crypto Wallet BRD Launches Blockchain Toolbox for Enterprise Apps

Mobile wallet provider BRD is making something of a pivot, launching a suite of tools aimed at allowing blockchain developers to more easily build apps for enterprises. Called Blockset, the new offering – announced Friday – is described as a blockchain data integration platform with a suite of tools that allow coders to create “enterprise-grade” blockchain applications. These bring the ability to automatically pull in on-chain data via an API and, BRD says, conduct transactions in “near real-time” on multiple blockchains. Nodes can be hosted “out of the box,” BRD…

Blockchain Arbitration Firm Proof of Trust Plans London Stock Exchange Listing

A firm that’s developed tech to resolve disputes arising from blockchain smart contracts has said it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange. As reported Friday by Alliance News (via London South East), The Proof of Trust aims to float on the LSE’s Main Market. “We at The Proof of Trust are excited at the prospect of a full listing on the main market of the company’s shares and we look forward to providing investors with the opportunity to share in this groundbreaking project,” said lawyer and Proof of…

JPMorgan Spinoff Kadena Launches Public Blockchain, Integrates Wallet to Cosmos Network

Crypto startup Kadena’s public blockchain launched Wednesday, adding interoperable smart contract support between the public chain and its private chain counterparts.  The Brooklyn-based offshoot of JPMorgan’s blockchain center announced that the launch marks another step in its effort to develop scalable, secure proof-of-work alternatives to the current leading cryptocurrencies: ethereum and bitcoin. As part of its efforts in interoperability, Kadena is also integrating its wallet Chainweaver with the Cosmos Network, allowing different blockchains to interact. The integration process is expected to be complete by March.  Using Kadena, individuals or businesses…

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches Testing Ground for Blockchain Interoperability

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the standards group where finance and other industries explore private versions of ethereum technology, has launched a testing ground to bring about certified, branded and harmonized business uses by the end of 2020. The EEA TestNet will operate as a pre-certification sandbox, where forks of ethereum can be standardized according to certain specifications set out previously by the EEA, which will make them interoperate with each other. There are now hundreds of companies working on enterprise versions of ethereum, plus an entirely new cohort of…

2020 Vision: 7 Trends Bringing Blockchain Into Focus in the Year Ahead

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. David L. Shrier is a futurist and globally recognized authority on financial innovation, with dual appointments at MIT and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. His next book, Basic Blockchain, is being published in January 2020 by Little Brown (Hachette). 2020 brings us the start of a new decade, and with it comes the gradual maturation of blockchain technology, bringing it down from…

BuyAnyLight (BAL) Platform Set to Revolutionize the LED Lighting Industry with Blockchain, AI, and Smart Contracts

December 15th, 2019, Dubai, UAE – BuyAnyLight (BAL), a Dubai based light sourcing company with shared origin from Almani Lighting Gmbh, Germany, has recently launched its online platform. The platform allows buyers—private homes, consultants, contractors, architects and project owners—to submit their requirements and acquire quality LED products at competitive market pricing. The BAL platform innovates the way the existing market players i.e., consultants, contractors, and project owners to procure LED lighting products by making the process seamless, efficient, and trustless. It harnesses the power of blockchain, AI, Big Data, and…

HTC to Increase Focus on Blockchain Phones, AI After New Staff Cuts

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC confirmed earlier this week that it would axe jobs to remain competitive and better focus on a handful of high-end products, including the EXODUS, its blockchain phone.  HTC, which has around 3,000 employees, has not disclosed the scale of the lay-offs or the departments that will be most affected, according to a report from Taiwan News. This will be the third round of job cuts staff at the phone manufacturer have faced in the past five years. The company let go 2,250 employees in 2015, and…

VPLedger: An All-In-One Blockchain Platform

Since the moment the Bitcoin (BTC) network went live over 10 years ago, developers have been working in the creation of new technologies that focus on bringing real use to the functionalities that the BTC network had within. Blockchain technology can be defined as a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data that is recorded and unable to be altered. Under this premise, many have attempted to implement blockchain tech at…