Blockathon Challenge Kicks Off in Brussels to Build Anti-Counterfeit Blockchain Solution for the EU

On Friday, 11 teams joined the 2018 EU Blockathon Challenge in Brussels for 48 hours of coding and co-creation. The hackathon, an initiative by the European Commission (EC) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), seeks to build the… Continue Reading

Is China the ‘sleeping giant’ of blockchain technology?

As recently as last September, the People’s Bank of China announced an immediate ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) — a method employed by blockchain startups to fund development — and cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. However, last month, China’s… Continue Reading

Blockchain Infrastructure Provider AlphaPoint Raises US$15M Series A

AlphaPoint, a blockchain technology and infrastructure provider, has raised US$15 million in a Series A funding round from Galaxy Digital Ventures, the digital asset firm started by billionaire investor Mike Novogratz. The funding will be used to accelerate global growth,… Continue Reading

New Blockchain Platform BotChain Aims to Install Trust in the Emerging Bot Economy

BotChain, a new initiative by artificial intelligence (AI) startup Talla, is looking to leverage blockchain technology to provide the platform and trust needed for AI-based systems to flourish. The new blockchain platform, which is being built on Ethereum, is designed… Continue Reading

Why Connected Cars Need a New Approach for Security

“The whole thing was going haywire, even the brakes failed. Very scary.” said a driver after an automotive security company hacked his vehicle in a controlled environment.   With more than 125 million cars set to be connected globally by 2022, and… Continue Reading

Top Execs from eBay, The Lego Group, IBM Join Digital Future Council to Discuss Emerging Technologies

A first-of-its-kind think tank is aiming to bridge the gap between creative and emerging technology industries such as the blockchain. The Digital Future Council is where media, advertising, and technology meet to ‘ignite meaningful debates and conversations, formulate tangible advice,… Continue Reading

MSIG Insurance Teams Up With Inmediate On Blockchain Push

The Singapore subsidiary of Japanese insurance firm Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group (MSIG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with blockchain startup Inmediate to explore new insurance products that leverage blockchain and smart contracts technology. The partnership will help develop a… Continue Reading

Huobi Announces Global Competition to Build Public Blockchain Platform

Huobi Group is to launch the Huobi Chain Superhero Championship, a 21-month program for the global developer community aimed at building from the ground up the company’s latest initiative, a public blockchain project called Huobi Chain. The initiative aims to develop… Continue Reading

Vermont Financial Regulator Orders Cease And Desist To Cryptocurrency Company LevelNet

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation has issued an order to cease and desist to California company LevelNet over alleged violations of the state’s securities laws, the regulator said on Monday. LevelNet is currently conducting an initial coin offering (ICO)… Continue Reading

Chinese Energy Firm Narada To Deploy Blockchain, IoT Tech Across APAC

The Asia Pacific (APAC) subsidiary of Chinese energy firm Narada Power Source is teaming up with Singapore startup Electrify to deploy blockchain and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions for energy trading and tracking across APAC. Electrify has built a marketplace for electricity… Continue Reading