IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia. This will purportedly allow their customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud, according to an article published on news outlet ZDNet on Feb 11. The IBM platform was built on Hyperledger Fabric. Hyperledger is a project that aims to improve cross-industry blockchain technologies that is hosted by the Linux Foundation…………….

Source: IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

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Navigating Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP: How Google Is Quietly Making Blockchains Searchable

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It’s a balmy 80 degrees on a mid-December day in Singapore, and something is puzzling Allen Day, a 41-year-old data scientist. Using the tools he has developed at Google, he can see a mysterious concerted usage of artificial intelligence on the blockchain for Ethereum. Ether is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency (after bitcoin and XRP), and it still sports a market cap of some $11 billion despite losing 83% of its value in 2018. Peering into its blockchain—the distributed database of transactions underpinning the cryptocurrency…………

Source: Navigating Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP: How Google Is Quietly Making Blockchains Searchable

Wyoming ‘financial technology sandbox’ bill seeks to boost blockchain and fintech innovation – TokenPost

A bill has been introduced in Wyoming’s state legislature to establish financial technology sandbox in order to boost innovation in this space. Introduced last week, the “Financial Technology Sandbox Act” seeks to create a financial technology sandbox for the testing of financial products and services in the state of Wyoming.

Source: Wyoming ‘financial technology sandbox’ bill seeks to boost blockchain and fintech innovation – TokenPost

Indian media giant The Times Group invests in blockchain-based referral platform Ponder – TokenPost

Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of BCCL Indias largest media group, has acquired a stake in Ponder, a blockchain-based referral platform.Ponder aims to simplify and make it enjoyable to make and find…

Source: Indian media giant The Times Group invests in blockchain-based referral platform Ponder – TokenPost

Huawei Cloud Launches its Blockchain Services Globally – Pratik Makadiya

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After earning significant success in China, Huawei Cloud launched its Blockchain Services (BCS) globally earlier this month. Per a press release issued by the company on November 29, 2018, the service will help create, manage, and deploy blockchain applications economically on the company-run cloud.

Advantages of BCS

According to the company, BCS could capitalize on the advantages of Huawei Cloud’s container and security technologies, among others. Some of the areas where it could be universally applicable include the Internet of Things (IoT), finance, data applications, among others. The press release states:

“The scenarios it can be used in cover data transactions, identity authentication, proof of information (such as real estate and education), remote healthcare, food source tracing, the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and IoT device management. It offers substantial assistance for establishing a technological ecosystem and digitally transforming industries.”

As per the information available on the official website, the professional edition is free until the end of this calendar year (December 31, 2018), while the basic version will remain free. The website further explained the use-cases of BCS in fields such as supply chain finance, supply chain trading, digital assets, and notarization for crowdfunding. All of which will be ameliorated with additional transparency.

Huawei’s official cloud website states that BCS “Enables efficient exchange of digital assets and prevents in-chain falsifications with such automated transaction capabilities as asset ownership confirmation and accounting reconciliation.”

Expounding on the advantages of using BCS, concerning other cloud systems, the press release highlighted various benefits such as its flexibility, efficiency, and innumerable security and privacy features.

Huawei’s Blockchain and Crypto Ventures

Huawei latest move is not the first foray into blockchain. Since 2016, the Chinese tech giant has been a member of Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium, hosted by the Linux Foundation.  The company has been recognized for its contributions in two main fields namely Fabric and STL, and also as Hyperledger maintainer. The telecom company was the only maintainer from Asia in these sub-projects.

For the uninitiated, the hyperledger is a blockchain-as-a-service platform that enables clients or users to build smart contract applications that tend to primarily focus on public services such as ID verifications, financial auditing, supply chain, and tokenized assets.

In April this year, the telecom giant Huawei unveiled a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Before that, Huawei divulged their launch of a blockchain-based smartphone, and in May, the company also announced to release BTC.com’s Bitcoin wallet in its app store.

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