Blockchain

  • KPMG Survey: Americans Increasingly Open to Blockchain Tokenization

    A new survey from Big Four accounting firm and professional services provider KPMG suggests that American consumers appear to be increasingly open to using blockchain-based tokens, VentureBeat reports. According to the company, their survey findings confirm the important role tokenization can play in the future of commerce.KPMG U.S. blockchain leader Arun Ghosh emphasized that role in a statement:“Tokenization is ushering in the next generation of commerce. It provides inspiring new ways to classify value, either by creating new assets or reimagining traditional ones, sustained with the security and transparency of blockchain. Businesses that take advantage of tokenization can open the door to entirely new process improvements, revenue streams and customer engagement opportunities.”The survey found that only a third of American consumers reported familiarity with blockchain tokens. Of that group, however, 63 percent said that they view tokens as an easy payment option, while 55 percent believe that they could benefit from tokenized loyalty reward programs.In fact, 82 percent of consumers reportedly expressed openness to using tokens in their current loyalty reward programs. 81 percent indicated that they would be more likely…

    Sep 26, 2019
  • Telecom Leaders Unveil New Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Blockchain Use Case Playbook

    The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a member-driven standards organization whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications, today announced the publication of detailed blockchain use cases for the telecommunications industry prepared by the EEA Telecom Special Interest Group (SIG).The document outlines the areas where blockchain technology, in combination with EEA standards, can speed up business transactions, improve internal operations, as well as allow for more frictionless business interactions across the global telecom sector.The EEA Telecom Use Cases document represents several months of work by the group’s members, which include global telecom leaders known for both innovation and accelerating the adoption of new telecommunication technology and standards.“This is one of the more comprehensive sets of blockchain use cases for the telecom industry that you will come across. The document is a direct result of the EEA SIG’s mission to help define and educate how telecom leaders can play an active role in developing the standards of the future. On behalf of the EEA and the EEA Telecom SIG, we would like to thank T-Mobile, SK Telecom, KDDI, and ConsenSys for their…

    Aug 30, 2019
  • Blockchain Activity at Top Universities Increased Since 2018

    New research by major cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase shows that 56% of the top 50 universities in the world offer one or more classes on cryptocurrency or blockchain tech.Metrics indicate growing interestCoinbase shared its research in an official blog post on Aug. 28 in which it used rankings from US News and World Report for its list of the top 50 universities. This included both undergraduate and graduate level offerings.The research found that twice as many students took blockchain or crypto courses when compared to last year and that many top universities also have a student-run clubs related to blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies. Blockchain and cryptocurrency related course offerings are up from 42% of the top 50 universities in 2018.Types of blockchain educationCoinbase also reported that approximately 70% of the top 50 universities offered crypto and blockchain courses external to their computer science departments in areas like law, the humanities and economics. Computer Science is still the most common area, containing 32.2% of the blockchain– and crypto-related course offerings. One Cornell alumnus said:“We’ve had so many professors reach out to…

    Aug 29, 2019
  • Blockchain Education Initiatives Launch at California Universities

    A VC-backed blockchain firm claiming to work with student-led blockchain clubs at Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge is officially rolling out its programs at three California universities.

    Aug 23, 2019
  • Travelport and IBM Work on Blockchain Platform for Hotel Commissions

    Travel platform Travelport, IBM and travel management company BCD Travel are jointly developing a blockchain platform to streamline hotel commission reconciliation.

    Aug 22, 2019
  • SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

    Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption.

    Aug 22, 2019
  • What Is the Future of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in the NBA?

    With the league announcing a partnership to launch blockchain souvenirs for fans, it begs the question: What is the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in the NBA?

    Aug 21, 2019
  • World Bank Sells $33.8 Million More of Its Private Ethereum Blockchain Bonds

    The World Bank has issued a second round of its landmark blockchain bonds.

    Aug 20, 2019
  • Why Blockchain Technology Is Important for Data Privacy

    Using blockchain technology, our data could be much, much safer.

    Aug 19, 2019
  • Second-Largest Indian State to Use Blockchain in Various Spheres

    The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications.

    Aug 19, 2019
  • Alibaba Files US Patent for Blockchain Domain Name Management System

    Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has applied for a United States patent entitled “Domain Name Management Scheme for Cross-Chain Interactions in Blockchain Systems.”

    Aug 16, 2019
  • Moscow to Develop a Blockchain System for Transparent City Services

    Russia’s capital is looking for a contractor to build a blockchain system to host the city’s administrative services.

    Aug 16, 2019
  • How Can You Find the Best Blockchain Developer?

    For hiring the best candidate, here are some vital queries you must be asking your prospective blockchain developer.

    Aug 15, 2019
  • Blockchain and Crypto Jobs Market: 2018 VS 2019 by the Numbers

    The word “blockchain” in the labor market is still in trend.

    Aug 15, 2019
  • Walmart Files Patent Application For Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication

    Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application.

    Aug 15, 2019
  • Large Enterprises Are Betting on Blockchain in 2019

    2019 is the year when the blockchain ecosystem and the crypto industry as a whole had to get sober.

    Aug 14, 2019

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