DAML becomes available on Corda – with production and enterprise features to come

2020欧洲杯投注盘口DAML, an open source language for constructing smart contracts, is now available commercially on R3's Corda.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The announcement came from digital finance technology provider IntellectEU. The company said that the move will enable developers to move beyond Kotlin, a general purpose programming language, to write and run applications on the platform.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口DAML on Corda is available now for development and testing, while production use and enterprise features are expected later...

Chronicled partners with Deloitte for blockchain in life sciences and healthcare

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Chronicled, a US-based provider of blockchain platforms for smart supply chains, has announced a partnership with Deloitte to bring blockchain-based solutions to life sciences and healthcare.

The companies will come together to utilise technology and solutions powered by Chronicled's MediLedger network.

Among the use cases to be trialled included a solution to help fight fraud for potential Covid-19 medication. MediLedger's product verification offering can 'enable...

WEF article explores how blockchain could be key to ‘equitable’ Covid-19 vaccine distribution

Blockchain will be an 'essential' and 'integral' tool in distributing a potential Covid-19 vaccine, according to an article published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

In a note published by Punit Shukla and Amey Raiput, WEF project lead and fellow for blockchain and digital assets, alongside Sid Chakravarthy, CEO at supply chain technology provider StaTwig, success in global distribution will require leveraging tools and capabilities such as blockchain in a way 'never seen...

Volvo doubles down on blockchain play with Circulor investment

Volvo has announced an investment in Circulor, a blockchain technology provider, as the company looks to further its ambitions in the sector.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The investment in Circulor is focused on providing greater traceability for cobalt in Volvo's supply chain, with Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the venture capital arm of the automotive manufacturer, contributing alongside SYSTEMIQ, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures and Plug & Play.

Cobalt is used significantly in lithium ion batteries,...

Smucker’s works with Farmer Connect for blockchain-based coffee transparency

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The J.M. Smucker Company is working to 'pioneer a new era in coffee transparency' by utilising blockchain technology.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Smucker's is partnering with Farmer Connect, a startup which utilises IBM's blockchain to tackle traceability in the farm-to-fork journey. The company came to prominence when launching its consumer-facing provenance app at this year's CES - which until this year was hardly a hive of blockchain activity.

Now, that consumer-facing app has a major client on...

Port of Rotterdam launches blockchain pilot, picks up from IoT projects

The Port of Rotterdam is undertaking a blockchain-based pilot project around container handling, following on from its various initiatives around the Internet of Things (IoT).

The latest project, as detailed on the port's website, is focused around handling and releasing containers without a PIN code. The Secure Container Release application will replace the PIN code with a digital signal, utilising blockchain technology to ensure authorisations are not stolen or copied along the...

Wintermute raises $2.8 million in series A funding for crypto markets

Wintermute, a crypto market maker, has secured $2.8 million in a series A funding round to further its expansion into new liquidity products.

The company, which launched in 2017 and creates liquid and efficient markets for leading crypto exchanges and trading platforms, has the goal of being the 'invisible hand' of the market. Wintermute's proprietary tech stack focuses on high frequency trading, algorithmic trading and market making from traditional financial...

Daimler explores decentralised data offering in Ocean Protocol collaboration

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Daimler, the automotive manufacturer behind the Mercedes-Benz brand among others, is working with Singapore-based Ocean Protocol on a pilot project for 'decentralised data orchestration.'

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The project, claimed as a success by both parties, is focused around Ocean Protocol's 'compute-to-data' solution, which aims to enable companies to share, buy, and sell data while maintaining privacy.

Ocean Protocol's wider vision is to coalign blockchain and artificial intelligence...

European startups ready to capitalise on enterprise blockchain opportunity, says new report

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The European blockchain startup market is catching up to its North American equivalent, with startups surveyed looking to raise €350 million (£314.9m) in the next 18 months, according to a new report.

The study, from Anglo-French venture capital firm LeadBlock Partners, aims to put a positive spin on the industry illustrated with more than 20 interviews and more than 9,000 datapoints.

A foreword from LeadBlock management Jean-Marc Puel, David Chreng-Messembourg and...

Kirobo claims ‘retrievable’ crypto transaction solution

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Meet Kirobo. The Israel-based startup claims its solution can retrieve cryptocurrency that has been sent to the wrong address.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The company aims to add an extra layer of logic to give users and crypto service providers new capabilities. Kirobo 'provides a unique code to every transaction that must be entered by the recipient in order to receive the transfer', the company notes. 'Until the right code has been provided by the recipient, the sender can retrieve the funds at any...