The Future of Sports Conference Highlights The Use of Blockchain in Sports

Blockchain technology has continued to make inroads into the sports industry, transforming the ever-growing industry greatly. This transformation will be at the heart of the agenda during the Future of Sports conference to be held on February 14. The event will be held in Moscow and will feature speakers from the blockchain sector as well…

FC Barcelona to Issue Tokens for Blockchain Fan Platform

FC Barcelona fans are about to get on the blockchain. Barca, as one of the world’s most popular football clubs is known, will issue tokens for use on a fan-engagement platform. The tokens, expected in the second quarter, will let holders vote on a variety of decisions about the team such as what music to…

Blockchain and 5G to Transform The Developing World

The biggest topic in the mobile industry over the last few years has been 5G. In an industry that has been starved for innovation in this interregnum between the launch of the iPhone and the full-scale integration of next-generation technologies like augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain, the introduction of the 5G network has become…

Anthem Will Use Blockchain To Secure Medical Data

Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in the U.S, has started to use blockchain to secure medical data technology to help patients securely access and share their medical data. The company plans to roll out the feature, which is in pilot testing now, to groups of members in the next few months. All 40 million…

2019 – A Recap

And i get the year end ritual going as i have been doing for almost past 10 years. It was a terrible year in terms of losing loved ones. 2 in the family and 2 very close friends. It wasnt an easy year. Most of the time was spent watching my daughter grow up. That…

Nestle and Carrefour Put Baby Milk Formula On IBM Food Trust Blockchain

Global food giant Nestlé has teamed up with French supermarket chain Carrefour to put baby milk formula on the blockchain. Using IBM‘s food-tracking blockchain software IBM Food Trust, the two firms will provide customers with transparent information for the GUIGOZ Bio 2 and 3 infant milk ranges, “from dairy to shelf.” IBM Food Trust is…

TCS Launches Blockchain-based Multi-brand Customer Loyalty Platform on R3’s Corda

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) , a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the launch of a next-generation blockchain-based multi-brand customer loyalty platform using R3’s Corda. The rise and popularity of customer loyalty programs have brought clear benefits to customers and brands, improving customer retention, driving higher cart values and helping brands…

Blockchain Recruitment Platform Libereka Launched

The world’s first blockchain platform for international student recruitment has been launched by UK-based tech startup Education Index. The Libereka platform enables international students to apply to multiple universities and accept scholarships with one application form and one set of documents. Chief executive of Education Index Soumik Ganguly, who formerly worked as head of digital…

SoftBank to Develop Cross-Carrier Blockchain Payments With IBM Tech

SoftBank is teaming up with IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain payments solutions, with the focus on technologies that will allow smartphone users to make local payments when traveling overseas and roaming. According to an Oct. 22 announcement, SoftBank said it will be working with IBM as well as blockchain startup TBCASoft that develops cross-carrier blockchain…

Wells Fargo Tests Cryptocurrency For Internal Transactions

Wells Fargo & Co said that it will pilot its own digital currency powered by blockchain to help move cash across borders and between branches in real time. The currency, called Wells Fargo Digital Cash, will be linked to the U.S. dollar and transferred using the bank’s distributed ledger technology to keep track of payments…

Infosys Finacle and R3 Conclude Global Trial of Blockchain Based Trade Finance

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys Ltd, on Monday announced the successful completion of a global blockchain trial in partnership with enterprise blockchain software companies R3. Financial institutions across 19 countries participated in the trial that was completed in less than five weeks. The global blockchain technology market size is…

IBM Is Willing to Work with Facebook on Blockchain

IBM is willing to team up with Facebook to develop blockchain technology, an IBM executive said, explaining that developing the blockchain ecosystem is “a team sport.” “Our clients are ready to work with (Facebook) and we’re ready to work with all of them to bring it together,” Jason Kelley, IBM’s blockchain general manager, said in…