Austrian gin makers to use blockchain to guarantee bottles’ rarity

The world of fine spirits continues to apply distributed ledger technology. The Stin, an Austrian-based gin distiller, is set to use ICON (ICX), South Korea’s largest public blockchain project, to transparently track its supply chain. An Austrian blockchain firm, block42, will be combining near-field communication (NFC) technology with the ICON blockchain to maximize the security […]

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VeChain offers services to 130 firms in China as food safety alliance member

The platform plans to assist in “building a from-farm-to-table traceability system” across China. The VeChain Foundation has joined the China Animal Health And Food Safety Alliance as a council member.  According to a Sept. 17 announcement, VeChain is “the sole public blockchain technology provider in the alliance” and will offer technical and infrastructure support. There […]

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China’s Blockchain Service Network integrates three more public chains

China’s BSN is moving forward with its plans. China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), a cross-cloud, cross-portal, and cross-framework global public infrastructure network, is adding three more well-known public blockchains into its ecosystem.  He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Technology, the private company behind the BSN, told Cointelegraph that the network is at its second stage […]

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Nearly 30,000 blockchain votes were recorded in Russian elections — The most ever

Has Russia fixed its elections with permissioned blockchain technology from Waves? Close to 30,000 votes were recorded on the blockchain during the Russian parliamentary elections in what appears to have been the biggest case of blockchain-based voting yet. The blockchain component of the online voting platform was built by Waves Enterprise. The voting concluded early yesterday, […]

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The Blockchain Service Network will stimulate China’s CBDC plans

The wait for CBDCs continue. From the Chinese government’s perspective, cryptocurrencies are not considered legal tender; instead, they are categorized under a type of “virtual commodity,” but some industry players believe the Blockchain Service Network (BSN) infrastructure can stimulate the development of virtual currencies like a CBDC.  During an interview with Cointelegraph, Eden Dhaliwal, Global […]

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How on-chain KYC can breathe new life into enterprise blockchain

Widespread crypto adoption by enterprises has the potential to become a self-perpetuating mechanism for public blockchains, creating bigger, stronger networks. Of all the developments in blockchain technology over recent years, enterprise adoption has perhaps been the most anticlimactic. As the initial coin offering bubble started to inflate during 2017, blockchain entrepreneurs and commentators alike were […]

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‘Exclusive mining’ could have negative implications for the Blockchain industry, say experts

A new mining concept is facing criticism in the blockchain sphere. Dr. Elias Strehle of the Blockchain Research Lab and Lennar Ante of the University of Hamburg recently warned that blockchain nodes engaging in exclusive mining “have no incentive to forward new transactions to their peers.” They speculated that crypto miners may instead be incentivized […]

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Cryptocurrency news from Japan: Aug. 23 – Aug. 28 in review

Another action-packed week for crypto in Japan has passed. This week’s headlines from Japan included one of country’s leaders describing Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream as meaningful, LayerX Labs collaborating with a Japanese university for blockchain research, the FINSUM blockchain conference hosts notable discussion on security tokens offerings, and the head of Monex Group saying […]

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