Colorado Lawmakers Eyes Blockchain Tech Use in Agricultural Industry

Colorado lawmakers are seeking use of blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.

Kaleido’s Blockchain Solution Now Works on Microsoft, Amazon Web Services

The software-as-a-service blockchain solution of Kaleido now works on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as Microsoft Azure.

Riot Blockchain Prepares to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the U.S.

Riot Blockchain is looking to introduce a regulated cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S.

US Republican Leader Calls for Blockchain Exploration for More Transparent Government

The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has proposed a blockchain exploration to assess if the technology can lead to a more transparent and efficient U.S. government.

Spain’s Largest Stock Exchange to Go Live with Blockchain-Based Collateral Pledges

Spain’s biggest stock exchange, Bolsa de Madrid (BME), said it anticipates a blockchain-based system for certifying collateral pledges to roll out by end of the year after testing the technology.

French Court Clerks to Utilize IBM’s Hyperledger Blockchain System

France’s court clerks will soon be recording alterations in companies’ legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain developed by IBM.

The New York Times Hints at Potential Blockchain Project

A previous job listing indicated that the New York Times was looking for “a forward-looking leader who will help envision and design a blockchain-based proof of concept for news publishers.”

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Acquires Equity Stake in Bankorus

The blockchain investment arm of Overstock, Medici Ventures, has obtained a 5.1 percent equity stake in Bankorus, a blockchain banking startup.

EU Blockchain Observatory Publishes Recommendations for Blockchain Sustainability

The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum has outlined a number of recommendations on how to improve the development of blockchain technology, including setting standards to enhance the nascent technology’s interoperability and scalability.  

Ripple and Forte Establish $100M Fund to Promote Blockchain Adoption in the Gaming Industry

The initiative was spearheaded to support the large-scale adoption of blockchain technology within the gaming industry by promoting engagement and monetization with players.

Credit Union Consortium Partners with IBM to Integrate Hyperledger Fabric

Credit union service consortium CULedger has partnered with tech giant IBM to develop “an immutable audit trail that can be used to create new business models and transform existing business processes for credit unions.”  

Facebook Continues to Beef Up Blockchain Team with 20 Job Openings

The social media giant’s career page now has 20 job openings pertaining to blockchain.

SEC Commissioner Issues Caveats on Proposed Action Plan During Blockchain Summit

Commissioner Hester Peirce of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a number of caveats in a recently discussed action plan during the previous Blockchain Summit in D.C.  

Connecticut Lawmakers Propose Legalization of Blockchain Smart Contracts

The U.S. state of Connecticut could soon authorize the utilization of blockchain smart contracts in business.

Germany Proposes State-Run Register to Regulate Blockchain and Crypto Industry

The justice and finance ministries revealed a proposal to establish a government-run register to regulate the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in the country.