Forbes’ Blockchain 50 reveals enterprises ‘embracing’ multiple providers

Forbes has published its latest Blockchain 50 list; a half-century of the largest companies with significant blockchain technology initiatives, in a year the publisher has described as one where enterprises have ‘embraced’ the technology.

The list, for which qualification sits upon on either generating revenues or having a valuation in seven figures, can be seen as something of an important milestone. Forbes’ Cloud 100 for instance, a yearly evaluation of the most...

Enjin announces launch of game development platform on Ethereum

Blockchain development platform Enjin has announced the launch of its latest initiative: a game development platform on Ethereum.

The platform will enable potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps with no knowledge of writing blockchain code. According to the company, the Enjin Platform allows game engineers to take advantage of decentralised inventory, to integrate blockchain-based gaming and non-gaming assets, and to manage economic game...

UEFA to unveil new blockchain ticketing system for upcoming Euro 2020 championship

UEFA, European football’s governing body, is to introduce a blockchain-based ticketing system for the upcoming Euro 2020 championship.

In order to boost the fans’ football experience, the UEFA blockchain ticketing system will include the distribution of match tickets through a mobile ticketing system application. This system is expected to deliver more than one million mobile tickets across the entire tournament.

According to UEFA, as Euro 2020 is expected to be its...

Chainalysis announces global rollout of anti-money laundering compliance solution for Tether

Blockchain analysis provider Chainalysis has announced the global launch of its compliance solution in partnership with Tether.

Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT) for Token Issuers is a real-time anti-money laundering (AML) compliance solution that monitors a token from issuance to redemption.

Jonathan Levin, co-founder of Chainalysis said: “Stablecoins like Tether, which peg their value to other assets, were developed to appeal to mainstream audiences who are...

Mastercard, Binance X and Xpring join Blockchain Education Alliance in ‘significant’ move

The Blockchain Education Alliance has announced the joining of several new members, including Mastercard, Binance X, the innovation arm of major crypto exchange Binance, Ripple's accelerator Xpring and cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin.

Other members to join the Alliance are smart contract platform NEO, IoT startup IoTeX, blockchain security firm Quantstamp and big data blockchain service Constellation Labs.

The Blockchain Education Alliance was launched in October 2019 by...

Paystand raises $20m in series B funding in aim to become ‘Venmo for enterprise transactions’

California-based Paystand has raised $20 million in its latest series B funding round that will help the cloud-based PaaS payment network to expand its products and services.

The secured funds will also help the firm to expand sales, marketing, success, and engineering teams at its California and Mexico offices.

Paystand simplifies complex commercial transactions and payments for enterprises, with the company claiming it wants to do for enterprise transactions what...

Australia to ramp up blockchain efforts with new government roadmap

The Australian Government has put together a roadmap document suggesting how the country can capitalise from blockchain technologies in five years’ time.

The document outlines various areas where blockchain technologies could benefit Australia. For instance, product counterfeiting and substitution cost the Australian food and wine industry more than AU$1.68 billion in 2017 alone. Overall, the roadmap advocates use cases around data redundancy, information transparency, data...

Clear raises $13 million in series A funding for blockchain-based settlement and clearing

Clear Blockchain Technologies has announced $13 million raised in its series A funding round to further its mission to ‘transform B2B enterprise clearing and settlement’ through blockchain.

Founded in 2018, Clear aims at facilitating frictionless B2B commerce allowing enterprises to realise more value from their partnerships. It has developed a blockchain-based platform that helps enterprises automate contracts and data management, whereas guaranteeing control, security, and...

Neogen partners with Ripe.io to assess blockchain for food safety and animal genomics

International food safety firm Neogen Corporation has partnered with Ripe Technology (ripe.io) to implement the latter’s blockchain technology in food safety diagnostics and animal genomics.

Blockchain has the ability to significantly revolutionise the food and livestock industries, the companies believe, as the technology could be used to create the history of products and animals as they go through their entire production cycles.

John Adent, CEO of Neogen, said:...

UAE health ministry launches new blockchain-based data storage platform

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in partnership with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Dubai Healthcare City among others, has launched the country’s first advanced digital platform for data storage aimed at pharmaceutical companies, health practitioners, government, and private facilities.

This digital platform, which is fundamentally powered by blockchain, has been introduced to increase the efficiency of MoHAP and other health authorities’ smart...