Charles Hoskinson, Founder, Cardano: On restoring trust through decentralisation

The Block spoke with Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson about the blockchain industry and restoring trust through decentralisation ahead of the platform’s upcoming launch of smart contracts.

Hoskinson co-founded the current decentralised app platform leader, Ethereum, but left the project following a dispute about accepting venture capital and the need for a more formal governing structure. He went on to found Cardano in 2015 and became the CEO of the project’s main developer,...

Cardano is ‘building bridges’ to Ethereum with new KEVM testnet

Cardano is launching a new KEVM (K Ethereum Virtual Machine) to build a bridge with the leading smart contract platform’s developers.

Charles Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, was a co-founder of Ethereum. 

Disagreements over Ethereum’s direction led Hoskinson to create Cardano, taking a more academic approach to its development and fixing the notorious problems which have plagued the largest smart contract platform.

Cardano launched after...

AMD joins the Blockchain Game Alliance to help foster adoption in video games

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AMD has announced that it has joined the Blockchain Game Alliance and will supply the CPU and GPU chips needed to help game developers efficiently use blockchain-based features.

Blockchain is known for boosting today's virtual currencies by acting as a digital ledger to record every transaction. The same concept could also be applied in the gaming world in that blockchain can keep a track of all the virtual items that are purchased in a game. 

One of the most...

Chinese courts are increasingly using blockchain to help settle legal cases

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According to a report from Xinhua news agency, smart courts in China are increasingly making use of a number of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain in order to settle millions of pending legal cases. 

The report also highlighted the fact that more than 3.1m litigation activities in China from March to October were settled through the blockchain and AI-powered smart internet courts. 

What happens in these ‘courts of the...

Samsung SDS pilots a blockchain-based medical claims processing system

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Samsung’s IT solution developer Samsung SDS is expected to roll out a blockchain-based medical claims processing system in October.Yoon Shim, a vice president of Samsung SDS, said at the Blockchain Seoul 2019 event that the firm has been piloting the system since August 2019. Samsung SDS is 22.6% owned by Samsung Electronics and 17.1% owned by Samsung C&T.

Yoon added that medical institutions and insurers have participated in the pilot to validate the effectiveness and the...

ConsenSys highlights top 20 blockchain projects listed on GitHub

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An article recently published by blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has highlighted top 20 blockchain projects referring to a list compiled by the State of the DApps, which collected data from software development platform GitHub.

DApps are computer applications that run on distributed computing systems.

Presently, State of the DApps lists over 3,037 applications running on numerous blockchains like Ethereum and EOS.

According to ConsenSys, the...

Modex launches new enterprise platform to simplify blockchain development

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Modex has announced the launch of an enterprise-focused blockchain platform.

The Blockchain Database Platform (BCDB) aims to help enterprises simplify the technology’s deployment in days rather than taking months. The platform aims to be affordable and can be used by both small and mid-level enterprises. In addition to this launch, the blockchain enablement platform also announced Netherlands-based energy operations and maintenance services provider, Dietsmann, as among pilot...

Deutsche Telekom launches blockchain professorship at CODE University of Applied Sciences

Deutsche Telekom has joined hands with Berlin-based CODE University of Applied Sciences to create a specialised professorship, called “professorship for software engineering with a specialisation in blockchain”.

The newly created position will be led by academician Dr. Peter Ruppel, who is best known for his work into distributed systems. Ruppel started teaching the subject on 23rd, which is the first day of the new academic year. He is aiming to explore distributed ledger...

Consensys lists top 20 blockchain projects by developer activity

Consensys recently announced its list of the top 20 blockchain projects by developer activity.

The list contains 16 projects that are based on Ethereum alone, with Status holding the topmost position. Others in the list include IoTex, Aelf and two more projects, of which one is built on Tendermint, one on EOS. 

According to the New York-based blockchain software tech company’s post, “The month of June showed significant changes in rankings for activity on...

Ripple expands Blockchain University Programme

Ripple has expanded its Blockchain University Programme with an aim to increase adoption of cryptocurrencies.

In its recent press release, Ripple announced new group of partners who will be joining its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). With this announcement, the total number of partners has become 29 now.

The UBRI programme has been around since 2018 and already includes world’s leading technology institutions. The latest names added to the list are:...