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 future’ is...

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 Github,...

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:...

Google combines big data and search algorithms to crawl blockchains

Google, to a certain extent, has been behind other tech organisations in terms of managing and creating blockchains. This is because till date, the search engine giant was more about big data and search algorithms. But now it has combined the two to make blockchains searchable via its new suite of software tools to search the data.

For Allen Day -- who works as a senior developer advocate for Google Cloud – customers demand before products even exist, and he believes that the...

Blockchain Capital exec says people will regret not investing now

A partner at Blockchain Capital has said he believes investors will regret not buying-in at current low prices.

We’re a few days into an uncharacteristic bull run (for this year, at least) in the crypto market, and there’s definitely a more positive sentiment around – though it could be that holiday cheer.

Speaking on CNBC’s “Fast Money” segment, Spencer Bogart emphasised his bullish outlook:

“Could Bitcoin go to $50,000? Absolutely. It doesn’t...