Alibaba offshoot Ant Financial launches SMB blockchain platform following enterprise move

Ant Financial Services, an offshoot of Alibaba, has launched a new blockchain platform for small enterprises and developers.

OpenChain aims to provide developers and organisations access to Ant Financial's proprietary consortium of blockchain technologies, enabling them to deploy smart contracts and decentralised apps with greater efficiency and lower cost.

The product 'features industry-leading blockchain technologies developed by Ant Financial to build trust in...

Forte partners with five game developers to boost operations

Forte, a California-based blockchain platform developer for games and Ripple partner, is teaming up with five game developing companies to provide best-in-class gaming experiences based on the distributed ledger technology.

The five companies are US-based Hi-Rez Studios and nWay, Canadian social games provider Magmic, and German gaming companies DECA Games and Netmarble, that will follow their previously joined collaborators Disruptor Beam, Other Ocean and...

LinkedIn ranks blockchain as the number one technology skill companies need in 2020

Plenty of column inches are allocated at the start of each year determining which key skills and technologies employees need in their arsenal for the next 12 months. Many of these can be summarily dismissed or at least given a quizzical eyebrow – but when the proclamation comes from LinkedIn, it may be worth taking a closer look.

The company has outlined its top soft and hard skills required in 2020, and has put blockchain ahead of cloud computing and analytical reasoning in the...

Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium goes ahead with project around expense approval

The OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium has collaborated with Canadian software firm GuildOne to successfully test the industry’s first blockchain application for Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) balloting.

AFE focuses on cost and expense approval, particularly in the upstream oil and gas process whereby large expenditure is required with regards to exploration, development, and production.

Integrating blockchain to conventional AFE balloting would streamline...

TRON integrates with Samsung Blockchain Keystore

The TRON blockchain has been successfully added into the Samsung Blockchain Keystore, the companies have announced.

TRON’s integration into the updated Keystore SDK allows developers to build applications, which enables the users to directly access TRON blockchain from their devices. The users will also be able to use other best in class features that TRON offers.

On its partnership with Samsung, TRON founder and CEO, Justin Sun, said: “This is a remarkable milestone...

Ripple’s new XRP developer platform lets third parties build new products

Ripple is helping third-party coders by making it easier for them to send/receive payments via its new Xpring Developer Platform, which the company has dubbed it as the 'open developer platform for money’.

As reported by Finextra, the platform would allow the developers to build new products on the XRP Ledger by means of Interledger Protocol (ILP) as a bridge to any currency, fiat, or blockchain.

Ripple explains: “Payments today are broken. They can take days to...

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...

Blockchains LLC acquires to further dreams of Ethereum-driven smart city

US-based Blockchains LLC has acquired – a Germany-based development company focused on connecting real-world devices to the blockchain.

The acquisition will boost Blockchain LLC’s technical capabilities and speed up development of the company’s digital asset custody and digital identity solutions, the governance model for its planned distributed collaborative entity, along with a number of other projects. Apart from this, will receive Blockchains’ support...