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...

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...

Buy, borrow, or build? For enterprises looking to blockchain, it’s time to get the plan right

Opinion In the past few years, the progression of blockchain has been a phased evolution traced through three main stages: education, prototype, and deployment. On the enterprise front, the industry has done an admirable job of laying down the groundwork for education and developing ideas at the prototype level. And yet, moving forward, the time has come to shift gears, ensuring the industry’s seamless transition to the next stage of production.

To a large extent, this will be...

Getting the ball rolling for enterprise blockchain: How Hyperledger sees the route to success

If you have ever been involved in any enterprise software procurement project, you will be more than aware of the time it takes to get things done; the peaks, troughs and sometimes interminable delays.

The hidden gotchas are always there too. Take the headline of an article by ThoughtWorks’ George Earle in 2017: “The tyranny of big suite enterprise software best practices: How decisions made 40 years ago straightjacket you today.”

Daniela Barbosa (left), VP of...

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...

Mastercard joins R3’s blockchain-powered Marco Polo Network

Mastercard has joined enterprise blockchain provider R3’s Marco Polo Network, which is powered by the latter’s decentralised database Corda.

The American financial services giant announced its participation in the project, developed jointly by R3 and Ireland’s TradeIX, in its most recent news release.

The Marco Polo initiative offers a multi-asset class platform that provides broker-dealer services, multicurrency transactions and more. The collaboration between...