The DATx, a blockchain project targeting on building industry infrastructure has declared the inclusion of cross-chain interoperability functionality to the DATxChain (Decentralized Application Transformational Chain), the DATx public chain. The Global BD of DATx stated, “Without cross-chain interoperability protocols, each blockchain will be an isolated island. This is detrimental for the development of DAPPs and the entire blockchain ecosystem.”
Miami is currently pioneering the blockchain adoption in the United States. In the recently held blockchain conference in Miami, there are more than 30 startups which announced the fundraising of million dollars through initial coin offering. This indicates more blockchain-related and cryptocurrency project will be coming to the U.S states soon.
Numerous educational institutions have offered the blockchain related courses as the demand from major companies for the expertise in the field has also increased. According to the report, another blockchain course has been offered by the McGill University in collaboration with a technology consulting firm for blockchain technology and smart contracts, MLG Blockchain.
Belfrics Kenya, a subsidiary of Belfrics Global, is eyeing on reforming the blockchain with the introduction of a KYC-compliant Belrium public-private blockchain to bring transparency to the regulators and institutions that embrace the technology. The chief of Business Development of Belfrics Kenya, Djibril Wachiye stated, “Any transaction that happens on the Belrium Blockchain has a legal identity.”
The FIRA Gran Via, Barcelona is to support the second major annual Blockchain Solutions World and Crypto Economy World which is scheduled to happen between 16th and 18th October. Reportedly, the 2018 edition of the Blockchain Solutions World would be covering use cases of blockchain solution in various sectors such as logistics, supply chains, healthcare, real-estate, and others.
The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), known as Rojava has unveiled their plan to implement cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Erselan Serdem, the leader of Rojava’s Technological Development Program explained, “We do not like to depend on the Syrian government money, which is state money, we want to trade our own cryptocurrency.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is eyeing to integrate blockchain technology to its energy credit tracking system. The agency researched the use of blockchain solution to assist in tracking and certifying Portfolio Energy Credits (PECs) to comply with the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. The commissioner of the PUC revealed that the present PEC tracking system is becoming obsolete.
Empower unveiled their plan to utilize blockchain technology and reward people who return their plastics for recycling with digital tokens. The founder of Empower explained, “The reason we have a high recycling rate in Norway is that you learn from being a kid that plastic has a value, you can pick it up and buy some candy with it.”
The MOBI Grand Challenge, a three-year challenge, has been introduced by Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) and Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA). The challenge will feature various events. Reportedly, the initial four months of the challenge would focus on ‘potential uses of blockchain in coordinating vehicle movement and improving transportation in urban environments.”
The Walmart declared the development of WalmartLeafy.com, a decentralized financial asset management network. The suppliers would be able to digitalize the payments received by them on the Ethereum network holding them in the form of ERC20 Tokens. The presale of the Walmart Leafy Tokens would commence this month for distributing 75% of tokens.