The IBM has partnered with Hello Tractor, an agricultural startup based in Nigeria. The partnership is aimed to trail the DLT-based crop management system. The blockchain-based Digital Wallet would support the sub-Saharan farmers lessen the post-harvest losses. Blockchain solution could support the agriculturalists schedule their crop harvests with information on weather and others.
Toby Carroll has developed a blockchain-based digital healthcare system called Kinect Hub. It is expected to solve health issues in developing countries. The system would enable the user to track the medicine supply chain, personal medical records, donations. It would combat the loss of patient information and curtail the supply of fake medicines.
Klaytn is a blockchain platform that helps out service providers to develop, optimize and operate decentralized applications (DApps).It was developed by South Korean-based Kakao’s GroundX.The main objective of this collaboration is seen as an efforts to encourage mass adoption of blockchain services as well as to increase the value and utility of DLT technology.
The Coinone has released Cross, a blockchain-based remittance application. The application embraces RippleNet blockchain. The app provides payment services to the users who want to transfer money to Thailand and the Philippines at a lesser cost. The association with the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) enables the users in Thailand to receive money instantaneously.
The Wanchain (WAN) has declared the release of Wanchain 3.0 to connect Bitcoin to Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. The founder and CEO, Jack Lu mentioned it as the ‘biggest release ever, bringing the network of Bitcoin users to projects and tokens built on Ethereum.’ It features cross-chain transaction capability by bringing seamless blockchain interoperability.
The Accrelist called off its decision to invest in an aggregate of 10% stake of AmazingTech Pte Ltd, a blockchain service provider. An agreement for a purchase consideration of $1 million to be settled by $200,000 in cash and the rest by the issuance of ordinary shares was entered. The parties faced issues with SPA conditions and terminated the acquisition.
Oye Akideinde, the Boomplay regional director and 360nobs.com co-founder, highlighted that the blockchain will get widely accepted notable in the entertainment sector by 2019. Akideinde mentioned, “Blockchain technology would be a big thing in Africa in 2019.” The prediction was revealed at the 2018 Lagos Digital Summit (LDS) which was organized by Expoze.
The ETHGlobal Hackathon is scheduled to happen in Cape Town, South Africa, between the 19th and 21st April 2019, a tweet by the ETHGlobal team member, Liam Horne, revealed. The ETHGlobal emphasized on ‘building a culture of innovation in the beautiful tech hub of Cape Town, South Africa.’ Over 200 international developers and blockchain enthusiasts are expected to join the event.
International Business Machines (IBM) is aiming to partner with Indian telcos to come up with a blockchain solution that can help in ‘Do Not Call’ (DNC) and mobile number portability (MNP) registries. Sriram Raghavan, VP of IBM Research said: “This will make Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) as a regulator, more visibility and spot malfeasance quickly”.
HEX Innovation, a blockchain-focused healthcare platform signed a partnership deal with the University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center in the Philippines (UPHDMC). It was a resulted from the roadshow conducted by HEX’s CEO Sammy Kwok at Manila. The main objective of the deal is to develop supporting infrastructure and the increase of medical data and radiation dose proficiency.