ARTiFACTS, blockchain creator, have associated with the Innovative Education Services (ies) to promote the use of blockchain technology in scholarly communications. The association is expected to impact academic institutions, researchers, enhancing the quality, speed, access, and transparency in scholarly research. The ies would implement the ARTiFACTS platform to come up with the proof of existence.
Mediaocean and IBM iX associated for the launch of a trail blockchain network to support media deals. The project includes Unilever and IBM Watson. The Mediaocean CEO, Bill Wise stated, “I think by the end of next year we will have a fully functioning scalable solution that will be adopted by the majority of the industry.”
A new ‘Network Protocol Engineering and Business Development Lab’ is to be launched by XinFin at University of California (UC), Berkeley USA. A Blockchain Developer UC Berkely, Alan Lai said, “This will be a great opportunity for everyone in the bay area for they will get an opportunity to work with the revolutionary technology called XDC protocol.”
An Ethereum blockchain-based and IPS for developing a protocol, Origin now offered in CoinList. CoinList technology platform links the investors to various blockchain projects. It is mentioned that Origin would feature listings, identity, payment, and scheduling to the new distributed sharing economy. CoinList announced its advisory clients to consider investing in Origin.
The Factom blockchain project has been granted with $192,380 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The fund is to aid the beta testing of the platform. The Identity Management Research and Development Program Manager, Anil John stated, “In Phase IV, Factom will deploy this technology in a realistic field environment with Customs and Border.”
A blockchain-based local media outlet is to be launched by Ex-Denver post reporters and editors in partnership with ConsenSys-powered blockchain company, Civil Media. The ad-free online newspaper named The Colorado Sun will be “a community-supported, journalist-owned team focused on investigative, explanatory and narrative journalism for a state in the midst of a massive evolution.”
Most business schools and universities nowadays are in the race to offer cryptocurrencies and blockchain courses. The professor of finance and business transformation at New York University Stern School of Business, David Yermack says, “This is moving much faster than people expected. Business schools will have no choice but to update curriculums.”
Imogen Heap, a musician, is developing her own blockchain app called Mycelia using Ethereum. The blockchain integrated application would enable the musicians’ store all data. Heap disclosed about the project at the MoneyConf conference in Dublin. It is reported that there is no central repository for information such as recording rights, composition rights, and publishing rights.
Nvidia, the graphics card producer, has associated with Ubex, a startup, for the development of a smart online marketing platform by embracing blockchain and artificial intelligence. The co-founder and the chief executive revealed their “key goal is transparency and speed of transactions.” The Nvidia Inception Program chief stressed that Ubex is part of the incubation program.
The BlitzPredict, blockchain integrated platform, is to be launched today. It is aimed at resolving issues related to the betting industry. The predictions on sporting events are to be recorded on Ethereum blockchain. Transparency would let the users verify public records. The platform would support World Cup. XBP, an ERC- 20 token is developed on the Ethereum network.