The South Korean mobile platform major, Kakao has announced that it will be holding its primary Bapp (blockchain application) competition for its Klatyn (its blockchain platform), with prize pool of $1 million which will be awarded in KLAY (its native token). Jason Han, Head of development Klatyn platform said, “Our Klatyn Horizon is designed in a way to expand our ecosystem and also discover great blockchain service providers…”
A blockchain-based, Aptoide (powered by AppCoins protocol) which aims to replace Google’s Play Store is now now giving a chance to its users to earn cryptocurrency. Now its users will be receiving APPC Credits and it can be utilized online transactions, including in-app purchases (IAP). Sonia Sarha, Community Manager at Aptoide said, “As fellow Aptoiders, who strive to be on top of the gaming charts, we know how important purchasing a special item can be – it can truly skyrocket you to the top of the leaderboard,”
The Opera associated with Ledger Capital, a blockchain advisory and financial services company, in order to explore blockchain applications. The companies would be analyzing blockchain integration within the Opera products and its ecosystem. Opera has been the first to have come up with the built-in crypto wallet. It is expected to steer new possibilities for merchants and content creators.
The Blockchain App Factory, a firm that develops highly functional solutions for blockchain companies, has declared the launch of STO services. The firm is to offer Security Token and White-label Exchange development services. The exchange offers zero fees for trading. The security tokens are expected to help investors generate huge returns over their investments.
The Intel Company has partnered with SAP for the development of blockchain technologies for the business applications for enterprises. The SAP is to integrate the SAP HANA Blockchain adapter to support the creation of blockchain solutions and bring transparent business processes. The SAP would also be offering Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) on the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain.
Africa Infrastructure Development Group (Africa-IDG) has recently established a partnership with Microsoft USA. The newly-established partnership aims to develop a blockchain application which could revolutionize the environment. CEO of Africa-IDG’s, Tatenda Chifamba said, “The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention, Zimbabwean stakeholders have to join the wave or risk getting crushed by it.”
An announcement has been made by a well-established automaker based in Germany, Volkswagen regarding the ongoing trials on three potential blockchain applications through its official Twitter account. The IT Group of Volkswagen Benjamin Sinram commented, “Our contacts among the different brands enable us to work very efficiently. The atmosphere is open, and we’re happy to include interested individuals from any department.”
The blockchain integrated music sharing application Audius has $5.5 million through the Series A funding round. The funding round was led by General Catalyst and Lightspeed. Investors who invested in the project include Kleiner Perkins, Pantera Capital, 122West and Ascolta Ventures. The Audius would also be using token incentives. The users would pay in tokens for music.
The ZhongAn Technology has unveiled a blockchain integrated blockchain application to track gems. It is marketed through Diamsledger, a subsidiary of ZhongAn and Ediams, an online diamond trading company. The app is developed on ZhongAn proprietary blockchain network and o Anlink cloud platform. The CEO of Diamsledger, Zhang Yongwen claimed, “Information of 760,000 diamonds has been uploaded to Anlink as of mid-July.”
OpSec Security has associated with Blockpool, a blockchain developer. OpSec would leverage OpSec InSight to embrace Blockpool solutions. Ben Stump, the CTO of the OpSec Security stated, “Adding blockchain technologies to our track/trace and consumer engagement platforms will provide an enhanced layer of security and confidence for both brands and consumers alike.”