An association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry in Canada, the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada has suggested the development of blockchain framework in the country. The MD of the association, Tanya Woods explained, “Canada’s blockchain innovation is largely plagued by regulatory and policy challenges or gray areas. Having a favourable climate is the first step to helping businesses thrive.”
A collaboration has been made between HIVE Blockchain Technologies and Blockbase Group DWC-LLC which will be its new software operator and maintenance services provider The CEO of HIVE, Frank Holmes explained, “We have received numerous requests from shareholders and financial analysts asking for improved transparency and I believe that the new partnership and strategy better satisfy their needs.”
A blockchain-related event will be held in Malta called the Malta AI and Blockchain Summit on coming November. The event reportedly will be inviting a popular African-American Hip Hop star, Akon will speakers during the event explaining his cryptocurrency project token called Akoin. Akon aims to propel a massive technological and innovational African digital city for the young local entrepreneurs to maintain a sustainable future.
The Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO, based in Japan) and Power Ledger (an energy tech firm from Australia) have completed a joint trial of a blockchain-based system for post-FIT (feed-in tariff) surplus power in Osaka. GM of KEPCO, “…Power Ledger’s product presents significant opportunities for prosumers to sell their excessive energy at more advantageous prices and for consumers to buy it at more affordable prices.”
A collaboration has been established between Cypherium and Google Cloud for enterprise blockchain solutions. The CEO of Cypherium, Sky Guo explained, “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Google Cloud to provide enterprises with a full-stack solution to harness the potential of this paraffin-shifting technology. The growing demand in the market for DLT solutions in the financial industry and beyond drives our commitment to this collaboration.”
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS a major tech firm headquartered in India) has witnessed an increasing number of the company which focuses on blockchain solutions and pilot projects rather than proofs-of-concept (PoCs). The global head of blockchain services in TCS, Lakshmi Srinivasan explained, “Customers are interested in doing now more of pilots, rather than just exploring it for the sake of proof-of-concept.”
A partnership has been established between a leading provider of blockchain-related advisory and consulting, AmaZiz with an investment fund manager, Olymp Capital which will get access to companies AmaZix has analysed and reviewed. The CEO of AmaZix, Jonas Karlberg then explained, “…blockchain and digital asset advocates are pioneers, staying ahead of the curve…We recognise Olymp Capital as a first mover in such a fundamental area of finance and are pleased to be partners with them.”
The Cardano Blockchain (based in Switzerland) has shared their intention to support towards blockchain security research. The foundation has unveiled their support for academic programs in across all the continents of the globe with Input Output HK (IOHK) & EMURGO as partners for the study of blockchain technology which will help to boost the research regarding the security and the vulnerabilities of the emerging industry.
A start-up based in Singapore vision to transform the Southeast Asian and it’s building smart cities in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh powered by blockchain technology. A technology entrepreneur, Eddie Lee explained, “Building on a hybrid blockchain infrastructure, the smart city collects information through residents’ multiple daily touchpoints. These create an understanding of how the city moves, lives and functions.”
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between two parties, Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX) and the Perbadanan Islam Johor Sdn Bhd (PIJ) in developing the Johor halal certification blockchain system (JHCBS). The two entities will be working on developing a halal certification blockchain system and an e-commerce halal platform for the application and verification of halal and marriage certificates.