Distributed Ledger Technology

Nevada’s Utilities Agency Eyes Blockchain for Energy Credit System

| Yogita Khatri

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is looking to implement blockchain for its energy credit tracking system.

cars, race

BMW-Backed Blockchain Competition Offers Token Prizes for Auto Tech

| Ian Allison

The 4-month MOBI Grand Challenge kicks off on October 12, with prizes in the form of tokens donated by Ocean Protocol and Beyond Protocol.

Blockchain Finance Startup Clearmatics Raises $12 Million in New Funding

| Ian Allison

Blockchain finance firm Clearmatics has closed a $12-million Series A funding round led by Route 66 Ventures.

Farm, Food

IBM’s Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board

| Ian Allison

IBM is taking its food-tracking blockchain into production and has already signed up European supermarket giant Carrefour.

Two of Blockchain’s Biggest Consortiums Just Joined Forces

| Ian Allison

The Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have agreed to collaborate on bringing common standards to the blockchain space.

Sierra Leone to Develop Blockchain-Based ID Platform With UN Partnership

| Aditi Hudli

Two UN entities are working with a tech startup to provide Sierra Leone a blockchain-based credit and identity platform for banking services.

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Shares Details of Upcoming Blockchain

| Anna Baydakova

Chinese search engine Baidu has published a new white paper outlining its upcoming XuperChain network.

glass, stained

How I Lost My Faith in Private Blockchains

| Angus Champion de Crespigny

It remains to be proven if permissioned blockchains provide a real business benefit at all. Take it from one who used to advise banks on them.

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here

| Ian Allison

Bitcoin apostate Mike Hearn and his R3 colleague Richard Gendal Brown view the enterprise blockchain game as, if not quite zero-sum, something close.

EOS Block Producers Move to Cut Costs for Users

| Nikhilesh De

Creating a new account on EOS is now easier after 15 block producers approved a protocol change making it cheaper and providing free RAM.