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tree Tech Giant Tencent Leads $20M Series A For Blockchain Supply Chain Startup Everledger Everledger, the U.K.-based blockchain supply chain startup, has raised $20 million in Series A. The round was led by Chinese tech giant Tencent, with participation from other investors. Everledger CEO, Leanne Kemp, told The Block that the firm is looking to bring its solutions to China with the new capital. BOJ Kuroda Urges Global Cooperation In Regulating Facebook’s Libra Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of Bank of Japan (BOJ) said on Sept 24 that international cooperation was crucial in regulating stable coins such as Facebook’s planned Libra digital currency. “If Libra is introduced, it could have a huge impact on society,” Kuroda told business leaders in Osaka, western Japan, adding that policymakers must thus ensure that they apply the highest level of regulation to such stable coins. Governor Of PBoC: CBDC Not Necessarily Uses Blockchain Technology, No Timetable Scheduled Yet While China is accelerating the development in digital payments, Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), YI Gang, clarified that although the research team of the central bank backed digital currency (CBDC) is taking blockchain, digital payments, and a range of frontier technologies into consideration, it is uncertain which one or ones will be used at last. Besides, the central bank has never preset a technical route for the CBDC, nor has it made any decisions on a precise timetable for the launch of the CBDC. YI Gang made the remark today on Sept 24 at the press conference for celebration of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The press conference focused on the latest ideas to foster a healthy, stable, and sustainable economy in the country. He added that the introduction of CBDC won’t change the current issuance or distribution of currencies. “The goal of the CBDC is to replace part of M0 (money in circulation), not M1 or M2,” he said. The Governor addressed that positive progress has been made in digital currency research. Note: M0 is the total of all physical currency including coinage. M1 money supply includes those monies that are very liquid such as cash, checkable (demand) deposits, and traveler’s checks. M2 money supply is less liquid in nature and includes M1 plus savings and time deposits, certificates of deposits, and money market funds.
Encrypted project calendar（September 24, 2019）
ENG/Enigma:Enigma (ENG) ENG main network token snapshot will end on September 24, the original start time is August 26.LINA (LINA):Lina Review will host the Lina network launch event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 24th and release a 10-year operational strategy.Cappasity (CAPP):Cappasity will showcase its digital signage solutions in luxury stores at the Paris Retail Week from September 24th to 26th.
Encrypted project calendar（September 25, 2019）
MIOTA/IOTA:IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on September 25th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the theme of “Building Your Own IoT.”Quant (QNT):The Quant project will participate in a marketing conference in London from September 25th to 26th, which will focus on data technology.
Encrypted project calendar（September 26, 2019）
ADA/Cardano:The Cardano (ADA) Cardano community will host a party in Washington, DC on September 26.
Encrypted project calendar（September 27, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin:Cripto Latin Fest will be held in Cordoba, Argentina from September 27th to 29th.Switcheo (SWTH):After a one-year token exchange process, the project team will officially end the SWH→SWTH token exchange process on September 27.
Encrypted project calendar（September 28, 2019）
ADA/Cardano:Cardano (ADA) Cardano (ADA) 2nd Anniversary, Cardinal Foundation, IOHK and EMURGO main members will participate in community celebrations in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on September 28.TOP Network (TOP):The TOP Network team will hold a hackathon in Prague, Czech Republic from September 28th to 29th.Horizen (ZEN):Horizen project BD Rep Vano Narimandize will discuss the current status and development of sidechain technology at the Industry 4.0 Blockchain Summit on September 28.
Encrypted project calendar（September 29, 2019）
GAME/GameCredits:GameCredits (GAME) is expected to perform hard forks on September 29th at block height 2519999
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INS/Insolar:Insolar (INS) will be on September 30thERD/Elrond:Elrond (ERD) will conduct main network test on September 30thNULS/NULS:The NULS team will plan to beta the ChainBOX in the third quarter.CS/Credits:Credits (CS) will exchange tokens and bug rewards in the third quarterQTUM/Qtum:Quantum Chain (QTUM) is expected to complete lightning network beta in the third quarterXEM/NEM:New World Bank (XEM) will release mobile wallet and computer wallet in the third quarterHC/HyperCash: hypercash (HC) will complete community management agreement in the third quarter
Encrypted project calendar（October 01, 2019）
HT/Huobi Token:The financial base public link jointly created by Firecoin and Nervos is expected to be open source in October.RVN/Ravencoin:Ravencoin (RVN) Ravencoin will perform a hard fork on October 1.ADA/Cardano:Cardano (ADA) plans to hold technical consensus meeting in Amsterdam on October 1stXRC/Bitcoin Rhodium:Bitcoin Rhodium (XRC) will record account balance awards on October 1stPPC/Peercoin:Peercoin (PPC) will perform Peercoin v0.8 (code tang lang) hard fork on October 1st
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BNB/Binance Coin:The 2019 DELTA Summit will be held in Malta from October 2nd to 4th. The DELTA Summit is Malta’s official blockchain and digital innovation campaign.CAPP/Cappasity:The Cappasity (CAPP) London Science and Technology Festival will be held from October 2nd to 3rd, when the Cappasity project will be attended by the Science and Technology Festival.
Encrypted project calendar（October 03, 2019）
ETC/Ethereum Classic:The 2019 Ether Classic (ETC) Summit will be held in Vancouver on October 3–4
Encrypted project calendar（October 05, 2019）
Ontology (ONT):Ony Ji will attend the blockchain event in Japan on October 5th and explain the practical application based on the ontology network.
Encrypted project calendar（October 06, 2019）
SPND/ Spendcoin:Spendcoin (SPND) will be online on October 6th
Encrypted project calendar（October 07, 2019）
GNO/Gnosis:Gnosis (GNO) will discuss the topic “Decentralized Trading Agreement Based on Ethereum” will be held in Osaka, Japan on October 7th. Kyber and Uniswap, Gnosis and Loopring will attend and give speeches.
Encrypted project calendar（October 08, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin:The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th.
Encrypted project calendar（October 09, 2019）
CENNZ/Centrality:Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland.
Encrypted project calendar（October 10, 2019）
INB/Insight Chain:The Insight Chain (INB) INB public blockchain main network will be launched on October 10.VET/Vechain:VeChain (VET) will attend the BLOCKWALKS Blockchain Europe Conference on October 10.CAPP/Cappasity:Cappasity (CAPP) Cappasity will be present at the Osaka Global Innovation Forum in Osaka (October 10–11).
Encrypted project calendar（October 11, 2019）
OKB/OKB:OKB (OKB) OKEx series of talks will be held in Istanbul on October 11th to discuss “the rise of the Turkish blockchain.”
BTC completed the downward break of 9890, the key hint of yesterday’s closing, in yesterday’s trading yesterday, and accelerated the downward trend further at night, and achieved the effective arrival of the first support line 9600, which was suggested in yesterday’s closing. Although the price has come out of a certain rebound performance, the actual rebound strength is limited. The forward market still operates in the disadvantaged areas. However, the rebound in early trading seems to be only the technical rebound correction after the first round of decline touches on the clear support position. It is reasonable that the price rebound correction occurs after the serious oversold of short-term indicators is consistent. Therefore, it is not recommended that the current rebound be interpreted excessively as long as the price remains at 98. Running below 90, the short-term downward target of 9400 mentioned in yesterday’s closure is still worth looking forward to. For BTC, the idea of short-term trading follow-up is further simplified. After the first wave of short-term orders landed smoothly, the short-term can continue to use 9890 and 9600 as benchmarks. The price reversal test of 9890 is again frustrated, or it is confirmed that after falling below 9600, a new round of short-term follow-up can be done to catch up with the target of 9400. When 9400 is in place, as long as there is no extreme situation of instantaneous dive breakdown, it is recommended to make profit settlement in time. This position can be used as a reference for strong support of midline level. There is a greater possibility of forming band stop-fall reversal near this area, and it is worth making key observation after it is in place. Review previous articles:https://firstname.lastname@example.org Telegram： https://t.me/Lay126 Twitter：https://twitter.com/mianhuai8 Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100022246432745 Reddi：https://www.reddit.com/useliuidaxmn LinkedIn：https://www.linkedin.com/in/liu-wei-294a12176/
Saudi Arabia, UAE poised to launch digital currency
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1208631/business-economy Take what you want from this article. It is very interesting. We will see what happens from here. Saudi Arabia, UAE poised to launch digital currency. RICHARD WACHMAN | Published — Thursday 14 December 2017 Although there is much skepticism around bitcoin, the underlying blockchain technology is viewed as a groundbreaking system. (Reuters) LONDON: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are working on the launch of a digital currency that could be used for transactions between the region’s banks by using blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin. Citing UAE Central Bank Gov. Mubarak Al-Mansouri, Reuters reported on Wednesday that UAE and KSA banks would issue a digital currency that would be accepted in cross-border transactions between the two countries. In a speech to a regional financial conference, Al-Mansouri explained that blockchain is a shared ledger of transactions, maintained by a network of computers on the Internet rather than by a central authority. Although there is official skepticism around bitcoin, blockchain is viewed as a groundbreaking system with huge potential for saving time and costs for businesses and financial services. Arab News recently reported that banks around the world were looking to create digital versions of their currencies. Unlike bitcoin, these digital currencies would be backed by the monetary authorities and could one day replace cash. James Bernard, development director of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), told Arab News that a clear distinction should be made between blockchain, which offers huge potential, and cryptocurrencies that have faced hacking issues and massive swings in value. “Bitcoin is dependent on blockchain, but the blockchain technology is independent of bitcoin,” Bernard said. The KSA and UAE central banks have in the past expressed skepticism about bitcoin, with the UAE Central Bank saying it did not recognize it as an official currency. In July, the Saudi central bank warned against trading bitcoin because it was outside the bank’s regulatory reach. On Wednesday, however, Al-Mansouri said the central banks wanted to understand blockchain technology better. He told reporters that the UAE-Saudi digital currency would be used among banks, not by individual consumers, and would make transactions more efficient. “It is digitization of what we do already between central banks and banks,” he said. At a panel discussion on banking and blockchain during November’s Global Financial Forum — hosted by the Dubai International Financial Center — speakers agreed that blockchain was in its early stages and had many years before going mainstream, but all agreed the potential was massive. Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger, told the forum that banks could benefit from the immutable track-and-trace application of blockchain, which helps enhance trust and security. Brian Behlendorf, executive director at Hyperledger, explained that there are two different types of blockchain: Permissioned and permission-less, with the latter used by bitcoin. Behlendorf said he believed the potential benefits of the permissioned blockchain makes it attractive to financial institutions and other enterprises. At the end of 2016, the Royal Mint of the UK announced plans to launch a digital gold product called Royal Mint Gold (RMG), a joint venture with US exchange, CME. A spokesman told Arab News earlier the system is now “up and running” and the Royal Mint is “in advanced discussions to sign up a number of corporate users.” "By using distributed ledger technology, we can make it more cost-effective and provide increased transparency for traders and investors to trade, execute and settle gold,” said the Royal Mint. A decade ago, the UAE and Saudi Arabia discussed the possibility of creating a single currency among members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council but the UAE pulled out of the project in 2009. However, diplomatic and economic ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been strengthening this year, and last week the UAE said it planned to establish a bilateral committee with Saudi Arabia on economic, political and military issues.
How blockchain tech could change the way we do business - BBC News
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Blockchain - the technology underpinning digital currency Bitcoin - has been in the news lately. No. Blockchain is a method of recording data - a digital ledger of transactions, agreements, contracts - anything that needs to be independently recorded and verified as having happened. If banks started sharing data using a tailor-made version of blockchain it could remove the need for middlemen, a lot of manual processing, and speed up transactions, says Mr Taylor, thereby reducing costs. Last year, investment bank Goldman Sachs and Chinese investment firm IDG Capital Partners invested $50m in Circle Internet Financial, a start-up aiming to exploit blockchain technology to improve consumer money transfers. Tech company Everledger is using blockchain to develop a system of warranties that enable mining companies to verify that their rough-cut diamonds are not being used by militias to fund conflicts, and that they comply with the Kimberley Process - a government and community-backed certification scheme for diamonds. Estonian tech firm Guardtime has been at the forefront of the country's digital transformation, using its version of blockchain - Keyless Signature Infrastructure - to help the government manage and protect its citizens' data across about 1,000 online services.
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Final day. I'm tired from 6 days of sessions, and many of the sessions today were more high level "we are a bank / enterprise that are looking into what the cloud can do for us". So I skipped taking notes for a lot of them. `
Factom. Blockchain Technology tools for net gen asset systems Most of old asset records are paper based, difficult to update. Databases are too easy to modify. Blockchain is a happy medium. They have a way to do document tracking on Blockchain. Zcash Issue is privacy on the Blockchain. It is a giant shared database, everyone can see what you are transacting. Like trading securities. Possible solutions: Private chain, restricted read access. Could try to do it off chain and put hash on chain, but then the blockchain is just a timestamping service. Encryption can hide the values, but not the people. Ring encryption can hide the people. Zero-knowledge security layer. Enables private transactions. Supports "Selective disclosure". What the 2 parties see: Alice sells 1,0000 MSFT to Bob at USD 97.123 What the trade repository aggregator sees (selective disclosure): sells 1,0000 MSFT to at USD 97.123 What everyone else sees: sells to at Internet has a security encryption layer (SSL). Cryptography (SSL) was required to let the Internet grow. Blockchain needs a security layer (ZK security layer) Plans on releasing their zCash Blockchain on Oct 28 Bloq http://bloq.com/ Bringing Enterprise to Blockchain. Trying to be like Redhat for Blockchain. Enterprise support 24/7, security fixes, monthly subscription. "Blockchain operating system". On-premises software stack. Open Bazaar https://openbazaar.org/ Open distributed trade market. With no fees. Ebay & Taobao are C2C (Consumer to Consumer) trade platforms. Has an escrow style payment system. Buyer puts money into escrow, merchant sends, buyer releases from escrow. Ebay is completely centralised. Every communication goes through Ebay and you pay them for the privilege. Open Bazaar is distributed, you talk direct to each other. Challenges of Building Decentralised markets: P2P software more complex than standard websites. Designing incentives to encourage users to act responsibly. Ensuring software is secure & reliable. Translate difficult tech into mainstream user experience. Benefits of buying & selling on OpenBazaar: sell ANYTHING you want, anywhere (some things just aren't available for purchase in that country). No buyer or seller fees. No data collection by 3rd parties. No restrictions on how you operate your business. Market of moderators that compete to provide quality dispute resolution. Can purchase weird things like hot sauce, and North Korean cigarettes. Version 2.0, you can purchase digitital goods (music, videos) and get it delivered instantly. Great for sellers as they will get to keep all the revenue, and not lose the 30% cut that iTunes takes. Chronicaled A turnkey solution to securely connect physical goods to a Blockchain. Blockchain benefits for IoT are incresingly recognized by developers and enterprise, and hundres of potential physical world use cases have been identitifed. The lack of a turnkey solutoin to securely connect and engage with assets with assets on chain is a huge barrier to development. Turnkey solution: Ethereum smart contracts. BLE & NFS microchip inventory. Custom, secure chip firmware. Registration & authentication SDK. Open registry explorer. Tamperproof form factors so people can't functionally remove the chip. Device sends a challenge to the chip. Private key securely stored in the chip signs the challenge. Signed challenge is compared to public key stored on Blockchain. Has an open registry explorer (blockchain explorer) Use cases: Authenticity & provenance. Handbags, fine art, wine, collectible sneakers, event ticketing. Atomic financial transactions. New sharing economies. Micro & peer to peer insurance. Collateral & security. Physical world affiliate networks. Machine to Machine interaction. Drone with a chip flies to a garage, it is recognised as being whitelisted, the garage door opens. Everledger Provenance means "the history of something". It's life story. Is very important for luxury items like artwork. You may have the expensive thing, but may have misplaced the certificate of authenticity. Digital global ledger to track items of value. Currently tacking diamonds (write its unique dimensions, physical properties, faults, etc. gives it a unique ID). Later if they are stolen and tried to be sold elsewhere, then can grab them. Currently 98,000 diamonds tracked on their Blockchain. Can track provenance to track origins of rough diamonds, through to polished stone. To ensure that they don't come from conflict areas. Can have IoT enabled diamond analysis devices, that can auto get the properties and look up its authenticity in the Blockchain. Augur http://Augur.net Prediction platform built on Ethereum. Would be cool to ask Siri/Cortana a generic question like "who will win the US presidential candidate will win the US presidency?". Predication market works by creating a market on a question. You purchase a share in the prediction, then if you predicted correctly, you get your share of the pool. "wisdom of the crowd". The average answer that comes out of a crowd is usually consistently better than an expert. Stellar International remittances of money transfers are expensive, with long delays. Legacy payment systems are expensive, complicated and slow. Used to be unreliable to send email to each other, needed to manually specify routes. But SMTP made it a simple open protocol that anyone could use. Why hasn't this been adopted for payments? Bitcoin allowed sending money as a single network. They want Stellar to be the protocol to send money from any 2 points, through any payment network. Like Alice pays Bob, but it goes through Bitcoin network, through Dash, then pays Bob in Doge.
Revolutions have always been evident in the history of the world. May it is technological, scientific, political, religious or related to any other issue, revolutions bring out a change and push the ecosystem to the next level of goodness. Such a revolution is embarking the healthcare sector these days. Undoubtedly healthcare has been a major issue of concern all over the world. Whether it is the spread of lethal viruses like Ebola, HIV or H1N1 or the day to day ailments of different people all over the earth. Health is an important factor from every perspective. People with good health make a country healthy thereby increasing the efficiency, economic growth and prosperity of any nation. People with good health make their environment growing and active. Good health of children means good future of a nation. Thus, undoubtedly health is a crucial factor in our lives. Healthureum is a global initiative which works to set standardization, scalability and bring out the best of social responsibility in the healthcare niche. Understanding the need for good health, Healthureum utilises the potential of current technological growth in the advancement of the healthcare sector. Healthureum combines the BlockChain Technology and Smart Contract Technology. It provides features like interoperability, ethereum based smart contract, digital time stamp, authentication of services and infrastructure, etc to help the healthcare niche serve its best to people. What Is BlockChain and Smart Contract The blockchain is a chain of blocks that contain information with a digital time stamp. This information is stored in a distributed ledger which means that no central company or individual holds or owns it. The information once stored is unhackable, tamper-proof and permanent. Ethereum based Smart contract functions to reduce the costs of medical procedures by proper management of information and valid integration of service takers and providers. How does this help? Today problems like the low security of medical data, a low guarantee of medical records, no reliable authentication of medical practitioners, services, drugs and infrastructure, Double spending, frauds, middlemen issues and very less percentage of accountability and reliability behold the healthcare. For this very purpose, the Healthureum blockchain beholds full potential to eradicate the majority issues and bring the global healthcare on one single platform. Not only this, it will make this entire ecosystem decentralized and distributed, this feature would work best to eliminate the problems of frauds, misleading and cheatings by middlemen or practitioners. Healthureum data saving technique is the next generation technique. Each block of information has a unique identification code and the information is cryptographically recorded. The decentralized nature makes the data visible to everyone in the system yet not having any chances of alteration. This way the entire system acknowledges that who in the system holds what? It is not a new concept to the world. Many big companies and banks in the world are working on the concept of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Bitcoins along with Nasdaq, Everledger, Citi, Microsoft are a great example. Healthureum also uses Ethereum based smart contract system. This makes it free of human errors or mismanagement. Not only this reduces time but cost too. With Healthureum there will be proper data syndication. The Healthureum will work toward Data management, doctor consultation, medical infrastructures, research programs, philanthropic activities. Data Management Under Healthureum the users will be provided with access to their securely retained medical data in one place. There will be no chances of hacking, mismanagement or alteration. The data will be accessible worldwide under Healthureum roof. This will bring widespread efficiency and transparency. Doctor Consultation Healtureum provides its users with the access to referrals or consultations of the best doctors, specialists or physicians worldwide on one single platform. Patients can get expertise suggestions from far off land without having to travel and spend time and money. Medical Infrastructure Healthureum keeps a proper check on the services and infrastructure of the hospitals and clinics. It monitors the returns on investments, maintenance and upgradation, demand and usage and supply chain and reliability of the services and infrastructure. Medical Researchers Healthureum is a dynamic and multifunctional platform. The methodology of data storage and the radical smart contract can help the researchers across the globe. Once there is easier readability of the vast data, the research programs can accelerate on a big scale resulting in innovative and useful discoveries. Healthureum with it's out of the box technologies can turn out to be the boon to the healthcare sector at the present time. With the capability to eliminate all negativities of the niche, this can be a turning point in the proceedings of the health institutes. This initiative will bridge the gaps between private and public healthcare. It will keep all the stakeholders in one place and under one eye, thus completely eradicating the flaws forever. Healthureum is a dynamic integration of technology and human consideration to produce best results. https://healthureum.io/
UK technology firm Everledger has launched version 2.0 of its blockchain platform, which enables integrating, storing and displaying data of a diamond’s life cycle right from miners, manufacturers, certification houses to retailers. The Everledger Platform. Learn about our new platform . Our Impact. Explore our impact . Solutions for Diamonds. Discover our solutions . Trusted by. Latest updates. Engagement is the dynamo for co-evolution. Gallery Engagement is the dynamo for co-evolution Blockchain, Enterprise, Provenance, Supply Chain, Technology. Blockchain provenance startup Everledger has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by internet giant Tencent. In an announcement on Monday, Everledger said Tencent has now joined its board as ... Pioneering blockchain startup Everledger, famous for digitally recording the lifecycle of diamonds, is now tracking rare earth minerals including cobalt and lithium, the two essential raw materials used in batteries. To help push this work forward, Everledger plans to collaborate with Circulor, which has made its name using blockchain technology to monitor the sustainability of […] Everledger, a blockchain startup in the UK, is garnering the attention of financial services firms and tech giants from around the globe. Its blockchain platform, which is designed to verify diamond authenticity, recently received a $20 million backing from Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, US-based financial services company Fidelity and Chinese internet giant Tencent.
Everledger Pitch by Leanne Kemp in Blockchain / Bitcoin category at European FinTech Awards 2016
Ripple at Parliament Blockchain Hearing EverLedger Witnesses: Ryan Zagone, Director of Regulatory Relations, Ripple, Martin Walker, Director, Centre for Evidence Based Management, Dr Grammateia ... SEC vs KIK, Germany Blockchain Plan, Tencent invests in Everledger // Sept 2019 Blockchain Central ... blockchain and cryptocurrency news. ... crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum as well ... Everledger provides new methods of financing and insuring diamonds, as well as combatting fraud, by providing an application for various stakeholders in the diamond pipeline. BITCOIN TODAY: Bitcoin is getting an ETP by a German company. In this video, I'll go through the Bitcoin news today & I'll make a Bitcoin price analysis. The... Bitcoin got rejected at $12,000, what does this mean? I'll show you why this might be bad news for Bitcoin and why Bitcoin might fall lower from here! BITCOI...