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Dragonchain Partnership With Hurify | IoT and Blockchain Merger

A Dragonchain partnership was announced earlier today. The blockchain leader is partnering with Hurify Digital Markets to revolutionize decentralized IoT and blockchain development. Dragonchain Partnership The US’s Dragonchain is a blockchain developer that works across four business areas: enterprise services, entertainment, education, and project incubation/acceleration. The company wants to empower businesses with an enterprise-grade blockchain solution. Hurify, at its core, is a “global ecosystem for developer communities, entrepreneurs, and IoT solution vendors.” Its members span the globe. Hurify Digital Markets, then, is an IoT project development platform that uses smart contracts to “support IoT project development and deployment…

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Orbs Blockchain | Raises $15 Million With Kakao’s Help

South Korean app provider, Kakao, has helped to raise over $15 million in cryptocurrency for Orbs, a hybrid blockchain platform. Orbs Blockchain Raises $15 Million Kakao joined the fundraising venture through its investment arm because it “always seeks to invest and support innovative startups and Orbs is a good example.” It also builds on the pair’s existing partnership; Orb already partners with Kakao’s blockchain subsidiary, Ground X. The two companies develop blockchain applications, along with researching and developing projects. The latest investment will “focus on helping Orbs further the protocol’s development…

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Blockchain Phone | Will Samsung Enter the Ring? Trademarks Say Yes!

The excitement of late in blockchain has centered around a particular blockchain phone. A first of its kind, this phone has crypto nerds alike beaming with joy; the idea of decentralized apps running on your phone is exciting, and that’s before we consider all the crypto possibilities. Blockchain Phone It started with Sirin Labs, whose pioneering phone ‘Finney,’ let people store and use digital currencies without transaction fees. Then HTC came to the party with the world’s second blockchain phone called Exodus 1. This phone boasts a “Social Key Recovery” function that lets…

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State Farm | Testing Blockchain Technology for Auto Insurance Claims

US automotive and life insurance group State Farm is now testing blockchain technology to potentially speed up auto claims. The company announced the new pilot for its blockchain-based subrogation platform on its website yesterday. State Farm Testing Blockchain Technology According to the company’s website, the company processes just over 38,000 claims per day and has 519,000 accounts in mutual funds. “Today, subrogation is a relatively manual, time-consuming process often requiring physical checks to be mailed on a claim-by-claim basis between insurers,” said Mike Fields, innovation executive of State Farm. “You can imagine…

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The US Department of Homeland Security

The US Government has just released an announcement that it is offering grants up to $800 thousand for the development of a blockchain-based anti-forgery solution. The US Department of Homeland Security is focusing its blockchain efforts on enhancing its capabilities of spotting fake documentation. US Department of Homeland Security and Blockchain The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), will distribute the non-dilutive funds in four phases. The department chose the non-dilutive route so that the entity doesn’t need to sell equity in order to receive the funding.…

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US Air Force Develops New Blockchain Tool

The grad school for the United States Air Force just developed a tool to help supply chain professionals learn about blockchain. The US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) released its free tool in hopes of advancing the current infrastructure built around supply chain management. This news was released by the US business journal Modern Materials Handling (MMH) back on December 3rd. US Air Force and Blockchain Technology AFIT has put together a live application that is paired with a set of video tutorials. This application can be accessed from…

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A Blockchain for Europe | A New Association Sets Out to Educate

It seems that blockchain ventures are popping up almost by the day. In order to promote understanding and regulation of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), a ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association has formed. The latest endeavor comes from four already pretty major and renowned blockchain companies that have joined forces to establish the Association. Blockchain for Europe The four members of the association are Ripple, the NEM Foundation, Emurgo, and Fetch.AI. But what’s the point of Blockchain for Europe? The companies want to address the European Union’s “fragmented” policy debate which surrounds and…

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Blockchain Technology for Healthcare | Healthcare Giants Form Alliance

The US Healthcare system may finally be taking steps in the right direction. Aetna recently announced that it has joined a newly formed blockchain alliance, along with Ascension. Five other healthcare giants in the US are already piloting blockchain technology. Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Humana, Multiplan, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealthcare are all a part of the group. The alliance is trying to figure out how blockchain technology can improve data quality and lower costs. Blockchain tech entered into the mainstream media back in 2017. It’s surprising that these…

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Voting on the Blockchain | South Korea Tests New Technology

South Korea has just become the first East Asian country to legalize medical marijuana. But it may be the second to put voting on the blockchain. Japan is already trialing the technology to allow citizens to cast votes on “social contribution projects.” South Korea has been an advocate of blockchain technology though it has a strict stance towards cryptocurrency. It makes sense that it would follow in Japan’s footsteps. Voting on the Blockchain in South Korea Democratic voting on the blockchain is one of the most controversial applications of blockchain…

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Blockchain Adoption | Sberbank CEO Anticipates 1-2 More Years

The head of Russia’s Sberbank has set tongues wagging after he emerged bullish about the future of blockchain adoption. CEO Herman Gref is forecasting industrial scale adoption in as little as one or two years. Blockchain Adoption Gref believes the technology is on the cusp of entering the industrial development stage of its evolution. Speaking to journalists this week, he said: “The hype around the technology [blockchain] is now over, and the technology is entering the stage of industrial development. It needs a year or two to be implemented at the…

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