Distributed Ledger Technology

NBA’s Sacramento Kings to Reward Loyal Fans With Crypto Tokens

The NBA’s Sacramento Kings are the first U.S. professional sports team to develop a crypto token for fan rewards. “Fans can get those points and put them in their wallets and experience it all on the blockchain platform,” Kings CTO Ryan Montoya told CoinDesk. Further, Montoya said the token, called Kings Token, will pair with …

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Hedera Hashgraph, Touted as High-Speed Blockchain Alternative, Goes Live

Hedera Hashgraph has launched its long-awaited public network, backed by some of the world’s largest corporations and promising faster transactions and greater capacity to scale than any blockchain to date. Since December 2018, the network had been available in a testing environment to a small group of corporations and developers. As of 00:00 UTC Tuesday, …

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IBM Official Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Tech Board

The Hyperledger technical steering committee (TSC) has elected another IBM official as its chair amid controversy over the tech giant’s increased representation on the panel. Arnaud Le Hors, a senior technical staff member for blockchain and web open technologies at IBM, succeeds Dan Middelton, a principal engineer with Intel, according to an email sent to …

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IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain-Based Web Browser

A new patent application from IBM describes a blockchain-based web browser. Filed on August 6 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, IBM’s patent is for a web browser backed by a peer-to-peer network. The browser collects pre-specified information from web browsing sessions, according to the patent. The information is then transferred to a …

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New Jersey Signs Blockchain Task Force Program Into Law

Blockchain implementation research is coming to New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy signed bill S2297, the Blockchain Initiative Task Force, into law Friday. The task force is commissioned with studying potential use-cases for blockchain technology on the state and local level. The bill specifically points out medical records, land records, banking, and property auctions as potential …

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The Speed Dreams of Security Tokens

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in cryptoassets, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up …

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IBM, Maersk Finally Sign Up 2 Big Carriers for Shipping Blockchain

Shipping blockchain TradeLens, developed by IBM and Maersk, has finally recruited two major marine cargo carriers to the platform after its early marketing efforts floundered. The new additions are Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second largest after Maersk; and CMA-CGM, the fourth largest in terms of cargo carrying capacity. MSC and CMA-CGM join other carriers …

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GM, BMW Back Blockchain Data Sharing For Self-Driving Cars

Car giants General Motors and BMW are backing blockchain tech as a way to share self-driving car data among themselves and other automakers. It’s all part of a bid to unlock valuable data held in silos which will ultimately get autonomous vehicles on the road sooner. Exploratory work in this area is being done under the …

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It’s 2019 and IBM Is Still Trying to Find a Use Case for Blockchain

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>IBM claims that six banks will issue stablecoins using its World Wire protocol which is based on the Stellar network. According to the tech giant, three banks have publicly committed to the initiative, and the remainder will reveal themselves soon. The announcement joins the resurgence of blockchain razzmatazz this year that feels …

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Digital Asset Names New CEO to Succeed Blythe Masters

Enterprise blockchain startup Digital Asset (DA) has named co-founder Yuval Rooz as the company’s new chief executive officer. Rooz, who has served as both COO and CFO at the firm, takes over from acting CEO AG Gangadhar, who stepped in when its iconic leader Blythe Masters left last December. Digital Asset’s board of directors unanimously …

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