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Tron, Stellar Are Founding Members of Blockchain Education Alliance

Tron and Stellar Development Foundation are part of a new alliance that will provide university students with a working knowledge about blockchain technology. Teach students about blockchain In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 10, it was announced that top crypto projects Tron and Stellar will work together to form a new educational alliance that will provide university students with the connections and knowledge needed to successfully enter the blockchain industry workforce. Tron and Stellar, together with eleven other members of the nascent Blockchain Education Alliance, will jointly…

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Diginex Becomes First Asian Firm to Join Steptoe-Led Blockchain Alliance

Hong Kong-based digital financial services startup Diginex has become the first firm in Asia to join the Blockchain Alliance led by Steptoe & Johnson law firm. Over 100 members in 19 countries Diginex — which claimed to be the “first fully-diversified blockchain player on Nasdaq” — has officially joined the Blockchain Alliance, a public-private forum of firms and organizations promoting the secure development of blockchain, the firm announced Oct. 9. Co-founded in 2015 by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Coin Center and led by international law firm Steptoe &…

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OmiseGo Joins Crypto Coalition Universal Protocol Alliance

OmiseGo, a finance-oriented scaling network for Ethereum (ETH), has become a member of Universal Protocol Alliance, a coalition of blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused firms. Targeting financial services and tax collection In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 8, the startup revealed that it will incorporate the Universal Protocol Platform UPT utility token into its payment processing technology. By doing so, OmiseGo intends to let stakeholders to use UP stablecoins for financial services and tax collection, as well as collect transaction fees. Dan Schatt, co-founder of the Universal Protocol Alliance,…

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Japanese Messenger Line, Nomura Holdings Form Blockchain Alliance

Japanese messaging app Line has entered into a final agreement with financial giant Nomura Holdings to form a blockchain alliance. Focus on blockchain technology On Oct. 4, Line, together with Line Group company LVC Corporation and Nomura Holdings, announced that the three companies have signed the final capital alliance agreement, which is based on the collective intent to explore business opportunities in the blockchain industry. Cointelegraph previously reported that the three partners had signed a memorandum of understanding at the end of January 2019, with the intention to sign a…

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Publishes on Blockchain Uses in Telecoms

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), an organization that aims to establish standards in the blockchain sector, has published a collection of use cases for blockchain in telecommunications. Blockchain solutions for telecoms The EEA shared the announcement with Cointelegraph on Aug. 28. According to the announcement, the new document on blockchain solutions in the telecom industry was created by the EEA Telecom Special Interest Group (SIG).  This document is free and open to the public, and reportedly contains information on how blockchain technology can streamline business transactions and internal operations in…

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Santiago Stock Exchange Forms Latin America’s First Blockchain Alliance

The Santiago Stock Exchange (STE), Central Securities Depository (DCV) and the Global Trade Directory (GTD) announced a new blockchain association. Latin America focused business intelligence firm BNamericas reports on Aug. 27 that STE, DCV and GTD have set up a consortium for blockchain financial application development, which is reportedly the first such initiative in Latin America. Blockchain-based stock trading coming to Latin America The agreement foresees the creation of a business blockchain network: infrastructure meant to connect stock market clients worldwide via nodes that will provide access to the different…

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Software Engineering Firm EPAM Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Software engineering and IT consulting services firm EPAM Systems Inc. has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) that develops blockchain practices and standards in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industry. According to a press release on Aug. 19, EPAM determined 21 real-world use cases of blockchain tech in industries such as life sciences, transportation, logistics, agriculture, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing and retail, insurance and healthcare. The BiTA will purportedly use EPAM’s software engineering expertise to further improve blockchain development and establish standards. Blockchain hype vs practical applications Commenting…

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Terra Stablecoin Alliance Adds South Korean Music Streaming Platform

Blockchain payment system and stablecoin issuer Terra has added South Korean music streaming platform Bugs to its e-commerce alliance.  As CoinDesk reported Aug. 14, there are now 25 partners in the Singapore-based company’s South Korea-focused payment ecosystem. The Terra Alliance uses payment solutions provider CHAI as its front-end. CHAI incorporates a mobile payments app which connects to 15 major local banks. Terra’s blockchain-based platform then sits in the background, linking payments to e-commerce sites. Terra co-founder Daniel Shin said that the platform is smoother than the legacy payment systems in…

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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches the EEA Mainnet Initiative

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is setting up a technical group working on collaboration between the mainnet and enterprises. The working group, called the EEA Mainnet Initiative, intends to accelerate and lead cooperation between the EEA’s enterprise and startup members, as well as those who work on the mainnet’s technology and interoperability solutions, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 6. EEA Mainnet Initiative to work on interoperability and scalability solutions The Mainnet Initiative will seek to improve its knowledge about how public network components match the…

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South Korean Fashion Platform Joins Terra Stablecoin Alliance

South Korean business-to-business fashion platform Sinsang Market has joined the Terra Alliance ecosystem, a stablecoin-focused association of large e-commerce companies. As South Korean economics-oriented newspaper EconoNews reported on Aug. 3, the partnership between Sinsang and Terra aims to create a payment system that deploys Korean mobile payment service CHAI. CHAI utilizes Terra’s blockchain technology to ensure fraud-resistant transactions and settlements with merchants in fiat currency. Sinsang will reportedly use Terra’s platform to enable its customers to conduct payments for a personal delivery service. Terra’s platform will ostensibly improve order settlements,…

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