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Queensland’s Real Estate Institute to Launch Blockchain Tenancy Platform

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) teamed up with local tech startup Igloo to launch a blockchain-based tenancy agreement platform by the end of 2019. As news outlet ZDNet reported on Sept. 15, REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan stated that the new platform will use smart contracts to create “a simple and secure transaction for each tenancy agreement to leverage the benefits of the technology as an irrefutable source of truth,” adding: “All parties will have visibility over the contract at any time from the palm of their hand.…

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Germany’s Largest Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined JPMorgan’s blockchain-based network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). Two years in operation Launched as a pilot in 2017, the JPMorgan-led blockchain initiative now has a network of 320 banks that have entered the platform to swap global payments data using the Ethereum network, the Financial Times reported on Sept. 15. Takis Georgakopoulos, head of payments at JPMorgan, expressed hope that Deutsche Bank will be the first of several other large banks to join IIN. According to the report, Deutsche Bank is the world’s…

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Kaleido Blockchain Implements QEDIT’s Zero-Knowledge Proof Solution

Enterprise blockchain startup Kaleido, a part of ConsenSys’s venture studio, became the first to implement crypto privacy firm QEDIT’s zero-knowledge proof solution. An optional feature QEDIT claims in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 15 that this partnership with Kaleido will enable its private asset transfer feature as an off-the-shelf option for businesses using the platform. CEO and co-founder of QEDIT Jonathan Rouach added: “Kaleido has played a leading role in accelerating the deployment of enterprise blockchain technology by removing the need for companies to invest significant resources…

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Will Blockchain Stop Personal Data Leaks?

If you are one of the 2.4 billion active Facebook users, the probability that your data has been leaked is around 17%, given the recent news of 419 million accounts being exposed. This means that, unless something changes, every sixth active user could lose control over their personal data. Again and again, no matter the government or the company managing personal data or how secure their systems are, personal data leaks happen all the time. But what are the fundamental problems of centralization and how can we rescue our data…

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Blockchain Devices Market to Grow to $1.285 Billion by 2024

The blockchain devices market is expected to grow by 42.5% at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2024, according to a recent research by intelligence and market research platform MarketsandMarkets. On Sept. 12, MarketsandMarkets released a report dubbed “Blockchain Devices Market by Type (Blockchain Smartphones, Crypto Hardware Wallets, Crypto ATMs, POS Devices, & Others), Connectivity (Wired & Wireless), Application (Personal & Corporate), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024.” The company suggested that the blockchain devices market will see a 42.5% CAGR in coming years, to reach $1,285 million…

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Warner Music to Build Token on New Blockchain by CryptoKitties Creator

Global media giant Warner Music Group will be creating digital assets using new public blockchain backed by CryptoKitties creator. Warner Music’s to create assets on Flow According to a Forbes report on Sept. 12, Warner Music has joined an $11.2 million investment in CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs in order to collaborate on the deployment of the company’s new blockchain network called Flow as well as building tokens on top of it. While Warner has reportedly invested less than $1 million in the form of a convertible security, other contributors included…

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Alfa-Bank Launches Bank-as-a-Service Platform on Waves Blockchain

Alfa-Bank and X5 Retail Group partnered to launch a blockchain liquidity management service in Russia. According to a press release published by the bank on Sept. 12, the service — dubbed Distributed Treasury and Cash Management (DTCM) — enables Alfa-Bank’s corporate clients to manage their payments, loan and deposit products, as well as liquidity pool inside the holding. A bank created for the user The service is described as a “bridge to the Bank-as-a-Service (BaaS) model for corporations.” Director of the Alfa-Bank Center for Innovations Research and Development Denis Dodon…

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Harmony to Scale Samsung Wallet-Supported Blockchain Health Data App

Blockchain network Harmony teamed up with a Lithuanian blockchain-powered health app firm to enable fast and secure health data sharing. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 12, Harmony partnered with Lympo, a company developing an incentivizing platform for healthy lifestyle activities like walking or running, in order to boost the platform’s scalability. LYM tokens supported by Samsung Blockchain wallet Specifically, the Lympo app rewards users with LYM tokens for completing various daily challenges and allows spending the tokens to buy sports goods, gadgets and other products,…

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Santander Issues $20 Million End-To-End Blockchain Bond on Ethereum

Major Spanish bank Banco Santander has issued what it claims is the first end-to-end blockchain bond.  In a Sept. 12 news release, the bank revealed that it had issued a $20 million bond directly onto the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, where it will remain until the end of its one-year maturity. Faster, cheaper and simpler than legacy systems Santander has claimed that its use of blockchain technology for end-to-end bond issuance represents a first step towards a potential secondary market for mainstream security tokens. As the news release outlines, Santander issued…

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Major South Korean Mobile Carrier Launches Blockchain Project

Union Mobile, the fourth-largest mobile carrier in South Korea, announced the launch of its blockchain project called ELYNET. Using blockchain to make communication more efficient  On Sept. 11, Union Mobile announced that ELYNET aims to use blockchain technology to make telecommunications more efficient for those users who rely on a single carrier for telecom service. ELYNET will purportedly allow users to freely use data communication services without roaming fees and contracts. Union Mobile’s CEO Seyong Ro explained that the platform will launch with an accompanying token, stating: “This will help…

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