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This Blockchain-Based Social Media Network Is The First Apple Pay Approved DApp

During day two of BlockShow Asia 2019, Pepo founder and CEO Jason Goldberg hosted a keynote to present his new product. With 15,000 users and more than 45,000 peer-to-peer transactions to its credit, Pepo aims to change the way people create content for the crypto community. “We are already among the biggest DApps in the world. We are now number 12, and we aim to reach the top really soon,” Goldberg said. “Pepo is the result of almost four years of research and listening to the crypto community.” The app…

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Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System

Walmart Canada — the retail giant’s Canadian branch — has rolled out an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The new system, which was developed in collaboration with blockchain company DLT Labs,  is designed to improve freight and payment processing, enabling users to automatically trace deliveries, verify transactions and handle payments and reconciliation. Integration with each company’s legacy systems The release further states that the network can be integrated with a business’s legacy system and “manages, integrates and synchronizes all…

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Gaming Rewards Firm Partners With Blockchain-Based Streaming Platform DLive

United States blockchain-based rewards and marketing company Refereum has announced its latest partnership with decentralized streaming platform DLive to reward gamers for creating and watching content. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 7, Refereum’s partnership with one of blockchain’s largest streaming platforms, DLive, will enable users to earn rewards for live-streaming games. DLive is reportedly the first blockchain-powered streaming service to join the Refereum platform, alongside Twitch and Mixer. DLive CEO Charles Wayn said: “Bringing benefits to our streamers is always one of DLive team’s priorities.…

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Azerbaijan to Adopt Blockchain-Based ID System in 2020

The Republic of Azerbaijan is planning to complete a project of blockchain-based digital identification system by the end of 2019. Farid Osmanov, director of the information technology department at the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), says that the new system will be adopted in the first quarter of 2020, local news agency Trend News reported on Nov. 6. “Transition of the CBA to open banking” According to the report, the CBA executive introduced the plans speaking at the fourth International Banking Forum. Osmanov reportedly highlighted the system’s prospects in terms…

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Oxfam’s Blockchain-Based Agricultural Insurance Pays Farmers in Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom-based charity organization Oxfam International announced the success of its blockchain-based delivery system of microinsurance to paddy field farmers in Sri Lanka. In a Nov. 4 press release, Etherisc announced that Oxfam’s blockchain-based insurance system had made pay-outs to Sri Lankan farmers who continue to risk losing their crops due to extreme weather events. Blockchain reduces costs and increases pay-outs Oxfam in Sri Lanka, together with its partners Etherisc and Aon plc, will now continue to seek solutions to some of the challenges that will present themselves as…

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China Introduces Blockchain-Based Identification System for Cities

China continues to up its blockchain game with an independently developed blockchain-based identification system for cities as part of its smart city infrastructure. On Nov. 4, Chinese daily tabloid newspaper Global Times reported that the newly developed identification system was jointly launched by three institutes in the city of Shijiazhuang. The blockchain-based identification system will assign a unique, global digital ID to Chinese smart cities, aiming to improve the connectivity and data sharing between these cities. Smart cities across China have been able to apply for their own city identification…

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The Chainsmokers Back Blockchain-Based Ticketing Platform Yellowheart

American EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers are backing a new blockchain-based ticketing platform. Platform allows artists to control the secondary ticketing market Alongside their manager Adam Alpert, the 2017 Grammy Award winners invested in YellowHeart, a decentralized ticketing platform designed to facilitate transparent ticketing sales by artists, music industry publication Music Business Worldwide reports on Oct. 21. Founded by music executive Josh Katz, the YellowHeart platform uses a public blockchain to enable artists and venues to directly control the ticketing process, including sales on secondary markets. YellowHeart aims to eliminate scalpers…

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Indian University Students Create Blockchain-Based System for Online Voting

A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables voters to cast their ballots online. The voting system was developed by three students from Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women, local business and finance publication The Hindu BusinessLine reported on Oct. 21. The impetus behind the idea is to eliminate voting challenges in urban areas like long queues at polling centers. The system was tested in gated communities — walled communities that consist of small residential streets and include shared amenities — and…

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Two More US Jurisdictions Launch Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting

Two state counties in the United States are implementing blockchain-based mobile voting in the special elections in November. On Oct. 18, the nonprofit Tusk Philanthropies announced its partnership with Jackson and Umatilla Counties in Oregon to pilot the mobile elections platform Voatz. The pilot offers eligible voters to cast their votes using their smartphones, which are secured through blockchain and facial recognition technology. Pilot participants are mostly servicemembers overseas The pilot is only available to a small and select group of voters, allowing servicemembers overseas, their eligible dependents and other…

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Economic Dept. of Dubai Unveils Blockchain-Based Business Registry

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has announced its move to a blockchain-based unified business registry platform (UBRP). According to a Saudi Gazette report on Oct. 7, the platform aims to improve the ease of doing business in Dubai and enable license issuers to manage trade licenses and corporate registries. The Silicon Oasis Authority, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre have already joined the platform. The UBRP eventually aims to host a total of 40 government entities.  The solution is hosted on the blockchain-as-a-service platform called…

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