Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange OKEx to List Hedera Hashgraph’s Token HBAR

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced that it will soon list enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph’s native token HBAR. As OKEx’s spokesperson told Cointelegraph, the platform will add HBAR to its spot market with HBAR/BTC, HBAR/USDT and HBAR/USDK on Sept. 17. Deposits and withdrawals will open on Sept. 16 and Sept. 24 respectively. Head of Asia Pacific at Hedera Hashgraph Edgar Seah added:  “Hbars play a crucial role in the function, growth, and security of the Hedera network, and it is important that they are available to those who wish to use…

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Blockchain 

Boeing Joins IBM on Hedera Hashgraph’s Governing Council

Major global aerospace manufacturer Boeing has reportedly joined the governing council of enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph. Ten members so far The American aircraft giant is the 10th firm in the list of Hedera’s governing council members, including tech giant IBM, Japanese financial holding company Nomura Holdings, Indian telecom Tata Communications and financial services firm FIS Global, Coindesk reported on Aug. 29.  According to the report, Boeing has not officially confirmed the news. On Hedera’s council, each member runs its own node via hashgraph — a patented algorithm claiming to…

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Bitcoin 

DLT Platform Hedera Hashgraph’s Open Beta Test to Start in September

Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, announced that it will offer open access to its mainnet beta starting Sept. 16. According to Hedera Hashgraph’s official blog post published on Aug. 29, the open access beta test will be a period of free public access, during which developers will be able to build decentralized applications (DApps) on the platform.  Open access beta features Hedera’s network will reportedly offer three services during the beta testing period: cryptocurrency, smart contracts and file services. It is noted that crypto transactions will be…

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Blockchain 

IBM and Tata Become Governing Council ‘Owners’ of Hedera DLT Platform

Public distributed ledger Hedera Hashgraph has announced that IBM and Tata Communications have joined its governing council. In a news release on Aug. 12, the platform described the addition of the two firms as a “powerful endorsement” of its hashgraph consensus mechanism. “Diverse array” of council members Mance Harmon, the CEO of Hedera Hashgraph, said IBM and Tata Communications’ presence further decentralizes the platform’s governance, adding: “Our governance model, which includes a robust system of checks and balances, ensures power can’t be consolidated, while at the same time providing a…

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