Blockchain 

ConsenSys Fully Acquires Ethereum Infrastructure Provider Infura

Ethereum (ETH) venture production studio ConsenSys has announced that it had fully acquired Infura, a blockchain infrastructure provider that the firm previously backed. According to the blog post published on Oct. 4, Infura will continue its operations as a wholly owned business unit within the studio. Infura also noted that ConsenSys’s founder Joseph Lubin was one of the startup’s early investors. Centralization criticism Infura is providing Ethereum infrastructure for building decentralized applications, allowing developers to deploy their solutions without hosting their own full node. In July 2019, the firm launched…

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Blockchain 

Turkey Announces Plans for a National Blockchain Infrastructure

The Turkish government announced its plan to establish a national blockchain infrastructure to utilize distributed ledger technology (DLT) in public administration. The Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Industry and Technology announced plans for a “National Blockchain Infrastructure” during its Strategy 2023 presentation on Sept. 18 in Ankara, Turkey. Strategy 2023 emphasizes blockchain and DLT as priorities for the National Technology Initiative in the coming year. The document refers to a Startup Genome survey that marks blockchain as one of the fast-rising tech trends, with a 101.5% increase in early-stage startup funding globally.…

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Blockchain 

Wanxiang and PlatON Join Forces for Blockchain Infrastructure of New Smart City in China

Automotive giant China Wanxiang Holding Co., Ltd has partnered with blockchain-based tech firm PlatOn to develop a “smart city” in Hangzhou, according to a report by CryptoNinjas on June 20. According to the report, the smart city—dubbed “Innova City”—will be built with tech using PlatON’s blockchain infrastructure, for purposes like interfacing with city resident ID cards as well as monitoring driving behavior. The report includes a statement from Chief Innovation Officer at Wanxiang, Vincent Wang, who goes into more detail on such applications, saying: “Imagine a smart transit system that…

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Blockchain 

Finance IT Infrastructure Firm Partners With Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX

Trading IT infrastructure company Avelacom has partnered with digital currency exchange Seed CX, according to a press release published on May 23. The partnership aims to allow institutional clients of Avelacom —  an IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry — to utilize Seed CX’s real-time market data and order-routing products. Currently, Seed CX provides services of a licensed exchange for institutional trading and settlement of spot digital asset products, with plans to offer its products for Commodity Futures Trading Commission-regulated digital asset derivatives. Managing Director of Avelacom Aleksey…

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Ethereum 

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockstream Launches Security Token Platform

Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockstream announced the launch of its security token platform in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 15. Per the announcement, the new Liquid Securities platform is a solution for businesses to issue security tokens on the Liquid Network. Blockstream Chief Security Officer Samson Mow claims that while businesses are willing to issue tokenized securities, platforms such as Ethereum are not the right choice because of their scalability, privacy and reliability limitations. Blockstream claims that its platform is more suitable for such use: “Now, with the…

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Blockchain 

Australian Securities Exchange Debuts Infrastructure Replacement as Blockchain Switch Begins

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released the first code for its replacement app development tool based on blockchain, the company confirmed in a press release on May 7. The new platform, dubbed the Customer Development Environment (CDE), builds on the exchange’s previous offering, Chess, which will now be retired. The initial features, which hinge on distributed-ledger technology (DLT), began a rollout at the end of April, with ASX drip-feeding more to users in roughly two-month intervals before the platform is fully live next year. The scheme is a joint…

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Blockchain 

Cybersecurity, Blockchain Firm WISeKey Acquires Interest in Data Infrastructure Firm

Switzerland-based blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity firm WISeKey has acquired a 22 percent interest in American data infrastructure firm Tarmin through a multi-million USD transaction, exact amount unspecified. The news was revealed in an official announcement from WISeKey on April 3. WISeKey focuses on creating digital identity ecosystems that implement blockchain, AI and IoT technology for people and smart device, while Tarmin develops scalable data and software defined infrastructure for high-volume data management and secure storage. WISeKey’s agreement to acquire a 22 percent interest in the latter had…

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Ethereum 

ConsenSys Backs Ethereum-Based Unlisted Infrastructure Investment Startup Allinfra

Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-focused development company ConsenSys has invested in an infrastructure investment startup, Allinfra, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 21. As per the announcement, ​Allinfra will rely in part on ConsenSys’ technological capabilities and expertise in the tokenized assets area. The exact amount of the investment has not been disclosed. Allinfra facilitates direct investments in unlisted infrastructure assets via the Ethereum blockchain, providing users with the ability to create, purchase and transfer economic or ownership interests in these assets. As per ConsenSys, the solution makes…

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Blockchain 

ConsenSys and AMD to Jointly Develop Blockchain-Based Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Blockchain software company ConsenSys, semiconductor producer AMD, and Abu-Dhabi-based investment management firm Halo Holdings are jointly working on a blockchain-based cloud computing infrastructure. ConsenSys announced the collaboration in a press release published on Jan. 4. Per the release, the companies have partnered to create the so called W3BCLOUD aimed at the development of AMD hardware-based datacenter products for emerging blockchain workloads. Within the collaboration, ConsenSys will provide expertise in the field of computing in blockchain transactions, security issues, and use cases for the technology. According to the statement, W3BCLOUD would…

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Blockchain 

Swiss Post & Swisscom Launch ‘100% Swiss’ Blockchain Infrastructure

Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post and state-owned telecoms provider Swisscom are partnering on a “100 percent Swiss” blockchain infrastructure, according to a press release Dec. 6.   The new infrastructure is reportedly the first private, or permissioned, blockchain to be operated jointly by two entities; its key premise is to provide a service that retains all data within Switzerland, and that can meet the security requirements of banks. The companies, both of whom already implement in-house blockchains for different purposes, have revealed their new common infrastructure will be based…

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