Blockchain 

Honda And GM to Research Smart Grid, Electric Car Interoperability With Blockchain Tech

Major automobile manufacturers Honda and General Motors (GM) are jointly conducting research on electric vehicle and smart grid interoperability using blockchain tech, Japanese news outlet Nikkei reported on May 20. As part of the project, Honda and GM will investigate whether electric vehicles can be used to stabilize the supply of energy in smart grids. Specifically, the companies intend to develop data retrieval methods between electric vehicles and smart grids, which will purportedly enable electric vehicles owners to earn fees from storing power in car batteries and exchanging it with…

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Blockchain 

ConsenSys-Backed Kaleido Launches B2B Tech Stack With ‘Plug-and-Play’ Features

Kaleido has launched a new business-to-business (B2B) tech stack with a view to helping companies “reinvent their core payment systems and supply chains,” according to a news release obtained by Cointelegraph on May 15. The ConsenSys-backed company said the stack brings together the necessary tools and technologies that businesses need to build modern networks delivering operational improvements and new revenue streams. According to Kaleido, businesses that use its platform will easily be able to digitize assets by issuing custom tokens. Other features, including an asset registry, document store and app-to-app…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain, Crypto Will Have a Role in US Tech Independence

Technology needs to be a national issue for the United States, with digital currencies and blockchain to be recognized within that goal, according to Ripples’ Director of Regulatory Relations Ryan Zagone, at the Consensus 2019 conference on May 14. Zagone stated that technology needs to be a national security issue for the U.S. to ensure that the country is the leader and is not reliant on foreign innovators: “There is a broad discussion in Washington around 5G being dominated by foreign firms and the U.S. being reliant on foreign technology…

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Blockchain 

Indian Tech Firm Tech Mahindra to Combat Spam Phone Calls With Blockchain

Indian technology company Tech Mahindra will be implementing an anti-spam call solution powered by blockchain, Indian business daily Business Today reports on May 2. This solution will allow phone companies to comply with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)’s regulations to protect mobile phone subscribers from unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC), which will come into effect in the last week of May. Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader of Blockchain at Tech Mahindra said that the TRAI regulations will affect 800 million subscribers. The solution uses blockchain tech to save and…

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Blockchain 

IBM to Apply Blockchain Tech to Lenovo’s Data Centers

American global tech giant IBM signed a new agreement with Chinese PC maker Lenovo to apply blockchain in Lenovo’s customer service, according to a press release on April 25. IBM, а top global developer of blockchain patents after Alibaba, will apply blockchain technology in the customer service processes at Lenovo’s Data Center Group. Specifically, Lenovo will use blockchain tech to monitor supply chains of hardware and software used in its data centers. Blockchain tech will be one of a number of components that IBM will integrate into Lenovo’s customer systems,…

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Bitcoin 

Moscow and Three Russian Regions to Legally Pilot Crypto and DLT Tech: Local Media

Moscow and three other Russian regions will legally pilot the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, local media outlet Izvestia reports on April 24. The Russian Ministry of Economic Development is reportedly planning to test now-unregulated emerging technologies such as blockchain and crypto, as well as augmented and virtual reality, quantum tech, artificial intelligence and robotics. As Izvestia wrote, the currently unregulated technologies are planned to be tested as an experiment in Moscow, the Kaliningrad and Kaluga Oblasts, and Perm Krai in order to accelerate the adoption of new tech…

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Blockchain 

University of Nevada, Reno Develops Driverless Vehicle Blockchain Tech With IoT Firm

A project at the University of Nevada, Reno is developing a new blockchain-powered autonomous vehicle project, according to a press release published on April 23. The Intelligent Mobility project, coordinated by the University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Center of Applied Research (NCAR), has chosen enterprise blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) firm Filament to develop an autonomous vehicle smart city project. According to the press release, the new blockchain-enabled initiative is designed to improve safety and communication between driverless connected cars and the surrounding infrastructure. Carlos Cardillo, director…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Project Takes on ‘Nonethical Hackers’ With Tech to Stop 51% Attacks

A crypto platform says “pioneering technology” known as command chain protocol (C2P) is going to be instrumental in ensuring the industry is protected with strong security in the future. ILCoin says C2P was designed to prevent 51% attacks — one of the biggest risks that cryptocurrencies face today. This is when malicious actors acquire the majority of the computing power in a network, create a new chain and potentially double spend funds. As reported by Cointelegraph, Ethereum Classic fell victim to such an incident back in January. In its white…

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Blockchain 

Demand for Legal Experts With Blockchain Tech Knowledge is High, Report

Demand for legal experts with blockchain technology knowledge is high, according to Major, Lindsey & Africa managing director Brian Burlant, who recruits for law firms and in-house legal departments. The news was published by legal news and information site Law.com on April 17. According to Burlant, law firms are having difficulty keeping up with cryptocurrency and blockchain industry demands for lawyers because of a lack of candidates who really understand the technology. Burlant said that a lot of lawyers enter the space from regulatory practices or government, where they were…

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Blockchain 

Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Use Samsung’s Nexledger Blockchain: Local Media

Samsung SDS has reportedly agreed to cooperate with Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra in an attempt to enter the overseas blockchain market, The Korea Times writes Sunday, April 14. SDS, the systems integration arm of Korean tech behemoth Samsung, allegedly plans to expand the use of its Nexledger blockchain platform in India, the United States and Europe. As per the agreement, the two companies will reportedly seek more business opportunities in the region. Moreover, Samsung SDS will cooperate with Tech Mahindra on further Nexledger updates. Nexledger, a blockchain security platform…

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