Blockchain 

Samsung Integrates Tron and Mobile-Compatible DApp Building Tools

South Korean technology conglomerate Samsung has integrated Tron (TRX) support to its decentralized app (DApp) store, Blockchain Keystore. According to a release note published on Oct. 29 to the Samsung Developers website, Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK v1.2.0 now includes APIs that support TRX transactions. Justin Sun’s social media ploy Samsung has revealed it is today announcing its Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019. The new SDK will reportedly tackle the two-fold challenge of bolstering security and building mobile-compatible DApps. As commentators have been swift to claim,…

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Blockchain 

Microsoft to Add Blockchain Tools to Its Power Platform

American technology giant Microsoft will reportedly make blockchain-based tools available to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow users, tech-focused news outlet GeekWire reported on June 10. Microsoft will purportedly announce its plans to add blockchain tools to its Power Platform during the Microsoft Business Applications Summit on Monday in Atlanta. Specifically, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain tools will be included in the company’s PowerApps custom application builder and PowerBI business intelligence tool. The Power Platform itself is a collection of tools —  Power BI, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow — designed for collaborative…

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Blockchain 

Hyperledger Rolls Out Suite of Blockchain Tools for Interoperability

Hyperledger has introduced a set of tools dubbed “Hyperledger Aries” aimed at interoperability of different types of blockchain-based data. The company announced the development in a blog post on May 14. Hyperledger Aries is a set of tools that purportedly enables the exchange of blockchain-based data, supports peer-to-peer (P2P) messaging and facilitates interactions between different blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies. Per the post, Hyperledger rolled out the project in order to provide code for P2P interaction and advance interoperability, among other objectives. The product includes a blockchain interface layer,…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Consortium Launches New Enterprise Tools With Input From Microsoft, Intel

Member-driven blockchain standards organization the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released two new specifications aiming to accelerate and enhance blockchain implementation for enterprises. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in two press releases on May 13. The EEA, which counts over 500 members, describes itself as a “standards organization whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonization and interoperability.” EEA members include global consulting firm Accenture, banks Santander and JPMorgan Chase, blockchain incubator ConsenSys, Big Four auditor EY, tech giants Intel, Microsoft and IBM and blockchain consortium…

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Blockchain 

China’s Tencent to Develop Blockchain Medical Tools With Waterdrop After Investment

Chinese internet giant Tencent will work with a local disruptor insurance company to develop new blockchain solutions, Bloomberg reported on April 30. Waterdrop, which forms part of China’s rapidly-expanding crowdfunded health insurance industry, will leverage Tencent’s existing presence and experience in the field to create as yet undefined blockchain tools. The move follows the closure of Waterdrop’s Series B funding round in March, led by Tencent, which raised 500 million yuan ($74.2 million). At the same time, the company is looking for fresh financing, Bloomberg revealed, along with seeking a…

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Bitcoin 

New Crypto Mining Malware Beapy Uses Leaked NSA Hacking Tools: Symantec Research

American software security firm Symantec found a spike in a new crypto mining malware that  mainly targets enterprises, TechCrunch reports on April 25. The new cryptojacking malware, dubbed Beapy, uses the leaked United States National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools to spread throughout corporate networks to generate big sums of money from a large amount of computers, the report notes. First spotted in January 2019, Beapy reportedly surged to over 12,000 unique infection across 732 organizations since March, with more than 80% of infections located in China. As found by…

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Bitcoin 

Blockchain Intelligence Firm Chainalysis Expands Monitoring Tools to Cover 10 Cryptos

New York-based blockchain compliance firm Chainalysis has expanded its real-time transaction monitoring tools to cover a total of 10 cryptocurrencies, Reuters reported on April 24. Chainalysis is one of the highest-profile players in the blockchain intelligence industry, providing technology — such as its proprietary KYT (Know Your Transaction) tool — that enables firms, governments and law enforcement agencies to track the flow of cryptocurrencies on the blockchain and track suspected illicit transactions, helping to uncover money laundering or terrorism financing. The firm has reportedly issued a statement outlining that its…

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Bitcoin 

BitMEX Owner Partners With Trading Technologies to Expand Crypto Trading Base and Tools

United States-based professional trading infrastructure firm Trading Technologies International (TT) has partnered with the parent company of Hong Kong cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX to open up its products to crypto derivatives traders. TT announced the news in a press release on April 17. As the press release notes, the partnership is between TT and the owner of BitMEX, HDR Global Trading. TT, which offers various market access tools and services, will now offer its market tools to BitMEX traders through its TT platform. Similarly, TT traders will be able…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Platform Offering Intuitive Tools Teams Up With Binance

A platform that says it offers an intelligent and faster way of trading cryptocurrencies has announced a collaboration with Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world. Koinfox believes the collaboration will mean that its intuitive tools will be available to a wider audience. The company claims it is the world’s first crypto platform to offer “Bracket Trading” across global exchanges — a tool that brings together buy price, sell price and stop loss into one place for individual traders. As well as enabling traders to receive live status updates…

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Blockchain 

Fintech Platform Expands by Offering Wallets and Exchange Tools for ‘Crypto Spring’

A fintech company says it has reached several milestones that help crypto enthusiasts capitalize on the current bull market, as it complements its crypto lending service with wallets, blockchain integration and crypto-fiat conversions. YouHodler offers cash loans of up to $30,000 to consumers who are willing to use their cryptocurrency as collateral. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, this gives people the chance to unlock liquidity and access funds without selling their assets. The platform says suggestions from its community are instrumental in its ambition to unveil new features — and…

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