uefasupercup-aug17.jpg The Union of European Football Associations launched a blockchain-based ticketing system, which will make the ticket sales process for matches more simple and safe. The system also helps prevent duplication of tickets. The system was fully deployed by UEFA as they distributed 100% of the match tickets for this week's UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid in Tallinn.

aais-aug16.jpg The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) entered into a deal with IBM to launch the open Insurance Data Link (openIDL) on IBM Blockchain to automate insurance regulatory reporting. AAIS is a not-for-profit national insurance advisory organization in the U.S. AAIS consolidates and analyzes data to create loss reports and rating information for insurers and regulators.

blockchain-aug16.jpg BMO Capital Markets, the investment banking subsidiary of Canada's Bank of Montreal, has partnered Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) to launch a pilot fixed income issuance transaction on a blockchain platform. This is claimed to be the first-of-its-kind blockchain pilot to mirror Canadian dollar fixed income issuance by a major Canadian bank.

barclays-081518.jpg British bank Barclays announced a two-day hackathon event dubbed the "2018 Barclays DerivHack" to find the best blockchain-based solutions to increase the efficiency of derivatives contracts processing. Barclays is partnering with Deloitte, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and Thomson Reuters to sponsor the event.

jamaicastock-aug15.jpg The Jamaica Stock Exchange or JSE plans to offer cryptocurrency trading to its investors. The move would make JSE one of the first international stock exchanges to deploy an online digital currency and token trading platform. The stock exchange, an associate member of the World Federation of Exchanges,...

worldbank-cba-081418.jpg The World Bank has picked the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as the sole arranger of the first global bond transaction to be created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life cycle using blockchain distributed ledger technology. The transaction to issue the A$ Kangaroo bond, termed bond-I, is expected to be launched following a period of consultation with a broader set of investors.

ibmblockchain-aug13.jpg IBM is developing a blockchain process with its Artificial Intelligence system Watson to help end digital spending waste in advertising. The system is expected to address transparency and trust issues among advertising partners. According to Matthew Candy, Vice-President and Global Leader for IBM iX, IBM since last year has been using Watson to target consumers in programmatic ad buying..

ceva-aug13.jpg Switzerland's CEVA Logistics AG announced a blockchain-based technology partnership with IBM and Maersk to facilitate application of blockchain technology in its logistics business. "This strategic partnership with IBM and Maersk provides CEVA's answer to the untapped potential of blockchain applications in the logistics industry," says Xavier Urbain, CEO of CEVA Logistics.

davidmarcus-aug13.jpg David Marcus, who heads Facebook's blockchain-focused group, resigned from the Board of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase. In a statement, Marcus cited the new group he is setting up at Facebook around blockchain, as the reason for his resignation. The decision is apparently to avoid any possible conflict between his two roles.

ltc-aug10.jpg Blockchain startup Zulu Republic has launched Lite.im which enables users to interact with the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain to send and receive funds from anywhere in the world where a mobile phone signal is available

maerskblockchain-aug10.jpg Danish transport and logistics giant Maersk and IBM announced the launch of TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution, aiming to promote more efficient and secure global trade. In a statement, A.P. Moller -Maersk and IBM noted that TradeLens, jointly developed by them, brings together various parties to support information sharing and transparency.

blockchain-aug9.jpg Audius, which is launching a Blockchain-based music-sharing protocol, announced that it has raised $5.5 million in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by US venture capital firms General Catalyst and Lightspeed. The blockchain-based startup is seeking to decentralize music streaming, and is creating a fully decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners.

microsoft-aug9.jpg After the successful deployment of the existing Proof-of-Work (PoW) solution across a variety of industry verticals, Microsoft has released the next Ethereum blockchain ledger product on its cloud platform Azure called the Ethereum Proof-of-Authority (PoA). The PoA algorithm is a replacement for the PoW algorithm in a blockchain, and is more suitable for permissioned networks.

voting-aug8.jpg West Virginians serving overseas will be allowed to vote through a blockchain technology -based smartphone app, CNN reported. The move, in collaboration with Voatz, the Boston-based developer of the app, is expected to make voting in the upcoming election in November easier for those living abroad. The...

techmahendrab-aug-7.jpg The Government of Telangana, a south Indian state, has partnered with digital transformation provider Tech Mahindra to unveil India's first Blockchain District.

Follow RTT