EY, ConsenSys and Microsoft team up for Baseline enterprise Ethereum project

Ernst & Young (EY), ConsenSys and Microsoft are coming together to form a protocol which aims to make Ethereum ‘safe and effective’ for enterprise usage.

Making blockchain technologies enterprise-friendly has long been a goal of the industry; the key part being increasing the transaction speed to deal with complex organisational goals. The efforts of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Foundation aside, Ethereum has so far struggled on this front, although...

Enjin announces launch of game development platform on Ethereum

Blockchain development platform Enjin has announced the launch of its latest initiative: a game development platform on Ethereum.

The platform will enable potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps with no knowledge of writing blockchain code. According to the company, the Enjin Platform allows game engineers to take advantage of decentralised inventory, to integrate blockchain-based gaming and non-gaming assets, and to manage economic game...

Ethereum Classic Labs commits $1 million with UNICEF for blockchain-based social impact

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) has committed $1 million (£763,720) towards launching a key partnership with the UNICEF Innovation Fund.

欧洲杯买彩票Blockchain startups, working on social impact projects in emerging markets with support from UNICEF Innovation Fund will be selected to receive follow-on development funding from ETC Labs. Project teams will also get ETC Labs training and mentorship that will help expanding the availability and use of impactful blockchain applications that...

EY introduces third gen ZKP blockchain to public domain, Block.One launches EOS.io 2.0

Ernst & Young (EY) has introduced its third generation zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) blockchain technology to the Ethereum public blockchain.

欧洲杯买彩票According to the accountancy giant, the enhanced ZKP enables private transactions on public blockchains to be less expensive and more scalable by combining several private transfers together into a single transaction.

The newly enhanced ZKP blockchain technology, which also reduces the size of an on-chain Merkle tree, combines up...

Buterin and Cohen Twitter feud: Exploring blockchain scalability, sharding, and payment channel networks

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, argued in a recent blog post that the scalability problem in blockchain was being tackled ‘great’ in theory amid a need for more real-world testing. Yet many industry figures did not agree.

欧洲杯买彩票Bram Cohen, founder of BitTorrent, called Buterin’s opinions ‘wrong-headed’, while Blockstream CEO Adam Back noted that the Ethereum founder’s words of wisdom were ‘like looking to [Theranos founder] Elizabeth Holmes for the state of...

Getting the ball rolling for enterprise blockchain: How Hyperledger sees the route to success

If you have ever been involved in any enterprise software procurement project, you will be more than aware of the time it takes to get things done; the peaks, troughs and sometimes interminable delays.

欧洲杯买彩票The hidden gotchas are always there too. Take the headline of an article by ThoughtWorks’ George Earle in 2017: “The tyranny of big suite enterprise software best practices: How decisions made 40 years ago straightjacket you today.”

Daniela Barbosa (left), VP of...

IKEA conducts transaction with retailer on Ethereum

IKEA has made an understated entry into the blockchain realm by conducting a transaction with a retailer on the Ethereum blockchain.

Tradeshift – a cloud-based digital B2B spend management platform, alongside Monerium, an eMoney provider for blockchains, said they had successfully completed a transaction marking a ‘major step forward in business payments and finance’.

欧洲杯买彩票Recently, Tradeshift’s platform was used by Icelandic retailer Nordic Store on Ethereum to...

UNICEF launches cryptocurrency fund – with Ethereum Foundation the first contributor

欧洲杯买彩票UNICEF has launched a cryptocurrency fund focused on Ether and Bitcoin, enabling the agency to receive, hold and disburse donations.

The move makes UNICEF the first UN organisation to hold and make transactions in cryptocurrency, with the first major contributor being the Ethereum Foundation. According to reports, the figure donated will be $18,000.

Under the structure of the UNICEF cryptocurrency fund, contributions will be held in the cryptocurrency of choice – here...

Conor Svensson, EEA and Web3 Labs: On education and exploration for enterprise Ethereum

At the end of last year, Vitalik Buterin used the medium of a tweetstorm to assess non-financial applications of blockchain technologies. Buterin described it as becoming ‘a bigger and bigger part of the story.’

Ethereum, the technology which Buterin co-founded, is no exception – and this is where the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) comes in. Its goal, as outlined on its website, is to ‘develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonisation and...

Why the blockchain funding scene remains ripe: Cambridge Blockchain, Lucid Sight, Harmony and more

欧洲杯买彩票The cryptocurrency markets may continue to fluctuate, but the startup scene for those exploring and integrating blockchain technologies continues to thrive. Cambridge Blockchain, Lucid Sight, Harmony and Liquid.com are four such companies who in the past week alone have secured vital VC funding.

Massachusetts-based digital identity enterprise software provider Cambridge Blockchain has been joined by PayPal in its series A funding round. As part of this investment, both companies...