by Florin Oprea
William Suberg – The Coin Telegraph
Bitcoin miners are now signaling more commonly than ever for Segregated Witness than Emergent Consensus.
FAO: Interesting to watch this.
Jemima Kelly – Reuters
Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.
FAO: Giants joining efforts to disrupt the disruptors…?!?
Oscar Williams-Grut – Business Insider
IBM has been selected to build a new blockchain-based international trading system for a consortium of global banks, a major win for the tech giant in the race to sell blockchain to Wall Street.
FAO: …nevertheless this is big.
Enterprise software firm R3 and four of its member banks have built a prototype solution for issuance of Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) on R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform.
FAO: Another box checked on R3’s long checklist, I suppose.
Shivdeep Dhaliwal – The Coin Telegraph
Minereum now enables anyone to create their own coin, which could be named after them if they so wished. In order to create your own coin, you can access the first version of the service by clicking here. The cost of the service is 1 MNE (approx $5).
Charles Dearing – The Coin Telegraph
“Before this gets too out of hand… No, I’m definitely not Satoshi Nakamoto”, says Litecoin’s Charlie Lee in response to rumours that started circulating in the crypto community.
Charles Dearing- The Coin Telegraph
While Blockchain technology is a relatively new innovation, it has been steadily gaining recognition recently. According to Gregory Shannon, Chief Scientist of Carnegie Mellon University, Blockchain is a technology that has now found its way out of the encryption community and into other sectors as well.
S&P Global Platts
Lack of oversight in blockchains may be perceived as an advantage but it comes with risks, according to energy exchange association Europex in a new report, Our Vision of an Evolving Energy Sector.
FAO: I can name at least 5 of my daily activities where I am facing risks. You cannot evade confronting with risks. You cannot evolve without taking risks.
Chuan Tian – CoinDesk
A group of think tanks and universities are co-launching a new blockchain research lab in Shenzhen, China.
FAO: This can only help, I presume.
Evelyn Cheng – CNBC
Bitcoin rival ethereum plunged Monday despite a major exchange’s efforts to shore up confidence by announcing a credit for customers who lost money during last week’s flash crash.
Frank Chaparro – Business Insider
Just when you thought you had your head around bitcoin, along comes Ethereum.
FAO: I really like this definition: “something called Ethereum”…
FAO: Just take a quick look at this section’s content and send me your first thoughts after reading it…Where do you think we will find ourselves in 5 years from now?
Giles Turner, Volodymyr Verbyany, Stepan Kravchenko – Bloomberg
A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry is spreading from Europe to the U.S. and South America, hitting port operators in New York, Rotterdam and Argentina, disrupting government systems in Kiev, and disabling operations at companies including Rosneft PJSC, advertiser WPP Plc. and the Chernobyl nuclear facility.
FAO: No comment.
Wolfie Zhao – CoinDesk
New details have emerged about some of the blockchain applications being pursed by state governments in India.
David Reid – CNBC
Consultants in the aerospace industry are backing blockchain technology to drive down the huge cost of plane maintenance
The Maritime Executive.
The U.S. Navy has revealed plans to trial blockchain technology to bring added security to its manufacturing systems.
Wolfie Zhao – CoinDesk
Blockchain startup Bitspark has revealed is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a trial focused on promoting financial inclusion in Tajikistan.
FAO: Florin Adrian Oprea, Editor-in-chief Blockchain Daily News
DNT: Decebal Nicolaie Todarita, Editor Blockchain Daily News