Amazon and ConsenSys-Built Kaleido Launches Full-Stack Marketplace

Blockchain software-as-a-service (SAS) project Kaleido has launched a marketplace to provide its users with a “full-stack enterprise platform.” Their “Blockchain Business Cloud” now features a “new marketplace [of] trusted tools and services from Kaleido, AWS, and members of the new partnership program, all offered as plug-and-play.” The suite of services will feature oracles, wallet and ID services, supply chain tools and even legal contract software. According to a company statement, “Clients now have access to native AWS integrations, popular services such as HD wallets for privacy and ID registries for…

Binance Launches Research Arm For “Institutional-Grade Research Reports”

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced today that it has launched a new division dedicated specifically to industry analysis. In a November 8, 2018, announcement, Binance described some of the responsibilities of this new division, which has been dubbed Binance Research. The research is “focused on the creation of institutional-grade research reports” and has “the aim of increasing transparency and improving the quality of information available within the crypto space.” To this end, Binance has paired the official public announcement of this new division with some of the research that it…

JRR Crypto Launches Token Design Competition

In a collaboration with LongHash and BTC Inc, JRR Crypto has launched an international token design competition. Beginning on October 26, 2018, JRR Crypto launched this design competition at a multiday festival in Berlin. According to the group, it’s designed to address one of the fundamental issues that the development of decentralized projects faces today. “JRR observed that most blockchain projects that design a pass-through mechanism are too focused on fundraising rather than actual economic model building and the landing of business models,” according to a translated description of the…

eToro Launches Bespoke Cryptocurrency Wallet for Bitcoin and Three Altcoins

Global cryptocurrency and fiat trading platform eToro announced the release of its own cryptocurrency wallet today, Nov. 6, with initial support for four cryptoassets. EToro, which last month became the first platform to offer fiat trading of cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s in-house token Binance Coin (BNB), promises to add additional functionality to the product following the initial release. “The eToro wallet today is just the beginning and we will adding a whole host of additional functionality which will include supporting additional crypto and fiat tokens, crypto to crypto conversion, the ability…

Blockchain Trade Finance Platform | eTrade Connect Officially Launches

A new Hong Kong-based blockchain trade finance platform has just launched this week that was developed by twelve major global banks, Reuters reported this Wednesday. The platform was developed by Canadian-based HSBC, France-based BNP Paribas, Great Britain-based Standard Chartered, and nine other major banks. Blockchain Trade Finance Platform The new platform is called eTrade Connect, and on Wednesday, HSBC said it reduced the time it takes to approve trade loan applications. Usually, these loans would take a day and a half to process, but thanks to eTrade, it has been reduced…

Storj Launches Version 3 of Its Decentralized Cloud Storage Platform

On October 30, 2018, Storj Labs released a public alpha for their version 3 (V3) platform –– enabling developers and companies to test their decentralized cloud storage solution. The team also shared an updated white paper featuring their latest research on decentralized and distributed systems in cloud storage. Decentralized Cloud Storage Refresher Decentralized cloud storage solutions like Storj enable users to securely store their data on decentralized clouds utilizing peer-to-peer networks instead of storing their information on the servers of large corporations. This model works like an Airbnb for data;…

Singapore’s National Energy Provider Launches Blockchain Marketplace for Green Energy

Singapore’s national electricity and gas provider has launched blockchain-powered trading of renewable energy certificates in a new marketplace. The blockchain is designed and built in-house by the company’s own team of digital energy experts to “ensure the security, integrity and traceability” of every renewable energy certificate (REC) transaction, Singapore Power (SP) said in a press release. The SP Group, a unified corporate entity of former electricity and gas departments of Singapore’s Public Utilities Board, claims the blockchain marketplace will enable local and international companies meet their energy sustainability targets. When…

Long-Time Developer Launches Its First Crypto Game

An Australia-based digital entertainment company with a global audience of 350 million gamers is turning its attention to blockchain as it launches its first cryptocurrency-based web game. iCandy Interactive says CryptantCrab is a player versus player (PVP) game that offers “artistically designed crabs for players to collect, mutate, battle, and trade.” Each CryptantCrab is unique and individual to the players – as well as tamper-proof – a concept that the developer believes will ensure the game is “uncheatable.” Crabs can be mutated ahead of battles, and every triumph is duly…

FXOpen AU | Forex Broker Launches Cryptocurrency Trading

HomePress ReleaseFXOpen AU Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Perth, Australia – October 2018. Responding to the wishes of their traders and following the latest trends, FXOpen AU Forex broker launches cryptocurrency accounts that allow users to trade 15 cryptocurrencies (including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Monero, NEO, EOS and other cryptocurrencies) as CFDs direct from FXOpen accounts. To start trading in the Cryptocurrency market with FXOpen AU you need to log into your eWallet, select add account – Crypto, fill in the account opening form, open MT and use your new Crypto Account details…

ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy

ING Bank is continuing further down the path of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution, announced this week at the Sibos banking conference.  The Netherlands-based lender had already received plaudits for adapting classical zero-knowledge proofs (a way of proving possession of a secret without revealing the secret itself) into a simpler form for use within the bank called zero-knowledge range proofs. Zero knowledge range proofs can prove a number is within a specific range. For example, a mortgage applicant could prove that their salary…