The most important blockchain technology use cases and partnerships in 2019




Blockchain use cases, July 2019




July 8, 2019

HDAC Technology, a blockchain company backed by Hyundai, partnered with blockchain startup CasperLabs to ensure scalability without compromising decentralization for mass adoption. [source]

July 5, 2019

Oracle has partnered with the World Bee Project (WBP) to introduce blockchain technology to the honey supply chain. [source]

July 5, 2019

sgCarMart and Ocean Protocol partnered to build Singapore's first Know-Your-Vehicle secure data marketplace. [source]

July 4, 2019

Fujitsu has developed a blockchain-based digital identity technology to evaluate trustworthiness in online transactions. [source]

July 3, 2019

Blockchain development firm Stratis Group Ltd has launched the first smart contracts on Microsoft's .NET architecture [source]

July 3, 2019

Intel co-sponsored a new Hyperledger project to simplify blockchain programming. [source]

July 3, 2019

IBM launched a pilot with four Australian financial services companies for a blockchain-powered platform designed to streamline bank guarantee process. [source]

July 2, 2019

UN is looking to blockchain technology in Afghanistan for secure and transparent land records management as part of a larger rebuilding process. [source]

July 2, 2019

Japan’s ONE and Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd join digital platform that seeks to cut costs and improve tracking of shipments. [source]

July 2, 2019

Nestlé becomes the first major food and beverage company to allow consumers to track their food right back to the farm. [source]

July 1, 2019

First blockchain-managed container shipped from South Korea to the Netherlands. [source]

July 1, 2019

Aon, Oxfam, and Etherisc launch first blockchain-based agricultural insurance policies for smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka. [source]

July 1, 2019

Huobi has partnered with Chinese blockchain startup Nervos to develop a new public blockchain for decentralized financial services. [source]

July 1, 2019

Longenesis is bringing medical records to the blockchain in South Korea. [source]


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Blockchain use cases, June 2019




June 13, 2019

Rhode Island is adopting blockchain for government use [source]

June 13, 2019

The United States Food and Drug Administration partnered with IBM and Walmart to pilot blockchain network for prescription drug traceability. [source]

June 12, 2019

British insurer Legal & General partnered with Amazon to establish the first blockchain system for corporate pension deals. [source]

June 11, 2019

NFI, the National Fisheries Institute and IBM are launching a seafood blockchain pilot targetting to generate revenue and reduce costs. [source]

June 11, 2019

Visa has launched a new network to speed up financial institutions process with cross-border payments. [source]


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Blockchain use cases, May 2019




May 30, 2019

Bank of Ireland, AIB, and Ulster Bank are using a Deloitte's new blockchain platform to verify their staff's credentials. [source]

May 23, 2019

Blockchain Wine Pte. Ltd. partnered with EY to build blockchain solutions to determine the quality, provenance, and authenticity of new and vintage wines. [source]

May 20, 2019

ABN AMRO to launch Forcefield, a digital blockchain platform providing real-time insight into trade inventories. [source]

May 17, 2019

Several of the world’s largest banks to invest around $50 million in digital cash settlement project [source]

May 17, 2019

Amazon files proof-of-work blockchain patent. [source]

May 15, 2019

World Bank and Commonwealth Bank enabled secondary market trading recorded on blockchain for bond-i, making this the first bond whose issuance and trading are recorded using distributed ledger technologies. [source]

May 15, 2019

Opera, the first browser with Web 3 capabilities, adds TRON’s TRX and other TRC-standard tokens support within its browser, and by opening products to multiple blockchains, Opera aims to accelerate the mainstream adoption of Web 3. [source]

May 14, 2019

PCF Capital Group, a major Australian capital advisory firm is launching a $250 million digital securities offering for mining sector. [source]

May 14, 2019

German state North Rhine-Westphalia announced plans to establish the European Blockchain Institute to research blockchain technology. [source]

May 14, 2019

Finastra has signed three global banks, BNP Paribas, Natixis and Societe Generale, on its Fusion LenderComm platform based on R3’s commercial version of its open source blockchain platform, Corda. [source]

May 14, 2019

Samsung is expanding the application of blockchain and cryptocurrency functions included in the Galaxy S10 to other Galaxy models such as the budget Galaxy phones. [source]

May 14, 2019

PCF Capital Group, an Australian capital advisory firm with a focus on serving clients within the mining and resource sector, has chosen permissioned blockchain ecosystem KoreConX for a $250 million digital securities offering. [source]

May 14, 2019

Brazil’s Banco Bradesco joined Marco Polo, the largest and fastest growing trade finance network powered by Corda blockchain technology to bring significant efficiencies in financing trade and working capital. [source]

May 14, 2019

South Korea’s internet giant Kakao Corp announced to launch its blockchain platform on June 27, 2019. [source]

May 14, 2019

Social media giant Facebook continues its blockchain efforts by hiring two of Coinbase’s, a major cryptocurrency exchange, former compliance managers. [source]

May 10, 2019

The Federal Reserve of Boston is starting a new blockchain experiment this summer. [source]

May 9, 2019

Switzerland’s national postal service partnered with blockchain firm Modum on temperature monitoring shipments solution. [source]

May 8, 2019

Malta's Registry of Companies is going to be the first agency in the world run by a blockchain-based system. [source]

May 8, 2019

Facebook updated advertising policies related to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial products and services to no longer require pre-approval for ads related to blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related to cryptocurrency. [source]

May 8, 2019

Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International joins R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo blockchain network for trade finance. [source]

May 8, 2019

Turkish university opened a blockchain center at Boston's Northeastern University after establishing Turkey's first university-based blockchain center BlockchainIST last year. [source]

May 8, 2019

Samsung plans to add blockchain technology to its enterprise IT solution packages. [source]

May 7, 2019

Chinese social media giant and payment service provider WeChat banned cryptocurrency transactions in its payments policy. [source]

May 7, 2019

Starbucks is starting to track its coffee products using Microsoft's Azure Blockchain Service. [source]

May 7, 2019

Thailand central bank has built a blockchain based prototype solution for digital currency project to settle interbank transactions. [source]

May 7, 2019

ASX, the Australian Securities Exchange allows clients to test its in-development blockchain clearing and settlement system. [source]

May 7, 2019

QEDIT’s ZKP, zero-knowledge proof gets $10 million from investors including Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Ant Financial into its blockchain projects, where insurers can prove an event took place without revealing the underlying secure information. [source]

May 6, 2019

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership joined IBM's Food Trust Ecosystem which will help provide traceability of SSP shrimp from farm to fork. [source]

May 6, 2019

Bursa Malaysia Bhd takes the first step into a blockchain technology powered securities borrowing and lending proof-of-concept to develop greater transparency. [source]

May 6, 2019

$7 trillion investment firm Fidelity will buy and sell the world’s most popular digital asset for institutional customers within a few weeks. [source]

May 6, 2019

DUST, Diamond Unclonable Security Tag, a blockchain firm led by three physical scientists adds physical products to the blockchain. [source]

May 6, 2019

PepsiCo's blockchain trial called Project Proton brought a 28 percent boost in supply chain efficiency using Zilliqa’s blockchain platform. [source]

May 4, 2019

Leading life sciences and healthcare companies Pfizer Inc., McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and Premier Inc. joined the working group project of MediLedger, a San Francisco-based technology company, that builds blockchain-powered ecosystems and supply chain solutions. [source]

May 2, 2019

Microsoft announced a series of new Azure services and developer technologies that put advanced capabilities spanning AI, mixed reality, IoT and blockchain in the hands of developers. [source]

May 2, 2019

Indian technology company Tech Mahindra's blockchain solution to help check mobile phone spam calls could impact over 300 million mobile subscribers in the country. [source]

May 2, 2019

The Mexican state of Tamaulipas partnered with blockchain-powered agricultural project GrainChain to incorporate blockchain and IoT software for grain tracking. [source]

May 2, 2019

The South Korean financial regulator FSC authorized nine financial companies and startups to provide innovative services using new technologies such as blockchain and fifth-generation telecommunications. [source]

May 2, 2019

Leaders from the global supply chain and logistics industry, the world’s largest ports, blockchain start-ups, importers/exporters and civil society have teamed up with the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, and over 20 governments to accelerate blockchain deployment across supply chains. [source]

May 2, 2019

The United States state of Washington passed a bill that recognizes the validity of distributed ledgers like blockchains. [source]

May 2, 2019

Microsoft makes JPMorgan's Quorum, JPM’s private enterprise version of ethereum, the preferred blockchain for business customers. [source]

May 2, 2019

Qtum is letting its users to deploy a full blockchain node on Google’s Cloud Platform and targets from experts to the everyday users by making it faster and easier. [source]

May 2, 2019

Code for ethereum’s PoS, proof-of-stake blockchain is going to be ready in June 30. [source]

May 2, 2019

LSE, the London Stock Exchange, is watching witch blockchain ideas from rival exchanges (Australian Securities Exchange, Swiss Stock Exchange, and Spanish Stock Exchange) gain market traction before deciding what to do. [source]

May 2, 2019

Five Canadian banks let users digitally verify their identities using SecureKey app built on IBM blockchain. [source]

May 2, 2019

The central banks of Canada and Singapore have settled cross-border payments using blockchain technology for the first time. [source]

May 1, 2019

Austin Transportation partnered with nonprofit Iota Foundation to develop a more interoperable transportation ecosystem. [source]

May 1, 2019

AWS, Amazon Web Services is launching blockchain building service for enterprise clients. [source]


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Blockchain use cases, April 2019




Apr 30, 2019

Amazon announced the general availability of Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy and cost-effective to create, manage, and scale blockchain networks. [source]

Apr 30, 2019

Chinese internet giant Tencent to develop blockchain medical tools with insurance company Waterdrop. [source]

Apr 30, 2019

West Ham United partnered with Socios.com, a blockchain-based fan engagement platform. [source]

Apr 30, 2019

HTC is launching another cellphone with blockchain features. [source]

Apr 26, 2019

Global insurance broker Marsh to begin rollout of proof of insurance blockchain platform. [source]

Apr 26, 2019

Saudi British Bank SABB launches new Ripple based cross-border instant payments. [source]

Apr 25, 2019

Beijing courtrooms turn to AI, blockchain technology as new technologies are used to make legal rulings and have shown impressive results. [source]

Apr 25, 2019

IBM, а top global developer of blockchain patents after Alibaba, signs agreement with Lenovo Data Center Group to increase customer care with cognitive and blockchain solutions in over 200 countries worldwide. [source]

Apr 25, 2019

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International is building a public blockchain to track tax stamps on cigarette boxes. [source]

Apr 25, 2019

Payments company Wirex is launching 26 stablecoins backed by fiat currencies on the Stellar blockchain network. [source]

Apr 25, 2019

Japan’s third-largest bank SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, will launch blockchain-based services on Marco Polo trade finance platform. [source]

Apr 25, 2019

Banks can’t deny bank accounts from blockchain-related projects thanks to France’s new blockchain law. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

Decentralized browser Brave launched Brave Ads, the first advertising platform built on privacy, with 70% revenue share to users. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

R/GA Ventures partners with leading Oregon organizations to create Venture Studio focused on Enterprise Blockchain solutions. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

Thailand’s state oil company PTTEP and largest commercial bank SCB announced the success of live pilot payment on blockchain. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

NTT Communications Thailand, the local operating unit under the NTT group, plans to launch an "innovation lab" to test and develop new technologies in blockchain, AI and IoT. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

Swiss investment firm Final Frontier and global blockchain technology company the Bitfury Group, valued at $1 billion, announced the launch of a regulated bitcoin mining fund. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, health data company Longenesis and the leading South Korea hospital Gil Medical Center partnered to design and integrate a custom blockchain-based health data management solution. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

China’s foreign exchange regulator is piloting a blockchain system aimed to address inefficiencies in cross-border trade finance. [source]

Apr 24, 2019

Samsung is developing its own Ethereum-based blockchain network and may issue own token. [source]

Apr 23, 2019

French specialized credit institution Societe Generale issued the first covered bond as a security token on a public blockchain. [source]

Apr 23, 2019

Blockchain startup Filament joins the Internet of Things research project for the development of new standards for blockchain-based connected devices on self-driving cars. [source]

Apr 23, 2019

Civic Inks partnerships with 12 major automated retail companies to bring blockchain ID to 1,000 vending machines. [source]

Apr 22, 2019

Major health information technology provider for the United States government, HMS Technologies Inc. partnered with blockchain startup Solve.Care. [source]

Apr 22, 2019

China’s first blockchain-enabled notary opened offices in Beijing. [source]

Apr 22, 2019

Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based electric vehicles performance control technology using blockchain. [source]

Apr 22, 2019

The British Virgin Islands partnered with blockchain firm LIFElabs.io to provide blockchain-based financial transactions and rapid cash response for emergencies. [source]

Apr 22, 2019

Investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase is expanding a blockchain project to include settlement features with 220 banks. [source]

Apr 21, 2019

Cybersecurity company Forcepoint, owned by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. [source]

Apr 19, 2019

Volkswagen will use IBM blockchain tech, which is built using Hyperledger Fabric, to track its mineral supply chains. [source]

Apr 17, 2019

Wirecard, the global innovation leader in digital financial technology, and TON Labs, infrastructure and ecosystem developer for the Telegram Open Network decentralized blockchain ecosystem, partnered to develop a digital financial services, payments, and banking platform. [source]

Apr 17, 2019

Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young launches a smart contract testing service for blockchain clients. [source]

Apr 17, 2019

Forbes releases a list of 50 companies with minimum revenues or valuations of $1 billion and U.S. operations, that are currently using blockchain and leading the way in adapting decentralized ledgers. [source]

Apr 17, 2019

New $50 million blockchain-focused venture capital, Proof of Capital, is aiming to bring the technology to the masses. [source]

Apr 17, 2019

Professional services firm Accenture and Italian insurance group Generali have launched a blockchain solution for employee insurance benefits. [source]

Apr 16, 2019

Blockchain software firm Digital Asset partnered with Hyperledger members, Blockchain Technology Partners, to integrate the DAML runtime with Hyperledger Sawtooth. [source]

Apr 16, 2019

South Korea’s largest telecom firm KT unveils 5G based blockchain platform 'GiGA Chain' to prevent cyber attacks on IoT devices. [source]

Apr 16, 2019

Corporate Traveller, the UK’s leading specialist provider of business travel management services to SME companies, has partnered with BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider to accept cryptocurrency payments. [source]

Apr 16, 2019

Swiss food giant Nestle and French retailer Carrefour team up to let consumers access product data via IBM blockchain. [source]



Apr 15, 2019

Portland State University researchers developed a blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceutical sales. [source]

Apr 15, 2019

NPCI, the National Payments Corporation of India is building a blockchain solution for digital transactions. [source]

Apr 15, 2019

IMF, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank launched an educational crypto token called “Learning Coin”. [source]

Apr 15, 2019

ING Bank brings a privacy technology called bulletproofs to private blockchains. [source]

Apr 14, 2019

Samsung SDS partnered with Indian IT giant Mahindra for overseas market for its Nexledger blockchain platform. [source]

Apr 12, 2019

Binance Labs grants of $15,000 each to three startups developing open-source blockchain technologies; Ironbelly, a mobile wallet for the Grin/Mimblewimble blockchain; HOPR, privacy-preserving messaging protocol; and Kitsune Wallet, an upgradeable on-chain wallet. [source]

Apr 12, 2019

Digital Asset’s DAML smart contract language extended to cloud computing giant VMware blockchain. [source]

Apr 12, 2019

The world’s biggest business organization ICC, International Chamber of Commerce is making blockchain technology available to its 45 million members in 130 countries, including Amazon, Coca Cola, Fedex, McDonald’s and PayPal. [source]

Apr 11, 2019

US blockchain startup Flexa raises $14.1 million to catapult retail blockchain adoption. [source]

Apr 11, 2019

Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the world’s first successful cross-border securities settlement between two central securities depositories using Quartz Blockchain. [source]

Apr 11, 2019

Pohang University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University plan to make a blockchain campus together in South Korea. [source]

Apr 11, 2019

TON, Telegram Open Network blockchain is live in private testing mode. [source]

Apr 11, 2019

Albertsons Companies, the world’s second-largest supermarket company, joined IBM’s Food Trust blockchain. [source]

Apr 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy is exploring blockchain technology to prevent power plant cyberattacks. [source]

Apr 10, 2019

South Korean military acquisitions agency launched a blockchain pilot to improve business operations in the defense sector. [source]

Apr 10, 2019

The 29-year-old Swedish content creator PewDiePie, who has 93.7 million subscribers on YouTube, joins blockchain live streaming platform DLive. [source]

Apr 9, 2019

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange starts offering blockchain-based securities and funds. [source]

Apr 9, 2019

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the fifth largest bank in the world, is set to put its digital currency, a blockchain-based stablecoin MUFG Coin into practical use this year. [source]

Apr 8, 2019

Coins.ph, one of the Philippines' leading e-wallet providers, and The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announced a collaboration to enable more than five million customers to receive international and domestic money transfers directly into their Coins.ph wallets in the Philippines. [source]

Apr 8, 2019

IBM patents a blockchain implementation to manage data and interactions for self-driving vehicles. [source]

Apr 8, 2019

Crypto lending firm Dharma launches on Ethereum blockchain and is now open to everyone. [source]

Apr 8, 2019

Kleinwort Hambros, a Societe Generale-owned private bank and wealth manager, launched a blockchain ETN, exchange-traded note which will invest in companies that could profit most from the development of blockchain technology. [source]

Apr 8, 2019

Car giants General Motors and BMW are supporting blockchain technology data sharing for self-driving cars. [source]

Apr 6, 2019

Acre Software, a UK startup using blockchain technology, raised £5 million from Aviva and Sesame Bankhall Group to revamp the mortgage and insurance application process for advisers. [source]

Apr 5, 2019

Blockchain tech firm Bitfury and blockchain-powered medical data marketplace Longenesis launched production of a blockchain-based consent management solution for doctors and patients. [source]

Apr 5, 2019

Electronics giant Bosch and Austrian power supplier Wien Energie tested a blockchain refrigerator which allows consumers to monitor and control electricity consumption via a smart device app. [source]

Apr 5, 2019

Russian gas giant Gazprom starts using blockchain to execute business contracts. [source]

Apr 5, 2019

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, and enterprise blockchain firm R3 completed a blockchain trial that reduced the real estate buying and selling process from more than three months to less than three weeks. [source]

Apr 4, 2019

Blockchain software firm Digital Asset announced that DAML, smart contract language, is now open source to enable broader adoption by developers and allow tech platform vendors to use DAML. [source]

Apr 4, 2019

Game developer Lucid Sight raises $6 million to take blockchain games to traditional platforms. [source]

Apr 4, 2019

Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, launched Okta Ventures, a $50 million investment fund with its first investment in Trusted Key, a blockchain-based digital identity company [source].

Apr 4, 2019

Accomplice, Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm, and General Catalyst invest $15 million to Coda protocol, a blockchain that makes its blocks disappear. [source]

Apr 4, 2019

EU Blockchain Group INATBA, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications, launches with SWIFT, IBM, Ripple, and around 100 other firms and organizations onboard to promote adoption of the technology across the EU. [source]

Apr 3, 2019

40 central banks across continents are conducting several research projects and pilots with blockchain technology. [source]

Apr 3, 2019

Smart Dubai Office endorses du’s Blockchain Platform as a Service. [source]

Apr 3, 2019

Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc. partnerships with SG Blocks, a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, to build next-generation modular data centers. [source]

Apr 2, 2019

Swiss food technology giant Bühler introduces blockchain-ready solutions and leading-edge technologies to increase food safety standards. [source]

Apr 2, 2019

Online payments giant PayPal makes its first-ever investment in a blockchain technology to Cambridge Blockchain, which helps financial institutions and other companies manage sensitive data using shared ledgers. [source]

Apr 1, 2019

ConsenSys Ventures has selected 10 blockchain startups for its accelerator program Tachyon 2.0 program, focused on building blockchain solutions for data privacy, encryption, healthcare, and decentralized finance. [source]


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Blockchain use cases, March 2019




Mar 30, 2019

China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited is exploring blockchain technology for upstream supply chain financing. [source]

Mar 29, 2019

India's Federal Bank partnered with Ripple Inc, a blockchain supported global remittance company, for cross border remittance through its network. [source]

Mar 29, 2019

The largest Austrian energy provider Wien Energie in partnership with blockchain technology firm Riddle & Code debuts a charger for electric cars based on distributed ledger technology. [source]

Mar 29, 2019

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading global cybersecurity, blockchain, and IoT company launched SensorsID, a strong Digital Identity solution designed to protect device identities and their data. [source]

Mar 29, 2019

Major United States energy firm Ameren Corporation and software engineering company Opus One Solutions partnered to test a transactive energy marketplace and evaluate the use of Blockchain ledger systems. [source]

Mar 29, 2019

Five big companies Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, EY, and Accenture dominate blockchain jobs market participating in trials, developing products and offering services using blockchain technology to possible clients of over 90 percent of the financial service companies listed on the Fortune 500. [source]

Mar 29, 2019

Facebook is advertising for more blockchain-related positions, adding to the 25 positions already posted by the company, for example, a lead commercial counsel for blockchain to negotiate partnerships needed to launch new products. [source]

Mar 28, 2019

The Coffee Board of India activates a blockchain based marketplace in India to help integrate farmers with markets in a transparent manner and lead to the realization of fair price for the coffee producer. [source]

Mar 28, 2019

Marco Polo trade finance blockchain built on R3’s Corda platform sees first live trades. [source]

Mar 27, 2019

Swiss mortgage bank Hypothekarbank Lenzburg partnered with crypto asset manager TokenSuisse to further its current offerings in blockchain and crypto. [source]

Mar 27, 2019

The London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s largest market for metal derivatives, is planning to track physical metals using blockchain. [source]

Mar 26, 2019

American leading chocolate production company The Hershey Company joined blockchain advertising consortium AdLedger. [source]

Mar 26, 2019

Ailsa Bay, 130-year-old WG&S’s premium Scotch whiskey brand, partnered with blockchain technology company arc-net to allow customers to track their whiskey from source to store and ensuring authenticity and traceability on blockchain. [source]

Mar 26, 2019

Irish startup Festy made a partnership and investment deal with South Korean internet giant Kakao to develop blockchain payment and analytics applications. [source]

Mar 26, 2019

The National Development Council of Taiwan is forming a blockchain alliance for the development of blockchain technology and use it to improve public governance. [source]

Mar 26, 2019

Louis Vuitton owner LVMH is preparing to launch blockchain to prove the authenticity of luxury goods. [source]

Mar 25, 2019

Global multi-asset investment platform eToro signals tokenized future with the acquisition of smart contract infrastructure provider Firmo. [source]

Mar 25, 2019

Crypto exchange OKEx is building a DEX, a decentralized exchange on its own blockchain. [source]

Mar 25, 2019

A blockchain insurance consortium B3i, a startup owned by some of the world’s largest insurance companies, raised $16 million and aims to use blockchain technology to streamline fragmented back-office processes and claims handling. [source]

Mar 24, 2019

BMW Group Asia, Intel, and Nielsen partner with the Singapore government-backed blockchain accelerator Tribe. [source]

Mar 23, 2019

Shipping giant UPS is targetting B2B, business-to-business sales with a new blockchain e-commerce platform. [source]

Mar 22, 2019

Artory, the blockchain-backed digital art registry, acquired Auction Club, to put a subscription-only database that hosts sales information from 4,000 international auction houses on blockchain. [source]

Mar 22, 2019

Western Union partners with cross-border payments network Thunes, which is using Stellar for blockchain-powered settlements, to enable Western Union customers to send funds directly into mobile wallets around the world. [source]

Mar 22, 2019

Duke University is collaborating with blockchain startup Citizens Reserve for a blockchain lab to develop students’ interest in blockchain technology. [source]

Mar 21, 2019

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba partnered with software developer Aerospace Information Co to promote blockchain technology development. [source]

Mar 21, 2019

Sirin Labs partnered with MyEtherWallet to integrate popular cryptocurrency interface in its Finney blockchain smartphone. [source]

Mar 20, 2019

seriesOne Inc., a leading global digital securities fundraising platform, partnered with Polymath, the industry-leading security token platform, to deliver an end-to-end solution for blockchain-based digital securities issuers. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

Cybersecurity firm Kudelski Security partnerships with Hosho, a global leader in blockchain security and smart contract auditing, to extend the capabilities of Kudelski's Blockchain Security Center. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

Dunamu, a firm backed by South Korea’s largest Internet corporation Kakao, launched Luniverse, a blockchain service platform that aims to help companies establish businesses using blockchain technology. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance will let Australian residents to buy Bitcoin with cash from 1,300 stores. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

Fortune 500 company Avnet, a leading global technology solutions company, is working with BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to accept cryptocurrency for products and services. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

Chinese tech giant Tencent, the owner of the 1 billion user social media platform WeChat, and the Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau issued an electronic invoice for a subway ride based on blockchain via a mobile payment platform. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

A South Korean medical center in launching a blockchain platform with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT to improve the accuracy of its healthcare data. [source]

Mar 19, 2019

Customers of the largest Swiss online shop Digitec Galaxus with around 2.7 million products can now pay with Bitcoin as well as several altcoins. [source]

Mar 18, 2019

US National Pork Board and startup RIPE.IO partnered to use a blockchain platform for pork supply chains. [source]

Mar 18, 2019

IBM's Blockchain World Wire with Stellar XLM to enable near real-time international settlements between banks went live with 44 international banks that support payments on the service. [source]

Mar 18, 2019

Australia announced the development of a national blockchain roadmap and $100,000 funding to blockchain industry from the federal government. [source]

Mar 16, 2019

Chinese insurance giant Ping An Technology Group partnered with Ethereum-based decentralized AI startup SingularityNET. [source]

Mar 16, 2019

Riot Blockchain is launching a regulated crypto exchange in the U.S. for three main services: banking, trading and a digital wallet. [source]



Mar 15, 2019

Metadium, a South Korean blockchain identity startup, partnered with game engine giant Unity Technologies to bring secure ID system to 6.5 million game developers. [source]

Mar 15, 2019

SEC Staff to hold a public Fintech Forum to discuss distributed ledger technology and digital assets. [source]

Mar 14, 2019

IBM made a deal with court clerks across France to start recording changes in companies’ legal status using its Hyperledger blockchain. [source]

Mar 14, 2019

After a successful blockchain system for certifying collateral pledges trial Spain’s largest stock exchange BME, Bolsa de Madrid is going live by the end of the year. [source]

Mar 14, 2019

80 percent of cloud infrastructure clients can now use Kaleido’s software-as-a-service blockchain solution after Microsoft Azure integration. [source]

Mar 13, 2019

Cosmos, a blockchain to connect all blockchains, released a live software Cosmos Hub. [source]

Mar 11, 2019

Blockchain platform Forte and Ripple's project Xpring form $100 million fund to accelerate mainstream use of blockchain in games. [source]

Mar 11, 2019

US Credit Union Group CU Ledger makes a deal with IBM to use its Hyperledger blockchain. [source]

Mar 11, 2019

Investment management company Invesco launched a blockchain ETF, an exchange-traded fund called Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange. [source]

Mar 8, 2019

Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood company partnered with SAP, a German technology company to use their blockchain technology to track fresh fish from ocean to the dinner table. [source]

Mar 8, 2019

Blockchain-based bill of lading initiative launched by the Singapore government on its blockchain-based maritime trade platform TradeTrust. [source]

Mar 8, 2019

Quantstamp, a Y Combinator-backed smart contract security company, partnered with financial giant Nomura Holdings and Digital Garage and established Quantstamp Japan GK to assist Japanese startups and enterprises in using secure blockchain technology. [source]

Mar 8, 2019

State of Connecticut has filed a new bill to legalize the commercial use of blockchain smart contracts in business. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company together with R3, the enterprise blockchain software firm, has developed a blockchain-based solution prototype to enable digital currency for interbank settlements for a consortium consisting of the Bank of Thailand and eight commercial banks in Thailand. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

Colorado lawmakers want to study the potential of blockchain technology in water rights management. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

United Russia, the ruling Russian political party launched e-voting using blockchain technology. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

Bangchak Corporation Public Co. Limited, a petroleum refiner in Thailand, is testing a commercial microgrid and blockchain energy trading platform in Bangkok. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

eToro, a global multi-asset trading platform with over 10 million registered users allows U.S. customers to trade 13 crypto assets, and aims to act as a bridge between the old world of investing and a blockchain-powered future. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba considers cross-border supply chains platform with the use of IoT and blockchain technologies. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

Denver, Colorado plans to use a blockchain voting app to store and track votes in next elections. [source]

Mar 7, 2019

The Swiss stock exchange SIX chose R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain platform for digital asset trading. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

Nearly 100 newsrooms across five continents signed on to blockchain-based journalism network Civil, a global community for independent journalism. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

German financial services firm Commerzbank and securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse completed a blockchain PoC, proof-of-concept for a legally binding repo transaction. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

France’s largest port, the port of Marseille Fos joined a blockchain technology project for the transport of freight. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

IBM's team of security experts, X-Force Red, launches a new service for blockchain security testing. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

Five Japanese banks, Bank of Iwate, Bank of Yokohama, Aomori Bank, Akita Bank, and Yamanashi Chuo Bank are launching a financial services infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

UNICEF, the children’s non-profit organization is exploring blockchain technology with the government of Kyrgyzstan to improve the Internet for every school. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

ECCB, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is testing blockchain-based central bank digital currency as a legal tender. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

Financial messaging giant SWIFT teams up with SGX, the Singapore Exchange and major banks Deutsche Bank, DBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, and leading securities software provider SLIB, to trial voting based on blockchain technology. [source]

Mar 6, 2019

The government of Argentina is investing in early-stage blockchain startup projects backed by Binance Labs and LatamEx Founders Lab. [source]

Mar 5, 2019

Blockchain property transaction platform blockimmo Ltd, together with Elea Labs and Swiss Crypto Tokens have carried out the first real estate transaction on a blockchain in Switzerland. [source]

Mar 5, 2019

French retail giant Carrefour applied blockchain for tracking the supply chain of micro-filtered full-fat milk. [source]

Mar 4, 2019

Central Bank of Bahrain has put in the right ecosystem to support growth and innovation and opportunities in the financial service sector, which is the second biggest contributor to the GDP behind oil and gas, to Indian fintech firms for open banking, blockchain, crypto assets, robo advisory, and remittances. [source]

Mar 4, 2019

Estonian decentralized, blockchain-powered platform Solve.Care partnered with ridesharing app Lyft to improve access to medical care with first-of-its-kind blockchain and ridesharing service integration. [source]

Mar 4, 2019

Tether is launching a new version of USDT stablecoin as a native TRC-20 token on the Tron blockchain. [source]

Mar 1, 2019

Alhamrani Universal, Saudi Arabia’s largest ATM provider, is the first to develop a blockchain powered biometric authentication ATM compatible with local banks with blockchain identity platform ShoCard. [source]

Mar 1, 2019

U.S. Blockchain Consortium with seven global oil and gas firms launches to lead blockchain adoption in the oil and gas Industry. [source]

Mar 1, 2019

The Malaysian state of Penang starts to use blockchain technology to track agricultural products and producers better. [source]

Mar 1, 2019

Swedish digital marketing company Tradedoubler launches a new generation of affiliate marketing: An open platform using blockchain technology that enables publishers and advertisers to interact directly. [source]

Mar 1, 2019

Big Four audit and consultancy firm PwC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ICAS, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland trials a blockchain system for digital certificates. [source]

Mar 1, 2019

Signature Bank, a New York-based full-service commercial bank with its own blockchain platform is offering financial services to fintech firms in Bermuda. [source]


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Blockchain use cases, February 2019




Feb 28, 2019

Standard Bank of South Africa is launching a private permissioned blockchain payment system for overseas foreign exchange trades. [source]

Feb 28, 2019

Moscow Government plans to use blockchain technology in e-voting for the parliamentary election. [source]

Feb 28, 2019

Blockchain device manufacturer startup Pundi X's blockchain phone can switch between blockchain and android. [source]

Feb 28, 2019

Blockchain-based home equity loan startup Figure Technologies get $120 million equity funding backed by Morgan Creek, RPM Ventures, DST Global, Ribbit Capital, DCM Ventures, Digital Currency Group, and Nimble Ventures. [source]

Feb 27, 2019

The National University of Singapore and a Chinese technology company CJT, Chongqing Jinwowo Technologies partnered to research both blockchain and AI solutions. [source]

Feb 27, 2019

Turkish mobile network giant Turkcell, the world's fastest-growing digital operator, introduced a blockchain service for user ID Management. [source]

Feb 27, 2019

Two Japanese tech giants, Sony and Fujitsu have teamed up and are aiming to provide educational records that cannot be faked. [source]

Feb 27, 2019

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) leads $20 million fundraise for capital markets blockchain startup Nivaura signaling growing interest from mainstream finance in the technology behind cryptocurrencies. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

The Russian Ministry of Transport plans to trial IBM and Maersk’s blockchain shipping solution called TradeLens in Russia's second largest port. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

Indian Institute of Management and TalentSpirit roll out an advanced programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain for management and finance professionals. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

Vakt, a post-trade platform for oil, based on blockchain, partnered with dealers covering most of the North Sea groups. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

Digital payments firm Electroneum launches a smartphone M1 which pays you back cloud mining technology. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

Telefónica and Microsoft establish a strategic partnership to expand digital innovation using blockchain and AI. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

International technology and IT firm Cisco Systems is investing in Southeast Asia to capitalize on growth opportunity from digital transformation, blockchain, and cybersecurity, and opened a research center in Singapore. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

Samsung announces Cosmochain crypto project and Enjin crypto gaming platform to be blockchain the first partners for Galaxy S10 Phone. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

WeWork-occupied building in Miami is going to be tokenized on Ethereum blockchain in $65.5 million deal. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

MonetaGo, a software development company that builds private blockchains for financial institutions and central banks, switches its underlying architecture from Hyperledger to R3’s Corda. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

Japanese telecom SoftBank is looking for blockchain tech so solve issues with ID and authentication services. [source]

Feb 26, 2019

The Fusion Foundation and AXP, the Automotive eXchange Platform want to put second-hand car market with 10 million used cars and their insurance and financing to a blockchain. [source]

Feb 25, 2019

Japanese solar power supplier Kyocera and LO3 Energy partnered to demonstrate blockchain-managed virtual power plant for improved energy distribution. [source]

Feb 25, 2019

Accenture will work with Mastercard, Amazon Web Services, Everledger, and Mercy Corps to increase the sustainability and fairness of global supply chains. [source]

Feb 25, 2019

The German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz Cars develops blockchain-prototype for sustainable supply chains. [source]

Feb 25, 2019

An Australian financial regulator has partnered with the Swinburne University of Technology to trial blockchain technology to automate transaction reporting by institutions. [source]

Feb 22, 2019

PandaDoc, the leading sales proposal, contract, and eSignature solution, announced blockchain integration. [source]

Feb 22, 2019

University of California researchers proposed a system for running clinical trials in an untrustworthy environment using blockchain. [source]

Feb 22, 2019

Thailand is allowing issuance and trading of blockchain securities such as stocks and bonds. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Three German banking and technology giants Commerzbank, Continental, and Siemens completed a blockchain money market pilot on blockchain platform Corda. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Malta is the first country to store all education certificates on a blockchain. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Binance Charity launches a blockchain-powered Lunch for Children’ program in African schools. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, partnered with Deutsche Telekom, the world’s fifth largest telecoms firm, to build blockchain identity platform. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Big Four auditor KPMG forms a strategic alliance with Guardtime to help organizations harness the potential of blockchain technology to build transparent, traceable, and secure business processes. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

KT Corporation, the biggest telecom operator in South Korea is launching BaaS, blockchain-as-a-service platform next month. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Japan’s megabank Mizuho Financial Group is teaming up with 60 financial institutions which together host a combined 56 million user accounts, to launch a digital currency platform for payments and remittance services. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Bahrain’s central bank is launching a regulatory sandbox to allow blockchain companies to work in the country on a trial basis. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

Spanish telecom multinational Telefonica is testing a blockchain platform that lets users sell their personal information in a consumer data marketplace. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

A U.S. ice hockey team LA Kings launched a blockchain app allowing fans to verify their merchandise. [source]

Feb 21, 2019

The U.S. state of Ohio is studying with startup firm SafeChain the benefits of putting real-estate transactions and land titles on a blockchain. [source]

Feb 20, 2019

New World Development has teamed up with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute ASTRI to launch the first blockchain platform called PropTech for home buyers, with the Bank of China becoming the first bank user. [source]

Feb 20, 2019

Blockchain shipping firm Shipnext entered into a strategic alliance with India’s largest e-commerce firm mjunction. [source]

Feb 20, 2019

Japan’s second-largest securities brokerage Daiwa completes a blockchain proof-of-concept pilot involving 26 companies, including financial institutions, system providers and institutional investors. [source]

Feb 20, 2019

Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation and LO3 Energy Inc. an energy-tech company revolutionizing the future of energy through disruptive technologies partnered to bring transactive energy to Japan. [source]

Feb 20, 2019

World's biggest cryptocurrency exchange Binance launched the testnet of its new decentralized exchange, Binance DEX. [source]

Feb 19, 2019

BitGo, the market leader in digital asset financial services, announced the industry’s most comprehensive insurance protections for cryptocurrencies and digital assets through Lloyd's of London. [source]

Feb 19, 2019

South Korean capital Seoul made a plan to invest over $1 billion in blockchain and fintech startups via an investment fund. [source]

Feb 19, 2019

Coinbase has acquired Neutrino, a London-based blockchain intelligence platform. [source]

Feb 19, 2019

BBVA Group, Spain’s second-largest bank, issued the first structured green bond using blockchain technology to negotiate the terms and conditions. [source]

Feb 18, 2019

SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Japan’s second-largest bank by assets, completed a proof-of-concept using R3’s Marco Polo blockchain trade finance platform. [source]

Feb 18, 2019

One of the biggest universities in China, Fudan University, has opened a blockchain research center. [source]

Feb 18, 2019

BankDhofar, Oman’s second-largest bank joined RippleNet technology for cross-border payments to India. [source]

Feb 18, 2019

Germany has opened a consultation process on how to tap into the potential of blockchain technology to companies and industry groups that could become stakeholders in a blockchain deployment process in Europe’s biggest economy. [source]

Feb 18, 2019

China’s most populated province Guangdong will use electronic tax invoices based on blockchain technology for e-commerce. [source]

Feb 17, 2019

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, has joined forces with Hamriyah Free Zone Authority to launch Sharjah’s first blockchain platform in the United Arab Emirates. [source]

Feb 17, 2019

Japan’s Amazon, e-commerce giant Rakuten, announced that its payment app will support crypto payments. [source]

Feb 15, 2019

Apple mentioned its blockchain guidelines in recent SEC Filing. [source]



Feb 15, 2019

Argentina settled an export deal with Paraguay using Bitcoin. [source]

Feb 15, 2019

Hyundai Commercial, a financial services subsidiaries of Hyundai and Kia Motors, partnered with IBM to advance their use of cloud-based AI and blockchain technology. [source]

Feb 15, 2019

Rostec, a Russian tech giant partnered with blockchain company Vostok to improve operational systems. [source]

Feb 15, 2019

Luxembourg has passed a bill to give a legal framework for blockchain securities. [source]

Feb 14, 2019

KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company is developing a local currency platform in the South Korean city of Gimpo. [source]

Feb 14, 2019

IBM and Banco Santander announced a five-year global technology agreement valued at approximately $700M to enable Santander Group to accelerate and deepen its business transformation, including blockchain technology, AI, and big data. [source]

Feb 14, 2019

South Korean tech giant Samsung developed a technology called Nexledger Accelerator to speed up blockchain transactions using Hyperledger Fabric. [source]

Feb 14, 2019

Institute of Decentralized Economics has launched in London to study blockchain economic systems and their impact on existing institutions. [source]

Feb 14, 2019

The Spanish Region of Aragon gives over $13 million for Industry 4.0 projects which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. [source]

Feb 14, 2019

In addition to its photo apps and games using blockchain, Chinese search giant Baidu launches a plug&play blockchain platform called Baidu Blockchain Engine which allows developers to produce blockchain applications as easy and fast as mobile apps. [source]

Feb 13, 2019

Korea Exchange Bank, South Korea’s largest foreign exchange bank filed 46 blockchain-related patents to connect new technology and banking systems. [source]

Feb 13, 2019

ABI, the Italian Banking Association moves into the pre-production phase for its blockchain-based interbank reconciliation project. [source]

Feb 13, 2019

University of California, Berkeley launches accelerator called Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator to support blockchain startups. [source]

Feb 13, 2019

Japan’s largest financial group and the world’s fifth largest bank MUFG, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced that it's launching a blockchain payments network in 2020 with fintech firm Akamai Technologies. [source]

Feb 13, 2019

Pharmaceutical multinational Boehringer Ingelheim is testing IBM blockchain in a bid to improve clinical trials. [source]

Feb 12, 2019

Czech Financial Firm SDK.finance is using Oracle Blockchain Platform to help the company transform the rapidly evolving payments industry. [source]

Feb 12, 2019

Netpay International, a Global payment processing firm has partnered with BNC LedgerTech to provide blockchain-based services to its customers. [source]

Feb 12, 2019

Infotech Baltika, a Russian cargo shipping starts using blockchain technology in ports logistics to increase overall capacity. [source]

Feb 12, 2019

Software giant Oracle accelerates the adoption of enterprise blockchain worldwide with its cloud-based blockchain platform. [source]

Feb 12, 2019

General Motors Financial partners with blockchain startup Spring Labs for ID verification and identity fraud prevention. [source]

Feb 11, 2019

Bitfury, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company, and Longenesis, a startup that merges AI and blockchain partner with Medical Diagnostic Web to deliver next-generation healthcare blockchain. [source]

Feb 11, 2019

Finablr, a global platform for Payments and Foreign Exchange solutions announced that its network brands UAE Exchange and Unimoni start to use RippleNet for real-time cross-border transactions to Thailand. [source]

Feb 11, 2019

The ALS Association has partnered with TRON to track donations via blockchain in a campaign called #VoiceYourLove. [source]

Feb 11, 2019

In a blockchain groundwater pilot in California, IoT, Internet of Things sensors transmit water extraction data to satellites, it's recorded on the IBM Blockchain Platform, and it uses smart contracts to automatically execute transactions when certain conditions are met [source].

Feb 8, 2019

SUBE, Argentina's state public transport card starts accepting Bitcoin. [source]

Feb 8, 2019

Not-for-profit organization The Pistoia Alliance has expanded its blockchain project to improve data sharing, data identity and data integrity in the life sciences industry. [source]

Feb 8, 2019

The Litecoin (LTC) Foundation has partnered with software development firm Beam to advance privacy in cryptocurrency space and promote Mimblewimble protocol. [source]

Feb 8, 2019

MFSA, the Malta Financial Services Authority launches a consultation on cybersecurity addressing the challenges associated with blockchain technology to provide certainty in a complex digital world. [source]

Feb 8, 2019

A Swiss multinational investment bank Credit Suisse has completed a blockchain trial for fund transactions with more efficient, scalable, and timely cross-border transactions. [source]

Feb 7, 2019

Two investment firms, AdvisorShares and Sabretooth Advisors launches new active ETF focused on cloud, digital ledger and blockchain technologies. [source]

Feb 7, 2019

The blockchain payments infrastructure firm Ripple partnered with another 10 top universities in the US, China, Brazil and Singapore for its blockchain research program UBRI, University Blockchain Research Initiative. [source]

Feb 7, 2019

SIX, Switzerland’s biggest stock exchange, is planning a blockchain platform to speed up trades to complete from days to fractions of a second. [source]

Feb 6, 2019

WSBA, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance partnered with R3 to develop applications and solutions on their Corda platform. [source]

Feb 6, 2019

MediConnect partners with ASC, The Addiction Safeguarding Committee and BBFA, British Business Federation Authority to use MediConnect’s blockchain platform. [source]

Feb 6, 2019

Abra is adding a new feature to its blockchain-based app to let global users invest in ETFs, exchange-traded funds. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s first and largest blockchain trade association which represents over 200 companies that are investing in and innovating with blockchain technology, has united with the Blockchain Association of Canada. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

A blockchain company Kuknos and four banks, Bank Mellat, Bank Melli Iran, Bank Pasargad, and Parsian Bank created a blockchain platform for Iranian gold-backed digital currency. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

Russia is implementing blockchain technology in the country's main school graduation exam. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

Coinbase launched support for EU-customers to make withdrawals to their PayPal accounts. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

The Isle of Man has announced the formation of a Blockchain Office and the launch of an Isle of Man regulatory sandbox to promote the development of blockchain. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

Global mining company BHP, Japanese shipping company NYK, sustainable biofuel company GoodFuels, and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration, a developer of blockchain applications for the maritime industry, successfully delivered sustainable biofuels to bulk carrier Frontier Sky with CO2 savings verified with BLOC’s blockchain fuels assurance platform. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

Deloitte, Kerry Logistics and CargoSmart have successfully connected multiple distributed ledger technology networks for a platform to enhance efficiency for the shipping industry worldwide. [source]

Feb 5, 2019

Six commercial banks from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabian joined a digital currency cross-border transaction project. [source]

Feb 4, 2019

Facebook has made its first acquisition in the blockchain space by hiring the team behind Chainspace, a blockchain startup founded by researchers from University College London, which is building a decentralized system that could facilitate payments through blockchain technology. [source]

Feb 4, 2019

Retail giant Overstock.com’s Medici is developing a land registry system in Tulum, Mexico. [source]

Feb 4, 2019

Swiss crypto bank Seba partnered with mortgage bank Hypothekarbank Lenzburg AG to build a bridge between traditional banking and the digital ecosystem. [source]

Feb 4, 2019

Vreo, a Swiss gaming company developed a blockchain-based solution to make in-game advertising more attractive to players, developers, and advertisers by creating trust and transparency between developers and the advertising industry. [source]

Feb 3, 2019

SEC, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking a Big Data tool for major blockchains. [source]

Feb 2, 2019

Go-Ahead Group Plc, United Kingdom public transport provider partners with a blockchain firm DOVU for a loyalty program. [source]

Feb 2, 2019

Swiss cybersecurity firm WISeKey opened a Blockchain Center of Excellence in Geneva. [source]

Feb 1, 2019

Europe’s largest digital publisher Axel Springer partnered with blockchain micropayment firm SatoshiPay to enable direct payments using blockchain. [source]

Feb 1, 2019

Liberty Korea Party, the second largest political party in South Korea is starting to use blockchain technology for member processes. [source]

Feb 1, 2019

Chinese Chongqing Yuzhong district Food and Drug Administration is starting to use blockchain technology for quality assurance of food and drug. [source]

Feb 1, 2019

Itochu Corporation, the Japanese trading giant and one of the five largest companies in Japan is developing a PoC, proof-of-concept blockchain traceability system. [source]

Feb 1, 2019

IBM completes a blockchain technology trial to track a 28-ton shipment of oranges from China to Singapore. [source]


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Blockchain use cases, January 2019




Jan 31, 2019

Bitfury partners with South Korean Commons Foundation to launch bitcoin mining centers in Paraguay. [source]

Jan 31, 2019

Ethereum hardware hackathon ETHDenver partnered with UNICEF on a blockchain bounty system to create projects which promote social good. [source]

Jan 31, 2019

The Italian postal service joined the Hyperledger blockchain community led by the Linux Foundation, which already includes big companies like Amazon, Cargill, CVS, IBM, Seagate, Visa, American Express, Cisco, Intel, JPMorgan, Airbus, Daimler, Fujitsu, Nokia, Samsung, Deloitte, Wells Fargo and Huawei. [source]

Jan 31, 2019

Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital leads a $1.7 million round for crypto compliance startup TRM Labs which aims to streamline compliance in the crypto industry. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

Non-profit Wikimedia Foundation partnered with BitPay to accept crypto donations. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

LINE, a major Japanese messaging app partners with financial giant Nomura Holdings to create a financial alliance focused on blockchain. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

PO8, a technology company in the Bahamas, developed a blockchain marine project that will contribute $60 million a year to the economy of the Bahamas and create more than 100 jobs. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia developed a blockchain platform for tracking diamonds. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

SWIFT, a major global banking payments network is launching a PoC, proof-of-concept gateway with enterprise blockchain software firm R3. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

The largest ethereum-based conference will run almost entirely using blockchain technology. [source]

Jan 30, 2019

Fujitsu has developed a blockchain-based system for electricity exchange with 40% efficiency boost. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

World’s largest online firearms auction site GunBroker.com is adding stablecoin called FreedomCoin as a payment method. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

Waiting lists for Kindergartens in the Kazakh capital start using blockchain technology to optimize waiting lists and make the process more transparent. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

ZHAW, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and major telecoms firm Swisscom developed an e-signature for smart contracts. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

Payment services provider Aliant Payments is providing free crypto processing services to qualified U.S. and EU merchants. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

11 Indian banks are creating a blockchain supply chain financing for micro, small and medium-sized businesses. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

Tangem, a Swiss wallet firm is producing physical banknotes for the Marshall Islands digital currency. [source]

Jan 29, 2019

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings and blockchain consortium startup R3 promote adoption of Corda blockchain in Japan. [source]

Jan 28, 2019

Austrian capital Vienna is developing its own blockchain-based token to reward citizens. [source]

Jan 28, 2019

Multicoin Capital leads $2.5 million seed round for blockchain data index that makes it easier to gather data from public blockchains. [source]

Jan 26, 2019

Agricultural giant Cargill invests its digital engineering resources to develop Hyperledger Grid, which streamlines supply chains by using blockchain technology. [source]

Jan 25, 2019

Europe’s oldest crypto exchange Bitstamp partnered with major Swiss online bank Dukascopy. [source]

Jan 25, 2019

Swiss cybersecurity firm WISeKey and Malaysian tech investment holding Censof announced a partnership to establish a Blockchain Center of Excellence in Malaysia. [source]

Jan 25, 2019

The Italian government moves to set legalized blockchain timestamping and validation of digital documents. [source]

Jan 24, 2019

American clothing company Levi Strauss & Co partnered with Harvard University to develop a blockchain factory safety system. [source]

Jan 24, 2019

BSI, British Standards Institution partnered with blockchain company OriginTrail for supply chain compliance. [source]

Jan 24, 2019

The Singapore unit of a multinational banking and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first blockchain-powered trade finance deal developed by blockchain startup Distributed Ledger Technologies. [source]

Jan 24, 2019

IBM, Aetna, and PNC are exploring medical data blockchain for 100 million healthcare plans to improve the way sensitive data is shared. [source]

Jan 23, 2019

Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar launched its testnet, recording over 10,000 transactions per second. [source]

Jan 23, 2019

Messenger app Telegram, which has 200+ million active users per month, is launching a blockchain platform in March. [source]

Jan 23, 2019

Blockchain technology company Bitfury Group is launching a series of new tools for merchants, consumers, and developers to drive Lightning Network adoption. [source]

Jan 23, 2019

Nasdaq, joined with Galaxy Digital, Citi, and Raptor Group, leads $20 million funding round for enterprise blockchain startup Symbiont, which developed its own blockchain and smart contract platform called Assembly, for financial institutions to share and verify data. [source]

Jan 23, 2019

Ripple has partnered with a top Chinese university in Beijing for a blockchain research program. [source]

Jan 22, 2019

Indian central banks research institute issued a roadmap on blockchain adoption. [source]

Jan 22, 2019

Dutch banking and financial services group ING Bank made a five-year licensing deal with blockchain consortium startup R3 for unlimited blockchain deployment in Corda Enterprise platform. [source]

Jan 21, 2019

APBA, the Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras, one of the busiest ports in Europe joined IBMs and Maersk's blockchain platform. [source]

Jan 21, 2019

Digital securities platform Securitize joined the IBM Blockchain Accelerator program to build a debt issuance platform using blockchain technology. [source]

Jan 21, 2019

Blockchain.com, which provides 32 million wallets, is looking to partner with an undisclosed stablecoin project. [source]

Jan 21, 2019

Decentralized AI company SingularityNET partnered with blockchain agricultural data firm Hara to improve farming in Indonesia. [source]

Jan 21, 2019

Chinese non-profit Zhiyuan Hui, the world’s largest volunteer service platform with 71+ million users, is launching a blockchain DApp with EveriToken. [source]

Jan 19, 2019

DApp Fight team developed a new rating platform which helps users to choose the best of the best decentralized applications by giving all necessary DApp's information and statistics such as rating, balance, daily activity, transaction trend, and transaction volume. [source]



Jan 18, 2019

SET, the Stock Exchange of Thailand plans to set up a licensed digital asset exchange. [source]

Jan 18, 2019

SEAT, the largest car manufacturer in Spain, joined Alastria consortium to develop blockchain technology products. [source]

Jan 17, 2019

Logistics giant UPS made an equity investment and partnership with enterprise blockchain company Inxeption. [source]

Jan 17, 2019

World Wildlife Fund-Australia is creating a supply chain tool that uses blockchain to allow businesses and consumers to track food. [source]

Jan 17, 2019

Blockchain technology company Blockstream launched the Beta version of its Satellite API designed to broadcast encrypted data. [source]

Jan 17, 2019

IBM has partnered with MineHub Technologies to improve supply chain management in the mining and metals industry. [source]

Jan 17, 2019

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics call on coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with other blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. [source]

Jan 16, 2019

Enterprise blockchain software firm R3 launched Corda Network, operated by a not-for-profit organization called Corda Network Foundation. [source]

Jan 16, 2019

Chevron, one of largest American multinational energy corporations, Total, a leading French multinational integrated oil and gas company, and Reliance Industries, a major Indian refiner joined Vakt's blockchain platform for energy commodity trading. [source]

Jan 16, 2019

Bitfury Surround enters to the music industry with various blockchain solutions attempting to introduce more transparency to commercial music structures. [source]

Jan 16, 2019

Major Spanish energy firm Repsol tested a blockchain pilot to improve the safety certification process and save 400,000 EUR per year. [source]

Jan 16, 2019

WordPress is launching a new publishing platform backed by Google and Ethereum development studio ConsenSys, with built-in blockchain features. [source]

Jan 16, 2019

Ford and LG started a separate projects aiming to track supply chains and fight against child labor using IBM's Hyperledger blockchain. [source]

Jan 15, 2019

BitBook.ag, Blockchain gambling and betting platform is transferring all payments and transactions to the blockchain. [source]

Jan 15, 2019

Resistance startup is developing a PoR, proof-of-research, an eco-friendly alternative to PoW, proof-of-work to give the public a chance to earn block rewards by donating computing power to scientific research. [source]

Jan 15, 2019

Currency.com, a next-generation blockchain technology company, launches a trading platform for tokenized securities. [source]

Jan 14, 2019

Israel’s largest cargo shipping company Zim, 11th largest container operator in the world opened a blockchain platform to all clients. [source]

Jan 14, 2019

Major Spanish energy company Iberdrola conducted a blockchain trial to track the origins and use of renewable energy. [source]

Jan 14, 2019

Major Swiss investment bank Vontobel launched a regulated crypto custody for banks and asset managers. [source]

Jan 14, 2019

The U.S. state of Vermont is launching a blockchain insurance pilot project. [source]

Jan 13, 2019

The University of Bahrain partnered with Learning Machine startup to issue diplomas on the blockchain. [source]

Jan 12, 2019

Washingtons’ Douglas County is contributing $50,000 in a grant to the creation of the blockchain innovation campus. [source]

Jan 11, 2019

Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar partnered with a South Korean blockchain company Terra to replace the current payment methods for utility bill, lending services, and government subsidies with the Terra stablecoin. [source]

Jan 11, 2019

NASA is examining blockchain technology to secure aircraft flight data. [source]

Jan 11, 2019

The New York City Economic Development Corporation launches Blockchain Education Center which offers classes on coding and host lectures aimed at both developers and the general public. [source]

Jan 9, 2019

Lite.IM has created a bot to give users a way to securely send and receive crypto through Facebook Messenger. [source]

Jan 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy is funding of up to $4.8 million for universities working on blockchain research projects. [source]

Jan 9, 2019

Telenor Microfinance Bank teams with Alipay for cross-border payments using blockchain technology between Malaysia and Pakistan. [source]

Jan 8, 2019

RippleNet payment network has now over 200 customers from 40 countries testing Ripple’s digital asset XRP for liquidity when sending customer cross-border payments. [source]

Jan 8, 2019

Telecommunications giant China Mobile's IoT, Internet of Things unit is showing everyday consumers the value of blockchain by incorporating blockchain technology into an ordinary household product, a water purifier. [source]

Jan 7, 2019

NEM Foundation in Argentina is creating a blockchain tool and copyright system to protect intellectual property rights for journalists. [source]

Jan 5, 2019

LockTrip, a blockchain travel service with 100,000 hotels & 1000+ airlines, the first hotel booking & vacation rental marketplace with 0% commissions, offers hotels 20 percent cheaper than on booking.com or Airbnb. [source]

Jan 4, 2019

ConsenSys, AMD and Halo Holdings are building a blockchain-based cloud computing infrastructure called W3BCLOUD for the public and private sector. [source]

Jan 4, 2019

Blockchain lottery operator Quanta, a fully licensed blockchain lottery is building the world’s first deal to reform traditional lottery in Nigeria. [source]

Jan 4, 2019

PixEOS is building the first arts and games smart economy where artists can create and sell art on the EOS blockchain. [source]

Jan 4, 2019

CBA, the China Banking Association is launching a blockchain-based platform to boost efficiency in trade finance. [source]

Jan 3, 2019

Retailer giant Overstock.com will pay part of its business taxes in the state of Ohio using Bitcoin. [source]

Jan 3, 2019

TGR, the Chilean General Treasury of the Republic, launched a blockchain platform to process payments between taxpayers, public institutions and banks. [source]

Jan 3, 2019

Peer-to-peer torrent client BitTorrent launched a native token BTT on TRON blockchain for over 100 million users to optimize their network speed and attain faster downloads. [source]

Jan 3, 2019

DX Exchange, an Estonian-based digital exchange is launching EU-regulated tokenized securities in major corporations which use technical products from Nasdaq on the Ethereum blockchain. [source]

Jan 3, 2019

Fewer logins, fewer tokens, less stress: Phantasma is building an app for a user-friendly way for people to connect their daily used applications with blockchain, and it will support dApps from all blockchains, essentially supporting the best dApps of every blockchain in one single App. [source]

Jan 3, 2019

A Thailand government agency developed a blockchain solution to digitalize elections voting. [source]

Jan 2, 2019

Customs authorities in Saudi Arabia completed a pilot with IBM and Maersk’s TradeLens for cross-border trade platform FASAH. [source]

Jan 2, 2019

New York State is officially launching a blockchain study task force to help the state understand blockchain technology. [source]


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