Japanese Manufacturers Enter Blockchain-Backed Data Sharing Arrangement

Mitsubishi Electric and Yaskawa Electric are among 100 major Japanese manufacturers to enter into a data sharing arrangement underpinned by blockchain, according to a report by Nikkei. The project aims to boost efficiency, lower the risk of data leaks, and reduce operating costs. It will be overseen by the Industrial Value Chain Initiative, a manufacturers […]

Blockchain Projects in the EU to Benefit from Publicly Available Data 

The Council of European Union, the institution representing the member states’ government, has implemented new rules that will promote the use of publicly held data. These will include real-time datasets pertaining to weather and transportation and will be in blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) projects to foster digital innovation across the European Union (EU), reports […]

100 Japanese Firms Adopt Blockchain Technology for Data Sharing  

In a bid to bolster performance and improve efficiency, 100 Japanese manufacturers, including industry lead Mitsubishi Electric, have agreed to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) in sharing production data, according to a Nikkei report on June 17, 2019.   Strategic Blockchain Collaboration   Per sources close to the matter, Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Electric, Yaskawa Electric, […]

Japan Data Initiative Brings Blockchain Security to 100 Major Businesses

A data-sharing initiative involving one hundred of Japan’s biggest companies will use blockchain for its security, English-language news outlet Nikkei Asian Review reported on June 17. The project, which will commence in spring 2020, aims for participants to share production data in order to enhance overall efficiency. Its controller is the Industrial Value Chain Initiative, […]

Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships

Facebook’s GlobalCoin project, also known as Project Libra, may face significant hurdles as the social media giant works toward a prospective launch. Despite reports that Facebook is gearing up to reveal its new cryptocurrency as early as next week, a source with knowledge of Facebook’s operations said the project’s software has a long way to […]

Google Cloud Integrates Chainlink Oracles in Analytics Data Warehouse With ETH DApp Support

The Google Cloud team has integrated Chainlink’s oracle middleware with its BigQuery enterprise cloud data warehouse, allowing for an on-chain and cloud-based interaction with Ethereum decentralized applications and smart contracts. The news was revealed in a development report published on June 13. As previously reported, a blockchain oracle is a system that provides the necessary […]

Tether and Search Engine Data Reveals China Fueling Bitcoin Rally

By CCN Markets: Over the past three months, the bitcoin price has risen from $3,911 to $8,120 against the U.S. dollar on major crypto exchanges, demonstrating strong momentum supplemented with a clear rise in volume. The bitcoin price is up nearly three-fold in the past three months (source: coinmarketcap.com) In recent weeks, the interest towards […]

Nasdaq and CryptoCompare to Debut Trusted Cryptocurrency Data Service

In a press release shared with BTCManager on June 11, 2019, CryptoCompare has announced the launch of a new institutional grade pricing and data aggregation product in conjunction with Nasdaq. The cryptocurrency aggregation platform says the new service will be hosted on Quandl, another alternative data service. The data aggregator becomes the latest addition to […]

Nasdaq’s Quandl Institutional Data Platform to Add Crypto Reference Prices

A Nasdaq-owned financial data platform for institutional investors is adding cryptocurrency reference prices. Nasdaq’s Quandl platform will source its price information from cryptocurrency price and indices provider CryptoCompare. Based on CryptoCompare’s aggregate index datasets, the product will provide up-to-date pricing data for the “most liquid” cryptocurrency markets, according to a press release published Tuesday. Nasdaq and CryptoCompare […]

Blockchain Genomics Firm, Global Pharma Giant Merck Sign Anonymized Data Sharing Agreement

Blockchain firm Nebula Genomics has announced a collaboration with EMD Serono, the North American biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA — the world’s oldest operating pharmaceutical firm. The news was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 11. As previously reported, Nebula is a blockchain-powered platform for genome-sequencing data, co-founded in 2017 by […]