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Blockchain could boost transparency in fashion industry
The Blockchain and Fashion (BCF): Growing Local Industry Through Sustainable Fashion event, which coincided with Malaysia Fashion Week, discussed how blockchain can be a game-changing technology for the fashion industry.
MotoGP’s new mobile game will be powered by blockchain
The licensing agreement will allow Animoca to develop what it calls a ‘manager’ style blockchain game that allows fans to engage and interact with MotoGP through collectibles.
Mindtree launches blockchain-powered solution for banks
The solution uses Hyperledger fabric blockchain to enable financial institutions to facilitate both debit and credit payments, faster.
Business looks to expand mainframe capabilities in AI, Blockchain
"The latest generation of mainframe technology will now run the same cutting-edge applications and services as cloud infrastructure."
Startup uses blockchain to democratise music industry
Viberate, a startup based in Slovenia, is utilising data and blockchain to standardise and map the global ecosystem for live music, according to an announcement.
Gartner: Blockchain to be “transformational” within a decade
Gartner’s 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that blockchain will have a transformational impact across industries in 5 to 10 years.
New blockchain platform for B2B cross-border payments
The platform from the new company Global Direct could be a game-changer for cross-border B2B transactions.
DTCC and Accenture unveil research on blockchain governance model
The study introduces model that addresses the responsibilities and critical functions in operating and maintaining a private, permissioned DLT platform.
Blockchain revenues to near US$10B despite 2018 crypto winter
This year blockchain is starting to find its feet as innovators find the use-cases that suit the specific areas in which it can provide value.
AI, Blockchain and IoT big talking points for CEOs when it comes to disruption
Most CEOs concur that AI will have a fundamental impact on their organisations."
ASX, Digital Asset and VMware join forces on DLT
Under the principles in the MOU, ASX plans to provide its DLT offering with the support of DA and VMware.
Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.
ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
Penta Security releases fin-tech crypto node service
The PALLET Node Service reduces the time to build the node and provides management services for corporations that are expanding into blockchain.
Curtin Uni launches cryptocurrency-based PhD scholarship fund
New Zealand-based blockchain studio Centrality will be one of the driving forces behind an Australian university’s initiative to offer a cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund.
ESET: Will blockchain secure the Internet of Threats?
It is well established that contemporary IoT devices, and their associated cloud services, have a terrible security track record.
IBM & partners launch blockchain platform for retail leasing
ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IBM, and Scentre Group and Westpac have launched a new pilot program that will bring blockchain into the retail property lease system.
NZ needs to tackle predicted Libra onslaught - BlockchainNZ
“The disruptive effects of Libra could arrive in New Zealand as early as next year."
Manufacturers will double multicloud use in next two years
Manufacturing industry gears up to outpace average adoption of hybrid cloud by 2020, reports Nutanix.
Seven mistakes to avoid in blockchain projects – Gartner
To successfully conduct a blockchain project, it is necessary to understand the root causes of failure.
Troovo brings robotics-powered payments solutions to enterprises
According to Troovo, globally in 2019, there are 115 billion wholesale payment transactions forecast, and virtual card spending is expected to go beyond $1 trillion by 2022.
Why 90% of current enterprise blockchain platforms will require replacement - Gartner
“Many CIOs overestimate the capabilities and short-term benefits of blockchain as a technology."
Blockchain could inject growth into the NZ economy
“We appeal to the government and Kiwi corporations to see blockchain as the next completely neutral public digital infrastructure."
Blockchain: New Zealand needs to get up to speed
"The technology can traverse every business domain and can have far reaching impacts on society as we know it."