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Hedera Hashgraph Launches Mainnet Open Beta and Token Distribution

News Enterprise-grade distributed ledger platform Hedera Hashgraph announced the launch of the public Open Access (OA) to its mainnet beta. According to Hedera’s blog post published on Sept. 16, during the OA period, anyone from the general public can create an account while developers can start b..

TruTrace Partners With Deloitte to Track Cannabis Using Blockchain

News Blockchain tracking startup TruTrace Technologies Inc. partnered with Big Four auditing firm Deloitte to track cannabis using blockchain technology. Investing news outlet ProactiveInvestors reported on Sept. 4 that TruTrace is launching its StrainSecure product in partnership with Deloitte. T..

Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Launch Blockchain Finance Management

News Tech Mahindra, the IT subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, partnered with American distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm Adjoint to launch a blockchain financial management and insurance solution. Telecommunications industry news outlet CommsMEA reported on Sept. 2 that the so..

US Firm Raises $12M for Bank-Focused Blockchain Payments Solution

News California-based blockchain development firm Baton Systems has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Trinity Ventures. According to a Ledger Insights report published Sept. 2, the new funding will be used to scale Baton Systems’ blockchain-powered bank-to-bank payment solution. ..

Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

News Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota partners with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT. Tracking energy source and usageIota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iot..

DLT Platform Hedera Hashgraph’s Open Beta Test to Start in September

News Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, announced that it will offer open access to its mainnet beta starting Sept. 16. According to Hedera Hashgraph’s official blog post published on Aug. 29, the open access beta test will be a period of free public access, during w..

India’s Kerala Blockchain Academy Partners with R3 for Dev Education

News The Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), a government initiative under the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, is now a general partner of R3. Local news outlet The Economic Times reported on Aug. 27 that New York-based enterprise blockchain firm R3 chose the KBA as a gener..

World Bank Raises $33M Via Blockchain for Its Kangaroo Bond

News The World Bank announced on Aug. 16 that it raised an additional A$50 million (over $33 million) for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020, using a blockchain. The bank claims that this is the first bond which has been created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life cycle using dist..

Institutional Crypto Lending Platform Receives Gibraltar DLT License

News Fully collateralized crypto-to-crypto lending platform Lendingblock has received a distributed ledger technology (DLT) provider license from Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), reports Crowdfund Insider on Aug. 15. The accreditation brings the institution-focused platform one step..

Leading Latin America Investment Bank Joins Distributed Ledger Group

News Leading Latin America investment bank BTG Pactual joined the organizing committee of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group. Alliance for blockchain useIndustry news outlet LedgerInsights reported on Aug. 15 that Brazil-based bank BTG Pactual joined PTDL Group’s organizing committee. ..

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