Blockchain Startups

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba leads in filing the most number of blockchain-related patents.

According to a new report from the China Patent Protection Association, the Chinese multinational Alibaba leads the world in patents awarded for blockchain-related technology. The 2020 Blockchain Global Patent Au­tho­ri­sa­tion Re­port shows that there are 3924 awarded patents for...

The Future of Linux DApps – Cartesi Launches ‘Descartes’ SDK Documentation Portal

Cartesi, the most recent Binance Launchpad IEO announced the launch of their Descartes SDK Documentation portal. The SDK Portal represents a leap forward for the Cartesi team in fulfilling their ambition in bridging the world of Linux open-sourced software,...

Major Chinese tech companies come together to announce the Distributed Identity Alliance.

Several major Chinese companies have come together to drive innovation through blockchain, 17 Chinese firms across sectors founded the Distributed Identity Alliance (DID Alliance). Baidu, Tencent Cloud, WeBank, JD.com, and UnionPay Electronic Payment Research Institute are among the big...

Unilever establishes a billion-dollar fund to fight climate change using blockchain technology.

Multi-billion-dollar corporation Unilever unveiled a $1 billion initiative to fight climate change in which blockchain technology will play an integral role. The corporation is establishing a $1.13 billion fund that, over the next ten years, will be used to protect the...

Saudi Arabia’s central bank used blockchain technology to inject funds into local banks.

The central bank of Saudi Arabia has revealed that it used blockchain technology to inject liquidity into its banking sector. This was part of the central bank's efforts to explore emerging technology. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has...

Block.One’s social media platform Voice to launch on July 4.

Block.One, the firm behind the EOS network, recently announced that they are launching the anticipated tokenized social media platform Voice on July 4. The CEO of Voice Salah Zalatimo cited the urgent need to take social back from big...

Sekisui House is using blockchain to simplify rental contracts in Japan.

Japan's one of the biggest home builders, Sekisui House, is making preparations for its contracts on certain rental homes to go on the blockchain. According to the company's announcement on June 8, Sekisui House said that it would use blockchain for...

VeChain Partners with Pharma Giant Bayer to Develop Drug-Tracing Platform

In a recent interview, Bayer China revealed that they had selected blockchain startup VeChain as a partner for the new drug-tracing platform that they plan to develop. VeChain will be the tech-provider for the CSecure platform, a blockchain-powered solution...

Blockchain startups dominated Hong Kong’s fintech sector in 2019.

According to the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau report, the blockchain companies accounted for 39% of the 57 fintech companies that set up shop in Hong Kong last year. The rise in blockchain firms is due to the Hong Kong...

The Chinese province of Yunnan will use blockchain to track its tea chain supply.

The Chinese province of Yunnan announced the official launch of a blockchain-powered traceability platform for its Pu'er tea farms on June 3. The blockchain platform was first announced in Yunnan during the 2020 Phoenix Nest Ancient Tree Spring Tea New Product...

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The UK High Court orders the crypto exchange Gpay to shut down.

The UK High Court has appointed liquidators to administer the GPay cryptocurrency trading platform's affairs, following allegations the company...