Blockchain

    • EU blockchain observatory releases report on tokens, AI, IoT

      EU blockchain observatory releases report on tokens, AI, IoT

      The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum released a report entitled “Tokenisation of physical assets and the impact of IoT and AI” this week. The report, authored by Dr. Tim Weingaertner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts – School for Information Technology, features the “digital twin” concept, which refers to a digital replica of the physical world. This mirror world would be consist of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, big data, tokens representing physical objects, blockchain as a trusted ledger and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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    • EU launches new blockchain association

      EU launches new blockchain association

      The European Union announced the launch of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) on its official website on 3 April. The charter has been signed by more than 100 members including IBM, Accenture and Deutsche Telekom. Among the blockchain-related members are also Iota, Ripple, ConsenSys, and the Sovrin Foundation.

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    • Major banks invited to join new EU blockchain initiative

      Major banks invited to join new EU blockchain initiative

      The European Commission (EC) has invited five banks to join a new European association to promote the use of blockchain technology. Called International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications’ (IATBA), the goal of the association is to reportedly garner support from private blockchain and distribued ledger technology (DLT) experts to contribute to outline the EU’s strategy regarding these technologies.

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    • EU-Korean project tackles fog through blockchain

      EU-Korean project tackles fog through blockchain

      Decentralisation from the cloud to the edge is a key challenge of AI technologies applied to large heterogeneous systems, including ensuring timely and effective responses that are critical. Thus, the research and innovation DECENTER Project, led by a European and Korean consortium, aims to integrate a broad spectrum of technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud, edge, fog computing and smart contracts tied together with a secure blockchain.

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    • KONTRAKTO wins €10,000 at Innowave

      KONTRAKTO wins €10,000 at Innowave

      During this year’s edition of InnoWave Summit some of the best startups in the area of blockchain technology had the chance to win a prize pool worth €210,000 - €10,000 in the form of a cash prize and €200,000 in the form of investments. In the “Pitch Your Blockchain Startup” competition the Bulgarian startup KONTRAKTO, founded by Marten Demirev won the €10,000 cash prize by presenting a quick and easy solution in day-to-day transactions and contracts for both users and businesses.

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    • Denis Roio: It is good that we don't have a Silicon Valley in Europe

      Denis Roio: It is good that we don't have a Silicon Valley in Europe

      I am advocating for social innovation rather than financial innovation and rather than just selling more gadgets to people. The model Silicon Valley brings is not sustainable from the environmental point of view, but also from a financial point of view. The way venture capital works often is by disrupting the sector, investing on lowering the prices and then entering as a monopolist. This is evident for many cases, says Denis Roio, CTO and co-founder of Dyne.org think &do tank, in an interview to Europost.

       

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    • Innowave Summit 2018 gives biggest startup fund award

      Innowave Summit 2018 gives biggest startup fund award

      A unique opportunity is offered by the organisers of this year’s edition of InnoWave Summit 2018, the largest high-tech conference in Southeastern Europe, which will take place in Varna on 19 and 20 October. The best startups in the area of blockchain technology will have the chance to win a prize fund worth €210,000 – the largest sum ever given in Bulgaria at an event of similar scale.

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