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Blockchain & DLT

= Distributed Ledger news =
~ Asia & Oceania ~

~ November 2018 ~

We’ve gathered broad blockchain-related news, covering items not purely focusing on fintech and the more obvious financial applications; for instance, blockchain news around agtech and food provenance, and the wide application of the distributed ledger approach to information management.

Blockchain & DLT news

  • Industrial-Scale adoption of Blockchain tech is likely inside 2 years, says CEO of Russia’s Sberbank   //   read it here
  • Switzerland’s Blockchain Valley Ventures launches Singapore unit as part of Asia expansion plan   //   read it here
  • An intro to Blockchain Art Collective, aiming to put an end to stolen-art sales   //   read it here
  • Autodesk CEO sees blockchain as method to cut construction industry corruption   //   read it here
  • Christie’s auction house in New York records $318M art sale using Blockchain   //   read it here
  • Blockchain, airports and the trade of the future   //   read it here
  • Australia: Data61 and the Commonwealth Bank trial blockchain-driven smart payments for health and welfare sectors   //   read it here
  • China: An intro to the recently-announced Blockchain Test Zone in Hainan island’s Free Trade Zone   //   read it here
  • China: 3 banks complete first trial payment on blockchain-based settlement system   //   read it here
  • Hong Kong: AERGO blockchain startup raises $30M with enterprize-level intermediary-free data transfer   //   read it here
  • Hong Kong: Thomson Reuters partners Level01 for blockchain-and-AI driven derivatives exchange   //   read it here
  • HSBC India and ING Bank Brussels successfully complete blockchain-enabled live trade finance transaction   //   read it here
  • South Korea: OWDIN Network blockchain-based decentralized virtual data center project takes win at demo day for blockchain DApps   //   read it here
  • Imogen Heap trials blockchain and smart contracts tech in future of music payments experiment   //   read it here
  • New Zealand: The Opportunity Party to use Horizon State blockchain voting system to conduct leadership election in December   //   read it here
  • Philippines: Government announces plans for blockchain use in procurement and beyond   //   read it here
  • Philippines: Ateneo University and MediXserve launch AMBERLab blockchain research facility, focusing on health   //   read it here
  • Philippines: MediXserve launches unified blockchain-backed medical records system   //   read it here
  • Singapore launches world’s first smart grid index, alongside a blockchain-based marketplace for renewable energy   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Blockchain2Energy conference seeks startups for pitch competition – applications close 18th November   //   read it here
  • An overview of Taiwan’s growing moves in blockchain technology   //   read it here
  • CryptoExpoAsia Vietnam blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICO focused event set for HCM City, November 24   //   read it here

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