Constellation Industry News Update 1/28/19

Dear Constellation Community,

We hope your week is off to a great start.  Read on for a round up of stories surrounding  blockchain, DLT and crypto and more from around the web.

 

Tech News

US Based Agricultural Conglomerate, Cargill, Invests Digital Engineering Into The Development Of Hyperledger GridThings like food safety, traceability, and trade settlement will be addressed by the Hyperledger Grid.

US Think Tank, Harvard, and Levi Strauss Partner to Use Blockchain for Worker Welfare – The partnership will focus on creating a system that will “augment outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers.”

Washington State Introduces Bill Encouraging Development of Blockchain and DLTThe bill appears to codify blockchain-enabled digital signatures and licenses and provide the legal recognition necessary to enforce these standards.

 

Crypto News

$15.4 Billion of New Cryptocurrency Value Was Created During 2018New crypto asset value created during 2018 is estimated to comprise more than 12 percent of the current combined cryptocurrency market cap.

Nasdaq Just Gave its Biggest Nod to Cryptocurrency YetLeading a $20 million Series B round of funding in capital market blockchain technology company Symbiont could arguably be Nasdaq’s biggest crypto play to date.

Suite of bills to vastly increase US crypto oversightThere are three bills recently introduced to Congress which would increase security checks and oversight over cryptocurrency.

 

Investor News

This blockchain-based real estate startup just raised $3.1M – RealBlocks allows investors to purchase micro-shares in private equity funds.

Blockchain May Soon Enter The Boardroom, According To Institutional InvestorsIn a survey conducted by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), a quarter of all institutional investors predicted that listed firms would have to outline their plans for blockchain in the next few years, along with their earnings reports and other disclosures.

 

Use Cases

How emerging technologies are combining to reshape the mobility sector – Digital technologies are breaking down the barriers between different modes of transport and a host of developers are completely reimagining what we mean by mobility.

Blockchain in the Enterprise: 6 Real-World Use CasesMany of the Fortune 500 companies are working on proof of concepts and pilots based on blockchain technology for its applications to improve security and make business operations more efficient.

Bosch India brings smart solutions portfolio to mobilityCurrently, the German component major is using Blockchain in its non-mobility business and is planning to bring it into the mobility space, mainly to identify spurious parts.

 

Data Management / Governance / Provenance / Integrity

Blockchain Storage: Data Integrity Certification Is the KeyThe integrity of decentralized storage proves to be as complicated as blockchain information. While the data exists in the miner node, a corresponding mechanism is needed to detect whether the node stores the data.

 

That’s it for this week. Until next time!

Sincerely,

 

The Constellation Team

 

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