TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers

Decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) is launching a $1 million accelerator program to support developers building DApps and products on the TRON protocol, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 16. The initiative aims to facilitate consumer adoption of blockchain technology through TRON’s ecosystem following the recent acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent, Project Atlas, and payment service Poppy app. TRON’s protocol currently processes more than one million transactions and 600,000 wallets. The startup will purportedly accept submissions to its accelerator through December, while the winners will…

Global Charity Oxfam Launches Blockchain Project to Empower Cambodian Rice Farmers

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Global charity organization Oxfam has launched a blockchain technology platform aimed at enhancing the transparency and traceability of the rice supply chain in Cambodia. Known as BlocRice, the app uses distributed ledger technology to implement smart contracts where details such as the farm gate price of organic rice, trade volume and method of transportation are recorded, according to the Khmer Times. The project which will initially work with 50 rice farmers in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province during the first year is expected to boost the bargaining power…

Major Russian Art Gallery Tretyakov Launches Blockchain-Based Art Patronage Project

The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme, Russian news agency TASS reports Nov. 15. The project, dubbed “My Tretyakov,” allows individuals or enterprises to make a private donation to contribute to the digitization of an item from the gallery’s collection, thereby become the artwork’s patron. The system, developed with business innovation collective RDI Digital, uses blockchain technology to assign and manage the patronage structure. According to a press statement from the gallery: “The donation amount is still under discussion. The system randomly…

South Korea’s Gyeongbuk Province Launches ‘Special Committee’ to Create Blockchain Hub

The government of South Korea’s Gyeongbuk province has launched a “Blockchain Special Committee” with the goal of creating a blockchain hub in the region, local media outlet Daily News reported Nov. 14. North Gyeongsang Province, also known as Gyeongbuk, plans to create a blockchain hub, inviting 40 domestic and foreign experts in the industry to consult on the project. Lee Cheol-uoo – a former member of the National Assembly of South Korea and current governor of the province – explained to local media the aims of the newly established committee…

Chinese City in Hunan Province Launches Blockchain Platform for Real Estate Data

The Chinese city of Loudi has launched a blockchain platform to store real estate data, the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, People’s Daily, reports Nov. 13. The platform is backed by land, tax and real estate departments in the city, which is located in central Hunan province. Starting Nov. 15, the new system will let citizens avoid lines and other bureaucratic processes when submitting documents to the above-listed departments, the newspaper states. Also today, the first real estate electronic voucher was issued in the city via the new blockchain-based system.…

New Crypto Battle Game Launches Where Skills, Not Collectibles, Matter

Crypto games are all the rage right now – but for all of the talk about collectibles one blockchain startup says there’s a key element which is being overlooked: skill. Ether Kingdoms believes gamers want more than an opportunity to collect virtual assets – and it has created an “exciting and engrossing game that can make real money for the player.” At the heart of its universe are imps – “the kingdom’s main workers and warriors.” They can go mining for IMP tokens – with one IMP equal to a…

Amazon and ConsenSys-Built Kaleido Launches Full-Stack Marketplace

Blockchain software-as-a-service (SAS) project Kaleido has launched a marketplace to provide its users with a “full-stack enterprise platform.” Their “Blockchain Business Cloud” now features a “new marketplace [of] trusted tools and services from Kaleido, AWS, and members of the new partnership program, all offered as plug-and-play.” The suite of services will feature oracles, wallet and ID services, supply chain tools and even legal contract software. According to a company statement, “Clients now have access to native AWS integrations, popular services such as HD wallets for privacy and ID registries for…

Binance Launches Research Wing to Create ‘Institutional-Grade’ Research Reports

The largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has launched an analysis division to conduct  “institutional-grade” research reports, according to an announcement published Nov. 8. Binance’s new analysis division, Binance Research, is set to prepare institutional-grade research reports with the objective of increasing transparency and improve the quality of information within the cryptocurrency space. The division has already conducted and published two in-depth reports devoted to a decentralized blockchain that supports smart contracts and distributed applications, and a scaling solution for Ethereum (ETH). Binance Research is not the first project from the exchange…

Binance Launches Research Arm For “Institutional-Grade Research Reports”

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced today that it has launched a new division dedicated specifically to industry analysis. In a November 8, 2018, announcement, Binance described some of the responsibilities of this new division, which has been dubbed Binance Research. The research is “focused on the creation of institutional-grade research reports” and has “the aim of increasing transparency and improving the quality of information available within the crypto space.” To this end, Binance has paired the official public announcement of this new division with some of the research that it…

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the rollout of full trading of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps, per a blog post published Nov. 8. According to the announcement, Coinbase’s customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT along with other digital currencies supported on the platform. The exchange also notes that BAT will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, except initially for residents of the state of New York. Coinbase announced that it started…