Tokenisation: Solving traditional blockchain problems and enticing traditional finance

The long and winding road of blockchain technology adoption has been sometimes tremendous, other times turbulent. If the winds of change are heading in any particular direction right now for the enterprise, however, it appears to be towards tokenisation for real world assets.

Citi and JP Morgan are among the financial institutions looking in this direction – and now we can add BlackRock to that list. The company unveiled its first tokenised fund issued on a public blockchain –...

Blockchain Expo: Modernising banking with blockchain and DLTs

Sabih Behzad, Head of Digital Assets and Currencies Transformation at Deutsche Bank, shared his views on blockchain and DLT innovation during a session at this year’s Blockchain Expo Global.

Behzad shed light on the complexities that traditional banks face, particularly in terms of moving money globally. He highlighted the limitations of current infrastructure, operating on a non-stop, 24/7 basis due to overlapping business hours across different regions.

Additionally,...

Jeroen van Megchelen, Ledger Leopard: Why companies should embrace blockchain and web3 technology

What have been the latest developments at Ledger Leopard?

We've introduced an AI trust tool called 'rel-ai'. This tool is designed to provide trust to AI models by ensuring the transparency and authenticity of their outputs. Ledger Leopard accomplishes this by offering users a web3 wallet, which they can use to sign both the input provided to the AI model and the resulting output.

The process involves users signing the input and output, and then hashing and writing the...

Zumo teams up with Block Dojo incubator and launches support for companies using BSV Blockchain 

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Zumo, the UK-based digital-asset-as-a-service platform, has partnered with the Block Dojo incubator and the launch of new platform features designed to support companies building on BSV Blockchain. 

Through this new partnership, Block Dojo will offer its cohort companies access to Zumo's APIs, which will help to facilitate their development processes.

Block Dojo, which launched in 2021, has become one of the fastest-growing and most successful incubators in the UK,...

Blockchain Expo Europe: PepsiCo on how Web3 modernises enterprises

In a session at Blockchain Expo Europe, Max Ndaboka, Global Enterprise Data Management Transformation Manager at PepsiCo, delved into the world of Web3 and how it's modernising enterprises.

Speaking to a packed audience, Ndaboka shed light on the shift from Web2 to Web3 and highlighted the transformative potential it holds for businesses.

“Web2 is what we are all familiar with: the applications that we had in the past, running over the internet. Web3 is just referring...

Blockchain Expo Europe: Unearthing the catalysts for institutional crypto adoption

In a fireside chat at Blockchain Expo Europe, James Morek, Co-Head of Institutional Sales EMEA & APAC at Coinbase, and Nick Philpott, CEO of Zodia Markets, shared their insights on what is needed for institutional crypto adoption.

The conversation delved into critical topics such as regulatory collaboration, the role of decentralised technology, and the impact of blockchain and stablecoins on financial transactions.

Regulatory collaboration and frameworks

The...

Renee Francis, Take3: The transformative potential of Web3

The Block caught up with Renee Francis, Founder and Director of Take3, to discuss the transformative potential of Web3.

With a background in marketing and extensive experience with platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, Francis offers a unique perspective on the issues that Web3 aims to address.

In this interview, she shares insights into the benefits of Web3, the challenges it faces, and her excitement for various projects in the space.

Data...

Benno Schmitzer, KURZ Digital: The NFT revolution and future of Web3

Can you tell us a little bit about Kurz Digital and what the company does?

KURZ Digital Solutions is the digital incubator of the KURZ Group which is a leading global expert in thin-film technology with more than 5,500 employees and numerous international locations. Its customers include the world's biggest brands and companies - from the automotive industry to consumer electronics, health & beauty, and product and anti-counterfeit protection.

The tasks of KURZ...

Blockchain Expo: The opportunities of Web3

During a session at this year’s Blockchain Expo, we heard from IDC Research Director Phillip Silitschanu about the opportunities of Web3 and the journey that lies ahead.

Silischanu shared his insights, based on vast experience, on the applicability of blockchain services and the potential of Web3. He discussed the opportunities and challenges presented by these technologies and their impact on various sectors.

Web2 vs Web3

Web2, also known as the social web, marked...

Blockchain Expo: Maturing blockchain industry paves the way for enterprise adoption

A session at this year’s Blockchain Expo Europe highlighted that blockchain is reaching a stage of maturity that paves the way for enterprise adoption.

The session was presented by Pedro Lopez-Belmonte, Senior Manager of Web3 and Technology Innovation at Richemont, on day one of Europe’s leading blockchain conference.

One of the first charts presented during the session was Gartner’s hype cycle, which shows blockchain platforms now leaving the trough of...