Quant makes blockchain free to all businesses with new pricing plans

Quant, a specialist in blockchain for finance, has launched new pricing plans and functionality aimed at enterprise IT users and developers tasked by their business lines with implementing blockchain technology as part of their organisation’s wider digital asset strategy.

The Overledger blockchain platform updates are designed to empower enterprise project teams, architects and developers from any sector or size to test, build and deploy on the same interoperable distributed...

BT Group chooses Optiva for next-generation app server upgrade

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Fixed and mobile telecommunications provider, BT Group, has extended its strategic partnership with Optiva to develop and monetize new B2B, B2C and B2B2X services.

Optiva’s application server, a key component of the Optiva Charging Engine, will be upgraded to a next-generation, cloud-native, open architecture service creation platform. It will include Optiva’s Open API framework, enabling integration with new cutting-edge technology partners, including blockchain and...

Researchers propose a Web 3.0 streaming architecture and marketplace

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Web 3.0 is a blockchain technology-based internet paradigm that is transparent and decentralised. But, Web 3.0 streaming services require modifications to the existing service structure due to certain technical issues.

Now, researchers from Incheon National University have proposed 'Retriever', an Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS) based Web 3.0 technology and non-fungible token marketplace. The proposed marketplace reduces service delay and improves user experience by deploying...

AWS selects 20 startups to accelerate the growth of emerging technologies

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed the 20 companies selected to participate in the first cohort of the AWS Emerging Technologies Accelerator.

The AWS Emerging Technologies Accelerator is specifically designed for pre seed-stage to series A startups in the UK & Ireland to support their development. The cohort includes early-stage UK and Ireland based startups operating in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and generative AI,...

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...

BANTgo and Verofax revolutionise e-waste collection through tokenised rewards

Tech firm BANTgo and Verofax, a blockchain-enabled asset digitization and traceability solution provider, have announced a pioneering collaboration to enhance e-waste collection.

The groundbreaking partnership seeks to galvanise the masses into responsible recycling by rewarding their endeavors with tokenised incentives.

Verofax, was awarded the GITEX Supernova Web3 and Blockchain award, introduces its innovative technology to this eco-initiative. The venture...

Web 3.0, the metaverse and NFTs are capturing UK consumer interest

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Toluna, a global insights technology and panel provider, today revealed key UK insights from its worldwide consumer study, 'A new age of the internet: Web3, the metaverse, and NFTs'. 

With blockchain technology ushering in a new digital era in the form of Web 3.0, the research study explores consumer perceptions of emerging Web 3.0 concepts – such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse. Toluna’s research aims to decipher how consumers view and interact with these...

Tech Mahindra and StaTwig implement blockchain-based traceability solution for vaccines

Bottles of covid vaccine.

Tech Mahindra, a provider of digital transformation, consulting, services and solutions, has partnered with StaTwig, a digital supply chain solution provider, to implement ‘VaccineLedger’ globally. 

The partnership aims to roll-out a blockchain-based traceability solution for global vaccine supply chain transparency, predict and prevent failures in supply chains, including problems related to expired vaccines, stock out and counterfeiting.

Through this...

VXPASS opens blockchain-based vaccination verification program

Someone getting a vaccination.

VXPASS, a blockchain-based platform built to manage, store and verify records for global COVID-19 vaccination programs, has opened its Digital Covid Card replacement to licensed medical practitioners and their patients. 

By opening the service to medical professionals directly, licensed practitioners can now offer patients the ability to record their vaccination records to a shared database on-chain, enabling them to hold and securely share their vaccination records digitally...

Improving healthcare through blockchain

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Feature From South Korea to the US, governments this year have been trying to develop blockchain-based technologies to track citizens’ vaccination status whilst maintaining a respect for individual privacy.

Besides the controversies this raises, the situation has thrust blockchain’s healthcare potential into the limelight at a time when the industry faces an increasing number of challenges.

With developed countries spending an increasing percentage of their GDP on...