Deloitte CIS and blockchain solutions developer Waves Platform signed a memorandum on strategic partnership. A joint press release published on the Deloitte CIS website and the Waves Platform blog states that the partnership is aimed at providing clients with comprehensive initial coin offering (ICO) services and customized blockchain solutions tailored for specific business tasks.
NEVERDIE, a leading brand in real currency Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) and virtual worlds, is launching a $1.1 billion market cap ICO on the Ethereum Blockchain to kickstart game economies and create jobs in virtual worlds.
Ethereum-powered decentralized exchange and trading platform openANX raised $14 million in the first hours of its OAX token sale. OpenANX wants to address two major problems in the cryptocurrency space: the barrier to entry for new cryptocurrency users, and transaction risk.
Zcoin is announcing the public release of the first working implementation of Merkle Tree Proof (MTP) as a proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. According to the Zcoin team, this will promote high performance, faster lightweight verification for a fairer mining process (including CPUs), high security, and egalitarian computing.
The Æternity blockchain, developed from scratch, wants to provide unprecedented security and decentralization, improving governance, scalability, scripting safety, and access to data. Phase Two of the Æternity token sale starts later today.
The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced a collaboration with MIT Media Lab on a blockchain-based project to federate data generated by networked cars, with applications to forthcoming smart self-driving cars. The project was announced at Consensus 2017.
Blockstack launched their new browser on May 23. I spoke with Ryan Shea, co-founder of Blockstack, about the project and the new developments. Shea explained that Blockstack is a new internet that is accessible via a new browser. You download the browser, and you have access to a whole new world of apps that run on your device without remote servers.
IBM and Santiago Exchange, the largest stock exchange in Chile, announced a partnership to introduce blockchain technology in the country's financial system. The Santiago Exchange will be the first stock exchange in Latin America to implement a securities lending blockchain solution.
The Aragon Network, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) that wants to act as a container and a digital jurisdiction for other decentralized organizations, is selling a number of Aragon Network Tokens (ANTs) to the public, starting later today on the Ethereum blockchain.
IOTA is a non-profit that works on coding an open-source network to transfer funds and data between Internet of Things devices. Called Tangle, this network is an extremely ambitious and innovative project with a lot of potential applications. IOTA have announced the launch of a community fund called the IOTA Ecosystem Fund, which will distribute over $2 million to open-source projects that extend or improve IOTA's platform.