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June 5, 2019

Every Game This South Korean Startup Makes Has Its Own Blockchain – CoinDesk

South Korean blockchain game startup Planetarium is planning to launch a test version of a new decentralized game, Nine Chronicles, later in this month. The role-playing game will store its storyboard and data all on a blockchain.

Its own blockchain.

This is the first game developed with Planetarium’s game authoring tool which will be officially released as an open source platform this year. Once Libplanet, the authoring tool, is made public by the end of this year, developers will be able to use it to make games as well as blockchains for the games.

Planetarium CEO Kijun Seo thinks blockchain game developers are shoehorning games into [...]

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May 30, 2019

Quest Diagnostics explores blockchain as a way to improve data quality and sharing | ZDNet

Blockchain holds much promise for improving data privacy, integrity, and quality, although a lot of companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to the model. Quest Diagnostics is not one of them.

The provider of clinical lab services for more than a year has been involved in pilot project with other healthcare companies to apply blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associated with changes to healthcare provider demographic data.

These changes to data are a complex issue facing organizations across the healthcare system, said Jason O’Meara, senior director of architecture at Quest. Federal and state laws [...]

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March 6, 2019

NEM Blockchain Makes Investment Move into Vimba Crypto Savings Platform

NEM Ventures, a wing of the NEM Foundation, announced its first-ever portfolio company investment – in Vimba. The report on NEM Forum states the partnership between the two companies is set to improve the adoption rates of cryptocurrency across the world, introduce a stronger fiat to crypto banking system and offer exceptional services in savings, collateralized debt, and capital investments.

The portfolio company, Vimba, is a cryptocurrency- focused company that allows users to make their monthly savings in fiat and automatically converts the cash to crypto which is then delivered in your digital wallet. The platform also allows the instant buying and [...]

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January 24, 2019

Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfare | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Harvard University’s public health graduate school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced on Thursday a collaboration to develop a blockhain-based system designed to augment outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers.

Three factories in Mexico producing goods for Levi Strauss and employing 5,000 workers will be the first to use the blockchain-powered survey in 2019.

Blockchain, which first emerged as the system powering bitcoin, is a shared database maintained by a network of computers connected to the internet.

New York-based Consensys [...]

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