This week I visited with Michelle Robinson, a Utah entrepreneur who has increasingly become a voice of influence on blockchain and what it can accomplish for businesses and entrepreneurs. While she has no allegiance to particular implementations of blockchain or cryptocurrency, she is passionate about bringing great people and minds together to “push the limits” in what this new technology could bring to the businesses and occupations they hold.
Blockchain has now been a popular buzzword and theme for a couple of years. But actual implementations are few. Even fewer are the number of companies who have a firm strategy for where the blockchain can take them. As contributor [...]
Wealth management provider Northern Trust has announced it is transferring its blockchain-based platform to Broadridge, which will continue to develop it.The post Northern Trust transfers its PE blockchain-based platform to Broadridge appeared first on The Block.More
Wealth management provider Northern Trust has announced it is transferring its blockchain-based platform to Broadridge, which will continue to develop it. The platform offers private equity asset servicing.
Northern Trust first launched its blockchain solution in 2017. The platform helps streamline capital call process, audit of PE lifecycle events, and deploy smart contracts. Broadridge [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]