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Airline Issues First Blockchain-Based Tickets / Walmart Canada, Nestle, Carrefour / First Apply Pay Approved DApp

Kyle Ellicott
Nov 21, 2019 · 6 min read

November 20, 2019

Let’s jump right into this week‘s edition with the announcement that German airline Hahn Air issues first blockchain-based tickets. In more headlines, we learned that Walmart Canada is rolling out a blockchain-based freight and payment system. Also this week Nestle and Carrefour extend their blockchain tracking efforts to baby milk. The Block Genesis released a highly recommend 200+ page report on the latest [October 2019] in the world of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

In the DApps landscape, we’re talking about Oracle Networks, Etherum 2.0 & Kusama. Plus Brave v1.0 launches, ArcBlock upgraded its DApp platform, we see the first Apple Pay approved DApp. We even found room to cram in plenty of research (Q3 2019 Blockchain Landscape) & books (on Digital Assets & Enterprise Blockchain) along with insights on venture capital (new funds!!), infrastructure, DApps, Bitcoin, Economics, Exchanges, and Stablecoins. For MORE and to keep you up to speed, here’s a snapshot of the top stories this week around the industry.

📈 Zurich’s Bankers Make Way for Techies and Bitcoin Startups

On Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s main street, a building that once housed a private bank has been turned into a hub for blockchain development. It draws big names like Google and Facebook, as well as a swarm of crypto companies. Nearby Zug has been dubbed “crypto valley” for its concentration of Bitcoin and blockchain firms, and some of that activity has started to spill over into Zurich, which claimed 114 FinTech companies as of the end of 2018, up from 88 the year before…read more

📖 German airline Hahn Air issues first blockchain-based tickets

The German airline Hahn Air collaborated with an open-source travel distribution platform, Winding Tree, to issue tickets enabled by the latter’s blockchain technology. The platform allows the airline to list inventory, manage the reservation requests, and receive payments once the booking process is complete. Customers can use cash, credit card, or cryptocurrency — Ether or Winding Tree’s token, Lif…read more

📖 Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System

Walmart Canada, the retail company, has launched an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, which was developed in collaboration with DLT Labs. The new system uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions, and automate payments and reconciliation among Walmart Canada and its carriers, which deliver inventory to over 400 retail stores across Canada annually. According to the statement from John Bayliss, senior vice-president of logistics and supply chain at Walmart Canada, he mentioned that this new dynamic and interactive blockchain technology platform is creating complete transparency between Walmart Canada and all of our carrier partners…read more

📖 Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock

Libra Association is announcing in a post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits the fierce regulatory backlash to its cryptocurrency. Libra nodes that process transactions are now run by Coinbase, Uber, Bison Trails, Iliad, Xapo, Anchorage, and Facebook’s Calibra. Six more nodes are being established, plus there are eight more getting set up from members who lack technical teams, meaning all 21 members have nodes running or in the works…read more

📖 The inside story of Binance’s explosive rise to power

The article covers how Binance escaped China, rode the Bitcoin bull, made half a billion dollars in one year, and plans to revolutionize money…read more

📖 Chinese VeChain Tea Traceability Platform Gets Official Seal of Approval

A tea traceability platform powered by VeChain has received an official endorsement from the Shuangjiang county government. The entire lifecycle of a tea brick from raw material to the consumer will be recorded on the VeChainThor blockchain, which customers can access by scanning a QR code or NFC tag with their smartphone…read more

📖 Nestle, Carrefour Extend Blockchain Tracking Effort to Baby Milk

Nestle and Carrefour are using IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform to track organic baby milk products “from dairy to shelf.” The blockchain platform will trace GUIGOZ Bio range 2 and 3 infant milk to provide consumers with more information about the origin of the milk and transparency on product inspection…read more

📖 The Central Banks Plan to Hijack our Blockchain Ecosystem

The banking industry has come under threat of major disruption in the past few years due to the rise of cryptocurrencies. Governments and banking regulators are struggling to contain the creation and use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. They have become quite popular and useful in the digital realm thus threatening the need for government-issued currencies. Their permissionless, decentralized…read more and more from Kinoti Edwin

Research To Read This Week:

More For Your Week:

📖 A Comprehensive view of Ethereum 2.0 (Serenity) by sheinix

📖 SingularityNET’s Decentralized AI Marketplace Integrates with PayPal by Ben Goertzel

📖 The Seven Requirements for a Viable Decentralized Oracle Network by The Crypto Oracle

📖 Why Russian crypto companies hide their identity

📖 Decentralising the web’s infrastructure with Oasis Network by Francesco Cremona

📖 Breaking Down Tokenomics by ShapeShift

💰 Crypto DeFiance Wrap-Up by Equilibrium_EOSDT

💰 ConsenSys CSO Seeks to Raise $50M for New Blockchain Investment Fund

💰 MakerDAO’s Migration: Everything You Need To Know by MyCrypto

📖 Current Market Overview of Digital Assets by David Nage


DApps (Decentralized Apps) Watch

📖 How to Measure Whether Your Application is Ready for Prime Time

When we set out to build a new type of cloud storage, we knew it would be a challenge. We needed to ensure the highest levels of performance, reliability and resiliency straight from the beginning. People aren’t forgiving when it comes to data loss. (Surprise!) To measure whether our decentralized cloud storage solution has met the needs of our customers and has the performance and durability we can stand strongly behind, we created a series of metrics we can measure that are important to our platform, our company, and our community of developers…read more and check out more from Storj Labs

📖 This Blockchain-Based Social Media Network Is The First Apple Pay Approved DApp

At BlockShow Asia, 2019, Pepo founder and CEO Jason Goldberg launched a new product with 15,000 users, and more than 45,000 peer-to-peer transactions to its credit, the product named Pepo aims to change the way people create content for the crypto community. The product Pepo is the result of about four years of research and listening to the crypto community. The app is available for download on Apple and Android devices, and it behaves like a social media network with a built-in crypto wallet…read more

📖 ArcBlock Upgraded Its dApp Friendly and Enterprise Friendly Blockchain Platform 1.0

ArcBlock announced the release of its ArcBlock Blockchain Platform 1.0, the updated blockchain platform. The ArcBlock platform enables anyone to launch a self-sovereign, customized blockchain in just a few minutes, utilize a scalable cross-chain open protocol, multiple blockchains can interconnect and communicate with each other to form a blockchain network…read more

📖 A Look at the Kadena Network Launch by Mohamed Fouda

Kadena is a project that strives to solve PoW scalability by using several parallel chains that work together to form a unified braided chain. Over the first week of November 2019, the Kadena team decided to quietly launch the project’s mainnet to the public in limited functionality mode.…read more

📖 Brave 1.0 Is Finally Here, but Can It Stand out in the War of the Browsers?

Privacy-first company Brave has finally come out with version 1.0 of its web browser based on Google’s open-source Chromium project that was available in beta until now. The open-source browser claims to revolutionize the way users interact with publishers and advertisers, while also offering a 3–6x faster and safer browsing experience…read more

📖 Announcing the Honeycomb Dapp Store by Heikki Vänttinen

📖 Announcing Flexa Capacity by Flexa

📖 ERC721 token record on Ethereum — The Cryptonomist by Alfredo de Candia


📺 Tune In:

This week I’m diving into What’s the future of Blockchain? Brendan from Block.one sat down with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan to discuss some of the big questions businesses are asking today. What impact is Blockchain having on enterprise? Why governments are primed for Blockchain? What can we learn from the 90’s technology bubble and more…


Q3 2019 Edition of the Blockchain for Infrastructure & Ecosystem Landscape

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Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

Kyle Ellicott

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Founder of Internet of Things & Wearable Technology Accelerator @ReadWriteLabs. Creative Director @TechZulu. Entrepreneur. Start-up Lover. @RWW @Eventup

Coinmonks

Coinmonks

Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

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