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The 11th episode of The Lunacian is out with Samsung partnership, Loom Validator launch and so much more. Also, Axie Infinity has clinched $1.5m in a fundraising round led by Animoca Brands for further development.
Chain Clash presale is now live.
Learn all about Crypto SanGuo’s new Land and Battle system with a FAQ to answer any doubts.
Find out what unfolded for Egretia during the China Blockchain Investment Gaming Summit on November 1st.
- Nestables has released its November Update.
- Check out Reewardio’s huge update and $5000 Enjin Coin rewards.
HyperDragon is having a Single’s Day event with 3 new Dragons to be won.
Huge news and updates including their ‘Mineral Token’ White paper are now out.
Sorare has over 5000 cards in circulation now with more contests and ways for players to acquire cards.
Xaya released a developer update for Taurion covering all the changes that are happening.
Chain Warriors, an RPG on The Abyss, is giving away up to $12,000 in Wave tokens if you participate in its ranked events.
Xaya releases Beta for their Electrum Wallet.
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Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Business Blockchain
Ant Financial, the fintech arm of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group, has launched the testing stage for its blockchain network aimed to support small and medium-sized businesses.
Speaking at the World Blockchain Summit at Wuzhen, China, Jieli Li, senior director of technology and business innovation at Ant Financial, said the tech underlying its Ant Blockchain Open Alliance is set to go live three months after the testing period, according to a report from Sina Finance.
“While the blockchain is open to developers and institutions from all over the world, we will be cautious in terms of selecting nodes on the platform,” Li stressed in an interview with 8btc.com.
The company will include educational and certification agencies as nodes to increase credibility of the network, and choose partners depending their industries rather than which regions they are based in, the exec explained. However, who those firms might be is not yet being disclosed.
“We can not disclose the names of our partners who participate in the consortium blockchain at this time,” Li said.
Ant Blockchain Open Alliance is aimed to cut costs and expand the reach of services in different industries, such as finance and healthcare, to a larger user base.
The company unveiled the project in September and has been adding partners to the consortium since. It’s working on other blockchain projects too, including a food tracking app and a system for monitoring agri-products in partnership with Bayer.
Argo Blockchain Intends to Increase the Number of Crypto Mining Machines
The cryptocurrency mining company, Argo blockchain is preparing to raise its production base with the inclusion of over 7000 new crypto mining machines by the mid of next year. Their production capacity will almost treble within the next five months as a result of this business development. The new machines would take the total hash rate to 1,360 Peta hashes, which could make Argo the largest publicly-listed mining company in the market.
They have also declared their plans to employ over 17,000 miners by the end of the first quarter of 2020. By far, the 1,026 S17 Antminer machines, which were in employment since May, have already accomplished a full return on their investment, indicating that the profit mining capacity of crypto mining was still very active.
Argo Executive Chair Mike Edwards commented:
We are pleased with the mining results in July as they demonstrate that we can use our existing investment in people and facilities and add new mining hardware with no increase in staffing and no material increases in non-mining costs. This operational gearing is very important as we triple our mining capacity over the next two quarters with no significant increase in non-mining costs.
Argo’s plans may seem ambitious, especially in terms of capital. However, the crypto industry saw massive improvements in 2019, which promised potential and an uprising trend in the coming years.
UPS Ships Beef to Japan, Tracked and Monitored Using Blockchain Tech
UPS has delivered a bunch of blockchain steaks to Japan.
The global shipping giant announced on Monday that, in partnership with blockchain livestock tracing firm HerdX, it had tracked, monitored and delivered a full shipment of beef from Kansas to a Tokyo steakhouse.
UPS, which built a data visibility tool that integrates with HerdX’s blockchain platform to provide constant updates, hailed the shipment as a step forward in international logistics and tracking.
The beef – black angus steak packaged by the Japanese-owned Creekstone Farms – began its journey in Arkansas City, Kansas, where it was loaded into UPS temperature-controlled packaging for its trip across the globe. During that flight, a bevy of sensors kept tabs on the steak and uploaded readings to the HerdX blockchain, according to the press release.
It was delivered to a Ruby Jack’s steakhouse in Tokyo. There, guests could order the steak and view its freight provenance via QR code. Diplomats in Tokyo celebrated its arrival last Friday and dined on the steak, the firms said.
Romaine Seguin, President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding, said in a statement that a lot went into the project:
“Blockchain verification for international air freight shipments is complex and requires a great amount of expertise in customs and freight forwarding. Getting it right has implications for many industries, such as restaurants, food & beverage, and retail.”
It was the first time HerdX’s solution had been used to track beef with blockchain tech on this route. HerdX specializes in building blockchain-based livestock verification tools for farmers, its website shows.
Used by firms as a means to verify the provenance and freshness of food products on the way to stores – as well as as a marketing method to appeal to health, environment and animal welfare-conscious consumers – blockchain tracing platforms are starting to make their way into the supply chains of major companies like Walmart, Carrefour and Cargill.
The initiative adds to blockchain-based works underway by UPS, including inking a deal in March with e-commerce company Inxeption to develop a platform based on the tech to facilitate business-to-business sales. The firm has also applied for a patent for a concept that uses blockchain as part of a distributed