The Credits open-source decentralized blockchain solutions provider and Alibaba Cloud have announced the joint launch of operations in the Chinese logistics market.
The solution being launched jointly by the Credits platform and Alibaba Cloud is aimed at solving the multiple issues in the logistics market using blockchain technologies. The approach will be implemented through several business models involving 3PL.
The business model being employed under the 3PL approach includes the use of low-cost and versatile frequency sensors that would be installed inside Shipping Containers to monitor their movements and status via the immutable Credits blockchain database.
“China is a thriving market of online purchased goods and the country is actively exploiting this segment. We have developed a lot of solutions that needed to be taken to improve a sector as diverse and immense as logistics in a country with a population of well over 2 billion”, as stated by Credits CEO, Igor Chugunov.
Given the rising demand for personalization from modern customers and the
“Actually, there are many aching problems in logistics right now. And blockchain offers the solution, it is the catalyst of global technology development today. Various operations can be easily reconfigured via Smart Contracts and Clouds, which is a great opportunity for customers to help themselves. Both customers and companies really get lots of benefits”, as stated by Yuli Bai, CEO of the Lenovo New Vision.
The use of secure smart contracts and immutable blockchain databases provided by the Credits platform is a technologically advanced and reliable solution to the multiple issues of the Chinese logistics market.
CHAINALYSIS PARTNERS WITH BITFINEX FOR PRIVACY-SAFE COMPLIANCE
- Regulators Worldwide Start Looking at Blockchain Activity Directly
- Chainalysis Could Track Compromised Wallets
This week, Chainalysis announced the completion of a full AML solution applied on the Bitfinex exchange. The blockchain analysis is becoming the next frontier of verification, as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules start to be unrolled from the summer of 2020.
REGULATORS WORLDWIDE START LOOKING AT BLOCKCHAIN ACTIVITY DIRECTLY
Chainalysis remarks that institutions are starting to scrutinize blockchains themselves. The startup is offering its approach to proving the origin of funds
Jason Bonds, Chief Revenue Officer at Chainalysis, commented,
Bitfinex is known as a destination for cryptocurrency traders seeking liquidity across various cryptocurrencies, and that volume requires an automated blockchain analysis solution in order to comply with regulations across the world…We are thrilled to work with Bitfinex as we mutually invest in supporting multiple cryptocurrencies
Bitfinex is not an exchange without controversy, and has faced multiple explorations into its activity. The market operator also had significant problems with its banking services, and has gone through periods of non-transparent banking. However, the exchange is taking up a significant reporting effort.
Chainalysis already tracks the biggest blockchains, as well as ERC-20 tokens, covering 41 top assets and multiple tokens. The Chainalysis KYT (know-your-transaction) system allows for the monitoring of multiple chains for suspicious activity.
BitMovio Announces Equity Crowdfunding, New Partnerships for Asia Expansion and Community Development, and New Product Feature Enhancements
BitMovio’s mission is to bring a Fortnite-style gamified experience to video entertainment. The platform aims to fundamentally change how content creators, viewers, and financiers participate, interact, and engage within the video content ecosystem.
Since launched its open beta in early 2019, BitMovio has attracted more than 1,000 creator channels on the platform with more than 7,000 hours of content uploaded.
Please Note: This is a Press Release
BitMovio Equity Crowdfunding is Live on Netcapital
BitMovio recently launched its equity crowdfunding on Netcapital and invites all global supporters to contribute while participating in its mission to redefine the video streaming market. Angel investors, partners, content creators, and fans can support the platform’s mission by pledging with as little as $100. Those who pledge before December 31, 2019 will also receive 20% worth of bonus tokens.
Featuring a freemium revenue model, BitMovio is a blockchain-enabled, gamified video entertainment platform built for the Fortnite generation. Democratizing investment in early stage companies is consistent with BitMovio’s core values as it allows anyone to invest in the company’s success and become brand ambassadors to help grow its community and advocate for its mission. The platform will use its crowdfunding resources to continue to bridge blockchain and the video entertainment free marketplace.
New Partnership with Singapore Management University
BitMovio announced a new partnership with Singapore Management University’s Business Innovations Generator (SMU BIG). This is part of the company’s continuing efforts to capture the rapidly growing entertainment and blockchain industry in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia. SMU BIG is hosted by SMU’s Institute of Innovation
Ecosystem Partners for Product Enhancements and Community Development
To continue to enhance its hybrid video streaming infrastructure and gamified video streaming experience, BitMovio partners with world-class players in the ecosystem for product and community development.
Theta: Decentralized Content Delivery Network
BitMovio is in the process of integrating with ecosystem partner Theta’s Decentralized Content Delivery Network infrastructure. This will also allow the platform to access to Theta’s multi-million-strong community of users. BitMovio anticipates that the Beta version will be online by the end of December 2019 or early January 2020 at the latest.
Razer Gold: Fintech Solution for Emerging eSports Market
BitMovio has announced that it is in the process of finalizing partnership with Razer Gold, a fintech solution for the emerging eSports market by the eSports hardware and system provider Razer. This new partnership will introduce Razer’s community of over 80 million eSports fans to BitMovio, especially in the emerging market.
BitTorrent File System: Decentralized Cloud Storage
BitMovio is also in discussion to integrate with BitTorrent File System (BTFS)’s decentralized cloud storage protocol. It will also allow BitMovio to tap into the BTFS community of over 100 million users.
Recently Launched Usability Survey Campaign
BitMovio has recently launched a product usability survey campaign to continue to improve product usability and increase community adoption. Community members can directly provide feedback and suggestions to the platform’s developers. The first 1,000 respondents will receive 1,000 MoviBits as a token of appreciation. Respondents need to have an account registered on BitMovio to receive the reward.
Libra, China’s CBDC may test separation of money and state
Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital recently published its State of Crypto 2019 report, with a section of the publication giving an in-depth look into CBDCs, Libra, and the state of cryptocurrency usage in nation-states, retail, and institutional market segments. According to the report, crypto-assets are moving from the fringe to mainstream adoption across all three segments.
Digital assets have continued to resonate with Gen Z and millennial users (users between the ages of 18 and 34), and ~50% of those surveyed agree that most people will be using Bitcoin in the next 10 years. Since an estimated $15 trillion of wealth is expected to be transferred to younger generations by 2030, the report argued that this will make their investment preferences increasingly meaningful.
“~30% of individuals between 18 and 34 prefer to own $1000 of Bitcoin over government bonds.”
The report also showed that in the 12 months since June 2018, the number of full-time blockchain developers grew by over 13%. With regard to the push forward in institutional adoption this year, the report called the Libra project from Facebook, “the most radical development,” and stated that despite nascent institutional support for Bitcoin, there is huge potential for growth in both the retail and institutional segments.
Further, the report stated that financial institution distribution channels have the potential to enable access for “tens of millions of new Bitcoin users,” as well as mainstream adoption for the entire asset class.
“Five years ago, most [financial institutions] were dismissive of Bitcoin and blockchain – today it feels imprudent to not have a blockchain strategy. In many ways Bitcoin is increasingly viewed as a reputationally de-risked asset.”
The report also touched upon how central bank digital currencies were heavily explored by a number of nations, with a particular focus on China. According to the same, though CBDCs offer benefits to liquidity, central banks may use them to “surveil their citizens’ digital activities” and be able to trace financial transactions more efficiently, a development that would be “destructive to financial freedom and privacy.”
“The separation of money and state was tested by Libra and China’s digital currency plans. It remains unclear if CBDCs will function like cash or a bank account, but each model has widely different implications.”
Blockchain Capital also stated that digital cash would make it easier to export and drive adoption of domestic currencies abroad, potentially augmenting any nation’s influence on the global economy and international politics.