Category: BaaS

Legal & General Partners With Amazon to Use Blockchain for Pension Deals

Online retail giant Amazon has partnered with United Kingdom-based insurance agency Legal & General to create a blockchain system for managing corporate pension deals, according to a report by Reuters on June 11. Legal & General will reportedly make use of the Amazon Managed Blockchain for its bulk annuity transactions, […]

Report: Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Has Applied for Over 200 Blockchain Patents

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has applied for over 200 blockchain patents, according to a report by Securities Daily News on May 20. The report also notes that major e-commerce competitor Alibaba has applied for 262 blockchain patents, and Chinese internet titans Tencent and Baidu have applied for 80 and 50 […]

Blockchain Firm Raises $6 Mln From Major Energy Companies, Saudi Aramco Subsidiary

American blockchain startup Data Gumbo Corp. has raised $6 million from major energy companies, including the venture wing of Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco. The news was published by energy-focused news outlet Worldoil on May 8. In a Series A equity funding round, Data Gumbo […]

dApps for Business Ecosystems Now Made Easy by Squeezer.io

Businesses all over the world are turning towards decentralized ledger technology, such as blockchain. They are increasingly finding the efficiency of the technology outweighing the cost of investment. Even then, with massive benefits that blockchain offers, there are issues that many organizations find too much of a bother. Squeezer.io, is […]

Starbucks Working With Microsoft for Blockchain-Based Coffee Tracking Platform

United States-based coffee chain Starbucks will implement tech giant Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Service to track coffee production, tech news site GeekWire reports on May 6. Starbucks first announced its “bean to cup” initiative in 2018, stating that it would work with farmers in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Rwanda to pilot […]

Chinese Regulator Approves First 197 Blockchain Firms, Including Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu

China’s cyberspace administration has released the first list — 197 companies long — of registered blockchain service providers, according to their March 30 notice. Chinese initiatives by internet giants such as Baidu Blockchain Engine, Alibaba Cloud Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), Tencent BaaS (TBaaS) and the BaaS platform owned by e-commerce giant JD.com […]

South Korea’s Biggest Telecoms Provider to Launch Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

KT Corp., South Korea’s behemoth telecom company, is preparing to roll out a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) in March of this year. Much like many other BaaS platforms, it will reduce entry barriers into the industry and foster an innovative ecosystem. This according to a report from inews24, February 21, 2019. Blockchain-in-a-Box […]

Korean Telecom Giant KT to Launch Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform in March: Report

South Korea’s largest telephone company, KT Corporation, plans to launch a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform next month, local news outlet iNews24 reported on Feb. 21. KT reportedly revealed the concept to interested business clients at a presentation this week. The firm says it wants to increase the accessibility of blockchain technology […]