Commerzbank, Other Banks Join UBS and IBM Trade Finance Blockchain

  • NEW YORK — Commerzbank AG, Bank of Montreal, Erste Group Bank AG and CaixaBank SA have joined an initiative launched by UBS Group AG and IBM Corp aimed at building blockchain-based technology to support trade finance transactions.
  • The platform called Batavia would help banks and their clients automate the trade finance process, which remains highly manual and paper-based, the participating companies said on Wednesday.
  • In trade finance, banks provide funding and other services to importers and exporters to facilitate commerce.
  • Among other things Batavia will allow parties to track a transaction from when a shipment leaves a port to when it reaches its destination.
  • Over the past few years, banks have been investing millions of dollars in adapting the technology to run some of their data heavy and complex processes.

Commerzbank AG, Bank of Montreal, Erste Group Bank AG and CaixaBank SA have joined an initiative launched by UBS Group AG and IBM Corp aimed at building blockchain-based technology to support trade finance transactions.
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Zonto

Independent sources estimate ICO ZONTO highly rated -

  • ZONTO is a complex of software products, solutions, services and technologies aggregated in a single platform.
  • ZONTO system has several functional modules inside, which are collaborating with each other.
  • Synergistic effect gained through the ZONTO modules collaboration produces signfiicant benefits to the all participants using ZONTO as the  means of communication, business, entertainment or purchases.
  • The goal of ZONTO developer was to create a scalable, flexible, continuously evolving and self-learning system using blockchain technology.
  • ZONTO has collected $ 247,000 in the pre-sale on 28th August 2017.

Zonto ICO rating (4.2 out of 5) and credibility, team, presentation, tokens and financial data – The digital ecosystem of the future. A single tool for interacting in various sphere of usage.
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First Blockchain Online Course for CTOs Launched Says B9lab

  • First Blockchain Online Course for CTOs Launched Says B9lab
  • LONDON, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — B9lab today announced the first ever comprehensive online course for CTOs covering blockchain technology and decentralised infrastructure, available worldwide. “
  • Conducted online, the course teaches participants about the theory behind blockchain and introduces many different protocols for public as well as private blockchain networks.
  • The CTO course is the newest addition since the successful Ethereum Developer course.
  • B9lab created the in depth course in response to requests for a technical course for non-programmers. “

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — B9lab today announced the first ever comprehensive online course for CTOs covering blockchain technology and decentralised infrastructure, available worldwide. “Blockchain has the potential to change the way companies, customers and authorities interact in
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How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer

How #blockchain can create the worlds biggest supercomputer

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As our desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc. stand idly by for a huge portion of the day, the need for computing resources is growing at a fast pace. Large IoT ecosystems, machine learning and deep learning algorithms and other sophisticated solutions being deployed in every domain and industry are raising the demand for stronger cloud servers and more bandwidth to address the minute needs of enterprises and businesses. Blockchain, the distributed ledger that’s gaining traction across various domains, might have the answer to the dilemma by providing a platform that enables participants to lend and borrow computing resources — and make money in the process. “There is a growing demand for computing power from industries and scientific communities to run large applications and process huge volumes of data,” says Gilles Fedak, co-founder of iEx.ec, a distributed cloud computing platform.
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First Ethereum Developers Certified on the Blockchain Says B9lab

  • First Ethereum Developers Certified on the Blockchain Says B9lab
  • B9lab company information: B9lab provides training, advisory and research services on blockchain and decentralised applications.
  • First successful graduates of B9lab Ethereum Developers Course now have certificates available for verification on the Blockchain.
  • Conducted online, the course teaches software engineers the basics of blockchain technology as well as languages and tools required to build decentralised applications on the Ethereum platform.
  • Support is provided real time by course directors, who have been part of the blockchain community from the beginning and witnessed the technology evolve.

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —  B9lab today announced its first graduates of the Ethereum Developers Course are now registered on the Ethereum blockchain.  “We’re preparing participants to go straight into building DApps for some of the most demanding clients in the world,” says
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What Is Blockchain, And Why Should You Care?

  • Forde suggested that Hillary Clinton’s recent policy goals for technology and innovation and the use of blockchain government applications is a “positive step forward” in achieving its goals.
  • Benzinga does not provide investment advice.
  • According to Brian Forde, the director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, governments need to fully understand the impact of blockchain-based applications and understand how the technology might be used to increase trust.
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  • Bitcoin is considered to be the first technology to use the blockchain, as every transaction is recorded and made public.

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What Is Blockchain, And Why Should You Care?