Bi-Weekly Blockchain - 11/9/19-11/12/19

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Bi-Weekly Blockchain - 11/9/19-11/12/19

Seven articles on blockchain, and four articles on cloud storage, published between November 9, 2019, and November 12, 2019, have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. No articles that mention "data integrity" in the context of cybersecurity were published during this period.

Blockchain

  • Tunisia Announces it Will Launch Blockchain-Based Digital Dinar — Tunisia's central bank is preparing to create its own cryptocurrency, backed by paper currency.
  • Canada’s First Legally-Delivered USD Stablecoin Launched by Blockchain Venture Capital — Blockchain Venture Capital Inc. has launched CUSD, a cryptocurrency pegged to the value of the US dollar, that is compliant with all Canadian federal regulations that relate to the transmission of virtual money.
  • MAS, Temasek, JPMorgan develop blockchain prototype for multi-currency payments — The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), JPMorgan and Temasek have created a prototype that uses blockchain technology to enable payments in multiple currencies on the same network.
  • Bitcoin Presented as ‘First Successful Application of Blockchain’ to 1.4 Billion People — China's official state news agency, Xinhua, published a front-page article on Bitcoin titled: "Bitcoin: The First Successful Application of Blockchain Technology". The article shines a positive light on the world's first cryptocurrency.
  • UPS And HerdX Deliver Blockchain-Verified Beef From U.S. To Japan — UPS announced that it delivered the first batch of blockchain-verified beef from Kansas to Japan, tracking the shipment’s temperature from origin to destination.
  • Blockchain Spending in China to Exceed $2 billion by 2023 — China's spending on blockchain technology is expected to exceed $2 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 65.7%, according to market intelligence firm IDC.
  • Unilever, O2 and Sky among brands joining Jicwebs blockchain pilot — Unilever, O2, Sky and several other companies have joined Jicwebs’ pilot program that aims to improve trust and transparency in digital advertising by using blockchain technology.

Data Storage

  • Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension — Google signed a cloud computing deal with its biggest healthcare customer yet, Ascension, saying that it aims to differentiate itself from competitors in the cloud storage space by offering superior high-margin AI tools.
  • Marvelous rise of Cloud Storage Gateways Market with a CAGR of +31% — The Cloud Storage Gateways market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31% from 2019 to 2025.
  • Cloud storage firm nears West Loop HQ move, expansion — A Chicago cloud storage company, IManage, is planning to add 50 jobs and move to a bigger office in the West Loop next year.
  • Cloud Backup Provider Carbonite to Be Acquired for $1.4 Billion — Carbonite, a provider of cloud backup and cybersecurity software, has agreed to a $1.42 billion acquisition offer by OpenText.
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