Bi-Weekly Blockchain News

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Bi-Weekly Blockchain News 11/6/19-11/9/19

Eight articles on blockchain, two articles on cloud storage, and three articles that mention data integrity, published between November 6, 2019, and November 9, 2019, have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. 


  • DBS, Trafigura Start Blockchain Trade Platform in Singapore — DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia and Swiss commodities trader Trafigura have rolled out a trading platform in Singapore that uses blockchain technology to reduce paperwork and improve trade flows.
  • Andreessen Horowitz Invests In Blockchain-Based Online Data Startup — Arweave completed a $5 million funding round, executed by selling its native cryptocurrency, for its permanent data storage blockchain solution.
  • U.S. Congressman Calls for Adoption of Blockchain After China Makes Moves — Warren Davidson, a US Congressman from Ohio, called on US regulators to adopt favorable blockchain policies in a reaction to China voicing support for the technology.
  • Blockchain in Energy Market to grow at 78.32% CAGR during 2018-2023 — The market for blockchain-based energy solutions is projected to grow to $7.11 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 78.32%.
  • What the bitcoin job market looks like in 2019 (and beyond) — The number of cryptocurrency and blockchain jobs are continuing to increase steadily, rising by 26% in 2019, according to Indeed.
  • Tech investing pioneer Hutchins bets on blockchain — Glenn Hutchins, founder of Silver Lake Partners and one of the early investors in technology companies who started investing in them in the mid-1990s, is now expressing the same level of enthusiasm for the future of blockchain technology.
  • The UN is accusing North Korea of laundering money through a blockchain firm — A quarterly report from the United Nations’ (UN) Security Council Sanctions Committee accused North Korea of setting up a blockchain company, Marine China, to launder money earned from cybersecurity attacks.
  • Shanghai Enters Blockchain Alliance as China Urges Industry Transformation — The government of Shanghai and representatives of 6 bank branches in the city have signed an E-port blockchain alliance to increase the use of blockchain technology in international trade.

Cloud Storage

  • Looking to the ‘HyPE’ of cloud storage: How HPE is looking to help with hybrid cloud — Hewlett Packard Enterprise is looking to offer an enterprise hybrid cloud solution to capture the growing enterprise cloud market.
  • Google and AES Announce Cloud-Based Partnership for Clean Energy — AES Corporation and Google Cloud signed a 10-year strategic partnership to modernize the electric grid in Latin America and introduce clean energy to more households.

Data Integrity

  • FDA Warns Chinese Drugmaker Over GMP, Data Integrity Violations — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month warned Chinese pharmaceutical company Bingbing Pharmaceutical about certain data integrity issues arising from the company losing some of its records after moving to a new location.
  • Talend Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results — Talend, a "global leader" in cloud data integrity posted record quarterly revenue and revenue growth of 24% year-over-year.
  • Blockchain trade boosts 'data integrity' in Black Sea wheat: Cerealia — Swiss startup Cerealia stated that its blockchain trading platform helped to significantly increase data integrity in a Black Sea wheat trade that was executed using its technology.