1. Blockchain key players to gather in Bloconomic Expo 2019
Bloconomic is back in 2019 with the biggest blockchain expo in Malaysia. In the mid of hot market investment and trade in Malaysia, Bloconomic Expo will make it hotter as they are bringing more investors from all over the world to Malaysia. Blocomomic 2019 discusses the real use cases and the future prospect of Blockchain in the new reality of blockchain landscape as well as addressing the opportunities and challenges ahead.
2. Indian Think Tank Launches Pilot to Issue Certificates on Blockchain
The Government of India has finally launched a solution to counter the issue of academic certificate counterfeit issue for a while. Niti Aayog, the policy think tank headed by the Government of India signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) agreement with Auxesis Group, an Indian blockchain infrastructure company in February last year.
3. Wipro Working With R3 On Blockchain Solution for Interbank Settlements in Thailand
It seems that Indian IT companies have found a new tryst with blockchain technology. After TCS now Wipro is also working on blockchain-based projects that can help in generating new income streams for it. Announcing such a project the company said today that it has developed a blockchain-based solution in partnership with R3 that can be used for digital currency transactions between the banks of Thailand.
4. Facebook Crypto Ad Ban: Platform Loosens Restriction on Crypto Ads
According to CNBC, Facebook said on Wednesday that it will loosen its ban on cryptocurrency advertising on its platform. The result will allow businesses related to crypto and blockchain to promote their projects on the social network. The Facebook crypto ad ban first came into effect in January 2018.
5. Pepsi Blockchain Trial a Success: Company Plans to Conduct More Soon
On Monday, May 6, media agency Mindshare said a Pepsi blockchain trial has been carried out and that it brought a 28% boost in supply chain efficiency. At the time of writing, PEP stock is down less than 1%.