The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia recently announced the formation of a data consortium that comes in partnership with IBM and the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills – which will mainly focus on building a groundbreaking and large-scale, cross-industry blockchain platform to help Australian businesses collaborate and do business within.
Dubbed ‘the Australian National Blockchain (ANB)’, this platform is now being prepared. The early phase already introduced businesses to the game-changing infrastructure and helped them make use of the legally-enforceable smart contracts and exchange data, as well as to confirm the status and originality of legal contracts.
The ANB aims to permit Australian businesses to electronically manage the lifecycle of a smart contract – right from its negotiation through to its execution phase – with complete transparency and trustless, permission-based access among the parties on the platform.
To sum it up, ANB will let Australian Businesses gain the ability to use smart contracts and trigger business events and processes using preset milestones. The SLC provided by ANB will record information from external data sources such as IoT devices which will be able to self-execute once conditions are met.
The vice president and partner of the Cognitive Process Transformation at IBM Global Business Services, Paul Hutchison, commented the platform ahead of its pilot, stating:
“IBM Blockchain and the IBM Cloud provide the highest level of security to support even highly regulated industries such as healthcare and government, and IBM has extensive experience building blockchain networks and convening large consortia focused around solving important business problems. Blockchain will be to transactions what the internet was to communication – what starts as a tool for sharing information becomes transformational once adoption is widespread. The ANB could be that inflection point for commercial blockchain, spurring innovation and economic development throughout Australia.”
Meanwhile, IBM’s we.trade blockchain platform for finance recorded its first live trades in July 2018 – after more than a year spent in development.
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"We let the market drive the expansion and selection of the network incrementally. We are really feeling excited that we are on a roll to build something new and revolutionary that's really going to change the landscape of cross-border payments."The reports also show that the Blockchain World Wire provides support for about 50 currencies currently, for payments in about 72 countries around the world. This method makes possible for taking out the intermediary between legacy bank settlement systems with the help of the XLM token because of its immutability and its efficiency as a decent settlement instrument between institutional players. Lund further emphasized in an interview about IBM’s issuance of the settlement asset:
“Our view for stablecoins is really that they should be more broadly accessible and what World Wire seeks to do is to provide fungibility of digital assets across financial institutions.”
Korean IT Conglomerate Kakao Integrates Crypto Wallet For 44 Million Local Users
“Following the integration of Blockchain Keystore on Samsung, the integration of a crypto wallet by Kakao, which is used by the majority of messaging app users in the nation, is expected to expand blockchain services and usage.”Kakao is estimated to have raised about $90 million for its blockchain network Klatyn development and the integration of the crypto wallet is another way to expand and introduce the network to the public. The executives from the industry said that Kakao Talk will be ‘’used as a crypto wallet’’ and will enable users to run multiple blockchain applications but to also send, receive and store cryptocurrencies. One of the executives said:
“Kakao needs a cryptocurrency wallet for users of Klaytn and the best way to roll out the service is to integrate a crypto wallet into KakaoTalk, which over 80 percent of the population of South Korea use to communicate.’’Issuing a public promotion by Kakao is really important for further mainstream adoption. With Samsung and Kakao issuing their own wallets, Korea is among the top countries that will easily make a DLT disruption. If Kakao moves ahead with its plans to integrate the crypto wallet in a messaging app that nearly 10 million users use it in South Korea alone, the most used device in Samsung Galaxy S10 and the messaging app will have native support for crypto. There still hasn’t been an official confirmation from any representative at KakaoTalk. Currently, the sentiment for launching a crypto wallet by Kakao is positive and local investors show optimism for initiatives of this kind that will hopefully lead the country to be the leader of blockchain and crypto development.
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