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(5.4.18) GCN: Bringing blockchain as a service to government

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

With the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program recently reaching 100 authorizations of cloud service offerings, cloud services are increasingly central to IT operations at most government agencies. And while interest in blockchain technology isn’t expected to produce large returns for government until 2025, according to Gartner, work is already underway to add blockchain-as-a-service capabilities into the cloud marketplace.

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(5.2.18) CoinDesk: BMW, Ford, GM: World’s Largest Automakers Form Blockchain Coalition

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Four of the world’s largest carmakers have joined tech providers and startups to form the biggest-ever consortium focused on applying blockchain tech in the automotive sector.

Announced Tuesday, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) has revealed founding members including BMW, Ford, General Motors and Renault. Also present among the ranks are the car-parts manufacturers Bosch and ZF as well as major companies (Accenture, IBM) and blockchain industry groups (Consensys, Hyperledger).

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(5.2.18) TechCrunch: BMW, GM, Ford and Renault launch blockchain research group for automotive industry

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Car makers BMW,  General Motors, Ford and Renault  are the big names behind a new group announced today to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.

MOBI — the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative — launches today with over 30 founding members that also include Bosch, Blockchain at Berkeley, Hyperledger, Fetch.ai, IBM and IOTA. The group has a fairly broad goal of making transportation “safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible using blockchain technology.”

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(4.27.18) TechTarget: AWS blockchain template a response to market demand

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AWS has made its first true foray into blockchain technology.

AWS Blockchain Templates configure the necessary resources to underpin applications for distributed ledgers or cryptocurrency networks. They represent a tepid first stab at making it easier to build these applications on its platform, and come just months after CEO Andy Jassy expressed trepidation about the practical applications of blockchain.

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(4.20.18) CoinDesk: AWS Is Making It Easier to Use Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, has unveiled a new service for launching out-of-the-box blockchain networks for the ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric protocols.

In a blog post published on Wednesday, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote that the newly available “templates” allow clients to “launch an ethereum (either public or private) or Hyperledger Fabric (private) network in a matter of minutes and with just a few clicks.”

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