Hi Constellation Community,

Welcome to the first edition of the Constellation Industry News Update. In this weekly series, we’ll be updating you with current news and stories  related to blockchain and DLT from around the web. Read on for more…

Tech News

MDW Blockchain Platform Announces AI Algorithm Marketplace at RSNA 2018 –  The medical imaging blockchain platform is an artificial intelligence (AI) marketplace that enables radiologists to preview and purchase verifiable algorithms to enhance their practices. The marketplace is envisioned to be a sort of an app store for algorithms.

New Blockchain Platform for Autonomous Vehicles – The blockchain is called Blocklet for Trusted Vehicle Operations and comes from U.S. Company Filament. The technology is described as the first end-to-end automotive blockchain platform.

7 Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google Staffers That Went Full Crypto – Blockchains are now sucking in top-tier Silicon Valley tech talent faster than any boom since the Internet.

Blockchain Startup Modex Launches New Platform for Developers – The launch of a pack of free tools is designed to provide easier access to developers to blockchain technology. The program rewards the first 1,000 developers that join the platform with a total of 1,000.000 free tokens, while the best programmers could be given the opportunity to join the team. 

Crypto News

Ohio First State to Accept Bitcoin: Calling Crypto Secure, Transparent, and Low Cost – Beginning Nov. 26, Ohio will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for twenty-three kinds of business taxes. The state will become the first in the United States–and one of the first governments in the world–to accept cryptocurrency. 

Crypto Market Adds $12 Billion in Sizable Recovery; Major Assets Surge 10% – The valuation of the crypto market increased from $115 billion to $127 billion as Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and many other cryptocurrencies recorded gains in the range of 6 to 12 percent.

Investor News

Crypto and Blockchain Venture Capital Investment Skyrockets – VC investments have surged 316% from a total of $900 million in 2017 to over $3.85 billion in 2018.

Binance CFO: Two Major Catalysts Can Boost Bitcoin and Drive Adoption of Crypto – One is the ease of purchasing cryptocurrency, and the other is the need for more high-quality projects in the ecosystem.

Beyond Price: Why We Need a Better Way to Value Crypto Assets – The most commonly cited number for comparing the worth of different crypto projects is market capitalization. It is an extremely flawed metric. Critics note that poor liquidity, combined with lax rules at many exchanges, let founders and large holders easily manipulate market cap quotes at sites such as CoinMarketCap making for all sorts of abuses during the ICO mania of last year.

Use Cases

Automakers Embrace Blockchain Technology to Prepare for Future Mobility Market – The automotive blockchain market is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 65.80% starting in 2018 to reach US$1.57 billion in 2026.

Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize the Gaming Industry – Blockchain will give in-game assets more value, and the games will be able to transfer items to each other serving as an incentive for players.

Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems – Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, according to a recent study by CB Insights.

Bosch India Strengthens Smart Solutions Portfolio – Bosch is turning itself into an innovation hub for the world by developing solutions based on AI, Blockchain, sensors and other futuristic technologies to build sustainable ecosystems across industries for the future.

Boeing Launches Blockchain, AI Drone Venture – SkyGrid will develop software for “aerial urban mobility” for autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles. A blockchain will be used to store flight and unmanned air vehicle data.

Automotive Cybersecurity: Partnerships, Blockchain & Securing Mobility – Arilou, Apline, Filament made news this week in Automotive Cybersecurity and Mobility. Filament, provider of blockchain solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and the enterprise, announced its next-generation blockchain technology designed to facilitate data transactions on industrial and enterprise machines and sensors. 

Around The Web

‘Mafia’s Banker’ Creates An Elite Members’ Club – Via Blockchain –  Home Noir brings private members clubs into the 21st century using blockchain technology. The mostly online community sees itself as a home for those in the blockchain industry while also encouraging innovation and investment.

Yahoo Partners with Crypto Gameshow to Bring Blockchain to the Masses -The Contentos team believes that facilitating a high energy game show centered around the education of blockchain technology will attract a new demographic of enthusiasts, which will be a step forward towards mainstream adoption.


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The Constellation Team