Welcome! This is the first School of Block newsletter. Every week, we will include content that is worth your while and news about what in happing in the blockchain space. We hope you enjoy it!
Honeywell Aerospace creates multi-million dollar online parts marketplace with Hyperledger Fabric: https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2019/11/13/honeywell-aerospace-creates-multi-million-dollar-online-parts-marketplace-with-hyperledger-fabric (case study is linked from the article)
Ethereum, which has tens of thousands of developers working in the ecosystem, is about to undergo the much awaited Istanbul hardfork. What does that mean for the community? https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/11/20/ethereum-istanbul-upgrade-announcement/
If you are interested in what features will be included the upcoming part 1 of the Instambul fork, check out the related Ethereum Wiki page: https://eth.wiki/en/roadmap/istanbul
Walmart is transitioning to use more and more blockchain technologies, both internally and in collaboration with their vendors. Here is their latest press release from November 14th about launching the world’s largest full production blockchain solution for industrial applications: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/walmart-canada-and-dlt-labs-tm-launch-world-s-largest-full-production-blockchain-solution-for-industrial-application-857165201.html
If you haven’t listened to the latest podcast (from August) from Software Engineering Daily - Blockchain where they interview Andreas Antonopolous, we highly recommend checking it out: https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2019/08/16/bitcoin-ecosystem-with-andreas-antonopoulos/
In political news: the United States government has been really ramping up their research and development of blockchain technologies over the last year. We see them taking it just as seriously as they did when they started heavily investing in AI over the last decade or so. Is this good news for the future of blockchain? Yes, for overall adoption. Maybe, for a truly decentralized future. https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44935218
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School of Block Team